BRIEF-Matrrix Energy Q4 loss per share C$0.03
* Matrrix energy technologies inc - all figures in C$ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
* Q1 loss $0.02 a shr vs est loss of $0.13 a shr
* Q1 sales $432.7 mln vs est $412.8
* Sees Q2 EPS in low single digits
* Sees Q2 sales decline in high single digits
* Shares rise 3 pct post market
March 11 Apparel retailer Quiksilver Inc ZQK.N posted an narrower-than-expected first-quarter loss, helped by lower expenses, and forecast a profit in low single digits per share for the second quarter.
The retailer, which makes surf-inspired apparel, posted a net loss attributable to the company of $5.3 million, or 4 cents a share, compared with $194.4 million, or $1.53 a share, a year ago.
Excluding items, the company posted a loss of 2 cents a share, according to according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Revenue fell 2 percent to $432.7 million.
Analysts on average were expecting a loss of 13 cents a share, before items, on revenue of $412.8 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Selling, general and administrative expenses at Quiksilver fell 2 percent to $203.1 million.
The Huntington Beach, California-based company said second-quarter revenue would decline in the high single-digits on a percentage basis and forecast earnings per share in low-single-digits for the period.
Quiksilver shares closed at $3.11 Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Vidya Lakshmi in Bangalore; Editing by Jarshad Kakkrakandy)
LIMA, March 22 Brazilian group Votorantim has halted operations at its zinc smelter Cajamarquilla in Peru after floods and mudslides disrupted transport and restricted the availability of running water in the Andean country.