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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Lizhi Inc. – LIZI

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NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2020 — Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Lizhi Inc. (“Lizhi” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LIZI).   Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888-476-6529, ext. 7980.

The investigation concerns whether Lizhi and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices. 

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On or around January 17, 2020, Lizhi conducted its initial public offering (“IPO”), issuing 4.1 million American depositary shares (“ADSs”) priced at $11.00 per ADS.  Since the IPO, Lizhi’s ADS price has fallen precipitously, closing at $2.77 per ADS on September 22, 2020, representing a decline of 74.82% from the IPO price.

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Paris is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 80 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com.

CONTACT: Robert S. Willoughby Pomerantz LLP [email protected] 888-476-6529 ext. 7980

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Delta Capita: Reinventing Data Sourcing for Chinese Entities – Karbon 8

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LONDON, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Now is the time to Reinvent. As we continue to navigate through the transformational changes taking place globally companies can take the opportunity to make positive, innovative changes to how business is being conducted today that will lead to long term benefits for both your teams and clients.

Karbon 8 is the latest proprietary technology solutions Delta Capita has brought to market, reinventing how we source and access KYC data for China entities. Learn more on how Delta Capita can partner and work with you in “reinventing” your value chain. Let’s Reinvent.
Karbon 8 is the latest proprietary technology solutions Delta Capita has brought to market, reinventing how we source and access KYC data for China entities. Learn more on how Delta Capita can partner and work with you in “reinventing” your value chain. Let’s Reinvent.

Karbon 8 is the latest proprietary technology solutions Delta Capita has brought to market, reinventing how we source and access KYC data for China entities. Launched earlier this year, Karbon 8 provides a comprehensive and real time data source for all Chinese client information.

Reinvention is about making improvements to something by looking at it in a different or a new way. At Delta Capita we work with our financial services clients to recognise the possibilities available for reinventing their existing operating models and how they can deliver it in a new way. Partnering with our clients, we work together to reinvent their value chain and consider the ways value is added along the chain, both to the products and services they offer, and what Delta Capita can perform on their behalf.

Through Karbon 8 clients can implement a cost-efficient operating model by automating and mutualizing the KYC data collection for Chinese entities. Karbon 8 aggregates and conducts initial analysis and comparisons of the sourced data in Chinese and then translates it into English as the final step, minimising the number of data discounting needed to be conducted. The data is sourced in real time, directly from the data sources in minutes, regardless of where the KYC analyst is located.

Delta Capita is a global provider of managed services, technology solutions and consulting. Delta Capita have a unique combination of experience in Financial Services and technology innovation capability, supported by an eco-system of proprietary technology solutions. Headquartered in London with offices around the world, Delta Capita work with the world’s top financial institutions to help them comply with regulations, simplify operations, reduce costs, and innovate their business models.

Learn more by visiting our website on how Delta Capita can partner and work with you in reinventing your value chain. Let’s Reinvent.

Media Enquiries: 
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CMO Delta Capita 
+44 (0)20 3890 4803 
[email protected]

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Centrapay Partners with Verifone to Launch New NZ Payment Service

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  • Centrapay to be available throughout New Zealand
  • No more per-transaction merchant fees for contactless payments
  • Partnership enables businesses to engage at the point of sale

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Centrapay is partnering with Verifone to deliver a new contactless payment platform that removes the per transaction fee businesses in New Zealand typically pay.


Centrapay and Verifone have combined multiple technologies to allow traditional and new financial applications to work together. The technology is centred on personalising the merchant and consumer payment experience.

Consumers and merchants can now – in real time – process contactless NZD payments, Giftstation Gift cards, accept digital assets, redeem Grab One vouchers, provide product and service feedback, offset carbon, utilise loyalty programmes, send or participate in surveys, and use digital identity solutions. And it all happens with an app and a QR code on any enabled Verifone payment device.  

Leveraging Verifone’s payment APIs, applications will be deployed to retailers remotely so that they can easily enable these new payment options. These applications use QR codes and/or NFC to communicate with Centrapay-supported mobile wallets, such as the Sylo Smart Wallet. This allows merchants to take payment in a range of new digital assets, gift cards, loyalty points, vouchers or NZD. It also leverages existing point of sale system investments, without the need to replace hardware or carry out bespoke and costly upgrades.

"If a customer and the merchant have a Centrapay-powered QR code or application, the two can now interact and engage in richer and more meaningful ways. Now customers can not only pay securely and easily but they can also now access a range of on-device options like providing feedback on a service or product, or offsetting the carbon footprint of their purchase," says Jerome Faury, CEO of Centrapay.   

Pete Hansen, GM at Verifone NZ says that the company has around 50 percent market share of payment devices deployed in New Zealand. It is committed to leading innovation for its merchants and focused on collaborating with companies like Centrapay to provide more flexibility and enhanced payment experiences for merchants and consumers.

