February 10, 2000 |
* Tricon Global Restaurants Inc. said fourth-quarter earnings rose 40% to $122 million, or 78 cents a share. Revenue fell 8.6% to $2.3 billion because Tricon sold more restaurants to its franchisees. Sales at all restaurants, including those owned by franchisees, rose 6.9% to $6.87 billion. Tricon said last week it would beat the 66-cent average estimate of analysts polled by First Call/Thomson Financial.