The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Yum! Brands's revenues will shrink -7.9% and EPS will compress -19.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.92 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.54.
Last quarter, Yum! Brands chalked up revenue of $2.54 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.74 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 $0.70. GAAP EPS of $0.72 for Q1 were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.96 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 29.2%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.4%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.3%, 340 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.51 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.07.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,182 members out of 3,314 rating the stock outperform, and 132 members rating it underperform. Among 796 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 777 give Yum! Brands a green thumbs-up, and 19 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 $71.30.
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