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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 0.21
NYSE:POST's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. NYSE:POST: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:POST' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.21
0
0.29
Equity-to-Asset 0.23
NYSE:POST's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 1597 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. NYSE:POST: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:POST' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.23
0.23
0.62
Debt-to-Equity 2.58
NYSE:POST's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
94% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. NYSE:POST: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:POST' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.22 Max: 2.58
Current: 2.58
0.35
2.58
Debt-to-EBITDA 8.50
NYSE:POST's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
86% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NYSE:POST: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:POST' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.3  Med: 5.03 Max: 9.21
Current: 8.5
-74.3
9.21
Interest Coverage 1.65
NYSE:POST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
90% of the 1420 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. NYSE:POST: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:POST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.72 Max: 3.7
Current: 1.65
0.83
3.7
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.04
Beneish M-Score: -2.43
WACC vs ROIC
1.32%
5.41%
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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 9.96
NYSE:POST's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
69% of the 1615 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. NYSE:POST: 9.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:POST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.07  Med: 10.19 Max: 19.14
Current: 9.96
-38.07
19.14
Net Margin % 0.92
NYSE:POST's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
79% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. NYSE:POST: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:POST' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.82  Med: 0.43 Max: 9.23
Current: 0.92
-43.82
9.23
ROE % 1.20
NYSE:POST's ROE % is ranked lower than
81% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.59 vs. NYSE:POST: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:POST' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.27  Med: -0.12 Max: 4.46
Current: 1.2
-24.27
4.46
ROA % 0.47
NYSE:POST's ROA % is ranked lower than
78% of the 1647 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. NYSE:POST: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:POST' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.98  Med: 0.21 Max: 2.75
Current: 0.47
-13.98
2.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 27.72
NYSE:POST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
75% of the 1635 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. NYSE:POST: 27.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:POST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76.33  Med: 25.12 Max: 37.56
Current: 27.72
-76.33
37.56
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 7.20
NYSE:POST's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 1446 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NYSE:POST: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:POST' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 29.2 Max: 43.4
Current: 7.2
2.6
43.4
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

POST Guru Trades in Q4 2016

First Eagle Investment 644,570 sh (+657.03%)
Jim Simons 1,054,900 sh (+15.90%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,437,448 sh (+1.39%)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 722,672 sh (-4.09%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,000 sh (-8.33%)
Steven Cohen 137,300 sh (-15.77%)
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Q1 2017

POST Guru Trades in Q1 2017

First Eagle Investment 800,130 sh (+24.13%)
Jim Simons 1,235,700 sh (+17.14%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 709,584 sh (-1.81%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,400,496 sh (-2.57%)
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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 869,410 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 500 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
» 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 2017-09-30 Add 0.08%$76.66 - $88.27 $ 79.38-5%717,124
Ken Fisher 2017-09-30 New Buy0.02%$76.66 - $88.27 $ 79.38-5%144,240
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 New Buy0.01%$76.66 - $88.27 $ 79.38-5%4,580
First Eagle Investment 2017-06-30 Add 8.66%0.01%$76.24 - $88.41 $ 79.38-4%869,410
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Add 0.98%$76.24 - $88.41 $ 79.38-4%716,540
First Eagle Investment 2017-03-31 Add 24.13%0.03%$81.87 - $87.76 $ 79.38-6%800,130
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -1.81%0.01%$81.87 - $87.76 $ 79.38-6%709,584
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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-
PSTUC152.410.412.5 % Perp Cum Conv Pfd Registered Shs Series -C-
PSTUB169.501.113.75 % 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 Holdings Inc makes and sells cereals, egg products, refrigerated potato and dairy items, private-label nut butters, and protein shakes, bars, and powders. Brands include Honey Bunches of Oats, Shredded Wheat, Raisin Bran, Simply Potatoes, PowerBar, and Premier Protein. 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, and Weetabix, among others. Post is the third- largest ready-to-eat cereal firm in the U.S., with 19% share in 2016, per Nielsen.

