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Yum! Brands Reports First-Quarter EPS Growth of 21%, or $0.76 Per Share, Excluding Special Items; Strong Sales and Operating Profit Growth Across All Divisions; Raises Full-Year 2012 EPS Growth Forecast to at least 12%, Excluding Special Items

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yum! Brands Reports First-Quarter EPS Growth of 21%, or $0.76 Per Share, Excluding Special Items; Strong Sales and Operating Profit Growth Across All Divisions; Raises Full-Year 2012 EPS Growth Forecast to at least 12%, Excluding Special Items16:10 EDT Wednesday, April 18, 2012 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Business Wire) -- Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 24, 2012 including EPS of $0.76, excluding Special Items. Reported EPS for the quarter was $0.96. FIRST QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS Worldwide operating profit grew 15%, prior to foreign currency translation, including 14% in China, 9% at Yum! Restaurants International (YRI) and 27% in the U.S. Worldwide system sales grew 7%, prior to foreign currency translation, including 28% in China, 8% at YRI and 1% in the U.S. The 2011 fourth-quarter divestiture of Long John Silver's (LJS) and A&W All-American Restaurants (A&W) negatively impacted worldwide system sales growth by 2 percentage points, including an impact of 5 percentage points to the U.S. and 1 percentage point to YRI. Same-store sales grew 14% in China, 5% at YRI and 5% in the U.S. China new unit development set a first-quarter record with 168 new restaurants. Total international development was 297 new restaurants. Worldwide restaurant margin increased 1.2 percentage points to 18.6%. Foreign currency translation positively impacted operating profit by $8 million. On February 1, 2012, we acquired a controlling interest in Little Sheep Group, Ltd., the leading hot-pot casual-dining concept based in China. Little Sheep operating results for February through April will be included in our second quarter results. Full-year EPS growth forecast raised to at least 12%, or at least $3.22, excluding Special Items.         First Quarter2012     2011     % Change EPS Excluding Special Items $ 0.76 $0.63 21 % Special Items Gain/(Loss)1 $ 0.20 ($0.09 ) NM EPS     $ 0.96     $0.54       76 %     1 See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results for further detail of the Special Items. Special Items for 2012 are primarily related to the Little Sheep acquisition gain, U.S. refranchising gains and Pizza Hut UK impairment.   Note: All comparisons are versus the same period a year ago and exclude Special Items unless noted. David C. Novak, Chairman and CEO, said, “I am pleased to report each of our divisions produced impressive sales and profit results, driving 21% first-quarter EPS growth. Given the strength of our first-quarter results, we are raising our full-year EPS growth forecast to at least 12%, excluding Special Items. Our China business continues to fire on all cylinders, and our category-leading brands are as strong as ever. China system sales grew 28% as we opened 168 new restaurants and delivered same-store sales growth of 14%; operating profit grew 14%, prior to foreign currency translation. Yum! Restaurants International continues to generate consistent growth as system sales grew 8% and we opened 123 new units in 41 countries. Same-store sales growth of 5% was led by an 8% increase in emerging markets at YRI, driving 9% operating profit growth, prior to foreign currency translation. Yum! Restaurants India, our newest division, grew system sales 34% and we expect to open 100 new restaurants this year. Overall for the first quarter, we opened 250 new restaurants in high-growth emerging markets. We believe our new unit potential in emerging markets is the best in the restaurant industry and we're still on the ground floor of growth. While we realize there is much work to do, we are optimistic we will dramatically improve our U.S. brand positions, consistency and returns. We are pleased with our first-quarter performance in the United States, with same-store sales growth of 5%, led by Taco Bell, and operating profit growth of 27%. In summary, we're off to a strong start to the year in each