Hostess Brands Inc

Packaged Foods
Consumer Defensive

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Company Statistics

Market Cap.:
$4.45 billion
Book Value:
Revenue TTM:
$1.38 billion
Operating Margin TTM:
Gross Profit TTM:
$465.68 million
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Company Profile

Hostess Brands Inc had its IPO on 2015-08-14 under the ticker symbol TWNK.

The company operates in the Consumer Defensive sector and Packaged Foods industry. Hostess Brands Inc has a staff strength of 2,800 employees.

Stock update

Shares of Hostess Brands Inc opened at $33.49 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-09-12.

The stocks traded within a range of $33.42 - $33.54, and closed at $33.51.

This is a +0.06% increase from the previous day's closing price.

A total volume of 10,937,530 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.

In the last one week, shares of Hostess Brands Inc have increased by +18.28%.

Hostess Brands Inc's Key Ratios

Hostess Brands Inc has a market cap of $4.45 billion, indicating a price to book ratio of 1.7854 and a price to sales ratio of 2.3559.

In the last 12-months Hostess Brands Inc’s revenue was $1.38 billion with a gross profit of $465.68 million and an EBITDA of $292.91 million. The EBITDA ratio measures Hostess Brands Inc's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.

In the trailing 12-month period, Hostess Brands Inc’s operating margin was 17.05% while its return on assets stood at 4.18% with a return of equity of 9.41%.

In Q2, Hostess Brands Inc’s quarterly earnings growth was a positive 9.1% while revenue growth was a positive 3.5%.

Hostess Brands Inc’s PE and PEG Ratio

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Trailing PE

Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $1.26 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 20.7469 and a PEG multiple of 1.3732. A low price to earnings ratio can mean the stock is attractively valued while a high ratio suggests the stock may be overvalued.

The PEG on the other hand provides a broader view compared to the P/E ratio and gives greater insight into Hostess Brands Inc’s profitability.

Hostess Brands Inc stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 3.1003 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of 13.1953. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 2.3559.

Hostess Brands Inc stock pays annual dividends of $0 per share, indicating a yield of 0% and a payout ratio of 0%.

Balance sheet and cash flow metrics

Total Assets
$3.52 billion
Total Liabilities
$203.23 million
Operating Cash Flow
Capital Expenditure
$33.74 million
Dividend Payout Ratio

Hostess Brands Inc ended 2024 with $3.52 billion in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $3.52 billion while shareholder equity stood at $1.85 billion.

Hostess Brands Inc ended 2024 with $361.93 million in deferred long-term liabilities, $203.23 million in other current liabilities, 14000.00 in common stock, $710.37 million in retained earnings and $706.62 million in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $99.37 million and cash and short-term investments were $99.37 million. The company’s total short-term debt was $12,543,000 while long-term debt stood at $982.05 million.

Hostess Brands Inc’s total current assets stands at $366.42 million while long-term investments were $0 and short-term investments were $0.00. Its net receivables were $181.73 million compared to accounts payable of $87.50 million and inventory worth $67.24 million.

In 2024, Hostess Brands Inc's operating cash flow was $-33739000.00 while its capital expenditure stood at $33.74 million.

Comparatively, Hostess Brands Inc paid $0 in dividends in 2024.

Other key metrics

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Analyst Target Price

Hostess Brands Inc stock is currently trading at $33.51 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $33.575 and a 52-week low of $33.575. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $29.22.

Its 50-day moving average was $25.07 and 200-day moving average was $24.67 The short ratio stood at 3.52 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.

Around 66.9% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 10524.6% are held by institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hostess Brands Inc

The stock symbol (also called stock or share ticker) of Hostess Brands Inc is TWNK

The IPO of Hostess Brands Inc took place on 2015-08-14

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Hostess Brands, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and distributes snack products in the United States and Canada. The company provides a range of snack cakes, donuts, sweet rolls, breakfast pastries, cookies, snack pies, sweet baked goods, wafers, bread and buns, danishes, honey buns, coffee cakes, and sugar-free products. It offers its products under the Hostess, Dolly Madison, Cloverhill, Voortman, CupCakes, Twinkies, Donettes, Sno Balls, Ding Dongs, Zingers, Ho Hos, and Big Texas brands. The company was formerly known as Gores Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Hostess Brands, Inc. in November 2016. Hostess Brands, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.


7905 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS, United States, 66215