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: Breakfast Cereal Manufacturing
  • Sub-Industry: Packaged Foods & Meats
  • Symbol: NYSE:POST
  • CUSIP: 73744610
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $5.78 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 66,156,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $84.79
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $83.08
  • 52 Week Range: $68.76 - $89.04
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.40
  • P/E Growth: 1.84
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.04 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.15
  • Book Value: $41.58 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.10
  • EBIDTA: $891.4 million
  • Net Margins: -0.06%
  • Return on Equity: 6.53%
  • Return on Assets: 1.96%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.31%
  • Current Ratio: 6.43%
  • Quick Ratio: 5.47%
  • Average Volume: 822,906 shs.
  • Beta: 0.1
  • Short Ratio: 5.09

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 will Post Holdings' stock buyback program work?

Post Holdings declared that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Thursday, June 8th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 4.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Post Holdings' earnings last quarter?

Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.25 billion. Post Holdings had a negative net margin of 0.06% and a positive return on equity of 6.53%. Post Holdings's quarterly revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.62 earnings per share. View Post Holdings' Earnings History.

When will Post Holdings make its next earnings announcement?

Post Holdings is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 15th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Post Holdings.

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

7 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Post Holdings' stock. Their forecasts range from $97.00 to $106.00. On average, they anticipate Post Holdings' share price to reach $103.25 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. " (9/9/2017)
  • 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 are Post Holdings' key executives?

Post Holdings' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Robert V. Vitale, President, Chief Executive Officer, Principle Executive Officer, Director
  • Jeff A. Zadoks, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Principal Financial Officer
  • Christopher J. Neugent, President and CEO, Post Consumer Brands
  • James E. Dwyer Jr., Executive Vice President and President and CEO - Michael Foods Group
  • Diedre J. Gray, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • William P. Stiritz, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Jay W. Brown, Lead Independent Director
  • Edwin H. Callison, Independent Director
  • Gregory L. Curl, Independent Director
  • Robert E. Grote, Independent Director

Who owns Post Holdings stock?

Post Holdings' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.84%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.70%), FMR LLC (7.65%), Route One Investment Company L.P. (6.30%), Iridian Asset Management LLC CT (4.81%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.31%). 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 Voya Investment Management LLC, Iridian Asset Management LLC CT, Renaissance Technologies LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of Montreal Can, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and Teachers Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Post Holdings.

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

Post Holdings' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Route One Investment Company L.P., Victory Capital Management Inc., TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, UBS Oconnor LLC, Bank of Nova Scotia, BlackRock Inc. and Franklin Resources 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.

What is Post Holdings' stock price today?