of our businesses. These results give us even more confidence that we will continue our track record of double-digit annual EPS growth.” CHINA DIVISION       First Quarter     % Change2012     2011Reported     Ex F/X System Sales Growth +34 +28 Same-Store Sales Growth (%) +14 +13 NM NM Restaurant Margin (%) 23.6 25.1 (1.5 ) (1.5 ) Operating Profit ($MM)     256     215     +19       +14       China Division system sales increased 28%, prior to foreign currency translation. Same-store sales increased 14%, driven by a 9% increase in same-store transactions. Our same-store sales growth was 13% at KFC and 18% at Pizza Hut Casual Dining. China opened a first-quarter record of 168 new units.   China Units     Q1 2012     % Change2   Traditional Restaurants1 4,649 +17 KFC 3,819 +15 Pizza Hut Casual Dining     662     +25     1 Total includes Pizza Hut Home Service and East Dawning units and excludes Little Sheep units 2 Annual Rate of Change   Restaurant margin decreased 1.5 percentage points to 23.6%, driven primarily by wage rate inflation of 17%. Commodity inflation was 10%. Foreign currency translation positively impacted operating profit by $11 million. Leap year added an extra day in the quarter and resulted in an additional $5 million of operating profit. This was offset by $6 million of non-recurring expense related to the acquisition of Little Sheep. YUM! RESTAURANTS INTERNATIONAL       First Quarter3     % Change2012     2011Reported     Ex F/X Traditional Restaurants1 14,021 13,636 +3 NA System Sales Growth +6 +8 Restaurant Margin (%) 12.2 12.8 (0.6) (0.6) Franchise & License Fees ($MM) 199 186 +7 +9 Operating Profit ($MM)2 168 158 +7 +9 Operating Margin (%)     23.7     24.1     (0.4)     (0.3)     1 During the fourth quarter of 2011, we sold the LJS and A&W brands. As a result, 341 LJS and A&W restaurants have been removed from the 2011 unit balance. LJS and A&W results remain in all other 2011 financial numbers. 2 The 2011 divestiture of LJS and A&W had a negligible impact on operating profit. 3 Results for all periods exclude the India Division. India is now a standalone segment and reported separately.   YRI Division system sales increased 8%, prior to foreign currency translation. Emerging markets system sales grew 13%, driven by 8% same-store sales growth and 6% unit growth. Developed markets system sales grew 4%, driven by 2% same-store sales growth. YRI opened 123 new units in 41 countries. For the quarter, 76 new units were opened in emerging markets. Our franchise partners opened 91% of all new units. Restaurant margin decreased 0.6 percentage points. This was primarily driven by declines in KFC UK, Pizza Hut Korea and increased costs associated with last year's flooding in Thailand.   YRI MARKETS1     System Sales Ex F/X   Percent of YRI2     First Quarter Growth (%)   Franchise Asia (ex Japan) 16% +11 Japan 11% (2) Latin America 11% +9 Middle East 8% +19 Continental Europe 7% +8 Canada 6% Even   Combined Company / Franchise UK 12% +6 Australia / New Zealand 12% Even Thailand 2% +4 Korea 1% +2   Key Growth Africa 6% +14 France 4% +22 Germany / Netherlands 2% +15 Russia     2%     +47     1 See website www.yum.com under tab “Investors” for a list of the countries within each of the YRI markets. 2 Percentage of Total YRI System Sales for Full Year 2011.   U.S. DIVISION       First Quarter2012     2011     % Change Same-Store Sales Growth (%) +5 (1) NM Restaurant Margin (%) 14.4 10.7 3.7 Franchise and License Fees ($MM) 178 172 +4 Operating Profit ($MM) 158 123 +27 Operating Margin (%)     19.7     14.5     5.2     U.S. Division same-store sales increased 5%, including growth of 6% at Taco Bell, 5% at Pizza Hut and 2% at KFC. Restaurant margin increased 3.7 percentage points, driven by increased pricing and transaction growth. The 2011 fourth-quarter divestiture of LJS and A&W negatively impacted revenue 1% and franchise and license fees 5%. The operating profit impact was negligible. YUM! RESTAURANTS INDIAIndia Division system sales increased 34%, prior to foreign currency translation. The system sales increase was driven by new unit development and same-store sales growth of 8%. India Division reports on a monthly calendar, with two months in the first quarter, three months in the second and third quarters, and four months in the fourth quarter.   