Zacks Research Research Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:YUMC)

Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:YUMCFree Report) – Equities research analysts at Zacks Research upped their Q1 2025 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Yum China in a note issued to investors on Friday, April 19th. Zacks Research analyst H. Ray now anticipates that the company will earn $0.78 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.77. The consensus estimate for Yum China’s current full-year earnings is $2.19 per share. Zacks Research also issued estimates for Yum China’s FY2025 earnings at $2.48 EPS.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMCGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.12. Yum China had a net margin of 7.53% and a return on equity of 11.63%. The firm had revenue of $2.49 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.32 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.13 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 19.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

YUMC has been the topic of several other reports. HSBC lowered their price objective on shares of Yum China from $66.80 to $51.30 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “neutral” rating and set a $38.00 price target (down from $65.00) on shares of Yum China in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $54.65.

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Yum China Trading Up 0.4 %

NYSE YUMC opened at $37.23 on Monday. Yum China has a twelve month low of $33.55 and a twelve month high of $64.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a current ratio of 1.42. The stock has a market cap of $14.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.93, a PEG ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 0.45. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $40.24 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $42.26.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Yum China

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of YUMC. Annis Gardner Whiting Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Yum China during the third quarter worth $27,000. NBC Securities Inc. bought a new position in shares of Yum China in the 3rd quarter valued at about $29,000. Mather Group LLC. bought a new position in shares of Yum China in the 1st quarter valued at about $26,000. Venturi Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Yum China in the 3rd quarter valued at about $44,000. Finally, Johnson Financial Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Yum China by 3,107.1% in the 4th quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. now owns 898 shares of the company’s stock valued at $38,000 after acquiring an additional 870 shares during the period. 85.58% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Yum China Increases Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 26th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 5th were issued a $0.16 dividend. This is a positive change from Yum China’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, March 4th. Yum China’s dividend payout ratio is currently 32.65%.

About Yum China

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Yum China Holdings, Inc owns, operates, and franchises restaurants in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through KFC, Pizza Hut, and All Other segments. It operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Lavazza, Little Sheep, and Huang Ji Huang concepts. The company also operates V-Gold Mall, a mobile e-commerce platform to sell products; and offers online food deliver services.

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