Yum! Brands Reports Third-Quarter EPS

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(hospitalitybusinessnews.com)– Yum! Brands, Inc. today reported results for the third quarter ended September 5, 2015, including EPS of $1.00, excluding Special Items. Reported EPS was $0.95.

THIRD-QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Worldwide system sales grew 6%. Worldwide restaurant margin increased 3.3 percentage points to 18.2%, and worldwide operating profit increased 23%.
  • Total international development was 376 new restaurants; 72% of this development occurred in emerging markets.
  • China Division system sales increased 8%, driven by 7% unit growth and 2% same-store sales growth. Restaurant margin increased 4.7 percentage points to 19.6%. Operating profit increased 64%.
  • KFC Division system sales increased 6%, driven by 3% unit growth and 3% same-store sales growth. Operating margin decreased 0.2 percentage points to 21.7%. Operating profit increased 3%.
  • Pizza Hut Division system sales increased 2%, driven by 2% unit growth and 1% same-store sales growth. Operating margin decreased 0.7 percentage points to 25.4%. Operating profit was even.
  • Taco Bell Division system sales increased 7%, driven by 3% unit growth and 4% same-store sales growth. Operating margin decreased 0.1 percentage points to 28.0%. Operating profit increased 6%.
  • India Division system sales decreased 9%, as 10% unit growth was offset by an 18% same-store sales decline.
  • Worldwide effective tax rate increased to 24.8% from 22.4%.
  • Foreign currency translation negatively impacted operating profit by $29 million.

FULL-YEAR CHINA SALES AND EPS UPDATE

While it remains difficult to forecast China sales, we are now estimating full-year same-store sales to be low-single-digit negative. For the fourth quarter, this assumes mid-single-digit same-store sales growth for the Division, with positive same-store sales growth at KFC and negative same-store sales at Pizza Hut Casual Dining. Given a slower-than-expected recovery in China sales, particularly at Pizza Hut Casual Dining, as well as stronger foreign exchange headwinds, we now expect full-year EPS growth to be low-single-digit positive.

Third Quarter

Year-to-Date

2015

2014

% Change

2015

2014

% Change

EPS Excluding Special Items $1.00 $0.87 14% $2.50 $2.48 1%
Special Items Gain/(Loss)1 $(0.05) $0.02 NM $(0.21) $0.02 NM
EPS $0.95 $0.89 6% $2.29 $2.50 (9)%

1 See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results for further detail of Special Items. Special Items in 2015 are primarily related to a non-cash charge associated with refranchising our Mexico business and payments related to the recent agreement with KFC U.S. franchisees, partially offset by U.S. refranchising gains.

Note: All comparisons are versus the same period a year ago and exclude Special Items unless noted. System sales and operating profit figures on this page exclude foreign currency translation; restaurant margin and operating margin figures are as reported.

GREG CREED COMMENTS

Greg Creed, CEO, said “Third-quarter EPS grew 14%. We’re pleased same-store sales turned positive and we achieved restaurant margins of nearly 20% in our China business. However, the pace of recovery in our China Division is below our expectations. Outside of China, our Taco Bell and KFC Divisions continued to sustain their positive sales momentum while Pizza Hut was relatively flat. Given our lower full-year expectations in China, combined with additional foreign exchange impact, we now expect 2015 EPS growth to be well below our target of at least 10%.

Our growth fundamentals in China, including new-unit development, remain intact. However, we’re experiencing unexpected headwinds, making the second half of the year more challenging than we anticipated. Our new China Division CEO, Micky Pant, and his leadership team are taking significant actions to get sales, traffic and profits back to historic levels. Outside of China, KFC continued its solid growth across both emerging and developed markets. Taco Bell’s same-store sales growth was boosted by insight-driven innovation coupled with industry-leading value. We remain confident in the actions underway at Pizza Hut to turn this business around longer term.

Our central goal remains building three iconic, global brands people trust and champion. We are focused on the three keys to driving shareholder value: new-unit development, same-store sales growth, and high returns on invested capital. I’m confident that this formula will produce strong, sustainable EPS growth over the long term. As evidence of this, we’re pleased to announce a 12% increase to our quarterly dividend, which marks the eleventh consecutive year we’ve raised our dividend at a double-digit percentage rate.”

