Executive Summary for Yum China Investors

Shares of Consumer Discretionary sector company Yum China moved 1.3% today, and are now trading at a price of $40.25. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 942,153 compared to its average volume of 2,473,133. The S&P 500 index returned a 0.0% performance.

Yum China Holdings, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises restaurants in the People's Republic of China. The company is based in Shanghai and has 400,000 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $16,414,513,152. Yum China currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 1.3% per year.

23 analysts are following Yum China and have set target prices ranging from $43.6 to $78.66 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, YUMC is trading -35.7% away from its average analyst target price of $62.6 per share.

Over the last year, YUMC shares have gone down by -28.7%, which represents a difference of -49.6% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $64.7 per share and its 52 week low is $38.99. Although Yum China's average free cash flow over the last 6 years has been $705.5 Million, they have been decreasing at an average rate of -1.7%. For this reason, investors may continue to shun the stock.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2023 1,418,000 669,000 749,000 2.04
2022 1,413,000 679,000 734,000 66.06
2021 1,131,000 689,000 442,000 -36.4
2020 1,114,000 419,000 695,000 -7.33
2019 1,185,000 435,000 750,000 -13.09
2018 1,333,000 470,000 863,000
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