Post Holdings Company Profile (NYSE:POST)

About Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)

Post Holdings logoPost Holdings, Inc. is a consumer packaged goods holding company. The Company operates through four segments, namely, Post Consumer Brands, Michael Foods Group, Active Nutrition and Private Brands. The Company's Post Consumer Brands segment includes the Post Foods branded ready-to-eat cereal operations and the business of MOM Brands. Its Michael Foods Group segment produces and distributes egg products, refrigerated potato products, cheese and other dairy case products, and pasta products. Its Private Brands segment manufactures and distributes organic and conventional private label peanut butter and other nut butters, baking nuts, raisins and other dried fruit, and trail mixes. Its Active Nutrition segment markets and distributes protein beverages and bars under the Premier Protein brand, protein powders and bars under the Dymatize and Supreme Protein brands, and ready-to-drink beverages and other liquid-based solutions under the Joint Juice brand.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Food - Major Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: Packaged Foods & Meats
  • Symbol: NYSE:POST
  • CUSIP: 73744610
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $5.42 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 66,267,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $83.74
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $81.94
  • 52 Week Range: $68.76 - $89.04
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 121.85
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 26.47
  • P/E Growth: 4.41
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.01 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.08
  • Book Value: $45.09 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.81
  • EBIDTA: $854.5 million
  • Net Margins: 1.37%
  • Return on Equity: 7.23%
  • Return on Assets: 2.35%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.53%
  • Current Ratio: 3.41%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.46%
  • Average Volume: 823,273 shs.
  • Beta: 0.17
  • Short Ratio: 9.66

Frequently Asked Questions for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)

What is Post Holdings' stock symbol?

Post Holdings trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "POST."

How were Post Holdings' earnings last quarter?

Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May, 8th. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.26 billion. Post Holdings had a return on equity of 7.23% and a net margin of 1.37%. Post Holdings's revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.87 earnings per share. View Post Holdings' Earnings History.

Where is Post Holdings' stock going? Where will Post Holdings' stock price be in 2017?

9 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Post Holdings' shares. Their forecasts range from $85.00 to $105.00. On average, they anticipate Post Holdings' stock price to reach $92.80 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Post Holdings.

What are analysts saying about Post Holdings stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Post Holdings stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Post Holdings Inc. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded ready-to-eat cereals in the United States and Canada. The Company's products are manufactured through a production platform consisting of four owned primary facilities and sold through a variety of channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. Its portfolio of brands includes diverse offerings such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Post Selects, Great Grains, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat, Post Raisin Bran, Grape-Nuts and Honeycomb. Post Holdings Inc. is based in St. Louis, Missouri. " (5/23/2017)
  • 2. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "Weetabix is said to have sales of £410 million and EBITDA of £120 million, putting the EBITDA margin just over 29% – accretive to Post’s margins, and will be the highest in the Post portfolio. The purchase price is 11.6x EBITDA, or about 10.0x EBITDA post-synergies of £20 million annually – which are expected to come into the P&L over a three-year period. The deal is said to be immediately accretive to Adjusted EBITDA margins and free cash flow. The deal looks attractively priced since it is an adjacency to Post’s U.S. RTE business – this is a cereal company buying a cereal company; we should expect good things to come from that. Post expects to have pro-forma leverage of 5.3x Debt to EBITDA after closing. It expects to borrow £700 million in the U.K. market to fund about half of the deal price and create a natural hedge on the currency exposure. The remainder of the deal will be funded from cash on hand and existing bank facilities." (4/18/2017)
  • 3. BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "Post's 1Q17 adjusted EBITDA of $230 million exceeded consensus, as higher-than-expected operating profit in Active Nutrition more than offset lower-than-expected operating gains in both Michael Foods and Private Label. POST raised the low end of its F2017 EBITDA outlook from $910-950 million to $920-950 million, in part reflecting an improved egg pricing outlook in Michael Foods (i.e., recent cases of avian influenza led to higher international demand for table eggs)." (2/6/2017)

Who are some of Post Holdings' key competitors?

Who owns Post Holdings stock?

Post Holdings' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Wellington Management Group LLP (8.38%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.87%), BlackRock Inc. (7.82%), FMR LLC (6.23%), Iridian Asset Management LLC CT (5.76%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.38%). Company insiders that own Post Holdings stock include Edwin H Callison, Richard R Koulouris and William P Stiritz. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Post Holdings.

