MEXICO CITY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/13 -- 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 first quarter of 2013.
•Reported total revenues reached Ps. 33,561 million in the first quarter of 2013, remaining flat as compared to the first quarter of 2012, mainly as a result of high single-digit revenue growth in our Mexico & Central America Division which compensated for a negative translation effect resulting from the devaluation of the Venezuelan bolivar, the Argentine peso and the Brazilian real. On a currency neutral basis and excluding the non-comparable effect of Grupo Fomento Queretano in Mexico, total revenues grew 10.8%. •Reported consolidated operating income reached Ps. 4,074 million for the first quarter of 2013, representing a decrease of 5.6%. Our reported operating margin reached 12.1% in the first quarter of 2013. •Reported consolidated net income attributable to equity holders of the Company was Ps. 2,434 million in the first quarter of 2013.
"Despite tough weather conditions and a volatile currency environment during the quarter, our operators delivered solid, profitable results thanks to local revenue management initiatives, solid market execution, and the geographic diversification of our franchise territories. Looking forward, we are confident that our operators' skills, coupled with a benign commodity cost environment, will enable us to achieve our targets for the full year. During the quarter, our shareholders approved a dividend of Ps. 2.90 per share, demonstrating our company's financial flexibility and ability to return cash to shareholders, while continuing to capitalize on opportunities arising from the consolidation of the Coca-Cola bottling system. As always, we continue to invest in our company's most important asset -- our talented team of professionals -- to ensure the sustainable development of our operations," said Carlos Salazar Lomelin, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
Our first-quarter 2013 Conference Call will be held on April 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.: 888-339-2688 or International: 617-847-3007. 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 April 30, 2013. To listen to the replay, please dial: Domestic U.S.: 888-286-8010 or International: 617-801-6888. Pass code: 66144246
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), 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 60 bottling facilities and serves close to 315 million consumers through more than 2,500,000 retailers with more than 100,000 employees worldwide.
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