The partnership also lets product producers or retailers offer value-added services to customers like the ability to pay with GrabOne vouchers, www.carbonclick.com or use Yabble to earn rewards or support offsetting your carbon footprint. 

ENDS

About Centrapay

Centrapay is about empowering merchants and enabling them to better connect and serve consumers with personalised payment experiences. Centrapay has unique capability for brands and businesses to easily create, distribute and transact Digital; where consumers, brands and businesses can engage and transact directly with each other without a third party taking a disproportionate cut. Centrapay focuses on unlocking value for merchants, whilst increasing compliance, efficiency and experience.

About Verifone

Verifone is transforming everyday transactions into new and engaging opportunities for merchants and consumers. Powered by a growing footprint of more than 35 million devices in more than 150 countries, our people are trusted experts working with the world’s best-known retail brands, financial institutions and payment providers. Verifone is connecting more products to an integrated solutions platform to better meet the evolving needs of our clients and partners. Built on a 39-year history of uncompromised security, we are committed to consistently solving the most complex payment challenges. More information at www.verifone.com

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Yum China Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

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Total Revenues grew 1%. System Sales grew 1% in constant currency

Opened 312 new stores and reached 10,150 stores in total

Reported $556 million Operating Profit and $320 million Adjusted Operating Profit

SHANGHAI, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Yum China Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "Yum China") (NYSE: YUMC and HKEX: 9987) today reported unaudited results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak and Mitigation Efforts 

Third quarter operations improved, although still impacted by reduced traffic at transportation and tourist locations, the delayed and shortened school holiday and the other lingering effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Dine-in volume has been recovering, while delivery and takeaway remained popular options. The Company’s primary focus continues to be safety, efficiency and driving traffic. We launched attractive digital and membership campaigns with strong value propositions to drive sales recovery.

Through proactive cost structure realignment and productivity improvements, the Company achieved restaurant margin and operating profit expansions compared to the prior year period. Labor productivity improved year over year, partially due to part-time worker shortages. We intend to increase staffing levels in the coming months to balance service and efficiency.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Completed our secondary listing on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and global offering on September 10, 2020, with net proceeds of $2.2 billion.
  • Completed the acquisition of an additional 25% equity interest in an unconsolidated affiliate that operates KFC stores in and around Suzhou, China ("Suzhou KFC"), for cash consideration of $149 million, bringing Yum China’s equity interest in Suzhou KFC to 72%. In connection with the acquisition, a non-cash gain of $239 million was recorded from the re-measurement of our previously held equity interest in Suzhou KFC at fair value.
  • Results include the consolidation of Huang Ji Huang since April 2020, and Suzhou KFC since August 2020.
  • Total revenues increased 1% year over year to $2.35 billion from $2.32 billion (flat excluding foreign currency translation ("F/X")).
  • Total system sales increased 1% year over year, with declines of 1% at KFC and 6% at Pizza Hut, excluding F/X.
  • Same-store sales declined 6% year over year, with a 6% decline at KFC and 7% decline at Pizza Hut, excluding F/X.
  • Opened 312 new stores during the quarter; total store count reached 10,150 as of September 30, 2020.
  • Restaurant margin was 18.6%, compared with 17.7% in the prior year period.
  • Operating Profit increased 86% year over year to $556 million from $300 million (83% increase excluding F/X), primarily due to the re-measurement gain of Suzhou KFC acquisition.
  • Adjusted Operating Profit increased 7% year over year to $320 million from $300 million (5% increase excluding F/X).
  • Effective tax rate was 25.6%.
  • Net Income increased 96% to $439 million from $223 million in the prior year period, primarily due to the increase in Operating Profit and gains from our equity investment in Meituan Dianping ("Meituan").
  • Adjusted Net Income increased 17% to $263 million from $223 million in the prior year period (10% increase excluding the $29 million and $12 million net gains in the third quarter of 2020 and 2019, respectively, from our equity investment in Meituan; 8% increase if further excluding F/X).
  • Diluted EPS increased 90% to $1.10 from $0.58 in the prior year period.
  • Adjusted Diluted EPS increased 14% to $0.66 from $0.58 in the prior year period (5% increase excluding the gains from our equity investment in Meituan in 2020 and 2019; 4% increase if further excluding F/X).

