Yum China Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Results
02/05/2020 at 4:30 PM EST

Fourth quarter total revenues grew 6% or 8% in constant currency;
Fourth quarter total system sales grew 8% and same-store sales grew 2% in constant currency;
Opened 1,006 new stores in 2019

SHANGHAI, Feb. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Yum China Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "Yum China") (NYSE: YUMC) today reported unaudited results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019. Reported GAAP results include Special Items, which are excluded from 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 Adjusted Measures" within this release.

Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Total revenues increased 6% year over year to $2.03 billion from $1.91 billion (8% increase excluding foreign currency translation ("F/X")).
  • Total system sales grew 8% year over year, with growth of 10% at KFC and 1% at Pizza Hut, excluding F/X.
  • Same-store sales grew 2% year over year, with a 3% increase at KFC and flat same-store sales at Pizza Hut, excluding F/X.
  • Restaurant margin was 12.4%, compared with 11.5% in the prior year period.
  • Operating Profit increased 14% year over year to $94 million from $84 million (16% increase excluding F/X).
  • Reported an impairment charge of $11 million on intangible assets and goodwill attributable to DAOJIA.com.cn ("Daojia"), compared with $12 million in the prior year period. Excluding this Special Item in 2018 and 2019, Adjusted Operating Profit increased 12% year over year (14% increase excluding F/X).
  • Effective tax rate was 26.8%.
  • Net Income increased 22% to $90 million from $74 million in the prior year period, primarily due to the increase in operating profit and mark to market gain from our equity investment in Meituan Dianping, partially offset by the lapping of a tax benefit adjusting the provisional amount of transition tax related to US tax reform in the fourth quarter of 2018. Adjusted Net Income increased to $98 million from $46 million in the prior year period. (2% year over year increase excluding the mark to market gain of $24 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and mark to market loss of $27 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 from our equity investment in Meituan Dianping, 4% increase excluding F/X).
  • Diluted EPS increased 21% to $0.23 from $0.19 in the prior year period. Adjusted Diluted EPS increased to $0.25 from $0.12 in the prior year period (flat year over year excluding the mark to market gain or loss from our equity investment in Meituan Dianping in 2019 and 2018, respectively, 5% increase excluding F/X).

Full Year Highlights

  • Total revenues increased 4% year over year to $8.78 billion from $8.42 billion (9% increase excluding F/X).
  • Total system sales grew 9% year over year, with growth of 11% at KFC and 3% at Pizza Hut, excluding F/X.
  • Same-store sales increased 3% year over year, with a 4% increase at KFC and a 1% increase at Pizza Hut, excluding F/X.
  • Restaurant margin was 16.0%, compared with 15.7% in the prior year.
  • Operating Profit decreased 4% year over year to $901 million from $941 million, primarily due to lapping the Wuxi re-measurement gain of $98 million in the first quarter 2018. Excluding the Wuxi re-measurement gain and other Special Items, Adjusted Operating Profit increased 7% year over year to $912 million from $855 million (12% increase excluding F/X).
  • Effective tax rate was 25.9%.
  • Net Income increased 1% to $713 million from $708 million in the prior year. Adjusted Net Income increased 20% to $729 million from $606 million in the prior year (5% year over year increase excluding the mark to market gain of $63 million in 2019 and mark to market loss of $27 million in 2018 from our equity investment in Meituan Dianping, 11% increase excluding F/X).
  • Diluted EPS increased 3% to $1.84 from $1.79 in the prior year. Adjusted Diluted EPS increased 23% to $1.88 from $1.53 in the prior year (7% year over year increase excluding the mark to market gain or loss from our equity investment in Meituan Dianping in 2019 and 2018, respectively, 13% increase excluding F/X).
  • Opened 1,006 new stores during the year, bringing total store count to 9,200 across more than 1,300 cities.

 

Key Financial Results

 

Fourth Quarter 2019

     

Full Year 2019

   
 

% Change

     

% Change

   
 

System
Sales

   

Same-Store
Sales

   

Net New
Units

   

Operating
Profit

     

System
Sales

   

Same-Store
Sales

   

Net New
Units

   

Operating
Profit

   

Yum China

 

+8

     

+2

     

+8

     

+14

       

+9

     

+3

     

+8

     

(4)

   

   KFC

 

+10

     

+3

     

+11

     

+18

       

+11

     

+4

     

+11

     

+6

   

   Pizza Hut

 

+1

     

-

     

+2

     

+73

       

+3

     

+1

     

+2

     

+17

   

 

   

Fourth Quarter

       

Full Year

   

