Post Holdings Reports 4Q Loss

ST. LOUIS (AP) -

Post Holdings Inc. on Monday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $287.4 million.

The St. Louis-based company said it had a loss of $5.86 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 13 cents per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 8 cents per share.

The cereal maker posted revenue of $1.04 billion in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Analysts had expected $980.4 million, according to Zacks.

Post Holdings shares have fallen 25 percent since the beginning of the year. On Monday, shares closed at $37.10, a drop of 21 percent in the last 12 months. In after-hours trading, the shares lost another $3.23 to $33.87.