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Post Holdings Operating Margin %

: 6.92% (As of Jun. 2022)
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Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Post Holdings's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $106 Mil. Post Holdings's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $1,525 Mil. Therefore, Post Holdings's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 6.92%.

Good Sign:

Post Holdings Inc operating margin is expanding. Margin expansion is usually a good sign.

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

POST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.65   Med: 10.78   Max: 14.56
Current: 8.17


POST's Operating Margin % is ranked better than
66.03% of 1787 companies
in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry
Industry Median: 4.80 vs POST: 8.17

Post Holdings's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was 1.40% per year.

Post Holdings's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $106 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $587 Mil.


Post Holdings Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Post Holdings's Operating Margin % 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.

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Post Holdings Annual Data
Trend Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21
Operating Margin %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 10.39 11.16 12.63 12.29 10.53

Post Holdings Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Operating Margin % 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 12.42 9.71 7.83 7.09 6.92

Competitive Comparison

For the Packaged Foods subindustry, Post Holdings's Operating Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Operating Margin % 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 Operating Margin % Distribution

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

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



Post Holdings Operating Margin % Calculation

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Post Holdings's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Sep. 2021 ) / Revenue (A: Sep. 2021 )
=655.7 / 6226.7
=10.53 %

Post Holdings's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2022 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=105.5 / 1524.9
=6.92 %

* 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.


Post Holdings  (NYSE:POST) Operating Margin % Explanation

Just like Gross Margin %, it is important to see a company maintains its operating margin over time. Among the same industry, a company with higher operating margin is more efficient in its operation. It is also more stable during industry slowdown or recessions. Peter Lynch prefers those with higher margins than those with lower margins.


Be Aware

Operating Margin % can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin % may decline. Often the Operating Margin % declines well before the company's Revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia’s Operating Margin % had already been in decline since 2002, although its Earnings per Share (Diluted) were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin % would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important screening filter for GuruFocus. GuruFocus's Buffett-Munger screener requires that the profit margin is either consistent or expanding. The Model Portfolio of the Buffett-Munger screener has outperformed the market every year since inception in 2009.


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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

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