Yum China Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

Total Revenues grew 5%; System Sales grew 5% in constant currency, despite temporary closures
Delivered $316 million Operating Profit, representing 77% growth, through strong execution 
Opened 621 net new stores year-to-date, on track to meet full-year net new store target of 1,000 to 1,200                     

SHANGHAI, Nov. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Yum China Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "Yum China") (NYSE: YUMC and HKEX: 9987) today reported unaudited results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Impact of COVID Outbreak and Mitigation Efforts 

The COVID pandemic continued to impact the Company's operations and results in the third quarter. COVID-related health measures remained in effect across China, impacting travel and social activities. Despite the volatile environment, the Company grew system sales in the quarter by 5% year over year and outpaced the 2% national restaurant industry average for the period.

We captured the growing demand for delivery and takeaway which offset the subdued dine-in volume. Same-store sales for the quarter recovered to the same level a year ago but remain below pre-COVID 2019 levels. From a timing perspective, same-store sales recovered sequentially in July and August, with August exceeding the prior year level. This is primarily due to lapping the Delta variant outbreak in the prior year period. However, same-store sales percentage declined year over year in September as preventive health measures were tightened. In September, on average, approximately 900 of our stores were temporarily closed or offered only takeaway and delivery services, compared to approximately 400 stores on average in July and August. 

Entering the fourth quarter, new infections continued to increase in October with resurgent outbreaks across China. In October, approximately 1,400 of our stores were either temporarily closed or offered only takeaway and delivery services. Nationwide, consumers are traveling less and reducing expenditures. According to government statistics, for the seven-day National Day holiday starting October 1, the number of travelers and related travel spending was down 18% and 26%, respectively, compared to the same holiday period last year. The COVID situations remain uncertain with regional outbreaks continuing to impact our operations. Against this backdrop, we will stay nimble with our contingency planning, ready to pivot with changing market conditions.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Total revenues increased 5% year over year to $2.68 billion from $2.55 billion (an 11% increase excluding foreign currency translation ("F/X")).
  • Total system sales increased 5% year over year, with increases of 5% at KFC and 7% at Pizza Hut, excluding F/X.
  • Same-store sales were flat year over year, with flat growth at KFC and an increase of 2% at Pizza Hut, excluding F/X.
  • Opened 239 net new stores during the quarter; total store count reached 12,409 as of September 30, 2022.
  • Restaurant margin was 18.8%, compared with 12.2% in the prior year period.
  • Operating Profit increased 77% year over year to $316 million from $178 million (an 86% increase excluding F/X).
  • Adjusted Operating Profit increased 89% year over year to $318 million from $168 million (a 99% increase excluding F/X).
  • Effective tax rate was 29.9%.
  • Net Income increased 98% to $206 million from $104 million in the prior year period, primarily due to the increase in Operating Profit, partially offset by the net loss from our mark-to-market investment in Meituan Dianping.
  • Adjusted Net Income increased 117% to $208 million from $96 million in the prior year period (a 72% increase excluding the net losses of $12 million and $32 million in the third quarter of 2022 and 2021, respectively, from our mark-to-market equity investments; an 81% increase if further excluding F/X).
  • Diluted EPS increased 104% to $0.49 from $0.24 in the prior year period.
  • Adjusted Diluted EPS increased 123% to $0.49 from $0.22 in the prior year period (a 79% increase excluding the net losses from our mark-to-market equity investments in the third quarter of 2022 and 2021, respectively, a 90% increase if further excluding F/X).
  • Results for the current year period include the consolidation of Hangzhou KFC.

Key Financial Results


Third Quarter 2022



Year to Date Ended 9/30/2022



% Change



% Change



System
Sales


Same-
Store Sales


Net New
Units


Operating
Profit



System
Sales


Same-
Store Sales


Net New
Units


Operating
Profit


Yum China

+5


-


+9


+77



(5)


(8)


+9


(22)


   KFC

+5


-


+10


+67



(5)


(8)


+10


(12)


   Pizza Hut

+7


+2


+12


+159



(3)


(6)


+12


(23)


 



Third Quarter




Year to Date Ended 9/30

(in US$ million, except per share data and percentages)






% Change








% Change



2022



2021

Reported


Ex F/X




2022



2021

Reported


Ex F/X

Operating Profit

$

316


$

178

+77


+86



$

588


$

753

(22)


(20)

Adjusted Operating Profit(1)

$

318


$

168

+89


+99



$

593


$

750

(21)


(19)

Net Income

$

206


$

104

+98


+109



$

389


$

515

(25)


(22)

Adjusted Net Income(1)

$

208


$

96

+117


+128



$

394


$

514

(23)


(21)

Basic Earnings Per Common Share

$

0.49


$

0.25

+96


+108



$

0.92


$

1.23

(25)


(23)

Adjusted Basic Earnings
  Per Common Share(1)

$

0.49


$

0.23

+113


+126



$

0.93


$

1.22

(24)


(21)

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

$

0.49


$

0.24

+104


+113



$

0.92


$

1.19

(23)


(21)

Adjusted Diluted Earnings
  Per Common Share(1)

$

0.49


$

0.22

+123


+136



$

0.93


$

1.18

(21)


(19)




















(1) See "Reconciliation of Reported GAAP Results to non-GAAP Adjusted Measures" included in the accompanying tables of this release for further details.

