SunPower posts smaller loss on cost cuts

Thu Nov 1, 2012 4:17pm EDT

Nov 1 (Reuters) - U.S. solar company SunPower Corp reported a decline in quarterly loss as it generated more revenue from North America and cut panel costs.

The company, which is majority owned by France's Total SA , lost $48.5 million, or 41 cents per share, in the third quarter. SunPower had a loss of $370.8 million, or $3.77 per share, a year earlier.

Revenue from North America rose 36 percent.

Total Revenue fell 8 percent to $648.9 million and selling costs declined 10 percent.

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