Yum! Brands Reports Second-Quarter 2013 EPS Declined 16%, Excluding Special Items; China Division Sa

Yum! Brands Reports Second-Quarter 2013 EPS Declined 16%, Excluding Special Items; China Division Sales and Profits Declined Significantly; KFC China Sales Recovering as Expected

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYS: YUM) today reported results for the second quarter ended June 15, 2013, including EPS of $0.56, excluding Special Items. Reported EPS was $0.61 for the quarter.


SECOND-QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Worldwide system sales grew 1%, prior to foreign currency translation, including 6% at Yum! Restaurants International (YRI) and 2% in the U.S. System sales declined 12% in China.
  • China Division sales and profits were significantly impacted by adverse publicity surrounding Avian flu, as well as the residual effect of the December poultry supply incident.
  • Same-store sales declined 20% in China. Same-store sales grew 1% at YRI and 1% in the U.S.
  • Total international development was 315 new restaurants; 76% of this development occurred in emerging markets.
  • Worldwide restaurant margin declined 2.7 percentage points to 12.5%, including a decline of 5.0 percentage points in China. Restaurant margin increased 0.8 percentage points at YRI and 0.8 percentage points in the U.S.
  • Worldwide operating profit declined 20%, prior to foreign currency translation, including a 63% decline in China. Operating profit grew 12% at YRI and 4% in the U.S.
  • Worldwide effective tax rate, prior to Special Items, decreased to 22.1% from 23.9%. The decrease in the tax rate positively impacted year-over-year EPS results by 2 percentage points.

CHINA SALES UPDATE

  • June same-store sales declined an estimated 10% for the China Division, improving from a 19% decline in May. This included an estimated decline of 13% at KFC and 6% growth at Pizza Hut Casual Dining. June sales are included in the China Division's third-quarter results.

FULL-YEAR OUTLOOK

Estimated mid-single-digit full-year EPS decline versus prior year, excluding Special Items, remains unchanged. China Division same-store sales are expected to continue to recover over the course of the year and be positive in the fourth quarter.

 
  Second Quarter   Year-to-Date
2013   2012   % Change 2013   2012   % Change
EPS Excluding Special Items $ 0.56 $ 0.67 (16 )% $ 1.26 $ 1.43 (12 )%
Special Items Gain/(Loss)1 $ 0.05 $ 0.02 NM $ 0.07 $ 0.22 NM
EPS   $ 0.61   $ 0.69   (13 )%   $ 1.33   $ 1.65   (19 )%

1 See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results for further detail of the Special Items. Special Items for second quarter and year-to-date 2013 are primarily related to U.S. refranchising gains. Special Items for 2012 comparable periods are primarily related to the Little Sheep acquisition gain, U.S. refranchising gains and Pizza Hut UK refranchising.

 

Note: All comparisons are versus the same period a year ago and exclude Special Items unless noted.

 

DAVID NOVAK COMMENTS

David C. Novak, Chairman and CEO, said, "Second-quarter EPS declined 16%, which was generally in line with our expectations. KFC sales and profits in China were significantly impacted by intense media surrounding Avian flu, as well as the residual effect of the December poultry supply incident. The good news is that China sales are recovering as expected. The extensive media surrounding Avian flu in China has subsided and same-store sales at KFC are clearly improving.

I'm pleased with the very strong performance at Pizza Hut Casual Dining, which delivered solid same-store sales growth as we continue to open new units at a record pace. For the total China Division, we remain on track to open at least 700 new units this year. This means we will have opened about 1,600 units over a two-year period. As KFC sales continue to recover, we expect to have solid momentum in China heading into 2014.

We expect record new-unit openings for Yum! Restaurants International and in India this year. Our emerging market new-unit pipeline is stronger than ever. Additionally, Taco Bell continues to deliver sales growth in the U.S. with industry-leading innovation.

Our estimated mid-single-digit full-year EPS decline versus prior year remains unchanged. We expect a strong bounce-back year in 2014 as we continue to aggressively invest behind our core strategies and capitalize on the enormous growth opportunities we see around the world."

