Yum beats 3Q profit expectations

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Yum Brands Inc. (YUM) on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $404 million.

The Louisville, Kentucky-based company said it had profit of 89 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 87 cents per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 86 cents per share.

The parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut posted revenue of $3.35 billion in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Analysts expected $3.46 billion, according to Zacks.

Yum shares have declined almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen almost 5 percent. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $69.73, a decrease of slightly more than 2 percent in the last 12 months.


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