SunPower fourth-quarter net loss widens

LOS ANGELES Thu Feb 7, 2013 4:20pm EST

LOS ANGELES Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S. solar company SunPower Corp reported a wider fourth-quarter net loss after taking charges for restructuring its business.

The company's fourth-quarter net loss was $144.8 million, or $1.22 per share, compared with a net loss of $93 million, or 94 cents per share, a year ago.

Excluding items, the company earned 18 cents a share.

Revenue was $678.5 million, up from $625.3 million a year ago.

SunPower is majority-owned by Total SA.