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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 0.17
YUM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. YUM: 0.17 )
YUM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.17

0.03
0.4
Equity to Asset 0.19
YUM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. YUM: 0.19 )
YUM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.32   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.19

-0.32
0.28
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.33
M-Score: -2.98
WACC vs ROIC
9.14%
24.99%
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 (%) 11.73
YUM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. YUM: 11.73 )
YUM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.93   Max: 16.83
Current: 11.73

6.93
16.83
Net-margin (%) 7.91
YUM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. YUM: 7.91 )
YUM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.15   Max: 11.71
Current: 7.91

-1.15
11.71
ROE (%) 48.85
YUM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. YUM: 48.85 )
YUM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 50.07   Max: 233.59
Current: 48.85

50.07
233.59
ROA (%) 12.02
YUM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. YUM: 12.02 )
YUM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.23   Max: 17.9
Current: 12.02

9.23
17.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.00
YUM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.81 vs. YUM: 35.00 )
YUM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 32.82   Max: 55.33
Current: 35

32.82
55.33
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
YUM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. YUM: 3.70 )
YUM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.9   Max: 13.8
Current: 3.7

-10.9
13.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.10
YUM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. YUM: -0.10 )
YUM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.9   Max: 16.5
Current: -0.1

-3.9
16.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.40
YUM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 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
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

YUM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Caxton Associates 220,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 720,030 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,870 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 302,758 sh (+1012.55%)
Joel Greenblatt 7,064 sh (+96.17%)
John Burbank 40,500 sh (+80.00%)
Ron Baron 53,541 sh (+20.63%)
John Burbank 500,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 200,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 15,472 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 12,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,331,639 sh (-1.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 394,663 sh (-35.00%)
Pioneer Investments 6,573 sh (-74.76%)
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Q2 2014

YUM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 305,515 sh (+654.36%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,246,078 sh (+215.73%)
Jeff Auxier 15,472 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 300,000 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)
Steven Cohen 205,200 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%)
Jeff Auxier 15,472 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 42,811 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 753,599 sh (-35.82%)
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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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Top Ranked Articles about Yum Brands Inc

Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund Comments on Yum Brands Inc
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. Read more...
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund Purchases Yum! Brands During Q4
The Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund (Trades, Portfolio) invests at least 80% of its total assets in the Asia region except Japan. As of Dec. 31, the fund had $8.1 billion in assets under management. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 34.10
YUM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 34.80 vs. YUM: 34.10 )
YUM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.29   Max: 35.34
Current: 34.1

12.29
35.34
Forward P/E 19.16
YUM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 32.36 vs. YUM: 19.16 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 34.00
YUM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
72% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 35.30 vs. YUM: 34.00 )
YUM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.29   Max: 35.27
Current: 34

12.29
35.27
P/B 22.12
YUM's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. YUM: 22.12 )
YUM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 7.74   Max: 94.24
Current: 22.12

7.74
94.24
P/S 2.67
YUM's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. YUM: 2.67 )
YUM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 2.78
Current: 2.67

1.07
2.78
PFCF 35.12
YUM's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 70.30 vs. YUM: 35.12 )
YUM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 18.1   Max: 39.75
Current: 35.12

18.1
39.75
POCF 17.29
YUM's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. YUM: 17.29 )
YUM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.86   Max: 17.91
Current: 17.29

7.86
17.91
EV-to-EBIT 23.60
YUM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 22.40 vs. YUM: 23.60 )
YUM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.2   Max: 25.1
Current: 23.6

10.2
25.1
PEG 10.30
YUM's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. YUM: 10.30 )
YUM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 38.89
Current: 10.3

1.05
38.89
Shiller P/E 29.61
YUM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 126.17 vs. YUM: 29.61 )
YUM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.73   Max: 32
Current: 29.61

15.73
32
Current Ratio 0.68
YUM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. YUM: 0.68 )
YUM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.68