Note:  All comparisons are versus the same period a year ago. 

Percentages may not recompute due to rounding. 

System sales and same-store sales percentages exclude the impact of F/X. Effective January 1, 2018, temporary store closures are normalized in the same-store sales calculation by
excluding the period during which stores are temporarily closed.

CEO and CFO Comments

Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China, commented, "We achieved outstanding performance in the third quarter with fantastic growth, both top-line and bottom-line. In the past two years, we have learned to navigate through uncertainties and volatilities. During tougher times, our resilient business model and agility has helped us to effectively manage the negative impact of the pandemic. As the market situation became relatively calmer in July and August, we successfully captured the upsides and delivered strong results. By adapting and innovating, we have further strengthened our business fundamentals. Our efforts to improve our cost structure make us more nimble and efficient. This allows us to offer great value to customers without sacrificing profitability. Our in-house and tailor-made supply chain management system empowers us to innovate amazing new products and launch at scale with great speed. In just two years, we established expertise in beef burgers, capturing meaningful market share. Also, our digital capabilities continue to lead the industry. Our loyalty programs now have over 400 million members with great potential to be unleashed."

Wat continued, "I am also excited about our recent Hong Kong primary listing conversion and inclusion in Southbound Stock Connect programs. We believe this new status will provide additional access to investors and broaden our shareholder base. Looking ahead, we are confident about unlocking the long-term opportunities in China. Our innovation in store formats has enabled us to further penetrate and continue to lower upfront investment. The strong performance of our new stores gives us confidence to open new and profitable stores at a robust pace. We will continue to execute our RGM (Resilience-Growth-Moat) strategic framework to capture growth opportunities and bolster our market-leading position amidst rapidly changing conditions." 

Andy Yeung, CFO of Yum China, stated, "We expanded restaurant margins and delivered meaningful growth in operating profit in the quarter. This was achieved by our continuous efforts in rebasing the cost structure, improving efficiencies and securing temporary reliefs. Compared to substantial sales deleveraging headwinds in past quarters, we benefited from favorable operating leverage in the third quarter with sequential improvement in sales. Looking into the fourth quarter, we expect the COVID situation to remain uncertain. Conditions in October continued to deteriorate from September. Intermittent outbreaks along with downward pressure on the economy and cautious consumer spending are likely to negatively impact sales momentum. At the same time, we continue to face cost pressures from the inflationary environment. Fourth quarter is seasonally a low quarter in terms of sales and profit, thus profitability could be more susceptible to fluctuations in sales and operations. Despite the headwinds, we have strong capabilities to capture sales and proactively manage cost. We remain committed to growing our store portfolio and generating shareholder returns for the long term."

Share Repurchases and Dividends

  • During the third quarter, we repurchased approximately 0.27 million shares of Yum China common stock for $13 million at an average price of $48.05 per share. As of September 30, 2022, approximately $1.2 billion remained available for future share repurchases under the current authorization.
  • The Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.12 per share on Yum China's common stock, payable on December 20, 2022 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 29, 2022.
  • Year to date ended September 30, 2022, the Company has returned approximately $565 million of capital to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and cash dividends. The Company remains committed to a disciplined capital allocation strategy that balances returning capital to the shareholders and investing in the business for continued growth.

Digital and Delivery

  • The KFC and Pizza Hut loyalty programs exceeded 400 million members combined, as of quarter-end. Member sales accounted for approximately 62% of system sales in the third quarter of 2022.
  • Delivery contributed approximately 38% of KFC and Pizza Hut's Company sales in the third quarter of 2022, an increase of approximately four percentage points from the prior year period. With the volatile COVID situation, delivery continued to be a popular option while dine-in volumes remained subdued.
  • Digital orders, including delivery, mobile orders and kiosk orders, accounted for approximately 91% of KFC and Pizza Hut's Company sales in the third quarter of 2022.

KFC and Pizza Hut Total


Third Quarter



Year to Date Ended 9/30




2022


2021



2022


2021


        Member count (as of period-end)


400 million+


350 million+



400 million+


350 million+


        Member sales as % of system sales


~62%


~63%



~62%


~64%


        Delivery as % of Company sales


~38%


~34%



~37%


~32%


        Digital orders as % of Company sales


~91%


~87%



~89%


~86%


New-Unit Development and Asset Upgrade

  • The Company opened 403 gross new stores, or 239 net new stores in the third quarter of 2022, mainly driven by development of the KFC and Pizza Hut brands.
  • The Company remodeled 99 stores in the third quarter of 2022.


