Yum Brands, Inc runs fast food restaurants such as Kentucky Fried chicken, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and A&W All-American Food Restaurants Brand. They have about 37,000 restaurants are in 110 countries. The company is growing especially in China and developing countries.
Analysts were concerned that with the greater unemployment and economic constraints would cause people to abandon the fast food chains. This is to some extent true; however it is so much a part of modern life to travel and to grab meals along the way that it continues even during hard times.
Over the last year the stock has gone up from $46 to $54 per share. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $52.12. It’s dividend yield is 2.2 percent or about $1.20. The return on equity ratio is 79.19%. It has a high debt to equity ratio of 174.19. Revenue growth in the last quarter was 9.4%.
Its chief competitor is McDonald’s Corp whose stock has been steadily rising for the last five years. It has risen from $40 to $90 and is still going strong. It’s a real powerhouse and from an investment perspective its is better than Yum.