* Q1 breakeven/shr vs loss/shr $0.10 yr ago
* Revenue $26.4 mln
* Gold sales up 48 pct at 19,684 ounces
May 5 (Reuters) - Minefinders Corp Ltd MFL.TO posted a narrower first-quarter net loss, helped by increased gold production and sales.
For the quarter, net loss was $0.3 million, or break even per share, compared with a net loss of $6.2 million, or 10 cents per share, a year ago.
Revenue stood at $26.4 million.
Gold sales jumped 48 percent to 19,684 ounces of gold, the company said in a statement.
Quarterly gold production was 18,778 ounces, up from 14,169 ounces from a year ago period.
Silver production was 245,086 ounces, down from 282,429 ounces produced in the first quarter of 2009.
Analysts on average were expecting the company to earn 2 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Shares of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Minefinders closed at C$9.82 Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Abhiram Nandakumar in Bangalore; Editing by Jarshad Kakkrakandy)