Coke Enterprises profit boosted by forex

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc reported higher quarterly earnings on Thursday, helped by foreign currency translation.

Western Europe's biggest bottler of Coca-Cola Co drinks said net income rose to $246 million from $199 million a year earlier. On a per-share basis, earnings were 74 cents. The company did not provide a comparable earnings-per-share figure for the year-earlier period.

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Excluding one-time items, earnings were 76 cents per share.

Revenue rose to $2.41 billion from $1.73 billion.

(Reporting by Martinne Geller; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

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