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Earnings Details
4th Quarter December 2016
Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:00:08 AM
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Yum! Brands Beats

Yum! Brands (YUM) reported 4th Quarter December 2016 earnings of $0.79 per share on revenue of $2.0 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.72 per share on revenue of $2.0 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.73 per share. Revenue fell 48.8% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Yum Brands Inc through the three concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, develops, operates, franchises and licenses a system of restaurants which prepare, package and sell a menu of competitively priced food items.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.79
Earnings Whisper
$0.73
Consensus Estimate
$0.72
Reported Revenue
$2.02 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$2.02 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Yum! Brands Reports Fourth-Quarter GAAP Operating Profit Growth of 14%; Delivers Fourth-Quarter Core Operating Profit Growth of 27%; On Track with Strategic Transformation to Accelerate Growth

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) today reported results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016. Fourth-quarter GAAP EPS from Continuing Operations was $0.76, an increase of 15%. Full-year GAAP EPS from Continuing Operations was $2.48, an increase of 18%. Fourth-quarter EPS from Continuing Operations excluding Special Items was $0.79, an increase of 19%. Full-year EPS from Continuing Operations excluding Special Items was $2.45, an increase of 5%.

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GREG CREED & DAVID GIBBS COMMENTS

"2016 was a landmark year for Yum! Brands," said Greg Creed, CEO. "Not only did we complete the spin-off of Yum China as an independent and powerful growth company, but we also launched a new multi-year strategic transformation of Yum! Brands. By being more focused, more franchised and more efficient, we will strengthen and grow our KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands around the world, creating significant long-term value for all our stakeholders. I’m encouraged by strong fourth-quarter results and early progress on unlocking growth through our four key drivers: Distinctive, Relevant Brands; Unmatched Franchise Operating Capability; Bold Restaurant Development; and Unrivaled Culture and Talent."

David Gibbs, President and CFO, continued "I am pleased with our fourth quarter core operating profit growth of 27%, which was a solid end to an extraordinary year. As a testament to the power of our brands, KFC and Taco Bell had relatively strong performance in December, despite difficult U.S. industry conditions. This momentum has continued into the new year. As we look forward, we are confident in our three-year plans and there is no change to our long-term guidance."

SUMMARY FINANCIAL TABLE

Fourth Quarter
Full Year
2016
2015
%
2016
2015
%
Change
Change
GAAP EPS from Continuing Operations
$0.76
$0.66
15%
$2.48
$2.11
18%
Special Items EPS(1)
$(0.03)
$(0.01)
NM
$0.03
$(0.22)
NM
EPS from Continuing Operations Excluding Special Items
$0.79
$0.67
19%
$2.45
$2.33
5%
(1)
See Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Measurements for
further detail of Special Items.

All comparisons are versus the same period a year ago. Effective January 2016, the three restaurant brands of our India business were integrated into our global KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Divisions. Prior year figures have been restated to present comparable results.

Historical GAAP information attributable to our China operations prior to the separation is included in Discontinued Operations. Historical KFC and Pizza Hut segment results have been adjusted to reflect a 3% license fee between Yum! Brands, Inc. and Yum China Holdings, Inc. that was previously eliminated within our consolidated financial statements. A corresponding 3% license expense is included in Discontinued Operations such that there is no impact on previously reported net income.

Unless otherwise noted, all results include a 53rd week in 2016.

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.

FOURTH-QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

Completed the separation of Yum China Holdings, Inc. on October 31, 2016.

GAAP EPS from Continuing Operations of $0.76, reflecting 15% growth. EPS from Continuing Operations excluding Special Items of $0.79, reflecting 19% growth.

-- Total restaurant openings of 1,188.

Foreign currency translation negatively impacted operating profit by $11 million.

% Change
System Sales
Same-Store
Net New Units
GAAP
Core
Sales
Operating Profit
Operating Profit
KFC Division
+8
+3
+3
+12
+15
Pizza Hut Division
+3
(2)
+2
+19
+21
Taco Bell Division
+12
+3
+3
+27
+27
Worldwide
+8
+1
+3
+14
+27
Results Excluding 53rd Week (% Change)
System Sales
Core
Operating Profit
KFC Division
+6
+11
Pizza Hut Division
Even
+16
Taco Bell Division
+6
+19
Worldwide
+4
+21

FULL-YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

Worldwide system sales growth of 5%, excluding foreign currency translation.

During the year, we returned over $6 billion in capital through quarterly dividends and through repurchasing approximately 68 million shares.

-- Total restaurant openings of 2,316; Net-unit growth of 3%.

Foreign currency translation negatively impacted operating profit by $55 million.

