Sun Microsystems Inc on Thursday reported a net loss of $125 million for the second quarter of its 2004 fiscal year.

The loss, which amounted to $0.04 per share, came on revenue of $2.89 billion for the quarter, a decline of 1 percent from its year-ago revenue of $2.92 billion. Analysts had been forecasting a loss of $.05 per share, according to a consensus estimate compiled by Thomson First Call.

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