* Q1 Loss $0.25/shr
* Says working on increasing production capacity
(All figures in U.S. dollars, unless noted)
TORONTO, May 19 (Reuters) - Katanga Mining Ltd KAT.TO posted a first-quarter loss on Tuesday, as it continues to work on ramping-up production and lowering costs.
The copper and cobalt miner, which operates a major mine complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reported a net loss of $52 million, or 25 cents a share.
The company posted a year-ago loss of $17.4 million, or 10 cents a share, according to a prior statement. ($1= $1.16 Canadian) (Reporting by Euan Rocha, editing by Dave Zimmerman)