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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.19
YUM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
76% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. YUM: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
YUM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.12 Max: N/A
Current: 0.19
Equity to Asset 0.19
YUM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. YUM: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
YUM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.33  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.3
Current: 0.19
-0.33
0.3
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.59
M-Score: -3.02
WACC vs ROIC
10.41%
22.38%
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 (%) 10.58
YUM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. YUM: 10.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
YUM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.93  Med: 12.89 Max: 16.83
Current: 10.58
6.93
16.83
Net-margin (%) 7.00
YUM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. YUM: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
YUM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.15  Med: 8.18 Max: 11.71
Current: 7
-1.15
11.71
ROE (%) 47.70
YUM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. YUM: 47.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
YUM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 50.07  Med: 72.00 Max: 233.59
Current: 47.7
50.07
233.59
ROA (%) 10.66
YUM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. YUM: 10.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
YUM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.23  Med: 13.26 Max: 17.9
Current: 10.66
9.23
17.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.24
YUM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 14.44 vs. YUM: 31.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
YUM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 33.53  Med: 36.28 Max: 70.99
Current: 31.24
33.53
70.99
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
YUM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. YUM: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
YUM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.9  Med: 6.70 Max: 13.6
Current: 3.7
-10.9
13.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.10
YUM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. YUM: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
YUM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.9  Med: 8.70 Max: 16.3
Current: -0.1
-3.9
16.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.40
YUM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. YUM: -5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
YUM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.4  Med: 12.05 Max: 15.3
Current: -5.4
-5.4
15.3
» YUM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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

Steven Cohen 205,200 sh (New)
John Hussman 2,200 sh (New)
George Soros 655,000 sh (New)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 945,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,888,867 sh (+9.91%)
Ron Baron 42,811 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 15,472 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

Daniel Loeb 3,300,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 160,000 sh (New)
Jana Partners 400,000 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 3,300,000 sh (New)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 1,276,110 sh (+35.04%)
Daniel Loeb 15,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 2,200 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 15,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 655,000 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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Q2 2015

YUM Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Fisher 2,679 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,652,038 sh (+53.91%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 1,326,110 sh (+3.92%)
John Hussman 1,700 sh (-22.73%)
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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) 58.61
YUM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
78% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 29.80 vs. YUM: 58.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
YUM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.29  Med: 20.46 Max: 61.63
Current: 58.61
12.29
61.63
Forward P/E 21.32
YUM's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 19.19 vs. YUM: 21.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 58.20
YUM's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
78% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 29.50 vs. YUM: 58.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
YUM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.17  Med: 20.48 Max: 61.83
Current: 58.2
12.17
61.83
P/B 24.32
YUM's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. YUM: 24.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
YUM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 7.71  Med: 14.20 Max: 94.24
Current: 24.32
7.71
94.24
P/S 3.03
YUM's P/S is ranked lower than
81% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. YUM: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
YUM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.06  Med: 1.91 Max: 3.21
Current: 3.03
1.06
3.21
PFCF 44.35
YUM's PFCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 32.26 vs. YUM: 44.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
YUM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 18.1  Med: 25.56 Max: 46.75
Current: 44.35
18.1
46.75
POCF 20.46
YUM's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. YUM: 20.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
YUM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.81  Med: 12.64 Max: 21.52
Current: 20.46
7.81
21.52
EV-to-EBIT 29.52
YUM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. YUM: 29.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
YUM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.2  Med: 15.00 Max: 31.1
Current: 29.52
10.2
31.1
PEG 17.64
YUM's PEG is ranked lower than
92% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. YUM: 17.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
YUM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.32 Max: 31.23
Current: 17.64
1.01
31.23
Shiller P/E 32.09
YUM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 33.76 vs. YUM: 32.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
YUM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.63  Med: 25.26 Max: 34.17
Current: 32.09
15.63
34.17
Current Ratio 0.64
YUM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. YUM: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
YUM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.08
Current: 0.64
0.33
1.08
Quick Ratio 0.54
YUM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. YUM: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
YUM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.56 Max: 1
Current: 0.54
0.29
1
Days Inventory 10.56
YUM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.23 vs. YUM: 10.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
YUM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 3.79  Med: 6.06 Max: 11.47
Current: 10.56
3.79
11.47
Days Sales Outstanding 9.77
YUM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. YUM: 9.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
YUM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.61  Med: 8.06 Max: 15.54
Current: 9.77
5.61
15.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.87
YUM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
60% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. YUM: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
YUM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.73 Max: 2.94
Current: 1.87
0.22
2.94
Dividend Payout 0.78
YUM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
55% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. YUM: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
YUM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.34 Max: 1.02
Current: 0.78
0.13
1.02
Dividend growth (3y) 13.70
YUM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
60% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. YUM: 13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
YUM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 13.70 Max: 73.8
Current: 13.7
0
73.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.73
YUM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. YUM: 3.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
YUM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 3.45 Max: 5.86
Current: 3.73
0.44
5.86
Share Buyback Rate 2.00
YUM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. YUM: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
YUM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.3  Med: 1.30 Max: -1.1
Current: 2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 64.37
YUM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. YUM: 64.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
YUM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 18.64  Med: 42.12 Max: 195.2
Current: 64.37
18.64
195.2
Price/Projected FCF 3.21
YUM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
251% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. YUM: 3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
YUM' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.42  Med: 2.40 Max: 4.89
Current: 3.21
1.42
4.89
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.85
YUM's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
79% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. YUM: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.57
YUM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
158% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. YUM: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
YUM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.82 Max: 1.6
Current: 1.57
0.31
1.6
Price/Graham Number 10.93
YUM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
253% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. YUM: 10.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
YUM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 5.85 Max: 12.12
Current: 10.93
3.8
12.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.36
YUM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. YUM: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
YUM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 6.70 Max: 9.8
Current: 3.36
3.2
9.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.80
YUM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. YUM: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
YUM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 3.9  Med: 12.10 Max: 17.5
Current: 4.8
3.9
17.5

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 13,920 15,197 15,027
EPS($) 3.53 4.11 4.76
EPS without NRI($) 3.53 4.11 4.76

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
Compare:BH, CMG, MCD, DIN, SBUX » details
Traded in other countries:TGR.Germany, 0QYD.UK, YUM.Switzerland,
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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