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Yum! Brands Reports Third-Quarter EPS Growth of 19%, Excluding Special Items; Strong Sales and Operating Profit Performance Across All Divisions; Raises Full-Year 2012 EPS Growth Forecast to at least 13%

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Yum! Brands Reports Third-Quarter EPS Growth of 19%, Excluding Special Items; Strong Sales and Operating Profit Performance Across All Divisions; Raises Full-Year 2012 EPS Growth Forecast to at least 13%16:10 EDT Tuesday, October 09, 2012 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Business Wire) -- Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 8, 2012 including EPS of $0.99, excluding Special Items. Reported EPS for the quarter was $1.00. Yum! raises full-year EPS growth forecast to at least 13%, or at least $3.24, excluding Special Items. THIRD-QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS Worldwide operating profit grew 18%, prior to foreign currency translation, including 22% in China, 14% at Yum! Restaurants International (YRI) and 13% in the U.S. Worldwide operating profit increased 16%, after foreign currency translation. Worldwide restaurant margin increased 1.9 percentage points to 18.9%, including increases of 0.1 percentage points in China, 1.0 percentage point at YRI and 4.6 percentage points in the U.S. Restaurant margin increased 0.6 percentage points in China excluding Little Sheep. Worldwide system sales grew 6%, prior to foreign currency translation, including 22% in China, 4% at YRI and 1% in the U.S. Worldwide system sales growth was 8%, excluding the acquisition of Little Sheep and the 2011 divestiture of Long John Silver's and A&W All-American Restaurants, including 19% in China, 5% at YRI and 6% in the U.S. Same-store sales grew 6% in China, 2% at YRI and 6% in the U.S. YRI same-store sales were negatively impacted by 1 percentage point due to the timing of Ramadan. Strong international development continued with 394 new restaurants opened, including 192 new units in China and 181 new units at YRI; 86% of this development occurred in emerging markets. On September 20, 2012, the Company announced an 18% increase in its quarterly dividend, marking the eighth consecutive year the dividend increased at a double-digit percentage rate. Full-year EPS growth forecast raised to at least 13%, or at least $3.24, excluding Special Items.               Third Quarter     Year-to-Date2012   2011   % Change2012   2011   % Change EPS Excluding Special Items $0.99 $0.83 19% $2.42 $2.12 14% Special Items Gain/(Loss)1 $0.01 $(0.03) NM $0.23 $(0.13) NM EPS   $1.00   $0.80   25%     $2.65   $1.99   33% 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 and net U.S. refranchising gains, partially offset by 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, “Very strong sales and profit at all of our divisions, including China, Yum! Restaurants International, India and the U.S., drove 19% third-quarter EPS growth. Given the strength of our year-to-date results, I'm pleased to report we are raising our full-year EPS growth forecast to at least 13%, excluding Special Items. In China, our category-leading brands and competitive positions are stronger than ever. China system sales grew 22% as we opened 192 new restaurants and delivered same-store sales growth of 6%; operating profit grew 22%, prior to foreign currency translation. Importantly, China restaurant margin performance improved dramatically from the second quarter, once again demonstrating the ongoing strength of our business model. This strong performance, combined with our new expectation to open over 750 high-return new restaurants this year, further demonstrates why we are so confident in the long-term growth of our China business. Yum! Restaurants International (YRI) reported its best quarterly operating profit performance of the year with growth of 14%, prior to foreign currency translation. YRI, combined with Yum! Restaurants India, will have a record year of new unit development. When you add it all up for Yum!, we will open at least 1,750 new restaurants outside the U.S., further