TORONTO (Reuters) - Power Financial Corp (>> Power Financial Corp) said on Friday second-quarter profit rose 10.7 percent due to higher earnings contributions from its IGM Financial (>> IGM Financial Inc.) mutual funds unit and its Great-West Lifeco (>> Great-West Lifeco Inc.) insurance subsidiary.
The Montreal-based company said net profit was C$475 million ($460 million), or 67 Canadian cents per share, up from a year-earlier C$429 million, or 61 Canadian cents per share.
On an operating basis, the company earned 65 Canadian cents a share. Analysts had expected, on average, 66 Canadian cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Power Financial, controlled by Montreal's Desmarais family through their Power Corp (>> Power Corporation of Canada) holding company, also owns a major stake in Swiss-based Pargesa Holding SA (>> Pargesa Holding SA).
(Reporting by Cameron French; Editing by John Wallace)