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* Q3 EPS $0.11 vs $0.28 last year
* Q3 rev up 17 percent
Nov 9 (Reuters) - Canadian technology services provider Softchoice Corp’s SO.TO quarterly profit more than halved, hurt by lower foreign exchange gains.
Foreign exchange gain was $1.6 million, compared with $6.2 million for the same period last year.
For the third-quarter, the company reported net income of $2.1 million, or 11 cents a share, compared with $4.9 million, or 28 cents a share, last year.
Revenue rose 17 percent to $255.2 million, driven by 22 percent rise in hardware sales, while Microsoft licensing and other software grew by 17 percent and 10 percent, respectively.
Adjusted earnings for the quarter was 4 cents a share.
Analysts on average were expecting the company to earn 2 cents a share, on revenue of $239 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Toronto-based company shares, which have gained 18 percent in value year-to-date, closed at C$8.34 Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Aftab Ahmed in Bangalore) (firstname.lastname@example.org; within U.S. +1 646 223 8780; outside U.S. +91 80 4135 5800; Reuters Messaging: email@example.com))