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

L.B. Foster Company (FSTR): $19.55

0.26 (-1.31%)

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Industry: Railroads




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FSTR Price/Volume Stats

Current price $19.55 52-week high $22.14
Prev. close $19.81 52-week low $9.00
Day low $19.55 Volume 16,900
Day high $20.04 Avg. volume 22,694
50-day MA $19.47 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $15.31 Market Cap 216.54M

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  • Growth is the dimension where FSTR ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 86.46% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for FSTR is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • FSTR's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 54.08% of US stocks).

FSTR Stock Summary

  • FOSTER L B CO's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 86.59% of US listed stocks.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, FOSTER L B CO is reporting a growth rate of 820.45%; that's higher than 98.56% of US stocks.
  • FOSTER L B CO's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 13.46%, greater than the shareholder yield of 86.54% of 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 XELB, ORGS, BOOM, WNC, and ACCO.
  • 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

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, FSTR's price/earnings ratio is 125.48% lower, now standing at -5.3.
  • FSTR's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.2 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 2023-11-30 0.4 1.6 -5.3 745.9
FSTR 2023-11-29 0.4 1.5 -5.2 735.8
FSTR 2023-11-28 0.4 1.5 -5.2 741.0
FSTR 2023-11-27 0.4 1.6 -5.3 748.4
FSTR 2023-11-24 0.4 1.6 -5.3 746.7
FSTR 2023-11-22 0.4 1.6 -5.3 745.4

FSTR Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -264.13%.
  • Its year over year price growth rate is now at -24.14%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -80.99%.
Over the past 33 months, FSTR's revenue has gone down $181,768,000.

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
2022-09-30 473.289 -12.836 -1.967
2022-06-30 473.327 -21.034 2.452
2022-03-31 496.334 -16.129 3.318
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

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)

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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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 (FSTR) Q3 Earnings Miss Estimates, Revenues Beat

L.B. Foster's (FSTR) Q3 performance was impacted by the exit of the bridge grid deck product line associated with long-term contract changes in the Steel Products and Measurement segment.

Yahoo | November 14, 2023

L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ:FSTR) Q3 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ:FSTR) Q3 2023 Earnings Call Transcript November 7, 2023 L.B. Foster Company misses on earnings expectations. Reported EPS is $0.05 EPS, expectations were $0.26. Operator: Good day, and welcome to L.B. Foster’s Third Quarter of 2023 Earnings Call. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will be given at that […]

Yahoo | November 8, 2023

Q3 2023 L B Foster Co Earnings Call

Q3 2023 L B Foster Co Earnings Call

Yahoo | November 8, 2023

L.B. Foster Co (FSTR) Reports 11.8% Increase in Q3 2023 Net Sales and 22.2% Rise in Gross Profit

Strong Cash Flow Generation Reduces Net Debt by $16.9 Million

Yahoo | November 7, 2023

L.B. Foster Third Quarter 2023 Adjusted Results Reflect Ongoing Profitability Improvement and Strong Cash Flow; Reaffirming Midpoints of 2023 Guidance

Third quarter net sales of $145.3 million up 11.8% year over year (10.0% adjusted for non-routine items1). Adjusted organic growth1 was 12.6% partially offset by portfolio changes of 2.6%.Gross profit of $28.2 million up 22.2% year over year (up 12.1% adjusted for non-routine items1); gross margins of 19.4% up 160 basis points ("bps") year over year, (up 40 bps for the quarter and 250 bps for the year-to-date period adjusted for non-routine items1).Third quarter net income of $0.5 million was fa

Yahoo | November 7, 2023

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FSTR Price Returns

1-mo -2.93%
3-mo 8.13%
6-mo 39.74%
1-year 113.66%
3-year 30.77%
5-year 7.24%
YTD 101.96%
2022 -29.60%
2021 -8.64%
2020 -22.34%
2019 21.89%
2018 -41.44%

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