CHINA DIVISION

Third Quarter

Year-to-Date

% Change % Change

2015

2014

Reported

Ex F/X

2015

2014

Reported

Ex F/X

System Sales Growth +7 +8 (1) Even
Same-Store Sales Growth (%) +2 (14) NM NM (6) +1 NM NM
Franchise & License Fees ($MM) 34 31 +13 +14 83 80 +4 +6
Restaurant Margin (%) 19.6 14.9 4.7 4.7 17.7 17.9 (0.2) (0.1)
Operating Profit ($MM) 327 202 +62 +64 661 681 (3) (1)
  • China Division system sales increased 8%, prior to foreign currency translation.
    • Same-store sales increased 2%, with an increase of 3% at KFC, partially offset by a decline of 1% at Pizza Hut Casual Dining.
    • Negative same-store sales in the first half of the quarter were more than offset by sales growth in the second half of the quarter, as sales turned significantly positive when we overlapped the supplier incident on July 20th of last year.
  • China Division opened 108 new units during the quarter.
China Units Q3 2015 % Change2
Restaurants1 6,867 +7
KFC 4,889 +5
Pizza Hut
Casual Dining 1,421 +21
Home Service 284 +26

1 Total includes East Dawning and Little Sheep units.

2 Represents year-over-year change.

  • Restaurant margin was 19.6%, an increase of 4.7 percentage points driven by productivity initiatives and sales leverage.
  • Foreign currency translation negatively impacted operating profit by $4 million.

KFC DIVISION

Third Quarter

Year-to-Date

% Change % Change

2015

2014

Reported

Ex F/X

2015

2014

Reported

Ex F/X

Restaurants 14,316 13,961 +3 NA 14,316 13,961 +3 NA
System Sales Growth (6) +6 (3) +7
Same-Store Sales Growth (%) +3 +3 NM NM +3 +2 NM NM
Franchise & License Fees ($MM) 193 205 (6) +6 579 596 (3) +7
Restaurant Margin (%) 14.0 13.4 0.6 0.7 14.9 13.1 1.8 1.7
Operating Profit ($MM) 150 169 (11) +3 471 487 (3) +8
Operating Margin (%) 21.7 21.9 (0.2) (0.4) 23.2 22.2 1.0 0.6
  • KFC Division system sales increased 6%, excluding foreign currency translation.
Third Quarter (% Change)
Int’l Emerging Markets Int’l Developed Markets U.S.
System Sales Growth (Ex F/X) +11% +6% Even
Same-Store Sales Growth +3% +3%

+2%

  • KFC Division opened 141 new international restaurants in 45 countries, including 101 units in emerging markets. 82% of these new units were opened by franchisees.
  • Operating margin decreased 0.2 percentage points, including higher advertising expense as part of our recent agreement with KFC U.S. franchisees, partially offset by an increase of 0.6 percentage points in restaurant margin.
  • Foreign currency translation negatively impacted operating profit by $23 million, as approximately 90% of division profits are generated outside the U.S.

KFC MARKETS1

Percent of KFC

System Sales2

SYSTEM Sales Growth Ex F/X
Third Quarter (%) Year-to-Date (%)
Emerging Markets
Asia (e.g. Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines) 8% +6 +5
Africa 7% +6 +11
Latin America (e.g. Mexico, Peru) 6% +8 +8
Middle East / North Africa 6% +3 +3
Russia 4% +45 +45
Thailand 3% +3 +6
Continental Europe (e.g. Poland) 2% +14 +14
Developed Markets

U.S.

24% Even +2
Asia (e.g. Japan, Korea, Taiwan) 10% +10 +3
Australia 10% +8 +9
U.K. 9% +1 +4
Continental Europe (e.g. France, Germany) 7% +8 +8
Canada 3% +1 +1
Latin America (e.g. Puerto Rico) 1% (1) +3

