OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) on Thursday reported a loss of $921 million in its first quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Oklahoma City-based company said it had a loss of $1.44. Losses, adjusted for asset impairment costs and non-recurring costs, came to 10 cents per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 11 cents per share.
The natural gas company posted revenue of $993 million in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $920.8 million.
Chesapeake shares have risen 26 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat. The stock has decreased 66 percent in the last 12 months.
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