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MEXICO CITY, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Mexican bottling and retail company Femsa on Thursday reported a 45 percent increase in its fourth-quarter profit.
The company, which co-owns Coke bottler Coca-Cola Femsa and operates the Oxxo chain of convenience stores, reported a quarterly profit of 7.254 billion pesos ($492 million), compared to a profit of 4.988 billion pesos in the year-earlier period.
($1 = 14.7475 pesos at end December)
Reporting by Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein