February 16, 2017 / 12:21 PM / a year ago

Power company Duke Energy posts quarterly loss

(Reuters) - Duke Energy Corp (DUK.N), the biggest U.S. power company by generation capacity, posted a quarterly loss, stemming from the sale of its international business last year.

Net loss attributable to the Duke Energy was $227 million, or 33 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a profit of $477 million, or 69 cents per share, a year earlier.

    Duke completed the exit of its international businesses in October in deals valued at $2.4 billion, to focus on its U.S. operations. (reut.rs/2lSe3I7)

    Reporting by Vishaka George in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta

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