India delivered 6 percent volume growth in the quarter driving sequential improvements compared to last quarter.
Net income rose 6 percent to USD 2.45 billion, or 54 cents per share, in the third quarter from USD 2.31 billion, or 50 cents per share, a year earlier.
Revenue fell 3 percent to USD 12.03 billion, the company said.
The company reported worldwide volume growth of 2 percent in the third quarter against the backdrop of increasing volatility in several emerging markets, bringing year-to-date worldwide volume growth to 2 percent.
"We delivered sound third quarter results in the confines of an ongoing challenged macroeconomic environment driven by increasing volatility across emerging markets," said Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer.
"Our global volume grew 2 percent in the quarter and we continued to grow worldwide value share in total nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages due to the strength of our portfolio, the diversity of our global footprint and an ongoing concerted focus on marketplace execution. "
Kent highlighted headwinds like emerging-market currency volatility and a challenging macroeconomic environment.
--IANS (Posted on 15-10-2013)