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L.B. Foster

DB:LB1A
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet and slightly overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
LB1A
DB
$254M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Capital Goods
Company description

L.B. Foster Company manufactures and distributes products and services for the transportation and energy infrastructure worldwide. The last earnings update was 47 days ago. More info.


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  • L.B. Foster has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
LB1A Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-0.3%
DB:LB1A
-2.1%
DE Machinery
-0.4%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
0.5%
DB:LB1A
-24.1%
DE Machinery
-6.2%
DE Market
LB1A Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
L.B. Foster (LB1A) -0.3% -6.5% 31.6% 0.5% 125.4% -
DE Machinery -2.1% -1.4% -0.5% -24.1% -12.6% -0.6%
DE Market -0.4% 0.7% 1.8% -6.2% 13.9% 7.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • LB1A outperformed the Machinery industry which returned -24.1% over the past year.
  • LB1A outperformed the Market in Germany which returned -6.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
LB1A
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is L.B. Foster undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of L.B. Foster to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for L.B. Foster.

DB:LB1A Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.8%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate 0.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for DB:LB1A
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate 0.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Machinery Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.07
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.067 (1 + (1- 21%) (39.38%))
1.267
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.27
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.23% + (1.267 * 5.96%)
7.78%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for DB:LB1A using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for L.B. Foster is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

DB:LB1A DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 7.78%)
2019 18.55 Analyst x1 17.21
2020 29.81 Analyst x1 25.66
2021 33.14 Est @ 11.19% 26.47
2022 35.76 Est @ 7.9% 26.50
2023 37.76 Est @ 5.6% 25.96
2024 39.26 Est @ 3.99% 25.05
2025 40.39 Est @ 2.86% 23.91
2026 41.22 Est @ 2.07% 22.64
2027 41.85 Est @ 1.52% 21.32
2028 42.32 Est @ 1.13% 20.01
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $234.73
DB:LB1A DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $42.32 × (1 + 0.23%) ÷ (7.78% – 0.23%)
$561.79
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $561.79 ÷ (1 + 7.78%)10
$265.62
DB:LB1A Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $234.73 + $265.62
$500.35
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $500.35 / 10.58
$47.29
DB:LB1A Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in DB:LB1A represents 0.86224x of NasdaqGS:FSTR
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.86224x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (USD) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= $ 47.29 x 0.86224
€40.77
Value per share (EUR) From above. €40.77
Current discount Discount to share price of €20.78
= -1 x (€20.78 - €40.77) / €40.77
49%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price L.B. Foster is available for.
Intrinsic value
49%
Share price is €20.78 vs Future cash flow value of €40.77
Current Discount Checks
For L.B. Foster to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • L.B. Foster's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • L.B. Foster's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for L.B. Foster's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are L.B. Foster's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:LB1A PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $-2.47
NasdaqGS:FSTR Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-06-25) in USD $24.1
Germany Machinery Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 37 Publicly-Listed Machinery Companies 15.48x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 425 Publicly-Listed Companies 19.49x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of L.B. Foster.

DB:LB1A PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:FSTR Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 24.1 ÷ -2.47

-9.75x

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  • L.B. Foster is loss making, we can't compare its value to the DE Machinery industry average.
  • L.B. Foster is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does L.B. Foster's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:LB1A PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -9.75x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
Not available
Germany Machinery Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 29 Publicly-Listed Machinery Companies 1.37x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 271 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.45x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

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  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for L.B. Foster, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on L.B. Foster's assets?
Raw Data
DB:LB1A PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $12.23
NasdaqGS:FSTR Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-06-25) in USD $24.1
Germany Machinery Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 46 Publicly-Listed Machinery Companies 1.67x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 574 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.8x
DB:LB1A PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:FSTR Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 24.1 ÷ 12.23

1.97x

* Primary Listing of L.B. Foster.

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  • L.B. Foster is overvalued based on assets compared to the DE Machinery industry average.
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Value checks
We assess L.B. Foster's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Machinery industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Machinery industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. L.B. Foster has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is L.B. Foster expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
2.2%
Expected annual growth in revenue.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is L.B. Foster expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare L.B. Foster's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare L.B. Foster's earnings growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
  • L.B. Foster's revenue growth is positive but not above the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:LB1A Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
DB:LB1A Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 1 Analysts 2.2%
Germany Machinery Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.2%
Germany Machinery Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.5%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.6%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:LB1A Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:LB1A Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 681 36 1
2019-12-31 672 25 1
DB:LB1A Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 655 10 -26
2018-12-31 627 26 -31
2018-09-30 604 34 10
2018-06-30 568 17 8
2018-03-31 540 31 6
2017-12-31 536 39 5
2017-09-30 502 34 -37
2017-06-30 485 42 -46
2017-03-31 476 34 -141
2016-12-31 484 18 -142
2016-09-30 516 54 -97
2016-06-30 578 65 -149