Who sold Post Holdings stock? Who is selling Post Holdings stock?

Post Holdings' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Bank of Nova Scotia, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Rothschild Asset Management Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC and King Luther Capital Management Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Post Holdings.

Who bought Post Holdings stock? Who is buying Post Holdings stock?

Post Holdings' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Iridian Asset Management LLC CT, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd, First Eagle Investment Management LLC and Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Post Holdings stock in the last two years include Edwin H Callison and William P Stiritz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Post Holdings.

How do I buy Post Holdings stock?

Shares of Post Holdings can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Post Holdings stock cost?

One share of Post Holdings stock can currently be purchased for approximately $81.79.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $92.80 (13.46% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/10/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$97.00LowView Rating Details
5/10/2017Pivotal ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$105.00MediumView Rating Details
4/19/2017Vertical GroupDowngradeBuy -> HoldLowView Rating Details
4/18/2017Vertical ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldHighView Rating Details
2/6/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHold$83.00 -> $85.00N/AView Rating Details
7/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
6/25/2016Citigroup IncReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
6/23/2016BB&T Co.UpgradeHold -> Buy$87.00N/AView Rating Details
6/20/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$90.00N/AView Rating Details
11/26/2015Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$73.00 -> $77.00N/AView Rating Details
9/30/2015SunTrust Banks, Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
6/5/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeOutperformN/AView Rating Details
6/1/2015Wells Fargo & CoUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$47.00 -> $65.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
Earnings by Quarter for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
Earnings History by Quarter for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/8/2017Q2 2017$0.60$0.55$1.26 billion$1.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q1 2017$0.55$0.62$1.24 billion$1.25 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/17/2016Q4 2016$0.44$0.61$1.31 billion$1.26 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q3$0.49$0.62$1.26 billion$1.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q2$0.41$0.87$1.23 billion$1.27 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q1$0.36$0.52$1.33 billion$1.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/23/2015Q4$0.29$0.06$1.33 billion$1.31 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q315$0.07$0.27$1.23 billion$1.21 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q215$0.10$0.87$1.07 billion$1.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q115($0.13)($1.15)$1.07 billion$1.07 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/24/2014Q4 14$0.07$0.13$980.04 million$1.04 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q3 14$0.27($0.30)$636.70 million$633.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q114$0.23($0.21)$446.80 million$438.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q1 14$0.16$0.02$298.20 million$297.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/20/2013Q4$0.20$0.16$276.02 million$291.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2013Q3 2013$0.32$0.29$253.87 million$257.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/13/2013Q2 2013$0.27$0.19$255.73 million$248.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/7/2013Q1 2013$0.22$0.31$219.01 million$236.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/28/20120.35$0.35$247.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/9/2012$0.43$0.51ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/24/2012$0.47$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.45 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.09 EPS