Key Financial Results

Third Quarter 2020

Year to Date Ended 9/30/2020

% Change

% Change

System
Sales

Same-
Store Sales

Net New
Units

Operating
Profit

System
Sales

Same-
Store Sales

Net New
Units

Operating
Profit

Yum China

+1

(6)

+14

+86

(8)

(11)

+14

(3)

         KFC

(1)

(6)

+10

(3)

(7)

(9)

+10

(24)

         Pizza Hut

(6)

(7)

+1

+62

(19)

(16)

+1

(58)

 

Third Quarter

Year to Date Ended 9/30

(in US$ million, except

% Change

% Change

per share data and percentages)

2020

2019

Reported

Ex F/X

2020

2019

Reported

Ex F/X

Operating Profit

$

556

$

300

+86

+83

$

781

$

807

(3)

(2)

Adjusted Operating Profit(1)

$

320

$

300

+7

+5

$

550

$

807

(32)

(31)

Net Income

$

439

$

223

+96

+93

$

633

$

623

+2

+3

Adjusted Net Income(1)

$

263

$

223

+17

+15

$

462

$

631

(27)

(25)

Basic Earnings Per Common Share

$

1.13

$

0.59

+92

+90

$

1.67

$

1.65

+1

+3

Adjusted Basic Earnings Per 

  Common Share(1)

$

0.68

$

0.59

+15

+14

$

1.21

$

1.67

(28)

(26)

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

$

1.10

$

0.58

+90

+86

$

1.62

$

1.60

+1

+3

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per 

  Common Share(1)

$

0.66

$

0.58

+14

+12

$

1.18

$

1.62

(27)

(26)

(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. 

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. 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, "Our strong third quarter performance again demonstrated our resilience and world-class execution capabilities. Thanks to the hard work and commitment of our employees and business partners, and the trust of our customers, system sales returned to year-over-year growth, while same-store sales recovered to 94% of the prior year period. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued to generate meaningful profit. Our profitability allowed us to preserve jobs during this difficult period. We accelerated our store expansion and exceeded 10,000 stores, a significant milestone. With new and more flexible store models supported by our strong financial position, we are well-positioned to capture market opportunities in China."

"We are also excited by our secondary listing on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in September. This listing enables us to broaden our investor base and provide an additional access point for our stakeholders to invest in our company, in a market that is closer to where we operate, and where our customers and communities thrive," continued Ms. Wat. "Looking ahead, we are confident in our ability to capture long-term growth opportunities due to our resilient business model, culture of innovation, digital and delivery capabilities and financial strength."

Andy Yeung, CFO of Yum China, added, "Third quarter operations overall improved sequentially. As we entered the quarter, sales were pressured by reduced travel, a shortened school holiday and some regional outbreaks, but our compelling value proposition and effective digital initiatives drove a sales recovery. We expanded restaurant margin by realigning our cost structure and improving productivity. Labor productivity improvement was partially due to the shortage in part-time workers. We intend to increase staffing levels in coming months to balance service and efficiency."

Andy continued, "Looking ahead, we now expect to open more than 900 gross new stores in 2020. We remain cautiously optimistic and continue to expect the recovery to be non-linear and uneven. Although the COVID-19 outbreak in China has improved over the past months, we are not out of the woods yet. The lingering effect remains unpredictable. However, given our strong liquidity position, we will resume our quarterly cash dividend in the fourth quarter. We remain committed to driving sustainable growth and creating long-term value to our shareholders." 

Dividends

  • 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 December 16, 2020 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 25, 2020.

Digital and Delivery 

  • The KFC and Pizza Hut loyalty programs and member sales contributed to year-over-year growth.
  • Delivery contributed to approximately 28% of KFC and Pizza Hut’s Company sales in the third quarter of 2020.
  • Digital orders, including delivery, mobile orders and kiosk orders, accounted for approximately 78% of KFC and Pizza Hut’s Company sales in the third quarter of 2020.

KFC and Pizza Hut Total

Third Quarter 2020

Third Quarter 2019

        Member count (as of quarter-end)

285 million+

230 million+

        Member sales as % of system sales

~60%

~53%

        Delivery as % of Company sales

~28%

~20%

        Digital orders as % of Company sales

~78%

~56%

 

New-Unit Development and Asset Upgrade

  • The Company opened 312 new stores in the third quarter 2020, mainly driven by development of the KFC brand.
  • The Company remodeled 301 stores in the third quarter 2020.

 

New Units

Restaurant Count

Third Quarter

Year to Date

As of 9/30

2020

Ended 9/30/2020

2020

2019

Yum China

312

660

10,150

8,917

   KFC

227

534

6,925

6,324

   Pizza Hut

37

56

2,277

2,255

   Others(2)

48

70

948

338

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

Restaurant Margin

Restaurant margin was 18.6% in the third quarter of 2020, compared with 17.7% in the prior year period, primarily attributable to improved productivity and other store cost savings, partially offset by pressure from the same-store sales decline, value promotions and wage inflation.