India Units     Q1 2012     % Change1   Traditional Restaurants2 471 +31 KFC 208 +41 Pizza Hut Casual Dining 166 +6 Pizza Hut Home Service     94     +74     1 Annual rate of change 2 Total includes 3 Taco Bell units   OWNERSHIP / SPECIAL ITEMS UPDATE In the U.S., we refranchised 126 units for proceeds of $96 million, primarily related to Taco Bell. We recorded pre-tax gains of $45 million related to these transactions in Special Items. Currently, our company ownership is 13% in the U.S. Over the next two years we plan to reduce company ownership in Taco Bell from 22% to about 16%. Our target for Pizza Hut and KFC is about 5% company ownership. In 2011, we decided to sell our Pizza Hut UK dine-in business. Based on our latest estimates of proceeds, we recorded a non-cash pre-tax charge in Special Items of $20 million. As required by U.S. GAAP, upon our acquisition of a controlling interest in Little Sheep, we adjusted our previously owned 27% interest up to fair value resulting in a $74 million non-cash gain in Special Items. OTHER ITEMS UPDATE Shares repurchased at an average price of $64 totaled $78 million for 1.2 million shares. 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, April 19, 2012. 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, April 19, through midnight Thursday, May 3, 2012.To access the playback, dial 855/859-2056 in the United States and 404/537-3406 internationally. The playback pass code is 64974638. The webcast and the playback can be accessed via the internet by visiting Yum! Brands' Web site, www.yum.com/investors and selecting “Q1 2012 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 borne-illness or food safety issues; economic and political conditions in the countries where we operate; currency exchange and interest rates; commodity, labor and other operating costs; our ability to secure and maintain distribution and adequate supply to our restaurants; the effectiveness of our operating initiatives and marketing; the success of our strategies for refranchising and international development; the continued viability and success of our franchise and license operators; publicity that may impact our business and/or industry; pending or future legal claims; the impact of any widespread illness; our effective tax rates; our actuarially determined casualty loss estimates; government regulations; accounting policies and practices; and competition, consumer preferences or perceptions. 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, is the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants with over 37,000 restaurants in more than 120 countries and territories. Yum! is ranked #214 on the Fortune 500 List and generated revenues of more than $12 billion in 2011. 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 approximately four new restaurants each day of the year, making it a leader in international retail development.                     YUM! Brands, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Summary of Results(amounts in millions, except per share amounts)(unaudited)   Quarter % Change 3/24/12   3/19/11 B/(W)   Company sales $ 2,344 $ 2,051 14 Franchise and license fees and income 399   374   7 Total revenues 2,743   2,425   13   Company restaurant expenses, net Food and paper 767 662 (16 ) Payroll and employee benefits 513 461 (11 ) Occupancy and other operating expenses 624   568   (10 ) Company restaurant expenses 1,904 1,691 (13 )   General and administrative expenses 272 255 (7 ) Franchise and license expenses 26 30 15 Closures and impairment (income) expenses 1 69 98 Refranchising (gain) loss (26 ) (2 ) NM Other (income) expense (79 ) (19 ) NM Total costs and expenses, net 2,098   2,024   (4 )   Operating Profit 645 401 61 Interest expense, net 37   43   14 Income before income taxes 608 358 70 Income tax provision 147   91   (62 ) Net income - including noncontrolling interests 461 267 72 Net income - noncontrolling interests 3   3   3 Net income - YUM! Brands, Inc. $ 458   $ 264   73   Effective tax rate 24.1 % 25.2 % 1.1 ppts.   Effective tax rate before special items 27.5 % 27.1 % (0.4 ppts. )   Basic EPS Data EPS $ 0.99   $ 0.56   76 Average shares outstanding 465   473   2   Diluted EPS Data EPS $ 0.96   $ 0.54   76 Average shares outstanding 478   486   2   Dividends declared per common share $ 0.285   $ —     See accompanying notes.   Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.                       YUM! Brands, Inc.CHINA DIVISION Operating Results(amounts in millions)(unaudited)   Quarter % Change 3/24/12   3/19/11 B/(W)   Company sales $ 1,199 $ 893 34 Franchise and license fees and income 19   13   40 Total revenues 1,218   906   34   Company restaurant expenses, net Food and paper 413 309 (34 ) Payroll and employee benefits 188 123 (53 ) Occupancy and other operating expenses 316   237   (33 ) 917 669 (37 ) General and administrative expenses 48 37 (28 ) Franchise and license expenses 1 — NM Closures and impairment (income) expenses 1 — NM Other (income) expense (5 ) (15 ) (67 ) 962   691   (39 ) Operating Profit $ 256   $ 215   19   Company sales 100.0 % 100.0 % Food and paper 34.4 34.6 0.2 ppts. Payroll and employee benefits 15.7 13.8 (1.9 ppts. ) Occupancy and other operating expenses 26.3   26.5   0.2 ppts. Restaurant margin 23.6 % 25.1 % (1.5 ppts. )   Operating margin 21.0 % 23.7 % (2.7 ppts. )   See accompanying notes.   Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.                   YUM! Brands, Inc.YUM! RESTAURANTS INTERNATIONAL DIVISION Operating Results(amounts in millions)(unaudited)   Quarter % Change     3/24/12   3/19/11 B/(W)   Company sales $ 509 $ 467 9 Franchise and license fees and income 199   186   7 Total revenues 708   653   9   Company restaurant expenses, net Food and paper 167 144 (16 ) Payroll and employee benefits 130 121 (8 ) Occupancy and other operating expenses 150   142   (6 ) 447 407 (10 ) General and administrative expenses 82 76 (8 ) Franchise and license expenses 10 10 (2 ) Closures and impairment (income) expenses 1 2 47 Other (income) expense —   —   — 540   495   (9 ) Operating Profit $ 168   $ 158   7   Company sales 100.0 % 100.0 % Food and paper 32.8 31.0 (1.8 ppts. ) Payroll and employee benefits 25.5 25.8 0.3 ppts. Occupancy and other operating expenses 29.5   30.4   0.9 ppts. Restaurant margin 12.2 % 12.8 % (0.6 ppts. )   Operating margin 23.7 % 24.1 % (0.4 ppts. )   See accompanying notes.   Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.                   YUM! Brands, Inc.UNITED STATES DIVISION Operating Results(amounts in millions)(unaudited)   Quarter % Change     3/24/12   3/19/11 B/(W)   Company sales $ 622 $ 681 (9 ) Franchise and license fees and income 178   172   4 Total revenues 800   853   (6 )   Company restaurant expenses, net Food and paper 182 205 11 Payroll and employee benefits 193 216 10 Occupancy and other operating expenses 157   188   17 532 609 13 General and administrative expenses 96 101 4 Franchise and license expenses 15 19 28 Closures and impairment (income) expenses (1 ) 1 NM Other (income) expense —   —   —   642   730   12 Operating Profit $ 158   $ 123   27   Company sales 100.0 % 100.0 % Food and paper 29.2 30.0 0.8 ppts. Payroll and employee benefits 31.1 31.7 0.6 ppts. Occupancy and other operating expenses 25.3   27.6   2.3 ppts. 14.4 % 10.7 % 3.7 ppts.   Operating margin 19.7 % 14.5 % 5.2 ppts.   See accompanying notes.   Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.       YUM! Brands, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(amounts in millions)   (unaudited) 3/24/12 12/31/11 ASSETSCurrent Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,099 $ 1,198 Accounts and notes receivable, less allowance: $23 in 2012 and $22 in 2011 341 286 Inventories 291 273 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 427 338 Deferred income taxes 128 112 Advertising cooperative assets, restricted 139   114   Total Current Assets 2,425 2,321   Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $3,233 in 2012 and $3,225 in 2011 4,041 4,042 Goodwill 962 681 Intangible assets, net 811 299 Investments in unconsolidated affiliates 33 167 Restricted cash — 300 Other assets 531 475 Deferred income taxes 540   549   Total Assets $ 9,343   $ 8,834     LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent Liabilities Accounts payable and other current liabilities $ 1,752 $ 1,874 Income taxes payable 181 142 Short-term borrowings 319 320 Advertising cooperative liabilities 139   114   Total Current Liabilities 2,391 2,450   Long-term debt 3,006 2,997 Other liabilities and deferred credits 1,667   1,471   Total Liabilities 7,064   6,918     Shareholders' Equity Common stock, no par value, 750 shares authorized; 460 shares issued in 2012 and 2011 5 18 Retained earnings 2,362 2,052 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (225 ) (247 ) Total Shareholders' Equity - YUM! Brands, Inc. 2,142 1,823 Noncontrolling interests 137   93   Total Shareholders' Equity 2,279   1,916   Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 9,343   $ 8,834     See accompanying notes.       