Net New Units



Restaurant Count




Third Quarter


Year to Date



As of September 30




2022


Ended 9/30/2022



2022


2021


Yum China


239


621



12,409


11,415


   KFC


165


507



8,675


7,908


   Pizza Hut


95


216



2,806


2,503


   Others(2)


(21)


(102)



928


1,004













(2) Others include Taco Bell, Little Sheep, Huang Ji Huang, East Dawning, COFFii & JOY and Lavazza.

Restaurant Margin

  • Restaurant margin was 18.8% in the third quarter of 2022, compared with 12.2% in the prior year period, primarily attributable to higher productivity, temporary relief and sales leveraging, partially offset by inflation in commodity, wage and utility costs, as well as increased rider cost associated with rising delivery volumes.

Third Quarter



Year to Date Ended 9/30




2022


2021


ppts change



2022


2021


ppts change


Yum China


18.8 %


12.2 %


+6.6



15.1 %


15.6 %


(0.5)


   KFC


20.6 %


13.6 %


+7.0



16.6 %


16.8 %


(0.2)


   Pizza Hut


13.4 %


8.2 %


+5.2



11.1 %


12.2 %


(1.1)


2022 Outlook

Yum China remains focused on capturing long-term opportunities in China. The Company's fiscal year 2022 targets remain unchanged from those originally disclosed on February 8, 2022:

  • To open approximately 1,000 to 1,200 net new stores.
  • To make capital expenditures in the range of approximately $800 million to $1 billion.

Other Updates

  • On October 24, 2022, the Company's voluntary conversion of its secondary listing status to a primary listing status on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HKEX") became effective. Yum China is now a dual primary listed company on the HKEX and New York Stock Exchange. The Company's common stock listed on the two exchanges will continue to be fully fungible. On the same day, the Company's shares of common stock traded on the HKEX were included in the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.

Note on Non-GAAP Adjusted Measures

Reported GAAP results include Special Items, which are excluded from non-GAAP adjusted measures. Special Items are not allocated to any segment and therefore only impact reported GAAP results of Yum China. See "Reconciliation of Reported GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Adjusted Measures" within this release.

Conference Call

Yum China's management will hold an earnings conference call at 8:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 (8:00 a.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on Wednesday, November 2, 2022).  

A live webcast of the call may be accessed at https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/ny6cyocx.

To join by phone, please register in advance of the conference through the link provided below. Upon registering, you will be provided with participant dial-in numbers, a passcode and a unique access PIN.

Pre-registration Link:                           https://s1.c-conf.com/diamondpass/10025527-ei8ios.html

A replay of the conference call will be available one hour after the call ends until Wednesday, November 9, 2022 and may be accessed by phone at the following numbers:

U.S.:                                                    1 855 883 1031
Mainland China:                                  400 1209 216
Hong Kong:                                         800 930 639
U.K.:                                                    0800 031 4295

Replay PIN:                                        10025527

Additionally, this earnings release, the accompanying slides, a live webcast and an archived webcast of this conference call will be available at Yum China's Investor Relations website at http://ir.yumchina.com

For important news and information regarding Yum China, including our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, visit Yum China's Investor Relations website at http://ir.yumchina.com. Yum China uses this website as a primary channel for disclosing key information to its investors, some of which may contain material and previously non-public information.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "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, including under "2022 Outlook." 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 generally can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and by the use of forward-looking words such as "expect," "expectation," "believe," "anticipate," "may," "could," "intend," "belief," "plan," "estimate," "target," "predict," "project," "likely," "will," "continue," "should," "forecast," "outlook", "commit" or similar terminology. These statements are based on current estimates and assumptions made by us in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that we believe are appropriate and reasonable under the circumstances, but there can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the future strategies, growth, business plans, investment, dividend and share repurchase plans, liquidity, earnings, performance and returns of Yum China, anticipated effects of population and macroeconomic trends, the expected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the anticipated effects of our innovation, digital and delivery capabilities and investments on growth and beliefs regarding the long-term drivers of Yum China's business. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance and are inherently subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and could cause our actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by those statements. We cannot assure you that any of our expectations, estimates or assumptions will be achieved. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are only made as of the date of this press release, and we disclaim any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by law. Numerous factors could cause our actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: whether we are able to achieve development goals at the times and in the amounts currently anticipated, if at all, the success of our marketing campaigns and product innovation, our ability to maintain food safety and quality control systems, changes in public health conditions, including the COVID-19 pandemic and regional outbreaks caused by existing or new COVID-19 variants, our ability to control costs and expenses, including tax costs, as well as changes in political, economic and regulatory conditions in China. In addition, other risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently believe to be immaterial could affect the accuracy of any such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements should be evaluated with the understanding of their inherent uncertainty. You should consult our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the information set forth under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q) for additional detail about factors that could affect our financial and other results.

About Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Yum China Holdings, Inc. is a licensee of Yum! Brands in mainland China. It has exclusive rights in mainland China to KFC, China's leading quick-service restaurant brand, Pizza Hut, the leading casual dining restaurant brand in China, and Taco Bell, a California-based restaurant chain serving innovative Mexican-inspired food. Yum China also owns the Little Sheep, Huang Ji Huang and COFFii & JOY concepts outright. In addition, Yum China has partnered with Lavazza to explore and develop the Lavazza coffee shop concept in China. The Company had 12,409 restaurants in over 1,700 cities at the end of September 2022.

In 2021, Yum China was selected as a member of both Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI): World Index and Emerging Market Index. In 2022, Yum China ranked 359th on the Fortune 500 list. The Company was also named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and was certified as a Top Employer 2022 in China by the Top Employers Institute, both for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, please visit http://ir.yumchina.com.

Investor Relations Contact:



Tel: +86 21 2407 7556 / +852 2267 5801

 IR@YumChina.com 

 




Media Contact:



Tel: +86 21 2407 7510

 Media@YumChina.com 

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(in US$ million, except per share data)

(unaudited)


















Quarter Ended


% Change


Year to Date Ended


% Change



9/30/2022


9/30/2021


B/(W)


9/30/2022


9/30/2021


B/(W)

Revenues















Company sales


$      2,561


$      2,310


11



$      7,135


$      6,874


4


Franchise fees and income


22


40


(45)



65


120


(46)


Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates


80


184


(57)



219


519


(58)


Other revenues


22


20


11



62


49


27


Total revenues


2,685


2,554


5



7,481


7,562


(1)


Costs and Expenses, Net















Company restaurants















Food and paper


787


743


(6)



2,206


2,133


(3)


Payroll and employee benefits


603


591


(2)



1,819


1,675


(9)


Occupancy and other operating expenses


691


694




2,034


1,995


(2)


Company restaurant expenses


2,081


2,028


(3)



6,059


5,803


(4)


General and administrative expenses


157


142


(10)



449


408


(10)


Franchise expenses


9


17


46



27


50


45


Expenses for transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates


76


180


57



212


509


58


Other operating costs and expenses


18


17


(4)



53


41


(28)


Closures and impairment expenses, net


4


2


(135)



20


13


(53)


Other expenses (income), net


24


(10)


 NM 



73


(15)


 NM 


Total costs and expenses, net


2,369


2,376




6,893


6,809


(1)


Operating Profit


316


178


77



588


753


(22)


Interest income, net


25


16


51



51


47


8


Investment loss


(15)


(39)


61



(32)


(43)


26


Income Before Income Taxes and
  Equity in Net Earnings (Losses) from
  Equity Method Investments


326


155


110



607


757


(20)


Income tax provision


(97)


(44)


(121)



(183)


(210)


13


Equity in net earnings (losses) from
   equity method investments


(2)



 NM 



(4)



 NM 


Net income – including noncontrolling interests


227


111


103



420


547


(23)


Net income – noncontrolling interests


21


7


(171)



31


32


5


Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.


$         206


$         104


98



$         389


$         515


(25)


Effective tax rate


29.9 %


28.3 %


(1.6)

 ppts. 


30.1 %


27.7 %


(2.4)

 ppts. 
















Basic Earnings Per Common Share


$        0.49


$        0.25





$        0.92


$        1.23




Weighted-average shares outstanding
    (in millions)


420


422





422


421



















Diluted Earnings Per Common Share


$        0.49


$        0.24





$        0.92


$        1.19




Weighted-average shares outstanding
    (in millions)


424


435





426


435



















Cash Dividends Declared Per Common Share


$        0.12


$        0.12





$        0.36


$        0.36



















Company sales


100.0 %


100.0 %





100.0 %


100.0 %




Food and paper


30.7


32.2


1.5

ppts.


30.9


31.0


0.1

ppts.

Payroll and employee benefits


23.5


25.6


2.1

ppts.


25.5


24.4


(1.1)

ppts.

Occupancy and other operating expenses


27.0


30.0


3.0

ppts.


28.5


29.0


0.5

ppts.

Restaurant margin


18.8 %


12.2 %


6.6

ppts.


15.1 %


15.6 %


(0.5)

ppts.

Operating margin


12.3 %


7.7 %


4.6

ppts.


8.2 %


11.0 %


(2.8)

ppts.
















Percentages may not recompute due to rounding. NM refers to not meaningful.

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

KFC Operating Results

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)


















Quarter Ended


% Change


Year to Date Ended


% Change



9/30/2022


9/30/2021


B/(W)


9/30/2022


9/30/2021


B/(W)

Revenues















Company sales


$      1,992


$      1,750


14



$      5,554


$      5,220


6


Franchise fees and income


15


32


(52)



44


95


(53)


Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates


9


17


(47)



24


46


(48)


Other revenues


1


2


(33)



6


6


(1)


Total revenues


2,017


1,801


12



5,628


5,367


5


Costs and Expenses, Net















Company restaurants















Food and paper


607


567


(7)



1,712


1,629


(5)


Payroll and employee benefits


449


425


(5)



1,363


1,214


(12)


Occupancy and other operating expenses


526


520


(1)



1,557


1,500


(4)