Third Quarter

Year to Date Ended 9/30

2020

2019

ppts change

2020

2019

ppts change

Yum China

18.6%

17.7%

+0.9

14.7%

17.0%

(2.3)

   KFC

19.4%

20.1%

(0.7)

16.2%

18.8%

(2.6)

   Pizza Hut

16.7%

11.4%

+5.3

10.6%

12.4%

(1.8)

2020 Outlook

The Company is updating the following fiscal year 2020 targets:

  • To open more than 900 new stores (gross), an increase compared to the previous target of 800 to 850, primarily due to the acceleration of KFC store expansion, and the inclusion of Huang Ji Huang new builds
  • To make capital expenditures between $500 million and $550 million

The Company believes that the COVID-19 outbreak will continue to have a material adverse impact on its operational and financial results in 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 this global outbreak, including potential additional announcements and actions from governments and local authorities, disruption in our supply chain, our inability to provide safety measures to protect our employees, or other reasons. Nevertheless, the Company believes that it is well-positioned to capture future growth opportunities through its resilient business model, strong capabilities and dedicated team.

Note on Non-GAAP Adjusted Measures

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

Conference Call

Yum China’s management will hold an earnings conference call at 8:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (8:00 a.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on Thursday, October 29, 2020).  

Operator-assisted conference calls are not available at the moment. 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 registrant ID.

Pre-registration Link:              https://apac.directeventreg.com/registration/event/9899922
Conference ID:                       9899922

A live webcast of the call may also be accessed at https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/73wvmnjy.

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 Thursday, November 5, 2020 (9:00 p.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on Thursday, November 5, 2020) and may be accessed by phone at the following numbers:

U.S.:                                       +1 855 452 5696
Mainland China:                     400 602 2065 or 800 870 0206
Hong Kong:                            +852 3051 2780
U.K.:                                       +44 20 3701 4269
International:                          +61 2 9003 4211

Replay access code:              9899922

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 "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, dividend and share repurchase plans, earnings, performance and returns of Yum China, anticipated effects of population and macroeconomic trends, and the expected impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the anticipated effects of our innovation, 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, changes in public health conditions, including the COVID-19 outbreak, 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, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other reports we file with SEC) for additional detail about factors that could affect our financial and other results.

About Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Yum China Holdings, Inc. is a licensee of Yum! Brands in mainland China. It has exclusive rights in mainland China to KFC, China’s leading quick-service restaurant brand, Pizza Hut, the leading casual dining restaurant brand in China, and Taco Bell, a California-based restaurant chain serving innovative Mexican-inspired food. Yum China also owns the Little Sheep, Huang Ji Huang, East Dawning and COFFii & JOY concepts outright.  Yum China also partners with Lavazza to explore and develop the Lavazza coffee shop concept in China. The Company had 10,150 restaurants in over 1,400 cities at the end of September 2020. Yum China ranked # 361 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. 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 / +852 2267 5801

[email protected] 

 

Media Contact:

Tel: +86 21 2407 7510

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(in US$ million, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Quarter Ended

% Change

Year to Date Ended

% Change

9/30/2020

9/30/2019

B/(W)

9/30/2020

9/30/2019

B/(W)

Revenues

Company sales

$  2,118

$  2,097

1

$  5,358

$  6,112

(12)

Franchise fees and income

40

38

4

112

113

(1)

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

170

172

(1)

488

496

(2)

Other revenues

20

12

64

46

26

76

Total revenues

2,348

2,319

1

6,004

6,747

(11)

Costs and Expenses, Net

Company restaurants

Food and paper

660

651

(1)

1,711

1,896

10

Payroll and employee benefits

458

455

(1)

1,236

1,371

10

Occupancy and other operating expenses

606

619

2

1,621

1,804

10

Company restaurant expenses

1,724

1,725

4,568

5,071

10

General and administrative expenses

127

117

(8)

339

340

1

Franchise expenses

17

19

8

50

55

8

Expenses for transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

164

167

2

480

488

2

Other operating costs and expenses

15

9

(57)

38

20

(88)

Closures and impairment expenses, net

1

(1)

 NM 

30

14

 NM 

Other income, net

(256)

(17)

 NM 

(282)

(48)

 NM 

Total costs and expenses, net

1,792

2,019

11

5,223

5,940

12

Operating Profit

556

300

86

781

807

(3)

Interest income, net

11

10

(1)

28

29

(5)

Investment gain

38

12

 NM 

75

39

93

Income Before Income Taxes

605

322

88

884

875

1

Income tax provision

(155)

(87)

(79)

(232)

(226)

(3)

Net income – including noncontrolling
   interests

450

235

91

652

649

Net income – noncontrolling interests

11

12

7

19

26

27

Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.

$   439

$   223

96

$   633

$  623

2

Effective tax rate

25.6%

26.9%

1.3

 ppts. 

26.3%

25.8%

(0.5)

ppts.

Basic Earnings Per Common Share

$  1.13

$  0.59

$  1.67

$  1.65

Weighted average shares outstanding
    (in millions)

387

377

380

378

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

$  1.10

$  0.58

$  1.62

$  1.60

Weighted average shares outstanding
    (in millions)

400

388

391

389

Cash Dividends Declared Per Common
   Share

$     —

$  0.12

$  0.12

$  0.36

Company sales

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

Food and paper

31.2

31.0

(0.2)

ppts.