strengthening our leadership position in emerging markets. At the same time, our heightened operations focus and product innovation has driven much better performance in the U.S., with all three brands growing sales, margin and profit. We expect 2012 to be our eleventh consecutive year of delivering at least 13% EPS growth, prior to Special Items. Our consistent track record is evidence that Yum! Brands is capable of delivering strong double-digit growth even in the most challenging economic times. We expect this to continue as we build on our track record of at least 10% EPS growth in 2013 and well into the future.” CHINA DIVISION                   Third Quarter     Year-to-Date     % Change         % Change2012     2011Reported     Ex F/X20122011Reported     Ex F/X System Sales Growth +23 +22 +29 +25 Same-Store Sales Growth (%) +6 +19 NM NM +9 +17 NM NM Restaurant Margin (%) 21.4 21.3 0.1 Even 20.0 21.7 (1.7) (1.7) Operating Profit ($MM)     374     301     +24     +22     812     698     +16     +13   China Division system sales increased 22%, prior to foreign currency translation. Same-store sales increased 6%, overlapping strong prior year same-store sales growth of 19%. China opened 192 new units and we expect record new-unit development of at least 750 units this year.               China Units     Q3 2012     % Change2 Traditional Restaurants1     4,952     +18 KFC 4,043 +16 Pizza Hut Casual Dining     738     +31 1 Total includes Pizza Hut Home Service and East Dawning; excludes Little Sheep units 2 Annual Rate of Change excludes Little Sheep units for comparability of core business   Restaurant margin increased 0.1 percentage points to 21.4%. Wage rate inflation was 8% and commodity inflation was 2%. The Little Sheep acquisition had a positive impact of 3 percentage points on system sales growth, a negative impact of 0.5 percentage points on restaurant margin, and a negative impact of 1 percentage point on operating profit growth. Foreign currency translation positively impacted operating profit by $5 million. YUM! RESTAURANTS INTERNATIONAL (YRI) DIVISION                   Third Quarter     Year-to-Date   % Change   % Change2012   2011Reported   Ex F/X2012   2011Reported   Ex F/X Traditional Restaurants1 14,200 13,750 +3 NA 14,200 13,750 +3 NA System Sales Growth (2) +4 +2 +6 Restaurant Margin (%) 13.3 12.3 1.0 0.9 12.4 12.7 (0.3) (0.3) Franchise & License Fees ($MM) 204 211 (3) +4 596 583 +2 +6 Operating Profit ($MM) 173 163 +7 +14 491 467 +5 +10 Operating Margin (%)     22.5   20.8   1.7   1.6     21.9   21.5   0.4   0.4 1 During the fourth quarter of 2011, we sold the LJS and A&W brands. As a result, 343 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.   YRI Division system sales increased 4%, prior to foreign currency translation. The timing of Ramadan had an estimated negative system sales impact of about 1%; the most sizable impact was in the Middle East franchise business which experienced a negative impact of 7%. The 2011 divestiture of LJS and A&W had a negative impact of 1% on both system sales and operating profit growth. Emerging markets system sales grew 10%, driven by 7% unit growth and 5% same-store sales growth. Developed markets system sales grew 1%. YRI opened 181 new units in 46 countries; 93% were opened by our franchise partners. For the quarter, 124 new units were opened in emerging markets. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted operating profit by $12 million.         YRI MARKETS1     SYSTEM Sales Growth (Ex F/X)Percent of YRI2     Third Quarter (%)     Year-to-Date (%)Franchise         Asia (ex Japan) 16% +1 +4 Japan 11% (3) Even Latin America 11% +9 +9 Middle East 8% +4 +11 Continental Europe 7% +1 +4 Canada 6% (3) (1)   Combined Company / Franchise UK 12% Even +4 Australia / New Zealand 12% +6 +1 Thailand 2% +15 +12 Korea 1% +11 +8   Key Growth Africa 6% +20 +16 France 4% +4 +9 Germany / Netherlands 2% +5 +11 Russia     2%     +45     +45 1 See website www.yum.com under tab "Investors" for a list of the countries within each of the YRI markets. 2 Percentage of Total YRI System Sales for Full Year 2011.   