Jul. 4, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Huadian Energy Co Ltd<600726
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Losses per share were estimated at RMB 0.16 in the period, said the company in a statement filed with the Shanghai Stock Exchange
The power company attributed the widened loss to high coal prices and low utilization hours of its generators.
In the first quarter of this year, the company booked a loss of RMB 81.67 million, 58.50% more than in the same period of last year. The firm's core business revenue rose 17.89% YoY to RMB 2.76 billion in the quarter.