NEW YORK, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp reported a higher quarterly net profit on Thursday, reflecting a gain on the sale of a business and said it expects revenue growth this year in the low single digits.
The news and information company reported diluted net earnings of $2.24 billion, or $3.03 per share, versus $417 million, or 53 cents, in the year-ago period.
Excluding charges and earnings from discontinued operations, Thomson Reuters earned 60 cents per share.
It was not immediately clear whether that compared directly with the 58 cents a share analysts expected.
Reporting By Nick Zieminski in New York Editing by W Simon