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Carbo Ceramics: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

HOUSTON (AP) _ Carbo Ceramics Inc. (CRR) on Thursday reported a loss of $20 million in its first quarter.

The Houston-based company said it had a loss of 73 cents per share.

The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 55 cents per share.

The maker of material used to boost the output of oil and natural gas wells posted revenue of $47.5 million in the period.

The company's shares closed at $3.33. A year ago, they were trading at $7.96.

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