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Post Holdings, Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. Post shares (POST) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Post employs 10,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.7 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Post's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$102.52, which is 2.38% down on its pre-crash value of USD$105.02 and 48.64% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$68.97.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Post shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$682.59 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$978.04.
|Latest market close||USD$102.52|
|52-week range||USD$68.97 - USD$112.38|
|50-day moving average||USD$93.2961|
|200-day moving average||USD$89.0395|
|Wall St. target price||USD$107.17|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.01|
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|1 week (2020-11-20)||N/A|
|1 month (2020-10-30)||19.35%|
|3 months (2020-08-28)||N/A|
|6 months (2020-05-28)||N/A|
|1 year (2019-11-27)||N/A|
|2 years (2018-11-27)||N/A|
|3 years (2017-11-27)||N/A|
|5 years (2015-11-27)||N/A|
Valuing Post stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Post's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Post's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9532x. In other words, Post shares trade at around 9532x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Post's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4779. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Post's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Post's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Post's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$5.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||12.25%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.62%|
|Return on equity TTM||1.01%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$6.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.4 million Post shares held short by investors – that's known as Post's "short interest". This figure is 22.3% down from 3.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Post shares can be evaluated.
Post's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Post shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Post shares traded daily (recently around 340589.75817923). Post's SIR currently stands at 7.03. In other words for every 100,000 Post shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7030 shares are currently held short.
However Post's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Post shares, or, against the total number of tradable Post shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Post's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Post shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.039% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Post shares, roughly 39 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Post.
Find out more about how you can short Post stock.
We're not expecting Post to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Post's shares have ranged in value from as little as $68.97 up to $112.38. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Post's is 0.7086. This would suggest that Post's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Post Holdings, Inc. operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It operates through five segments: Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Foodservice, Refrigerated Retail, and BellRing Brands. The Post Consumer Brands segment manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal and hot cereal products. The Weetabix segment primarily markets and distributes branded and private label RTE cereal, hot cereals and other cereal-based food products, breakfast drinks, and muesli. The Foodservice segment produces and distributes egg and potato products in the foodservice and food ingredient channels. The Refrigerated Retail segment produces and distributes side dishes, eggs and egg products, cheese, sausages, and other refrigerated products to retail customers. The BellRing Brands segment markets and distributes ready-to-drink (RTD) protein shakes, other RTD beverages, powders, nutrition bars, and supplements. Post Holdings, Inc. sells its products primarily to grocery stores, mass merchandise customers, supercenters, club stores, natural/specialty stores, and drug store customers; military, e-commerce, and foodservice channels; discounters, wholesalers, and convenience stores; foodservice distributors, restaurant chains, and food manufacturers and processors; online and specialty retailers, supplement stores, and distributors; and food ingredient customers. The company was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
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