EDF, the French state-owned energy company, announced disappointing results for the fourth quarter of 2022. The company posted a net loss of €1.67 billion ($1.89 billion), compared to a profit of €1.87 billion ($2.11 billion) in the same period last year.

The company cited a number of factors for the poor results, including a decline in electricity prices, increased competition, and lower energy demand due to the mild winter. The company also noted that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic had impacted its business, as lockdowns and travel restrictions had led to reduced energy consumption by commercial customers.

EDF's Chairman and CEO, Jean-Bernard Lévy, commented on the results, stating that "we have faced a challenging quarter, with lower electricity prices and demand, and increased competition from new entrants in the market. We are taking steps to address these challenges, including reducing costs and investing in renewable energy sources."

The company has been facing a number of challenges in recent years, including a need to modernize its aging nuclear power plants, which make up a significant portion of its energy production. In addition, the company is facing increased pressure to transition to renewable energy sources in order to meet the French government's climate goals.

Despite the poor results, EDF has expressed confidence in its ability to weather the current challenges and emerge stronger in the future. The company has outlined a number of steps it plans to take to improve its financial performance, including reducing costs and investing in new renewable energy projects.

Investors will be closely watching EDF's progress in the coming months, as the company works to overcome the challenges it is currently facing and position itself for long-term success in the rapidly changing energy market.