1 See website www.yum.com under tab “Investors” for a list of the countries within each of the markets.

2 Reflects Full Year 2014.

PIZZA HUT DIVISION

Third Quarter

Year-to-Date

% Change % Change

2015

2014

Reported

Ex F/X

2015

2014

Reported

Ex F/X

Restaurants 13,616 13,393 +2 NA 13,616 13,393 +2 NA
System Sales Growth (3) +2 (2) +2
Same-Store Sales Growth (%) +1 (1) NM NM Even (2) NM NM
Franchise & License Fees ($MM) 121 124 (3) +3 367 374 (2) +2
Restaurant Margin (%) 7.8 8.9 (1.1) (1.6) 9.8 9.0 0.8 0.3
Operating Profit ($MM) 67 68 (3) Even 208 215 (4) (1)
Operating Margin (%) 25.4 26.1 (0.7) (1.0) 26.0 27.1 (1.1) (1.2)
  • Pizza Hut Division system sales increased 2%, excluding foreign currency translation.
Third Quarter (% Change)
Int’l Emerging Markets Int’l Developed Markets U.S.
System Sales Growth (Ex F/X) +9% +1% Even
Same-Store Sales Growth +4% Even Even
  • Pizza Hut Division opened 105 new international restaurants in 38 countries, including 46 units in emerging markets. 95% of these new units were opened by franchisees.
  • Operating margin declined 0.7 percentage points, driven by strategic investments in international G&A.
  • Foreign currency translation negatively impacted operating profit by $2 million.
PIZZA HUT MARKETS1

Percent of Pizza

Hut System Sales2

SYSTEM Sales Growth Ex F/X
Third Quarter (%) Year-to-Date (%)
Emerging Markets
Latin America (e.g. Mexico, Peru) 7% +11 +8
Asia (e.g. Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines) 5% +4 +3
Middle East / North Africa 5% +8 +7
Continental Europe (e.g. Poland) 1% +12 +9
Developed Markets
U.S. 55% Even Even
Asia (e.g. Japan, Korea, Taiwan) 9% Even (1)
U.K. 6% +6 +4
Continental Europe (e.g. France, Germany) 5% +2 +3
Australia 3% (9) (6)
Canada 3% +7 +5
Latin America (e.g. Puerto Rico) 1% (5) Even

1 See website www.yum.com under tab “Investors” for a list of the countries within each of the markets.

2 Reflects Full Year 2014.

TACO BELL DIVISION

Third Quarter

Year-to-Date

% Change % Change

2015

2014

Reported

Ex F/X

2015

2014

Reported

Ex F/X

Restaurants 6,314 6,109 +3 NA 6,314 6,109 +3 NA
System Sales Growth +7 +7 +8 +8
Same-Store Sales Growth (%) +4 +3 NM NM +5 +1 NM NM
Franchise & License Fees ($MM) 107 99 +8 +8 309 281 +10 +10
Restaurant Margin (%) 22.1 20.7 1.4 1.4 21.6 18.1 3.5 3.5
Operating Profit ($MM) 132 124 +6 +6 387 317 +22 +22
Operating Margin (%) 28.0 28.1 (0.1) (0.1) 28.1 24.9 3.2 3.2
  • Taco Bell Division system sales increased 7%, driven by 4% same-store sales growth and 3% unit growth.
  • Taco Bell Division opened 62 new restaurants; 81% of these new units were opened by franchisees.
  • Restaurant margin was 22.1%, an increase of 1.4 percentage points, driven by same-store sales growth.
  • Operating margin decreased 0.1 percentage points, driven by an increase in G&A related to incentive compensation and pension. This was largely offset by an increase of 1.4 percentage points in restaurant margin.

INDIA DIVISION

  • India Division system sales decreased 9% prior to foreign currency translation, as 10% unit growth was offset by an 18% same-store sales decline.
  • Operating loss was $8 million, as compared to an operating loss of $3 million in prior year.
India Units Q3 2015 % Change2
Restaurants1 811 +10
KFC 378 +10
Pizza Hut
Casual Dining 175 (4)
Home Service 251 +23

1 Total includes 7 Taco Bell units.

2 Represents year-over-year change.

SPECIAL ITEMS / SHARE REPURCHASE UPDATE / DIVIDEND INCREASE

  • For the third quarter in the U.S., we refranchised 24 units, primarily related to Taco Bell, for proceeds of $30 million. We recorded pre-tax U.S. refranchising gains of $16 million in Special Items. At the end of the third quarter, our company ownership in the U.S. across our three branded divisions was 9%.
  • During the first quarter of 2015, we reached an agreement with our KFC U.S. franchisees that will give us brand marketing control, as well as an accelerated path to expanded menu offerings, improved assets and an enhanced customer experience. In connection with this agreement, we recognized a Special Items charge of $21 million during the quarter, primarily related to the funding of investments for new back-of-house equipment for franchisees.
  • During the quarter, we recorded a $20 million refranchising loss in Special Items related to the planned refranchising of certain international markets.
  • Year-to-date through October 5, 2015, we repurchased 4.5 million shares totaling $370 million at an average price of $82.
  • The Company’s Board of Directors approved a 12% increase in the Company’s quarterly dividend. The quarterly cash dividend will increase from $0.41 to $0.46 per share and will be effective with the dividend payment to be distributed on November 6, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 16, 2015. This increase raises the annual dividend rate to $1.84 per share. Over the long term, Yum! is now targeting a payout ratio of 45% to 50% of annual net income, before Special Items.

