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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
POST's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. POST: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
POST' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.04
0
0.46
Equity-to-Asset 0.25
POST's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. POST: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
POST' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.25
0.23
0.62
Debt-to-Equity 2.38
POST's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
94% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. POST: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
POST' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.49 Max: 2.58
Current: 2.38
0.35
2.58
Debt-to-EBITDA 9.27
POST's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
86% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. POST: 9.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
POST' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.12  Med: 6.13 Max: 12.32
Current: 9.27
-44.12
12.32
Interest Coverage 1.89
POST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
88% of the 1440 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. POST: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
POST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.76 Max: 4.08
Current: 1.89
0.48
4.08
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.00
Beneish M-Score: -2.29
WACC vs ROIC
1.39%
32.31%
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 % 11.53
POST's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
73% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.63 vs. POST: 11.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
POST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.65  Med: 10.78 Max: 21.09
Current: 11.53
3.65
21.09
Net Margin % 5.94
POST's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
55% of the 1651 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. POST: 5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
POST' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.82  Med: 0.43 Max: 9.23
Current: 5.94
-43.82
9.23
ROE % 11.19
POST's ROE % is ranked lower than
51% of the 1617 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.32 vs. POST: 11.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
POST' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.27  Med: -0.12 Max: 11.19
Current: 11.19
-24.27
11.19
ROA % 2.97
POST's ROA % is ranked lower than
62% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. POST: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
POST' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.98  Med: 0.21 Max: 2.97
Current: 2.97
-13.98
2.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 21.13
POST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
77% of the 1673 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.67 vs. POST: 21.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
POST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.43  Med: 18.97 Max: 37.56
Current: 21.13
-77.43
37.56
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 7.20
POST's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 1460 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. POST: 7.20 )
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: 0  Med: 29.2 Max: 43.4
Current: 7.2
0
43.4
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Guru Trades

Q2 2017

POST Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 7,465 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 869,410 sh (+8.66%)
Mario Gabelli 716,540 sh (+0.98%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,000 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,339,839 sh (-4.33%)
Jim Simons 824,000 sh (-33.32%)
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Q3 2017

POST Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Joel Greenblatt 4,580 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 144,240 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,578,100 sh (+91.52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,941 sh (+73.36%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,341,617 sh (+0.13%)
Mario Gabelli 717,124 sh (+0.08%)
First Eagle Investment 500 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 869,410 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
» More
Q4 2017

POST Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Pioneer Investments 1,472 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 40,000 sh (+209.10%)
Jim Simons 2,312,200 sh (+46.52%)
Ken Fisher 185,185 sh (+28.39%)
Mario Gabelli 842,787 sh (+17.52%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,491,594 sh (+11.18%)
First Eagle Investment 500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 546,253 sh (-37.17%)
» More
Q1 2018

POST Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Arnold Van Den Berg 153,262 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 14,592 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,667,777 sh (+11.81%)
Ken Fisher 195,020 sh (+5.31%)
First Eagle Investment 500 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 546,253 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 1,472 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 841,042 sh (-0.21%)
Jim Simons 1,710,100 sh (-26.04%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with POST

(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
Mario Gabelli 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.21%$71.63 - $82.04 $ 85.5711%841,042
Ken Fisher 2018-03-31 Add 5.31%$71.63 - $82.04 $ 85.5711%195,020
Arnold Van Den Berg 2018-03-31 New Buy1.72%$71.63 - $82.04 $ 85.5711%153,262
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 New Buy0.02%$71.63 - $82.04 $ 85.5711%14,592
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Add 17.52%0.06%$77.26 - $88.35 $ 85.575%842,787
First Eagle Investment 2017-12-31 Reduce -37.17%0.06%$77.26 - $88.35 $ 85.575%546,253
Ken Fisher 2017-12-31 Add 28.39%$77.26 - $88.35 $ 85.575%185,185
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$77.26 - $88.35 $ 85.575%0
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Add 0.08%$76.66 - $88.27 $ 85.572%717,124
Ken Fisher 2017-09-30 New Buy0.02%$76.66 - $88.27 $ 85.572%144,240
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 New Buy0.01%$76.66 - $88.27 $ 85.572%4,580
First Eagle Investment 2017-06-30 Add 8.66%0.01%$76.24 - $88.41 $ 85.574%869,410
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Add 0.98%$76.24 - $88.41 $ 85.574%716,540
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Preferred stocks of Post Holdings Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
POSTZ.PFD0.000.00
POSHZ.PFD0.000.002 1/2 % Perp Cum Conv Pfd Shs Series -C- -144A-
PSTUC.PFD161.001.162.5 % Perp Cum Conv Pfd Registered Shs Series -C-
PSTUB.PFD165.001.703.75 % Perp Cum Conv Pfd Registered Shs Series -B-

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods    NAICS: 311412    SIC: 2038
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Traded in other countries:2PO.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Post Holdings Inc is a consumer packaged goods company producing and selling cereals, egg products, refrigerated potato and dairy items, private-label nut butters, and protein shakes, bars, and powders.

