Yum China Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results
02/07/2023 at 4:30 PM EST

Reported Operating Profit of $41 million in the fourth quarter and
$629 million for the full year reflecting resilience and business agility
Opened 1,159 net new stores in the year, laying solid foundation for growth       

SHANGHAI, Feb. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Yum China Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "Yum China") (NYSE: YUMC and HKEX: 9987) today reported unaudited results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2022.

Impact of COVID Outbreak and Mitigation Efforts 

In the fourth quarter, there were substantial changes in COVID conditions and policies in China. In October and November, sporadic occurrences of COVID infection quickly evolved into major regional outbreaks, leading to tightened COVID-related health measures and lockdowns. The number of our stores that were either temporarily closed or offered only takeaway and delivery services increased in October and November, peaking at over 4,300 in late November.

In December, the government issued a series of new COVID response guidelines that significantly changed its COVID policies, including removing mass testing and central quarantine requirements as well as lifting travel restrictions. A massive wave of infections quickly surged in the country, spreading from major cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. The northern and western regions of China were impacted first, followed by the southern and eastern regions. Due to widespread infections, we experienced a shortage of restaurant staff which led to over 1,300 stores on average being either temporarily closed or offering limited services during December. As a significant portion of the population was either infected or chose to stay home to avoid infection, dine-in traffic declined substantially. We quickly responded to the new challenges by reallocating crew resources among stores to prioritize stores with stronger demand. Many of the stores that remained open operated with shortened operating hours and a simplified menu to streamline operations. We also addressed off-premise demand by leveraging our dedicated riders, encouraging pick-up and promoting packaged food products.

Sales in January improved sequentially, driven by the resumption of normal services at our restaurants and an earlier Chinese New Year ("CNY") holiday season, which coincided with the pivot in COVID policies. Many people traveled during the holiday for the first time since COVID began. According to government statistics, the number of domestic travelers and related tourism spending during the 7-day CNY holiday increased approximately 20% and 30% year over year, respectively, but remained over 10% and 30% below the 2019 level, respectively. Performance at our transportation and tourist locations was better than the statistics indicated. Overall same-store sales for the comparable CNY holiday also increased mid-single digit year over year, but remained below the 2019 level.

As the country enters the new phase of COVID response, we are cautiously optimistic. The overall business environment and consumer sentiment have improved but near term uncertainties remain. Consumers tend to be more careful with spending after holidays. Experiences in other countries also suggest further outbreaks following relaxation of COVID restrictions and emergence of different COVID variants are real possibilities. A portion of the population may remain cautious about going out in public, while macroeconomic factors such as an inflationary environment and softening global economic conditions may weigh on consumer spending. As such, we are staying alert in this fluid situation and planning for multiple scenarios to capture growth opportunities and mitigate risks when needed.

Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Total revenues decreased 9% year over year to $2.09 billion from $2.29 billion (a 2% increase excluding foreign currency translation ("F/X")).
  • Total system sales decreased 4% year over year, with decreases of 1% at KFC and 6% at Pizza Hut, excluding F/X.
  • Same-store sales decreased 4% year over year, with decreases of 3% at KFC and 8% at Pizza Hut, excluding F/X.
  • Opened 538 net new stores during the quarter.
  • Restaurant margin was 10.4%, compared with 7.5% in the prior year period.
  • Operating Profit decreased 94% year over year to $41 million from $633 million (a 93% decrease excluding F/X), primarily due to the non-cash re-measurement gain of $618 million from the consolidation of Hangzhou in the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Adjusted Operating Profit increased 152% year over year to $40 million from $16 million (a 189% increase excluding F/X).
  • Effective tax rate was 29.9%.
  • Net Income decreased 89% to $53 million from $475 million in the prior year period, primarily due to the decrease in Operating Profit.
  • Adjusted Net Income increased to $52 million from $11 million in the prior year period (a 137% increase excluding the net gain of $4 million in the fourth quarter of 2022 and net loss of $9 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively, from our mark-to-market equity investments; a 154% increase if further excluding F/X).
  • Diluted EPS decreased 88% to $0.13 from $1.10 in the prior year period.
  • Adjusted Diluted EPS increased to $0.13 from $0.03 in the prior year period (a 120% increase excluding the net gain from our mark-to-market equity investments in the fourth quarter of 2022 and net loss in the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively; a 140% increase if further excluding F/X).

