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Scorpio Bulkers: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

MONACO (AP) _ Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (SALT) on Monday reported a loss of $3.5 million in its first quarter.

The company said it had a loss of 5 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 6 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 18 cents per share.

The dry bulk ocean shipper posted revenue of $50.4 million in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $52.1 million.

The company's shares closed at $4.75. A year ago, they were trading at $7.70.

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