PARIS Jan 8 French catering and vouchers group
Sodexo posted a 1.9 percent fall in first-quarter
revenue because of weak currencies in Latin America and a
slowdown in Brazil and China.
Excluding currency effects, the world's second-biggest
catering services company after Britain's Compass Group,
posted a 2.7 percent rise in sales as new contracts in the U.S.
with clients such as Siemens offset weakness in
Sales reached 4.86 billion euros in the period ended Nov.
30, Sodexo said on Wednesday.
The group reiterated its forecast for 2.5 to 3 percent rise
in like-for-like full-year 2013/14 sales.
It also kept its forecast for a 2013/14 operating profit
growth of 11 percent at constant currency exchange rates.
(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Leila Abboud)