July 26 (Reuters) - NextEra Energy Inc, the largest renewable power company in the United States, posted a 5 percent increase in quarterly profit as usage at its main unit rose and costs fell.
Second-quarter profit rose to $607 million, or $1.45 per share, from $580 million, or $1.38 per share, a year earlier.
Excluding items, it earned $1.26 per share. Analysts on an average were expecting $1.16, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Operating revenue at the Juno Beach, Florida-based company fell 7 percent to $3.67 billion, compared with analysts’ expectation of $3.92 billion. Costs dipped 13 percent to $2.65 billion.
Underlying usage at its unit, Florida Power & Light Co, grew 1.7 percent, NextEra said.