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46.46
-1.45
-3.03%
After Hours :
46.46
0.00
0.00%

Open

47.79

Previous Close

47.91

Volume (Avg)

45.94k (33.63k)

Day's Range

46.40-48.63

52Wk Range

40.09-56.72

Market Cap.

480.93M

Dividend Rate (Yield )

0.12 (0.26%)

Beta

1.51

Shares Outstanding

10.35M

P/E Ratio (EPS)

17.36 (2.68)

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Fundamentals
  • Key statistics
  • Growth
  • Profitability
  • Financial health
  • Price ratios
  • Trading statistics
  • Management effectiveness
Industry Railways
Highlights
Analyst Recommendation: Buy
    • Revenue

    • 597.96M

    • Net Income

    • 29.29M

    • Market Cap.

    • 480.93M

    • Enterprise Value

    • -

    • Net Profit Margin %

    • 4.62

    • PEG (Price/Earnings Growth) Ratio

    • 1.24

    • Beta

    • 1.51

    • Forward P/E

    • 12.22

    • Price/Sales

    • 0.80

    • Price/Book Value

    • 1.47

    • Price/Cash flow

    • 10.54

      • EBITDA

      • 54.60M

      • Return on Capital %

      • 6.48

      • Return on Equity %

      • 8.83

      • Return on Assets %

      • 6.48

      • Book Value/Share

      • 31.66

      • Shares Outstanding

      • 10.35M

      • Last Split Factor (Date)

      • -

      • Last Dividend (Ex-Date)

      • 0.03 (9/3/2014)

      • Dividend Declaration Date

      • 8/1/2014

      Analyst Recommendation
      10/17/2014
      Buy
        • 1 Year Price Target

        • 60.00

        • Credit Rating

        • -

        • Analysts

        • 1

        • EPS Estimate

        • 3.80

        • Cashflow Estimate

        • 4.90

        Morningstar Consensus estimate data
        • Growth Rate (%)

        • Company

        • Industry

          • Sales (Revenue)

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 11.30

          • 10.23

          • Net Income

            YTD/YTD (last year)

          • 98.30

          • 7.49

          • Net Income

            Q/Q (last year)

          • -5.60

          • 17.43

          • Sales (Revenue)

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 3.13

          • 18.27

          • Net Income

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 1.10

          • 3.71

          • Dividends

            5-Year Annual Average

          • -

          • 9.98

          • Profit Margins (%)

          • Company

          • Industry

            • Gross Margin

            • 19.56

            • 68.01

            • Pre-Tax Margin

            • 6.89

            • 30.65

            • Net Profit Margin

            • 4.62

            • 19.88

            • Average Gross Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 16.70

            • 67.94

            • Average Pre-Tax Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 6.10

            • 26.97

            • Average Net Profit Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 4.00

            • 200.16B

            • Financial Ratios

            • Company

            • Industry

              • Debt/Equity Ratio

              • 0.00

              • 0.56

              • Current Ratio

              • 3.00

              • 1.16

              • Quick Ratio

              • 2.01

              • 0.80

              • Interest Coverage

              • 87.35

              • 11.44

              • Leverage Ratio

              • 1.34

              • 2.46

              • Book Value/Share

              • 31.66

              • 19.87

              • Price Ratios

              • Company

              • Industry

                • Current P/E Ratio

                • 17.64

                • 20.75

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year High

                • 21.18

                • 143.19

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year Low

                • 6.16

                • 62.13

                • Price/Sales Ratio

                • 0.81

                • 3.53

                • Price/Book Value

                • 1.49

                • 3.57

                • Price/Cash Flow Ratio

                • 10.54

                • 13.50

                • Key Metrics

                • Company

                  • Shares Short

                    as of -

                  • -

                  • Short Ratio

                    as of -

                  • -

                  • Short % of Float

                    as of -

                  • -

                  • Shares Short

                    prior month

                  • -

                  • Trailing Annual Dividend Yield

                  • -

                  • 5 Year Average Dividend Yield

                  • -

                  • Key Metrics

                  • Company

                    • Payout Ratio

                    • 4.48

                    • Dividend Date

                    • 8/1/2014

                    • Ex-Dividend Date

                    • 9/3/2014

                    • Last Split Factor

                      new per old

                    • -

                    • Last Split Date

                    • -

                    • Key Metrics

                    • Company

                    • Industry

                      • Return on Equity %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 8.83

                        (7.90)