Company restaurant expenses


1,582


1,512


(5)



4,632


4,343


(7)


General and administrative expenses


63


62


(1)



191


175


(9)


Franchise expenses


8


16


49



23


47


50


Expenses for transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates


8


16


49



22


45


51


Other operating costs and expenses


1


2


5



4


3


(22)


Closures and impairment expenses, net


3


1


(114)



11


7


(40)


Other expenses (income), net


24


(4)


 NM 



75


(16)


 NM 


Total costs and expenses, net


1,689


1,605


(5)



4,958


4,604


(8)


Operating Profit


$         328


$         196


67



$         670


$         763


(12)


Company sales


100.0 %


100.0 %





100.0 %


100.0 %




Food and paper


30.5


32.4


1.9

ppts.


30.8


31.2


0.4

ppts.

Payroll and employee benefits


22.5


24.3


1.8

ppts.


24.5


23.3


(1.2)

ppts.

Occupancy and other operating expenses


26.4


29.7


3.3

ppts.


28.1


28.7


0.6

ppts.

Restaurant margin


20.6 %


13.6 %


7.0

ppts.


16.6 %


16.8 %


(0.2)

ppts.

Operating margin


16.5 %


11.2 %


5.3

ppts.


12.1 %


14.6 %


(2.5)

ppts.
















Percentages may not recompute due to rounding. NM refers to not meaningful.

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Pizza Hut Operating Results

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)


















Quarter Ended


% Change


Year to Date Ended


% Change



9/30/2022


9/30/2021


B/(W)


9/30/2022


9/30/2021


B/(W)

Revenues















Company sales


$         556


$         546


2



$      1,541


$      1,617


(5)


Franchise fees and income


2


2


(9)



6


6


(1)


Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates


1


2


(33)



3


5


(35)


Other revenues


2


1


158



6


2


 NM 


Total revenues


561


551


2



1,556


1,630


(4)


Costs and Expenses, Net















Company restaurants















Food and paper


176


173


(2)



481


493


3


Payroll and employee benefits


149


161


7



437


450


3


Occupancy and other operating expenses


156


168


7



452


478


5


Company restaurant expenses


481


502


4



1,370


1,421


4


General and administrative expenses


27


27


1



84


80


(5)


Franchise expenses


1


1


10



3


3


6


Expenses for transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates


1


2


30



3


5


34


Other operating costs and expenses


2


1


(199)



5


1


 NM 


Closures and impairment expenses, net




(36)



1


3


85


Total costs and expenses, net


512


533


4



1,466


1,513


3


Operating Profit


$           49


$           18


159



$           90


$         117


(23)


Company sales


100.0 %


100.0 %





100.0 %


100.0 %




Food and paper


31.6


31.5


(0.1)

ppts.


31.2


30.5


(0.7)

ppts.

Payroll and employee benefits


26.9


29.5


2.6

ppts.


28.4


27.8


(0.6)

ppts.

Occupancy and other operating expenses


28.1


30.8


2.7

ppts.


29.3


29.5


0.2

ppts.

Restaurant margin


13.4 %


8.2 %


5.2

ppts.


11.1 %


12.2 %


(1.1)

ppts.

Operating margin


8.8 %


3.5 %


5.3

ppts.


5.9 %


7.2 %


(1.3)

ppts.
















Percentages may not recompute due to rounding. NM refers to not meaningful.

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in US$ million)








9/30/2022


12/31/2021



(Unaudited)



ASSETS





Current Assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$        1,211


$         1,136

Short-term investments


2,826


2,860

Accounts receivable, net


66


67

Inventories, net


321


432

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


286


221

Total Current Assets


4,710


4,716

Property, plant and equipment, net


1,965


2,251

Operating lease right-of-use assets


2,154


2,612

Goodwill


1,927


2,142

Intangible assets, net


176


272

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates


256


292

Deferred income tax assets


89


106

Other assets


419


832

Total Assets


11,696


13,223






LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTEREST AND EQUITY





Current Liabilities





Accounts payable and other current liabilities


1,992


2,332

Income taxes payable


112


51

Total Current Liabilities


2,104


2,383

Non-current operating lease liabilities


1,862


2,286

Non-current finance lease liabilities


36


40

Deferred income tax liabilities


370


425

Other liabilities


156


167

Total Liabilities


4,528


5,301






Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest


13


14






Equity





Common stock,  $0.01 par value; 1,000 million shares authorized; 419 million shares and
    449 million shares issued at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively; 419
    million shares and 428 million shares outstanding at September 30, 2022 and December 31,
    2021, respectively


4


4

Treasury stock



(803)

Additional paid-in capital


4,408


4,695

Retained earnings


2,228


2,892

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income


(222)


268

Total Yum China Holdings, Inc. Stockholders' Equity


6,418


7,056

Noncontrolling interests


737


852

Total Equity


7,155


7,908

Total Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and Equity


$      11,696


$       13,223

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)










