Mexico's Alfa says 4th-qtr profit down 31 pct

MEXICO CITY Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:23pm EST

MEXICO CITY Feb 12 (Reuters) - Mexican conglomerate Alfa said on Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit fell 31.1 percent compared with the same period last year.

In a regulatory filing, the company said fourth-quarter profit fell to 1.03 billion pesos ($78.69 million) from 1.5 billion pesos in the year-earlier quarter.