(in US$ million, except

                   

% Change

                         

% Change

   

for per share data and percentages)

 

2019

     

2018

   

Reported

   

Ex F/X

       

2019

     

2018

   

Reported

   

Ex F/X

   

Operating Profit

$

 

94

   

$

 

84

     

+14

     

+16

     

$

 

901

   

$

 

941

     

(4)

     

+1

   

Adjusted Operating Profit[1]

$

 

105

   

$

 

96

     

+12

     

+14

     

$

 

912

   

$

 

855

     

+7

     

+12

   

Net Income

$

 

90

   

$

 

74

     

+22

     

+23

     

$

 

713

   

$

 

708

     

+1

     

+6

   

Adjusted Net Income[1]

$

 

98

   

$

 

46

   

NM

   

NM

     

$

 

729

   

$

 

606

     

+20

     

+26

   

Basic Earnings Per Common Share

$

 

0.24

   

$

 

0.19

     

+26

     

+26

     

$

 

1.89

   

$

 

1.84

     

+3

     

+8

   

Adjusted Basic Earnings Per

                                                                         

   Common Share[1]

$

 

0.26

   

$

 

0.12

   

NM

   

NM

     

$

 

1.93

   

$

 

1.58

     

+22

     

+28

   

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

$

 

0.23

   

$

 

0.19

     

+21

     

+26

     

$

 

1.84

   

$

 

1.79

     

+3

     

+8

   

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per

                                                                         

   Common Share[1]

$

 

0.25

   

$

 

0.12

   

NM

   

NM

     

$

 

1.88

   

$

 

1.53

     

+23

     

+29

   
 

[1] See "Reconciliation of Reported GAAP Results to Adjusted Measures" included in the accompanying tables of this release for further details.

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

NM refers to changes over 100%, from negative to positive amounts or from zero to an amount.

Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.

System sales and same-store sales percentages exclude the impact of F/X.

 

CEO and CFO Comments

"Fourth quarter results marked a strong finish to a solid year. We achieved our 13th consecutive quarter of system sales growth since the spin-off, and our operating profit grew double digits," said Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China. "In 2019, we expanded our footprint with over a thousand new stores, setting a new record for Company annual store openings and further strengthening our leading market position. We continue to innovate and invest across multiple fronts to ensure an excellent customer experience, both online and in-store."

Ms. Joey Wat continued, "Looking into 2020, the coronavirus outbreak is a major public health situation in China. Our top priority is the health and safety of our employees and customers. We have implemented various preventative measures across our restaurants and other workplaces to help protect our employees and customers. We will continue to monitor this fluid situation and respond accordingly. Despite this challenge and disruption to our business, we remain confident in the long-term market potential in China. We are differentiated by our world-class development, operations and innovation capabilities, which drove our success in the past and will help sustain our growth for years to come."

Andy Yeung, CFO of Yum China, added, "Our solid profit growth and healthy balance sheet enabled us to return $442 million to shareholders in 2019 through dividends and share repurchases. Looking ahead, while it is difficult to fully ascertain the expected impact of the coronavirus outbreak at this time, we can reasonably expect it to materially affect our 2020 sales and profits. Commodity and wage inflation are also expected to remain challenging, especially in the first half. Despite the headwinds, we are committed to grow in China and intend to step up our investment in digital, supply chain and emerging brands to support that growth."

Dividend and Share Repurchase

  • The Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.12 per share on Yum China's common stock, payable as of the close of business on March 25, 2020 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 4, 2020.
  • During the fourth quarter, we repurchased approximately 1.3 million shares of Yum China common stock for $57.2 million at an average price of $43.94 per share.

Digital and Delivery 

  • As of December 31, 2019, the KFC loyalty program had over 215 million members and the Pizza Hut loyalty program had over 70 million members, an increase of 35% and 33%, respectively, year over year.
  • Delivery contributed to 23% of Company sales in the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 3 percentage points year over year. Delivery services are now available in 1,249 cities, up from 1,118 cities at the end of the prior year period.
  • Digital orders, including delivery, mobile orders and kiosk orders, accounted for 61% of Company sales in the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 17 percentage points year over year.

New-Unit Development and Asset Upgrade

  • The Company opened 360 new stores in the fourth quarter and 1,006 new stores for the full year 2019, mainly driven by development of the KFC brand.
  • The Company remodeled 416 stores in the fourth quarter and 972 stores for the full year 2019.
   

