BROOMFIELD - The WhiteWave Foods Co. reported net revenue of $679 million for its fourth quarter that ended Dec. 31, an 11 percent increase compared with the same period a year ago, that was driven by sales growth in North America and Europe.

Broomfield-based WhiteWave's revenue for the same quarter a year ago was $609 million.

Net profit was $31.2 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, or 18 cents per share, up from $26.4 million, or 18 cents per share, for the same quarter a year earlier.

WhiteWave (NYSE: WWAV) sells Silk soy milk products, Horizon Organic dairy products and International Delight coffee creamers. The company was spun off from Dallas-based Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF) in October.

"In addition to creating the infrastructure for an independent company in 2013, we also out-performed our expectations," Gregg Engles, WhiteWave's chairman and chief executive, said in a statement.
 
WhiteWave plans to focus on innovation and strong operating results across its existing business, Engles said. The company announced in December that it would buy Earthbound Farm - an organic produce company based in San Juan Bautista, California, for about $600 million in cash. In January, the company said it would expand its dairy sales in China through a joint venture and a separate purchase of a Chinese for $85 million.

WhiteWave plans to sell its soy-based meat company in the Netherlands, recording an $11.8 million non-cash write down to reflect the company's estimated fair value, according to the earnings press statement. The related charge is excluded from the earnings results.