* EPS from continuing ops C$0.24 vs C$0.19
* Revenue C$929.2 mln vs C$903.7 mln
* New contract signings C$982 mln
TORONTO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - CGI Group (GIBa.TO) reported a higher fourth-quarter profit on Monday due mostly to an income tax benefit.
Canada’s biggest computer consulting company said it earned C$75.2 million ($64.2 million), or 24 Canadian cents a share, from continuing operations, up from C$65 million, or 19 Canadian cents a share, for the same time last year.
The results include a non-recurring income tax benefit of C$9.5 million from the determination of prior years’ tax liabilities.
Revenue was C$929.2 million, up 2.8 percent from C$903.7 million for the same time last year.
Analysts, on average, were expecting 22 Canadian cents before items and revenue of C$960 million.
The Montreal-based company said new contract signings totaled C$982 million, or 106 percent of revenue, made up primarily of new bookings in the financial services as well as the government and healthcare sectors. ($1=$1.17 Canadian) (Reporting by Scott Anderson; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)