HOUSTON (AP) _ W&T Offshore Inc. (WTI) on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $66 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

The Houston-based company said it had net income of 46 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 4 cents per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share.

The independent oil and gas company posted revenue of $124.1 million in the period.

In the final minutes of trading on Monday, the company's shares hit $2.53. A year ago, they were trading at $4.76.


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