Full Year Highlights

  • Total revenues decreased 3% year over year to $9.57 billion from $9.85 billion (a 1% increase excluding F/X).
  • Total system sales decreased 5% year over year, with decreases of 4% at KFC and 3% at Pizza Hut, excluding F/X.
  • Same-store sales decreased 7% year over year, with decreases of 7% at KFC and 6% at Pizza Hut, excluding F/X.
  • Total store count reached 12,947 as of December 31, 2022, with 1,159 net new store openings during the year.
  • Restaurant margin was 14.1%, compared with 13.7% in the prior year.
  • Operating Profit decreased 55% year over year to $629 million from $1.39 billion (a 53% decrease excluding F/X), primarily due to the non-cash gain from the re-measurement of our previously held equity interest in Hangzhou KFC in the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Adjusted Operating Profit decreased 17% year over year to $633 million from $766 million (a 14% decrease excluding F/X).
  • Effective tax rate was 30.1%.
  • Net Income decreased 55% to $442 million from $990 million in the prior year, primarily due to the decrease in Operating Profit, partially offset by loss from mark-to-market investments.
  • Adjusted Net Income decreased 15% to $446 million from $525 million in the prior year (a 19% decrease excluding the net losses of $22 million and $52 million in 2022 and 2021, respectively, from mark-to-market equity investments; a 16% decrease if further excluding F/X).
  • Diluted EPS decreased 54% to $1.04 from $2.28 in the prior year.
  • Adjusted Diluted EPS decreased 13% to $1.05 from $1.21 in the prior year (a 17% decrease excluding the net losses in 2022 and 2021, respectively, from mark-to-market equity investments; a 14% decrease if further excluding F/X).

Key Financial Results

 

Fourth Quarter 2022

   

Full Year 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

(4)

 

(4)

 

+10

 

(94)

   

(5)

 

(7)

 

+10

 

(55)

 

   KFC

(1)

 

(3)

 

+11

 

+79

   

(4)

 

(7)

 

+11

 

(5)

 

   Pizza Hut

(6)

 

(8)

 

+12

 

(207)

   

(3)

 

(6)

 

+12

 

(36)

 

 

   

Fourth Quarter

     

Full Year 

(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

$

41

 

$

633

(94)

 

(93)

   

$

629

 

$

1,386

(55)

 

(53)

Adjusted Operating Profit(1)

$

40

 

$

16

+152

 

+189

   

$

633

 

$

766

(17)

 

(14)

Net Income

$

53

 

$

475

(89)

 

(88)

   

$

442

 

$

990

(55)

 

(54)

Adjusted Net Income(1)

$

52

 

$

11

+376

 

+406

   

$

446

 

$

525

(15)

 

(12)

Basic Earnings Per Common Share

$

0.13

 

$

1.11

(88)

 

(87)

   

$

1.05

 

$

2.34

(55)

 

(53)

Adjusted Basic Earnings
  Per Common Share(1)

$

0.13

 

$

0.03

+333

 

+333

   

$

1.06

 

$

1.24

(15)

 

(11)

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

$

0.13

 

$

1.10

(88)

 

(88)

   

$

1.04

 

$

2.28

(54)

 

(53)

Adjusted Diluted Earnings
  Per Common Share(1)

$

0.13

 

$

0.03

+333

 

+333

   

$

1.05

 

$

1.21

(13)

 

(10)

(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, "I am incredibly grateful to our employees for their agility, creativity and tenacity navigating the extraordinary challenges in the fourth quarter. Our team executed well in a volatile environment, serving our customers and communities even at times of labor shortages. Despite major disruptions, we protected margins and delivered meaningful operating profit for the quarter. Looking back at the past year, our delicious food such as beef burgers and durian pizza won the hearts of customers. Our value for money offerings such as Crazy Thursday and Sunday Buy More Save More drove traffic. Co-branded campaigns with Pokemon Psyduck and Genshin Impact generated huge social buzz. We also transformed our business fundamentals amidst hardship – innovating store formats, rebasing cost structures as well as investing in supply chain and digital capabilities which position us well for stronger, long-term growth."

