March 1 (Reuters) - Xerium Technologies Inc:
* Xerium reports full year and Q4 2016 results
* Q4 loss per share $0.25 excluding items
* Q4 sales fell 2 percent to $113.2 million
* "Order patterns are improving and backlogs are healthy going into 2017"
* Xerium Technologies - "expects 2017 free cash flow to be modestly lower, as higher cash interest will not be fully offset by improved operational cash flow" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: