GURUFOCUS.COM » STOCK LIST » USA » NYSE » Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) » Definitions » ROA %
Switch to:

Post Holdings ROA %

: 5.82% (As of Jun. 2022)
View and export this data going back to 2012. Start your Free Trial

ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Post Holdings's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $681 Mil. Post Holdings's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $11,695 Mil. Therefore, Post Holdings's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 5.82%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Post Holdings's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

POST' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.13   Med: 0.47   Max: 3.75
Current: 5.8

During the past 12 years, Post Holdings's highest ROA % was 3.75%. The lowest was -6.13%. And the median was 0.47%.

POST's ROA % is ranked better than
66.78% of 1833 companies
in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry
Industry Median: 3.18 vs POST: 5.80

Post Holdings ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Post Holdings's ROA % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Post Holdings Annual Data
Trend Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.45 3.75 1.00 0.01 1.36

Post Holdings Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
ROA % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -1.76 0.96 -0.51 17.11 5.82

Competitive Comparison

For the Packaged Foods subindustry, Post Holdings's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Post Holdings ROA % Distribution

For the Consumer Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Defensive sector, Post Holdings's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Post Holdings's ROA % falls into.



Post Holdings ROA % Calculation

Post Holdings's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Sep. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (A: Sep. 2020 )+Total Assets (A: Sep. 2021 ))/ count )
=166.7/( (12146.7+12414.7)/ 2 )
=166.7/12280.7
=1.36 %

Post Holdings's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Jun. 2022 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2022 )+Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2022 ))/ count )
=680.8/( (11830.7+11560.2)/ 2 )
=680.8/11695.45
=5.82 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Post Holdings  (NYSE:POST) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Jun. 2022 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=680.8/11695.45
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(680.8 / 6099.6)*(6099.6 / 11695.45)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=11.16 %*0.5215
=5.82 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) revenue data.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


Post Holdings ROA % Related Terms

Thank you for viewing the detailed overview of Post Holdings's ROA % provided by GuruFocus.com. Please click on the following links to see related term pages.


Post Holdings Business Description

Post Holdings logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
2503 South Hanley Road, St. Louis, MO, USA, 63144
Post Holdings operates in North America and Europe. For fiscal 2021 (restated for the separation of BellRing Brands), 47% of the company's revenue came from cereal, with brands such as Honeycomb, Grape-Nuts, Pebbles, Honey Bunches of Oats, Malt-O-Meal, and Weetabix. Refrigerated food made up 52% of sales and services the retail (20% of company sales) and food-service channels (32%), providing value-added egg and potato products, prepared side dishes, cheese, and sausage under brands Bob Evans and Simply Potatoes. Post also holds a 60% stake in 8th Avenue, a private brands entity and a 14% stake in BellRing Brands, with protein-based products under the Premier Protein and Dymatize brands. Post launched a special purpose acquisition corp in 2021, but has not yet executed a transaction.
Executives
Catoggio Nicolas officer: PRES & CEO, PCB C/O POST HOLDINGS, INC. 2 ST. LOUIS MO 63144
Erb Thomas C director C/O POST HOLDINGS, INC. 2503 S. HANLEY ROAD ST. LOUIS MO 63144
Johnson Jennifer Kuperman director C/O BELLRING BRANDS, INC. 2503 S. HANLEY ROAD ST. LOUIS MO 63144
Burwell Dorothy M director C/O POST HOLDINGS, INC. 2503 S. HANLEY ROAD ST. LOUIS MO 63021
Harper Bradly A officer: SVP, CHIEF ACCTING OFFICER C/O POST HOLDINGS, INC. 2503 S. HANLEY ROAD ST. LOUIS MO 63144
Friedman Howard A officer: PRES & CEO, PCB 20802 KENSINGTON BLVD LAKEVILLE MN 55044
Westphal Mark W officer: PRES., MICHAEL FOODS C/O POST HOLDINGS, INC. 2503 S. HANLEY ROAD ST. LOUIS MO 63144
Harshman Ellen F director C/O POST HOLDINGS, INC. 2503 S. HANLEY ROAD ST. LOUIS MO 63144
Neugent Christopher J officer: PRES & CEO-POST CONSUMER BRNDS 20802 KENSINGTON BLVD LAKEVIEW MN 55044
Kemper David W director PO BOX 419248 KANSAS CITY MO 64141-6248
Koulouris Richard R officer: Pres. & CEO - Post/MOM C/O POST HOLDINGS INC 2503 S. HANLEY ROAD ST LOUIS MO 63144
Dwyer James E Jr officer: PRES. & CEO - MICHAEL FOODS C/O MICHAEL FOODS, INC. 301 CARLSON PARKWAY MINNETONKA MN 55305
Gray Diedre J officer: SVP, GEN. COUNSEL & SEC'Y C/O POST HOLDINGS, INC. 2503 SOUTH HANLEY ROAD ST. LOUIS MO 63144
Curl Gregory L director
Banks David R director C/O RALCORP HOLDINGS INC 800 MARKET ST ST LOUIS MO 63101

Post Holdings Headlines

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)