Wat added, "As we embark on 2023, we are excited to see positive momentum in the Chinese New Year holiday. Our signature golden bucket at KFC and holiday-themed pizza at Pizza Hut have become favorites among friends and families celebrating together. We carefully planned our restaurant staffing and rider resources to ensure operational excellence, ready to meet consumer demand. Our anti-fragile operations will help us shine, in good times and bad. We will continue to build Yum China into an even more resilient, profitable and growing company."

Andy Yeung, CFO of Yum China, added, "Regional outbreaks in October and November resulted in strict COVID-related health measures. However, most of these measures were lifted in December. Our operations were significantly disrupted by widespread infections nationwide in the quarter. We took decisive actions to sustain operations, capture off-premise demand, manage costs and drive operational efficiencies. We improved profitability despite lower sales. We also opened a record 538 net new stores in the fourth quarter while maintaining healthy new store payback."

Yeung continued, "Looking ahead, we are encouraged by the new COVID policy and Chinese New Year holiday trading.  But the real test will be the sales trajectory after the holiday and how the economy will rebound, given the fluid COVID conditions and macroeconomic headwinds. As such, we must stay agile and plan for a range of scenarios. Our priority this year is to drive sales. We also plan to open between 1,100 to 1,300 net new stores in 2023 and continue to invest in technology and infrastructure."

Share Repurchases and Dividends

  • During the fourth quarter, we repurchased approximately 1.2 million shares of Yum China common stock for $52 million at an average price of $44.13 per share. As of December 31, 2022, approximately $1.2 billion remained available for future share repurchases under the current authorization.
  • The Board of Directors declared an increase in our cash dividend to $0.13 per share on Yum China's common stock, payable on March 28, 2023 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 7, 2023.
  • For the full year 2022, the Company returned approximately $668 million to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and cash dividends.

Digital and Delivery

  • The KFC and Pizza Hut loyalty programs exceeded 410 million members combined, as of quarter-end. Member sales accounted for approximately 60% of system sales in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Delivery contributed approximately 45% of KFC and Pizza Hut's Company sales in the fourth quarter of 2022, an increase of approximately 10 percentage points from the prior year period. Worsened COVID conditions in the quarter significantly impacted dine-in traffic and drove strong demand for delivery.
  • Digital orders, including delivery, mobile orders and kiosk orders, accounted for approximately 90% of KFC and Pizza Hut's Company sales in the fourth quarter of 2022.

KFC and Pizza Hut Total

 

Fourth Quarter

   

Full Year

 
   

2022

 

2021

   

2022

 

2021

 

Member count (as of period-end)

 

410 million+

 

360 million+

   

410 million+

 

360 million+

 

Member sales as % of system sales

 

~60%

 

~62%

   

~62%

 

~63%

 

Delivery as % of Company sales

 

~45%

 

~35%

   

~39%

 

~32%

 

Digital orders as % of Company sales

 

~90%

 

~88%

   

~89%

 

~86%

 

New-Unit Development and Asset Upgrade

  • The Company opened 538 net new stores in the fourth quarter of 2022, and 1,824 gross new stores, or 1,159 net new stores, in the full year 2022, mainly driven by development of the KFC and Pizza Hut brands.
  • The Company remodeled 153 stores in the fourth quarter of 2022 and 469 stores in the full year 2022.
   

