Yum! Brands

As the world’s largest restaurant company, Yum! Brands, Inc. has over 39,000 restaurants in more than 130 countries and territories and more than 1 million associates worldwide. The Company's brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell– are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.

Since their spin-off from PepsiCo in 1997, Yum! Brands has become a truly global company going from approximately 20 percent of profits coming from outside the U.S. to almost 70 percent in 2013. They’re a leader in international retail development, opening on average over five new restaurants per day outside the U.S. in 2012.

Yum! Brands has a portfolio of brands with leadership positions in China and other emerging markets, with a long runway for growth. They’re proud to be the worldwide leader in emerging markets with more than 14,000 restaurants, nearly twice as many as the nearest competition. With only 2 restaurants per million people in the top 10 emerging markets, compared to 58 restaurants per million in the U.S., they are on the ground floor of global growth.

Company Growth (employees)
Louisville, US
Size (employees)
90,000 (est)
Yum! Brands was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, US

Key People at Yum! Brands

Greg  Creed

Greg Creed

Roger  Eaton

Roger Eaton

Brian  Niccol

Brian Niccol

CEO, Taco Bell
David  Gibbs

David Gibbs

President and Chief Financial Officer
David  Russell

David Russell

VP, Finance and Corporate Controller

Yum! Brands Office Locations

Yum! Brands has offices in Louisville, Plano and Irvine
Louisville, US (HQ)
1441 Gardiner Ln

Yum! Brands Data and Metrics

Yum! Brands Financial Metrics

Yum! Brands's revenue was reported to be $1.4 b in Q1, 2017

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

1.4 b

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

484 m

Market capitalization (15-Aug-2017)

26.7 b

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

525 m
Yum! Brands's current market capitalization is $26.7 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


13.1 b13.3 b13.1 b6.4 b

Revenue growth, %


General and administrative expense

1.2 b

Operating expense total

1.2 b


1.8 b1.6 b1.9 b1.6 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

247 m130 m134 m307 m

Pre tax profit

1.6 b1.4 b1.8 b1.3 b

Income tax expense

487 m406 m489 m324 m

Net Income

1.1 b1.1 b1.3 b1.6 b
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


3.2 b3.4 b2.6 b3.1 b3.4 b2.6 b3 b3.3 b1.4 b

General and administrative expense

352 m323 m295 m353 m328 m286 m365 m377 m

Operating expense total

352 m323 m295 m353 m328 m286 m365 m377 m


479 m550 m506 m371 m603 m564 m491 m654 m484 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

29 m28 m34 m33 m32 m37 m40 m87 m109 m

Pre tax profit

450 m522 m472 m338 m571 m527 m451 m567 m347 m

Income tax expense

112 m119 m111 m102 m145 m132 m116 m(65 m)67 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


573 m578 m737 m704 m


294 m301 m229 m36 m

Current Assets

1.7 b1.6 b1.7 b1.5 b


4.5 b4.5 b4.2 b2.2 b


889 m700 m656 m541 m

Total Assets

8.7 b8.3 b8.1 b5.5 b

Accounts Payable

1.9 b2 b2 b1.1 b

Total Debt

3 b3.3 b4 b9.1 b

Current Liabilities

2.3 b2.4 b3.1 b1.4 b

Total Liabilities

11.1 b

Retained Earnings

2.1 b1.7 b1.2 b(5.2 b)

Total Equity

2.2 b1.6 b969 m(5.7 b)

Debt to Equity Ratio

1.3 x2.1 x4.1 x-1.6 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x0.4 x0.5 x1.7 x

Financial Leverage

3.9 x5.2 x8.3 x-1 x
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


597 m685 m675 m636 m861 m934 m795 m2.9 b525 m


282 m266 m276 m279 m230 m210 m255 m255 m34 m

Current Assets

1.9 b2.1 b1.8 b1.7 b1.9 b2 b1.9 b4 b1.3 b


4.4 b4.5 b4.4 b4.4 b4.3 b4.1 b4.1 b4 b2.1 b


875 m886 m684 m684 m674 m644 m649 m635 m539 m

Total Assets

8.8 b9.2 b8.3 b8.3 b8.3 b8.2 b8.2 b10.4 b5.2 b

Accounts Payable

1.8 b1.8 b1.8 b1.9 b1.8 b2.1 b2 b2.1 b972 m

Current Liabilities

2.2 b2.1 b2.3 b2.7 b2.6 b4.6 b2.3 b2.3 b1.6 b

Retained Earnings

2.3 b2.5 b2 b1.7 b2.1 b454 m(123 m)(1.6 b)(5.4 b)

Total Equity

2.3 b2.6 b1.8 b1.6 b1.9 b210 m(331 m)(1.8 b)

Financial Leverage

3.8 x3.6 x4.7 x5.1 x4.4 x39.1 x-24.7 x-5.7 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

1.1 b1.1 b1.3 b1.6 b

Depreciation and Amortization

309 m

Cash From Operating Activities

2.1 b2 b2.1 b1.2 b

Purchases of PP&E

(99 m)(28 m)(9 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(886 m)(936 m)(682 m)(24 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(666 m)(66 m)(263 m)(324 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(1.5 b)(1.1 b)(1.3 b)(677 m)
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


279 m230 m210 m255 m255 m34 m

Accounts Payable

1.9 b1.8 b2.1 b2 b2.1 b972 m
USDY, 2017


15.7 k

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