Hostess Brands Overview

  • Founded
  • 1919
  • Status
  • Public
  • Employees
  • 2,000
  • Stock Symbol
  • TWNK
Stock Symbol
  • Investments
  • 4
  • Share Price
  • $13.73
  • (As of Tuesday Closing)

Hostess Brands General Information


Hostess Brands is the second-largest U.S. provider of sweet baked goods under the Hostess and Dolly Madison group of brands, including Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Donettes, and Zingers. In 2018, Hostess expanded its breakfast offerings with the purchase of Aryzta's breakfast assets (the Cloverhill business), including a branded business and private-label deals, and in 2020 entered the cookie category via the Voortman tie-up. Although its roots stem from the 1919 launch of the Hostess Cupcake, the company filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Investors purchased the brands and restarted production in 2013, followed by a 2016 initial public offering. Most products are sold in the U.S., although third parties distribute some product to Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Publicly Held
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Food Products
Other Industries
Stock Exchange
Primary Office
  • P.O. Box 419593
  • Kansas City, MO 64141
  • United States
+1 (816) 000-0000
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Hostess Brands Stock Performance

(As of Tuesday Closing)

Stock Price Previous Close 52 wk Range Market Cap Shares Average Volume EPS
$13.73 $13.55 $9.32 - $14.68 $1.8B 131M 1.15M $0.51

Hostess Brands Financials Summary

In Thousands,
TTM 30-Sep-2020 FY 2019 31-Dec-2019 FY 2018 31-Dec-2018 FY 2017 31-Dec-2017
EV 2,674,509 2,717,243 2,634,582 3,157,363
Revenue 977,232 907,675 850,389 776,188
EBITDA 179,281 177,661 175,195 268,248
Net Income 62,843 63,115 62,895 223,897
Total Assets 3,339,843 3,097,701 3,010,713 2,966,275
Total Debt 1,119,471 987,288 988,004 999,188
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Hostess Brands Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
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Hostess Brands Comparisons

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Hostess Brands Competitors (3)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Fresh Del Monte Produce Formerly PE-Backed Coral Gables, FL 00000 000000000 00
000000 Corporation Schlieren, Switzerland 00000 0&0
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Hostess Brands Executive Team (18)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Andrew Callahan Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Brian Purcell Chief Financial Officer, Finance & Executive Vice President
Andrew Jacobs Chief Operating Officer, Operations & Executive Vice President
Michael Cramer Assistant Secretary, Administration & Chief Administrative Officer, Administration
Chad Lusk Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing & Senior Vice President
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Hostess Brands Board Members (6)

Name Representing Role Since
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Hostess Brands Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Hostess Brands Investments & Acquisitions (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
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0000000000 000000- 01-Feb-2017 000000000000000000 000.00 Food Products 000000 000000
00000000 0000 0000 13-Jun-2016 0000000000 Food Products 0000000 00000
Superior Baking, Superior Bread and Mathew's Distribution Merger/Acquisition Food Products 0000000 00000
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Hostess Brands Subsidiaries (3)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Cloverhill Pastry-Vend Food Products Chicago, IL 1961
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00000000 0000 0000 Food Products Southbridge, MA 0000
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