(Corrects dateline to March 8, from March 9)
* Q4 EPS C$0.12 vs est C$0.08
* Rev nearly flat at C$96.3 mln
March 8 (Reuters) - Great Canadian Gaming Corp GC.TO, an operator of casinos and thoroughbred racetracks, posted a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit, helped partly by its cost cutting and capital management programs.
For the quarter ended Dec. 31, the company posted a net profit of C$9.8 million ($9.54 million), or 12 Canadian cents per share, compared with a net loss of C$1.7 million, or 2 Canadian cents per share, a year ago.
Revenue was almost flat at C$96.3 million.
Analysts on average were expecting the company to earn 8 Canadian cents per share on revenue of C$96.3 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) as a percentage of revenue was 34.3 percent in the fourth quarter, compared with 24.4 percent, a year ago.
Shares of the Richmond, British Columbia-based company closed at C$7.78 Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. ($1=1.027 Canadian Dollar) (Reporting by Abhiram Nandakumar in Bangalore; Editing by Jarshad Kakkrakandy)