Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fast-food giant Yum! Brands
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Yum! and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Louisville, Ky. (1997)|
|Market Cap||$32.6 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$12.6 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO David Novak
CFO Richard Carucci
|Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)||24.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.2 billion / $3.3 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 3,192 members who have rated Yum! believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Already well-established in North America, Yum! Brands has continued expanding overseas and it shows in their revenues. While their P/E is getting a bit high, I think that the increased profits from their expansion should keep this balanced over time. Of course, it helps that I'm a big fan of their franchises and don't see them going anywhere soon.
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