* Operating EPS C$0.68 vs est C$0.66
* Revenue up 1.7 pct at C$637.3 mln
* AUM ahead 4 pct to C$122.7 bln
TORONTO, Nov 11 (Reuters) - IGM Financial (IGM.TO), Canada’s No. 2 asset manager, said on Thursday its third-quarter profit edged up 1.4 percent, helped by higher sales and assets under management, but offset by a litigation charge.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba-based company earned a net C$169.7 million ($168 million), or 65 Canadian cents a share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30. That compared with a profit of C$167.4 million, or 63 Canadian cents a share, in the year-before quarter.
Stripping out a litigation charge of C$8.2 million, the company earned C$177.9 million, or 68 Canadian cents a share, on an operating basis.
Analysts had expected a profit of 66 Canadian cents a share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
IGM, which is 60 percent owned by Power Financial Corp (PWF.TO), said revenue rose to C$637.3 million, up from C$626.5 million a year before.
Total assets under management were C$122.7 billion, up from C$117.9 billion.
Shares of IGM, which operates the Investors Group and Mackenzie Financial banners, were down 16 Canadian cents at C$42.74 on the Toronto Stock Exchange
$1=$1.01 Canadian Reporting by Cameron French; editing by Rob Wilson