Yum Manufacturers (YUM) Q3 2021 earnings

Automobiles wait in line on the drive by lane of a Yum! Manufacturers Inc. Kentucky Fried Rooster (KFC) and Taco Bell restaurant in Lockport, Illinois, U.S.

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Yum Manufacturers on Thursday reported quarterly earnings and income that topped analysts’ expectations, fueled by robust demand for KFC’s fried rooster.

Shares of the corporate rose greater than 1% in premarket buying and selling.

This is what the corporate reported in contrast with what Wall Road was anticipating, based mostly on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv:

  • Earnings per share: $1.22 adjusted vs. $1.08 anticipated
  • Income: $1.61 billion vs. $1.59 billion anticipated

The corporate reported fiscal third-quarter web revenue of $528 million, or $1.75 per share, up from $283 million, or 92 cents per share, a yr earlier.

Excluding gadgets, Yum earned $1.22 per share, beating the $1.08 per share anticipated by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv.

Internet gross sales rose 11% to $1.61 billion, topping expectations of $1.59 billion. Throughout all of its chains, same-store gross sales elevated by 5%. Wall Road was anticipating same-store gross sales development of 5.8%, in response to StreetAccount estimates. The worldwide unfold of the Covid delta variant weakened demand for Yum’s pizza, rooster and tacos in a few of its key markets.

KFC’s same-store gross sales climbed 6% after falling 4% a yr in the past. Whereas development in China, its largest market, was muted through the quarter, its residence market noticed same-store gross sales climb 4%. On a two-year foundation, U.S. same-store gross sales have been up 13%.

Pizza Hut reported same-store gross sales development of 4% as worldwide markets bounced again. In the US, its same-store gross sales rose by simply 2% because it confronted robust comparisons to a yr in the past. On a two-year foundation, Pizza Hut’s U.S. same-store gross sales are up 8%.

Taco Bell’s same-store gross sales rose 5% within the quarter and eight% on a two-year foundation. The chain has struggled to recuperate late-night and breakfast gross sales all through the pandemic. The Mexican-inspired chain’s same-store gross sales had the most important miss of Yum’s portfolio. StreetAccount estimates forecast that the chain would report same-store gross sales development of 6.2%.

Yum added 760 web new areas through the quarter, setting a file for the corporate.

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