New Units

     

Restaurant Count

   
   

Fourth Quarter

 

Full Year

     

As of Year-End

   
   

2019

 

2019

     

2019

   

2018

   

Yum China

 

360

   

1,006

       

9,200

     

8,484

   

   KFC

 

241

 

742

       

6,534

     

5,910

   

   Pizza Hut

 

48

   

132

       

2,281

     

2,240

   

   Others[2]

 

71

   

132

       

385

     

334

   
 

[2] Others include Little Sheep, East Dawning, Taco Bell and COFFii & JOY.

Restaurant Margin

  • Yum China restaurant margin was 12.4% in the fourth quarter of 2019 and 16.0% in the full year 2019, compared with 11.5% and 15.7% in the prior year periods, primarily attributable to sales leverage, productivity improvement and other cost savings, partially offset by wage and commodity inflation and promotional activities.
 

Fourth Quarter

     

Full Year

   
   

2019

   

2018

   

% pts change

     

2019

   

2018

   

% pts change

   

Yum China

   

12.4

%

   

11.5

%

   

+0.9

       

16.0

%

   

15.7

%

   

+0.3

   

   KFC

   

14.5

%

   

14.3

%

   

+0.2

       

17.8

%

   

17.9

%

   

(0.1)

   

   Pizza Hut

   

6.7

%

   

4.9

%

   

+1.8

       

11.1

%

   

10.3

%

   

+0.8

   

 

2020 Outlook

  • The Company provides the following fiscal year 2020 targets, subject to revision based on the impact from the coronavirus:

-  Between 800 and 850 gross new stores.

-  Capital expenditures between $500 million and $550 million.

Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak 

Since the start of the year, the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has significantly impacted the Company's operations. The situation is complex and rapidly evolving, and the Company cannot yet fully ascertain the expected impact. However, based on information currently available, the Company believes that the outbreak is likely to have a materially adverse impact on the Company's operating and financial results for the first quarter of 2020 and full year 2020.

The Company has taken a number of measures to protect its employees, customers and business partners, including the temporary closure of more than 30% of its restaurants in China. For restaurants that remain open, same-store sales since the Chinese New Year holiday period were down 40-50% compared to the comparable Chinese New Year holiday period in 2019, due to shortened operating hours, reduced traffic and other factors related to the outbreak. At this time, the Company cannot forecast when the closed restaurants will re-open (and at what rate) and the traffic will be restored (and at what level), or the other factors relating to the outbreak that will continue to impact the Company's operations. Furthermore, the Company may be required or otherwise decide to close additional stores, reduce operating hours, or take other steps, as the situation warrants.

As a result of the outbreak, the Company may experience operating losses for the first quarter of 2020, and if the sales trend continues, for the full year 2020. Future operations, as well as the Company's cash flows and financial position, may be materially and adversely influenced by further developments related to the outbreak, including potential additional announcements and actions from the central government and local authorities, disruption in our supply chain, inability to provide safety measures to protect our employees, or other reasons.

 

Conference Call

Yum China's management will hold an earnings conference call at 7:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (8:00 a.m.Beijing/Hong Kong Time on Thursday, February 6, 2020).  A copy of the presentation will be available on the Yum China Holdings, Inc. website, http://ir.yumchina.com.

U.S.:

 

+1 845 675 0437

Mainland China:

 

400 620 8038 or 800 819 0121

Hong Kong:

 

+852 3018 6771

U.K.:             

 

+44 20 36214779

International:

 

+65 6713 5090

Password:

 

Yum China

 

A replay of the conference call will be available two hours after the call ends until 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (9:00 p.m.Beijing/Hong Kong Time on Wednesday, February 12, 2020) and may be accessed by phone at the following numbers:

U.S.:

 

+1 855 452 5696

International:

 

+61 2 9003 4211

Passcode:

 

5757148

 

Additionally, a live webcast and an archived webcast of this conference call will be available at http://ir.yumchina.com.

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 "2020 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" 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, business plans, investment plans, earnings, performance and returns of Yum China, statements regarding the revitalization of Pizza Hut, anticipated effects of population and macroeconomic trends, and the expected impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the capital structure of Yum China, the anticipated effects of our digital and delivery capabilities 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, our ability to control costs and expenses, including tax costs, as well as changes in political, economic, regulatory and public health conditions in China, including the coronavirus outbreak. 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) 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, East Dawning and COFFii & JOY concepts outright. The Company had 9,200 restaurants in over 1,300 cities at the end of December 2019. Yum China ranked # 362 on the Fortune 500 list for 2019. In 2020, Yum China was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and was certified as a Top Employer 2020 in China by the Top Employers Institute, both for the second consecutive year. For more information, please visit http://ir.yumchina.com.

