* EPS C$0.49 vs C$0.46
* Revenue rises 8.5 percent to C$2.2 bln
* Same store sales rise 4 percent
* Shares rise 1.6 to C$44.84 (Adds details)
TORONTO, April 28 (Reuters) - Shoppers Drug Mart SC.TO, Canada’s biggest pharmacy chain, reported higher quarterly profits and sales on Tuesday.
Shoppers said it earned C$106.8 million ($87.5 million), or 49 Canadian cents a share for the quarter ended March 28, up from C$100.7 million, or 46 Canadian cents a share, for the same period last year.
Revenue rose 8.5 percent to C$2.2 billion, with same store sales rising 4 percent.
Analysts were expecting an average earnings per share of 48 Canadian cents a share before items and revenue of C$2.16 billion.
$1=$1.22 Canadian Reporting by Scott Anderson; editing by Peter Galloway