% Change
System Sales
Same-Store
Net New Units
GAAP
Core
Sales
Operating Profit
Operating Profit
KFC Division
+7
+3
+3
+5
+11
Pizza Hut Division
+2
(1)
+2
+7
+9
Taco Bell Division
+6
+2
+3
+11
+10
Worldwide
+5
+1
+3
+16
+13
Results Excluding 53rd Week (% Change)
System Sales
Core
Operating Profit
KFC Division
+6
+10
Pizza Hut Division
+1
+7
Taco Bell Division
+4
+8
Worldwide
+4
+11

KFC DIVISION

Fourth Quarter
Full Year
%/ppts Change
%/ppts Change
2016
2015
Reported
Ex F/X
2016
2015
Reported
Ex F/X
Restaurants
20,604
19,952
+3
NA
20,604
19,952
+3
NA
System Sales Growth
+6
+8
+2
+7
Same-Store Sales Growth (%)
+3
+3
NM
NM
+3
+1
NM
NM
Franchise & License Fees ($MM)
345
321
+8
+10
1,066
1,032
+3
+8
Restaurant Margin (%)
15.0
14.0
1.0
1.1
14.7
14.0
0.7
0.7
Operating Profit ($MM)
284
253
+12
+15
874
832
+5
+11
Operating Margin (%)
27.2
25.3
1.9
1.9
27.1
25.7
1.4
1.3

KFC Division system sales increased 8% for the quarter and 7% for the year, excluding foreign currency translation.

% Change
Int’l Emerging Markets
Int’l Developed Markets
U.S.
Fourth
Full Year
Fourth
Full Year
Fourth
Full Year
Quarter
Quarter
Quarter
System Sales Growth (Ex F/X)
+8
+8
+8
+6
+8
+4
Same-Store Sales Growth
+3
+3
+1
+1
+4
+3

KFC Division opened 593 new international restaurants during the quarter. -- For the year, KFC Division opened 1,086 new international restaurants in 81 countries, including 885 units in emerging markets.

Operating margin increased 1.9 percentage points for the quarter and 1.4 percentage points for the year driven by franchise net-unit development and same-store sales growth.

The 53rd week provided a benefit of 2 percentage points to system sales growth and 4 percentage points to core operating profit growth for the quarter. For the year, the 53rd week provided a benefit of 1 percentage point to both system sales growth and core operating profit growth.

Foreign currency translation negatively impacted operating profit by $8 million for the quarter and $48 million for the year.

KFC MARKETS(1)
Percent of KFC
SYSTEM Sales Growth Ex F/X
System Sales(2)
Fourth Quarter (%)
Full Year (%)
Emerging Markets
China
27%
+4
+6
Asia (e.g. Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines)
6%
+12
+10
Africa
5%
+18
+11
Middle East / Turkey / North Africa
4%
+1
+3
Latin America (e.g. Mexico, Peru)
4%
+11
+8
Russia
3%
+34
+33
Thailand
2%
+1
+6
Continental Europe (e.g. Poland)
2%
+18
+17
India
1%
+16
+7
Developed Markets
U.S.
18%
+8
+4
U.K.
7%
+12
+5
Australia
7%
+14
+7
Asia (e.g. Japan, Korea, Taiwan)
6%
+2
+3
Continental Europe (e.g. France, Germany)
5%
+4
+8
Canada
2%
+11
+7
Latin America (e.g. Puerto Rico)
1%
+3
Even
(1)Refer to www.yum.com/investors
for a list of the countries within each of the markets.
(2)Reflects Full Year 2016.

PIZZA HUT DIVISION

Fourth Quarter
Full Year
%/ppts Change
%/ppts Change
2016
2015
Reported
Ex F/X
2016
2015
Reported
Ex F/X
Restaurants
16,409
16,063
+2
NA
16,409
16,063
+2
NA
System Sales Growth
+2
+3
Even
+2
Same-Store Sales Growth (%)
(2)
Even
NM
NM
(1)
Even
NM
NM
Franchise & License Fees ($MM)
196
189
+4
+5
617
605
+2
+4
Restaurant Margin (%)
8.5
9.6
(1.1)
(1.0)
8.3
9.7
(1.4)
(1.6)
Operating Profit ($MM)
118
100
+19
+21
370
347
+7
+9
Operating Margin (%)
36.0
27.0
9.0
9.3
33.3
28.5
4.8
4.7

Pizza Hut Division system sales increased 3% for the quarter and 2% for the year, excluding foreign currency translation.

% Change
Int’l Emerging Markets
Int’l Developed Markets
U.S.
Fourth
Full Year
Fourth
Full Year
Fourth
Full Year
Quarter
Quarter
Quarter
System Sales Growth (Ex F/X)
+5
+4
+5
+2
+1
+1
Same-Store Sales Growth
(2)
(4)
Even
Even
(4)
Even

Pizza Hut Division opened 379 new international restaurants during the quarter. -- For the year, Pizza Hut Division opened 745 new international restaurants in 74 countries, including 551 units in emerging markets.

Operating margin increased 9.0 percentage points for the quarter and 4.8 percentage points for the year driven by decreased G&A as a result of lower litigation costs and refranchising.

The 53rd week provided a benefit of 3 percentage points to system sales growth and 5 percentage points to core operating profit growth for the quarter. For the year, the 53rd week provided a benefit of 1 percentage point to system sales growth and 2 percentage points to core operating profit growth.