 

CHINA DIVISION

 

   

Second Quarter

   

Year-to-Date

    % Change         % Change

2013

   

2012

Reported

   

Ex F/X

2013

2012

Reported

   

Ex F/X

System Sales Growth (10) (12) (9) (10)
Same-Store Sales Growth (%) (20) +10 NM NM (20) +12 NM NM
Restaurant Margin (%) 10.6 15.6 (5.0) (5.0) 13.2 19.1 (5.9) (5.9)
Operating Profit ($MM)     68     182     (63)     (63)     222     438     (49)     (50)
 
  • China Division sales and profits were significantly impacted by adverse publicity surrounding Avian flu, as well as the residual effect of the December poultry supply incident.
  • System sales decreased 12%, prior to foreign currency translation.
    • Same-store sales declined 20%, including a 26% decline at KFC and 7% growth at Pizza Hut Casual Dining.
  • China Division opened 100 new units in the second quarter, and 326 new units year-to-date.
 
China Units   Q2 2013   % Change
Traditional Restaurants1   5,982   +14
KFC 4,429 +13
Pizza Hut Casual Dining 918 +32
Pizza Hut Home Service   171   +23

1 Total includes East Dawning, Pizza Hut Express and Little Sheep units

 
  • Restaurant margin decreased 5.0 percentage points to 10.6%, primarily due to sales deleverage.
  • Foreign currency translation positively impacted operating profit by $1 million.
  • We are temporarily providing monthly same-store sales releases until sales have recovered. We will release July same-store sales for our China Division on August 12, 2013, after market hours.
 

YUM! RESTAURANTS INTERNATIONAL (YRI) DIVISION

 
   

Second Quarter

   

Year-to-Date

        % Change         % Change

2013

2012

Reported

   

Ex F/X

2013

2012

Reported

   

Ex F/X

Traditional Restaurants 14,665 14,105 +4 NA 14,665 14,105 +4 NA
System Sales Growth +2 +6 +3 +5
Restaurant Margin (%) 12.6 11.8 0.8 0.8 13.1 12.0 1.1 1.0
Franchise & License Fees ($MM) 207 193 +8 +11 432 392 +10 +12
Operating Profit ($MM) 163 150 +8 +12 362 318 +14 +16
Operating Margin (%)     22.8     19.5     3.3     3.5     26.2     21.5     4.7     4.9
 
  • YRI Division system sales increased 6% prior to foreign currency translation, driven by new-unit development and 1% same-store sales growth.
    • Emerging markets system sales grew 12%, driven by 8% unit growth and 5% same-store sales growth.
    • Developed markets system sales grew 1%, driven by 1% unit growth. Same-store sales declined 1%, driven primarily by weak results in Japan and the UK.
  • YRI opened 205 new units in 50 countries, including 129 in emerging markets.
    • 87% of all new units were opened by franchisees.
  • Restaurant margin increased 0.8 percentage points, primarily driven by the refranchising of our Pizza Hut UK Dine-In business late last year.
  • Operating profit growth was 12%; this included a benefit of 3 percentage points from refranchising the Pizza Hut UK Dine-In business.
  • Foreign currency translation negatively impacted operating profit by $5 million.
 
YRI MARKETS 1       SYSTEM Sales Growth Ex F/X
Percent of YRI 2   Second Quarter (%)   Year-to-Date (%)
Franchise    
Asia (ex Japan) 16% +10 +6
Japan 10% (5) (6)
Latin America 11% +7 +6
Middle East3 8% +4 +4
Continental Europe 7% +2 +2
Canada 6% (1) (1)
 
Combined Company / Franchise
UK 12% (2) (1)
Australia / New Zealand 11% +4 +5
Thailand 2% +13 +15
Korea 2% +7 +9
 
Key Growth
Africa 7% +17 +17
France 4% +5 +5
Germany / Netherlands 2% +16 +16
Russia   2%   +48   +47

1 See website www.yum.com under tab "Investors" for a list of the countries within each of the YRI markets

2 Percentage of Total YRI System Sales for Full Year 2012

3 Middle East excludes Turkey, which was acquired from a franchisee in the second quarter

 
 

U.S. DIVISION

 
   

Second Quarter

   

Year-to-Date

2013

   

2012

   

% Change

2013

   

2012

   