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if L.B. Foster is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • L.B. Foster's revenue is expected to grow by 2.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:LB1A Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from L.B. Foster Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:LB1A Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31
2019-12-31
DB:LB1A Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 -2.47
2018-12-31 -3.01
2018-09-30 0.93
2018-06-30 0.76
2018-03-31 0.57
2017-12-31 0.52
2017-09-30 -3.59
2017-06-30 -4.48
2017-03-31 -13.72
2016-12-31 -13.79
2016-09-30 -9.51
2016-06-30 -14.54

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if L.B. Foster will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess L.B. Foster's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Germany market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Germany market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
L.B. Foster has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has L.B. Foster performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare L.B. Foster's growth in the last year to its industry (Machinery).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • L.B. Foster does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare L.B. Foster's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare L.B. Foster's 1-year growth to the DE Machinery industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
L.B. Foster's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from L.B. Foster Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:LB1A Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 654.98 -25.62 89.14
2018-12-31 626.97 -31.17 87.68
2018-09-30 603.76 9.59 87.52
2018-06-30 568.16 7.84 84.54
2018-03-31 540.13 5.93 81.75
2017-12-31 536.38 5.36 80.52
2017-09-30 501.62 -37.03 77.62
2017-06-30 484.77 -46.23 78.75
2017-03-31 475.91 -141.25 81.49
2016-12-31 483.51 -141.66 85.08
2016-09-30 516.09 -97.48 89.70
2016-06-30 577.50 -148.92 91.49
2016-03-31 612.93 -51.56 92.45
2015-12-31 624.52 -44.45 91.44
2015-09-30 646.53 -41.74 87.44
2015-06-30 638.27 24.79 86.48
2015-03-31 633.69 26.29 81.80
2014-12-31 607.19 25.66 77.57
2014-09-30 602.50 26.90 76.71
2014-06-30 596.95 27.58 73.62
2014-03-31 580.06 27.97 71.97
2013-12-31 597.96 29.29 71.26
2013-09-30 582.23 28.64 69.14
2013-06-30 590.33 27.31 68.17
2013-03-31 603.57 16.74 66.85
2012-12-31 588.54 14.76 66.65
2012-09-30 581.55 13.94 65.55
2012-06-30 569.53 14.83 65.76

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if L.B. Foster has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if L.B. Foster has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the DE Machinery industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if L.B. Foster improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess L.B. Foster's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Machinery industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
L.B. Foster has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is L.B. Foster's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up L.B. Foster's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • L.B. Foster is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • L.B. Foster's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of L.B. Foster's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2.9x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from L.B. Foster Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

DB:LB1A Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 127.26 89.39 9.67
2018-12-31 122.12 74.98 10.96
2018-09-30 155.09 76.47 11.06
2018-06-30 149.22 99.04 14.53
2018-03-31 145.80 102.40 11.94
2017-12-31 154.50 129.97 37.90
2017-09-30 143.82 138.61 35.01
2017-06-30 137.50 138.39 35.46
2017-03-31 131.78 155.47 33.77
2016-12-31 133.25 159.57 30.36
2016-09-30 176.76 137.93 3.65
2016-06-30 184.06 170.90 32.81
2016-03-31 278.85 176.70 30.88
2015-12-31 282.83 168.75 33.31
2015-09-30 281.12 207.50 33.21
2015-06-30 344.71 218.47 35.56
2015-03-31 335.50 218.24 37.55
2014-12-31 335.89 26.43 52.02
2014-09-30 334.48 0.00 86.52
2014-06-30 327.72 0.00 87.56
2014-03-31 317.94 0.00 91.13
2013-12-31 316.40 0.00 64.62
2013-09-30 308.54 0.00 96.00
2013-06-30 297.00 0.00 94.68
2013-03-31 290.71 0.00 81.44
2012-12-31 287.58 0.00 101.46
2012-09-30 281.38 0.00 100.66
2012-06-30 271.04 0.00 77.24
  • L.B. Foster's level of debt (70.9%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0.1% vs 70.9% today).
CASH RUNWAY ANALYSIS

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

  • Whilst loss making L.B. Foster has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains the current positive free cash flow level.
  • Whilst loss making L.B. Foster has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 35.5% per year.
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Financial health checks
We assess L.B. Foster's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. L.B. Foster has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is L.B. Foster's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from L.B. Foster dividends.
If you bought €2,000 of L.B. Foster shares you are expected to receive €0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate L.B. Foster's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate L.B. Foster's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:LB1A Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Germany Machinery Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 30 Stocks 2.2%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 328 Stocks 3.2%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.9%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