31.9

31.0

(0.9)

ppts.

Payroll and employee benefits

21.6

21.7

0.1

ppts.

23.1

22.4

(0.7)

ppts.

Occupancy and other operating expenses

28.6

29.6

1.0

ppts.

30.3

29.6

(0.7)

ppts.

Restaurant margin

18.6%

17.7%

0.9

ppts.

14.7%

17.0%

(2.3)

ppts.

Operating margin

26.2%

14.3%

11.9

ppts.

14.6%

13.2%

1.4

ppts.

Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.

 

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

KFC Operating Results

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)

Quarter Ended

% Change

Year to Date Ended

% Change

9/30/2020

9/30/2019

B/(W)

9/30/2020

9/30/2019

B/(W)

Revenues

Company sales

$   1,597

$   1,546

3

$   4,077

$   4,495

(9)

Franchise fees and income

32

35

(9)

97

104

(7)

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

16

16

(4)

47

48

(2)

Other revenues

1

1

(27)

1

1

(17)

Total revenues

1,646

1,598

3

4,222

4,648

(9)

Costs and Expenses, Net

Company restaurants

Food and paper

504

477

(6)

1,315

1,403

6

Payroll and employee benefits

330

311

(6)

888

942

6

Occupancy and other operating expenses

453

447

(1)

1,215

1,305

7

Company restaurant expenses

1,287

1,235

(4)

3,418

3,650

6

General and administrative expenses

50

50

1

138

148

7

Franchise expenses

16

18

9

48

53

10

Expenses for transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

16

16

4

47

48

2

Closures and impairment expenses, net

1

 NM 

12

7

(79)

Other income, net

(10)

(16)

(37)

(39)

(46)

(14)

Total costs and expenses, net

1,360

1,303

(4)

3,624

3,860

6

Operating Profit

$      286

$      295

(3)

$      598

$      788

(24)

Company sales

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

Food and paper

31.6

30.9

(0.7)

ppts.

32.3

31.2

(1.1)

ppts.

Payroll and employee benefits

20.7

20.1

(0.6)

ppts.

21.8

21.0

(0.8)

ppts.

Occupancy and other operating expenses

28.3

28.9

0.6

ppts.

29.7

29.0

(0.7)

ppts.

Restaurant margin

19.4%

20.1%

(0.7)

ppts.

16.2%

18.8%

(2.6)

ppts.

Operating margin

17.9%

19.1%

(1.2)

ppts.

14.7%

17.5%

(2.8)

ppts.

Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.

 

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Pizza Hut Operating Results

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)

Quarter Ended

% Change

Year to Date Ended

% Change

9/30/2020

9/30/2019

B/(W)

9/30/2020

9/30/2019

B/(W)

Revenues

Company sales

$     508

$     540

(6)

$   1,252

$   1,588

(21)

Franchise fees and income

2

1

18

4

3

16

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

1

1

(4)

3

3

3

Other revenues

(56)

1

(37)

Total revenues

511

542

(6)

1,259

1,595

(21)

Costs and Expenses, Net

Company restaurants

Food and paper

152

170

11

388

484

20

Payroll and employee benefits

124

140

11

339

420

19

Occupancy and other operating expenses

148

168

12

393

487

19

Company restaurant expenses

424

478

11

1,120

1,391

20

General and administrative expenses

24

25

5

71

76

7

Franchise expenses

1

1

(16)

2

2

(7)

Expenses for transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates

1

1

(3)

3

3

(13)

Other operating costs and expenses

65

1

40

Closures and impairment expenses, net

(1)

 NM 

15

5

 NM 

Total costs and expenses, net

450

504

11

1,211

1,478

18

Operating Profit

$       61

$       38

62

$        48

$      117

(58)

Company sales

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

Food and paper

29.8

31.5

1.7

ppts.

31.0

30.5

(0.5)

ppts.

Payroll and employee benefits

24.6

26.0

1.4

ppts.

27.1

26.5

(0.6)

ppts.

Occupancy and other operating expenses

28.9

31.1

2.2

ppts.

31.3

30.6

(0.7)

ppts.

Restaurant margin

16.7%

11.4%

5.3

ppts.

10.6%

12.4%

(1.8)

ppts.

Operating margin

12.0%

7.0%

5.0

ppts.

3.9%

7.4%

(3.5)

ppts.

Percentages may not recompute due to rounding.

