* Earnings fall to 1.048 billion pesos on higher costs
* Revenues rise 9.5 percent to nearly 14.5 billion pesos
Feb 19 Mexican bottling firm Arca Continental
said on Tuesday its fourth-quarter net profit fell 29
percent, hit by higher administrative costs.
Arca earned 1.048 billion pesos ($81.4 million) in the
October-December period, down from 1.471 billion in the same
quarter of 2011, the company said in a filing with the Mexican
The company, one of the world's largest bottlers of
Coca-Cola Co sodas, said administrative costs rose 11
Revenue rose 9.5 percent to nearly 14.5 billion pesos from
13.2 billion pesos in the year-earlier quarter.