U.S. DIVISION                   Third Quarter     Year-to-Date2012     2011     % Change2012     2011     % Change Same-Store Sales Growth (%) +6 (3) NM +6 (2) NM Restaurant Margin (%) 16.7 12.1 4.6 16.2 11.5 4.7 Franchise and License Fees ($MM) 189 182 +4 555 534 +4 Operating Profit ($MM) 162 143 +13 486 398 +22 Operating Margin (%)     20.5     16.3     4.2     20.2     15.3     4.9   U.S. Division same-store sales increased 6%, including growth of 7% at Taco Bell, 6% at Pizza Hut and 4% at KFC. Restaurant margin increased 4.6 percentage points, driven primarily by strong same-store sales growth, as well as refranchising, supply chain efficiencies, and less discounting. The 2011 divestiture of LJS and A&W negatively impacted franchise and license fees growth by 5 percentage points and operating profit growth by 2 percentage points. YUM! RESTAURANTS INDIA DIVISIONIndia Division system sales increased 29%, prior to foreign currency translation. The system sales increase was driven by unit growth of 29% and same-store sales growth of 5%.               India Units     Q3 2012     % Change1 Traditional Restaurants2     495     +29 KFC 221 +38 Pizza Hut Casual Dining 170 +9 Pizza Hut Home Service     101     +55 1 Annual rate of change 2 Total includes 3 Taco Bell units   OWNERSHIP / SPECIAL ITEMS UPDATE In the U.S., we refranchised 176 units, including 158 KFCs. The KFC refranchising program was completed early in the fourth quarter this year. Currently, our company ownership is 11% in the U.S. Upon the completion of our U.S. refranchising program, total company ownership in the U.S. will be about 10%. OTHER ITEMS UPDATE In the third quarter, we repurchased 6.5 million shares for $414 million at an average price of $64. Year-to-date, we repurchased 10.8 million shares for $702 million at an average price of $65. In an effort to reduce our ongoing volatility and administration expense in connection with the Company's U.S. pension obligation, on October 9, 2012, the Company began notifying certain former employees of a limited opportunity to voluntarily elect an early payout of their pension benefits to be funded from existing pension assets. As a result of this program, we anticipate recording a pre-tax non-cash charge between $25 million and $75 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 within Special Items. The amount of this charge will depend on the actual number of participants electing the lump sum payment option. 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 Wednesday, October 10, 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 Wednesday, October 10, through midnight Wednesday, October 24, 2012.To access the playback, dial 855/859-2056 in the United States and 404/537-3406 internationally. The playback pass code is 34802629. The webcast and the playback can be accessed via the internet by visiting Yum! Brands' Web site, www.yum.com/investors and selecting “Q3 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 38,000 restaurants in more than 120 countries and territories. Yum! is ranked #213 on the Fortune 500 List with 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   Year to Date   % Change 9/8/12   9/3/11 B/(W) 9/8/12   9/3/11 B/(W)   Company sales $ 3,142 $ 2,854 10 $ 8,248 $ 7,336 12 Franchise and license fees and income 427   420   2 1,232   1,179   5 Total revenues 3,569   3,274   9 9,480   8,515   11   Company restaurant expenses, net Food and paper 1,029 970 (6 ) 2,712 2,424 (12 ) Payroll and employee benefits 650 600 (8 ) 1,786 1,609 (11 ) Occupancy and other operating expenses 864   790   (9 ) 2,288   2,063   (11 ) Company restaurant expenses 2,543 2,360 (8 ) 6,786 6,096 (11 )   General and administrative expenses 332 310 (7 ) 950 873 (9 ) Franchise and license expenses 32 41 25 84 104 20 Closures and impairment (income) expenses 4 25 83 9 113 92 Refranchising (gain) loss (2 ) 66 NM (41 ) 69 NM Other (income) expense (11 ) (16 ) (34 ) (97 ) (48 ) NM Total costs and expenses, net 2,898   2,786   (4 ) 7,691   7,207   (7 )   Operating Profit 671 488 38 1,789 1,308 37 Interest expense, net 32   32   (7 ) 107   110   2 Income before income taxes 639 456 40 1,682 1,198 40 Income tax provision 161   67   NM 410   220   (86 ) Net income - including noncontrolling interests 478 389 23 1,272 978 30 Net income - noncontrolling interests 7   6   (21 ) 12   15   20 Net income - YUM! Brands, Inc. $ 471   $ 383   23 $ 1,260   $ 963   31   Effective tax rate 25.1 % 14.6 % (10.5 ppts.) 24.4 % 18.4 % (6.0 ppts.)   