* Q4 EPS $0.28 vs loss/shr $0.04 yr-ago
* Q4 revenue $381.7 mln vs 408.4 mln (Figures in U.S. dollars)
Jan 28 (Reuters) - Canada’s Methanex Corp (MX.TO) (MEOH.O), the world’s largest producer of methanol, reported a quarterly profit, helped by demand for methanol and higher energy prices that led to stronger methanol prices.
“In the fourth quarter, we realized an average price of $282 per tonne which is about $60 per tonne higher than last quarter,” Methanex Chief Executive Bruce Aitken said in a statement.
“And, as we enter the first quarter, methanol prices have continued to firm,” he added.
The company posted a profit of $25.7 million, or 28 cents per share, compared with a loss of $3.9 million, or 4 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.
Revenue fell 7 percent to $381.7 million in the quarter. (Reporting by Shailesh Kuber in Bangalore; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)