Yum! Brands Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, July 10th. Yum! Brands, Inc, owns and franchises quick-service restaurants worldwide. The Company develops, operates, franchises and licenses a worldwide system of restaurants which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Yum! Brands Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.54 per share on revenues of $2.93 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 22.66.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $1.01 to a profit $0.95. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.07, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Yum! Brands has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 11,279 10,836 11,343 12,626 13,633
Diluted EPS ($) 1.96 2.22 2.38 2.74 3.38

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 2,743.00 3,168.00 3,569.00 4,153.00 2,535.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.96 0.69 1.00 0.72 0.72

Past Performance:
Yum! Brands has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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