 

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in US$ million)

9/30/2020

12/31/2019

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$        1,782

$         1,046

Short-term investments

2,424

611

Accounts receivable, net

86

88

Inventories, net

346

380

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

162

134

Total Current Assets

4,800

2,259

Property, plant and equipment, net

1,642

1,594

Operating lease right-of-use assets

2,034

1,985

Goodwill

800

254

Intangible assets, net

246

94

Deferred income taxes

102

95

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates

71

89

Other assets

691

580

Total Assets

10,386

6,950

LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTEREST
   AND EQUITY

Current Liabilities

Accounts payable and other current liabilities

1,893

1,691

Income taxes payable

114

45

Total Current Liabilities

2,007

1,736

Non-current operating lease liabilities

1,797

1,803

Non-current finance lease obligations

25

26

Other liabilities

350

210

Total Liabilities

4,179

3,775

Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest

12

Equity

   Common stock,  $0.01 par value; 1,000 million shares authorized; 439 million shares and
   395 million shares issued at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively;
   419 million shares and 376 million shares outstanding at September 30, 2020 and
   December 31, 2019, respectively

4

4

Treasury stock

(728)

(721)

Additional paid-in capital

4,647

2,427

Retained earnings

2,004

1,416

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 

35

(49)

Total Yum China Holdings, Inc. Stockholders’ Equity

5,962

3,077

Noncontrolling interests

233

98

Total Equity

6,195

3,175

Total Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and Equity

$      10,386

$         6,950

 

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)

Year to Date Ended

9/30/2020

9/30/2019

Cash Flows – Operating Activities

Net income – including noncontrolling interests

$

652

$

649

Depreciation and amortization

327

322

Non-cash operating lease cost

270

251

Closures and impairment expenses

30

14

Gain from re-measurement of equity interest upon acquisition

(239)

Investment gain

(75)

(39)

Equity income from investments in unconsolidated affiliates

(51)

(56)

Distributions of income received from unconsolidated affiliates

25

50

Deferred income taxes

73

12

Share-based compensation expense

27

21

Changes in accounts receivable

(19)

(2)

Changes in inventories

52

(22)

Changes in prepaid expenses and other current assets

31

7

Changes in accounts payable and other current liabilities

56

118

Changes in income taxes payable

62

32

Changes in non-current operating lease liabilities

(292)

(280)

Other, net

(30)

(32)

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

899

1,045

Cash Flows – Investing Activities

Capital spending

(284)

(310)

Purchases of short-term investments

(2,859)

(619)

Purchase of long-term time deposits

(57)

Maturities of short-term investments

1,066

366

Contribution to unconsolidated affiliates

(17)

Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired

(288)

Disposal of equity securities

54

Other, net

52

10

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(2,333)

(553)

Cash Flows – Financing Activities

Common stock issuance proceeds, net of issuance costs

2,203

Repurchase of shares of common stock

(8)

(207)

Cash dividends paid on common stock

(45)

(136)

Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests

(7)

(25)

Other, net

1

Net Cash  Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities

2,144

(368)

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

17

(26)

Net Increase in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

727

98

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash – Beginning of Period

1,055

1,266

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash – End of Period

1,782

1,364

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, excluding the period during which stores are temporarily closed. We refer to these as our "base" stores. Previously, same-store sales growth represented the estimated percentage change in sales of all restaurants in the Company system that have been open for one year or more, including stores temporarily closed, and the base stores changed on a rolling basis from month to month. This revision was made to align with how management measures performance internally and focuses on trends of a more stable base of stores.
  • Company sales represent revenues from Company-owned restaurants. Company Restaurant profit ("Restaurant profit") is defined as Company sales less expenses incurred directly by our Company-owned restaurants in generating Company sales. Company restaurant margin percentage is defined as Restaurant profit divided by Company sales.

 

 

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

In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") in this press release, the Company provides non-GAAP measures adjusted for Special Items, which include Adjusted Operating Profit, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted 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, certain non-cash expenses, consisting of depreciation and amortization as well as store impairment charges, and Special Items.

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

Quarter Ended

Year to Date Ended

9/30/2020

9/30/2019

9/30/2020

9/30/2019

Non-GAAP Reconciliations

Reconciliation of Operating Profit to Adjusted Operating Profit

Operating Profit

$         556

$         300

$         781

$         807

Special Items, operating profit (a)

236

231

Adjusted Operating Profit

$         320

$         300

$         550

$         807

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income

Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.

$         439

$         223

$         633

$         623

Special Items, Net Income –Yum China Holdings, Inc.(a)

176

171

(8)

Adjusted Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.