Investor Relations Contact:

   

Tel: +86 21 2407 7556

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 Ended

 

% Change

   

12/31/2019

 

12/31/2018

 

B/(W)

 

12/31/2019

 

12/31/2018

 

B/(W)

Revenues

                           

Company sales

 

$                           1,813

 

$                           1,721

 

5

   

$                           7,925

 

$                           7,633

 

4

 

Franchise fees and income

 

35

 

31

 

9

   

148

 

141

 

5

 

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

158

 

142

 

12

   

654

 

603

 

9

 

Other revenues

 

23

 

20

 

18

   

49

 

38

 

31

 

Total revenues

 

2,029

 

1,914

 

6

   

8,776

 

8,415

 

4

 

Costs and Expenses, Net

                           

Company restaurants

                           

Food and paper

 

583

 

551

 

(6)

   

2,479

 

2,326

 

(7)

 

Payroll and employee benefits

 

436

 

418

 

(4)

   

1,807

 

1,714

 

(5)

 

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

569

 

553

 

(3)

   

2,373

 

2,394

 

1

 

Company restaurant expenses

 

1,588

 

1,522

 

(4)

   

6,659

 

6,434

 

(3)

 

General and administrative expenses

 

147

 

122

 

(19)

   

487

 

456

 

(7)

 

Franchise expenses

 

16

 

16

 

(4)

   

71

 

71

 

(1)

 

Expenses for transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

157

 

141

 

(12)

   

645

 

595

 

(8)

 

Other operating costs and expenses

 

17

 

12

 

(35)

   

37

 

29

 

(27)

 

Closures and impairment expenses, net

 

22

 

26

 

12

   

36

 

41

 

10

 

Other income, net

 

(12)

 

(9)

 

46

   

(60)

 

(152)

 

(60)

 

Total costs and expenses, net

 

1,935

 

1,830

 

(6)

   

7,875

 

7,474

 

(5)

 

Operating Profit

 

94

 

84

 

14

   

901

 

941

 

(4)

 

Interest income, net

 

10

 

8

 

17

   

39

 

36

 

7

 

Investment gain (loss)

 

24

 

(27)

 

 NM 

   

63

 

(27)

 

 NM 

 

Income Before Income Taxes

 

128

 

65

 

98

   

1,003

 

950

 

6

 

Income tax (provision) benefit

 

(34)

 

13

 

 NM 

   

(260)

 

(214)

 

(21)

 

Net income – including noncontrolling interests

 

94

 

78

 

21

   

743

 

736

 

1

 

Net income – noncontrolling interests

 

4

 

4

 

(6)

   

30

 

28

 

(6)

 

Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.

 

$                                90

 

$                                74

 

22

   

$                              713

 

$                              708

 

1

 

Effective tax rate

 

26.8%

 

(20.1)%

 

(46.9)

ppts.

 

25.9%

 

22.6%

 

(3.3)

ppts.

                             

Basic Earnings Per Common Share

 

$                             0.24

 

$                             0.19

       

$                             1.89

 

$                             1.84

     

Weighted average shares outstanding
    (in millions)

 

376

 

380

       

377

 

384

     
                             

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

 

$                             0.23

 

$                             0.19

       

$                             1.84

 

$                             1.79

     

Weighted average shares outstanding
    (in millions)

 

387

 

389

       

388

 

395

     
                             

Cash Dividends Declared Per Common Share

 

$                             0.12

 

$                             0.12

       

$                             0.48

 

$                             0.42

     
                             

Company sales

 

100.0%

 

100.0%

       

100.0%

 

100.0%

     

Food and paper

 

32.2

 

32.0

 

(0.2)

ppts.

 

31.3

 

30.5

 

(0.8)

ppts.

Payroll and employee benefits

 

24.0

 

24.3

 

0.3

ppts.

 

22.8

 

22.5

 

(0.3)

ppts.

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

31.4

 

32.2

 

0.8

ppts.

 

29.9

 

31.3

 

1.4

ppts.

Restaurant margin

 

12.4%

 

11.5%

 

0.9

ppts.

 

16.0%

 

15.7%

 

0.3

ppts.

Operating margin

 

5.2%

 

4.8%

 

0.4

ppts.

 

11.4%

 

12.3%

 

(0.9)

ppts.