YUM! Brands, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Summary of Results

(amounts in millions, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

Quarter ended % Change Year to date % Change
9/5/15 9/6/14 B/(W) 9/5/15 9/6/14 B/(W)
Company sales $ 2,968 $ 2,891 3 $ 7,806 $ 7,941 (2)
Franchise and license fees and income 459 463 (1) 1,348 1,341
Total revenues 3,427 3,354 2 9,154 9,282 (1)
Company restaurant expenses
Food and paper 933 951 2 2,462 2,562 4
Payroll and employee benefits 625 642 3 1,720 1,755 2
Occupancy and other operating expenses 871 869 2,292 2,326 1
Company restaurant expenses 2,429 2,462 1 6,474 6,643 3
General and administrative expenses 328 323 (1) 976 946 (3)
Franchise and license expenses 65 42 (54) 146 109 (34)
Closures and impairment (income) expenses 3 6 48 30 30 2
Refranchising (gain) loss 2 (20 ) NM 60 (27 ) NM
Other (income) expense (3 ) (9 ) (67) (12 ) (19 ) (38)
Total costs and expenses, net 2,824 2,804 (1) 7,674 7,682
Operating Profit 603 550 10 1,480 1,600 (7)
Interest expense, net 32 28 (11) 99 90 (9)
Income before income taxes 571 522 10 1,381 1,510 (9)
Income tax provision 145 119 (22) 358 370 3
Net income – including noncontrolling interests 426 403 6 1,023 1,140 (10)
Net income (loss) – noncontrolling interests 5 (1 ) NM 5 3 (72)
Net income – YUM! Brands, Inc. $ 421 $ 404 4 $ 1,018 $ 1,137 (10)

Effective tax rate

25.3 % 22.7 % (2.6 ppts.) 25.9 % 24.5 % (1.4 ppts.)

Basic EPS Data

EPS $ 0.97 $ 0.91 6 $ 2.33 $ 2.55 (9)
Average shares outstanding 436 443 2 437 445 2

Diluted EPS Data

EPS $ 0.95 $ 0.89 6 $ 2.29 $ 2.50 (9)
Average shares outstanding 444 452 2 445 455 2
Dividends declared per common share $ $ $ 0.82 $ 0.74

See accompanying notes.

Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.

YUM! Brands, Inc.

CHINA DIVISION Operating Results

(amounts in millions)

(unaudited)

Quarter ended % Change Year to date % Change
9/5/15 9/6/14 B/(W) 9/5/15 9/6/14 B/(W)
Company sales $ 1,935 $ 1,809 7 $ 4,778 $ 4,848 (1)
Franchise and license fees and income 34 31 13 83 80 4
Total revenues 1,969 1,840 7 4,861 4,928 (1)
Company restaurant expenses
Food and paper 611 598 (2) 1,518 1,547 2
Payroll and employee benefits 356 366 3 933 944 1
Occupancy and other operating expenses 589 576 (2) 1,481 1,488
Company restaurant expenses 1,556 1,540 (1) 3,932 3,979 1
General and administrative expenses 90 95 5 258 259
Franchise and license expenses 6 5 (21) 15 11 (34)
Closures and impairment (income) expenses 3 4 23 22 23 6
Other (income) expense (13 ) (6 ) NM (27 ) (25 ) 5
1,642 1,638 4,200 4,247 1
Operating Profit $ 327 $ 202 62 $ 661 $ 681 (3)
Company sales 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Food and paper 31.6 33.1 1.5 ppts. 31.8 31.9 0.1 ppts.
Payroll and employee benefits 18.4 20.2 1.8 ppts. 19.5 19.5
Occupancy and other operating expenses 30.4 31.8 1.4 ppts. 31.0 30.7 (0.3 ppts.)
Restaurant margin 19.6 % 14.9 % 4.7 ppts. 17.7 % 17.9 % (0.2 ppts.)
Operating margin 16.6 % 11.0 % 5.6 ppts. 13.6 % 13.8 % (0.2 ppts.)

See accompanying notes.

Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.

YUM! Brands, Inc.