Foreign currency translation negatively impacted operating profit by $2 million for the quarter and $7 million for the year.

PIZZA HUT MARKETS(1)
Percent of Pizza
SYSTEM Sales Growth Ex F/X
Hut System Sales(2)
Fourth Quarter (%)
Full Year (%)
Emerging Markets
China
17%
+7
+4
Latin America (e.g. Mexico, Peru)
5%
+4
+6
Middle East / Turkey / Africa
4%
Even
Even
Asia (e.g. Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines)
4%
+5
+4
India
1%
+9
+1
Continental Europe (e.g. Poland)
1%
+5
+9
Developed Markets
U.S.
47%
+1
+1
Asia (e.g. Japan, Korea, Taiwan)
6%
Even
(4)
U.K.
6%
+7
+5
Continental Europe (e.g. France, Germany)
4%
+4
+6
Canada
2%
+11
+9
Australia
2%
+11
Even
Latin America (e.g. Puerto Rico)
1%
+4
+2
(1)Refer to www.yum.com/investors
for a list of the countries within each of the markets.
(2)Reflects Full Year 2016.

TACO BELL DIVISION

Fourth Quarter
Full Year
%/ppts Change
%/ppts Change
2016
2015
Reported
Ex F/X
2016
2015
Reported
Ex F/X
Restaurants
6,604
6,407
+3
NA
6,604
6,407
+3
NA
System Sales Growth
+12
+12
+6
+6
Same-Store Sales Growth (%)
+3
+4
NM
NM
+2
+5
NM
NM
Franchise & License Fees ($MM)
159
138
+14
+14
485
447
+8
+9
Restaurant Margin (%)
23.4
23.6
(0.2)
(0.2)
22.2
22.2
Even
Even
Operating Profit ($MM)
192
150
+27
+27
593
536
+11
+10
Operating Margin (%)
29.3
24.8
4.5
4.5
29.3
26.9
2.4
2.4

Taco Bell Division system sales increased 12% for the quarter and 6% for the year.

Taco Bell Division opened 134 new restaurants in the fourth quarter. For the year, Taco Bell Division opened 294 new restaurants.

Operating margin increased 4.5 percentage points for the quarter and 2.4 percentage points for the year driven by same-store sales growth, decreased G&A and franchise net-unit development.

The 53rd week provided a benefit of 6 percentage points to system sales growth and 8 percentage points to core operating profit growth for the quarter. For the year, the 53rd week provided a benefit of 2 percentage points to both system sales growth and core operating profit growth.

SPECIAL ITEMS / REFRANCHISING / OTHER

Beginning in 2017, we removed the reporting lags from our international subsidiary fiscal calendars. To accommodate these changes, Yum! Brands will now report on a monthly calendar basis though certain subsidiaries, including our U.S. subsidiaries, will continue to be included in our consolidated results on a periodic basis with 3, 3, 3 & 4 periods in each quarter, respectively. Refer to the 8-K filed January 31, 2017 for details. 2017 quarter-end dates can be found on our website at www.yum.com/investors. We will provide restated comparable 2016 quarterly results by the beginning of April.

During the quarter, we refranchised 232 restaurants, including 120 KFC, 83 Pizza Hut and 29 Taco Bell units, for proceeds of $200 million. We recorded refranchising gains of $64 million in Special Items. As of year end, our franchise ownership mix was 93%.

During the quarter, we incurred $39 million in Special Items related to the strategic transformation of Yum! Brands, the biggest component of which were severance costs. In addition, we recorded a non-cash charge of $30 million in Special Items related to share-based compensation award modifications related to the separation of Yum China Holdings, Inc. Additionally, a Special Items charge of $24 million was incurred during the quarter related to settlement charges associated with payouts from a deferred vested pension payout program.

SHARE REPURCHASES

As of December 31, 2016, there was $1.9 billion remaining in share repurchase authorization through year end 2017.

Fourth Quarter
Full Year
Pre-
Post-
Pre-
Post-
Separation
Separation
Separation
Separation
Spend ($BN)
$1.1
$0.6
$4.9
$0.6
Number of Shares (MM)
12.5
9.1
58.8
9.1
Average Price per Share
$89
$63
$83
$63

CONFERENCE CALL

Yum! Brands, Inc. will host a conference call to review the company’s financial performance and strategies at 8:15 a.m. Eastern Time Thursday, February 9, 2017. The number is 877/815-2029 for U.S. callers and 706/645-9271 for international callers.

The call will be available for playback beginning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time Thursday, February 9, 2017 through midnight Wednesday, March 8, 2017. To access the playback, dial 855/859-2056 in the United States and 404/537-3406 internationally. The playback passcode is 24322927.

The webcast and the playback can be accessed via the internet by visiting Yum! Brands’ website at www.yum.com/investors and selecting "Q4 2016 Earnings Conference Call" under "Events & Presentations."

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLINE

Quarter end dates for each division, restaurant count details and definitions of terms are available at www.yum.com/investors. Reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures are included on our website at www.yum.com/investors.