$         263

$         223

$         462

$         631

Reconciliation of EPS to Adjusted EPS

Basic Earnings Per Common Share

$        1.13

$        0.59

$        1.67

$        1.65

Special Items, Basic Earnings Per Common Share(a)

0.45

0.46

(0.02)

Adjusted Basic Earnings Per Common Share

$        0.68

$        0.59

$        1.21

$        1.67

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

$        1.10

$        0.58

$        1.62

$        1.60

Special Items, Diluted Earnings Per Common Share(a)

0.44

0.44

(0.02)

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

$        0.66

$        0.58

$        1.18

$        1.62

Reconciliation of Effective Tax Rate to Adjusted Effective Tax Rate

Effective tax rate

25.6%

26.9%

26.3%

25.8%

Impact on effective tax rate as a result of Special Items

(0.1)%

—%

(0.1)%

0.9%

Adjusted effective tax rate

25.7%

26.9%

26.4%

24.9%

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

Quarter Ended

Year to Date Ended

9/30/2020

9/30/2019

9/30/2020

9/30/2019

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA

Net Income – Yum China Holdings, Inc.

$         439

$         223

$         633

$         623

Net income – noncontrolling interests

11

12

19

26

Income tax provision

155

87

232

226

Interest income, net

(11)

(10)

(28)

(29)

Investment gain 

(38)

(12)

(75)

(39)

Operating Profit

556

300

781

807

Special Items, Operating Profit(a)

(236)

(231)

Adjusted Operating Profit

320

300

550

807

Depreciation and amortization

113

105

327

322

Store impairment charges

3

2

39

27

Adjusted EBITDA

$         436

$         407

$         916

$      1,156

(a)  Special Items for the quarter and year to date ended September 30, 2020 consist of the gain recognized from the re-measurement of our previously held equity interest in Suzhou KFC at fair value upon acquisition, share-based compensation cost recognized for a special award of performance stock units ("Partner PSU Awards") granted to select employees andderecognition of indemnification assets related to Daojia. Special Item for the year to date ended September 30, 2019 represents the impact from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Tax Act").

Details of Special Items are presented below:

Quarter Ended

Year to Date Ended

9/30/2020

9/30/2019

9/30/2020

9/30/2019

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

$         239

$           —

$         239

$           —

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

(3)

(5)

Derecognition of indemnification assets related to Daojia(3)

(3)

Special Items, Operating Profit

236

231

Tax effect on Special Items(4)

(60)

(60)

Impact from the Tax Act(5)

(8)

Special Items, net income – including noncontrolling interests

176

171

(8)

Special Items, net income – noncontrolling interests

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

$         176

$           —

$         171

$            (8)

Weighted-average Diluted Shares Outstanding (in millions)

400

388

391

389

Special Items, Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

$        0.44

$           —

$        0.44

$       (0.02)

(1)  As a result of the acquisition of Suzhou KFC, the Company recognized a gain of $239 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.

(2)  In February 2020, the Company granted Partner PSU Awards to select employees who were deemed critical to the Company’s execution of its strategic operating plan. These PSU awards will only vest if threshold performance goals are achieved over a four-year performance period, with the payout ranging from 0% to 200% of the target number of shares subject to the PSU awards. Partner PSU Awards were granted to address increased competition for executive talent, motivate transformational performance and encourage management retention. Given the unique nature of these grants, the Compensation Committee does not intend to grant similar, special grants during the performance period. The impact from these special awards is excluded from metrics that management uses to assess the Company’s performance. The Company recognized share-based compensation cost of $3 million and $5 million associated with the Partner PSU Awards for the quarter and year to date ended September 30, 2020, respectively.

(3)  In the quarter ended June 30, 2020, the Company derecognized a $3 million indemnification asset previously recorded for the Daojia acquisition as the indemnification right expired pursuant to the purchase agreement. The amount was included in Other income, net, but was not allocated to any segment for performance reporting purposes.

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

(5)  We completed the evaluation of the impact on our transition tax computation based on the final regulations that were released by the U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and became effective in the first quarter of 2019, and recorded an additional tax expense of $8 million for the transition tax accordingly.

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 and amortization, store impairment charges, and Special Items. Store impairment charges included as an adjustment item in Adjusted EBITDA primarily resulted from our semi-annual impairment evaluation of long-lived assets of individual restaurants, and additional impairment evaluation whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of the assets may not be recoverable. If these restaurant-level assets were not impaired, depreciation of the assets would have been recorded and included in EBITDA. Therefore, store impairment charges were a non-cash item similar to depreciation and amortization of our long-lived assets of restaurants. The Company believes that investors and analyst may find it useful in measuring operating performance without regard to such non-cash item.

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

 

Unit Count by Brand

KFC

12/31/2019

New Builds

Closures

Refranchised

Acquired

Others(1)

9/30/2020

Company-owned

5,083

397

(121)

(4)

1

316

5,672

Unconsolidated affiliates

896

98

(15)

(316)

663

Franchisees

555

39

(7)

4

(1)

590

Total

6,534

534

(143)

6,925

Pizza Hut

12/31/2019

New Builds

Closures

Refranchised

9/30/2020

Company-owned

2,178

47

(60)

(10)

 

2,155

Franchisees

103

9

10

122

Total

2,281

56

(60)

2,277

Others

12/31/2019

New Builds

Closures

Acquired(2)

Others

9/30/2020

Company-owned

94

11

(13)

3

 

 

95

Unconsolidated affiliates

2

 

1

3

Franchisees

291

56

(120)

623

 

 

850

Other

1

 

(1)

 

Total

385

70

(133)

626

 

 

948

(1) As a result of the acquisition of Suzhou KFC on August 3, 2020, the restaurant units of Suzhou KFC have been transferred from
unconsolidated affiliates to Company-owned.

