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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
POST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. POST: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
POST' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.18
0
0.29
Equity to Asset 0.33
POST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 1474 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: 0.3  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.33
0.3
0.62
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.94
M-Score: -2.30
WACC vs ROIC
1.34%
1.68%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.32
POST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1502 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. POST: 6.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
POST' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.07  Med: 7.50 Max: 19.14
Current: 6.32
-38.07
19.14
Net-margin (%) 0.16
POST's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1506 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. POST: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
POST' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.82  Med: -0.51 Max: 9.23
Current: 0.16
-43.82
9.23
ROE (%) -0.76
POST's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.35 vs. POST: -0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
POST' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.27  Med: -5.03 Max: 3.74
Current: -0.76
-24.27
3.74
ROA (%) 0.09
POST's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. POST: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
POST' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.98  Med: -1.36 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.09
-13.98
1.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.97
POST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1524 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. POST: 19.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
POST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -158.16  Med: 14.34 Max: 30.08
Current: 19.97
-158.16
30.08
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 43.40
POST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. POST: 43.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
POST' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 29.20 Max: 43.4
Current: 43.4
2.7
43.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 13.50
POST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. POST: 13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
POST' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48  Med: -8.20 Max: 13.5
Current: 13.5
-48
13.5
» POST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

POST Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 495,320 sh (New)
John Paulson 2,575,400 sh (+33.76%)
John Griffin 2,205,000 sh (+29.33%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,333,095 sh (+12.38%)
Wallace Weitz 145,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 12,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,221,106 sh (-0.68%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 412,658 sh (-10.30%)
Jim Simons 173,000 sh (-56.93%)
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Q2 2015

POST Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 21,758 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 392,860 sh (+170.94%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 634,890 sh (+28.18%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,686,332 sh (+26.50%)
John Griffin 2,635,000 sh (+19.50%)
John Paulson 2,876,000 sh (+11.67%)
Mario Gabelli 1,275,751 sh (+4.48%)
PRIMECAP Management 12,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 206,226 sh (-50.02%)
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Q3 2015

POST Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 489,400 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,142 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 17,700 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 140,000 sh (New)
John Paulson 3,706,000 sh (+28.86%)
PRIMECAP Management 12,000 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Griffin 2,595,000 sh (-1.52%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,514,362 sh (-10.20%)
Mario Gabelli 1,104,468 sh (-13.43%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 289,420 sh (-54.41%)
Wallace Weitz 5,300 sh (-98.65%)
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Q4 2015

POST Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 644,500 sh (+31.69%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,557,611 sh (+2.86%)
PRIMECAP Management 12,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,036,076 sh (-6.19%)
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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-

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 38.31
POST's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. POST: 38.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.51
POST's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. POST: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
POST' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.51
Current: 1.51
0.54
1.51
P/S 0.84
POST's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. POST: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
POST' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.10 Max: 1.72
Current: 0.84
0.51
1.72
PFCF 11.30
POST's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 23.22 vs. POST: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
POST' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.42  Med: 15.52 Max: 51.58
Current: 11.3
7.42
51.58
POCF 8.53
POST's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. POST: 8.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
POST' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.29  Med: 8.52 Max: 18.77
Current: 8.53
6.29
18.77
EV-to-EBIT 37.12
POST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
85% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.19 vs. POST: 37.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
POST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -120.6  Med: 15.50 Max: 99.6
Current: 37.12
-120.6
99.6
EV-to-EBITDA 16.27
POST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
66% of the 1886 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.51 vs. POST: 16.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
POST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -99.7  Med: 13.80 Max: 1057.9
Current: 16.27
-99.7
1057.9
Current Ratio 2.92
POST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. POST: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
POST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.16 Max: 4.58
Current: 2.92
1.01
4.58
Quick Ratio 2.15
POST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 1473 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. POST: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
POST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.33 Max: 3.74
Current: 2.15
0.51
3.74
Days Inventory 48.36
POST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 66.21 vs. POST: 48.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
POST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.45  Med: 50.00 Max: 60.06
Current: 48.36
44.45
60.06
Days Sales Outstanding 27.81
POST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 39.52 vs. POST: 27.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
POST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.81  Med: 26.15 Max: 50.08
Current: 27.81
3.81
50.08
Days Payable 24.10
POST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
75% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 43.24 vs. POST: 24.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
POST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.35  Med: 29.12 Max: 39.62
Current: 24.1
20.35
39.62

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Median PS Value 0.75
POST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 1916 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. POST: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
POST' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.17
Current: 0.75
0.48
1.17
Price/Graham Number 3.15
POST's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
81% of the 1533 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. POST: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
POST' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.14
Current: 3.15
0.27
1.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.73
POST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1482 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. POST: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
POST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 4.10 Max: 7.2
Current: 2.73
1
7.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $4823
EPS $ -0.28
Beta0.12
Short Percentage of Float9.56%
52-Week Range $41.63 - 71.39
Shares Outstanding(Mil)64.10

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 5,047 5,316
EPS($) 0.46 1.71
EPS without NRI($) 0.46 1.71

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 business segments are Post Consumer Brands, Michael Foods Group, Active Nutrition, and Private Brands. The Post Consumer Brands includes the Post Foods and MOM Brands cereal businesses and manufactures, markets and sells branded and private label RTE cereal products. The Michael Foods Group segment produces and distributes egg products, refrigerated potato products, cheese and other dairy case products and pasta products. Its egg products business produces and distributes numerous egg products under the Better'n Eggs, All Whites, Papetti's, Abbotsford Farms, Emulsa, EasyEggs, Table Ready and Willamette Egg Farms brands. The Active Nutrition segment markets and distributes protein beverages, bars, powders and gels under the Premier Protein, Dymatize, Supreme Protein and PowerBar brands, and ready-to-drink beverages and other liquid-based solutions under the Joint Juice brand. The Private Brands segment manufactures and distributes organic and conventional private label peanut butter and other nut butters, baking nuts, raisins and other dried fruit, and trail mixes, with sales to grocery retailers, food ingredient and foodservice channels in the United States and Canada. It also co-manufactures peanut butter and other nut butters for national brands, private label retail and industrial markets. The Company markets its products through television, digital and print advertisements, coupon offers, co-marketing arrangements with complementary consumer product companies and co-op advertising with select retail customers. It also uses traditional outdoor, print and digital advertising and social media, as well as more targeted grass roots programs such as sampling events and business drops. The Company's trademarks include Post, Honey Bunches of Oats, Post Selects, Great Grains, Spoon SizeShredded Wheat, Oh's, Grape-Nuts, Honeycomb Frosted Mini Spooners, Golden Puffs, Cinnamon Toasters, Fruity Dyno-Bites, Cocoa Dyno-Bites, Berry Colossal Crunch and Malt-O-Meal, Papetti's, All Whites, Better'n Eggs, Easy Eggs, Table Ready, Abbotsford Farms, Simply Potatoes and Crystal Farms, Premier Protein, Joint Juice, Dymatize, Supreme Protein and PowerBar, are Attune, Uncle Sam, Erewhon, Peace Cereal and Sweet Home Farm. The Company sells its products to grocery, mass merchandise, supercenters, club store and drug store customers, military, internet and foodservice channels, foodservice distributors, national restaurant chains, retail grocery stores, food processors, warehouse club stores, grocery stores, drug stores, convenient stores and supplement stores. The C
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