This announcement may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. We intend all forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and by the use of forward-looking words such as "expect," "expectation," "believe," "anticipate," "may," "could," "intend," "belief," "plan," "estimate," "target," "predict," "likely," "seek," "project," "model," "ongoing," "will," "should," "forecast," "outlook" or similar terminology. These statements are based on and reflect our current expectations, estimates, assumptions and/or projections as well as our perception of historical trends and current conditions, as well as other factors that we believe are appropriate and reasonable under the circumstances. Forward-looking statements are neither predictions nor guarantees of future events, circumstances or performance and are inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by those statements. There can be no assurance that our expectations, estimates, assumptions and/or projections, including with respect to the future earnings and performance or capital structure of Yum! Brands, will prove to be correct or that any of our expectations, estimates or projections will be achieved.

Numerous factors could cause our actual results and events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: food safety and food borne-illness issues; health concerns arising from outbreaks of viruses or other diseases; changes in economic and political conditions in countries and territories outside of the U.S. where we operate; our ability to protect the integrity and security of individually identifiable data of our customers and employees; the impact of social media; our ability to secure and maintain distribution and adequate supply to our restaurants; the success of our development strategy in emerging markets; changes in commodity, labor and other operating costs; the success of our franchisees and licensees; pending or future litigation and legal claims or proceedings; changes in or noncompliance with government regulations, including labor standards and anti-bribery or anti-corruption laws; tax matters, including disagreements with taxing authorities; consumer preferences and perceptions of our brands; changes in consumer discretionary spending and general economic conditions; competition within the retail food industry; and risks relating to our significant amount of indebtedness. In addition, other risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently believe to be immaterial could affect the accuracy of any such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements should be evaluated with the understanding of their inherent uncertainty.

The forward-looking statements included in this announcement are only made as of the date of this announcement and we disclaim any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. You should consult our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the information set forth under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q) for additional detail about factors that could affect our financial and other results.

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 43,500 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. The company’s restaurant brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over six new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in international retail development.

