YUM (Post-Call) Nacho Average Quarter

By Mark Kalinowski Published on August 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Earlier today, Yum Brands (YUM; Buy) reported Q2 adjusted EPS of $0.93, topping our $0.89 forecast and sell-side consensus of $0.87. Yum’s updating of its fair value of its investment in Grubhub (GRUB; Not Rated) added $0.06 to Q2 EPS, but we’d also note that the Q2 adjusted tax rate of 23.7% hampered EPS by $0.03 according to our math relative to our 20.6% projection (and consensus of 20.6%). Second-quarter restaurant-level margins for company-owned stores matched our forecast.

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Correlating Grubhub Data and U.S. Restaurant Sectors Same-Store Sales Trends

By Mark Kalinowski Published on July 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

With third-party delivery aggregators continuing to grow, providing additional convenience to the consumer, we decided to look at various quarterly data provided by Grubhub (GRUB; Not Rated), correlating these data sets with various sectors’ same-store sales (for U.S. chain restaurants). To do this, we used six different Kalinowski Restaurant Industry Index sector indices, which are sorted by brand type and based on the weighted-average components from 48 different publiclytraded restaurant concepts. (The weightings are based on each concept’s 2018 U.S. systemwide sales, as measured by Technomic.)

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YUM Some Potential Acquisition Candidates for Yum Brands

By Mark Kalinowski Published on June 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM

In April, Restaurant Business reported that “Yum [Brands], the parent company of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, will ‘absolutely’ acquire another brand one day, [CEO Greg] Creed said. ‘In the future, other brands will want to become part of the Yum family,’ he said. ‘We’ll do it because these brands want to join us more than I want to pay some huge multiple.’”

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