$YUM (Yum! Brands, Inc.)

$YUM {{ '2016-10-11T14:20:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM, the owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands, outlined its strategic transformation plans following the separation of its China business. The separation is expected to be completed after the close of business on Oct. 31, 2016. The company plans to increase franchise restaurant ownership from 77% currently to at least 98% by the FY18-end.

$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.

$WHR {{ '2017-02-21T14:44:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WHR appointed Greg Creed, CEO of $YUM, to its BoD, effective immediately. Creed has served as CEO of $YUM since January 2015.

$YUM {{ '2017-02-09T15:03:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$YUM reported that it didn't see any impact on the company's international sales from US President Trump's domestic focused policy. The company said that it is not seeing any impact on the business in any country so far.

$YUM {{ '2017-02-09T14:53:30+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$YUM Yum! Brands Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q4 2016 Highlights

$YUM {{ '2017-02-09T14:38:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Over the next three years, $YUM plans to return an additional $6.5-7.0Bil to shareholders through share repurchases and dividend. From 4Q15, when the company announced its intention to separate into two companies, through 2019 end, the capital return is targeted to be over $13.5Bil.

$YUM {{ '2017-02-09T14:34:10+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 2017, $YUM forecasted 2-3% global system-wide same-store sales growth and 3% global net new unit growth, with each division increasing their pace of development compared to 2016. Global system sales growth is expected to be at least 5%, excluding the impact of FX. CapEx is expected to be $350-400MM for 2017.

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