YUM! Brands, Inc.
Consolidated Summary of Results
(amounts in millions, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
Quarter ended
% Change
Year ended
% Change
12/31/16
12/26/15
B/(W)
12/31/16
12/26/15
B/(W)
Company sales
$ 1,324
$ 1,328
--
$ 4,200
$ 4,356
(4)
Franchise and license fees and income
700
648
8
2,166
2,084
4
Total revenues
2,024
1,976
2
6,366
6,440
(1)
Company restaurant expenses
Food and paper
400
404
1
1,269
1,348
6
Payroll and employee benefits
345
344
(1)
1,109
1,131
2
Occupancy and other operating expenses
348
357
3
1,120
1,168
4
Company restaurant expenses
1,093
1,105
1
3,498
3,647
4
General and administrative expenses
430
381
(13)
1,161
1,099
(6)
Franchise and license expenses
60
96
36
202
237
15
Closures and impairment (income) expenses
3
7
60
14
15
11
Refranchising (gain) loss
(64 )
(44 )
44
(141 )
23
NM
Other (income) expense
13
2
NM
7
17
58
Total costs and expenses, net
1,535
1,547
1
4,741
5,038
6
Operating Profit
489
429
14
1,625
1,402
16
Interest expense, net
136
38
NM
307
141
NM
Income before income taxes
353
391
(10)
1,318
1,261
4
Income tax provision
68
101
33
324
325
--
Income from continuing operations
285
290
(2)
994
936
6
Income (loss) from discontinued operations
(18 )
(15 )
(25)
625
357
75
Net income
$
267
$
275
(3)
$ 1,619
$ 1,293
25
Effective tax rate from Continuing Operations
19.4
%
26.0
%
6.6 ppts.
24.6
%
25.8
%
1.2 ppts.
Basic EPS from Continuing Operations
EPS
$
0.77
$
0.67
16
$
2.52
$
2.15
17
Average shares outstanding
368
433
15
394
436
10
Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations
EPS
$
0.76
$
0.66
15
$
2.48
$
2.11
18
Average shares outstanding
374
439
15
400
443
10
Basic EPS from Discontinued Operations
EPS
$ (0.05 )
$ (0.03 )
(47)
$
1.59
$
0.82
93
Average shares outstanding
368
433
15
394
436
10
Diluted EPS from Discontinued Operations
EPS
$ (0.05 )
$ (0.03 )
(47)
$
1.56
$
0.81
94
Average shares outstanding
368
433
15
400
443
10
Dividends declared per common share
$
0.81
$
0.92
$
1.73
$
1.74
See accompanying notes.
Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.
YUM! Brands, Inc.
KFC DIVISION Operating Results
(amounts in millions)
(unaudited)
Quarter ended
% Change
Year ended
% Change
12/31/16
12/26/15
B/(W)
12/31/16
12/26/15
B/(W)
Company sales
$ 697
$ 678
3
$ 2,166
$ 2,203
(2)
Franchise and license fees and income
345
321
8
1,066
1,032
3
Total revenues
1,042
999
4
3,232
3,235
--
Company restaurant expenses
Food and paper
237
231
(3)
736
757
3
Payroll and employee benefits
163
159
(2)
509
513
1
Occupancy and other operating expenses
193
193
--
602
625
4
Company restaurant expenses
593
583
(2)
1,847
1,895
3
General and administrative expenses
132
126
(4)
391
401
2
Franchise and license expenses
28
32
3
108
100
(9)
Closures and impairment (income) expenses
4
6
31
11
9
(18)
Other (income) expense
1
(1 )
NM
1
(2 )
NM
Total costs and expenses, net
758
746
(2)
2,358
2,403
2
Operating Profit
$ 284
$ 253
12
$
874
$
832
5
Company sales
100.0 %
100.0 %
100.0 %
100.0 %
Food and paper
34.0
34.1
0.1 ppts.
34.0
34.3
0.3 ppts.
Payroll and employee benefits
23.3
23.5
0.2 ppts.
23.5
23.3
(0.2 ppts.)
Occupancy and other operating expenses
27.7
28.4
0.7 ppts.
27.8
28.4
0.6 ppts.
Restaurant margin
15.0 %
14.0 %
1.0 ppts.
14.7 %
14.0 %
0.7 ppts.
Operating margin
27.2 %
25.3 %
1.9 ppts.
27.1 %
25.7 %
1.4 ppts.
See accompanying notes.
Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.
YUM! Brands, Inc.
PIZZA HUT DIVISION Operating Results
(amounts in millions)
(unaudited)
Quarter ended
% Change
Year ended
% Change
12/31/16
12/26/15
B/(W)
12/31/16
12/26/15
B/(W)
Company sales
$
131
$
179
(27)
$
494
$ 609
(19)
Franchise and license fees and income
196
189
4
617
605
2
Total revenues
327
368
(11)
1,111
1,214
(8)
Company restaurant expenses
Food and paper
37
49
26
137
169
19
Payroll and employee benefits
40
57
27
156
190
17
Occupancy and other operating expenses
43
56
25
160
191
16
Company restaurant expenses
120
162
26
453
550
18
General and administrative expenses
78
92
15
241
272
12
Franchise and license expenses
14
13
(14)
49
44
(13)
Closures and impairment (income) expenses
(3 )
1
NM
--
3
93
Other (income) expense
--
--
NM
(2 )
(2 )
37
Total costs and expenses, net
209
268
22
741
867
15
Operating Profit
$
118
$
100
19
$
370
$ 347
7
Company sales
100.0 %
100.0 %
100.0 %
100.0 %
Food and paper
28.1
27.9
(0.2 ppts.)
27.7
27.8
0.1 ppts.
Payroll and employee benefits
31.2
31.3
0.1 ppts.
31.7
31.1
(0.6 ppts.)
Occupancy and other operating expenses
32.2
31.2
(1.0 ppts.)
32.3
31.4
(0.9 ppts.)
8.5 %
9.6 %
(1.1 ppts.)
8.3 %
9.7 %
(1.4 ppts.)
Operating margin
36.0 %
27.0 %
9.0 ppts.
33.3 %
28.5 %
4.8 ppts.
See accompanying notes.
Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.
YUM! Brands, Inc.
TACO BELL DIVISION Operating Results
(amounts in millions)
(unaudited)
Quarter ended
% Change
Year ended
% Change
12/31/16
12/26/15
B/(W)
12/31/16
12/26/15
B/(W)
Company sales
$ 496
$
471
5
$ 1,540
$ 1,544
--
Franchise and license fees and income
159
138
14
485
447
8
Total revenues
655
609
7
2,025
1,991
2
Company restaurant expenses
Food and paper
126
124
(2)
396
422
6
Payroll and employee benefits
142
128
(11)
444