KFC DIVISION Operating Results

(amounts in millions)

(unaudited)

Quarter ended % Change Year to date % Change
9/5/15 9/6/14 B/(W) 9/5/15 9/6/14 B/(W)
Company sales $ 501 $ 566 (12) $ 1,451 $ 1,593 (9)
Franchise and license fees and income 193 205 (6) 579 596 (3)
Total revenues 694 771 (10) 2,030 2,189 (7)
Company restaurant expenses
Food and paper 171 197 13 495 555 11
Payroll and employee benefits 120 135 11 342 384 11
Occupancy and other operating expenses 140 158 12 398 445 11
Company restaurant expenses 431 490 12 1,235 1,384 11
General and administrative expenses 92 91 (1) 264 261 (1)
Franchise and license expenses 21 20 (6) 59 54 (9)
Closures and impairment (income) expenses 1 NM 2 2 4
Other (income) expense

NM

(1 ) 1 NM
544 602 10 1,559 1,702 8
Operating Profit $ 150 $ 169 (11) $ 471 $ 487 (3)
Company sales 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Food and paper 34.1 34.8 0.7 ppts. 34.1 34.9 0.8 ppts.
Payroll and employee benefits 23.9 23.8 (0.1 ppts.) 23.6 24.1 0.5 ppts.
Occupancy and other operating expenses 28.0 28.0 27.4 27.9 0.5 ppts.
Restaurant margin 14.0 % 13.4 % 0.6 ppts. 14.9 % 13.1 % 1.8 ppts.
Operating margin 21.7 % 21.9 % (0.2 ppts.) 23.2 % 22.2 % 1.0 ppts.

See accompanying notes.

Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.

YUM! Brands, Inc.

PIZZA HUT DIVISION Operating Results

(amounts in millions)

(unaudited)

Quarter ended % Change Year to date % Change
9/5/15 9/6/14 B/(W) 9/5/15 9/6/14 B/(W)
Company sales $ 141 $ 140 1 $ 430 $ 422 2
Franchise and license fees and income 121 124 (3) 367 374 (2)
Total revenues 262 264 (1) 797 796
Company restaurant expenses
Food and paper 40 41 3 120 126 5
Payroll and employee benefits 44 42 (5) 133 129 (3)
Occupancy and other operating expenses 46 44 (5) 135 129 (5)
Company restaurant expenses 130 127 (2) 388 384 (1)
General and administrative expenses 58 58 (3) 176 165 (8)
Franchise and license expenses 8 11 27 25 29 14
Closures and impairment (income) expenses (1 ) NM 2 2 4
Other (income) expense NM (2 ) 1 NM
195 196 589 581 (2)
Operating Profit $ 67 $ 68 (3) $ 208 $ 215 (4)
Company sales 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Food and paper 28.0 29.1 1.1 ppts. 27.8 29.8 2.0 ppts.
Payroll and employee benefits 31.5 30.5 (1.0 ppts.) 31.0 30.6 (0.4 ppts.)
Occupancy and other operating expenses 32.7 31.5 (1.2 ppts.) 31.4 30.6 (0.8 ppts.)
Restaurant margin 7.8 % 8.9 % (1.1 ppts.) 9.8 % 9.0 % 0.8 ppts.
Operating margin 25.4 % 26.1 % (0.7 ppts.) 26.0 % 27.1 % (1.1 ppts.)

See accompanying notes.

Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.

YUM! Brands, Inc.

TACO BELL DIVISION Operating Results

(amounts in millions)

(unaudited)

Quarter ended % Change Year to date % Change
9/5/15 9/6/14 B/(W) 9/5/15 9/6/14 B/(W)
Company sales $ 366 $ 344 6 $ 1,071 $ 992 8
Franchise and license fees and income 107 99 8 309 281 10
Total revenues 473 443 7 1,380 1,273 8
Company restaurant expenses
Food and paper 100 101 1 297 297
Payroll and employee benefits 100 95 (6) 299 287 (5)
Occupancy and other operating expenses 84 78 (9) 243 229 (6)
Company restaurant expenses 284 274 (4) 839 813 (3)
General and administrative expenses 50 40 (20) 140 128 (8)
Franchise and license expenses 6 4 (30) 12 13 9
Closures and impairment (income) expenses 1 1 NM 3 2 (76)
Other (income) expense NM (1 ) NM
341 319 (7) 993 956 (4)
Operating Profit $ 132 $ 124 6 $ 387 $ 317 22
Company sales 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Food and paper 27.3 29.2 1.9 ppts. 27.7 29.9 2.2 ppts.
Payroll and employee benefits 27.5 27.6 0.1 ppts. 28.0 28.9 0.9 ppts.
Occupancy and other operating expenses 23.1 22.5 (0.6 ppts.) 22.7 23.1 0.4 ppts.
Restaurant margin 22.1 % 20.7 % 1.4 ppts. 21.6 % 18.1 % 3.5 ppts.
Operating margin 28.0 % 28.1 % (0.1 ppts.) 28.1 % 24.9 % 3.2 ppts.

