MEXICO CITY, April 26 Mexico's Coca Cola Femsa
, the world's biggest Coke bottler, said in a
preliminary statement on Thursday its first-quarter profit rose
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
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