* Q2 EPS $0.16 /shr vs est $0.14
* Q2 oper rev falls 7 pct at $785.4 mln
Aug 2 Power utility company NV Energy Inc
NVE.N posted better-than-expected second-quarter profit,
helped mainly by lower operating expenses.
The company, which provides electricity to Las Vegas,
posted a consolidated net profit of $36.9 million, or 16 cent a
share, compared with $18.4 million, or 8 cents a share, in the
Operating revenue fell 7 percent to $785.4 million.
Operating expenses declined 11 percent to $660.6 million,
helped by lower fuel cost.
Analysts on average expected the company to earn 14 cents a
share, on revenue of $802.2 million, according to Thomson
Shares of the company were up 1 percent at $12.84 in Monday
morning trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Vinay Sarawagi in Bangalore; Editing by