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Waste-to-Energy Firm Covanta Posts Net Loss in First QuarterWaste-to-Energy Firm Covanta Posts Net Loss in First Quarter

Allan Gerlat

April 23, 2014

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Waste-to-Energy Firm Covanta Posts Net Loss in First Quarter

Waste-to-energy (WTE) firm Covanta Holding Corp. reported a net loss for its first quarter, although a smaller one than a year ago.

For the period ended March 31 the Morristown, N.J.-based Covanta posted a net loss of $9 million, compared with $25 million in the 2013 quarter, according to a news release.

Revenue rose 7.8 percent to $401 million from $372 million a year earlier. The revenue increase came from higher waste tons processed and high energy pricing, as well as its Camden, N.J. , WTE facility purchase.

"All of our key metrics came in better than last year, largely due to higher energy prices and the timing of planned maintenance,” said Anthony Orlando, Covanta president and CEO. “Our steady operations during the cold winter weather resulted in a net benefit, with higher energy prices partially offset by a number of factors. This was all generally consistent with our expectations, and our full-year guidance outlook is unchanged."

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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