What Yum! Brands Net Loss Means for Mutual Fund Investors (YUM)

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What Yum! Brands Net Loss Means for Mutual Fund Investors (YUM)

Shauna O'Brien Feb 05, 2015

Inside the Results

The company posted a net loss of $86 million, or 20 cents per share, compared to net income of $321 million, or 70 cents per share, last year. Excluding special items, EPS was 61 cents – lower than analysts’ estimate of 66 cents.

Sales fell 4% to $4.00 billion from $4.18 billion, last year. Analysts expected to see $3.97 billion in revenue.

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From a valuation standpoint, YUM is trading at 20x 2015 earnings estimates, which is fairly attractive. The company also offers an attractive dividend yield of about 2.20% and has had a history of significant dividend increases.

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