428
(4)
Occupancy and other operating expenses
112
108
(4)
358
352
(2)
Company restaurant expenses
380
360
(6)
1,198
1,202
--
General and administrative expenses
73
89
17
213
230
7
Franchise and license expenses
9
11
21
21
22
7
Closures and impairment (income) expenses
2
--
NM
3
3
(3)
Other (income) expense
(1 )
(1 )
NM
(3 )
(2 )
80
Total costs and expenses, net
463
459
(1)
1,432
1,455
2
Operating Profit
$ 192
$
150
27
$
593
$
536
11
Company sales
100.0 %
100.0 %
100.0 %
100.0 %
Food and paper
25.5
26.4
0.9 ppts.
25.7
27.3
1.6 ppts.
Payroll and employee benefits
28.5
27.2
(1.3 ppts.)
28.8
27.7
(1.1 ppts.)
Occupancy and other operating expenses
22.6
22.8
0.2 ppts.
23.3
22.8
(0.5 ppts.)
23.4 %
23.6 %
(0.2 ppts.)
22.2 %
22.2 %
--
Operating margin
29.3 %
24.8 %
4.5 ppts.
29.3 %
26.9 %
2.4 ppts.
See accompanying notes.
Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.
YUM! Brands, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(amounts in millions)
(unaudited)
12/31/2016
12/26/2015
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents
$
704
$
313
Accounts and notes receivable, less allowance: $13 in 2016 and $14
370
324
in 2015
Inventories
36
40
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
238
133
Advertising cooperative assets, restricted
134
103
Current assets of discontinued operations
--
774
Total Current Assets
1,482
1,687
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and
2,160
2,347
amortization of $2,029 in 2016 and $2,048 in 2015
Goodwill
541
571
Intangible assets, net
151
164
Other assets
370
330
Deferred income taxes
774
591
Noncurrent assets of discontinued operations
--
2,371
Total Assets
$
5,478
$
8,061
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and other current liabilities
$
1,132
$
1,074
Income taxes payable
37
55
Short-term borrowings
66
921
Advertising cooperative liabilities
134
103
Current liabilities of discontinued operations
--
934
Total Current Liabilities
1,369
3,087
Long-term debt
9,061
3,007
Other liabilities and deferred credits
704
745
Noncurrent liabilities of discontinued operations
--
247
Total Liabilities
11,134
7,086
Redeemable noncontrolling interest
--
6
Shareholders’ Equity
Common stock, no par value, 750 shares authorized; 355 shares and
--
--
420 shares issued in 2016 and 2015, respectively
Retained earnings (Accumulated Deficit)
(5,223 )
1,150
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
(433 )
(239 )
Total Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit) - YUM! Brands, Inc.
(5,656 )
911
Noncontrolling interests
--
58
Total Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)
(5,656 )
969
Total Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and
$
5,478
$
8,061
Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)
See accompanying notes.
YUM! Brands, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(amounts in millions)
(unaudited)
Year ended
12/31/16
12/26/15
Cash Flows - Operating Activities from Continuing Operations
Income from continuing operations
$
994
$
936
Depreciation and amortization
314
322
Closures and impairment (income) expenses
14
15
Refranchising (gain) loss
(141 )
23
Contributions to defined benefit pension plans
(41 )
(98 )
Deferred income taxes
(11 )
(111 )
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation
(83 )
(47 )
Share-based compensation expense
80
46
Changes in accounts and notes receivable
(46 )
(35 )
Changes in inventories
--
(3 )
Changes in prepaid expenses and other current assets
6
(13 )
Changes in accounts payable and other current liabilities
17
93
Changes in income taxes payable
54
24
Other, net
47
59
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities from Continuing
1,204
1,211
Operations
Cash Flows - Investing Activities from Continuing Operations
Capital spending
(422 )
(461 )
Proceeds from refranchising of restaurants
346
219
Other, net
52
53
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities from Continuing Operations
(24 )
(189 )
Cash Flows - Financing Activities from Continuing Operations
Proceeds from long-term debt
6,900
--
Repayments of long-term debt
(324 )
(261 )
Revolving credit facilities, three months or less, net
(701 )
285
Short-term borrowings, by original maturity
More than three months - proceeds
1,400
609
More than three months - payments
(2,000 )
--
Three months or less, net
--
--
Repurchase shares of Common Stock
(5,402 )
(1,200 )
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation
83
47
Dividends paid on Common Stock
(744 )
(730 )
Debt issuance costs
(86 )
--
Net transfers from discontinued operations
289
237
Other, net
(92 )
(43 )
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities from Continuing Operations
(677 )
(1,056 )
Effect of Exchange Rate on Cash and Cash Equivalents
(25 )
11
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash, Cash Equivalents, Restricted
478
(23 )
Cash and Restricted Cash Equivalents - Continuing Operations
Cash, Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash
334
357
Equivalents - Beginning of Period
Cash, Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash
$
812
$
334
Equivalents - End of Period
See accompanying notes.

Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Measurements (amounts in millions, except per share amounts) (unaudited)

In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") throughout this document, the Company has provided non-GAAP measurements which present operating results from Continuing Operations in 2016 and 2015 on a basis before Special Items. These Special Items are described in (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f) in the accompanying notes.

The Company uses earnings before Special Items as a key performance measure of results of the operations for the purpose of evaluating performance internally and Special Items are not included in any of our segment results. This non-GAAP measurement is not intended to replace the presentation of our financial results in accordance with GAAP. Rather, the Company believes that the presentation of earnings from Continuing Operations before Special Items provides additional information to investors to facilitate the comparison of past and present operations, excluding items in the quarters and years ended December 31, 2016 and December 26, 2015 that the Company does not believe are indicative of our ongoing operations due to their size and/or nature.

Quarter ended
Year ended
12/31/16
12/26/15
12/31/16
12/26/15
Detail of Special Items
Refranchising initiatives(b)
$
64
$
49
$
141
$
(20 )
YUM’s Strategic Transformation initiatives(c)
(39 )
--
(71 )
--
Non-cash charges associated with share-based compensation(d)
(30 )
--
(30 )
--
Costs associated with KFC U.S. Acceleration Agreement(e)
(9 )
(41 )
(26 )
(72 )
Settlement charges associated with pension deferred vested project(f)
(24 )
--
(25 )
--
Other Special Items Income (Expense)
(1 )
(1 )
(3 )
--
Special Items Income (Expense) - Operating Profit
(39 )
7
(14 )
(92 )
Tax Benefit (Expense) on Special Items
28
(9 )
27
(4 )
Special Items Income (Expense) - Income from Continuing Operations
$
(11 )
$
(2 )
$
13
$
(96 )
Average diluted shares outstanding
374
439
400
443
Special Items diluted EPS from Continuing Operations
$ (0.03 )
$
(0.01 )
$
0.03
$
(0.22 )
Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Profit to Core Operating Profit
and Core Operating Profit, excluding 53rd Week
GAAP Operating Profit
$
489
$
429
$ 1,625
$
1,402
Special Items Income (Expense) - Operating Profit
(39 )
7
(14 )
(92 )
Foreign Currency Impact on Reported Operating Profit
(11 )
N/A
(55 )
N/A
Core Operating Profit
$
539
$
422
$ 1,694
$
1,494
Impact of 53rd Week
27
--
27
--
Core Operating Profit, excluding 53rd Week
$
512
$
422
$ 1,667
$
1,494
Reconciliation of Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations to
Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations Before Special Items
Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations
$
0.76
$
0.66
$
2.48
$
2.11
Special Items EPS
(0.03 )
(0.01 )
0.03
(0.22 )
Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations before Special Items
$
0.79
$
0.67
$
2.45
$
2.33
Reconciliation of GAAP Effective Tax Rate to Effective Tax Rate
Before Special Items
GAAP Effective Tax Rate
19.4
%
26.0
%
24.6
%
25.8
%
Impact on Tax Rate as a result of Special Items
(5.1
)%
2.0
%
(1.7
)%
2.1
%
Effective Tax Rate Before Special Items
24.5
%
24.0
%
26.3
%
23.7
%
YUM! Brands, Inc.
Segment Results
(amounts in millions)
(unaudited)
Quarter Ended 12/31/16
KFC
Pizza Hut
Taco Bell
Corporate and
Consolidated
Unallocated
Total revenues
$
1,042
$
327
$
655
$ --
$
2,024
Company restaurant expenses
593
120
380
--
1,093
General and administrative expenses
132
78
73
147
430
Franchise and license expenses
28
14
9
9
60
Closures and impairment (income) expenses
4
(3 )
2
--
3
Refranchising (gain) loss
--
--
--
(64 )
(64 )
Other (income) expense
1
--
(1 )
13
13
758
209
463
105
1,535
Operating Profit (loss)
$
284
$
118
$
192
$
(105 )
$
489
Quarter Ended 12/26/15
KFC
Pizza Hut
Taco Bell
Corporate and
Consolidated
Unallocated
Total revenues
$
999
$
368
$
609
$ --
$
1,976
Company restaurant expenses
583
162
360
--
1,105
General and administrative expenses
126
92
89
74
381
Franchise and license expenses
32
13
11
40
96
Closures and impairment (income) expenses
6
1
--
--
7
Refranchising (gain) loss
--
--
--
(44 )
(44 )
Other (income) expense
(1 )
--
(1 )
4
2
746
268
459
74
1,547
Operating Profit (loss)
$
253
$
100
$
150
$
(74 )
$
429

The above tables reconcile segment information, which is based on management responsibility, with our Consolidated Summary of Results. Corporate and unallocated expenses comprise items that are not allocated to segments for performance reporting purposes.

The Corporate and Unallocated column in the above tables includes, among other amounts, all amounts that we have deemed Special Items. See Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Measurements.

YUM! Brands, Inc.
Segment Results
(amounts in millions)
(unaudited)
Year Ended 12/31/16
KFC
Pizza Hut
Taco Bell
Corporate and
Consolidated
Unallocated
Total revenues
$
3,232
$
1,111
$
2,025
$
(2 )
$
6,366
Company restaurant expenses
1,847
453
1,198
--
3,498
General and administrative expenses
391
241
213
316
1,161
Franchise and license expenses
108
49
21
24
202
Closures and impairment (income) expenses
11
--
3
--
14
Refranchising (gain) loss
--
--
--
(141 )
(141 )
Other (income) expense
1
(2 )
(3 )
11
7
2,358
741
1,432
210
4,741
Operating Profit (loss)
$
874
$
370
$
593
$
(212 )
$
1,625
Year Ended 12/26/15
KFC
Pizza Hut
Taco Bell
Corporate and
Consolidated
Unallocated
Total revenues
$
3,235
$
1,214
$
1,991
$ --
$
6,440
Company restaurant expenses
1,895
550
1,202
--
3,647
General and administrative expenses
401
272
230
196
1,099
Franchise and license expenses
100
44
22
71
237
Closures and impairment (income) expenses
9
3
3
--
15
Refranchising (gain) loss
--
--
--
23
23
Other (income) expense
(2 )
(2 )
(2 )
23
17
2,403
867
1,455
313
5,038
Operating Profit (loss)
$
832
$
347
$
536
$
(313 )
$
1,402

The above tables reconcile segment information, which is based on management responsibility, with our Consolidated Summary of Results. Corporate and unallocated expenses comprise items that are not allocated to segments for performance reporting purposes.

