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: $5.69082 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 66,156,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $81.77
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $82.99
  • 52 Week Range: $68.76 - $89.04
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.39
  • P/E Growth: 1.82
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.04 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.13
  • Book Value: $41.58 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.07
  • 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: 868,655 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 announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Thursday, June 8th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 4.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Post Holdings' earnings last quarter?

Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.62 EPS. View Post Holdings' Earnings History.

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

7 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Post Holdings' stock. Their predictions range from $85.00 to $105.00. On average, they anticipate Post Holdings' share price to reach $98.00 in the next year. 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. " (7/12/2017)
  • 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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders 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 purchased 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 $86.20.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Post Holdings (NYSE POST)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  185 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  122 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  307
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: 3 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.57)
Consensus Price Target: $98.00 (13.69% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
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
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 8/17/2015 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
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: $2.71 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.03 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 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 logoPost Holdings Schedules Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Conference Call - July 24 at 3:53 PM logoPhilip Morris (PM) Earnings & Sales Miss Estimates in Q2 - Nasdaq - July 21 at 6:18 AM logoPhilip Morris (PM) Earnings & Sales Miss Estimates in Q2 - July 21 at 6:18 AM logoMcCormick Buys Reckitt Benckiser Food Unit for $4.2 Billion - Bloomberg - July 19 at 2:51 AM logoPOST Makes Bullish Cross Above Critical Moving Average - Nasdaq - July 18 at 7:28 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : POST-US : July 17, 2017 - July 17 at 8:48 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) Upgraded at BidaskClub - July 14 at 12:05 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (POST) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Strong-Buy" - July 12 at 11:50 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) Given Buy Rating at Barclays PLC - July 8 at 7:50 AM logo$1.24 Billion in Sales Expected for Post Holdings, Inc. (POST) This Quarter - July 7 at 11:36 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.63 Per Share - July 5 at 10:18 PM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (POST) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - July 3 at 6:32 PM logoPost Holdings Completes Acquisition of Weetabix - July 3 at 8:29 AM logoPost Holdings, Inc. (POST) Rating Lowered to Sell at BidaskClub - June 21 at 3:40 PM logoETFs with exposure to Post Holdings, Inc. : June 15, 2017 - June 16 at 9:03 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Post Holdings Inc (POST) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.25 Billion - June 11 at 7:54 AM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.63 Per Share - June 9 at 10:30 PM logoBRIEF-Post Holdings says additional share repurchase authorization of $250 mln - June 9 at 7:29 PM logoPost Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : POST-US : June 9, 2017 - June 9 at 7:29 PM logoPost Holdings (POST) Approves Additional $250M in Buybacks - June 9 at 1:10 AM logoPost Holdings (POST) to Repurchase $250.00 million in Shares - June 8 at 11:08 AM logoPost Holdings Announces Additional Share Repurchase Authorization of $250 Million - June 7 at 7:13 PM logoPost Holdings Announces Final Results and Expiration of the Previously Announced Cash Tender Offers - June 6 at 8:07 PM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - June 6 at 6:40 PM logoStocks Under Scanner in the Food Space -- Pinnacle Foods, Post Holdings ... - June 5 at 8:13 AM logoAfter a decade away, Post's Oreo O's cereal returning to shelves - June 4 at 9:31 AM logoPost Holdings Inc (POST) Rating Lowered to C at TheStreet - June 1 at 2:56 PM 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



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