See accompanying notes.

Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.

YUM! Brands, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(amounts in millions)

(unaudited)
9/5/15 12/27/14
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 861 $ 578
Accounts and notes receivable, less allowance: $20 in 2015 and $12 in 2014 355 325
Inventories 230 301
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 248 254
Deferred income taxes 113 93
Advertising cooperative assets, restricted 112 95
Total Current Assets 1,919 1,646

Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $3,697 in 2015 and $3,584 in 2014

4,263 4,498
Goodwill 674 700
Intangible assets, net 287 318
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates 53 52
Other assets 561 560
Deferred income taxes 563 571
Total Assets $ 8,320 $ 8,345
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and other current liabilities $ 1,811 $ 1,972
Income taxes payable 153 77
Short-term borrowings 566 267
Advertising cooperative liabilities 112 95
Total Current Liabilities 2,642 2,411
Long-term debt 2,651 3,077
Other liabilities and deferred credits 1,120 1,244
Total Liabilities 6,413 6,732
Redeemable noncontrolling interest 8 9
Shareholders’ Equity
Common stock, no par value, 750 shares authorized; 431 shares and 434 shares issued in 2015 and 2014, respectively 8
Retained earnings 2,079 1,737
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (248 ) (190 )
Total Shareholders’ Equity – YUM! Brands, Inc. 1,839 1,547
Noncontrolling interests 60 57
Total Shareholders’ Equity 1,899 1,604
Total Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and Shareholders’ Equity $ 8,320 $ 8,345

See accompanying notes.

YUM! Brands, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(amounts in millions)

(unaudited)

Year to date ended
9/5/15 9/6/14
Cash Flows – Operating Activities
Net income – including noncontrolling interests $ 1,023 $ 1,140
Depreciation and amortization 505 501
Closures and impairment (income) expenses 30 30
Refranchising (gain) loss 60 (27 )
Contributions to defined benefit pension plans (83 ) (17 )
Deferred income taxes (42 ) (94 )
Equity income from investments in unconsolidated affiliates (31 ) (31 )
Distributions of income received from unconsolidated affiliates 9 12
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation (46 ) (29 )
Share-based compensation expense 40 36
Changes in accounts and notes receivable (15 ) (25 )
Changes in inventories 62 24
Changes in prepaid expenses and other current assets (27 ) (3 )
Changes in accounts payable and other current liabilities

197

59
Changes in income taxes payable 111 (24 )
Other, net 24 60
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

1,817

1,612
Cash Flows – Investing Activities
Capital spending (642 ) (655 )
Changes in short-term investments, net (2 ) (315 )
Proceeds from refranchising of restaurants 72 66
Other, net 50 (16 )
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities (522 ) (920 )
Cash Flows – Financing Activities
Repayments of long-term debt (10 ) (7 )
Short-term borrowings by original maturity
More than three months – proceeds 2
More than three months – payments
Three months or less, net
Revolving credit facilities, three months or less, net (116 ) 397
Repurchase shares of Common Stock (370 ) (510 )
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation 46 29
Employee stock option proceeds 12 21
Dividends paid on Common Stock (532 ) (490 )
Other, net

(49

) (28 )
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities

(1,019

) (586 )
Effect of Exchange Rate on Cash and Cash Equivalents 7 6
Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents 283 112
Cash and Cash Equivalents – Beginning of Period 578 573
Cash and Cash Equivalents – End of Period $ 861 $ 685

See accompanying notes.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results
(amounts in millions, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)

