CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Imperial Oil Ltd. (IMO) on Friday reported a second-quarter loss of $379.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

On a per-share basis, the Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had a loss of 52 cents.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 69 cents per share.

The oil and gas and petroleum products company posted revenue of $2.68 billion in the period.

Imperial Oil shares have fallen 38% since the beginning of the year. The stock has fallen 41% in the last 12 months.

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