$YUM (Yum! Brands, Inc.)

$YUM {{ '2016-02-04T09:13:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 4Q15, $YUM repurchased 11.4MM shares for $830MM at an average price of $73 per share. For FY15, company repurchased 15.9MM shares for $1.2Bil, with 420MM shares outstanding at end FY15. Effective tax rate decreased to 29.4% in the quarter.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-08T20:02:24+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$YUM has more than doubled its system sales since its spin-off from $PEP in 1997, growing operating profit more than six times and selling to nearly 60% of restaurants outside the US. In terms of the return, $YUM stated that a $10,000 investment in the company at the time of spin-off would be worth $170,000 currently.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-08T19:53:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In process of revamping Pizza Hut, $YUM has announced an addition of 14,000 new delivery drivers by the end of 2017 and has executed other operational enhancements design to make the delivery system more efficient. The company has also launched the Hut Rewards Loyalty Program in Aug., and is confident the investment will pay off in the long run.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-02T15:35:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM’s pizza chain Pizza Hut has struggled in recent quarters due to heavy competition, mainly from $DPZ. But its effort to turn around the franchise through more advertising and promotions are finally paying off. Notably, $YUM revitalized KFC in 2015 to boost deflated sales, after which the chicken chain saw 13 quarters of same-store sales growth.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-02T15:19:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM saw same-store sales rise across its brands for 3Q17 with Pizza Hut breaking a five-quarter streak of declining sale. Same-store sales (restaurants open at least a year) rose 4% for KFC, 1% for Pizza Hut and 3% for Taco Bell. The company’s overall revenue fell 5%, reflecting the spinoff of its China business last November.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-02T12:46:58+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$CMG {{ '2017-08-14T19:50:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CMG has hired Laurie Schalow as Chief Communications Officer, a newly created position that will oversee all facets of Chipotle’s internal and external communications. Schalow comes to Chipotle from $YUM where she held a variety of positions in communications, most recently serving as VP of public affairs.

$YUM {{ '2017-08-03T18:09:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$YUM said it anticipates net impacts from the refranchising dilution for FY17 to be at the high end of the 1-2 percentage points it previously announced.

$YUM {{ '2017-08-03T12:38:27+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$YUM {{ '2017-08-03T11:54:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM's worldwide same-store sales in 2Q17 rose 2%. While same-store sales for KFC and Taco Bell grew 3% and 4% respectively, it fell 1% for Pizza Hut during the quarter.

$YUM {{ '2017-08-03T11:47:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As fewer people dined at Pizza Hut, $YUM's net sales fell 4% to $1.45Bil in 2Q17. Net income for the company, which also owns KFC and Taco Bell, fell to $206MM, or $0.58 per share, compared to $336MM, or $0.64 per share in the year-ago period. Excluding special items, net income rose 21% to $0.68 per share during the quarter.

$YUM {{ '2017-05-22T10:39:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM BoD declared a dividend of $0.30 per share of common stock. The quarterly dividend will be distributed Aug. 4, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 14, 2017.

$YUM {{ '2017-05-03T13:27:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

On system unit growth $YUM said the company is seeing good net new unit growth across the board on both KFC and Pizza Hut. Internationally, $YUM delivered 6% net new unit growth in 1Q17 and KFC delivered 4% net new unit growth.

$YUM {{ '2017-05-03T13:08:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$YUM stated that on the business slowing in the future, the company is seeing a timing mismatch when the company is cutting G&A and getting savings versus the loss of operating profit from re-franchising. Last year it was in favor of the company, however, in 1Q17 G&A and savings were neutral. So going forward this would be the headwind for growth.

$YUM {{ '2017-05-03T12:48:22+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$YUM Yum! Brands Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q1 2017 highlights

$YUM {{ '2017-05-03T11:41:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 1Q17, worldwide same-store sales of $YUM rose 2%, with KFC Division same-store sales up 2% and Pizza Hut Division same-store sales down 3%. Taco Bell Division same-store sales grew 8%. Worldwide core operating profit grew 9%.

$YUM {{ '2017-05-03T11:34:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 1Q17, $YUM refranchised 121 restaurants, including 31 KFC, 36 Pizza Hut and 54 Taco Bell units, for proceeds of $185MM. Yum! Brands recorded refranchising gains of $111MM in special items. As of quarter end, Yum's global franchise ownership mix was 94%.

$YUM {{ '2017-05-03T11:30:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM's total revenue fell 2% at $1.42Bil in 1Q17, as the KFC and Taco Bell owner's net income slid 23% to $280MM from last year's $364MM. Earnings from continuing operations were up 43% to $0.77 per diluted share, as effective tax rate fell 7.2 points to 19.4%.

$YUM {{ '2017-03-27T12:56:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM's BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share of common stock. The dividend will be payable on May 5, 2017 to shareholders of record on April 14, 2017. Over the long term, $YUM targets a payout ratio of 45-50% of annual net income, before special items.

$YUM {{ '2017-03-21T20:57:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM said certain subsidiaries that operate the company's KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell businesses have completed the repricing of the existing about $2Bil Term Loan B under the Senior Secured Credit Facility pursuant to an amendment to the Senior Secured Credit Agreement. The repricing is expected to reduce annual cash interest by about $15MM.

$YUM {{ '2017-03-21T13:36:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM has promoted Kevin Hochman to President and Chief Concept Officer of KFC U.S.. In his new role, Hochman will report to Roger Eaton, Chief Executive Officer of KFC Global, effective immediately.

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