Net New Units

   

Restaurant Count

 
   

Fourth Quarter

 

Full Year

   

As of Year-End

 
   

2022

 

2022

   

2022

 

2021

 

Yum China

 

538

 

1,159

   

12,947

 

11,788

 

   KFC

 

419

 

926

   

9,094

 

8,168

 

   Pizza Hut

 

97

 

313

   

2,903

 

2,590

 

   Others(2)

 

22

 

(80)

   

950

 

1,030

 

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

Restaurant Margin

  • Restaurant margin was 10.4% in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with 7.5% in the prior year period, primarily attributable to higher labor productivity, operational efficiency and temporary relief, partially offset by sales deleveraging including temporary store closures, increased rider cost associated with rising delivery volumes as well as commodity and wage inflation.
  • Restaurant margin was 14.1% in the full year 2022, compared with 13.7% in the prior year, primarily attributable to higher labor productivity, operational efficiency and temporary relief, partially offset by sales deleveraging, commodity and wage inflation, and increased rider cost associated with rising delivery volumes.
                             
 

Fourth Quarter

   

Full Year

 
   

2022

 

2021

 

ppts change

   

2022

 

2021

 

ppts change

 

Yum China

 

10.4 %

 

7.5 %

 

+2.9

   

14.1 %

 

13.7 %

 

+0.4

 

   KFC

 

12.7 %

 

8.6 %

 

+4.1

   

15.7 %

 

14.9 %

 

+0.8

 

   Pizza Hut

 

1.9 %

 

5.9 %

 

(4.0)

   

9.2 %

 

10.7 %

 

(1.5)

 

2023 Outlook

The Company currently expects:

  • To open approximately 1,100 to 1,300 net new stores.
  • To make capital expenditures in the range of approximately $700 million to $900 million.

Other Updates

  • In November 2022, the Company received approval from Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) on its near-term greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions reduction targets. The Company has committed to reducing its absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 63% by 2035 from a 2020 base year, and to reducing its Scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods by 66.3% per ton of goods purchased by 2035 from a 2020 base year. The Company has pledged to align its business with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 oC above pre-industrial levels and reach net-zero by 2050.
  • In December 2022, the Company acquired an additional 20% equity interest in the Suzhou KFC joint venture ("Suzhou KFC") for approximately $115 million, bringing total ownership from 72% to 92%. As Suzhou KFC has been consolidated by the Company since 2020, this transaction does not have a material impact on the consolidated statement of income in the fourth quarter.

Note on Non-GAAP 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. In addition, for the non-GAAP measures of Restaurant profit and Restaurant margin, see "Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Profit to Restaurant Profit" under "Segment Results" within this release.

Conference Call

Yum China's management will hold an earnings conference call at 7:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 (8:00 a.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on Wednesday, February 8, 2023).  

A live webcast of the call may be accessed at https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/opfvhik8.

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/10027402-9jv3to.html

A replay of the conference call will be available one hour after the call ends until Wednesday, February 15, 2023 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:                     10027402

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 "2023 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, beliefs regarding the long-term drivers of Yum China's business and GHG emissions reduction targets. 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 is the largest restaurant company in China with a mission to make every life taste beautiful. The Company has over 400,000 employees and operates nearly 13,000 restaurants under six brands across 1,800 cities in China. KFC and Pizza Hut are the leading brands in the quick-service and casual dining restaurant spaces in China, respectively. Taco Bell offers innovative Mexican-inspired food. Yum China has also partnered with Lavazza to develop the Lavazza coffee shop concept in China. Little Sheep and Huang Ji Huang specialize in Chinese cuisine. Yum China has a world-class, digitalized supply chain which includes an extensive network of logistics centers nationwide and an in-house supply chain management system. Its strong digital capabilities and loyalty program enable the Company to reach customers faster and serve them better. Yum China is a Fortune 500 company with the vision to be the world's most innovative pioneer in the restaurant industry. 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 Ended

 

% Change

   

12/31/2022

 

12/31/2021

 

B/(W)

 

12/31/2022

 

12/31/2021

 

B/(W)

Revenues

                           

Company sales

 

$      1,975

 

$      2,087

 

(5)

   

$      9,110

 

$      8,961

 

2

 

Franchise fees and income

 

16

 

33

 

(49)

   

81

 

153

 

(47)

 

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

68

 

144

 

(53)

   

287

 

663

 

(57)

 

