April 28, 2011 / 12:07 PM / in 7 years

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Imax posts Q1 loss; expands credit facility

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April 28 (Reuters) - Canadian big-screen movie company Imax Corp posted a first-quarter loss, hurt mainly by lower box office collections on a lack of blockbuster films.

The Toronto-based company posted a loss of $1 million, or 2 cents a share -- its first after seven quarter. It had posted a profit of $26.5 million, or 42 cents a share, a year ago on the back the release of “Avatar.”

Revenue in the quarter fell to $45.2 million from $72.8 million.

Excluding one-time items, earnings fell to $2.5 million, or 4 cents a share, from $35.3 million, or 53 cents a share.

That compared to an average expectation among 16 analysts polled by Reuters for earnings of 11 cents a share on revenue of $50.5 million.

The company also said it would expand its senior secured credit facility to up to $110 million, replacing its previous $75 million facility.

Shares of the company closed at C$30.76 on the Toronto Stock Exchange and at $32.3 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. (Reporting by Maneesha Tiwari in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das)

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