Post makes and sells cereals; egg products; refrigerated side dish, potato and dairy items; and protein shakes, bars, and powders. Brands include Honey Bunches of Oats, Shredded Wheat, Raisin Bran, Simply Potatoes, PowerBar, and Bob Evans. 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, Weetabix, and Bob Evans, among others. Post is the third-largest ready-to-eat cereal firm in the U.S., with 19% share in 2017, per Nielsen.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 20.10
POST's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.69 vs. POST: 20.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
POST' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.09  Med: 40.56 Max: 210.17
Current: 20.1
17.09
210.17
Forward PE Ratio 15.90
POST's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.34 vs. POST: 15.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 20.10
POST's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
64% of the 1310 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.84 vs. POST: 20.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
POST' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.09  Med: 40.56 Max: 210.17
Current: 20.1
17.09
210.17
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 18.36
POST's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
67% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.99 vs. POST: 18.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
POST' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.56  Med: 34.61 Max: 106.6
Current: 18.36
15.56
106.6
PB Ratio 1.87
POST's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. POST: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
POST' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.1
Current: 1.87
0.54
2.1
PS Ratio 1.08
POST's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 1585 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. POST: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
POST' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.72
Current: 1.08
0.55
1.72
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 13.36
POST's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
65% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. POST: 13.36 )
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: 7.44  Med: 14.56 Max: 52.2
Current: 13.36
7.44
52.2
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.16
POST's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
64% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.78 vs. POST: 9.16 )
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: 6.35  Med: 9.83 Max: 21.14
Current: 9.16
6.35
21.14
EV-to-EBIT 29.46
POST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 1374 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. POST: 29.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
POST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.6  Med: 26.4 Max: 113
Current: 29.46
-59.6
113
EV-to-EBITDA 16.13
POST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
52% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.61 vs. POST: 16.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
POST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -221.1  Med: 15.05 Max: 69.2
Current: 16.13
-221.1
69.2
EV-to-Revenue 2.25
POST's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
68% of the 1628 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. POST: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
POST' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.05 Max: 3.4
Current: 2.25
1.6
3.4
Current Ratio 2.24
POST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1490 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. POST: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
POST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 3.04 Max: 7.38
Current: 2.24
1.01
7.38
Quick Ratio 1.38
POST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. POST: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
POST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.18 Max: 6.58
Current: 1.38
0.48
6.58
Days Inventory 51.18
POST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 1561 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 63.56 vs. POST: 51.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
POST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.45  Med: 50.4 Max: 60.06
Current: 51.18
44.45
60.06
Days Sales Outstanding 36.18
POST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 39.55 vs. POST: 36.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
POST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17  Med: 27.03 Max: 50.29
Current: 36.18
17
50.29
Days Payable 29.63
POST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 45.63 vs. POST: 29.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
POST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.85  Med: 23.9 Max: 39.62
Current: 29.63
13.85
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
93% of the 2256 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 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 -13.80
POST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. POST: -13.80 )
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: -13.8 Max: 0
Current: -13.8
-25.7
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.14
POST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. POST: 1.14 )
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: 1.01  Med: 1.2 Max: 1.38
Current: 1.14
1.01
1.38
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.99
POST's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. POST: 0.99 )
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: 0.52  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.99
0.52
1.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.39
POST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
53% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. POST: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
POST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.9  Med: 3 Max: 7.3
Current: 3.39
-21.9
7.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,739.80
EPS (TTM) $ 4.25
Beta-0.37
Volatility14.46%
52-Week Range $70.66 - 88.93
Shares Outstanding (Mil)67.29

Analyst Estimate

Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 6,229 6,631
EBIT (Mil $) 773 861
EBITDA (Mil $) 1,181 1,291
EPS ($) 7.21 5.05
EPS without NRI ($) 7.21 5.05
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
18.12%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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