Other revenues

 

29

 

27

 

7

   

91

 

76

 

20

 

Total revenues

 

2,088

 

2,291

 

(9)

   

9,569

 

9,853

 

(3)

 

Costs and Expenses, Net

                           

Company restaurants

                           

Food and paper

 

630

 

679

 

7

   

2,836

 

2,812

 

(1)

 

Payroll and employee benefits

 

570

 

583

 

2

   

2,389

 

2,258

 

(6)

 

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

570

 

669

 

15

   

2,604

 

2,664

 

2

 

Company restaurant expenses

 

1,770

 

1,931

 

8

   

7,829

 

7,734

 

(1)

 

General and administrative expenses

 

145

 

156

 

7

   

594

 

564

 

(5)

 

Franchise expenses

 

7

 

14

 

48

   

34

 

64

 

46

 

Expenses for transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

67

 

140

 

52

   

279

 

649

 

57

 

Other operating costs and expenses

 

25

 

24

 

(6)

   

78

 

65

 

(20)

 

Closures and impairment expenses, net

 

12

 

21

 

43

   

32

 

34

 

6

 

Other expenses (income), net

 

21

 

(628)

 

 NM 

   

94

 

(643)

 

 NM 

 

Total costs and expenses, net

 

2,047

 

1,658

 

(23)

   

8,940

 

8,467

 

(6)

 

Operating Profit

 

41

 

633

 

(94)

   

629

 

1,386

 

(55)

 

Interest income, net

 

33

 

13

 

151

   

84

 

60

 

40

 

Investment gain (loss)

 

6

 

(11)

 

 NM 

   

(26)

 

(54)

 

51

 

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

 

80

 

635

 

(87)

   

687

 

1,392

 

(51)

 

Income tax provision

 

(24)

 

(159)

 

85

   

(207)

 

(369)

 

44

 

Equity in net earnings (losses) from
   equity method investments

 

2

 

 

 NM 

   

(2)

 

 

 NM 

 

Net income – including noncontrolling interests

 

58

 

476

 

(88)

   

478

 

1,023

 

(53)

 

Net income – noncontrolling interests

 

5

 

1

 

(551)

   

36

 

33

 

(9)

 

Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.

 

$           53

 

$         475

 

(89)

   

$         442

 

$         990

 

(55)

 

Effective tax rate

 

29.9 %

 

25.1 %

 

(4.8)

 ppts. 

 

30.1 %

 

26.5 %

 

(3.6)

 ppts. 

                             

Basic Earnings Per Common Share

 

$        0.13

 

$        1.11

       

$        1.05

 

$        2.34

     

Weighted-average shares outstanding
    (in millions)

 

419

 

427

       

421

 

422

     
                             

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

 

$        0.13

 

$        1.10

       

$        1.04

 

$        2.28

     

Weighted-average shares outstanding
    (in millions)

 

423

 

433

       

425

 

434

     
                             

Cash Dividends Declared Per Common Share

 

$        0.12

 

$        0.12

       

$        0.48

 

$        0.48

     
                             

Company sales

 

100.0 %

 

100.0 %

       

100.0 %

 

100.0 %

     

Food and paper

 

31.9

 

32.5

 

0.6

ppts.

 

31.1

 

31.4

 

0.3

ppts.

Payroll and employee benefits

 

28.8

 

27.9

 

(0.9)

ppts.

 

26.2

 

25.2

 

(1.0)

ppts.

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

28.9

 

32.1

 

3.2

ppts.

 

28.6

 

29.7

 

1.1

ppts.

Restaurant margin

 

10.4 %

 

7.5 %

 

2.9

ppts.

 

14.1 %

 

13.7 %

 

0.4

ppts.

Operating margin

 

2.1 %

 

30.3 %

 

(28.2)

ppts.

