SOURCE: Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V.

Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V.

April 27, 2011 09:00 ET

Coca-Cola FEMSA Announces 2011 First-Quarter Results

MEXICO CITY--(Marketwire - Apr 27, 2011) - Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: KOFL) (NYSE: KOF) ("Coca-Cola FEMSA" or the "Company"), the largest public Coca-Cola bottler in the world in terms of sales volume, announces results for the first quarter of 2011.

  • Total revenues reached Ps. 25,826 million in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 9.5% compared to the first quarter of 2010 as a result of double-digit total revenue growth in our Mercosur and Mexico divisions.

  • Consolidated operating income grew 10.4% to Ps. 3,883 million for the first quarter of 2011, driven by double-digit operating income growth recorded in our Mexico and Mercosur divisions. Our operating margin was 15.0% in the first quarter of 2011.

  • Consolidated net controlling interest income grew 6.0%, reaching Ps. 2,237 million in the first quarter of 2011, resulting in earnings per share of Ps. 1.21 in the first quarter of 2011.

"Leveraging the broad array of beverages we provide to our consumers and supported by solid volume growth in our Mexico and Mercosur divisions, we generated strong top- and bottom-line growth for the quarter. Consistent with our commitment to offer our consumers more and better beverage alternatives, at the end of March 2011, together with The Coca-Cola Company, we successfully closed the acquisition of Grupo Industrias Lacteas in Panama. We believe this significant acquisition in the dairy and juice-based beverage categories represents an important step in our growth strategy. Importantly, we are proud to welcome a talented team of professionals to our organization, who will help us to capitalize on our learning capabilities, leverage our mutual strengths, and reinforce our strategic partnerships with customers and suppliers. Our solid track record of growth and our strong financial position -- which we have built over the past several years -- enable us to significantly increase the dividend payment to our shareholders, as exemplified by the Ps. $4.4 billion dividend we distributed as of April 27, 2011. Our clear focus on the precise execution of our strategic framework for growth guides our actions now and into the future, enabling us to stay ahead of the curve and to create value for our shareholders," said Carlos Salazar Lomelin, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
Our first-quarter 2011 Conference Call will be held on: April 27, 2011, 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.: 866-700-7477 or International: 617-213-8840. 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, an instant replay of the conference call will be available through May 4, 2011. To listen to the replay, please dial: Domestic U.S.: 888-286-8010 or International: 617-801-6888. Pass code: 25619443.

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 and southeast 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 and part of the state of Minas Gerais) and Argentina (federal capital of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas), along with bottled water, juices, teas, isotonics, beer and other beverages in some of these territories. The Company has 30 bottling facilities in Latin America and serves close to 1,600,000 retailers in the region. The Coca-Cola Company owns a 31.6% equity interest in Coca-Cola FEMSA.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Roland Karig
    Investor Relations
    Coca-Cola FEMSA
    + 52 (55) 5081-5186