L.B. Foster Company manufactures and distributes products and services for the transportation and energy infrastructure worldwide.
Undervalued with excellent balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has L.B. Foster's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LB1A's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: LB1A underperformed the German Machinery industry which returned -14.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LB1A underperformed the German Market which returned 0.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is L.B. Foster's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is L.B. Foster undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: LB1A (€10.9) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€36.27)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LB1A is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LB1A is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.5x) compared to the Machinery industry average (15.4x).
PE vs Market: LB1A is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.5x) compared to the German market (20.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: LB1A's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LB1A is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the DE Machinery industry average (1.3x).
How is L.B. Foster forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LB1A's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-89.8% per year).
Earnings vs Market: LB1A's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-89.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: LB1A's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: LB1A's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-3.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LB1A's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-3.1% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if LB1A's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has L.B. Foster performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LB1A has a large one-off loss of $3.5M impacting its March 31 2005 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: LB1A became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LB1A has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 27.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: LB1A has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: LB1A has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Machinery industry (-22.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LB1A's Return on Equity (22.8%) is considered high.
How is L.B. Foster's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LB1A's short term assets ($207.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($107.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: LB1A's short term assets ($207.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($129.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LB1A's debt to equity ratio (40.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: LB1A's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 64.8% to 40.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LB1A's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (54.9%).
Interest Coverage: LB1A's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.1x coverage).
What is L.B. Foster current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LB1A's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LB1A's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LB1A's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LB1A's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: LB1A is not paying a notable dividend for the German market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LB1A's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bob Bauer (62yo)
Mr. Robert P. Bauer, also known as Bob, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of LB Foster Co. since February 1, 2012. Mr. Bauer has been with L. B. Foster since 2012 and prior to that was wit ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Bob's total compensation ($USD2.10M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD473.31K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Bob's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, President & Director||8.42yrs||US$2.10m||1.54% $1.8m|
|Senior VP & CFO||2.83yrs||US$798.11k||0.21% $241.7k|
|Senior VP & COO||0.50yr||US$888.78k||0.58% $678.3k|
|Senior VP||6.42yrs||US$695.90k||0.35% $409.7k|
|Controller & Principal Accounting Officer||0.42yr||no data||0.015% $17.6k|
|Senior VP of Human Resources & Administration||7.92yrs||US$752.51k||0.41% $488.8k|
|Manager of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: LB1A's management team is considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).
|CEO, President & Director||8.42yrs||US$2.10m||1.54% $1.8m|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||22.5yrs||US$195.00k||1.89% $2.2m|
|Independent Director||24.5yrs||US$141.25k||0.69% $807.3k|
|Independent Director||12.17yrs||US$141.00k||0.27% $314.1k|
|Independent Director||18.17yrs||US$145.00k||0.49% $580.2k|
|Independent Director||5.17yrs||US$135.00k||0.098% $115.7k|
|Independent Director||5.58yrs||US$141.25k||0.44% $521.4k|
|Independent Director||4.42yrs||US$135.00k||0.086% $101.2k|
Experienced Board: LB1A's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: LB1A insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
L.B. Foster Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: L.B. Foster Company
- Ticker: LB1A
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1902
- Industry: Industrial Machinery
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$132.438m
- Listing Market Cap: US$117.804m
- Shares outstanding: 10.71m
- Website: https://www.lbfoster.com
Number of Employees
- L.B. Foster Company
- 415 Holiday Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|FSTR||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 1981|
|LB1A||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1981|
L.B. Foster Company manufactures and distributes products and services for the transportation and energy infrastructure worldwide. Its Rail Products and Services segment offers new rail to passenger and short line freight railroads, industrial companies, and rail contractors; used rails; rail accessories, including track spikes, bolts, angle bars, and other products; power rail, direct fixation fasteners, coverboards, and other accessories; and trackwork products, as well as engineers and fabricates insulated rail joints and related accessories. This segment also provides friction management products and application systems, railroad condition monitoring systems and equipment, wheel impact load detection, fire protection systems, rail anchors and spikes, wayside data collection and management systems, epoxy and nylon-encapsulated insulated rail joints, and track fasteners; and aftermarket services and engineered concrete railroad ties. The company’s Construction Products segment sells and rents steel sheet piling, H-bearing pile, and other piling products; and bridge decking, bridge railing, structural steel fabrications, expansion joints, bridge forms, and other products for highway construction and repair. It also produces precast concrete buildings and various specialty precast concrete products; and fabricated steel and aluminum products. Its Tubular and Energy Services segment provides pipe coatings for natural gas pipelines and utilities; solutions for metering and injection systems for the oil and gas market; upstream test and inspection services; and precision measurement systems, and inspection and tubular integrity management services for the oil and gas market, as well as threaded pipe products for the oil and gas, industrial water well, and irrigation markets. The company markets its products directly, as well as through a network of agents. L.B. Foster Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/04 22:11|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/03 00:00|
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