Valeant to pay down $200 million in debt — 4 insights

Valeant will pay down $200 million of its senior secured term loans via cash on hand.

Here's what you should know:

1. After Valeant repays the debt next week, the company will have reduced its debt by more than $6.7 billion since the end of the first quarter of 2016.

2. Valeant still has approximately $25.5 billion in debt.

3. CEO Joseph Papa said, "We are able to further reduce our debt due to strong operational cash flow. Though we remain focused on reducing debt, we are also continuing to invest in our core businesses where we can both drive growth and make an impact on patients globally."

4. Valeant's shares opened at $19.62 on Jan. 26, they peaked at $20.17 at 10 a.m. EST and were trading at $19.38 as of 1 p.m. EST.

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