                             

Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

KFC Operating Results

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)

 
   

Quarter Ended

 

% Change

 

Year Ended

 

% Change

   

12/31/2019

 

12/31/2018

 

B/(W)

 

12/31/2019

 

12/31/2018

 

B/(W)

Revenues

                           

Company sales

 

$                           1,344

 

$                           1,247

 

8

   

$                           5,839

 

$                           5,495

 

6

 

Franchise fees and income

 

32

 

28

 

7

   

136

 

132

 

2

 

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

16

 

14

 

18

   

64

 

61

 

6

 

Other revenues

 

 

 

 NM 

   

1

 

 

 NM 

 

Total revenues

 

1,392

 

1,289

 

8

   

6,040

 

5,688

 

6

 

Costs and Expenses, Net

                           

Company restaurants

                           

Food and paper

 

432

 

398

 

(9)

   

1,835

 

1,679

 

(9)

 

Payroll and employee benefits

 

303

 

288

 

(5)

   

1,245

 

1,167

 

(7)

 

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

412

 

384

 

(8)

   

1,717

 

1,665

 

(3)

 

Company restaurant expenses

 

1,147

 

1,070

 

(7)

   

4,797

 

4,511

 

(6)

 

General and administrative expenses

 

59

 

58

 

   

207

 

193

 

(7)

 

Franchise expenses

 

16

 

16

 

(2)

   

69

 

69

 

 

Expenses for transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

16

 

13

 

(16)

   

64

 

60

 

(5)

 

Other operating costs and expenses

 

1

 

 

57

   

1

 

 

(30)

 

Closures and impairment expenses, net

 

2

 

4

 

46

   

9

 

10

 

15

 

Other income, net

 

(10)

 

(8)

 

25

   

(56)

 

(50)

 

10

 

Total costs and expenses, net

 

1,231

 

1,153

 

(7)

   

5,091

 

4,793

 

(6)

 

Operating Profit

 

$                              161

 

$                              136

 

18

   

$                              949

 

$                              895

 

6

 

Company sales

 

100.0%

 

100.0%

       

100.0%

 

100.0%

     

Food and paper

 

32.2

 

31.8

 

(0.4)

ppts.

 

31.4

 

30.5

 

(0.9)

ppts.

Payroll and employee benefits

 

22.6

 

23.1

 

0.5

ppts.

 

21.3

 

21.2

 

(0.1)

ppts.

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

30.7

 

30.8

 

0.1

ppts.

 

29.5

 

30.4

 

0.9

ppts.

Restaurant margin

 

14.5%

 

14.3%

 

0.2

ppts.

 

17.8%

 

17.9%

 

(0.1)

ppts.

Operating margin

 

12.0%

 

11.0%

 

1.0

ppts.

 

16.2%

 

16.3%

 

(0.1)

ppts.

                             

Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Pizza Hut Operating Results

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)

 
   

Quarter Ended

 

% Change

 

Year Ended

 

% Change

   

12/31/2019

 

12/31/2018

 

B/(W)

 

12/31/2019

 

12/31/2018

 

B/(W)

Revenues

                           

Company sales

 

$                              457

 

$                              466

 

(2)

   

$                           2,045

 

$                           2,106

 

(3)

 

Franchise fees and income

 

1

 

1

 

80

   

4

 

3

 

71

 

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

1

 

1

 

 NM 

   

4

 

2

 

 NM 

 

Other revenues

 

 

 

 NM 

   

1

 

 

 NM 

 

Total revenues

 

459

 

468

 

(2)

   

2,054

 

2,111

 

(3)

 

Costs and Expenses, Net

                           

Company restaurants

                           

Food and paper

 

149

 

151

 

2

   

633

 

637

 

1

 

Payroll and employee benefits

 

129

 

128

 

(1)

   

549

 

538

 

(2)

 

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

149

 

165

 

9

   

636

 

716

 

11

 

Company restaurant expenses

 

427

 

444

 

4

   

1,818

 

1,891

 

4

 

General and administrative expenses

 

25

 

22

 

(13)

   

101

 

102

 

1

 

Franchise expenses

 

 

 

(23)

   

2

 

2

 

(32)

 

Expenses for transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

1

 

1

 

 NM 

   

4

 

2

 

 NM 

 

Other operating costs and expenses

 

 

 

(42)

   

1

 

 

 NM 

 

Closures and impairment expenses, net

 

9

 

10

 

17

   

14

 

19

 

27

 

Other income, net

 

 

 

 NM 

   

 

(2)

 

 NM 

 

Total costs and expenses, net

 

462

 

477

 

3

   

1,940

 

2,014

 

4

 

Operating (Loss) Profit

 

$                                (3)

 

$                                (9)

 

73

   

$                              114

 

$                                97

 

17

 

Company sales

 

100.0%

 

100.0%

       

100.0%

 

100.0%

     

Food and paper

 

32.4

 

32.4

 

ppts.

