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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.20
YUM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. YUM: 0.20 )
YUM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: N/A
Current: 0.2

Equity to Asset 0.21
YUM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. YUM: 0.21 )
YUM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.33   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.21

-0.33
0.3
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.99
M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
8.83%
24.37%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.32
YUM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.51 vs. YUM: 11.32 )
YUM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.93   Max: 16.83
Current: 11.32

6.93
16.83
Net-margin (%) 7.70
YUM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. YUM: 7.70 )
YUM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.15   Max: 11.71
Current: 7.7

-1.15
11.71
ROE (%) 49.23
YUM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. YUM: 49.23 )
YUM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 50.07   Max: 233.59
Current: 49.23

50.07
233.59
ROA (%) 11.70
YUM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. YUM: 11.70 )
YUM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.23   Max: 17.9
Current: 11.7

9.23
17.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 33.67
YUM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 16.85 vs. YUM: 33.67 )
YUM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 32.82   Max: 55.33
Current: 33.67

32.82
55.33
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
YUM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. YUM: 3.70 )
YUM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.9   Max: 13.6
Current: 3.7

-10.9
13.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.10
YUM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. YUM: -0.10 )
YUM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.9   Max: 16.3
Current: -0.1

-3.9
16.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.40
YUM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. YUM: -5.40 )
YUM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.4   Max: 15.3
Current: -5.4

-5.4
15.3
» YUM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

YUM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 305,515 sh (+654.36%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,246,078 sh (+215.73%)
Caxton Associates 300,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 15,472 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 300,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,306,064 sh (-0.77%)
Ron Baron 48,666 sh (-9.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,560 sh (-63.76%)
Caxton Associates 70,000 sh (-68.18%)
Jim Simons 136,200 sh (-81.08%)
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Q3 2014

YUM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 7,997 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 310,322 sh (+12022.00%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,538,104 sh (+7.02%)
Jeff Auxier 15,472 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 1,174,219 sh (-5.77%)
Ron Baron 42,811 sh (-12.03%)
John Burbank 40,500 sh (-86.74%)
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Q4 2014

YUM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Hussman 2,200 sh (New)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 945,000 sh (New)
George Soros 655,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 205,200 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,888,867 sh (+9.91%)
Jeff Auxier 15,472 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 42,811 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 753,599 sh (-35.82%)
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Q1 2015

YUM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Caxton Associates 160,000 sh (New)
Jana Partners 400,000 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 3,300,000 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 3,300,000 sh (New)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 1,276,110 sh (+35.04%)
John Hussman 2,200 sh (unchged)
George Soros 655,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 15,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 15,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 42,526 sh (-0.67%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,672,269 sh (-5.57%)
Jeremy Grantham 648,878 sh (-13.90%)
Steven Cohen 138,700 sh (-32.41%)
Jeff Auxier 6,422 sh (-58.49%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Yum Brands Inc

Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund Comments on Yum Brands Inc - Feb 05, 2015

One of the newer additions is Yum! Brands (YUM), which is continuing to solidify its position as a premier-eating destination for Chinese consumers. The recent setbacks at Yum! Brands around food quality are an opportunity for the management team to establish better controls, and distinguish their offerings from the competition.

From Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund (Trades, Portfolio) Q4 2014 Commentary.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 41.00
YUM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 38.10 vs. YUM: 41.00 )
YUM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.29   Max: 42.04
Current: 41

12.29
42.04
Forward P/E 22.42
YUM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 60.98 vs. YUM: 22.42 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 41.00
YUM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
69% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 39.30 vs. YUM: 41.00 )
YUM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.17   Max: 42.13
Current: 41

12.17
42.13
P/B 23.23
YUM's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. YUM: 23.23 )
YUM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 7.74   Max: 94.24
Current: 23.23

7.74
94.24
P/S 3.13
YUM's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. YUM: 3.13 )
YUM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 3.21
Current: 3.13

