* Q4 loss $0.12/shr vs loss $0.40/shr
* Q4 rev up 18.5 pct
Feb 16 (Reuters) - Canadian property manager FirstService Corp posted a narrower quarterly loss, helped mainly by strength in its commercial real-estate services segment.
October-December loss narrowed to $3.7 million, or 12 cents a share, from $9.3 million, or 40 cents a share, last year.
The company, which operates in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe, reported adjusted earnings of 37 cents a share.
Analysts on average were expecting the company to earn 43 cents a share, on revenue of $522.1 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Revenue rose 18.5 percent to $552.1 million.
Commercial Real Estate Services revenues — which contributed nearly half the total revenue — rose about 30 percent to $268.0 million, driven mainly by growth in Americas and Asia Pacific regions.
Its residential proeperty business also rose 5 percent to $164.4 million, while its property services revenue rose 15 percent to $119.6 million.
Shares of the Ontario-based company, which have gained more than 40 percent in value in the last one year, closed at C$29.75 on Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Aftab Ahmed in Bangalore; Editing by Don Sebastian) (email@example.com; within U.S. +1 646 223 8780; outside U.S. +91 80 4135 58 00 ; Reuters Messaging: firstname.lastname@example.org))