% Change

Same-Store Sales Growth (%) +1 +7 NM +1 +6 NM
Restaurant Margin (%) 18.3 17.5 0.8 17.6 16.0 1.6
Franchise and License Fees ($MM) 199 188 +6 389 366 +6
Operating Profit ($MM) 173 166 +4 338 324 +4
Operating Margin (%)     24.5     20.4     4.1     24.1     20.1     4.0
 
  • U.S. Division same-store sales increased 1%, including growth of 2% at Taco Bell and 3% at KFC. Same-store sales declined 2% at Pizza Hut.
  • Restaurant margin increased 0.8 percentage points, driven primarily by refranchising.
  • Operating profit grew 4%; this included a benefit of 10 percentage points from overlapping costs incurred last year associated with the resolution of an employment lawsuit. Operating profit growth was adversely impacted by 3 percentage points due to refranchising.

INDIA DIVISION

  • India Division system sales increased 24%, prior to foreign currency translation. The system sales increase was driven by 25% unit growth and 2% same-store sales growth.
 
India Units     Q2 2013     % Change
Traditional Restaurants1     597     +25
KFC 285 +34
Pizza Hut Casual Dining 180 +7
Pizza Hut Home Service     129     +34

1 Total includes 3 Taco Bell units

 

OWNERSHIP / SPECIAL ITEMS UPDATE

  • In the U.S., we refranchised 42 units for proceeds of $55 million, primarily related to Taco Bell. We recorded pre-tax U.S. refranchising gains of $28 million in Special Items.

SHARE REPURCHASE UPDATE

  • Year-to-date through July 9, 2013, we repurchased 5.7 million shares totaling $390 million at an average price of $68.

CONFERENCE CALL

Yum! Brands, Inc. will host a conference call to review the company's financial performance and strategies at 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time Thursday, July 11, 2013. The number is 877/815-2029 for U.S. callers and 706/645-9271 for international callers.

The call will be available for playback beginning at noon Eastern Time Thursday, July 11, through midnight Sunday, August 11, 2013.To access the playback, dial 855/859-2056 in the United States and 404/537-3406 internationally. The playback pass code is 10533522.

The webcast and the playback can be accessed via the internet by visiting Yum! Brands' Web site, www.yum.com/investors and selecting "Q2 2013 Earnings Conference Call" under "Investment Events." A podcast will be available within 24 hours.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLINE

Quarter end dates for each division, restaurant-count details and definitions of terms are available online at www.yum.com under "Investors."

This announcement, any related announcements and the related webcast may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. We intend all forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Our forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Factors that can cause our actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: food safety and food borne-illness issues; economic conditions, consumer preferences, adverse publicity, tax rates, the regulatory environment, increased competition and other risks in China, where a significant and growing portion of our restaurants are located; economic and political conditions in the other countries where we operate; the success of our international development strategy; commodity, labor and other operating costs; our ability to secure and maintain distribution and adequate supply to our restaurants; the continued viability and success of our franchise and license operators; publicity that may impact our business and/or industry; pending or future litigation and legal claims or proceedings; the impact or threat of any widespread illness or outbreaks of viruses or other diseases; consumer preferences and perceptions of our brands; the success of our refranchising strategy; significant changes in global economic conditions, including consumer spending, consumer confidence and unemployment; new and changing government regulations; our effective tax rates and disagreements with taxing authorities; our ability to protect the integrity and security of individually identifiable data of our customers and employees; competition within the retail food industry, including with respect to price and quality of food products, new product development, advertising levels and promotional initiatives, customer service, reputation, restaurant location, and attractiveness and maintenance of properties; and risks associated with the Little Sheep business. You should consult our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the information set forth under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K) for additional detail about factors that could affect our financial and other results. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and currently available data and are neither predictions nor guarantees of future events or performance. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We are not undertaking to update any of these statements.

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 39,000 restaurants in more than 130 countries and territories. Yum! is ranked #201 on the Fortune 500 List with revenues of over $13 billion in 2012 and in 2013 was named among the top 100 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The Company's restaurant brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Outside the United States, the Yum! Brands system opened over five new restaurants per day, making it a leader in international retail development.

 
 
 
 

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