One share of Post Holdings stock can currently be purchased for approximately $87.36.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Post Holdings (NYSE POST)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  199 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  134 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  333
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Post Holdings and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.71)
Consensus Price Target: $103.25 (18.19% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/20/2017Pivotal ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$105.00LowView Rating Details
9/20/2017BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$106.00MediumView Rating Details
7/17/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageNeutral -> Buy$105.00MediumView Rating Details
7/7/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingBuyMediumView Rating Details
5/10/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$97.00LowView Rating Details
4/19/2017Vertical GroupDowngradeBuy -> HoldLowView Rating Details
4/18/2017Vertical ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldHighView Rating Details
6/25/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
6/23/2016BB&T CorporationUpgradeHold -> Buy$87.00N/AView Rating Details
6/20/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$90.00N/AView Rating Details
9/30/2015SunTrust Banks, Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/20/2015 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
11/15/2017$0.92N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q3 2017$0.61$0.63$1.25 billion$1.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $2.69 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.90 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' (POST) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Pivotal Research - September 20 at 2:02 PM logoPost Holdings to buy Bob Evans Farms for $1.5 billion - Reuters - September 20 at 7:51 AM logoBMO Capital sees 23% upside on Post Holdings - Seeking Alpha - September 20 at 7:51 AM logoPRESS DIGEST -Wall Street Journal - Sept 20 - September 20 at 7:51 AM logoBob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE) Stock Pops on $1.5B Post Holdings Deal - September 19 at 12:35 PM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (POST) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - September 16 at 9:04 PM logoEkso Bionics (EKSO), Genesis Rehab Services Collaborate on Entry into Post-Acute Care Settings - September 15 at 7:44 AM logoEkso Bionics and Genesis Rehab Services Collaborate on Entry into Post-Acute Care Settings - September 14 at 9:23 AM logoBanker Fees on Japan Post Deal Are Said to Top Tobacco Sale - Bloomberg - September 13 at 7:55 AM logoJapan to sell $12 billion of Japan Post Holdings, growth potential under scrutiny - Reuters - September 13 at 7:55 AM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades Post Holdings, Inc. (POST) to Hold - September 9 at 6:50 AM logoHD Supply Holdings, Inc. Announces 2017 Second-Quarter Results and Reaffirms Full-Year Guidance - September 6 at 7:23 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (POST) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.41 Billion - September 6 at 3:56 AM logoJapan Post said to announce trillion-yen share sale Sept 11 - September 4 at 11:35 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Post Holdings, Inc. (POST) to Announce $0.87 Earnings Per Share - September 4 at 6:22 PM logoAMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. to Participate in September Investor Conferences - September 1 at 7:27 AM logoPro-Trader Daily: Earnings Review and Free Research Report: Lumentum Holdings Q4 Fiscal 2017 Results Beat Earnings Estimates - September 1 at 7:27 AM logo5 Value Food Stocks to Bet on Amid Grocery Industry Woes - September 1 at 7:27 AM logoJapan government eyes Japan Post share sale as soon as this month: source - Reuters - September 1 at 7:27 AM logoJapan government eyes Japan Post share sale as soon as this month: source - September 1 at 7:27 AM logoPost Holdings (POST) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA - Nasdaq - August 30 at 8:03 AM logoWeetabix deal positions Post for growth, new markets: analysts - August 25 at 10:08 AM logoJ. M. Smucker (SJM) Misses Q1 Earnings Estimates, Cuts View - August 24 at 11:16 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (POST) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - August 22 at 8:44 PM logoB&G Foods (BGS) to Take Over Back to Nature Foods for $165M - August 22 at 8:34 PM logoMondelez (MDLZ) Strong on Cost Saving, Volume Trend Weak - August 22 at 3:30 PM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (POST) Upgraded at BidaskClub - August 20 at 9:42 AM logo$1.41 Billion in Sales Expected for Post Holdings, Inc. (POST) This Quarter - August 19 at 11:14 AM logoETFs with exposure to Post Holdings, Inc. : August 18, 2017 - August 19 at 6:38 AM logoETFs with exposure to Post Holdings, Inc. : August 18, 2017 - August 19 at 6:38 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Post Holdings Inc. - August 11 at 7:41 AM logoPost Holdings Announces Pricing of Senior Notes Offering - GlobeNewswire (press release) - August 9 at 6:33 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. :POST-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : August 8, 2017 - August 9 at 6:33 AM logoPost Holdings Announces Pricing of Senior Notes Offering - Nasdaq - Nasdaq - August 8 at 6:18 AM logoEdited Transcript of POST earnings conference call or presentation 4-Aug-17 1:00pm GMT - August 5 at 6:20 AM logoPost Holdings Inc Margins Up in Latest Results - August 5 at 6:20 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.02 EPS - August 4 at 5:02 PM logoPost Holdings Reports Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017 - August 4 at 7:07 AM logoPost Holdings reports 3Q loss - August 4 at 7:07 AM logoPost Holdings Appoints Ellen Harshman to Board of Directors - Nasdaq - August 3 at 7:02 AM logoTwo Food Stock Picks Ahead of Earnings - Barron's - August 1 at 9:34 PM logoPost Holdings Appoints Ellen Harshman to Board of Directors NYSE ... - GlobeNewswire (press release) - August 1 at 9:34 PM logoPost Holdings Appoints Ellen Harshman to Board of Directors - August 1 at 9:34 PM logoFTXG's Underlying Holdings Imply 11% Gain Potential - Nasdaq - August 1 at 4:32 PM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (POST) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.24 Billion - August 1 at 9:14 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:POST) : July 31, 2017 - August 1 at 2:55 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (POST) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.63 Per Share - July 30 at 7:26 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (POST) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - July 28 at 8:45 PM logoInitiating Research Reports on Food Equities -- Pinnacle Foods ... - PR Newswire (press release) - July 24 at 3:53 PM logoPost Holdings Schedules Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 ... - GlobeNewswire (press release) - July 24 at 3:53 PM



Post Holdings (POST) Chart for Wednesday, September, 20, 2017

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