Guru Investment Theses on Post Holdings Inc

Weitz Funds Comments on Post Holdings - Apr 25, 2016

POST (NYSE:POST) is a consumer packaged goods holding company whose products are sold through a range of channels, such as grocery, drug stores, foodservice and the Internet. While Post has been transforming itself from a branded cereal manufacturer into a food holding company with a more growth-oriented portfolio, fiscal year appreciation was due to the acquisition of Malt-O-Meal brands, which strengthened the company’s cereal business. In addition, a strong performance of the Michael Food’s segment and improvements in the company’s protein-focused brands contributed to good results. Post also benefited from a capital raise of equity and debt, which decreased its financial leverage, putting the company in a better position to take advantage of future value-enhancing mergers and acquisitions. We eliminated the position in the fourth quarter of 2015 when the stock traded above our business value estimate.



From Weitz Funds' Research Fund commentary 1st quarter.



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Weitz Funds Comments on Research Fund - Jan 25, 2016

Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) is a consumer packaged goods holding company whose products are sold through a range of channels, such as grocery, drug stores, foodservice and the internet. While Post has been transforming itself from a branded cereal manufacturer into a food holding company with a more growth-oriented portfolio, 2015 stock appreciation was due to the acquisition of Malt-O-Meal Brands, which strengthened the company’s cereal business. In addition, Post benefited from a capital raise of equity and debt, which decreased its financial leverage, putting the company in a better position to take advantage of future value-enhancing mergers and acquisitions.



From the Weitz Funds' Research Fund shareholder letter for fourth quarter 2015.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 233.47
POST's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.68 vs. POST: 233.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
POST' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.93  Med: 121.59 Max: 259.62
Current: 233.47
25.93
259.62
Forward PE Ratio 20.49
POST's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.55 vs. POST: 20.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 233.47
POST's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1291 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.76 vs. POST: 233.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
POST' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.93  Med: 121.59 Max: 259.62
Current: 233.47
25.93
259.62
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 37.98
POST's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
93% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. POST: 37.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
POST' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.39  Med: 37.71 Max: 119.96
Current: 37.98
17.39
119.96
PB Ratio 1.89
POST's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. POST: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
POST' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.1
Current: 1.89
0.54
2.1
PS Ratio 1.08
POST's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 1560 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 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: 1.12 Max: 1.72
Current: 1.08
0.55
1.72
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 26.68
POST's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
67% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.47 vs. POST: 26.68 )
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: 17.67 Max: 52.2
Current: 26.68
7.44
52.2
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 13.97
POST's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
66% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.32 vs. POST: 13.97 )
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: 10.55 Max: 21.47
Current: 13.97
6.35
21.47
EV-to-EBIT 20.97
POST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. POST: 20.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
POST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -120.6  Med: 19.55 Max: 99.6
Current: 20.97
-120.6
99.6
EV-to-EBITDA 12.94
POST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
51% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. POST: 12.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
POST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -107.6  Med: 12.65 Max: 1057.9
Current: 12.94
-107.6
1057.9
EV-to-Revenue 2.09
POST's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
66% of the 1597 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. POST: 2.09 )
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 Max: 3.4
Current: 2.09
1.6
3.4
Current Ratio 3.71
POST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. POST: 3.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
POST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.62 Max: 4.58
Current: 3.71
1.01
4.58
Quick Ratio 2.90
POST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. POST: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
POST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.88 Max: 3.74
Current: 2.9
0.51
3.74
Days Inventory 52.57
POST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 1517 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 64.96 vs. POST: 52.57 )
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: 52.57
44.45
60.06
Days Sales Outstanding 29.34
POST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 1192 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 37.42 vs. POST: 29.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
POST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.81  Med: 26.97 Max: 50.08
Current: 29.34
3.81
50.08
Days Payable 30.64
POST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
75% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 43.95 vs. POST: 30.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
POST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.35  Med: 27.32 Max: 39.62
Current: 30.64
20.35
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 2184 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 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
89% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 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: 1.7
Current: -13.8
-25.7
1.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.08
POST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. POST: 1.08 )
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: 1.03  Med: 1.12 Max: 1.2
Current: 1.08
1.03
1.2
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.96
POST's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. POST: 0.96 )
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: 0.51  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.15
Current: 0.96
0.51
1.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.77
POST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 1643 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.53 vs. POST: 4.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
POST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.9  Med: 4.4 Max: 7.2
Current: 4.77
-21.9
7.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,225.80
EPS (TTM) $ 0.34
Beta-0.35
Short Percentage of Float12.48%
52-Week Range $75.76 - 89.04
Shares Outstanding (Mil)66.22

Analyst Estimate

Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 6,030 6,328
EPS ($) 3.87 4.73
EPS without NRI ($) 3.87 4.73
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
17.91%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

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

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