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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.19
POST's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. POST: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
POST' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.18 Max: N/A
Current: 0.19
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
POST's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
79% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. POST: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
POST' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.33
0.28
0.62
Interest Coverage 0.71
POST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 1440 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.55 vs. POST: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
POST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.78 Max: 3.7
Current: 0.71
0.71
3.7
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 1.48
Beneish M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
2.15%
2.91%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 9.73
POST's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
70% of the 1439 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. POST: 9.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
POST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.07  Med: 10.42 Max: 19.14
Current: 9.73
-38.07
19.14
Net Margin % 1.37
POST's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. POST: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
POST' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.82  Med: -0.07 Max: 9.23
Current: 1.37
-43.82
9.23
ROE % 1.95
POST's ROE % is ranked lower than
72% of the 1403 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. POST: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
POST' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.27  Med: -0.95 Max: 4.46
Current: 1.95
-24.27
4.46
ROA % 0.74
POST's ROA % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1477 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. POST: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
POST' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.98  Med: -0.04 Max: 2.75
Current: 0.74
-13.98
2.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 28.39
POST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
75% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.44 vs. POST: 28.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
POST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76.33  Med: 22.6 Max: 37.56
Current: 28.39
-76.33
37.56
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 32.60
POST's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 1319 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. POST: 32.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
POST' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 30.9 Max: 43.4
Current: 32.6
2.6
43.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 30.20
POST's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 1140 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. POST: 30.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
POST' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48  Med: 2.65 Max: 30.2
Current: 30.2
-48
30.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

POST Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 61,755 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 291,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 801,300 sh (+24.33%)
PRIMECAP Management 12,000 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,467,619 sh (-5.78%)
John Paulson 3,682,400 sh (-10.29%)
Mario Gabelli 897,506 sh (-13.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,787 sh (-47.04%)
Louis Moore Bacon 225,000 sh (-59.83%)
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Q2 2016

POST Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 480,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 381,562 sh (+5521.95%)
Louis Moore Bacon 259,000 sh (+15.11%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,472,849 sh (+0.36%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 291,200 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 12,000 sh (unchged)
John Paulson Sold Out
Jim Simons 755,000 sh (-5.78%)
Mario Gabelli 805,321 sh (-10.27%)
Joel Greenblatt 30,467 sh (-50.66%)
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Q3 2016

POST Guru Trades in Q3 2016

First Eagle Investment 85,145 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 159,215 sh (+422.58%)
Louis Moore Bacon 325,000 sh (+25.48%)
Jim Simons 910,200 sh (+20.56%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 291,200 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 12,000 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,417,773 sh (-3.74%)
Mario Gabelli 753,461 sh (-6.44%)
Steven Cohen 163,000 sh (-66.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,952 sh (-95.03%)
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Q4 2016

POST Guru Trades in Q4 2016

First Eagle Investment 644,570 sh (+657.03%)
Jim Simons 1,054,900 sh (+15.90%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,437,448 sh (+1.39%)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 722,672 sh (-4.09%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,000 sh (-8.33%)
Steven Cohen 137,300 sh (-15.77%)
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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-
PSTUC159.180.002.5 % Perp Cum Conv Pfd Registered Shs Series -C-
PSTUB182.920.003.75 % Perp Cum Conv Pfd Registered Shs Series -B-

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods    NAICS: 311412    SIC: 2038
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Post Holdings Inc is a consumer packaged goods company operating in the center-of-the-store, refrigerated and private label food categories. Its business segments are Post Foods, Michael Foods, Active Nutrition, Private Brands and Attune Foods.

Post makes and sells ready-to-eat cereals, egg products, refrigerated potato and dairy items, private-label nut butters, and protein shakes, bars, and powders. Brands include Honey Bunches of Oats, Shredded Wheat, Raisin Bran, Simply Potatoes, PowerBar, and Premier Protein. Over 90% of sales are from the U.S. Post has been an active acquirer since its 2012 spin-off, buying Michael Foods, MOM Brands, PowerBar, and Premier Nutrition, among others. Post is the third-largest ready-to-eat cereal firm in the U.S., with 19% share in 2016, per Nielsen.

Guru Investment Theses on Post Holdings Inc

Weitz Funds Comments on Post Holdings - Apr 25, 2016

POST (NYSE:POST) is a consumer packaged goods holding company whose products are sold through a range of channels, such as grocery, drug stores, foodservice and the Internet. While Post has been transforming itself from a branded cereal manufacturer into a food holding company with a more growth-oriented portfolio, fiscal year appreciation was due to the acquisition of Malt-O-Meal brands, which strengthened the company’s cereal business. In addition, a strong performance of the Michael Food’s segment and improvements in the company’s protein-focused brands contributed to good results. Post also benefited from a capital raise of equity and debt, which decreased its financial leverage, putting the company in a better position to take advantage of future value-enhancing mergers and acquisitions. We eliminated the position in the fourth quarter of 2015 when the stock traded above our business value estimate.



From Weitz Funds' Research Fund commentary 1st quarter.



