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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 0.46
POST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 1425 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. POST: 0.46 )
POST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.46

Equity to Asset 0.42
POST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. POST: 0.42 )
POST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.42

0.41
0.62
Interest Coverage 1.26
POST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 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: 5
Z-Score: 0.90
M-Score: -2.40
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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history
Operating margin (%) 10.42
POST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. POST: 10.42 )
POST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -38.07   Max: 19.14
Current: 10.42

-38.07
19.14
Net-margin (%) 1.47
POST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. POST: 1.47 )
POST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -43.82   Max: 9.23
Current: 1.47

-43.82
9.23
ROE (%) 1.01
POST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 7.25 vs. POST: 1.01 )
POST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -29.57   Max: 4.46
Current: 1.01

-29.57
4.46
ROA (%) 0.44
POST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1408 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. POST: 0.44 )
POST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.58   Max: 2.75
Current: 0.44

-15.58
2.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.20
POST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1406 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.04 vs. POST: 21.20 )
POST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -76.89   Max: 37.13
Current: 21.2

-76.89
37.13
» POST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

POST Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 235,400 sh (+87.42%)
Mario Gabelli 899,456 sh (+5.02%)
John Paulson 1,230,300 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2013

POST Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Paulson 1,234,200 sh (+0.32%)
Mario Gabelli 852,346 sh (-5.24%)
Jim Simons 218,700 sh (-7.09%)
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Q3 2013

POST Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 5,481 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 519,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 12,342 sh (New)
Jim Simons 312,200 sh (+42.75%)
Mario Gabelli 903,019 sh (+5.95%)
John Paulson 1,234,200 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

POST Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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

Latest Guru Trades with POST

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 Reduce -46.99%1.5%$38.7 - $52.61 $ 54.2521%275200
John Keeley 2013-12-31 New Buy0.49%$38.7 - $52.61 $ 54.2521%590488
John Griffin 2013-12-31 New Buy0.47%$38.7 - $52.61 $ 54.2521%930000
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 New Buy3.2%$41.13 - $49.14 $ 54.2521%519100
John Paulson 2012-09-30 Add 48.18%0.1%$28.64 - $32.92 $ 54.2578%1230300
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 29.94%0.04%$28.64 - $32.92 $ 54.2578%804335
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 22.25%0.03%$28.06 - $33.98 $ 54.2575%618985
John Paulson 2012-03-31 New Buy0.18%$26.02 - $32.31 $ 54.2598%830300
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 New Buy0.12%$26.02 - $32.31 $ 54.2598%506335
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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-

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Ratios

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history
P/B 0.99
POST's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 1342 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. POST: 0.99 )
POST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.99

0.78
1.1
P/S 1.64
POST's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. POST: 1.64 )
POST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.64

1.06
1.8
PFCF 23.59
POST's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.20 vs. POST: 23.59 )
POST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.44   Max: 27.08
Current: 23.59

7.44
27.08
EV-to-EBIT 27.48
POST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. POST: 27.48 )
POST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13.8   Max: 29.2
Current: 27.48

13.8
29.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.23
POST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. POST: 1.23 )
POST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 1.12
Current: 1.23

0.81
1.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.60
POST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1309 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. POST: 3.60 )
POST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 7.2
Current: 3.6

3.4
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. Post is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded ready-to-eat cereals in the United States and Canada. Post's products are manufactured through a flexible production platform consisting of four owned primary facilities and sold through a variety of channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. Post has leveraged the strength of its brands, category expertise, and over a century of institutional knowledge to create a diverse portfolio of cereals that enhance the lives of consumers, bringing quality foods to the breakfast table since the company's founding in 1897. Post's portfolio of brands includes diverse offerings such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Post Selects, Great Grains, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat, Post Raisin Bran, Grape-Nuts, and Honeycomb.

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