Year to Date Ended



9/30/2022


9/30/2021

Cash Flows – Operating Activities







Net income – including noncontrolling interests



$                   420



$                   547

Depreciation and amortization



467



380

Non-cash operating lease cost



333



310

Closures and impairment expenses



20



13

Gain from re-measurement of equity interest upon acquisition





(10)

Investment loss



32



43

Equity income from investments in unconsolidated affiliates





(38)

Distributions of income received from unconsolidated affiliates



7



21

Deferred income taxes



(7)



17

Share-based compensation expense



31



32

Changes in accounts receivable



(6)



2

Changes in inventories



71



13

Changes in prepaid expenses, other current assets and VAT assets



216



Changes in accounts payable and other current liabilities



(19)



82

Changes in income taxes payable



70



(5)

Changes in non-current operating lease liabilities



(299)



(309)

Other, net



(7)



(24)

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities



1,329



1,074








Cash Flows – Investing Activities







Capital spending



(509)



(482)

Purchases of short-term investments



(4,290)



(4,524)

Purchase of long-term time deposits





(25)

Maturities of short-term investments



4,226



4,544

Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired



(23)



Acquisition of equity investment





(261)

Other, net



3



5

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities



(593)



(743)

Cash Flows – Financing Activities







Repurchase of shares of common stock



(411)



(32)

Cash dividends paid on common stock



(152)



(152)

Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests



(29)



(22)

Contribution from noncontrolling interests



18



Payment of acquisition related holdback



(7)



(8)

Other, net



(2)



(6)

Net Cash Used in Financing Activities



(583)



(220)

Effect of Exchange Rates on Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash



(78)



9

Net Increase in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash



75



120

Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash - Beginning of Period



1,136



1,158

Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash - End of Period



$                1,211



$                1,278

 

In this press release:

  • The Company provides certain percentage changes excluding the impact of foreign currency translation ("F/X"). These amounts are derived by translating current year results at prior year average exchange rates. We believe the elimination of the F/X impact provides better year-to-year comparability without the distortion of foreign currency fluctuations.
  • System sales growth reflects the results of all restaurants regardless of ownership, including Company-owned, franchise and unconsolidated affiliate restaurants that operate our restaurant concepts, except for non-Company-owned restaurants for which we do not receive a sales-based royalty. Sales of franchise and unconsolidated affiliate restaurants typically generate ongoing franchise fees for the Company at an average rate of approximately 6% of system sales. Franchise and unconsolidated affiliate restaurant sales are not included in Company sales in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income; however, the franchise fees are included in the Company's revenues. We believe system sales growth is useful to investors as a significant indicator of the overall strength of our business as it incorporates all of our revenue drivers, Company and franchise same-store sales as well as net unit growth.
  • Effective January 1, 2018, the Company revised its definition of same-store sales growth to represent the estimated percentage change in sales of food of all restaurants in the Company system that have been open prior to the first day of our prior fiscal year, excluding the period during which stores are temporarily closed. We refer to these as our "base" stores. Previously, same-store sales growth represented the estimated percentage change in sales of all restaurants in the Company system that have been open for one year or more, including stores temporarily closed, and the base stores changed on a rolling basis from month to month. This revision was made to align with how management measures performance internally and focuses on trends of a more stable base of stores.
  • Company sales represent revenues from Company-owned restaurants. Company Restaurant profit ("Restaurant profit") is defined as Company sales less expenses incurred directly by our Company-owned restaurants in generating Company sales. Company restaurant margin percentage is defined as Restaurant profit divided by Company sales.

Reconciliation of Reported GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Adjusted Measures
(in millions, except per share data)
(unaudited)

In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") in this press release, the Company provides non-GAAP measures adjusted for Special Items, which include Adjusted Operating Profit, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Earnings Per Common Share ("EPS"), Adjusted Effective Tax Rate and Adjusted EBITDA, which we define as net income including noncontrolling interests adjusted for equity in net earnings (losses) from equity method investments, income tax, interest income, net, investment gain or loss, certain non-cash expenses, consisting of depreciation and amortization as well as store impairment charges, and Special Items.

The following table set forth the reconciliation of the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP adjusted financial measures.



Quarter Ended


Year to Date Ended



9/30/2022


9/30/2021


9/30/2022


9/30/2021

Non-GAAP Reconciliations


















Reconciliation of Operating Profit to Adjusted Operating Profit









Operating Profit


$              316


$            178


$         588


$         753

Special Items, Operating Profit 


(2)


10


(5)


3

Adjusted Operating Profit


$              318


$            168


$         593


$         750

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income









Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.


$              206


$            104


$         389


$         515

Special Items, Net Income –Yum China Holdings, Inc.


(2)


8


(5)


1

Adjusted Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.


