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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