MEXICO CITY, MEXICO--(Marketwired - Oct 24, 2013) - Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (
- Reported total revenues reached Ps. 37,494 million in the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 3.6% as compared to the third quarter of 2012. Excluding the integration of Grupo Yoli ("Yoli") in our Mexican territories and Companhia Fluminense de Refrigerantes ("Fluminense") in our Brazilian operation, total revenues increased despite a negative translation effect resulting from the devaluation of the currencies in our South America division. On a currency neutral basis and excluding the non-comparable effect of the integrations, total revenues grew 14.8%.
- Reported consolidated operating income reached Ps. 5,063 million in the third quarter of 2013, reaching an operating margin of 13.5%.
- Reported consolidated net controlling interest income reached Ps. 2,954 million in the third quarter of 2013.
"In the face of a continued tough consumer environment mainly in Mexico and Brazil, our geographically balanced portfolio of franchises delivered mid-single digit volume growth, including the integration of Grupo Yoli in Mexico and Fluminense in Brazil. Our company continues to diversify and strengthen our competitive position with the acquisition of Spaipa in Brazil, while reinforcing our positive long term view of the country. We welcome the talented team of professionals from Fluminense, who will certainly contribute to the future success of our company. Now, we will enjoy the privilege of serving close to 340 million consumers across nine Latin American countries and the Philippines. We are confident that the investments we have made throughout our territories this year will enable us to capitalize on future growth opportunities," said Carlos Salazar Lomelín, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
Our third-quarter 2013 Conference Call will be held on October 24, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time (10:00 A.M. Mexico City Time). To participate in the conference call, please dial: Domestic U.S.: 888-503-8175 or International: 719-325-2323. Participant code: 3038201. If you wish to participate in the conference call using a specific toll free number for your country, please visit the Company's website for additional information. We invite investors to listen to the live audiocast of the conference call on the Company's website, www.coca-colafemsa.com. If you are unable to participate live, the conference call audio will be available at www.coca-colafemsa.com.
Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. produces and distributes Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Del Valle, and other trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company in Mexico (a substantial part of central Mexico, including Mexico City, as well as southeast and northeast Mexico), Guatemala (Guatemala City and surrounding areas), Nicaragua (nationwide), Costa Rica (nationwide), Panama (nationwide), Colombia (most of the country), Venezuela (nationwide), Brazil (greater São Paulo, Campiñas, Santos, the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, part of the state of Goias, part of the state of Rio de Janeiro and part of the state of Minas Gerais), Argentina (federal capital of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas) and Philippines (nationwide), along with bottled water, juices, teas, isotonics, beer, and other beverages in some of these territories. The Company has 63 bottling facilities and serves more than 321 million consumers through 2,700,000 retailers with more than 115,000 employees worldwide.
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