$              208


$              96


$         394


$         514

Reconciliation of EPS to Adjusted EPS









Basic Earnings Per Common Share


$             0.49


$           0.25


$        0.92


$        1.23

Special Items, Basic Earnings Per Common Share



0.02


(0.01)


0.01

Adjusted Basic Earnings Per Common Share


$             0.49


$           0.23


$        0.93


$        1.22

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share


$             0.49


$           0.24


$        0.92


$        1.19

Special Items, Diluted Earnings Per Common Share



0.02


(0.01)


0.01

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Common Share


$             0.49


$           0.22


$        0.93


$        1.18

Reconciliation of Effective Tax Rate to Adjusted Effective Tax Rate









Effective tax rate


29.9 %


28.3 %


30.1 %


27.7 %

Impact on effective tax rate as a result of Special Items


0.2 %


(0.5) %


0.2 %


0.1 %

Adjusted effective tax rate


29.7 %


28.8 %


29.9 %


27.6 %

Net income, along with the reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDA, is presented below:



Quarter Ended


Year to Date Ended



9/30/2022


9/30/2021


9/30/2022


9/30/2021










Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA









Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.


$         206


$         104


$         389


$         515

Net income – noncontrolling interests


21


7


31


32

Equity in net (earnings) losses from equity method investments


2



4


Income tax provision


97


44


183


210

Interest income, net


(25)


(16)


(51)


(47)

Investment loss


15


39


32


43

Operating Profit


316


178


588


753

Special Items, Operating Profit


2


(10)


5


(3)

Adjusted Operating Profit


318


168


593


750

Depreciation and amortization


150


128


467


380

Store impairment charges


7


4


37


23

Adjusted EBITDA


$         475


$         300


$      1,097


$      1,153

Details of Special Items are presented below:



Quarter Ended


Year to Date Ended



9/30/2022


9/30/2021


9/30/2022


9/30/2021










Gain from re-measurement of equity interest upon acquisition(1)


$           —


$           10


$           —


$           10

Share-based compensation expense for Partner PSU awards(2)


(2)



(5)


(7)

Special Items, Operating Profit


(2)


10


(5)


3

Tax effect on Special Items(3)



(2)



(2)

Special Items, net income – including noncontrolling interests


(2)


8


(5)


1

Special Items, net income – noncontrolling interests





Special Items, Net Income –Yum China Holdings, Inc.


$           (2)


$             8


$           (5)


$             1

Weighted-average Diluted Shares Outstanding (in millions)


424


435


426


435

 Special Items, Diluted Earnings Per Common Share 


$           —


$        0.02


$      (0.01)


$        0.01

(1)  In the quarters ended September 30, 2021, as a result of the consolidation of the Lavazza joint venture, the Company recognized a gain of $10 million from the re-measurement of our previously held equity interest at fair value, which was not allocated to any segment for performance reporting purposes.

(2)  In February 2020, the Company granted Partner PSU Awards to select employees who were deemed critical to the Company's execution of its strategic operating plan. These PSU awards will only vest if threshold performance goals are achieved over a four-year performance period, with the payout ranging from 0% to 200% of the target number of shares subject to the PSU awards. Partner PSU Awards were granted to address increased competition for executive talent, motivate transformational performance and encourage management retention. Given the unique nature of these grants, the Compensation Committee does not intend to grant similar, special grants to the same employees during the performance period. The impact from these special awards is excluded from metrics that management uses to assess the Company's performance. The Company recognized share-based compensation expense of $2 million and $5 million associated with the Partner PSU Awards for the quarter and year to date ended September 30, 2022, respectively, and nil and $7 million for the quarter and year to date ended September 30, 2021.

(3)  The tax expense was determined based upon the nature, as well as the jurisdiction, of each Special Item at the applicable tax rate.

The Company excludes impact from Special Items for the purpose of evaluating performance internally. Special Items are not included in any of our segment results. In addition, the Company provides Adjusted EBITDA because we believe that investors and analysts may find it useful in measuring operating performance without regard to items such as equity in net earnings (losses) from equity method investments, income tax, interest income, net, investment gain or loss, depreciation and amortization, store impairment charges, and Special Items. Store impairment charges included as an adjustment item in Adjusted EBITDA primarily resulted from our semi-annual impairment evaluation of long-lived assets of individual restaurants, and additional impairment evaluation whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of the assets may not be recoverable. If these restaurant-level assets were not impaired, depreciation of the assets would have been recorded and included in EBITDA. Therefore, store impairment charges were a non-cash item similar to depreciation and amortization of our long-lived assets of restaurants. The Company believes that investors and analyst may find it useful in measuring operating performance without regard to such non-cash item.

These adjusted measures are not intended to replace the presentation of our financial results in accordance with GAAP.  Rather, the Company believes that the presentation of these adjusted measures provides additional information to investors to facilitate the comparison of past and present results, excluding those items that the Company does not believe are indicative of our ongoing operations due to their nature. 