 

6.9 %

 

15.5 %

 

(8.6)

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 Ended

 

% Change

   

12/31/2022

 

12/31/2021

 

B/(W)

 

12/31/2022

 

12/31/2021

 

B/(W)

Revenues

                           

Company sales

 

$      1,566

 

$      1,596

 

(2)

   

$      7,120

 

$      6,816

 

4

 

Franchise fees and income

 

12

 

25

 

(50)

   

56

 

120

 

(53)

 

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

9

 

13

 

(36)

   

33

 

59

 

(45)

 

Other revenues

 

4

 

2

 

107

   

10

 

8

 

26

 

Total revenues

 

1,591

 

1,636

 

(3)

   

7,219

 

7,003

 

3

 

Costs and Expenses, Net

                           

Company restaurants

                           

Food and paper

 

496

 

529

 

6

   

2,208

 

2,158

 

(2)

 

Payroll and employee benefits

 

434

 

428

 

(2)

   

1,797

 

1,642

 

(9)

 

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

437

 

503

 

13

   

1,994

 

2,003

 

 

Company restaurant expenses

 

1,367

 

1,460

 

6

   

5,999

 

5,803

 

(3)

 

General and administrative expenses

 

63

 

65

 

2

   

254

 

240

 

(6)

 

Franchise expenses

 

6

 

12

 

49

   

29

 

59

 

50

 

Expenses for transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

8

 

13

 

40

   

30

 

58

 

49

 

Other operating costs and expenses

 

3

 

1

 

(167)

   

7

 

4

 

(60)

 

Closures and impairment expenses, net

 

5

 

13

 

56

   

16

 

20

 

19

 

Other expenses (income), net

 

22

 

8

 

(175)

   

97

 

(8)

 

 NM 

 

Total costs and expenses, net

 

1,474

 

1,572

 

6

   

6,432

 

6,176

 

(4)

 

Operating Profit

 

$         117

 

$           64

 

79

   

$         787

 

$         827

 

(5)

 

Company sales

 

100.0 %

 

100.0 %

       

100.0 %

 

100.0 %

     

Food and paper

 

31.7

 

33.2

 

1.5

ppts.

 

31.0

 

31.7

 

0.7

ppts.

Payroll and employee benefits

 

27.7

 

26.8

 

(0.9)

ppts.

 

25.2

 

24.1

 

(1.1)

ppts.

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

27.9

 

31.4

 

3.5

ppts.

 

28.1

 

29.3

 

1.2

ppts.

Restaurant margin

 

12.7 %

 

8.6 %

 

4.1

ppts.

 

15.7 %

 

14.9 %

 

0.8

ppts.

Operating margin

 

7.4 %

 

4.1 %

 

3.3

ppts.

 

11.0 %

 

12.1 %

 

(1.1)

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 Ended

 

% Change

   

12/31/2022

 

12/31/2021

 

B/(W)

 

12/31/2022

 

12/31/2021

 

B/(W)

Revenues

                           

Company sales

 

$         398

 

$         475

 

(16)

   

$      1,939

 

$      2,092

 

(7)

 

Franchise fees and income

 

1

 

2

 

(22)

   

7

 

8

 

(6)

 

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

1

 

1

 

0

   

4

 

6

 

(30)

 

Other revenues

 

4

 

1

 

170

   

10

 

3

 

256

 

Total revenues

 

404

 

479

 

(16)

   

1,960

 

2,109

 

(7)

 

Costs and Expenses, Net

                           

Company restaurants

                           

Food and paper

 

131

 

144

 

9

   

612

 

637

 

4

 

Payroll and employee benefits

 

135

 

148

 

9

   

572

 

598

 

4

 

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

125

 

155

 

20

   

577

 

633

 

9

 

Company restaurant expenses

 

391

 

447

 

13

   

1,761

 

1,868

 

6

 

General and administrative expenses

 

26

 

31

 

15

   

110

 

111

 

0

 

Franchise expenses

 

1

 

1

 

17

   

4

 

4

 

9

 

Expenses for transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

1

 

(3)

   

3

 

6

 

28

 

Other operating costs and expenses

 

3

 

1

 

(129)

   

8

 

2

 

(301)

 

Closures and impairment expenses, net

 

3

 

4

 

41

   

4

 

7

 

58

 

Total costs and expenses, net

 

424

 

485

 

13

   

1,890

 

1,998

 

5

 

Operating Profit

 

$          (20)

 

$            (6)

 

(207)

   

$           70

 

$         111

 

(36)

 

Company sales

 

100.0 %

 

100.0 %

       

100.0 %

 

100.0 %

     

Food and paper

 

32.9

 

30.3

 

(2.6)

ppts.

