Mark Lucas, president and CEO of Imation.
Jerry Holt, Star Tribune
Imation's quarterly loss is much deeper than expected
- Article by: Steve Alexander
- Star Tribune
- May 1, 2013 - 8:43 PM
Imation Corp. lost $21.1 million, or 52 cents a share, in the first quarter, a substantially bigger loss than Wall Street had been expecting.
Imation has, through acquisitions, divestitures and new products, been trying to transform itself into a data storage and data security firm.
“Though we are making good progress, we are not yet where we need to be long-term, and more work remains,” said Imation CEO Mark Lucas in a statement.
Lucas told analysts in a conference call: “Our cost-reduction program is working and further reductions are expected to be realized in the quarters ahead.”
The adjusted loss was 39 cents a share, while Wall Street had been expecting a loss of only 22 cents a share.
Imation’s first-quarter revenue of $224.4 million was well below Wall Street analysts’ estimate of $264 million.
The company’s loss deepened and its revenue declined from a year ago, when Imation lost $12.2 million, or 33 cents a share, on revenue of $263.3 million.
Imation shares closed down 2.45 percent, or 9 cents, to $3.59.
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