0.34
0.95
Quick Ratio 0.56
YUM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. YUM: 0.56 )
YUM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.56

0.31
0.87
Days Inventory 10.32
YUM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 14.18 vs. YUM: 10.32 )
YUM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 3.79   Max: 11.47
Current: 10.32

3.79
11.47
Days Sales Outstanding 8.93
YUM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. YUM: 8.93 )
YUM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.61   Max: 15.54
Current: 8.93

5.61
15.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.99
YUM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. YUM: 1.99 )
YUM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 2.94
Current: 1.99

0.22
2.94
Dividend Payout 0.66
YUM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. YUM: 0.66 )
YUM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.66

0.08
0.66
Dividend growth (3y) 13.70
YUM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 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) 3.99
YUM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. YUM: 3.99 )
YUM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 5.86
Current: 3.99

0.44
5.86
Share Buyback Rate 2.00
YUM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 279 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 64.72
YUM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. YUM: 64.72 )
YUM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 19.82   Max: 147.19
Current: 64.72

19.82
147.19
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.84
YUM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
75% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. YUM: 2.84 )
YUM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 4.89
Current: 2.84

1.62
4.89
Price/Median PS Value 1.43
YUM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. YUM: 1.43 )
YUM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.43

0.37
1.43
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 6.42
YUM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. YUM: 6.42 )
YUM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 5.97
Current: 6.42

1.14
5.97
Price/Graham Number 9.75
YUM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.16 vs. YUM: 9.75 )
YUM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 4.06   Max: 11.78
Current: 9.75

4.06
11.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.20
YUM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. YUM: 4.20 )
YUM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4   Max: 9.8
Current: 4.2

4
9.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.40
YUM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.04 vs. YUM: 8.40 )
YUM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 17.6
Current: 8.4

2.3
17.6

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 has over 40,000 restaurants in more than 125 countries and territories. Units are operated by a Concept or by independent franchisees or licensees under the terms of franchise or license agreements. It operates through six segments, namely YUM Restaurants China, YUM Restaurants International (YRI), Taco Bell U.S., KFC U.S., Pizza Hut U.S. and YUM Restaurants India. The China Division includes mainland China, and the India Division includes India, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Nepal and Sri Lanka. YRI includes the remainder of its international operations. The China Division, based in Shanghai, China, comprises 6,200 system restaurants, primarily Company-owned KFCs and Pizza Huts. YRI, based in Plano, Texas, comprises 15,200 system restaurants, primarily franchised KFCs and Pizza Huts, operating in over 120 countries outside the U.S., China and India. The India Division, based in Delhi, India comprises 700 system restaurants. Most restaurants in each Concept offer consumers the ability to dine in and/or carry out food. In addition, Taco Bell and KFC offer a drive-thru option in many stores. Pizza Hut offers a drive-thru option on a much more limited basis. Pizza Hut and KFC, on a more limited basis primarily in China, offer delivery service. Each concept can be described in the following manner, KFC restaurants across the world offer fried and non-fried chicken products such as sandwiches, chicken strips, chicken-on-the-bone and other chicken products marketed under a variety of names. KFC restaurants also offer a variety of entrees and side items suited to local preferences and tastes. Restaurant decor throughout the world is characterized by the image of the Colonel. Pizza Hut features a variety of pizzas which are marketed under varying names. Each of these pizzas is offered with a variety of different toppings suited to local preferences and tastes. Many Pizza Huts also offer pasta and chicken wings, including over 4,800 stores offering wings under the brand WingStreet, primarily in the U.S. Outside the U.S., Pizza Hut casual dining restaurants offer a variety of core menu products other than pizza, which are typically suited to local preferences and tastes. Pizza Hut units feature a distinctive red roof logo on their signage. Taco Bell specializes in Mexican-style food products, including various types of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads, nachos and other related items. Taco Bell units feature a distinctive bell logo on their signage. The Company and its Concepts own numerous registered trademarks and service marks such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. The retail food industry, in which the Company's Conce
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