In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) throughout this document, the Company has provided non-GAAP measurements which present operating results in 2015 and 2014 on a basis before Special Items. Included in Special Items are gains/(losses) associated with the refranchising of equity markets outside the U.S., costs associated with the KFC U.S. Acceleration Agreement and U.S. refranchising gains. These amounts are described in (c), (d) and (e) in the accompanying notes.
The Company uses earnings before Special Items as a key performance measure of results of operations for the purpose of evaluating performance internally and Special Items are not included in any of our segment results. This non-GAAP measurement is not intended to replace the presentation of our financial results in accordance with GAAP. Rather, the Company believes that the presentation of earnings before Special Items provides additional information to investors to facilitate the comparison of past and present operations, excluding items in the quarters and years to date ended September 5, 2015 and September 6, 2014 that the Company does not believe are indicative of our ongoing operations due to their size and/or nature.
Quarter ended Year to date
9/5/15 9/6/14 9/5/15 9/6/14
Detail of Special Items
Gains (losses) associated with the refranchising of equity markets outside the U.S.(c) $ (20 ) $ 7 $ (93 ) $ 7
Costs associated with KFC U.S. Acceleration Agreement(d) (21 ) (31 )
U.S. Refranchising gain(e) 16 8 24 11
Other Special Items Income (Expense) (1 ) 1
Total Special Items Income (Expense) (26 ) 15 (99 ) 18
Tax Benefit (Expense) on Special Items 4 (5 ) 5 (6 )
Special Items Income (Expense), net of tax $ (22 ) $ 10 $ (94 ) $ 12
Average diluted shares outstanding 444 452 445 455
Special Items diluted EPS $ (0.05 ) $ 0.02 $ (0.21 ) $ 0.02
Reconciliation of Operating Profit Before Special Items to Reported Operating Profit
Operating Profit Before Special Items $ 629 $ 535 $ 1,579 $ 1,582
Special Items Income (Expense) (26 ) 15 (99 ) 18
Reported Operating Profit $ 603 $ 550 $ 1,480 $ 1,600
Reconciliation of EPS Before Special Items to Reported EPS
Diluted EPS Before Special Items $ 1.00 $ 0.87 $ 2.50 $ 2.48
Special Items EPS (0.05 ) 0.02 (0.21 ) 0.02
Reported EPS $ 0.95 $ 0.89 $ 2.29 $ 2.50
Reconciliation of Effective Tax Rate Before Special Items to Reported Effective Tax Rate
Effective Tax Rate Before Special Items 24.8 % 22.4 % 24.6 % 24.4 %
Impact on Tax Rate as a result of Special Items 0.5 % 0.3 % 1.3 % 0.1 %
Reported Effective Tax Rate 25.3 % 22.7 % 25.9 % 24.5 %

YUM! Brands, Inc.

Segment Results

(amounts in millions)

(unaudited)

Quarter Ended 9/5/15 China KFC Pizza Hut Taco Bell India

Corporate
and
Unallocated

Consolidated
Total revenues $ 1,969 $ 694 $ 262 $ 473 $ 29 $ $ 3,427
Company restaurant expenses 1,556 431 130 284 28 2,429
General and administrative expenses 90 92 58 50 6 32 328
Franchise and license expenses 6 21 8 6 3 21 65
Closures and impairment (income) expenses 3 (1 ) 1 3
Refranchising (gain) loss 2 2
Other (income) expense (13 ) 10 (3 )
1,642 544 195 341 37 65 2,824
Operating Profit (loss) $ 327 $ 150 $ 67 $ 132 $ (8 ) $ (65 ) $ 603
Quarter Ended 9/6/14 China KFC Pizza Hut Taco Bell India

Corporate
and
Unallocated

Consolidated
Total revenues $ 1,840 $ 771 $ 264 $ 443 $ 36 $ $ 3,354
Company restaurant expenses 1,540 490 127 274 31 2,462
General and administrative expenses 95 91 58 40 6 33 323
Franchise and license expenses 5 20 11 4 2 42
Closures and impairment (income) expenses 4 1 1 6
Refranchising (gain) loss (20 ) (20 )
Other (income) expense (6 ) (3 ) (9 )
1,638 602 196 319 39 10 2,804
Operating Profit (loss) $ 202 $ 169 $ 68 $ 124 $ (3 ) $ (10 ) $ 550

The above tables reconcile segment information, which is based on management responsibility, with our Condensed Consolidated Summary of Results. Corporate and unallocated expenses comprise items that are not allocated to segments for performance reporting purposes.

The Corporate and Unallocated column in the above tables includes, among other amounts, all amounts that we have deemed Special Items. See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results.

YUM! Brands, Inc.

