MEXICO CITY, April 26 (Reuters) - Mexico's Coca Cola Femsa , the world's biggest Coke bottler, said in a preliminary statement on Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 19.9 percent.
The company, a joint venture between Mexican retail company Femsa and The Coca-Cola Co, said its first-quarter profit rose to 2.636 billion pesos ($205 million).
Revenue rose 29.7 percent to 33.54 billion pesos, the company said.
Coca-Cola Femsa, in its initial statement, did not give comparable figures for the year-earlier quarter and it had not yet filed full results with Mexico's stock exchange.
The company's shares closed down 0.57 percent at 139.97 pesos.