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John Glass of Morgan Stanley also asks about Pizza Hut China impacting margins in 4Q15. $YUM CFO Pat Grismer said that with respect to margins, the company is not going to bifurcate by brands. From the comps reported, the sales performance at Pizza Hut casual dining was not as strong as KFC, so that did weight more heavily on Pizza Hut in China.
Visa ($V) set to release it earning after market close today. With new CEO resigning so close to the earnings, should we expect to see any surprises? Visa has been making strong moves with Visa Europe acquisition, partnership with PayPal and a 15% increase if quarterly dividends.
Kimberly Clark Corp ($KMB) has been in decline for most of the year, the stock has also not been getting any analyst love. Will today’s earnings break the trend? Revenue has been up and down in the last four quarters, let us see what this quarter brings.
$KMB down close to 4% after it misses on earnings and revenue. Forecasts are lower for the year.