China, new unit growth drive 4Q results at Yum! Brands

Yum! Brands Inc. said Monday fourth-quarter earnings increased 30 percent, driven by a revenue jump of 15 percent from strength in China and new unit openings around the world.

The parent company to Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC said international growth, in terms of revenue and margins, offset a weaker performance in the United States, where revenue fell 4 percent but operating profit rose about 10 percent. Louisville, Ky.-based Yum operates and franchises more than 37,000 resta

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