Dividend History for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 7.00%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/10/2017Edwin H CallisonDirectorBuy300$78.01$23,403.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2016William P StiritzDirectorBuy120,000$75.48$9,057,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2016Richard R KoulourisCEOSell21,942$85.33$1,872,310.86View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016William P StiritzDirectorBuy549,642$63.65$34,984,713.30View SEC Filing  
11/28/2014Robert V VitaleCEOBuy6,190$40.09$248,157.10View SEC Filing  
8/26/2014Edwin H CallisonDirectorBuy500$35.67$17,835.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2014Robert E GroteDirectorBuy1,000$56.77$56,770.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2014Edwin H CallisonDirectorBuy1,200$53.76$64,512.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013David R BanksDirectorBuy1,000$43.35$43,350.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
Latest Headlines for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
DateHeadline logoPost Holdings Announces Early Results of the Previously Announced Cash Tender Offers and Increase in Size of New Incremental Term Loan Facility - May 24 at 7:35 PM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Strong Sell" - May 23 at 7:18 AM logo[$$] Can't Get Enough - May 22 at 9:33 AM logoPost Holdings Announces Early Results of the Previously Announced Cash Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations and Extension of the Early Tender Deadline for the Cash Tender Offer of 8.00% Senior Notes Due 2025 - May 22 at 9:33 AM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.24 Billion - May 17 at 11:18 AM logoETFs with exposure to Post Holdings, Inc. : May 16, 2017 - May 16 at 7:00 PM logoPost Holdings, Inc. :POST-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 6:33 PM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.62 Per Share - May 15 at 12:32 PM logoEdwin H. Callison Acquires 300 Shares of Post Holdings Inc (POST) Stock - May 12 at 8:26 PM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - May 12 at 6:42 PM logoPivotal Research Reiterates Buy Rating for Post Holdings Inc (POST) - May 10 at 10:02 PM logoPost Holdings, Inc. -- Moody's assigns Ba2 to Post's proposed $2 billion term loan - May 10 at 7:30 PM logoPost Holdings' (POST) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Stifel Nicolaus - May 10 at 6:28 PM logoEdited Transcript of POST earnings conference call or presentation 9-May-17 1:00pm GMT - May 10 at 11:30 AM logoMoody's says Post's plan for a new secured $2B term loan won't affect unsecured debt ratings - May 9 at 6:53 PM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Announces Earnings Results - May 9 at 12:38 AM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.03 EPS - May 8 at 11:52 PM logoPost Holdings Reports Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017 - May 8 at 6:40 PM logoPost Holdings Announces Cash Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations for 7.75% Senior Notes Due 2024 and 8.00% Senior Notes Due 2025 and Launch of Term Loan Facility - May 8 at 6:40 PM logoPost Holdings reports 2Q loss - May 8 at 5:36 PM logoShould You Buy Post Holdings (POST) Ahead of Earnings? - May 5 at 7:33 PM logoWhy Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. Stock Soared 17% in April - May 4 at 8:19 AM logoPositive News Coverage Likely to Affect Post Holdings (POST) Share Price - May 4 at 1:14 AM logoReckitt Foods Sale Is Said to Be Likely to Attract Post, Conagra - May 2 at 5:06 PM logoPost Holdings likely suitor for Reckitt's food business: Report - May 2 at 5:06 PM logoChurch & Dwight (CHD) Q1 Earnings: A Beat in the Cards? - May 2 at 10:14 AM logoPost Holdings (POST) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.16 - April 29 at 11:59 AM logoResearch Reports Coverage on Food Stocks -- Sanderson Farms, Pinnacle Foods, Post Holdings, and Amplify Snack Brands - April 28 at 8:18 AM logoPost Holdings (POST) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.24 - April 27 at 1:08 AM logo$0.60 Earnings Per Share Expected for Post Holdings Inc (POST) This Quarter - April 24 at 7:32 PM logoPost Holdings Schedules Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Conference Call - April 24 at 1:12 PM logo[$$] Fill 'Er Up - April 24 at 1:12 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Post Holdings (POST) Stock Price - April 23 at 7:21 PM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - April 22 at 7:14 AM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - April 22 at 12:05 AM logoPost Holdings Declares Dividend on Series B and Series C Convertible Preferred Stock - April 21 at 7:06 PM logoPost Holdings, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:POST) : April 20, 2017 - April 20 at 7:24 PM logoPost cereals CEO Chris Neugent talks snacking, soccer and startup thinking - April 20 at 12:18 AM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Lowered to Hold at Vertical Group - April 19 at 4:23 PM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Stifel Nicolaus - April 19 at 3:08 PM logoBright Food (Group) Co., Ltd. -- Moody's: Bright Food's proposed sale of Weetabix is credit positive - April 19 at 9:48 AM logoBlog Coverage Post Holdings Announces Weetabix Acquisition; Adds Multiple Brands to Its Diverse Portfolio - April 19 at 9:48 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : POST-US : April 19, 2017 - April 19 at 9:48 AM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Downgraded to Hold at Vertical Research - April 18 at 4:50 PM logoPost Holdings to Acquire Weetabix for £1.4 Billion - April 18 at 9:42 AM logoPost Adds Weetabix to Breakfast Bowl - April 18 at 9:42 AM logoInvestors watch Goldman shares slip after earnings disappoint; Netflix, BofA gain - April 18 at 9:41 AM logo[$$] Weetabix: Post truth - April 18 at 9:41 AM logoFruity Pebbles owner Post Holdings to buy Weetabix - April 18 at 8:54 AM logoPost Holdings (POST) Given News Impact Rating of 0.04 - April 17 at 10:17 PM



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