May 8, 2012 / 9:53 PM / in 5 years

UPDATE 1-Organic food processor SunOpta's profit rises

May 8 (Reuters) - Organic food processor SunOpta Inc's first-quarter profit rose 10 percent, helped partly by growth in its integrated packaged foods segment.

Net earnings from continuing operations rose 10.3 percent to $6.7 million, or 9 cents per share.

Revenue rose 5.4 percent to $274.5 million. The restructured SunOpta Foods division posted a 3 percent increase in revenue from external customers at $246.2 million.

Analysts on average were expecting earnings of 8 cents per share on revenue of $279.7 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Shares of the company closed at C$5.67 on Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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