DB:LB1A Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31
2019-12-31
DB:LB1A Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-07-31 0.000 0.000
2018-05-02 0.000 0.000
2018-05-01 0.000 0.000
2018-02-28 0.000 0.000
2018-02-27 0.000 0.000
2017-11-08 0.000 0.000
2017-11-07 0.000 0.000
2017-08-04 0.000 0.000
2017-08-03 0.000 0.000
2017-05-03 0.000 0.000
2017-05-02 0.000 0.000
2017-03-13 0.000 0.000
2017-03-08 0.000 0.000
2017-03-02 0.000 0.000
2016-07-28 0.000 0.000
2016-05-26 0.160 1.441
2016-02-25 0.160 1.046
2015-10-29 0.160 1.329
2015-07-31 0.160 0.995
2015-05-29 0.160 0.466
2015-02-20 0.160 0.365
2014-10-31 0.160 0.324
2014-08-01 0.120 0.243
2014-05-22 0.120 0.232
2014-02-27 0.120 0.254
2013-11-06 0.120 0.269
2013-08-01 0.120 0.267
2013-05-24 0.120 0.266
2013-02-28 0.120 0.276
2012-10-31 0.100 0.240
2012-07-30 0.100 0.305
2012-05-24 0.100 0.358
2012-03-07 0.100 0.359
2011-10-26 0.100 0.347
2011-07-29 0.100 0.434
2011-05-23 0.100 0.294
2011-03-15 0.100 0.252

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  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as L.B. Foster has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if L.B. Foster's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of L.B. Foster's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as L.B. Foster has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess L.B. Foster's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can L.B. Foster afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. L.B. Foster has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of L.B. Foster's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Bob Bauer
COMPENSATION $2,252,239
AGE 60
TENURE AS CEO 7.3 years
CEO Bio

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 with Emerson Electric for 18 years. Mr. Bauer served as the President of Liebert Corporation, where he was responsible for all Liebert operations worldwide. He served as President of the Refrigeration Division of the Climate Technologies business of Emerson Electric Co. from June 2011 to February 2012. Mr. Bauer has been involved in all aspects of international manufacturing companies for over 30 years. From January 1, 2007 to May 31, 2011, he served as President of Emerson Network Power, Liebert Division From 2002 to 2011. Prior to joining Liebert in 1998, he served as President of Control Techniques, an Emerson Electric division that manufactures and markets electronic motor controls and factory automation systems. Mr. Bauer joined Emerson Electric in 1994 as Vice President of Marketing for the electronic drives and motors business. Prior to Emerson, he held executive sales and marketing positions with Allen Bradley, a division of Rockwell Automation and Westinghouse Corporation. His responsibilities for these organizations included worldwide marketing, new product development and strategic planning. Mr. Bauer has been a Director at LB Foster Co. since February 1, 2012. He has been an Independent Director of Alamo Group Inc. since August 6, 2015.

CEO Compensation
  • Bob's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Bob's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the L.B. Foster management team in years:

6.1
Average Tenure
51.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the L.B. Foster management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Bob Bauer

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
60
TENURE
7.3 yrs

Jim Maloney

TITLE
Senior VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$821K
AGE
50
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Patrick Guinee

TITLE
Senior VP
COMPENSATION
$696K
AGE
48
TENURE
5.3 yrs

John Kasel

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Rail & Construction
COMPENSATION
$900K
AGE
53
TENURE
6.8 yrs

Todd James

TITLE
Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
AGE
35
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Brian Kelly

TITLE
Senior VP of Human Resources & Administration
COMPENSATION
$753K
AGE
58
TENURE
6.8 yrs

Judith Balog

TITLE
Manager of Investor Relations
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the L.B. Foster board of directors in years:

9.2
Average Tenure
61.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the L.B. Foster board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Lee Foster

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$193K
AGE
71
TENURE
21.4 yrs

Bob Bauer

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
60
TENURE
7.3 yrs

Diane Owen

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$143K
AGE
62
TENURE
17.1 yrs

Suzanne Rowland

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$139K
AGE
56
TENURE
11.1 yrs

Bob Purgason

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$133K
AGE
61
TENURE
4.5 yrs

William Rackoff

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$145K
AGE
69
TENURE
23.4 yrs

Dirk Jungé

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$133K
AGE
69
TENURE
4.1 yrs

Brad Vizi

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$133K
AGE
34
TENURE
3.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
14. Aug 18 Sell Legion Partners Asset Management, LLC Company 10. Aug 18 10. Aug 18 -2,506 €21.04 €-52,724
09. Aug 18 Sell Legion Partners Asset Management, LLC Company 07. Aug 18 09. Aug 18 -12,798 €21.06 €-266,997
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Management checks
We assess L.B. Foster's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. L.B. Foster has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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Company Info

Description

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, 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.

Details
Name: L.B. Foster Company
LB1A
Exchange: DB
Founded: 1902
$223,070,334
10,581,281
Website: http://www.lbfoster.com
Address: L.B. Foster Company
415 Holiday Drive,
Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, 15220,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS FSTR Class A Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 09. Jun 1981
DB LB1A Class A Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 09. Jun 1981
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
1,480
L.B. Foster employees.
Industry
Industrial Machinery
Capital Goods
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/06/26 04:27
End of day share price update: 2019/06/25 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/06/14
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/10
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.