 

31.5

 

30.4

 

(1.1)

ppts.

Payroll and employee benefits

 

33.9

 

31.3

 

(2.6)

ppts.

 

29.5

 

28.6

 

(0.9)

ppts.

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

31.3

 

32.5

 

1.2

ppts.

 

29.8

 

30.3

 

0.5

ppts.

Restaurant margin

 

1.9 %

 

5.9 %

 

(4.0)

ppts.

 

9.2 %

 

10.7 %

 

(1.5)

ppts.

Operating margin

 

(5.0) %

 

(1.4) %

 

(3.6)

ppts.

 

3.6 %

 

5.3 %

 

(1.7)

ppts.

                             

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

 

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in US$ million)

         
   

12/31/2022

 

12/31/2021

   

(Unaudited)

   

ASSETS

       

Current Assets

       

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$        1,130

 

$         1,136

Short-term investments

 

2,022

 

2,860

Accounts receivable, net

 

64

 

67

Inventories, net

 

417

 

432

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

307

 

221

Total Current Assets

 

3,940

 

4,716

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

2,118

 

2,251

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

2,219

 

2,612

Goodwill

 

1,988

 

2,142

Intangible assets, net

 

159

 

272

Long-term time deposits

 

680

 

90

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates

 

266

 

292

Deferred income tax assets

 

113

 

106

Other assets

 

343

 

742

Total Assets

 

11,826

 

13,223

         

LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTEREST AND EQUITY

       

Current Liabilities

       

Accounts payable and other current liabilities

 

2,098

 

2,332

Income taxes payable

 

68

 

51

Total Current Liabilities

 

2,166

 

2,383

Non-current operating lease liabilities

 

1,906

 

2,286

Non-current finance lease liabilities

 

42

 

40

Deferred income tax liabilities

 

390

 

425

Other liabilities

 

162

 

167

Total Liabilities

 

4,666

 

5,301

         

Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest

 

12

 

14

         

Equity

       

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

 

4

 

4

Treasury stock

 

 

(803)

Additional paid-in capital

 

4,390

 

4,695

Retained earnings

 

2,191

 

2,892

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

 

(103)

 

268

Total Yum China Holdings, Inc. Stockholders' Equity

 

6,482

 

7,056

Noncontrolling interests

 

666

 

852

Total Equity

 

7,148

 

7,908

Total Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and Equity

 

$      11,826

 

$       13,223

 

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)

             
   

Year Ended

   

12/31/2022

 

12/31/2021

Cash Flows – Operating Activities

           

Net income – including noncontrolling interests

   

$                   478

   

$                1,023

Depreciation and amortization

   

602

   

516

Non-cash operating lease cost

   

435

   

424

Closures and impairment expenses

   

32

   

34

Gain from re-measurement of equity interest upon acquisition

   

   

(628)

Investment loss

   

26

   

53

Equity income from investments in unconsolidated affiliates

   

   

(44)

Distributions of income received from unconsolidated affiliates

   

7

   

32

Deferred income taxes

   

(20)

   

160

Share-based compensation expense

   

42

   

41

Changes in accounts receivable

   

(1)

   

(5)

Changes in inventories

   

(19)

   

(16)

Changes in prepaid expenses, other current assets and VAT assets

   

207

   

(72)

Changes in accounts payable and other current liabilities

   

16

   

118

Changes in income taxes payable

   

25

   

(26)

Changes in non-current operating lease liabilities

   

(396)

   

(461)

Other, net

   

(21)

   

(18)

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

   

1,413

   

1,131

Cash Flows – Investing Activities

           

Capital spending

   

(679)

   

(689)

Purchases of short-term investments and long-term time deposits

   

