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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.20
FSTR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. FSTR: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FSTR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.15 Max: 2491.53
Current: 0.2
0
2491.53
Equity to Asset 0.39
FSTR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. FSTR: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FSTR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.39
0.39
0.77
Interest Coverage 2.40
FSTR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
81% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. FSTR: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FSTR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 26.55 Max: 85.71
Current: 2.4
2.4
85.71
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.98
M-Score: -3.03
WACC vs ROIC
13.95%
-0.81%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.21
FSTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. FSTR: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FSTR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 6.07 Max: 8.44
Current: 2.21
2.21
8.44
Net-margin (%) -25.79
FSTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. FSTR: -25.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FSTR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.79  Med: 4.11 Max: 21.75
Current: -25.79
-25.79
21.75
ROE (%) -54.29
FSTR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.92 vs. FSTR: -54.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FSTR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.29  Med: 8.55 Max: 70.99
Current: -54.29
-54.29
70.99
ROA (%) -25.60
FSTR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. FSTR: -25.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FSTR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.6  Med: 5.91 Max: 39.07
Current: -25.6
-25.6
39.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -83.30
FSTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9.61 vs. FSTR: -83.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FSTR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.3  Med: 25.98 Max: 126.05
Current: -83.3
-83.3
126.05
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.90
FSTR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. FSTR: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FSTR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.1  Med: 5.6 Max: 21.8
Current: 1.9
-6.1
21.8
» FSTR's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-09)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

FSTR Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Richard Snow 476,224 sh (+287.63%)
Jim Simons 183,881 sh (+196.71%)
David Dreman 50,885 sh (+13.83%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 34,543 sh (unchged)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 667,133 sh (-13.66%)
Chuck Royce 441,080 sh (-69.31%)
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Q4 2015

FSTR Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 12,245 sh (New)
Richard Snow 632,649 sh (+32.85%)
David Dreman Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 32,964 sh (-4.57%)
Jim Simons 145,100 sh (-21.09%)
Chuck Royce 109,500 sh (-75.17%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 90 sh (-99.99%)
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Q1 2016

FSTR Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 14,453 sh (+18.03%)
Jim Simons 146,400 sh (+0.90%)
Chuck Royce 109,500 sh (unchged)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
Keeley Asset Management Corp Sold Out
Richard Snow 472,841 sh (-25.26%)
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Q2 2016

FSTR Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Mario Gabelli 36,013 sh (New)
Richard Snow 493,441 sh (+4.36%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 105,400 sh (-3.74%)
Jim Simons 128,600 sh (-12.16%)
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Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
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Traded in other countries:LB1A.Germany,
LB Foster Co manufactures, fabricates and distributes products and services for the rail, construction, energy and utility markets.

L.B. 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 Products, 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 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 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

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 22.94
FSTR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 14.99 vs. FSTR: 22.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.63
FSTR's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. FSTR: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FSTR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.45 Max: 4.26
Current: 0.63
0.36
4.26
P/S 0.20
FSTR's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. FSTR: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FSTR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.2
0.16
1.2
PFCF 2.32
FSTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. FSTR: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FSTR' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 11.34 Max: 108.51
Current: 2.32
1.85
108.51
POCF 1.89
FSTR's POCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. FSTR: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FSTR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 9.16 Max: 105.19
Current: 1.89
1.51
105.19
Shiller P/E 8.07
FSTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 19.87 vs. FSTR: 8.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FSTR' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.08  Med: 17.58 Max: 93.9
Current: 8.07
4.08
93.9
Current Ratio 2.29
FSTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. FSTR: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FSTR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 2.67 Max: 4.56
Current: 2.29
1.53
4.56
Quick Ratio 1.31
FSTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FSTR: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FSTR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.53 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.31
0.81
2.84
Days Inventory 77.55
FSTR's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
89% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. FSTR: 77.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FSTR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 64.66  Med: 78.81 Max: 107.06
Current: 77.55
64.66
107.06
Days Sales Outstanding 51.45
FSTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 41.73 vs. FSTR: 51.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FSTR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.22  Med: 49.79 Max: 59.44
Current: 51.45
36.22
59.44
Days Payable 46.26
FSTR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
61% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 35.40 vs. FSTR: 46.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FSTR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.3  Med: 43.65 Max: 62
Current: 46.26
35.3
62

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.33
FSTR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. FSTR: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FSTR' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.27 Max: 1.68
Current: 1.33
0.06
1.68
Dividend Growth (3y) 17.00
FSTR's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. FSTR: 17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
FSTR' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 17
Current: 17
0
17
Forward Dividend Yield 1.39
FSTR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
79% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. FSTR: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.33
FSTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
89% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. FSTR: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FSTR' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.27 Max: 1.68
Current: 1.33
0.06
1.68
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.20
FSTR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. FSTR: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FSTR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.3  Med: -0.2 Max: 4.7
Current: -0.2
-4.3
4.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.38
FSTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. FSTR: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FSTR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.26 Max: 18.27
Current: 1.38
0.34
18.27
Price/Projected FCF 0.29
FSTR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. FSTR: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FSTR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.89 Max: 7.31
Current: 0.29
0.26
7.31
Price/Median PS Value 0.31
FSTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. FSTR: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FSTR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.61
Current: 0.31
0.13
1.61
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.59
FSTR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. FSTR: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FSTR' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.22 Max: 12.66
Current: 0.59
0
12.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -74.22
FSTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. FSTR: -74.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FSTR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76.3  Med: 10.5 Max: 125.5
Current: -74.22
-76.3
125.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 29.91
FSTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. FSTR: 29.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FSTR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.1  Med: 15.2 Max: 129.3
Current: 29.91
-19.1
129.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $577.5
EPS (TTM) $ -14.52
Beta2.82
Short Percentage of Float3.43%
52-Week Range $8.80 - 20.77
Shares Outstanding (Mil)10.38

Analyst Estimate


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Revenue (Mil $) 591 613
EPS ($) 0.50 1.15
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.50 1.15
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
10.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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