Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc
The largest bottler of Coca-Cola Co
Excluding items, it earned 51 cents per share, topping analysts' average forecast of 46 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Sales fell 3 percent to $5.57 billion.
The bottler said it now expects to earn $1.54 to $1.57 per share this year. Last month, it said it expected earnings to be at the higher end of its previous forecast of $1.44 to $1.49 per share.
(Reporting by Jessica Wohl, additional reporting by Martinne Geller in New York; editing by John Wallace)