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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 0.12
TWNK's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. TWNK: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
TWNK' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.11 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12
0.03
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.40
TWNK's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
70% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. TWNK: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
TWNK' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.4
0.32
0.96
Debt-to-Equity 0.84
TWNK's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
71% of the 1241 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. TWNK: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
TWNK' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.93  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.12
Current: 0.84
-1.93
1.12
Debt-to-EBITDA 3.81
TWNK's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
66% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. TWNK: 3.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
TWNK' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.66  Med: 5.8 Max: 6.97
Current: 3.81
3.66
6.97
Interest Coverage 5.41
TWNK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 14.17 vs. TWNK: 5.41 )
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: 5.41
3.26
No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.31
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 25.53
TWNK's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
94% of the 1532 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. TWNK: 25.53 )
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: 25.53
21.6
30.26
Net Margin % 28.58
TWNK's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
96% of the 1531 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. TWNK: 28.58 )
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: 28.85
Current: 28.58
7.26
28.85
ROE % 21.68
TWNK's ROE % is ranked higher than
85% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.05 vs. TWNK: 21.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
TWNK' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.68  Med: 30.24 Max: 38.39
Current: 21.68
21.68
38.39
ROA % 7.89
TWNK's ROA % is ranked higher than
74% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. TWNK: 7.89 )
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: 7.89
3.02
26.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 101.65
TWNK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
95% of the 1540 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. TWNK: 101.65 )
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: 101.65
94.04
218.64
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -50.10
TWNK's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
97% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. TWNK: -50.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
TWNK' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.1  Med: -50.1 Max: -50.1
Current: -50.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -44.90
TWNK's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
96% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. TWNK: -44.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
TWNK' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.9  Med: -44.9 Max: -44.9
Current: -44.9
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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2018

TWNK Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Murray Stahl 30,578 sh (+7.18%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NAS:TWNK

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Mariko Gordon 2018-06-30 Sold Out 3.4%$12.7 - $14.79 $ 12.29-11%0
Joel Greenblatt 2018-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$12.7 - $14.79 $ 12.29-11%0
Mariko Gordon 2018-03-31 Add 0.39%0.01%$12.24 - $15.28 $ 12.29-12%3,685,347
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Add 351.76%0.02%$12.24 - $15.28 $ 12.29-12%123,946
Mariko Gordon 2017-12-31 New Buy3.39%$11.27 - $15.13 $ 12.29-7%3,670,996
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 New Buy0.01%$11.27 - $15.13 $ 12.29-7%27,436
Julian Robertson 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$11.27 - $15.13 $ 12.29-7%0
Julian Robertson 2017-09-30 Reduce -55.56%0.16%$13.1 - $16.49 $ 12.29-15%40,000
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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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industry
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history
PE Ratio 5.59
TWNK's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.86 vs. TWNK: 5.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
TWNK' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 9.99 Max: 54.41
Current: 5.59
5.3
54.41
Forward PE Ratio 22.17
TWNK's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. TWNK: 22.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 5.59
TWNK's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
94% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.93 vs. TWNK: 5.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
TWNK' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 9.99 Max: 54.41
Current: 5.59
5.3
54.41
PB Ratio 1.37
TWNK's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. TWNK: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
TWNK' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 1.62 Max: 2.44
Current: 1.37
1.23
2.44
PS Ratio 1.58
TWNK's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. TWNK: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
TWNK' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.72 Max: 2.87
Current: 1.58
0.92
2.87
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 9.46
TWNK's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
84% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. TWNK: 9.46 )
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: 11.88 Max: 29.08
Current: 9.46
7.94
29.08
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.27
TWNK's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
77% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 14.07 vs. TWNK: 7.27 )
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: 8.52 Max: 24.14
Current: 7.27
5.64
24.14
EV-to-EBIT 12.77
TWNK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.86 vs. TWNK: 12.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TWNK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 12.4 Max: 21.3
Current: 12.77
3.7
21.3
EV-to-EBITDA 10.82
TWNK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
59% of the 1322 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.54 vs. TWNK: 10.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TWNK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 11.5 Max: 19.3
Current: 10.82
3.5
19.3
EV-to-Revenue 3.46
TWNK's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
80% of the 1515 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. TWNK: 3.46 )
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: 3.46
0.9
4.6
Current Ratio 2.03
TWNK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1519 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. TWNK: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TWNK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.88 Max: 2.78
Current: 2.03
0.04
2.78
Quick Ratio 1.75
TWNK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. TWNK: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TWNK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.6 Max: 2.78
Current: 1.75
0.04
2.78
Days Inventory 25.49
TWNK's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 63.84 vs. TWNK: 25.49 )
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: 26.32
Current: 25.49
12.79
26.32
Days Sales Outstanding 49.59
TWNK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 41.67 vs. TWNK: 49.59 )
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: 49.59
Current: 49.59
40.28
49.59
Days Payable 50.14
TWNK's Days Payable is ranked higher than
52% of the 1440 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 47.90 vs. TWNK: 50.14 )
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: 50.14
Current: 50.14
28.55
50.14

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -140.30
TWNK's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. TWNK: -140.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
TWNK' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -140.3  Med: -140.3 Max: -140.3
Current: -140.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.92
TWNK's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 1376 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. TWNK: 0.92 )
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: 1.02 Max: 1.66
Current: 0.92
0.54
1.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.82
TWNK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
71% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.16 vs. TWNK: 7.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
TWNK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 8.1 Max: 26.8
Current: 7.82
4.7
26.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $813.06
EPS (TTM) $ 2.21
Volatility41.40%
52-Week Range $11.00 - 15.40
Shares Outstanding (Mil)130.17

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 849 878 920
EBIT (Mil $) 137 168 179
EBITDA (Mil $) 195 223 240
EPS ($) 0.63 0.73 0.81
EPS without NRI ($) 0.63 0.73 0.81
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
13.78%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

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

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