Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., the world's largest bottler of Coca-Cola, has reiterated its 2002 profit forecast of earnings in the range of $0.91 to $0.96 a share.

The company said it is forecasting earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation of $2.35 billion to $2.4 billion, which would represent a 12% to 15% improvement on a comparable basis from 2001. A Thomson First Call poll of analysts predicted earnings per share of $0.93.