First Quantum fourth-quarter earnings fall on metal prices

Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:14pm EST

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Feb 20 (Reuters) - Canadian base metal miner First Quantum Minerals Ltd reported lower fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday due to weaker metals prices.

The company, which mines copper, nickel and gold, said net earnings fell to $131.3 million, or 22 cents a share, in the three months through December from $186.7 million, or 39 cents, a year earlier.

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