1.06
3.21
PFCF 45.54
YUM's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 112.49 vs. YUM: 45.54 )
YUM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 18.1   Max: 46.75
Current: 45.54

18.1
46.75
POCF 20.62
YUM's POCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 14.97 vs. YUM: 20.62 )
YUM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.81   Max: 21.16
Current: 20.62

7.81
21.16
EV-to-EBIT 28.38
YUM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.35 vs. YUM: 28.38 )
YUM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.2   Max: 29.9
Current: 28.38

10.2
29.9
PEG 12.42
YUM's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. YUM: 12.42 )
YUM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 38.02
Current: 12.42

1.01
38.02
Shiller P/E 33.49
YUM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. YUM: 33.49 )
YUM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.63   Max: 34.42
Current: 33.49

15.63
34.42
Current Ratio 0.78
YUM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. YUM: 0.78 )
YUM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.08
Current: 0.78

0.33
1.08
Quick Ratio 0.66
YUM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. YUM: 0.66 )
YUM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1
Current: 0.66

0.29
1
Days Inventory 10.28
YUM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
76% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. YUM: 10.28 )
YUM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 3.79   Max: 11.47
Current: 10.28

3.79
11.47
Days Sales Outstanding 10.33
YUM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.54 vs. YUM: 10.33 )
YUM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.61   Max: 15.54
Current: 10.33

5.61
15.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.75
YUM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. YUM: 1.75 )
YUM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 2.94
Current: 1.75

0.22
2.94
Dividend Payout 0.69
YUM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. YUM: 0.69 )
YUM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.02
Current: 0.69

0.13
1.02
Dividend growth (3y) 13.70
YUM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.00 vs. YUM: 13.70 )
YUM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 73.8
Current: 13.7

0
73.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.39
YUM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. YUM: 3.39 )
YUM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 5.86
Current: 3.39

0.44
5.86
Share Buyback Rate 2.00
YUM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. YUM: 2.00 )
YUM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.3   Max: -1.1
Current: 2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 54.81
YUM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. YUM: 54.81 )
YUM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 19.82   Max: 147.19
Current: 54.81

19.82
147.19
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.42
YUM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. YUM: 3.42 )
YUM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 4.89
Current: 3.42

1.42
4.89
Price/Median PS Value 1.69
YUM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. YUM: 1.69 )
YUM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.47
Current: 1.69

0.32
1.47
Price/Graham Number 9.74
YUM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. YUM: 9.74 )
YUM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 3.81   Max: 12.12
Current: 9.74

3.81
12.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.50
YUM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. YUM: 3.50 )
YUM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 9.8
Current: 3.5

3.3
9.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.40
YUM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. YUM: 6.40 )
YUM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 17.5
Current: 6.4

2.3
17.5

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
Compare:BH, CMG, MCD, DIN, SBUX » details
Traded in other countries:TGR.Germany,
Yum Brands Inc was incorporated under the laws of the state of North Carolina in 1997. The Company, through the three concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, develops, operates, franchises and licenses a system of restaurants which prepare, package and sell a menu of competitively priced food items. It consists of five segments YUM China (China Division), YUM India (India Division), The KFC Division, The Pizza Hut and The Taco Bell Division. YUM China includes all operations in mainland China. YUM India includes all operations in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The KFC Division includes all operations of the KFC concept outside of China Division and India Division. The Pizza Hut Division includes all operations of the Pizza Hut concept outside of China Division and India Division. The Taco Bell Division includes all operations of the Taco Bell concept outside of India Division. Its trademarks include Kentucky Fried Chicken, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. The retail food industry, in which the Company's Concepts compete, is made up of supermarkets, supercenters, warehouse stores, convenience stores, coffee shops, snack bars, delicatessens and restaurants (including the QSR segment), and is intensely competitive with respect to food quality, price, service, convenience, location and concept. The Company and its U.S. operations are subject to various federal, state and local laws affecting its business, including laws and regulations concerning information security, labor, health, sanitation and safety.
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