 

30.9

 

30.2

 

(0.7)

ppts.

Payroll and employee benefits

 

28.2

 

27.3

 

(0.9)

ppts.

 

26.8

 

25.5

 

(1.3)

ppts.

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

32.7

 

35.4

 

2.7

ppts.

 

31.2

 

34.0

 

2.8

ppts.

Restaurant margin

 

6.7%

 

4.9%

 

1.8

ppts.

 

11.1%

 

10.3%

 

0.8

ppts.

Operating margin

 

(0.6)%

 

(2.0)%

 

1.4

ppts.

 

5.6%

 

4.6%

 

1.0

ppts.

                             

Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in US$ million)

 
   

12/31/2019

 

12/31/2018

   

(Unaudited)

   

ASSETS

       

Current Assets

       

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$                           1,046

 

$                           1,266

Short-term investments

 

611

 

122

Accounts receivable, net

 

88

 

80

Inventories, net

 

380

 

307

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

134

 

177

Total Current Assets

 

2,259

 

1,952

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

1,594

 

1,615

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

1,985

 

Goodwill

 

254

 

266

Intangible assets, net

 

94

 

116

Deferred income taxes

 

95

 

89

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates

 

89

 

81

Other assets

 

580

 

491

Total Assets

 

6,950

 

4,610

LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTEREST AND EQUITY

       

Current Liabilities

       

Accounts payable and other current liabilities

 

1,691

 

1,199

Income taxes payable

 

45

 

54

Total Current Liabilities

 

1,736

 

1,253

Non-current operating lease liabilities

 

1,803

 

Finance lease obligations

 

26

 

25

Other liabilities

 

210

 

355

Total Liabilities

 

3,775

 

1,633

Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest

 

 

1

Equity

       

Common stock,  $0.01 par value; 1,000 million shares authorized;
  395 million shares and 392 million shares issued at December 31, 2019 and
  2018, respectively; 376 million shares and 379 million shares outstanding
  at December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively

 

4

 

4

Treasury stock

 

(721)

 

(460)

Additional paid-in capital

 

2,427

 

2,402

Retained earnings

 

1,416

 

944

Accumulated other comprehensive loss 

 

(49)

 

(17)

Total Yum China Holdings, Inc. Stockholders' Equity

 

3,077

 

2,873

Noncontrolling interests

 

98

 

103

Total Equity

 

3,175

 

2,976

Total Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and Equity

 

$                           6,950

 

$                           4,610

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)

   

 Year Ended 

   

 12/31/2019 

 

 12/31/2018 

Cash Flows – Operating Activities

           

Net income – including noncontrolling interests

 

$                              743

   

$                              736

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

428

   

445

 

Amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets

 

339

   

 

Closures and impairment expenses

 

36

   

41

 

Gain from re-measurement of equity interest upon acquisition

 

   

(98)

 

Investment (gain) loss

 

(63)

   

27

 

Equity income from investments in unconsolidated affiliates

 

(69)

   

(65)

 

Distributions of income received from unconsolidated affiliates

 

73

   

63

 

Deferred income taxes

 

16

   

33

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

26

   

24

 

Changes in accounts receivable

 

(9)

   

(13)

 

Changes in inventories

 

(77)

   

(23)

 

Changes in prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(3)

   

(22)

 

Changes in accounts payable and other current liabilities

 

171

   

254

 

Changes in income taxes payable

 

(8)

   

17

 

Changes in non-current operating lease liabilities

 

(381)

   

 

Other, net

 

(37)

   

(86)

 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

 

1,185

   

1,333

 

Cash Flows – Investing Activities

           

Capital spending

 

(435)

   

(470)

 

Purchases of short-term investments

 

(1,024)

   

(604)

 

Maturities of short-term investments

 

534

   

680

 

Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired

 

   

(91)

 

Investment in equity securities

 

   

(74)

 

Other, net

 

15

   

7

 

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

 

(910)

   

(552)

 

Cash Flows – Financing Activities

           

Repurchase of shares of common stock

 

(265)

   

(307)

 

Cash dividends paid on common stock

 

(181)

   

(161)

 

Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests

 

(32)

   

(36)

 

Other, net

 

(2)

   

(14)

 

Net Cash Used in Financing Activities

 

(480)

   

(518)

 

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

 

(6)

   

(56)

 

Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

 

(211)

   

207

 

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash - Beginning of Year

 

1,266

   

1,059

 

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash - End of Year

 

1,055

   

1,266

 

 

 

