* Q2 adj EPS $0.47 vs est of $0.31
* Rev from software licenses rises 77 pct to $27.6 mln
* Names new CFO
* Shares rise 22 pct after the bell
July 20 (Reuters) - JDA Software Group Inc JDAS.O posted a second-quarter profit that handily beat market expectations as revenue from software licenses surged, and the company named a new chief financial officer, sending its shares up 22 percent.
The company, which provides supply chain management software, earned $8.9 million, or 25 cents a share, compared with $3.1 million, 9 cents a share, a year ago.
Excluding items, JDA Software earned 47 cents a share.
Total revenue rose more than 8 percent to $99.5 million.
Analysts were expecting a profit of 31 cents a share, before items, on revenue of $86.7 million, according to Reuters Estimates.
“We have started to see the turn around in our consulting services metrics that we previously forecasted,” CEO Hamish Brewer said in a statement.
Separately, the company said it named Peter Hathaway as its new chief financial officer. Hathaway had previously served as CFO at Allied Waste Industries Inc.
Shares of the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company were trading at $20.09 after the bell. They closed at $16.44 Monday on Nasdaq. (Reporting by Sayantani Ghosh in Bangalore; Editing by Deepak Kannan)