Effective tax rate before special items 25.1 % 25.1 % - 25.6 % 23.3 % (2.3 ppts.)   Basic EPS Data EPS $ 1.02   $ 0.82   25 $ 2.72   $ 2.05   33 Average shares outstanding 460   469   2 463   471   2   Diluted EPS Data EPS $ 1.00   $ 0.80   25 $ 2.65   $ 1.99   33 Average shares outstanding 472   481   2 476   483   2   Dividends declared per common share $ —   $ —   $ 0.57   $ 0.50     See accompanying notes.   Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.         YUM! Brands, Inc.CHINA DIVISION Operating Results(amounts in millions)(unaudited)     Quarter   % Change   Year to Date   % Change 9/8/12   9/3/11 B/(W) 9/8/12   9/3/11 B/(W)   Company sales $ 1,958 $ 1,577 24 $ 4,692 $ 3,634 29 Franchise and license fees and income 30   23   32 70   52   36 Total revenues 1,988   1,600   24 4,762   3,686   29   Company restaurant expenses, net Food and paper 662 568 (17 ) 1,611 1,274 (27 ) Payroll and employee benefits 334 242 (38 ) 815 556 (47 ) Occupancy and other operating expenses 543   431   (26 ) 1,325   1,015   (30 ) 1,539 1,241 (24 ) 3,751 2,845 (32 ) General and administrative expenses 84 67 (24 ) 213 171 (25 ) Franchise and license expenses 3 2 (97 ) 6 3 NM Closures and impairment (income) expenses 1 — NM 4 3 (41 ) Other (income) expense (13 ) (11 ) 19 (24 ) (34 ) (28 ) 1,614   1,299   (24 ) 3,950   2,988   (32 ) Operating Profit $ 374   $ 301   24 $ 812   $ 698   16   Company sales 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % Food and paper 33.9 36.0 2.1 ppts. 34.4 35.1 0.7 ppts. Payroll and employee benefits 17.0 15.3 (1.7 ppts.) 17.4 15.3 (2.1 ppts.) Occupancy and other operating expenses 27.7   27.4   (0.3 ppts.) 28.2   27.9   (0.3 ppts.) Restaurant margin 21.4 % 21.3 % 0.1 ppts. 20.0 % 21.7 % (1.7 ppts.)   Operating margin 18.8 % 18.9 % (0.1 ppts.) 17.1 % 18.9 % (1.8 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   Year to Date   % Change 9/8/12   9/3/11 B/(W) 9/8/12   9/3/11 B/(W)   Company sales $ 565 $ 568 (1 ) $ 1,651 $ 1,584 4 Franchise and license fees and income 204   211   (3 ) 596   583   2 Total revenues 769   779   (1 ) 2,247   2,167   4   Company restaurant expenses, net Food and paper 185 181 (2 ) 541 498 (9 ) Payroll and employee benefits 140 150 7 415 413 — Occupancy and other operating expenses 165   166   1 490   472   (4 ) 490 497 2 1,446 1,383 (4 ) General and administrative expenses 91 96 4 275 263 (4 ) Franchise and license expenses 13 14 16 34 36 8 Closures and impairment (income) expenses 2 9 78 2 18 87 Other (income) expense —   —   — (1 ) —   NM 596   616   3 1,756   1,700   (3 ) Operating Profit $ 173   $ 163   7 $ 491   $ 467   5   Company sales 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % Food and paper 32.7 31.9 (0.8 ppts.) 32.8 31.4 (1.4 ppts.) Payroll and employee benefits 24.7 26.4 1.7 ppts. 25.1 26.1 1.0 ppts. Occupancy and other operating expenses 29.3   29.4   0.1 ppts. 29.7   29.8   0.1 ppts. Restaurant margin 13.3 % 12.3 % 1.0 ppts. 12.4 % 12.7 % (0.3 ppts.)   Operating margin 22.5 % 20.8 % 1.7 ppts. 21.9 % 21.5 % 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   Year to Date   % Change 9/8/12   9/3/11 B/(W) 9/8/12   9/3/11 B/(W)   Company sales $ 598 $ 691 (13 ) $ 1,850 $ 2,075 (11 ) Franchise and license fees and income 189   182   4 555   534   4 Total revenues 787   873   (10 ) 2,405   2,609   (8 )   Company restaurant expenses, net Food and paper 173 213 19 537 634 15 Payroll and employee benefits 174 206 15 549 635 14 Occupancy and other operating expenses 151   188   19 464   567   18 498 607 18 1,550 1,836 16 General and administrative expenses 110 99 (11 ) 322 302 (7 ) Franchise and license expenses 16 25 38 44 66 33 Closures and impairment (income) expenses 1 — NM 3 10 70 Other (income) expense —   (1 ) NM —   (3 ) NM 625   730   14 1,919   2,211   13 Operating Profit $ 162   $ 143   13 $ 486   $ 398   22   Company sales 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % Food and paper 28.9 30.9 2.0 ppts. 29.0 30.6 1.6 ppts. Payroll and employee benefits 29.2 29.9 0.7 ppts. 29.7 30.6 0.9 ppts. Occupancy and other operating expenses 25.2   27.1   1.9 ppts. 25.1   27.3   2.2 ppts. 16.7 % 12.1 % 4.6 ppts. 16.2 % 11.5 % 4.7 ppts.   