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Research Update: Post Holdings Inc. Assigned 'B+' Corporate Credit Rating; 'BB' And 'B+' Issue-Level Ratings Assigned Feb 12
Standard & Poors, February 2012
U.S.-based Post Holdings Inc. (Post) was recently spun off from Ralcorp Holdings Inc. (BBB-/WatchNeg/--). As part of the transaction, Post paid a roughly $900 million debt-financed dividend to Ralcorp. We assigned our 'B+' corporate credit rating to Post Holdings Inc. We assigned our 'BB' issue-level ratings to the company's senior secured credit facilities and recovery ratings of '1'. We assigned our 'B+' issue-level ratings to the company's $775 million senior unsecured notes and a recovery rating of '4'. The stable outlook reflects our expectation that Post will maintain leverage below 5x, adequate liquidity, and positive free cash flow. On Feb. 7, 2012, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'B+' corporate credit rating to St. Louis-based Post Holdings Inc., a...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Post Holdings Inc.
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable
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