L.B. Foster Company (FSTR): Price and Financial Metrics

L.B. Foster Company (FSTR): $15.00

0.07 (+0.47%)

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Industry: Railroads


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  • Sentiment is the dimension where FSTR ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.08% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for FSTR is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 168 days.
  • FSTR ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 30th percentile.

FSTR Stock Summary

  • Foster L B Co's stock had its IPO on March 26, 1990, making it an older stock than 84.05% of US equities in our set.
  • FSTR's price/sales ratio is 0.31; that's higher than the P/S ratio of merely 5.83% of US stocks.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Foster L B Co is reporting a growth rate of -294.27%; that's higher than just 6.78% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to FSTR, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are OCC, HOFT, CATO, DYNT, and TILE.
  • Visit FSTR's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.lbfoster.com.

FSTR Valuation Summary

  • FSTR's price/sales ratio is 0.4; this is 87.88% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • FSTR's price/earnings ratio has moved down 5.5 over the prior 243 months.
  • FSTR's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.3 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FSTR.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FSTR 2021-08-26 0.4 1.0 17.9 219.9
FSTR 2021-08-25 0.4 1.1 18.1 221.8
FSTR 2021-08-24 0.4 1.1 18.2 222.5
FSTR 2021-08-23 0.4 1.0 17.8 218.8
FSTR 2021-08-20 0.4 1.0 17.8 218.1
FSTR 2021-08-19 0.4 1.0 17.6 216.3

FSTR Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year price growth rate is now at -3.73%.
  • Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -79.22%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -21.86%.
Over the past 52 months, FSTR's revenue has gone up $31,459,000.

The table below shows FSTR's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-09-30 516.231 -3.425 6.055
2021-06-30 504.543 17.359 10.543
2021-03-31 495.787 31.238 8.19
2020-12-31 497.411 16.918 7.582
2020-09-30 542.285 29.294 31.737
2020-06-30 578.196 44.874 27.971

FSTR's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • FSTR has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 77.68% of graded US stocks.
  • FSTR's asset turnover comes in at 1.391 -- ranking 60th of 105 Wholesale stocks.
  • AE, SRLP, and NGL are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with FSTR.

The table below shows FSTR's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 1.391 0.172 0.042
2021-06-30 1.342 0.176 0.004
2021-03-31 1.304 0.181 -0.004
2020-12-31 1.287 0.191 -0.002
2020-09-30 1.372 0.181 -0.019
2020-06-30 1.447 0.180 0.016

FSTR Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of FSTR, see our FSTR price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $21.25 Average Broker Recommendation 1.25 (Strong Buy)

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FSTR Price/Volume Stats

Current price $15.00 52-week high $19.47
Prev. close $14.93 52-week low $12.62
Day low $14.56 Volume 35,407
Day high $15.03 Avg. volume 33,034
50-day MA $14.65 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $16.45 Market Cap 162.51M

L.B. Foster Company (FSTR) Company Bio

L.B. Foster Co. engages in providing products and services for the rail industry and solutions to support infrastructure projects. It operates through the following segments: Rail Technologies & Services and Infrastructure Solutions. The Rail Technologies & Services segment comprises of manufacturing and distribution businesses that provide products and services for freight and passenger railroads and industrial companies. The Infrastructure Solutions segment comprised of manufacturing, distribution, and service businesses that provide products and services for the transportation, energy, and general infrastructure markets in North America. The company was founded by Lee B. Foster in 1902 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Latest FSTR News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Foster L B Co that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate FSTR as an investment opportunity.

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Yahoo | December 27, 2021

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AOUT, FSTR, LE, SPWH, and RIO have been added to the Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) List on December 15, 2021.

Yahoo | December 15, 2021

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COHR, LPRO, FSTR, SANM, and VIOT have been added to the Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) List on December 8, 2021.

Yahoo | December 8, 2021

New Strong Sell Stocks for December 6th

BYND, NVST, FSTR, ZBH, and PHR have been added to the Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) List on December 6, 2021.

Yahoo | December 6, 2021

L.B. Foster Company to Present at the Singular Research Best of the Uncovered 2021 Webinar on December 9, 2021

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ: FSTR), announced today that Bill Thalman, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Bill Treacy, Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, will present virtually at the Singular Research Best of the Uncovered 2021 Webinar. The Company’s presentation will begin at 1:30 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, December 9, 2021. A live video webcast, presentation slides, and a video replay will be available online. Th

Yahoo | December 2, 2021

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FSTR Price Returns

1-mo 12.53%
3-mo -5.84%
6-mo -17.40%
1-year -0.40%
3-year -15.16%
5-year -4.46%
YTD 9.09%
2021 -8.64%
2020 -22.34%
2019 21.89%
2018 -41.44%
2017 99.63%

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