Mexico's Femsa reports a 45 pct rise in 4th-qtr profit

jueves 26 de febrero de 2015 09:58 GYT

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)