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Weitz Funds Comments on Research Fund - Jan 25, 2016

Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) is a consumer packaged goods holding company whose products are sold through a range of channels, such as grocery, drug stores, foodservice and the internet. While Post has been transforming itself from a branded cereal manufacturer into a food holding company with a more growth-oriented portfolio, 2015 stock appreciation was due to the acquisition of Malt-O-Meal Brands, which strengthened the company’s cereal business. In addition, Post benefited from a capital raise of equity and debt, which decreased its financial leverage, putting the company in a better position to take advantage of future value-enhancing mergers and acquisitions.



From the Weitz Funds' Research Fund shareholder letter for fourth quarter 2015.



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Wallace Weitz Comments on Post Holdings - Nov 06, 2015

Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) is a consumer packaged goods holding company whose products are sold through a range of channels, such as grocery, drug stores, foodservice and the Internet. The company has been transforming itself from a branded cereal manufacturer into a food holding company with a more growth-oriented portfolio in protein, private label and value cereals. Post’s stock has appreciated due to an improved outlook for Post’s overall businesses and prospects for the recently acquired Malt-O-Meal brands. Prior investor concerns about the impact of Avian Influenza on Post’s Michael Foods unit have become muted as it appeared the outbreak would likely be one-time in nature and the financial impact less than feared. In addition, Post benefited from a capital raise of equity and debt which delivered the business, putting the company in a better position to take advantage of future value-enhancing M&A. We eliminated the position in the third quarter when the stock traded above our business value estimate.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s Partners Value Fund commentary for third quarter 2015.

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Weitz Funds Comments on Post Holdings Guru stock highlight
POST (NYSE:POST) is a consumer packaged goods holding company whose products are sold through a range of channels, such as grocery, drug stores, foodservice and the Internet. While Post has been transforming itself from a branded cereal manufacturer into a food holding company with a more growth-oriented portfolio, fiscal year appreciation was due to the acquisition of Malt-O-Meal brands, which strengthened the company’s cereal business. In addition, a strong performance of the Michael Food’s segment and improvements in the company’s protein-focused brands contributed to good results. Post also benefited from a capital raise of equity and debt, which decreased its financial leverage, putting the company in a better position to take advantage of future value-enhancing mergers and acquisitions. We eliminated the position in the fourth quarter of 2015 when the stock traded above our business value estimate. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 128.25
POST's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 1425 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.57 vs. POST: 128.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
POST' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.93  Med: 61.84 Max: 174.66
Current: 128.25
25.93
174.66
Forward PE Ratio 26.88
POST's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.59 vs. POST: 26.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 128.25
POST's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
95% of the 1382 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.83 vs. POST: 128.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
POST' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.93  Med: 61.84 Max: 174.66
Current: 128.25
25.93
174.66
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 36.01
POST's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
72% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. POST: 36.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
POST' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.39  Med: 33.04 Max: 42.6
Current: 36.01
17.39
42.6
PB Ratio 1.86
POST's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1490 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. POST: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
POST' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.86
0.54
1.86
PS Ratio 1.23
POST's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. POST: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
POST' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.72
Current: 1.23
0.51
1.72
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 22.39
POST's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
57% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.87 vs. POST: 22.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
POST' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.43  Med: 13.56 Max: 51.64
Current: 22.39
7.43
51.64
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.93
POST's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
59% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.12 vs. POST: 14.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
POST' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.3  Med: 9.14 Max: 18.78
Current: 14.93
6.3
18.78
EV-to-EBIT 18.70
POST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 1308 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.55 vs. POST: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
POST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -120.6  Med: 18.15 Max: 99.6
Current: 18.7
-120.6
99.6
EV-to-EBITDA 11.50
POST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
53% of the 1356 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 11.94 vs. POST: 11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
POST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -99.7  Med: 12.7 Max: 1057.9
Current: 11.5
-99.7
1057.9
Current Ratio 3.41
POST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. POST: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
POST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.83 Max: 7.38
Current: 3.41
1.01
7.38
Quick Ratio 2.46
POST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. POST: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
POST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.02 Max: 6.58
Current: 2.46
0.48
6.58
Days Inventory 52.77
POST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 1345 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 64.79 vs. POST: 52.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
POST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.45  Med: 50 Max: 60.06
Current: 52.77
44.45
60.06
Days Sales Outstanding 29.79
POST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 38.26 vs. POST: 29.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
POST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.81  Med: 25.77 Max: 50.08
Current: 29.79
3.81
50.08
Days Payable 24.76
POST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
74% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 45.63 vs. POST: 24.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
POST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.35  Med: 24 Max: 39.62
Current: 24.76
20.35
39.62

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.40
POST's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
94% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. POST: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
POST' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 0.4
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -25.70
POST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. POST: -25.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
POST' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.7  Med: -14.9 Max: 1.7
Current: -25.7
-25.7
1.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.36
POST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. POST: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
POST' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.17 Max: 1.39
Current: 1.36
1.02
1.39
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.10
POST's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. POST: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
POST' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1 Max: 1.35
Current: 1.1
0.48
1.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.40
POST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 1514 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. POST: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
POST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 4.8 Max: 7.2
Current: 5.4
1
7.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,028
EPS (TTM) $ 0.66
Beta-0.11
Short Percentage of Float9.95%
52-Week Range $67.29 - 89.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)64.28

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18
Revenue (Mil $) 5,070 5,248
EPS ($) 3.14 3.14
EPS without NRI ($) 3.14 3.14
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
2.83%
Dividends per Share ($)

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