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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.10
POST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 1666 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. POST: 0.10 )
POST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.1

Equity to Asset 0.32
POST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. POST: 0.32 )
POST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.32

0.32
0.62
Interest Coverage 1.26
POST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 1060 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. POST: 1.26 )
POST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 3.7
Current: 1.26

1.26
3.7
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.50
M-Score: 0.28
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.45
POST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1665 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.93 vs. POST: 3.45 )
POST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -31.56   Max: 19.14
Current: 3.45

-31.56
19.14
Net-margin (%) -3.42
POST's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1666 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. POST: -3.42 )
POST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -37.32   Max: 9.23
Current: -3.42

-37.32
9.23
ROE (%) -3.00
POST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1651 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.66 vs. POST: -3.00 )
POST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -20.3   Max: 3.66
Current: -3

-20.3
3.66
ROA (%) -1.18
POST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1679 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. POST: -1.18 )
POST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.78   Max: 1.81
Current: -1.18

-11.78
1.81
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.29
POST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1670 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. POST: 8.29 )
POST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -127.49   Max: 30.08
Current: 8.29

-127.49
30.08
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

POST Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Griffin 930,000 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 4,093 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 190,675 sh (New)
John Keeley 590,488 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 965,669 sh (+6.94%)
John Paulson 1,234,200 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons 273,900 sh (-12.27%)
Steven Cohen 9,685 sh (-21.53%)
Julian Robertson 275,200 sh (-46.99%)
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Q1 2014

POST Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 117,106 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 134,854 sh (+1292.4%)
John Griffin 1,205,000 sh (+29.57%)
Julian Robertson 310,200 sh (+12.72%)
Murray Stahl 4,383 sh (+7.09%)
Diamond Hill Capital 197,639 sh (+3.65%)
John Keeley 603,488 sh (+2.2%)
Mario Gabelli 941,369 sh (-2.52%)
John Paulson 817,200 sh (-33.79%)
Jim Simons 87,900 sh (-67.91%)
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Q2 2014

POST Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Paulson 1,850,000 sh (+126.38%)
Diamond Hill Capital 395,049 sh (+99.88%)
John Griffin 1,705,000 sh (+41.49%)
Mario Gabelli 1,034,855 sh (+9.93%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 4,337 sh (-1.05%)
John Keeley 580,988 sh (-3.73%)
Julian Robertson 253,900 sh (-18.15%)
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Q3 2014

POST Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 227,300 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 12,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 275,000 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 500,410 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 243,000 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 835,395 sh (+111.47%)
Mario Gabelli 1,344,129 sh (+29.89%)
John Paulson 1,925,400 sh (+4.08%)
John Griffin 1,705,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with POST

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Julian Robertson 2014-09-30 Sold Out 4.7%$33.34 - $49.92 $ 36.78-9%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-09-30 New Buy1.6%$33.34 - $49.92 $ 36.78-9%500410
John Keeley 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.53%$33.34 - $49.92 $ 36.78-9%0
Wallace Weitz 2014-09-30 New Buy0.24%$33.34 - $49.92 $ 36.78-9%243000
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Add 29.89%0.06%$33.34 - $49.92 $ 36.78-9%1344129
PRIMECAP Management 2014-09-30 New Buy$33.34 - $49.92 $ 36.78-9%12000
Julian Robertson 2014-06-30 Reduce -18.15%1.02%$45.75 - $54.96 $ 36.78-28%253900
John Griffin 2014-06-30 Add 41.49%0.25%$45.75 - $54.96 $ 36.78-28%1705000
John Paulson 2014-06-30 Add 126.38%0.23%$45.75 - $54.96 $ 36.78-28%1850000
Julian Robertson 2014-03-31 Add 12.72%0.63%$49.27 - $60.18 $ 36.78-33%310200
John Griffin 2014-03-31 Add 29.57%0.17%$49.27 - $60.18 $ 36.78-33%1205000
John Paulson 2014-03-31 Reduce -33.79%0.1%$49.27 - $60.18 $ 36.78-33%817200
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 Reduce -46.99%1.5%$38.7 - $52.61 $ 36.78-18%275200
John Keeley 2013-12-31 New Buy0.49%$38.7 - $52.61 $ 36.78-18%590488
John Griffin 2013-12-31 New Buy0.47%$38.7 - $52.61 $ 36.78-18%930000
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Preferred stocks of Post Holdings Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
POSTZ0.000.00
POSHZ0.000.002 1/2 % Perp Cum Conv Pfd Shs Series -C- -144A-

