Yum! Brands Posts a Q4 Beat

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) reported its Q4 earnings last week, with EPS of $1.31 coming in better than the Street estimate of $1.26. Revenue was $2.02 billion, beating the Street estimate of $1.92 billion.

Following the company’s December 2022 Analyst Day, investors have been given a clear roadmap for what to expect from a growth perspective in the coming years, and management's creditability around execution remains quite high.

Exiting the quarter, the analysts at Deutsche Bank don't expect to see much in the way of changes to the debate or to the broader discussion around the story. The analysts believe YUM continues to screen as one of the best-positioned names for this environment and over the long-term, and they continue to like the "defense + offense" combination that it offers to investors.