The Corporate and Unallocated column in the above tables includes, among other amounts, all amounts that we have deemed Special Items. See Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Measurements.

Notes to the Consolidated Summary of Results, Consolidated Balance Sheets and Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (amounts in millions, except per share amounts) (unaudited)

(a)
Amounts presented as of and for the quarter and year ended December
31, 2016 are preliminary.
(b)
We have historically recorded refranchising gains and losses in the
U.S. as Special Items due to the scope of our U.S. refranchising
program and the volatility in associated gains and losses. Beginning
in 2016, we are also including all international refranchising gains
and losses in Special Items. The inclusion in Special Items of these
additional international refranchising gains and losses is the
result of the anticipated size and volatility of refranchising
initiatives outside the U.S. that will take place in connection with
our previously announced plans to have at least 98% franchise
ownership by the end of 2018. During the quarters ended December 31,
2016 and December 26, 2015 we recorded net refranchising gains of
$64 million and $49 million, respectively, that have been reflected
as Special Items. During the years ended December 31, 2016 and
December 26, 2015 we recorded net refranchising gains of $141
million and net refranchising losses of $20 million, respectively,
that have been reflected as Special Items.
The fourth quarter 2016 net refranchising gains relate primarily to
refranchising Taco Bell restaurants in the U.S. and KFC restaurants
in Thailand. The net refranchising gains for the year 2016 relate
primarily to refranchising Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in
the U.S. The fourth quarter 2015 net refranchising gains relate
primarily to refranchising Taco Bell restaurants in the U.S.
The net refranchising losses for the year 2015 relate to our Mexico
and Korea businesses, partially offset by refranchising gains
related to Taco Bell restaurants in the U.S. In 2010 we refranchised
our then remaining Company-operated restaurants in Mexico. To the
extent we owned it, we did not sell the real estate related to
certain of these restaurants, instead leasing it to the franchisee.
During the quarter ended June 13, 2015 we initiated plans to sell
this real estate and determined it was held for sale in accordance
with GAAP. On September 28, 2015, subsequent to our quarter ended
September 5, 2015, we sold the real estate for approximately $58
million. While these proceeds exceeded the book value of the real
estate, the sale represented a substantial liquidation of our
Mexican operations under U.S. GAAP. Accordingly, we were required to
include accumulated translation losses associated with our Mexican
business within our carrying value when performing impairment
evaluations in the quarters subsequent to determining that the real
estate was held for sale. We recorded charges of $80 million in the
year ended December 26, 2015, representing the excess of the sum of
the book value of the real estate and other related assets and our
accumulated translation losses over the then expected sales price.
Consistent with the classification of the original market
refranchising transaction, these charges were classified as
Refranchising Loss within Special Items. We did not record any
additional charges as a result of the consummation of the sale.
Additionally, during the quarter and year ended December 26, 2015 we
recognized Special Items charges of $3 million and $16 million,
respectively, within Refranchising (gain) loss associated with the
decision to offer to refranchise our Pizza Hut Korea restaurants.
(c)
As part of our plan to transform our global business we took several
measures to increase focus on development of brands, increase our
franchise ownership and creating a leaner, more efficient cost
structure ("YUM’s Strategic Transformation initiatives"). During the
quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 we recognized Special Item
charges of $39 million and $71 million, respectively, related to
these initiatives. The majority of these costs related to severance
costs and charges associated with a voluntary retirement program
offered to certain U.S. employees that were recorded within G&A
expense.
(d)
In connection with the separation of Yum China we modified certain
share-based compensation awards held as part of our Executive Income
Deferral Plan in YUM stock to provide one Yum China share-based
award for each outstanding YUM share-based award. These Yum China
awards may now be settled in cash, as opposed to stock, which
requires recognition of the fair value of these awards each quarter
in our income statement. Cumulative fair value in excess of
previously recorded expense as of December 31, 2016 and related
costs resulted in non-cash Special Item charges of $30 million being
recorded to G&A expense for the quarter and year ended December 31,
2016.
(e)
During the first quarter of 2015, we reached an agreement with our
KFC U.S. franchisees that gave us brand marketing control as well as
an accelerated path to improved assets and customer experience. In
connection with this agreement we recognized Special Item charges of
$9 million and $41 million for the quarters ended December 31, 2016
and December 26, 2015. During the years ended December 31, 2016 and
December 26, 2015, we recognized Special Item charges of $26 million
and $72 million, respectively. The majority of these costs were
recorded in Franchise and license expense. These charges primarily
related to the funding of investments for new back-of-house
equipment for franchisees.
(f)
During the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company allowed certain
former employees with deferred vested balances in the YUM Retirement
Plan an opportunity to voluntarily elect an early payout of their
pension benefits. As a result of payments made of $225 million
related to this program exceeding the sum of service and interest
costs within the Plan, we recorded a Special Items settlement charge
of $24 million in G&A expense during the quarter and year ended
December 31, 2016. Additionally, we incurred program costs of $1
million in the year ended December 31, 2016.

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