MP3.com

(MPPP)

did better than Wall Street expected in the latest fourth quarter, posting a loss of 5 cents a share.

The loss for the quarter came to $3.1 million, improving on a loss of $10.6 million, or 17 cents a share, in same period a year ago. The Internet music provider's revenue for the fourth quarter was $22 million, up from $15.3 million in the year-ago period.

Six analysts consulted by

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expected the company to lose 13 cents a share for the latest quarter.

Investors seemed to like MP3.com's numbers, as the stock rose to $6.25 in after-hours

Island

trading. MP3 closed the regular

Nasdaq

session at $4.97.