Operating margin 20.5 % 16.3 % 4.2 ppts. 20.2 % 15.3 % 4.9 ppts.   See accompanying notes.   Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.         YUM! Brands, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(amounts in millions)     (unaudited)   9/8/12 12/31/11 ASSETSCurrent Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 942 $ 1,198 Accounts and notes receivable, less allowance: $19 in 2012 and $22 in 2011 302 286 Inventories 291 273 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 323 338 Deferred income taxes 108 112 Advertising cooperative assets, restricted 113   114   Total Current Assets 2,079 2,321   Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $3,219 in 2012 and $3,225 in 2011 4,119 4,042 Goodwill 1,006 681 Intangible assets, net 713 299 Investments in unconsolidated affiliates 58 167 Restricted cash — 300 Other assets 528 475 Deferred income taxes 471   549   Total Assets $ 8,974   $ 8,834     LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent Liabilities Accounts payable and other current liabilities $ 1,828 $ 1,874 Income taxes payable 98 142 Short-term borrowings 18 320 Advertising cooperative liabilities 113   114   Total Current Liabilities 2,057 2,450   Long-term debt 3,003 2,997 Other liabilities and deferred credits 1,575   1,471   Total Liabilities 6,635   6,918     Redeemable noncontrolling interest 45   —     Shareholders' Equity Common stock, no par value, 750 shares authorized; 452 shares and 460 shares issued in 2012 and 2011, respectively — 18 Retained earnings 2,450 2,052 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (253 ) (247 ) Total Shareholders' Equity - YUM! Brands, Inc. 2,197 1,823 Noncontrolling interests 97   93   Total Shareholders' Equity 2,294   1,916   Total Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and Shareholders' Equity $ 8,974   $ 8,834     See accompanying notes.         YUM! Brands, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(amounts in millions)(unaudited)     Year to Date 9/8/2012   9/3/2011 Cash Flows - Operating Activities Net income - including noncontrolling interests $ 1,272 $ 978 Depreciation and amortization 429 426 Closures and impairment (income) expenses 9 113 Refranchising (gain) loss (41 ) 69 Contributions to defined benefit pension plans (46 ) (12 ) Gain upon acquisition of Little Sheep (74 ) — Deferred income taxes 86 (72 ) Equity income from investments in unconsolidated affiliates (38 ) (40 ) Distributions of income received from unconsolidated affiliates 38 37 Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation (52 ) (33 ) Share-based compensation expense 35 40 Changes in accounts and notes receivable 7 (19 ) Changes in inventories 27 9 Changes in prepaid expenses and other current assets (14 ) (29 ) Changes in accounts payable and other current liabilities 28 142 Changes in income taxes payable 86 55 Other, net 66   39   Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 1,818   1,703     Cash Flows - Investing Activities Capital spending (678 ) (553 ) Proceeds from refranchising of restaurants 187 119 Acquisitions (542 ) (1 ) Changes in restricted cash 300 (300 ) Other, net (14 ) (5 ) Net Cash Used in Investing Activities (747 ) (740 )   Cash Flows - Financing Activities Proceeds from long-term debt — 349 Repayments of long-term debt (280 ) (662 ) Short-term borrowings, three months or less, net 2 — Revolving credit facilities, three months or less, net 10 — Repurchase shares of Common Stock (688 ) (562 ) Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation 52 33 Employee stock option proceeds 27 30 Dividends paid on Common Stock (393 ) (350 ) Other, net (52 ) (33 ) Net Cash Used in Financing Activities (1,322 ) (1,195 ) Effect of Exchange