TAMPA, Fla. — Tanker carrier Quality Distribution Inc. said Wednesday its fourth-quarter earnings fell on lower sales and one-time expenses.
The company said it earned $4.6 million, or 21 cents per share, compared with $13 million, or 66 cents per share, a year earlier.
As it did when it released preliminary results on Feb. 9, the company said it would have earned a penny per share without some items, including refinancing and restructuring costs and a gain on the sale of some assets.
Revenue fell 10 percent to $151.3 million compared with $168.1 million a year earlier.
On average, analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters forecast a quarterly loss of 4 cents per share and revenue of $140.3 million.
For the full year the company lost $180.5 million, or $9.28 per share, compared with profit of $12.1 million, or 62 cents per share, in 2008. Revenue fell 25 percent to $613.6 million from $815.3 million.
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