Electrolux says to make Q1 operating loss

STOCKHOLM, April 1 Tue Apr 1, 2008 10:10am EDT

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STOCKHOLM, April 1 (Reuters) - World number two home appliances maker Electrolux (ELUXb.ST) said on Tuesday it would make an operating loss in the first quarter, but stood by its full-year 2008 forecast of earnings in line with last year.

"As a consequence of the initially weak trend of the markets in North America and Europe as well as a number of negative non-recurring items, as previously announced, we expect that operating income for the first quarter of 2008 will be somewhat negative," the firm said in a statement.

(Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom)

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