Unit Count by Brand
















KFC



12/31/2021


New Builds


Closures


Acquired


9/30/2022





Company-owned


7,437


661


(251)


5


7,852





Franchisees


731


115


(18)


(5)


823





Total


8,168


776


(269)



8,675



































Pizza Hut



12/31/2021


New Builds


Closures


Acquired


9/30/2022





Company-owned


2,452


282


(73)


5


2,666





Franchisees


138


10


(3)


(5)


140





Total


2,590


292


(76)



2,806




















Others



12/31/2021


New Builds


Closures


Acquired


9/30/2022





Company-owned


162


49


(51)


1


161





Franchisees


868


54


(154)


(1)


767





Total


1,030


103


(205)



928





 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Segment Results

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)














Quarter Ended 9/30/2022


KFC


Pizza Hut


All Other
Segments


Corporate
and
Unallocated(1)


Elimination


Total

Company sales


$      1,992


$         556


$                 13


$                 —


$              —


$      2,561

Franchise fees and income


15


2


5




22

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)


9


1


11


59



80

Other revenues


1


2


157


12


(150)


22

Total revenues


$      2,017


$         561


$               186


$                 71


$          (150)


$      2,685

Company restaurant expenses


1,582


481


18




2,081

General and administrative expenses


63


27


12


55



157

Franchise expenses


8


1





9

Expenses for transactions with
  franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)


8


1


9


58



76

Other operating costs and expenses


1


2


155


10


(150)


18

Closures and impairment expenses, net


3



1




4

Other expenses, net


24






24

Total costs and expenses, net


1,689


512


195


123


(150)


2,369

Operating Profit (Loss)


$         328


$           49


$                  (9)


$                (52)


$              —


$         316














Quarter Ended 9/30/2021


KFC


Pizza Hut


All Other
Segments


Corporate
and
Unallocated(1)


Elimination


Total

Company sales


$      1,750


$         546


$                 14


$                 —


$              —


$      2,310

Franchise fees and income


32


2


6




40

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)


17


2


26


139



184

Other revenues


2


1


88


7


(78)


20

Total revenues


$      1,801


$         551


$               134


$               146


$            (78)


$      2,554

Company restaurant expenses


1,512


502


14




2,028

General and administrative expenses


62


27


11


42



142

Franchise expenses


16


1





17

Expenses for transactions with
  franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)


16


2


24


138



180

Other operating costs and expenses


2


1


87


5


(78)


17

Closures and impairment expenses, net


1



1




2

Other (income) expenses, net


(4)



3


(9)



(10)

Total costs and expenses, net


1,605


533


140


176


(78)


2,376

Operating Profit (Loss)


$         196


$           18


$                  (6)


$                (30)


$              —


$         178














Year to Date Ended 9/30/2022


KFC


Pizza Hut


All Other
Segments


Corporate
and
Unallocated(1)


Elimination


Total

Company sales


$      5,554


$      1,541


$                 40


$                 —


$              —


$      7,135

Franchise fees and income


44


6


15




65

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)


24


3


29


163



219

Other revenues


6


6


407


31


(388)


62

Total revenues


$      5,628


$      1,556


$               491


$               194


$          (388)


$      7,481

Company restaurant expenses


4,632


1,370


55



2


6,059

General and administrative expenses


191


84


36


138



449

Franchise expenses


23


3


1




27

Expenses for transactions with
  franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)


22


3


24


163



212

Other operating costs and expenses


4


5


406


28


(390)


53

Closures and impairment expenses, net


11


1


8




20

Other expenses (income), net


75




(2)



73

Total costs and expenses, net


4,958


1,466


530


327


(388)


6,893

Operating Profit (Loss)


$         670


$           90


$                (39)


$              (133)


$              —


$         588














Year to Date Ended 9/30/2021


KFC


Pizza Hut


All Other
Segments


Corporate
and
Unallocated(1)


Elimination


Total

Company sales


$      5,220


$      1,617


$                 37


$                 —


$              —


$      6,874

Franchise fees and income


95


6


19




120

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)


46


5


75


393



519

Other revenues


6


2


187


11


(157)


49

Total revenues


$      5,367


$      1,630


$               318


$               404


$          (157)


$      7,562

Company restaurant expenses


4,343


1,421


40



(1)


5,803

General and administrative expenses


175


80


30


123



408

Franchise expenses


47


3





50

Expenses for transactions with
  franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)


45


5


69


390



509

Other operating costs and expenses


3


1


183


10


(156)


41

Closures and impairment expenses, net


7


3


3




13

Other (income) expenses, net


(16)



8


(7)



(15)

Total costs and expenses, net


4,604


1,513


333


516


(157)


6,809

Operating Profit (Loss)


$         763


$         117


$                (15)


$              (112)


$              —


$         753














The above tables reconcile segment information, which is based on management responsibility, with our Condensed Consolidated
Statements of Income.  














(1) Amounts have not been allocated to any segment for purpose of making operating decision or assessing financial performance as
     the transactions are deemed corporate revenues and expenses in nature.

(2) Primarily included revenues and associated expenses of transactions with franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates derived from the
     Company's central procurement model whereby the Company centrally purchases substantially all food and paper products from
     suppliers and then sells and delivers to KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants, including franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates that
     operate our concepts.

 

 


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