YUM! Brands, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(amounts in millions)(unaudited)   Quarter 3/24/12   3/19/11 Cash Flows - Operating Activities Net income - including noncontrolling interests $ 461 $ 267 Depreciation and amortization 138 123 Closures and impairment (income) expenses 1 69 Refranchising (gain) loss (26 ) (2 ) Contributions to defined benefit pension plans (8 ) (3 ) Gain upon acquisition of Little Sheep (74 ) — Deferred income taxes (4 ) (60 ) Equity income from investments in unconsolidated affiliates (13 ) (16 ) Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation (28 ) (8 ) Share-based compensation expense 11 13 Changes in accounts and notes receivable 29 11 Changes in inventories 27 34 Changes in prepaid expenses and other current assets (15 ) (25 ) Changes in accounts payable and other current liabilities (124 ) (14 ) Changes in income taxes payable 70 85 Other, net 39   34   Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 484   508     Cash Flows - Investing Activities Capital spending (184 ) (173 ) Proceeds from refranchising of restaurants 102 14 Acquisitions (540 ) (1 ) Sales of property, plant and equipment 4 — Decrease in restricted cash 300 — Increase in short-term investments (79 ) — Other, net (5 ) 4   Net Cash Used in Investing Activities (402 ) (156 )   Cash Flows - Financing Activities Proceeds from long-term debt — — Repayments of long-term debt (3 ) (4 ) Revolving credit facilities, three months or less, net — — Short-term borrowings — — Repurchase shares of Common Stock (78 ) (152 ) Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation 28 8 Employee stock option proceeds 16 9 Dividends paid on Common Stock (131 ) (118 ) Other, net (20 ) (4 ) Net Cash Used in Financing Activities (188 ) (261 ) Effect of Exchange Rate on Cash and Cash Equivalents 7   12   Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents (99 ) 103 Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning of Year $ 1,198   $ 1,426   Cash and Cash Equivalents - End of Year $ 1,099   $ 1,529     See accompanying notes.   Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results(amounts in millions, except per share amounts)(unaudited) In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") throughout this document, the Company has provided non-GAAP measurements which present operating results in 2012 and 2011 on a basis before Special Items. Included in Special Items are the U.S. refranchising gain (loss), the gain on the acquisition of Little Sheep, the loss associated with the planned refranchising of the Pizza Hut UK business and the losses and other costs relating to our decision to divest the Long John Silver's ("LJS") and A&W All-American Food Restaurants ("A&W") brands. These amounts are described in (d), (e), (f) and (g) in the accompanying notes. Other Special Items include the depreciation reductions from KFC U.S. and Pizza Hut UK restaurants impaired upon our decision and/or offer to refranchise that remained Company stores for some or all of the periods presented and charges relating to U.S. General and Administrative ("G&A") productivity initiatives and realignment of resources. The Company uses earnings before Special Items as a key performance measure of results of operations for the purpose of evaluating performance internally and Special Items are not included in any of our segment results. This non-GAAP measurement is not intended to replace the presentation of our financial results in accordance with GAAP. Rather, the Company believes that the presentation of earnings before Special Items provides additional information to investors to facilitate the comparison of past and present operations, excluding items in 2012 and 2011 that the Company does not believe are indicative of our ongoing operations due to their size and/or nature.     