Yum Brands 2Q profit climbs 19 percent

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Associated Press

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 17 at 4:34 PM

   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Yum Brands Inc. (YUM) reported a 19 percent increase in second-quarter profits as its business at KFC in China continued to rebound amid concerns about food safety.
 
   The Louisville, Kentucky-based company, which also operates Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, reported that net income was $334 million, or 73 cents per share, compared with $281 million, or 61 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.
 
   Analysts expected 73 cents per share, according to Zacks.
 
   Revenue climbed 10.3 percent to $3.2 billion from $2.9 billion in the year-ago quarter. Analysts expected $3.23 billion, according to Zacks.

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