Segment Results

(amounts in millions)

(unaudited)

Year to Date 9/5/15 China KFC Pizza Hut Taco Bell India

Corporate
and
Unallocated

Consolidated
Total revenues $ 4,861 $ 2,030 $ 797 $ 1,380 $ 86 $ $ 9,154
Company restaurant expenses 3,932 1,235 388 839 80 6,474
General and administrative expenses 258 264 176 140 16 122 976
Franchise and license expenses 15 59 25 12 4 31 146
Closures and impairment (income) expenses 22 2 2 3 1 30
Refranchising (gain) loss 60 60
Other (income) expense (27 ) (1 ) (2 ) (1 ) 19 (12 )
4,200 1,559 589 993 101 232 7,674
Operating Profit (loss) $ 661 $ 471 $ 208 $ 387 $ (15 ) $ (232 ) $ 1,480
Year to Date 9/6/14 China KFC Pizza Hut Taco Bell India

Corporate
and
Unallocated

Consolidated
Total revenues $ 4,928 $ 2,189 $ 796 $ 1,273 $ 96 $ $ 9,282
Company restaurant expenses 3,979 1,384 384 813 83 6,643
General and administrative expenses 259 261 165 128 17 116 946
Franchise and license expenses 11 54 29 13 2 109
Closures and impairment (income) expenses 23 2 2 2 1 30
Refranchising (gain) loss (27 ) (27 )
Other (income) expense (25 ) 1 1 4 (19 )
4,247 1,702 581 956 103 93 7,682
Operating Profit (loss) $ 681 $ 487 $ 215 $ 317 $ (7 ) $ (93 ) $ 1,600

The above tables reconcile segment information, which is based on management responsibility, with our Condensed Consolidated Summary of Results. Corporate and unallocated expenses comprise items that are not allocated to segments for performance reporting purposes.

The Corporate and Unallocated column in the above tables includes, among other amounts, all amounts that we have deemed Special Items. See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results.

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Summary of Results, Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(amounts in millions)
(unaudited)

(a)

Amounts presented as of and for the quarter and year to date ended September 5, 2015 are preliminary.

(b)

Other (income) expense for the China Division primarily consists of equity (income) loss from investments in unconsolidated affiliates.

(c)

In 2010 we refranchised our then remaining Company-operated restaurants in Mexico. To the extent we owned it, we did not sell the real estate related to certain of these restaurants, instead leasing it to the franchisee. During the quarter ended June 13, 2015 we initiated plans to sell this real estate and determined it was held for sale in accordance with GAAP. On September 28, 2015, subsequent to our quarter end, we sold the real estate for approximately $58 million. While these proceeds exceeded the book value of the real estate, the sale represents a substantial liquidation of our Mexican operations under U.S. GAAP. Accordingly, we were required to include accumulated translation losses associated with our Mexican business within our carrying value when performing impairment evaluations in the quarters subsequent to determining that the restaurants were held for sale. As such, we recorded charges of $12 million and $80 million in the quarter and year to date ended September 5, 2015, respectively, representing the excess of the sum of the book value of the real estate and other related assets and our accumulated translation losses over the then expected sales price. Consistent with the classification of the original market refranchising transaction, these charges were classified as Refranchising Loss within Special Items. We do not expect to record further significant charges as a result of the consummation of the sale.

Additionally, during the quarter and year to date ended September 5, 2015 we recognized Special Items charges of $8 million and $13 million, respectively, associated with the decision to offer to refranchise our Pizza Hut Korea restaurants. The remaining carrying value of these restaurants is not significant. While additional charges may occur as the refranchising plans move forward, such charges are not expected to be material at this time.

(d)

During the first quarter of 2015, we reached an agreement with our KFC U.S. franchisees that gave us brand marketing control as well as an accelerated path to improved assets and customer experience. In connection with this agreement we recognized Special Item charges for the quarter and year to date ended September 5, 2015 of $21 million and $31 million, respectively, primarily related to the funding of investments for new back-of-house equipment for franchisees. We continue to expect a total Special Item charge of approximately $80 million in 2015 for these and other investments we agreed to fund.

(e)

During the quarters ended September 5, 2015 and September 6, 2014, we recorded Special Item gains of $16 million and $8 million, respectively, related to refranchising in the U.S. During the years to date ended September 5, 2015 and September 6, 2014, we recorded Special Item gains of $24 million and $11 million, respectively, related to refranchising in the U.S. Refranchising gains and losses in the U.S. have been reflected as Special Items due to the scope of our U.S. refranchising program in recent years and the volatility in associated gains and losses.

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