Rate on Cash and Cash Equivalents (5 ) 42   Net Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents (256 ) (190 ) Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning of Year 1,198   1,426   Cash and Cash Equivalents - End of Year $ 942   $ 1,236     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, impairment charges and deal costs associated with the planned refranchising of the Pizza Hut UK business and the losses, other costs and tax benefits in 2011 relating to our divestiture of 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 Pizza Hut UK and KFC U.S. restaurants impaired upon our decision or offer to refranchise that remained Company stores for some or all of the periods presented, gains from sales of real estate related to our previously refranchised Mexico business 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   Year to Date 9/8/12   9/3/11 9/8/12   9/3/11 Detail of Special Items U.S. Refranchising gain (loss)(d) $ (1 ) $ 4 $ 53 $ (3 ) Gain upon acquisition of Little Sheep(e) — — 74 — Loss associated with the planned refranchising of the Pizza Hut UK dine-in business(f) (1 ) (76 ) (24 ) (76 ) Losses and other costs relating to the LJS and A&W divestitures(g) — (17 ) — (86 ) Other Special Items 5   1   15   6   Total Special Items Income (Expense) 3 (88 ) 118 (159 ) Tax Benefit (Expense) on Special Items —   70   (9 ) 96   Special Items Income (Expense), net of tax $ 3   $ (18 ) $ 109   $ (63 ) Average diluted shares outstanding 472   481   476   483   Special Items diluted EPS $ 0.01   $ (0.03 ) $ 0.23   $ 0.13     Reconciliation of Operating Profit Before Special Items to Reported Operating Profit Operating Profit Before Special Items $ 668 $ 576 $ 1,671 $ 1,467 Special Items Income (Expense) 3   (88 ) 118   (159 ) Reported Operating Profit $ 671   $ 488   $ 1,789   $ 1,308     Reconciliation of EPS Before Special Items to Reported EPS Diluted EPS Before Special Items $ 0.99 $ 0.83 $ 2.42 $ 2.12 Special Items EPS 0.01   (0.03 ) 0.23   (0.13 ) Reported EPS $ 1.00   $ 0.80   $ 2.65   $ 1.99     Reconciliation of Effective Tax Rate Before Special Items to Reported Effective Tax Rate Effective Tax Rate Before Special Items 25.1 % 25.1 % 25.6 % 23.3 % Impact on Tax Rate as a result of Special Items — % (10.5 )% (1.2 )% (4.9 )% Reported Effective Tax Rate 25.1 % 14.6 % 24.4 % 18.4 %         YUM! Brands, Inc.Segment Results(amounts in millions)(unaudited)     Quarter Ended 9/8/12   China   YRI   United States   India   Corporate and Unallocated   Consolidated Total revenues $ 1,988   $ 769   $ 787   $ 25   $ —   $ 3,569     Company restaurant expenses 1,539 490 498 19 (3 ) 2,543 General and administrative expenses 84 91 110 6 41 332 Franchise and license expenses 3 13 16 — — 32 Closures and impairment (income) expenses 1 2 1 — — 4 Refranchising (gain) loss — — — — (2 ) (2 ) Other (income) expense (13 ) —   —   —   2   (11 ) 1,614   596   625   25   38   2,898   Operating Profit (loss) $ 374   $ 173   $ 162   $ —   $ (38 ) $ 671         Quarter Ended 9/3/11 China YRI United States India Corporate and Unallocated Consolidated Total revenues $ 1,600   $ 779   $ 873   $ 22   $ —   $ 3,274     Company restaurant expenses 1,241 497 607 17 (2 ) 2,360 General and administrative expenses 67 96 99 5 43 310 Franchise and license expenses 2 14 25 — — 41 Closures and impairment (income) expenses — 9 — — 16 25 Refranchising (gain) loss — — — — 66 66 Other (income) expense (11 ) —   (1 ) —   (4 ) (16 ) 1,299   616   730   22   119   2,786   Operating Profit (loss) $ 301   $ 163   $ 143   $ —   $ (119 ) $ 488     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.         