Quarter     3/24/12   3/19/11 Detail of Special Items U.S. Refranchising gain (loss)(d) $ 45 $ 1 Gain upon acquisition of Little Sheep(e) 74 — Loss associated with the planned refranchising of the Pizza Hut UK business(f) (21 ) — Losses and other costs relating to the LJS and A&W divestitures(g) — (68 ) Other Special Items 3   2   Total Special Items Income (Expense) 101 (65 ) Tax Benefit (Expense) on Special Items (7 ) 24   Special Items Income (Expense), net of tax $ 94   $ (41 ) Average diluted shares outstanding 478   486   Special Items diluted EPS $ 0.20   $ (0.09 )   Reconciliation of Operating Profit Before Special Items to Reported Operating Profit Operating Profit Before Special Items $ 544 $ 466 Special Items Income (Expense) 101   (65 ) Reported Operating Profit $ 645   $ 401     Reconciliation of EPS Before Special Items to Reported EPS Diluted EPS Before Special Items $ 0.76 $ 0.63 Special Items EPS 0.20   (0.09 ) Reported EPS $ 0.96   $ 0.54     Reconciliation of Effective Tax Rate Before Special Items to Reported Effective Tax Rate Effective Tax Rate Before Special Items 27.5 % 27.1 % Impact on Tax Rate as a result of Special Items (3.4 )% (1.9 )% Reported Effective Tax Rate 24.1 % 25.2 %     YUM! Brands, Inc.Segment Results(amounts in millions)(unaudited)   Quarter Ended 3/24/12     China     YRI     UnitedStates     India     CorporateandUnallocated     Consolidated Total revenues $ 1,218   $ 708 $ 800   $ 17 $ —   $ 2,743     Company restaurant expenses 917 447 532 12 (4 ) 1,904 General and administrative expenses 48 82 96 4 42 272 Franchise and license expenses 1 10 15 — — 26 Closures and impairment (income) expenses 1 1 (1 ) — — 1 Refranchising (gain) loss — — — — (26 ) (26 ) Other (income) expense   (5 )   —   —     —   (74 )   (79 )   962     540   642     16   (62 )   2,098   Operating Profit (loss) $ 256   $ 168 $ 158   $ 1 $ 62   $ 645         Quarter Ended 3/19/11 China YRI UnitedStates India CorporateandUnallocated Consolidated Total revenues $ 906   $ 653 $ 853   $ 13 $ —   $ 2,425     Company restaurant expenses 669 407 609 9 (3 ) 1,691 General and administrative expenses 37 76 101 3 38 255 Franchise and license expenses — 10 19 1 — 30 Closures and impairment (income) expenses — 2 1 — 66 69 Refranchising (gain) loss — — — — (2 ) (2 ) Other (income) expense   (15 )   —   —     —   (4 )   (19 )   691     495   730     13   95     2,024   Operating Profit (loss) $ 215   $ 158 $ 123   $ — $ (95 ) $ 401     The above tables reconcile segment information, which is based on management responsibility, with our Condensed Consolidated Summary of Results. Corporate and unallocated expenses comprise items that are not allocated to segments for performance reporting purposes. The Corporate and Unallocated column in the above tables includes, among other amounts, all amounts that we have deemed Special Items. See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results. Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Summary of Results, Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheetsand Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(amounts in millions, except per share amounts)(unaudited)     (a) Amounts presented as of and for the quarter ended March 24, 2012 are preliminary.   (b) Other (income) expense for the China Division primarily consists of equity income from investments in unconsolidated affiliates. The quarter ended March 24, 2012 also includes costs related to the acquisition of Little Sheep Group Limited ("Little Sheep") (see note (e) for further explanation).   (c) Beginning the first quarter of 2012, our India Division is being reported as a standalone reporting segment separate from YRI as a result of changes to our management reporting structure. While our consolidated results are not impacted, our historical segment information has been restated to be consistent with the current period presentation. This new segment also includes the franchise businesses in the neighboring countries of Bangladesh, Mauritius, Nepal and Sri Lanka.   (d) As part of our plan to transform our U.S. business we took several measures ("the U.S. business transformation measures") in 2012 and 2011 which includes the continuation of our U.S. refranchising, potentially reducing our Company ownership in the U.S. to about 8%, including a reduction of Taco Bell Company ownership from 23% to 16%. During the quarter ended March 24, 2012, we recorded gains of $45 million related to refranchising in the U.S., primarily at Taco Bell. We have traditionally not allocated refranchising (gains) losses for segment reporting purposes. Additionally, U.S. refranchising (gains) losses have been reflected as Special Items for certain performance measures (see accompanying reconciliation to reported results).   (e) On February 1, 2012 we acquired an additional 66% interest in Little Sheep for $540 million, net of cash acquired of $44 million, increasing our ownership to 93%. The acquisition was driven by our strategy to build leading brands across China in every significant category. Prior to our acquisition of this additional interest, our 27% interest in Little Sheep was accounted for under the equity method of accounting. As a result of the acquisition we obtained voting control of Little Sheep, and thus we began consolidating Little Sheep upon acquisition. As required by GAAP, we remeasured our previously held 27% ownership in Little Sheep, which had a recorded value of $107 million at the date of acquisition, at fair value and recognized a non-cash gain of $74 million. This gain, which resulted in no related income tax expense, was recorded in Other (income) expense on our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income during the quarter ended March 24, 2012 and was not allocated to any segment for performance reporting purposes (see accompanying reconciliation to reported results).   Other than the $74 million gain discussed above, for the quarter ended March 24, 2012, the consolidation of Little Sheep did not impact Operating Profit or Net Income - YUM! Brands, Inc. While we have not yet completed our allocation of the purchase price, our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at March 24, 2012 reflects the consolidation of this entity using preliminary amounts, including $283 million of goodwill and $521 million of other intangible assets. Also, we released from escrow $300 million of cash that was deemed restricted prior to our acquisition of Little Sheep.   (f) In 2011, we decided to sell our Pizza Hut UK dine-in business. Based on bids we received from prospective buyers in 2012, we recorded a non cash pre-tax impairment charge of $20 million to Refranchising (gain) loss to adjust the carrying amount of the asset group to its fair value. We had previously recorded a $74 million non cash pre-tax impairment charge to Refranchising (gain) loss to reduce the carrying amount of the asset group to its then estimated fair value upon our initial decision to sell the Pizza Hut dine-in business in the quarter ended September 3, 2011. Upon the ultimate sale of the restaurants, we could also be required to record a charge for the fair value of any guarantee of future leases we assign to a franchisee depending on the form of the transaction. This charge was not allocated to any segment for performance reporting purposes and was reflected as a Special Item for certain performance measures (see accompanying reconciliation to reported results).   (g) During the quarter ended March 19, 2011, we decided to sell the LJS and A&W brands resulting in a pre-tax non-cash write down of the brands' intangible assets totaling $66 million and other charges relating to the planned sale totaling $2 million. Neither the write-down nor the other charges were allocated to any segment for performance reporting purposes and both were reflected as a Special Item for certain performance measures (see accompanying reconciliation to reported results). The LJS and A&W brands were sold in the fourth quarter of 2011.   Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50242823&lang=en YUM! Brands, Inc.Analysts are invited to contact:Tim Jerzyk, 888-298-6986Senior Vice President Investor RelationsorSteve Schmitt, 888-298-6986Director Investor RelationsorMembers of the media are invited to contact:Amy Sherwood, 502-874-8200Vice President Public Relations