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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

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.10
TWNK's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. TWNK: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
TWNK' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.1 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.1
0.03
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.39
TWNK's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. TWNK: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
TWNK' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.39
0.32
0.96
Debt-to-Equity 0.86
TWNK's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
73% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. TWNK: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
TWNK' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.93  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.12
Current: 0.86
-1.93
1.12
Debt-to-EBITDA 3.62
TWNK's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
64% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. TWNK: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
TWNK' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.62  Med: 5.8 Max: 6.97
Current: 3.62
3.62
6.97
Interest Coverage 5.80
TWNK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 1440 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. TWNK: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TWNK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.26  Med: 6 Max: No Debt
Current: 5.8
3.26
No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.26
Beneish M-Score: -2.22
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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Operating Margin % 28.05
TWNK's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
95% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.63 vs. TWNK: 28.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
TWNK' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.6  Med: 25.54 Max: 30.26
Current: 28.05
21.6
30.26
Net Margin % 28.97
TWNK's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
96% of the 1651 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. TWNK: 28.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
TWNK' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.26  Med: 13.75 Max: 28.97
Current: 28.97
7.26
28.97
ROE % 22.76
TWNK's ROE % is ranked higher than
86% of the 1617 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.32 vs. TWNK: 22.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
TWNK' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.09  Med: 30.24 Max: 38.39
Current: 22.76
22.09
38.39
ROA % 7.93
TWNK's ROA % is ranked higher than
72% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. TWNK: 7.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
TWNK' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.02  Med: 7.7 Max: 26.18
Current: 7.93
3.02
26.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 112.22
TWNK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
96% of the 1673 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.67 vs. TWNK: 112.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
TWNK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 94.04  Med: 121.63 Max: 218.64
Current: 112.22
94.04
218.64
GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with Hostess Brands Inc TWNK.
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Guru Trades

Q2 2017

TWNK Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Julian Robertson 90,000 sh (+50.00%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Alan Fournier 725,645 sh (-39.02%)
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Q3 2017

TWNK Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Columbia Wanger 439,600 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 789,045 sh (+8.74%)
Julian Robertson 40,000 sh (-55.56%)
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Q4 2017

TWNK Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Murray Stahl 27,847 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 3,670,996 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 27,436 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 628,458 sh (+42.96%)
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
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Q1 2018

TWNK Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Joel Greenblatt 123,946 sh (+351.76%)
Murray Stahl 28,529 sh (+2.45%)
Mariko Gordon 3,685,347 sh (+0.39%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NAS:TWNK

(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
Mariko Gordon 2018-03-31 Add 0.39%0.01%$12.24 - $15.28 $ 12.70-9%3,685,347
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Add 351.76%0.02%$12.24 - $15.28 $ 12.70-9%123,946
Mariko Gordon 2017-12-31 New Buy3.39%$11.27 - $15.13 $ 12.70-3%3,670,996
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 New Buy0.01%$11.27 - $15.13 $ 12.70-3%27,436
Julian Robertson 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$11.27 - $15.13 $ 12.70-3%0
Julian Robertson 2017-09-30 Reduce -55.56%0.16%$13.1 - $16.49 $ 12.70-12%40,000
Julian Robertson 2017-06-30 Add 50.00%0.09%$15.21 - $17.14 $ 12.70-21%90,000
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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods    NAICS: 311514    SIC: 2051
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Headquarter Location:USA
Hostess Brands Inc is a packaged food company. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing fresh baked sweet goods in the United States.

Hostess Brands is the second-largest producer of sweet baked goods in the United States, manufacturing donuts, snack cakes, muffins, brownies, and other products under labels including Twinkies, Zingers, Sno Balls, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, and Donettes. The company also produces various items for grocers' in-store bakery sections, such as cookies and eclairs. The vast majority of the firm's sales occur in the U.S. Legacy Hostess was acquired by Gores Holdings in 2016, returning it to public status after the firm's 2012 insolvency.

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Ratios

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PE Ratio 5.71
TWNK's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.69 vs. TWNK: 5.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
TWNK' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.68  Med: 10.64 Max: 54.41
Current: 5.71
5.68
54.41
Forward PE Ratio 18.42
TWNK's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.34 vs. TWNK: 18.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 5.71
TWNK's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
90% of the 1310 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.84 vs. TWNK: 5.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
TWNK' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.68  Med: 10.64 Max: 54.41
Current: 5.71
5.68
54.41
PB Ratio 1.45
TWNK's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. TWNK: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
TWNK' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 1.66 Max: 2.44
Current: 1.45
1.23
2.44
PS Ratio 1.66
TWNK's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 1585 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. TWNK: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
TWNK' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.7 Max: 2.87
Current: 1.66
0.92
2.87
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 9.73
TWNK's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
72% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. TWNK: 9.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
TWNK' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.94  Med: 11.97 Max: 29.08
Current: 9.73
7.94
29.08
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.64
TWNK's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
63% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.78 vs. TWNK: 7.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
TWNK' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.64  Med: 8.69 Max: 24.14
Current: 7.64
5.64
24.14
EV-to-EBIT 12.30
TWNK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 1374 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. TWNK: 12.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TWNK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 12.6 Max: 21.3
Current: 12.3
3.7
21.3
EV-to-EBITDA 10.50
TWNK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.61 vs. TWNK: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TWNK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 11.7 Max: 19.3
Current: 10.5
3.5
19.3
EV-to-Revenue 3.62
TWNK's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
84% of the 1628 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. TWNK: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
TWNK' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 3.4 Max: 4.6
Current: 3.62
0.9
4.6
Current Ratio 1.94
TWNK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1490 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. TWNK: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TWNK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.82 Max: 2.78
Current: 1.94
0.04
2.78
Quick Ratio 1.64
TWNK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. TWNK: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TWNK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.55 Max: 2.78
Current: 1.64
0.04
2.78
Days Inventory 26.38
TWNK's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 1561 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 63.56 vs. TWNK: 26.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TWNK' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.79  Med: 24.14 Max: 26.38
Current: 26.38
12.79
26.38
Days Sales Outstanding 51.74
TWNK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
59% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 39.55 vs. TWNK: 51.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TWNK' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.28  Med: 44.77 Max: 51.74
Current: 51.74
40.28
51.74
Days Payable 49.84
TWNK's Days Payable is ranked lower than
55% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 45.63 vs. TWNK: 49.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
TWNK' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.55  Med: 29.61 Max: 49.84
Current: 49.84
28.55
49.84

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.98
TWNK's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. TWNK: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
TWNK' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.68
Current: 0.98
0.54
1.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 8.17
TWNK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
67% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. TWNK: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
TWNK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 7.9 Max: 26.8
Current: 8.17
4.7
26.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $800.39
EPS (TTM) $ 2.21
Volatility42.29%
52-Week Range $11.00 - 17.03
Shares Outstanding (Mil)130.17

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 867 899 932
EBIT (Mil $) 170 196 206
EBITDA (Mil $) 218 242 254
EPS ($) 0.69 0.83 0.87
EPS without NRI ($) 0.69 0.83 0.87
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.41%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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