YUM! Brands, Inc.Segment Results(amounts in millions)(unaudited)     Year to Date Ended 9/8/12   China   YRI   United States   India   Corporate and Unallocated   Consolidated Total revenues $ 4,762   $ 2,247   $ 2,405   $ 66   $ —   $ 9,480     Company restaurant expenses 3,751 1,446 1,550 51 (12 ) 6,786 General and administrative expenses 213 275 322 16 124 950 Franchise and license expenses 6 34 44 — — 84 Closures and impairment (income) expenses 4 2 3 — — 9 Refranchising (gain) loss — — — — (41 ) (41 ) Other (income) expense (24 ) (1 ) —   —   (72 ) (97 ) 3,950   1,756   1,919   67   (1 ) 7,691   Operating Profit (loss) $ 812   $ 491   $ 486   $ (1 ) $ 1   $ 1,789         Year to Date Ended 9/3/11 China YRI United States India Corporate and Unallocated Consolidated Total revenues $ 3,686   $ 2,167   $ 2,609   $ 53   $ —   $ 8,515     Company restaurant expenses 2,845 1,383 1,836 40 (8 ) 6,096 General and administrative expenses 171 263 302 14 123 873 Franchise and license expenses 3 36 66 — (1 ) 104 Closures and impairment (income) expenses 3 18 10 — 82 113 Refranchising (gain) loss — — — — 69 69 Other (income) expense (34 ) —   (3 ) —   (11 ) (48 ) 2,988   1,700   2,211   54   254   7,207   Operating Profit (loss) $ 698   $ 467   $ 398   $ (1 ) $ (254 ) $ 1,308     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 and year to date ended September 8, 2012 are preliminary.   (b) Other (income) expense for the China Division primarily consists of equity income from investments in unconsolidated affiliates. The year to date ended September 8, 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 certain 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 10% or slightly less, including a reduction of Taco Bell Company ownership to 16%. During the year to date ended September 8, 2012, we recorded gains of $53 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, was not allocated for segment reporting purposes and is reflected as a Special Item for certain performance measures (see accompanying reconciliation to reported results).   Consolidated Little Sheep results are included in the China Division from the beginning of the second quarter of 2012. Little Sheep impacted China Division revenues by 3% for both the quarter and year to date ended September 8, 2012. Other than the $74 million gain discussed above, Little Sheep did not have a significant impact on China Division's Operating Profit or Net Income - YUM! Brands, Inc. for the quarter and year to date ended September 8, 2012. China Division and Worldwide system sales include sales from Little Sheep's company-owned restaurants but exclude sales from Little Sheep's franchise restaurants. Our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at September 8, 2012 reflects the consolidation of this entity, including approximately $300 million of goodwill, $500 million of other intangible assets and a $45 million redeemable noncontrolling interest. Also, in the quarter ended March 24, 2012, 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 remaining company-owned Pizza Hut UK dine-in restaurants. Based on bids we received from prospective buyers, 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 in the quarter ended March 24, 2012. 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. These charges were not allocated for segment reporting purposes and were reflected as Special Items for certain performance measures (see accompanying reconciliation to reported results).   (g) During the fourth quarter of 2011 we sold the Long John Silver's and A&W All American Food Restaurants brands to key franchise leaders and strategic investors in separate transactions. During the quarter and year to date ended September 3, 2011, we recognized $17 million and $86 million, respectively, of pre-tax losses and other costs primarily in Closures and impairment (income) expenses as a result of our decision to sell these businesses. Additionally, during the quarter ended September 3, 2011, we recognized $53 million of tax benefits primarily related to tax losses associated with the sales. These amounts were not allocated for segment reporting purposes and were reflected as Special Items for certain performance measures (see accompanying reconciliation to reported results).     Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50434597&lang=en Yum! Brands Inc.Analysts are invited to contact:Tim Jerzyk, 888-298-6986Senior Vice President Investor RelationsorSteve Schmitt, 888-298-6986Senior Director Investor RelationsorMembers of the media are invited to contact:Amy Sherwood, 502-874-8200Vice President Public Relations