                      • 20.77

                        (17.74)

                      • Return on Assets %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 6.48

                        (5.60)

                      • 8.35

                        (6.96)

                      • Return on Capital %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 8.93

                        (7.80)

                      • 13.03

                        (10.94)

                      • Income/Employee

                      • 33.23k

                      • 56.78k

                      • Inventory Turnover

                      • 5.24

                      • 8.62

                      • Asset Turnover

                      • 1.40

                      • 0.42

                      Current Historical
                      Financials
                      • Income Statement
                      • Balance Sheet
                      • Cash Flow
                      Operating Income
                      41.57M
                      Operating Margin
                      6.95
                      Total Equity
                      -
                      Retained Earnings
                      -
                      Free Cashflow
                      -
                      Price/Cashflow
                      10.54
                      Ownership

                      Institutional Ownership

                      83.08%

                      Top 10 Institutions

                      50.51%

                      Mutual Fund Ownership

                      49.41%

                      Float

                      66.82%

                      5% / Insider Ownership

                      4.73%

                      Corporate insiders or major stockholders reporting trading activity in the stock.

                      Top Mutual Fund Owners

                      Top Institutional Owners

                      Mutual Fund Name

                      Institution Name

                      • Mutual Fund Name

                      • Shares Held

                      • % Change

                      • % Outstanding

                      • Royce Special Equity Fund

                      •  

                        1,000,000

                      • 0.00

                      • 9.66

                      • Keeley Small Cap Value Fund

                      •  

                        600,000

                      • 0.00

                      • 5.80

                      • Heartland Value Fund

                      •  

                        200,000

                      • 0.00

                      • 1.95

                      • Royce Pennsylvania Mutual

                      •  

                        186,898

                      • 2.75

                      • 1.81

                      • Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx

                      •  

                        165,386

                      • 1.29

                      • 1.60

                      • iShares Russell 2000 (AU)

                      •  

                        161,926

                      • -1.01

                      • 1.58

                      • Royce Micro Cap Series Fund

                      •  

                        160,856

                      • 0.00

                      • 1.55

                      • Columbia Small Cap Value Fund I

                      •  

                        156,440

                      • 0.00

                      • 1.51

                      • Royce Capital Fund Micro-Cap Portfolio

                      •  

                        126,246

                      • -4.32

                      • 1.22

                      • DFA U.S. Micro Cap Portfolio

                      •  

                        102,403

                      • 0.00

                      • 0.99

                      • Institution Name

                      • Shares Held

                      • % Change

                      • % Outstanding

                      • Royce & Associates, LLC

                      •  

                        1,843,858

                      • -0.37%

                      • 18.01

                      • Keeley Asset Management Corp.

                      •  

                        937,754

                      • -6.78%

                      • 9.16

                      • Dimensional Fund Advisors, Inc.

                      •  

                        474,617

                      • +0.81%

                      • 4.64

                      • Dalton, Greiner, Hartman, Maher & Co

                      •  

                        365,215

                      • +13.39%

                      • 3.57

                      • Columbia Mangmt Investment Advisers, LLC

                      •  

                        310,682

                      • +4.30%

                      • 3.03

                      • Vanguard Group, Inc.

                      •  

                        307,130

                      • +4.90%

                      • 3.00

                      • BlackRock Fund Advisors

                      •  

                        290,667

                      • -1.26%

                      • 2.84

                      • Morgan Dempsey Capital Management, LLC

                      •  

                        228,239

                      • +4.67%

                      • 2.23

                      • Thomson Horstmann & Bryant, Inc.

