Lumber Liquidators on Tuesday posted quarterly earnings that fell short of expectations, but sales that were above Wall Street's forecast. The hardwood flooring retailer's first-quarter net loss was $26.4 million, or 93 cents a share, narrower than the loss of $32.4 million, or $1.20 a share, a year ago. A per-share loss of 21 cents was expected in a FactSet poll of analysts. Revenue rose to $248.4 million from $233.5 million in the year-earlier period. Sales were ahead of the $247.2 million estimate. First-quarter gross margin was 34.9%, up from 32.6% a year ago.
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