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Yum! Brands Inc. Q4 adjusted earnings Miss Estimates

Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) announced a profit for its fourth quarter that increased from last year.

The company's earnings totaled $488 million, or $1.58 per share. This compares with $334 million, or $1.04 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.13 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 8.3% to $1.69 billion from $1.56 billion last year.

Yum! Brands Inc. earnings at a glance:

-EPS (Q4): $1.00 vs. $0.40 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.13
-Revenue (Q4): $1.69 Bln vs. $1.56 Bln last year.

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