* Q2 EPS C$0.12 vs yr-ago loss C$0.11/shr
* Revenue up 12 pct to C$123.7 mln
* Assets under administration down 2 pct to C$11.4 bln
* Declares quarterly dividend of C$0.05/shr
Nov 5 (Reuters) - Canaccord Capital Inc CCI.TO said on Thursday it swung to a second-quarter profit, helped by higher trading and investment banking revenues.
For the fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, the Vancouver-based investment dealer said it earned C$6.7 million ($6.31 million), or 12 Canadian cents a share, compared with a net loss of C$5.4 million, or 11 Canadian cents a share, in the same quarter a year ago.
The result came in line with average analyst profit estimate of 12 Canadian cents a share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Revenue rose 12 percent to C$123.7 million.
Investment banking revenue grew 40 percent to C$47.6 million, helped by stronger capital markets activity in the United States.
Revenue derived from principal trading was C$11.6 million, an increase of C$11.5 million from last year, mainly due to stronger market-making operation in its UK subsidiary.
Canaccord said that in the second quarter its assets under administration were C$11.4 billion, down 2 percent from C$11.6 billion at the end of the quarter in 2008.
The company also approved a quarterly dividend of 5 Canadian cents per share. The company had suspended the dividend last year to protect captial.
Shares of Canaccord Capital closed at C$11.22 Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
$1=$1.06 Canadian dollar Reporting by R. Manikandan in Bangalore; Editing by Maju Samuel