(5,189)

   

(6,139)

Maturities of short-term investments and long-term time deposits

   

5,365

   

6,383

Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired

   

(23)

   

(115)

Acquisition of equity investment

   

   

(300)

Other, net

   

4

   

5

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

   

(522)

   

(855)

Cash Flows – Financing Activities

           

Repurchase of shares of common stock

   

(466)

   

(75)

Cash dividends paid on common stock

   

(202)

   

(203)

Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests

   

(72)

   

(57)

Acquisitions of noncontrolling interests

   

(113)

   

Contribution from noncontrolling interests

   

18

   

37

Payment of acquisition related holdback

   

(7)

   

(8)

Other, net

   

(2)

   

(7)

Net Cash Used in Financing Activities

   

(844)

   

(313)

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

   

(53)

   

15

Net Decrease in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

   

(6)

   

(22)

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

   

1,136

   

1,158

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

   

$                1,130

   

$                1,136

 

 

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, including cost of food and paper, restaurant-level payroll and employee benefits, rent, depreciation and amortization of restaurant-level assets, advertising expenses, and other operating expenses. Company restaurant margin percentage is defined as Restaurant profit divided by Company sales.
  • Certain comparative items in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been reclassified to conform to the current period's presentation to facilitate comparison.

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. We also use Restaurant profit and Restaurant margin (as defined above) for the purposes of internally evaluating the performance of our Company-owned restaurants and we believe Company restaurant profit and restaurant margin provide useful information to investors as to the profitability of our Company-owned restaurants.

The following table set forth the reconciliation of the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP adjusted financial measures. The reconciliation of GAAP Operating Profit to Restaurant Profit is presented in Segment Results within this release.

   

Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

   

12/31/2022

 

12/31/2021

 

12/31/2022

 

12/31/2021

Non-GAAP Reconciliations

               
                 

Reconciliation of Operating Profit to Adjusted Operating Profit

               

Operating Profit

 

$                41

 

$            633

 

$         629

 

$      1,386

Special Items, Operating Profit 

 

1

 

617

 

(4)

 

620

Adjusted Operating Profit

 

$                40

 

$              16

 

$         633

 

$         766

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income

               

Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.

 

$                53

 

$            475

 

$         442

 

$         990

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

 

1

 

464

 

(4)

 

465

Adjusted Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.

 

$                52

 

$              11

 

$         446

 

$         525

Reconciliation of EPS to Adjusted EPS

               

Basic Earnings Per Common Share

 

$             0.13

 

$           1.11

 

$        1.05

 

$        2.34

Special Items, Basic Earnings Per Common Share

 

 

1.08

 

(0.01)

 

1.10

Adjusted Basic Earnings Per Common Share

 

$             0.13

 

$           0.03

 

$        1.06

 

$        1.24

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

 

$             0.13

 

$           1.10

 

$        1.04

 

$        2.28

Special Items, Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

 

 

1.07

 

(0.01)

 

1.07

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

 

$             0.13

 

$           0.03

 

$        1.05

 

$        1.21

Reconciliation of Effective Tax Rate to Adjusted Effective Tax Rate

               

Effective tax rate

 

29.9 %

 

25.1 %

 

30.1 %

 

26.5 %

Impact on effective tax rate as a result of Special Items

 

(0.4) %

 

(13.0) %

 

0.2 %

 

(1.3) %

Adjusted effective tax rate

 

30.3 %

 

38.1 %

 

29.9 %

 

27.8 %

 

 

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

   

Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

   

12/31/2022

 

12/31/2021

 

12/31/2022

 

12/31/2021

                 

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA

               

Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.

 

$           53

 

$         475

 

$         442

 

$         990

Net income – noncontrolling interests

 

5

 

1

 

36

 

33

Equity in net (earnings) losses from equity method investments

 

(2)

 

 

2

 

Income tax provision

 

24

 

159

 

207

 

369

Interest income, net

 

(33)

 

(13)

 

(84)

 

(60)

Investment (gain) loss

 

(6)

 

11

 

26

 

54

Operating Profit

 

41