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 a 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. 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, 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 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 Adjusted Measures
(in millions, except per share data)
(unaudited)

In addition to the results provided in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") in this press release, the Company provides measures adjusted for Special Items, which include Adjusted Operating Profit, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EPS, Adjusted Effective Tax Rate and Adjusted EBITDA, which we define as net income including noncontrolling interests adjusted for income tax, interest income, net, investment gain or loss, depreciation, amortization and other items, including store impairment charges and Special Items. The Special Items consist of impairment on intangible assets and goodwill attributable to the Daojia business, gain recognized from the re-measurement of our previously held equity interest in Wuxi KFC at fair value upon acquisition and transition tax impact from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the "Tax Act"), as described in the accompanying notes. 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 income tax, interest income, net, investment gain or loss, depreciation, amortization and other items, including store impairment charges and Special Items. 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.  These adjusted measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP financial results, but should be read in conjunction with the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and other information presented herein. A reconciliation of the most directly comparable GAAP measures to adjusted measures is presented as below.

   

Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

   

12/31/2019

 

12/31/2018

 

12/31/2019

 

12/31/2018

Detail of Special Items

               
                 

Daojia impairment(b)

 

$                  (11)

 

$                  (12)

 

$                  (11)

 

$                  (12)

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

 

$                    —

 

$                    —

 

$                    —

 

$                    98

Special Items, Operating Profit

 

(11)

 

(12)

 

(11)

 

86

Tax effect on Special Items(d)

 

1

 

3

 

1

 

(21)

Impact from the Tax Act(e)

 

 

36

 

(8)

 

36

Special Items, net income – including noncontrolling interests

 

(10)

 

27

 

(18)

 

101

Special Items, net income – noncontrolling interests

 

(2)

 

(1)

 

(2)

 

(1)

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

 

$                    (8)

 

$                    28

 

$                  (16)

 

$                  102

Weighted Average Diluted Shares Outstanding

 

387

 

389

 

388

 

395

Special Items, Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

 

$               (0.02)

 

$                 0.07

 

$               (0.04)

 

$                 0.26

Reconciliation of Operating Profit to Adjusted Operating Profit

               

Operating Profit

 

$                    94

 

$                    84

 

$                  901

 

$                  941

Special Items, Operating Profit

 

(11)

 

(12)

 

(11)

 

86

Adjusted Operating Profit

 

$                  105

 

$                    96

 

$                  912

 

$                  855

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income

               

Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.

 

$                    90

 

$                    74

 

$                  713

 

$                  708

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

 

(8)

 

28

 

(16)

 

102

Adjusted Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.

 

$                    98

 

$                    46

 

$                  729

 

$                  606

Reconciliation of EPS to Adjusted EPS

               

Basic Earnings Per Common Share

 

$                 0.24

 

$                 0.19

 

$                 1.89

 

$                 1.84

Special Items, Basic Earnings Per Common Share

 

(0.02)

 

0.07

 

(0.04)

 

0.26

Adjusted Basic Earnings Per Common Share

 

$                 0.26

 

$                 0.12

 

$                 1.93

 

$                 1.58

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

 

$                 0.23

 

$                 0.19

 

$                 1.84

 

$                 1.79

Special Items, Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

 

(0.02)

 

0.07

 

(0.04)

 

0.26

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

 

$                 0.25

 

$                 0.12

 

$                 1.88

 

$                 1.53

Reconciliation of Effective Tax Rate to Adjusted Effective Tax Rate

               

Effective tax rate

 

26.8%

 

(20.1)%

 

25.9%

 

22.6%

Impact on effective tax rate as a result of Special Items

 

1.7%

 

(53.6)%

 

1.0%

 

(3.9)%

Adjusted effective tax rate

 

25.1%

 

33.5%

 

24.9%

 

26.5%

 

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income, Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets,

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows and Reconciliation of Reported GAAP Results to Adjusted Measures

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)

 

(a) Amounts presented as of and for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019 are unaudited, and the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 may contain updates to the information disclosed in this press release.

(b) During the year ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, we recorded an impairment charge of $11 million and $12 million, respectively, on intangible assets and goodwill attributable to the Daojia business. It was included in Closures and impairment expenses in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income, but was not allocated to any segment for performance reporting purposes. We recorded a tax benefit of $1 million and $3 million associated with the impairment, respectively, and allocated $2 million and $1 million of the after-tax impairment charge to noncontrolling interests, respectively.

(c) As a result of the acquisition of Wuxi KFC in the first quarter of 2018, the Company recognized a gain of $98 million from the re-measurement of our previously held 47% equity interest at fair value, which was not allocated to any segment for performance reporting purposes.

