Yum! Brands, Inc. ($YUM) Cautious Buy or Hold to $69 Confident Investor Rating: Fair


Company name Yum! Brands, Inc.
Stock ticker YUM
Live stock price [stckqut]YUM[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good


Employee productivity Poor
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good


Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $59.26
Target stock price (averages with growth) $70.78
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $60.59
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $69.08

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=yum

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) is a quick service restaurant company based on number of system units, with approximately 37,000 units in more than 120 countries and territories. The Company through its three concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (the Concepts), develops, operates, franchises and licenses a worldwide system of restaurants, which prepare, package and sell a menu of priced food items. Units are operated by a Concept or by independent franchisees or licensees under the terms of franchise or license agreements. In addition, YUM owns non-controlling interests in Chinese entities who operate in a manner similar to KFC franchisees, as well as a non-controlling interest in Little Sheep Group Limited (Little Sheep). It operates in five segments: YUM Restaurants China, YUM Restaurants International, Taco Bell U.S., KFC U.S. and Pizza Hut U.S. In December 2011, it sold the Long John Silver’s and A&W All-American Food Restaurants brands. On February 1, 2012, it acquired Little Sheep.


Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in this stock as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns. I am leaving Yum! Brands on my Watch List but it’s performance will need to improve to stay on the list the next review.

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