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Yum! Brands (YUM) Stock Gains on Q1 Earnings Beat

Yum! Brands, Inc. YUM just released its first quarter fiscal 2016 earnings results, posting earnings of $0.95 per share and revenue of $2.62 billion.  

Currently, YUM has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), but it is subject to change following the release of the company’s latest earnings report. Here are 5 key statistics from this just announced report below.

Yum! Brands:                                        

1. Beat earnings estimates. The company posted earnings of $0.95, topping our Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.83. This number excludes $0.02 from non-recurring items.

2. Missed revenue estimates. The company saw revenue figures of $2.62 billion, just missing our consensus estimate of $2.662 billion.

3. Reported worldwide system sales and worldwide same-store sales increased 5% and 2%, respectively.

4. Opened 295 new restaurants worldwide, and 72% of international development occurred in emerging markets.

5. YUM was up $3.91, or 4.74%, to $86.44 as of 4:54 PM ET in after-hours trading shortly after its earnings report was released.

Here’s a graph that looks at Yum! Brands’ Street Actual & Estimate EPS:

Yum! Brands, Inc. is the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system units with nearly 38,000 restaurants in over 120 countries and territories. Their brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. The Yum! system includes four operating segments: U.S., International (Yum! Restaurants International), China and India Divisions.

Check back later for our full analysis onYum! Brands’ first quarter earnings report!

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