In Opower’s 1st earnings report as a public company, it grows sales, widens loss

In its first earnings report as a public company, energy software player Opower (s OPWR) said it’s grown its revenue for the first quarter of 2014 substantially, compared to a year ago, but also widened its quarterly loss. In Q1 Opower generated revenue of $28.57 million (up from$19.02 million in ’13), and reported a loss of $6.98 million (from a loss of$2.71 million last year). The company’s stock is down 3.41 percent today.