Louisville, KY (November 2, 2017) - Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. Third-quarter GAAP EPS was $1.18, an increase of 115%. Third-quarter EPS excluding Special Items was $0.68, an increase of 22%.
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Greg Creed, CEO, said “I’m pleased to report another strong quarter with 11% core operating profit growth and 22% EPS growth excluding special items, as a result of the continued focus on our four key growth drivers. We are maintaining our full-year 2017 guidance and remain on-track with our multi-year transformation strategy. As we celebrate both our 1st anniversary from the spin-off of Yum China and our 20th anniversary as an independent company, I am proud of our accomplishments. I’m especially proud of our ability to leverage our culture to rapidly transform to a more focused, more franchised and more efficient company which delivers more growth to our shareholders.”
Worldwide system sales grew 6%, with KFC at 7%, Taco Bell at 6% and Pizza Hut at 3%.
We opened 362 net new units for 3% net unit growth.
We refranchised 209 restaurants, including 72 KFC, 46 Pizza Hut and 91 Taco Bell units, for gross proceeds of $395 million. We recorded net refranchising gains of $201 million in Special Items. As of quarter end, our global franchise ownership mix increased to 95%.
We repurchased 6.6 million shares totaling $501 million at an average price of $75.
1See Reconciliation of GAAP results to non-GAAP measurements within this release for further detail of Special Items.
System sales growth figures exclude foreign currency translation ("F/X") and core operating profit growth figures exclude F/X and Special Items. Special Items are not allocated to any segment and therefore only impact worldwide GAAP results. See reconciliation of GAAP results to non-GAAP measurements within this release for further details.
All comparisons are versus the same period a year ago. Effective January 2017, we removed the reporting lags from our international subsidiary fiscal calendars. To accommodate these changes, Yum! Brands now reports on a monthly calendar basis though certain subsidiaries, including our U.S. subsidiaries, continue to be included in our consolidated results on a periodic basis with 3, 3, 3 & 4 four-week periods in each quarter, respectively. Prior year figures in this earnings release have been restated to present comparable results. An 8-K was filed on April 13, 2017 with restated quarterly 2016 results.
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The following information was filed by Yum Brands Inc (YUM) on Thursday, November 2, 2017 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.
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Ticker: YUM CIK: 1041061 Form Type:10-Q Quarterly Report Accession Number: 0001041061-17-000065 Submitted to the SEC: Wed Nov 08 2017 5:20:14 PM EST Accepted by the SEC: Wed Nov 08 2017 Period: Saturday, September 30, 2017 Industry: Retail Eating Places