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

L.B. Foster Company (FSTR): $14.66

-0.02 (-0.14%)

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Industry: Railroads



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  • Value is the dimension where FSTR ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 85.59% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for FSTR is in Value, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • FSTR ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 34th percentile.

FSTR Stock Summary

  • Foster L B Co's stock had its IPO on March 26, 1990, making it an older stock than 84.38% of US equities in our set.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.33, Foster L B Co has a higher such ratio than merely 6.11% of stocks in our set.
  • Over the past twelve months, FSTR has reported earnings growth of -1,646.39%, putting it ahead of merely 1.25% of US stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Foster L B Co, a group of peers worth examining would be JW.A, CCRN, OCC, TIG, and WEYS.
  • 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 year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -77.87%.
  • 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%.
FSTR's revenue has moved down $141,364,000 over the prior 34 months.

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
2021-12-31 513.62 -1.063 3.626
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

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 $14.66 52-week high $17.97
Prev. close $14.68 52-week low $12.04
Day low $14.52 Volume 17,470
Day high $15.19 Avg. volume 20,474
50-day MA $13.80 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $14.50 Market Cap 160.22M

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.

L.B. Foster Company to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Operating Results on March 1, 2022

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ: FSTR), today announced that it will release fourth quarter and full year 2021 operating results pre-market opening on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. L.B. Foster will host a conference call to discuss its operating results, market outlook, and developments in the business later that morning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. A presentation will be available on the Company’s website under the Investor Relations page immediately after the

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

Is Now The Time To Look At Buying L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ:FSTR)?

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Yahoo | February 2, 2022

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Yahoo | December 27, 2021

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FSTR Price Returns

1-mo 7.79%
3-mo 16.35%
6-mo -3.55%
1-year -18.05%
3-year -33.00%
5-year -19.89%
YTD 6.62%
2021 -8.64%
2020 -22.34%
2019 21.89%
2018 -41.44%
2017 99.63%

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