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RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) reported a wider-than-expected first-quarter loss.

RadioShack posted a quarterly net loss of $98.3 million, or $0.97 per share, versus s year-ago loss of $28 million, or $0.28 per share.

Its sales declined to $736.7 million from $848.4 million, while comparable store sales dropped 14%. However, analysts were expecting a loss of $0.52 per share on sales of $767 million.

Its operating loss widened to $81.0 million from $10.3 million last year, while consolidated gross profit fell to $268.7 million from $340.9 million.

In fiscal 2015, RadioShack closed 22 stores and projects to close up to 200 stores.

The company's press release offered the following comment from Joseph C. Magnacca, chief executive officer:

"Overall, our first quarter performance was challenged by an industry-wide decline in consumer electronics and a soft mobility market which impacted traffic trends throughout the quarter.”

RadioShack shares gained 4.76% to close at $1.54 yesterday.

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