Goodyear posts quarterly loss

Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:50am EDT

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. company logo is seen in Westminster, Colorado August 27, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. company logo is seen in Westminster, Colorado August 27, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking

(Reuters) - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (GT.O) reported a quarterly loss compared with a profit a year earlier as it booked a one-time charge related to a drop in the value of the Venezuelan bolivar.

The net loss available to shareholders was $58 million, or 23 cents per share, for the first quarter ended March 31, compared with net income of $26 million, or 10 cents per share, a year ago.

Goodyear said it recorded a $132 million after-tax foreign exchange charge in Venezuela in the quarter.

Revenue fell 8 percent to $4.5 billion.

(Reporting by Mridhula Raghavan in Bangalore; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)