NEW YORK, Aug. 8 – Exelixis on Wednesday reported a second-quarter net loss of $23.7 million, or 30 cents per share, compared with $11.0 million, or 16 cents per share, during the comparable period last year despite posting a 54 percent surge in total revenue.

Wall Street had predicted a net loss of 31 cents per share, according to a poll of six brokers conducted by First Call/Thomson Financial.

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