Intier reports 4th quarter profit, higher sales

(Figures in U.S. dollars unless noted)

TORONTO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Intier Automotive Inc. reported a fourth quarter profit on Monday with sales boosted in part by the strengthening Canadian dollar.

Intier, which makes auto interior components and seats, posted a net income of $20.5 million, or 37 cents a share diluted, for the quarter ended Dec. 31. That compares with a loss of $3.7 million, or 9 cents per share, in the prior-year period.

($1=$1.34 Canadian)