Plug Power reports 4Q loss

LATHAM, N.Y. (AP) _ Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) on Wednesday reported a loss of $19.4 million in its fourth quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Latham, New York-based company said it had a loss of 9 cents.

The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 7 cents per share.

The alternative energy company posted revenue of $31.9 million in the period.

For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $127.1 million, or 60 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $103.3 million.

The company's shares closed at $1.88. A year ago, they were trading at $1.05.

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