Coca-Cola FEMSA: 2014 Second-Quarter and First Six Months Results

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  • Reported total revenues reached Ps. 41,434 million in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 14.3% as compared to the second quarter of 2013. On a currency neutral basis and excluding the non-comparable effect of the integration of Grupo Yoli ("Yoli") in our Mexican territories, Companhia Fluminense de Refrigerantes ("Fluminense") and Spaipa S.A. Industria Brasileira de Bebidas ("Spaipa") in our Brazilian operation, total revenues grew 20.5%.
  • Reported operating income reached Ps. 5,742 million in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 11.7% as compared to the same period of the previous year, resulting in an operating margin of 13.9%.
  • Reported operative cash flow grew 23.5% to Ps. 8,242 million in the second quarter of 2014, as compared to the same period in 2013. Our reported operative cash flow margin expanded 150 basis points to 19.9%. Excluding the recently integrated territories, operating cash flow margin expanded 250 basis points to 20.9%.
  • Reported consolidated net controlling interest income reached Ps. 2,679 million in the second quarter of 2014.

MEXICO CITY, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:KOFL) (NYSE:KOF) ("Coca-Cola FEMSA" or the "Company"), the largest franchise bottler in the world, announces results for the second quarter of 2014.

"In the second quarter, our operators delivered organic double-digit operating cash flow growth and margin expansion in both of our divisions. Despite weak volume performance in Mexico, resulting from the new tax environment as well as bad weather conditions, our operation stayed the course to improve its profitability thanks to our revenue management initiatives, our lower raw material costs, our ability to restructure our operations, and our relentless focus on generating operating efficiencies. In South America, we are successfully integrating Spaipa and Fluminense in our Brazilian operation and delivering on our targets for top- and bottom-line organic growth in every country. As we face the second half of the year, our operators are prepared to continue meet each market's challenges, working every day to enhance our marketplace execution, grow our top-line, and protect the profitability and cash flow generation of our business, while continuing to deliver increased value to our shareholders," said John Santa Maria Otazua, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

Our second quarter 2014 conference call will be held on July 23, 2014, at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time (11:00 A.M. Mexico City Time). To participate in the conference call, please dial: Domestic U.S.: 888-461-2024 or International: 719-457-2664. Participant code: 7962315. If you wish to participate in the conference call using a specific toll free number for your country, please visit the Company's website for additional information. We invite investors to listen to the live audiocast of the conference call on the Company's website, www.coca-colafemsa.com. If you are unable to participate live, the conference call audio will be available at www.coca-colafemsa.com.

Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. produces and distributes Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Del Valle, and other trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company in Mexico (a substantial part of central Mexico, including Mexico City, as well as southeast and northeast Mexico), Guatemala (Guatemala City and surrounding areas), Nicaragua (nationwide), Costa Rica (nationwide), Panama (nationwide), Colombia (most of the country), Venezuela (nationwide), Brazil (greater São Paulo, Campiñas, Santos, the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, the state of Paraná, part of the state of Goias, part of the state of Rio de Janeiro and part of the state of Minas Gerais), Argentina (federal capital of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas) and Philippines (nationwide), along with bottled water, juices, teas, isotonics, beer, and other beverages in some of these territories. The Company has 64 bottling facilities and serves more than 346 million consumers through close to 2,900,000 retailers with more than 120,000 employees worldwide.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements concerning Coca-Cola FEMSA's future performance, which should be considered as good faith estimates by Coca-Cola FEMSA. These forward-looking statements reflect management's expectations and are based upon currently available data. Actual results are subject to future events and uncertainties, many of which are outside Coca-Cola FEMSA's control, which could materially impact the Company's actual performance. References herein to "US$" are to United States dollars. This news release contains translations of certain Mexican peso amounts into U.S. dollars for the convenience of the reader. These translations should not be construed as representations that Mexican peso amounts actually represent such U.S. dollar amounts or could be converted into U.S. dollars at the rate indicated.

CONTACT: For Further Information: Investor Relations Alfredo Fernandez alfredo.fernandez@kof.com.mx (5255) 1519-5120 / 5121 Roland Karig roland.karig@kof.com.mx (5255) 1519-5186 Miguel Murcio miguel.murciof@kof.com.mx (5255) 1519-5148 Tania Ramirez tania.ramirez@kof.com.mx (5255) 1519-5013 Website: www.coca-colafemsa.com

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