Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 9. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Yum! Brands's revenues will grow 11.4% and EPS will grow 16.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.65 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.97.
Last quarter, Yum! Brands reported revenue of $3.17 billion. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.82 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.67. GAAP EPS of $0.69 for Q2 were 6.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.65 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 25.3%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.0%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.4%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.26.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,128 members out of 3,263 rating the stock outperform, and 135 members rating it underperform. Among 774 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 753 give Yum! Brands a green thumbs-up, and 21 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Yum! Brands is outperform, with an average price target of $78.60.
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