* Q4 EPS C$1.45 vs est C$1.31
* Net interest income up 18 pct to C$49.8 mln
Feb 9 (Reuters) - Canadian mortgage lender Home Capital Group Inc HCG.TO posted a quarterly profit that beat estimates for the eighth time in a row, helped by higher net interest income and securitization volumes.
For the fourth quarter, net income was C$50.4 million ($50.67 million), or C$1.45 per share, up from C$40.5 million, or C$1.16 per share, a year ago.
Analysts, on average, were expecting the company to earn C$1.31 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Net interest income rose 18 percent to C$49.8 million. It securitized C$1.86 billion, up from C$863.4 million from the year-ago quarter.
Shares of the Toronto-based company closed at C$56.20 on Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. ($1=.9947 Canadian Dollar) (Reporting by Abhiram Nandakumar in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das)