Post Holdings, Inc. (POST): Price and Financial Metrics

Post Holdings, Inc. (POST): $108.25

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  • POST scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 85.49% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for POST is in Stability, which has been heading up over the past 31 weeks.
  • POST ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 13th percentile.

POST Stock Summary

  • For POST, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 84.9% of US equities we're observing.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Post Holdings Inc is reporting a growth rate of 301.14%; that's higher than 93.7% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, POST is more volatile than just 16.77% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Post Holdings Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be TGNA, SPH, CIO, CLW, and MTOR.
  • POST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Post Holdings Inc's official web site, go to

POST Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Defensive stock, POST's price/sales ratio is 13.33% lower, now standing at 1.3.
  • Over the past 114 months, POST's price/sales ratio has gone up $0.3.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for POST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
POST 2021-03-23 1.2 2.3 -387.1 34.7
POST 2020-04-29 1.1 2.0 67.6 27.5
POST 2019-10-16 1.2 2.2 43.4 23.8
POST 2018-06-12 1.0 1.8 17.4 29.4
POST 2017-06-02 1.1 1.8 115.4 23.8
POST 2017-03-28 1.1 1.9 101.8 24.5

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POST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $108.25 52-week high $117.91
Prev. close $110.66 52-week low $81.38
Day low $108.18 Volume 566,300
Day high $110.37 Avg. volume 391,620
50-day MA $113.81 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $100.40 Market Cap 6.89B

Post Holdings, Inc. (POST) Company Bio

Post Holdings manufactures, markets, and sells refrigerated, active nutrition, and private label food products in the United States and Canada. The company operates through five segments: Post Foods, Michael Foods, Active Nutrition, Private Brands, and Attune Foods. The company was founded in 1895 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

POST Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$108.25$90.53 -22%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for POST, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Post Holdings Inc ranked in the 48th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for POST, they are:

  • 52% of the company's capital comes from equity, which is greater than just 16.55% of stocks in our cash flow based forecasting set.
  • Post Holdings Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than only 20.43% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • As a business, Post Holdings Inc experienced a tax rate of about 9% over the past twelve months; relative to its sector (Consumer Defensive), this tax rate is higher than just 22.49% of stocks generating free cash flow.

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For other companies in the Consumer Defensive that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as POST, try FIZZ, CENT, TGT, HLF, and IPAR.

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If You Had Bought Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) Stock Five Years Ago, You Could Pocket A 53% Gain Today

When you buy and hold a stock for the long term, you definitely want it to provide a positive return. Better yet, you'd...

Yahoo | June 7, 2021

Post Holdings Buys Cereal Business from TreeHouse Foods for $85M

Consumer packaged goods company Post Holdings (POST) has acquired a ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal business from TreeHouse Foods for a consideration of $85 million. The acquired RTE business includes two facilities situated in Ohio and Nevada with a range of production capabilities in batch and extruded products, an R&D facility, and inventory of about $30 million in value. Post expects the acquisition to be modestly dilutive to its Fiscal 2021 adjusted EBITDA and accretive in Fiscal 2022.

Kailas Salunkhe on TipRanks | June 2, 2021

Post Holdings' (POST) RTE Cereal Business Buyout to Aid Growth

Post Holdings (POST) acquires the ready-to-eat ("RTE") cereal business from TreeHouse Foods. The acquisition is expected to augment Post Holdings' bottom line in fiscal 2022.

Yahoo | June 2, 2021

Post Holdings Acquires Ready-to-Eat Cereal Business from TreeHouse Foods

ST. LOUIS, June 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST), a consumer packaged goods holding company, today announced that it has acquired the ready-to-eat (“RTE”) cereal business of TreeHouse Foods for $85 million, effective today. The acquisition includes two facilities located in Lancaster, Ohio and Sparks, Nevada, which feature a wide range of production capabilities across batch and extruded products, a research and development facility located in Sauget, Illinois as well

Yahoo | June 1, 2021

TreeHouse Foods Completes Sale of Ready-to-Eat Cereal Business to Post Holdings

TreeHouse Foods (NYSE: THS) today announced it has simultaneously signed a definitive agreement and completed the sale of its ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal business to Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POST) for a purchase price of $85 million.

Yahoo | June 1, 2021

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POST Price Returns

1-mo -6.66%
3-mo 1.25%
6-mo 10.19%
1-year 20.71%
3-year 25.20%
5-year 45.44%
YTD 7.17%
2020 -7.42%
2019 22.41%
2018 12.50%
2017 -1.44%
2016 30.29%

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