VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. topped expectations in its first-quarter even as its profit fell compared with a year ago due to lower commodity prices and higher operating costs.
The miner says it earned a profit attributable to shareholders of $630 million or $1.10 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31.
That compared with a profit of $759 million or $1.30 per diluted share a year ago.
Revenue in the quarter totalled nearly $3.11 billion, up from $3.09 billion.
On an adjusted basis, Teck says it earned $568 million or 99 cents per diluted share, down from an adjusted profit of $753 million or $1.29 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.
Analysts on average had expected a profit of 95 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.
Companies in this story: (TSX:TECK.B)
The Canadian Press