Guru Investment Theses on Post Holdings Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Post Holdings Inc - Oct 17, 2014

We took advantage of an opportunity to purchase shares in food products company Post Holdings, Inc. (POST) when its stock fell sharply after the company’s quarterly earnings came in below Wall Street analysts’ estimates, and company management lowered its full-year earnings guidance. We believe the stock is attractive at current valuations and view favorably the company’s diversification away from the slow growing cereal category through acquisitions.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Small Cap Fund Third Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about Post Holdings Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Post Holdings Inc
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Ratios

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history
P/B 0.54
POST's P/B is ranked higher than
94% of the 1801 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. POST: 0.54 )
POST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.11
Current: 0.54

0.47
1.11
P/S 0.80
POST's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 1801 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. POST: 0.80 )
POST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 1.72
Current: 0.8

0.7
1.72
PFCF 36.78
POST's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1801 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 211.11 vs. POST: 36.78 )
POST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.03   Max: 52.1
Current: 36.78

8.03
52.1
EV-to-EBIT 89.31
POST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 1801 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.94 vs. POST: 89.31 )
POST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -6.1   Max: 99.6
Current: 89.31

-6.1
99.6
Current Ratio 2.65
POST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1675 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. POST: 2.65 )
POST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 7.38
Current: 2.65

1.01
7.38
Quick Ratio 1.81
POST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1675 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. POST: 1.81 )
POST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 6.58
Current: 1.81

0.48
6.58

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Median PS Value 0.64
POST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1801 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. POST: 0.64 )
POST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 1.2
Current: 0.64

0.87
1.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.10
POST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1642 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. POST: 1.10 )
POST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 7.2
Current: 1.1

1
7.2

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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Traded in other countries:2PO.Germany
Post Holdings Inc was incorporated in the state of Missouri on September 22, 2011. The Company is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded ready-to-eat cereals in the United States and Canada. The Company is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded and private label ready-to-eat cereals, snacks and active nutrition products in the United States and Canada. The Company's products are manufactured at facilities located in Battle Creek, Michigan; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Modesto, California; and Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Company operates in three reportable segments namely Post Foods, Attune Foods and Active Nutrition. The Post Foods segment predominately includes the Post branded ready-to-eat cereal business. The Attune Foods segment includes premium healthy and organic cereals and snacks. It also includes the business of Attune Foods, Inc., and the Active Nutrition segment includes the business of Premier Nutrition Corporation. The portfolio brands of Post Foods Segment include Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Great Grains, Honeycomb and Golden Crisp and among others. Through Attune Foods Segment the Company manufactures and markets branded healthy and organic cereals and snacks, including Uncle Sam high fiber cereals, Attune chocolate probiotic bars and Erewhon gluten-free cereals and organic graham crackers. Attune Foods also includes the Golden Temple, Peace Cereal, Sweet Home Farm and Willamette Valley Granola Company brands as well as a private label granola business. Through Active Nutrition Segment the Company markets and distributes protein beverages and foods under the Premier Protein brand and nutritional joint health supplements under the Joint Juice brand. The raw materials used are agricultural commodities, including wheat, oats, other grain products, vegetable oils, fruits, almonds and other tree nuts, milk and soy based proteins, cocoa, corn syrup and sugar. The Company's channels of distribution, including retail chains, mass merchandisers, grocery wholesalers, warehouse club stores, drug stores, health food stores and foodservice distributors across the U.S. and Canada. Its competitors are Kellogg, General Mills and Quaker Oats (owned by PepsiCo). Ralcorp (owned by ConAgra), Malt-O-Meal and Gilster Mary Lee. The Company is subject to regulation by federal, state, local and foreign governmental entities and agencies.
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