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

(e) In the fourth quarter of 2018, we recognized a tax benefit of $36 million as a result of adjusting the provisional amount of transition tax previously recorded. We completed the evaluation of the impact on our transition tax computation based on the final regulations released by the U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in the first quarter of 2019 and recorded an additional tax expense of $8 million for the transition tax accordingly.

 

 

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)

 

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

 
   

Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

   

12/31/2019

 

12/31/2018

 

12/31/2019

 

12/31/2018

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA

               

Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.

 

$                    90

 

$                    74

 

$                  713

 

$                  708

Net income – noncontrolling interests

 

4

 

4

 

30

 

28

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

34

 

(13)

 

260

 

214

Interest income, net

 

(10)

 

(8)

 

(39)

 

(36)

Investment (gain) loss

 

(24)

 

27

 

(63)

 

27

Operating Profit

 

94

 

84

 

901

 

941

Special Items, Operating Profit

 

11

 

12

 

11

 

(86)

Adjusted Operating Profit

 

105

 

96

 

912

 

855

Depreciation and amortization

 

106

 

102

 

428

 

445

Store impairment charges

 

11

 

17

 

38

 

40

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$                  222

 

$                  215

 

$               1,378

 

$               1,340

 

 

Unit Count by Brand

KFC

                     
   

12/31/2018

 

New Builds

 

Closures

 

Refranchised

 

12/31/2019

Company-owned

 

4,597

 

586

 

(83)

 

(17)

 

5,083

Unconsolidated affiliates

 

811

 

106

 

(21)

 

 

896

Franchisees

 

502

 

50

 

(14)

 

17

 

555

Total

 

5,910

 

742

 

(118)

 

 

6,534

 

 

Pizza Hut

 
   

12/31/2018

 

New Builds

 

Closures

 

Refranchised

 

12/31/2019

Company-owned

 

2,188

 

117

 

(90)

 

(37)

 

2,178

Franchisees

 

52

 

15

 

(1)

 

37

 

103

Total

 

2,240

 

132

 

(91)

 

 

2,281

 

 

Others

 
   

12/31/2018

 

New Builds

 

Closures

 

Refranchised

 

12/31/2019

Company-owned

 

47

 

54

 

(5)

 

(2)

 

94

Franchisees

 

287

 

78

 

(76)

 

2

 

291

Total

 

334

 

132

 

(81)

 

 

385

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Segment Results

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)

 

Quarter Ended 12/31/2019

 

KFC

 

Pizza Hut

 

All Other Segments(1)

 

Corporate
and
Unallocated(2)

 

Elimination

 

Total

Company sales

 

$                           1,344

 

$                              457

 

$                                12

 

$                                —

 

$                                —

 

$                           1,813

Franchise fees and income

 

32

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

35

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

16

 

1

 

8

 

133

 

 

158

Other revenues

 

 

 

32

 

1

 

(10)

 

23

Total revenues

 

$                           1,392

 

$                              459

 

$                                54

 

$                               134

 

$                               (10)

 

$                           2,029

Company restaurant expenses

 

1,147

 

427

 

13

 

 

1

 

1,588

General and administrative expenses

 

59

 

25

 

10

 

53

 

 

147

Franchise expenses

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

16

Expenses for transactions with
  franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

16

 

1

 

7

 

133

 

 

157

Other operating costs and expenses

 

1

 

 

26

 

1

 

(11)

 

17

Closures and impairment income, net

 

2

 

9

 

 

11

 

 

22

Other income, net

 

(10)

 

 

 

(2)

 

 

(12)

Total costs and expenses, net

 

1,231

 

462

 

56

 

196

 

(10)

 

1,935

Operating Profit (Loss)

 

$                              161

 

$                                (3)

 

$                                (2)

 

$                               (62)

 

$                                —

 

$                                94

 

 

Quarter Ended 12/31/2018

 

KFC

 

Pizza Hut

 

All Other Segments(1)

 

Corporate
and
Unallocated(2)

 

Elimination

 

Total

Company sales

 

$                           1,247

 

$                              466

 

$                                  8

 

$                                —

 

$                                —

 

$                           1,721

Franchise fees and income

 

28

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

31

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

14

 

1

 

8

 

119

 

 

142

Other revenues

 

 

 

26

 

1

 

(7)

 

20

Total revenues

 

$                           1,289

 

$                              468

 

$                                44

 

$                              120

 

$                                (7)

 

$                           1,914

Company restaurant expenses

 

1,070

 

444