                      •  

                        215,792

                      • +124.42%

                      • 2.08

                      • Heartland Advisors, Inc.

                      •  

                        200,000

                      • 0.00%

                      • 1.95

                      Company Profile

                      Sector

                      Industrials

                      Industry

                      Railways

                      Type

                      Cyclical

                      Style

                      Small Value

                      LB Foster Co was formed in the year 1902. The Company manufactures and distributes products and services for rail, construction, energy, and utility markets. The Company classifies its activities into three business segments; Rail Pr...moreoducts, Construction Products, and Tubular Products. The Company’s Rail Products segment is comprised of manufacturing and distribution businesses, which provides products for railroads, transit authorities, industrial companies and missing applications for North America and the United Kingdom. It has sales offices in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom and bids on rail projects where it can offer products manufactured or sourced from numerous suppliers. The Company produces rail anchors and track spikes at its manufacturing plant in St. Jean, Quebec for the...more Canadian railroads with some export sales. The segment is composed of the following business units; rail manufacturing and distribution, rail technology and concrete products. The Company provides new and used rail, trackwork, and accessories to railroads, mines, and industry. The Company designs and produces concrete railroad ties, insulated rail joints, power rail, track fasteners, and special accessories for mass transit and other rail systems. Company’s Construction Products segment is composed of business units such as piling, fabricated products, and precast concrete buildings. Piling products are sourced from various manufacturers and either sold or rented to project owners and contractors. The Company sells steel piling, H-bearing piling, pipe piling, and provides rental sheet piling for foundation requirements. In addition, the Company supplies precast concrete buildings, bridge decking, bridge railing, expansion joints and other products for highway construction and repair. The Building division produces precast concrete buildings. The fabricated products unit manufactures fabricated steel and aluminum products for the highway, bridge and transit industries, including grid reinforced concrete deck and open steel grid flooring systems, guardrails, expansion joints and bridge forms. The CXT concrete buildings unit manufactures concrete buildings primarily for national, state and municipal parks. This unit manufactures restrooms, concession stands and other protective storage buildings available in multiple designs, textures and colors. The Company’s Tubular Products segment has two discrete business units; coated pipe and threaded products. The Company has two coated pipe locations, Birmingham, AL facility and Willis, TX. The Company’s Tubular Products supplies pipe coatings for natural gas pipelines and utilities. The Company also produces threaded pipe products for industrial water well and irrigation markets. The Company, along with its joint venture, L.B. Pipe & Coupling Products, LLC, manufactures, markets and sells various precision couplings and other products for the energy, utility and construction markets. The Company markets its rail, construction and tubular products directly in industrial areas of the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom through a sales force of approximately 80 people. The Company also utilizes a network of agents across Europe, South America and Asia to supplement its internal sales force to reach current customers and cultivate potential customers in these areas. The Company maintains 24 sales offices and 20 warehouses, plant and yard facilities located throughout United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company faces significant competition from different groups of companies. The Company owns number of United States, Canadian and international patents and trademarks. The Company has patents on its Rail Technologies products, such as the Protector® IV application system, along with a significant number of patents related to its friction modifier product lines at Rail Technologies, which are of material importance to the business as a whole.lessless

                      Key People

                      Mr. Robert P. Bauer

                      CEO/Director/President

                      Mr. Lee B. Foster, II

                      Chairman of the Board/Director

                      David J. Russo

                      CFO/Senior VP/Treasurer

                      Brian H. Kelly

                      Vice President, Divisional

                      David R. Sauder

                      Vice President, Divisional

                      • LB Foster Co

                      • 415 Holiday Drive

                      • Pittsburgh, PA 15220

                      • USA.Map

                      • Phone: +1 412 928-3400

                      • Fax: +1 412 928-7891

                      • lbfoster.com

                      Incorporated

                      1902

                      Employees

                      830

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