SOURCE: Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V.
MEXICO CITY--(Marketwire - Jul 24, 2012) - Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: KOFL) (NYSE: KOF) ("Coca-Cola FEMSA" or the "Company"), the largest franchise bottler in the world, announces results for the second quarter of 2012.
- Reported total revenues reached Ps. 36,295 million in the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 27.9% as compared to the second quarter of 2011, mainly as a result of double-digit revenue growth in both divisions, including the integration of Grupo Tampico, Grupo CIMSA and Grupo Fomento Queretano in our Mexican territories. Excluding the recently integrated territories in Mexico, total revenues increased 16.5%.
- Reported consolidated operating income grew 7.8% to Ps. 4,714 million for the second quarter of 2012, driven by double-digit growth in our South America division and the integration of the new territories in Mexico. Our reported operating margin was 13.0% in the second quarter of 2012.
- Reported consolidated net controlling interest income reached Ps. 2,713 million in the second quarter of 2012.
"In the face of bad weather conditions in several markets and ongoing currency and commodity volatility, we produced positive results for the second quarter. Consistent with our strategic framework, we continue to pursue growth through accretive mergers and acquisitions. As of May 2012, we started the integration of Grupo Fomento Queretano into our Mexican operations. In fact, we are fully on track to meet our previously announced net synergy targets for our series of mergers announced in 2011. Moreover, during the quarter, we initiated the on-the-ground evaluation process of The Coca-Cola Company's bottling franchise in the Philippines. Furthermore, through Jugos del Valle, our joint venture for non-carbonated products with our partner, The Coca-Cola Company, we took an additional step to reinforce our portfolio with the announcement of the acquisition of Santa Clara, a significant player in the milk and dairy category in Mexico. In summary, our operators' proven capabilities provide us with the flexibility to continue delivering positive results, while building for the future of our business -- positioning our company to capture the opportunities that we see ahead in the industry and to generate incremental value for our shareholders," said Carlos Salazar Lomelin, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
Our second-quarter 2012 Conference Call will be held on July 24, 2012, at 05:00 P.M. Eastern Time (04:00 P.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 30, 2012. To listen to the replay, please dial: Domestic U.S.: 888-286-8010 or International: 617-801-6888. Pass code: 72332505.
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, 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 37 bottling facilities in Latin America and serves close to 1,800,000 retailers in the region.
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