Yum! Brands, Inc (YUM) is a leading restaurants business based in the US. Yum! Brands is listed on the NYSE and employs 34,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$54.1541 - $110.66|
|50-day moving average||$107.3566|
|200-day moving average||$98.4347|
|Wall St. target price||$110.09|
|Dividend yield||$1.88 (1.76%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.444|
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Valuing Yum! Brands stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Yum! Brands's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Yum! Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Yum! Brands shares trade at around 31x 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! Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3877. 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! Brands'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! Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Yum! Brands's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$5.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||31.77%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||20.11%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||$32.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6.2 million Yum! Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Yum! Brands's "short interest". This figure is 67% up from 3.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Yum! Brands shares can be evaluated.
Yum! Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Yum! Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Yum! Brands shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Yum! Brands's SIR currently stands at 3.56. In other words for every 100,000 Yum! Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3560 shares are currently held short.
However Yum! Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Yum! Brands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Yum! Brands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Yum! Brands's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Yum! Brands shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0205% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Yum! Brands shares, roughly 21 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Yum! Brands.
Find out more about how you can short Yum! Brands stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Yum! Brands.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 16.14
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Yum! Brands's overall score of 16.14 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Yum! Brands is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 0.16/100
Social score: 8.54/100
Governance score: 1.95/100
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Yum! Brands scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Yum! Brands hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||16.14|
|Total ESG percentile||12.8|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 54.18% of net profits
Recently Yum! Brands has paid out, on average, around 54.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Yum! Brands shareholders could enjoy a 1.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Yum! Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $1.88 per share.
Yum! Brands'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! Brands's most recent dividend payout was on 11 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Yum! Brands's shares were split on a 1391:1000 basis on 1 November 2016. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1391 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Yum! Brands shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 28.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Yum! Brands shares which in turn could have impacted Yum! Brands's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Yum! Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $54.1541 up to $110.66. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Yum! Brands's is 1.0121. This would suggest that Yum! Brands's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants worldwide. It operates in three segments: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. The company operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, and Mexican-style food categories. As of December 31, 2018, it had 22,621 KFC units; 18,431 Pizza Hut units; and 7,072 Taco Bell units in approximately 140 countries and territories. The company was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in May 2002. YUM! Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
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