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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

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.10
TWNK's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 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: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.1
0.03
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
TWNK's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
79% of the 1615 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. TWNK: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
TWNK' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.33
0.01
0.33
Debt-to-Equity 1.05
TWNK's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
78% of the 1302 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. TWNK: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
TWNK' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.93  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.12
Current: 1.05
-1.93
1.12
Debt-to-EBITDA 6.93
TWNK's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
82% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. TWNK: 6.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
TWNK' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.93  Med: 7.51 Max: 7.77
Current: 6.93
6.93
7.77
Interest Coverage 3.64
TWNK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
79% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.77 vs. TWNK: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TWNK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.64  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 3.64
3.64
No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 0.94
Beneish M-Score: -12.53
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 % 14.31
TWNK's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
80% of the 1643 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. TWNK: 14.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
TWNK' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.31  Med: 21.54 Max: 25.11
Current: 14.31
14.31
25.11
Net Margin % 2.58
TWNK's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
59% of the 1644 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. TWNK: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
TWNK' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.58  Med: 13.57 Max: 13.92
Current: 2.58
2.58
13.92
ROE % 2.64
TWNK's ROE % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.34 vs. TWNK: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
TWNK' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.64  Med: 38.39 Max: 38.39
Current: 2.64
2.64
38.39
ROA % 0.82
TWNK's ROA % is ranked lower than
72% of the 1673 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. TWNK: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
TWNK' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 14.6 Max: 26.18
Current: 0.82
0.82
26.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 67.30
TWNK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
92% of the 1664 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.77 vs. TWNK: 67.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
TWNK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.3  Med: 138.59 Max: 209.39
Current: 67.3
67.3
209.39
GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with Hostess Brands Inc TWNK.
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Guru Trades

Q1 2017

TWNK Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Julian Robertson 60,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 379,200 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 40,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 959,100 sh (+7892.50%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Alan Fournier 1,190,045 sh (-35.93%)
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Q2 2017

TWNK Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Julian Robertson 90,000 sh (+50.00%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Simons 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

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

Latest Guru Trades with 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 2017-12-31 New Buy3.39%$11.27 - $15.13 $ 12.58-4%3,670,996
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 New Buy0.01%$11.27 - $15.13 $ 12.58-4%27,436
Julian Robertson 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$11.27 - $15.13 $ 12.58-4%0
Julian Robertson 2017-09-30 Reduce -55.56%0.16%$13.1 - $16.49 $ 12.58-13%40,000
Julian Robertson 2017-06-30 Add 50.00%0.09%$15.21 - $17.14 $ 12.58-22%90,000
Julian Robertson 2017-03-31 New Buy0.18%$12.93 - $16.17 $ 12.58-16%60,000
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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 Inc is a US-based packaged food company. It focuses on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing fresh sweet baked goods virtually coast-to-coast, providing a varied range of snack cakes, donuts, sweet rolls, snack pies and related products. The company operates through two business segments viz. Sweet Baked Goods and Other. The Sweet Baked Goods segment consists of sweet baked goods which are sold under the Hostess and Dolly Madison brands whereas the Other segment consists of Hostess branded bread and buns, frozen retail such as deep-fried Twinkies and In-Store Bakery (ISB) which manufactures and distributes eclairs, madeleines, brownies, and iced cookies in the ISB section of grocery and club retailers. The company operates in North America.

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Ratios

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history
Forward PE Ratio 18.48
TWNK's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. TWNK: 18.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.72
TWNK's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. TWNK: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
TWNK' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.25 Max: 122.15
Current: 1.72
1.6
122.15
PS Ratio 1.83
TWNK's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. TWNK: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
TWNK' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.46 Max: 2.87
Current: 1.83
0.92
2.87
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 12.68
TWNK's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
68% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.69 vs. TWNK: 12.68 )
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: 12.67 Max: 29.08
Current: 12.68
7.94
29.08
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.55
TWNK's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
61% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.49 vs. TWNK: 9.55 )
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: 8.96 Max: 24.14
Current: 9.55
5.64
24.14
EV-to-EBIT 26.43
TWNK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.66 vs. TWNK: 26.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TWNK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 23.8 Max: 29.5
Current: 26.43
3.7
29.5
EV-to-EBITDA 19.90
TWNK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
72% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.33 vs. TWNK: 19.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TWNK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.4  Med: 18.3 Max: 25.8
Current: 19.9
3.4
25.8
EV-to-Revenue 3.79
TWNK's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
83% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. TWNK: 3.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
TWNK' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 3.5 Max: 4.6
Current: 3.79
0.9
4.6
Current Ratio 2.18
TWNK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. TWNK: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TWNK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.74 Max: 2.78
Current: 2.18
0.04
2.78
Quick Ratio 1.88
TWNK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. TWNK: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TWNK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.78
Current: 1.88
0.04
2.78
Days Inventory 21.37
TWNK's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
87% of the 1552 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 63.63 vs. TWNK: 21.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TWNK' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.88  Med: 18.51 Max: 24.14
Current: 21.37
12.88
24.14
Days Sales Outstanding 48.46
TWNK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
61% of the 1217 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 39.14 vs. TWNK: 48.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TWNK' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.28  Med: 42.53 Max: 48.46
Current: 48.46
40.28
48.46
Days Payable 43.88
TWNK's Days Payable is ranked lower than
52% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 45.63 vs. TWNK: 43.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
TWNK' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.77  Med: 29.19 Max: 43.88
Current: 43.88
28.77
43.88

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.26
TWNK's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 1385 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. TWNK: 1.26 )
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: 0.63  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.26
0.63
1.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.78
TWNK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. TWNK: 3.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
TWNK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.4  Med: 4.2 Max: 27.3
Current: 3.78
3.4
27.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $758.80
EPS (TTM) $ -0.69
Short Percentage of Float37.94%
52-Week Range $11.00 - 17.18
Shares Outstanding (Mil)130.03

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 776 812 833
EBIT (Mil $) 180 190 189
EBITDA (Mil $) 225 227 236
EPS ($) 0.60 0.69 0.76
EPS without NRI ($) 0.60 0.69 0.76
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.83%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
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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