MEXICO CITY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/12 -- 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, announces results for the fourth quarter of 2011.
•Total revenues reached Ps. 36,187 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 29.3% compared to the fourth quarter of 2010 as a result of double-digit total revenue growth in each division and the integration of Grupo Tampico and Grupo CIMSA in our Mexican territories. •Consolidated operating income grew 27.9% to Ps. 6,497 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, driven by double-digit operating income growth in each division, including the integration of the new territories in Mexico. Our operating margin was 18.0% in the fourth quarter of 2011. •Consolidated net controlling interest income grew 6.1%, reaching Ps. 3,207 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.
"Despite a challenging commodity cost environment, our operators produced strong results for the quarter. Both of our divisions achieved double-digit top- and bottom-line growth. Thanks to our complementary cultures, operating processes, and best practices, our talented team of professionals successfully worked with their new colleagues to integrate the beverage divisions of Grupo Tampico and Grupo CIMSA quickly and efficiently into our contiguous Mexican operations during the quarter. We also announced our merger agreement with the beverage division of Grupo Fomento Queretano -- our third such agreement in less than six months. These mergers confirm that our company represents an attractive, transparent, and diversified investment vehicle with proven management capabilities for family owned enterprises within the beverage industry. As we enter the year 2012, together, we will leverage our mutual strengths to continue creating the flexibility to transform challenges into opportunities to deliver increased value for our shareholders now and into the future," said Carlos Salazar Lomelin, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
Our fourth-quarter 2011 Conference Call will be held on February 28, 2012, at 10:30 A.M. Eastern Time (09:30 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 March 5, 2012. To listen to the replay, please dial: Domestic U.S.: 888-286-8010 or International: 617-801-6888. Pass code: 38152393.
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 35 bottling facilities in Latin America and serves more than 1,700,000 retailers in the region.
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