Mexico City, February 22, 2018, Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: KOFL, NYSE: KOF) (“Coca-Cola FEMSA” or the “Company”), the largest Coca-Cola franchise bottler in the world by sales volume, announces results for the fourth quarter of 2017.
“During 2017, we navigated a complex environment to deliver positive results. Guided by our strategic framework, we delivered revenue and operating income growth of 14.7% and 9.4% respectively. In addition, excluding items impacting comparability, our majority net income increased 34.7%, resulting in earnings per share of Ps. 6.15. In Mexico, despite unprecedented external challenges, our operation was able to keep its top-line growth on track, continuing the digitization of its value chain, while protecting profitability. In Central America, we successfully implemented initiatives to regain volume growth—positioning our operations for future revenue growth. Furthermore, we remain encouraged by the turnaround of our Brazilian operation, highlighted by volume growth, profitability improvement, and our successful integration of Vonpar, capturing synergies ahead of expectations. Finally, in the Philippines, we closed the year strongly, delivering double-digit volume and transaction growth for the fourth quarter. We enter 2018 fully aware of our markets’ challenges and opportunities. By leveraging our operational and financial discipline, executing the right strategies, and capitalizing on our transformed capabilities, we renew our commitment to deliver sustainable profitable growth for years to come.” said John Santa Maria Otazua, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
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Stock listing information: Mexican Stock Exchange, Ticker: KOFL | NYSE (ADR), Ticker: KOF | Ratio of KOF L to KOF = 10:1
Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. is the largest Coca-Cola franchise bottler in the world by sales volume. The company produces and distributes trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company, offering a wide portfolio of 154 brands to more than 375 million consumers daily. With over 100 thousand employees, the company markets and sells approximately 4 billion unit cases through 2.8 million points of sale a year. Operating 66 manufacturing plants and 328 distribution centers, Coca-Cola FEMSA is committed to generating economic, social, and environmental value for all of its stakeholders across the value chain. The company is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index, FTSE4Good Emerging Index, and the Mexican Stock Exchange’s IPC and Social Responsibility and Sustainability Indices, among other indexes. Its operations encompass franchise territories in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and Guatemala and, nationwide, in the Philippines, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. For more information, please visit www.coca-colafemsa.com