(2) On April 8, 2020, the Company completed the acquisition of Huang Ji Huang.

 

 

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Segment Results

(in US$ million)

(unaudited)

Quarter Ended 9/30/2020

KFC

Pizza Hut

All Other
Segments

Corporate
and
Unallocated(1)

Elimination

Total

Company sales

$      1,597

$         508

$           13

$                 —

$              —

$      2,118

Franchise fees and income

32

2

6

40

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)

16

1

15

138

170

Other revenues

1

24

14

(19)

20

Total revenues

$      1,646

$         511

$           58

$               152

$            (19)

$      2,348

Company restaurant expenses

1,287

424

13

1,724

General and administrative expenses

50

24

11

42

127

Franchise expenses

16

1

17

Expenses for transactions with
  franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)

16

1

10

137

164

Other operating costs and expenses

21

13

(19)

15

Closures and impairment income, net

1

1

Other (income) expenses, net(3)

(10)

1

(247)

(256)

Total costs and expenses, net

1,360

450

56

(55)

(19)

1,792

Operating Profit

$         286

$           61

$             2

$               207

$              —

$         556

Quarter Ended 9/30/2019

KFC

Pizza Hut

All Other
Segments

Corporate
and
Unallocated(1)

Elimination

Total

Company sales

$      1,546

$         540

$           11

$                 —

$              —

$      2,097

Franchise fees and income

35

1

2

38

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)

16

1

8

147

172

Other revenues

1

19

1

(9)

12

Total revenues

$      1,598

$         542

$           40

$               148

$              (9)

$      2,319

Company restaurant expenses

1,235

478

12

1,725

General and administrative expenses

50

25

8

34

117

Franchise expenses

18

1

19

Expenses for transactions with
  franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)

16

1

5

145

167

Other operating costs and expenses

17

1

(9)

9

Closures and impairment income, net

(1)

(1)

Other income, net

(16)

(1)

(17)

Total costs and expenses, net

1,303

504

42

179

(9)

2,019

Operating Profit (Loss)

$         295

$           38

$            (2)

$                (31)

$              —

$         300

0

Year to Date Ended 9/30/2020

KFC

Pizza Hut

All Other
Segments

Corporate
and
Unallocated(1)

Elimination

Total

Company sales

$      4,077

$      1,252

$           29

$                 —

$              —

$      5,358

Franchise fees and income

97

4

11

112

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)

47

3

31

407

488

Other revenues

1

65

16

(36)

46

Total revenues

$      4,222

$      1,259

$         136

$               423

$            (36)

$      6,004

Company restaurant expenses

3,418

1,120

32

(2)

4,568

General and administrative expenses

138

71

30

100

339

Franchise expenses

48

2

50

Expenses for transactions with
  franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)

47

3

23

407

480

Other operating costs and expenses

57

15

(34)

38

Closures and impairment expenses, net

12

15

3

30

Other (income) expenses, net(3)

(39)

1

(244)

(282)

Total costs and expenses, net

3,624

1,211

146

278

(36)

5,223

Operating Profit (Loss)

$         598

$           48

$          (10)

$               145

$              —

$         781

Year to Date Ended 9/30/2019

KFC

Pizza Hut

All Other
Segments

Corporate
and
Unallocated(1)

Elimination

Total

Company sales

$      4,495

$      1,588

$           29

$                 —

$              —

$      6,112

Franchise fees and income

104

3

6

113

Revenues from transactions with
   franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)

48

3

20

425

496

Other revenues

1

1

49

3

(28)

26

Total revenues

$      4,648

$      1,595

$         104

$               428

$            (28)

$      6,747

Company restaurant expenses

3,650

1,391

31

(1)

5,071

General and administrative expenses

148

76

24

92

340

Franchise expenses

53

2

55

Expenses for transactions with
  franchisees and unconsolidated affiliates(2)

48

3

16

421

488

Other operating costs and expenses

1

43

3

(27)

20

Closures and impairment expenses, net

7

5

2

14

Other income, net

(46)

(2)

(48)

Total costs and expenses, net

3,860

1,478

116

514

(28)

5,940

Operating Profit (Loss)

$         788

$         117

$          (12)

$                (86)

$              —

$         807

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

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

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

(3) As a result of the acquisition of Suzhou KFC in the third quarter of 2020, the Company recognized a gain of $239 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.

 

 

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