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

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

July 20, 2011 08:15 ET

Coca-Cola FEMSA Announces 2011 Second-Quarter and First Six-Month Results

MEXICO CITY--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 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 second quarter of 2011.

  • Total revenues reached Ps. 28,417 million in the second quarter of 2011, an increase of 12.9% compared to the second quarter of 2010 as a result of double-digit total revenue growth in every division.
  • Consolidated operating income grew 12.4% to Ps. 4,596 million for the second quarter of 2011, mainly driven by double-digit operating income growth recorded in our Mexico and Mercosur divisions. Our operating margin was 16.2% in the second quarter of 2011.
  • Consolidated net controlling interest income grew 6.0%, reaching Ps. 2,629 million in the second quarter of 2011, resulting in earnings per share of Ps. 1.42 in the second quarter of 2011.

"Our diversified portfolio of franchise territories enabled us to deliver strong results for the second quarter of 2011. Our performance was supported by volume growth across all of our divisions and our ability to implement pricing initiatives over the past several months throughout our main markets. The continued implementation of our commercial model at the point of sale is allowing us to better identify our customers' value potential, satisfy our consumers' needs and, at the same time, generate efficiencies for further investment in our marketplace. We are enthusiastic about the merger with Grupo Tampico's beverage division in Mexico. This merger will not only reinforce our presence in one of our key markets, but also present the opportunity to integrate with the oldest bottling franchise in the Mexican Coca-Cola system, whose talented team of professionals will help us to drive our future growth. We have significantly advanced our strategy to grow through value-creating transactions during the first half of the year, as exemplified by our acquisition in Panama's dairy segment, completed in March, and the upcoming merger with Grupo Tampico's beverage division. As we enter the second half of the year, we look forward with renewed optimism, eager to deliver both organic and non-organic growth for our investors through the execution of our business strategy," said Carlos Salazar Lomelin, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
Our second-quarter 2011 Conference Call will be held on July 20, 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 July 26, 2011. To listen to the replay, please dial: Domestic U.S.: 888-286-8010 or International: 617-801-6888. Pass code: 85154446.

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 (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