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How to buy Yum China stock

Learn how to easily invest in Yum China stock.

Yum China is a restaurants business based in the US. Yum China shares (YUMC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Yum China employs 147,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $9.8 billion.

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Yum China stock price (NYSE: YUMC)

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Yum China shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$61.61
52-week range$33.30 - $62.05
50-day moving average $56.03
200-day moving average $47.99
Wall St. target price$476.44
PE ratio 30.0299
Dividend yield $0.48 (0.78%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.01

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Is it a good time to buy Yum China stock?

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Yum China price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $61.61 from 2023-01-31

1 week (2023-01-23) 1.18%
1 month (2022-12-30) 12.74%
3 months (2022-11-02) 33.01%
6 months (2022-07-29) 26.48%
1 year (2022-02-02) 29.03%
2 years (2021-02-02) 5.32%
3 years (2020-01-31) 43.05%
5 years (2018-02-01) 31.79%

Is Yum China stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Yum China stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Yum China's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Yum China's P/E ratio

Yum China's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Yum China shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Yum China's PEG ratio

Yum China's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4771. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Yum China's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Yum China's EBITDA

Yum China's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Yum China's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Yum China financials

Revenue TTM $9.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.89%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.1%
Return on equity TTM 12.76%
Profit margin 8.84%
Book value $15.32
Market capitalisation $25.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Yum China share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 50% of net profits

Recently Yum China has paid out, on average, around 50% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.78% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Yum China shareholders could enjoy a 0.78% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Yum China's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

Yum China's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Yum China's most recent dividend payout was on 19 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Yum China share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Yum China's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.295 up to $62.05. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

YUMC.US volatility(beta: 0.5)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Yum China's is 0.503. This would suggest that Yum China's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Yum China overview

Yum China Holdings, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises restaurants in China. The company operates through two segments, KFC and Pizza Hut. It operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Little Sheep, Huang Ji Huang, Lavazza, COFFii & JOY, Taco Bell, and East Dawning brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, hot pot cooking, simmer pot, Italian coffee, specialty coffee, Mexican-style food, and Chinese food categories. The company also operates V-Gold Mall, a mobile e-commerce platform, which sells electronics, home and kitchen accessories, and other general merchandise, as well as fried rice, steak, pasta and other ready meals, and coffee capsules. In addition, it operates franchise restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Huang Ji Huang, Taco Bell, Little Sheep, East Dawning, Lavazza, and COFFii & JOY names. As of September 30, 2022, the company operated 12,409 restaurants in approximately 1,700 cities.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Yum China is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.196% of Yum China shares are held by insiders and 85.124% by institutions.
How many people work for Yum China?
Latest data suggests 147,000 work at Yum China.
When does the fiscal year end for Yum China?
Yum China's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Yum China based?
Yum China's address is: Yum China Building, Shanghai, China, 200030
What is Yum China's ISIN number?
Yum China's international securities identification number is: US98850P1093
What is Yum China's CUSIP number?
Yum China's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 98850P109

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