Yum Brands is crashing

Yum Brands shares fell as much as 12% in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the company reported earnings below expectations, and cut its outlook for sales.

“While it remains difficult to forecast China sales, we are now estimating full-year same-store sales to be low-single-digit negative,” the fast-food giant said in its earnings statement.

The company reported adjusted earnings per share of $US0.1, versus the estimate for $US1.06 according to Bloomberg. Revenues came in at $US2.97 billion, versus $US3.67 expected.

The stock is up 14% year-to-date.

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