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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.16
FSTR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. FSTR: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.11 Max: 2491.53
Current: 0.16
0
2491.53
Equity to Asset 0.49
FSTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. FSTR: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.49
0.41
0.77
Interest Coverage 72.43
FSTR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. FSTR: 72.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.99  Med: 4.36 Max: 85.71
Current: 72.43
0.99
85.71
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.35
M-Score: -2.56
WACC vs ROIC
12.21%
6.72%
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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.93
FSTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. FSTR: 5.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 3.86 Max: 8.44
Current: 5.93
0.66
8.44
Net-margin (%) 3.88
FSTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. FSTR: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.43  Med: 1.91 Max: 21.75
Current: 3.88
-4.43
21.75
ROE (%) 7.39
FSTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.21 vs. FSTR: 7.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.96  Med: 6.11 Max: 70.99
Current: 7.39
-15.96
70.99
ROA (%) 4.45
FSTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. FSTR: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.77  Med: 3.57 Max: 39.07
Current: 4.45
-7.77
39.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.81
FSTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.56 vs. FSTR: 20.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.69  Med: 15.61 Max: 126.05
Current: 20.81
-5.69
126.05
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.70
FSTR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. FSTR: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -89.2  Med: 3.90 Max: 21.8
Current: 1.7
-89.2
21.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.80
FSTR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. FSTR: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -88.4  Med: 2.20 Max: 177.8
Current: 4.8
-88.4
177.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
FSTR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. FSTR: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.4  Med: -0.70 Max: 382.2
Current: 5
-42.4
382.2
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

FSTR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Third Avenue Management 66,826 sh (+14.57%)
Mario Gabelli 6,150 sh (+8.85%)
David Dreman 35,824 sh (+1.24%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,834,602 sh (-0.50%)
John Keeley 834,869 sh (-10.97%)
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Q4 2014

FSTR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 6,071 sh (New)
Jim Simons 25,800 sh (New)
David Dreman 37,948 sh (+5.93%)
John Keeley 828,499 sh (+0.04%)
Mario Gabelli 6,150 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
John Keeley 828,209 sh (-0.80%)
Chuck Royce 1,737,402 sh (-5.30%)
Chuck Royce 1,737,402 sh (-5.30%)
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Q1 2015

FSTR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

James Barrow 32,756 sh (New)
Richard Snow 33,140 sh (New)
Jim Simons 29,600 sh (+14.73%)
David Dreman 41,072 sh (+8.23%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
John Keeley 822,626 sh (-0.67%)
Chuck Royce 1,560,780 sh (-10.17%)
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Q2 2015

FSTR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Richard Snow 122,855 sh (+270.72%)
Jim Simons 61,973 sh (+109.37%)
David Dreman 44,702 sh (+8.84%)
James Barrow 34,543 sh (+5.46%)
John Keeley 772,669 sh (-6.07%)
Chuck Royce 1,437,378 sh (-7.91%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 7.40
FSTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. FSTR: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.09  Med: 18.22 Max: 70.79
Current: 7.4
2.09
70.79
Forward P/E 8.01
FSTR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. FSTR: 8.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 7.40
FSTR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
85% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 16.20 vs. FSTR: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.09  Med: 18.57 Max: 68.77
Current: 7.4
2.09
68.77
P/B 0.53
FSTR's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. FSTR: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FSTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.47 Max: 4.26
Current: 0.53
0.53
4.26
P/S 0.29
FSTR's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. FSTR: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FSTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.21
Current: 0.29
0.26
1.21
PFCF 11.82
FSTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 19.34 vs. FSTR: 11.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FSTR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.19  Med: 13.44 Max: 989
Current: 11.82
7.19
989
POCF 5.50
FSTR's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.47 vs. FSTR: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FSTR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.5  Med: 9.93 Max: 101.32
Current: 5.5
5.5
101.32
EV-to-EBIT 9.11
FSTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 14.36 vs. FSTR: 9.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FSTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 11.00 Max: 74.8
Current: 9.11
3.2
74.8
PEG 0.97
FSTR's PEG is ranked higher than
69% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. FSTR: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FSTR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.58 Max: 9.96
Current: 0.97
0.02
9.96
Shiller P/E 7.79
FSTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 19.79 vs. FSTR: 7.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.76  Med: 15.28 Max: 161.25
Current: 7.79
5.76
161.25
Current Ratio 2.75
FSTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. FSTR: 2.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 2.67 Max: 4.56
Current: 2.75
1.53
4.56
Quick Ratio 1.63
FSTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. FSTR: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.53 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.63
0.81
2.84
Days Inventory 69.86
FSTR's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
87% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. FSTR: 69.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 54.8  Med: 74.70 Max: 107.06
Current: 69.86
54.8
107.06
Days Sales Outstanding 59.04
FSTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
73% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 42.46 vs. FSTR: 59.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 36.22  Med: 55.49 Max: 80.13
Current: 59.04
36.22
80.13

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.85
FSTR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
94% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. FSTR: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.85
0.06
0.85
Dividend Payout 0.06
FSTR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. FSTR: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.06
0.03
0.36
Dividend growth (3y) 9.10
FSTR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. FSTR: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 9.1
Current: 9.1
0
9.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.84
FSTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
95% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. FSTR: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.84
0.06
0.91
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
FSTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. FSTR: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8  Med: -0.10 Max: -880.7
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.46
FSTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. FSTR: 4.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.15 Max: 18.26
Current: 4.46
0.34
18.26
Price/Projected FCF 0.35
FSTR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. FSTR: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.01 Max: 7.49
Current: 0.35
0.28
7.49
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.26
FSTR's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
95% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. FSTR: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.41
FSTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. FSTR: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.62
Current: 0.41
0.13
1.62
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.85
FSTR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. FSTR: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.15 Max: 12.66
Current: 0.85
0.12
12.66
Price/Graham Number 1.20
FSTR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
59% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. FSTR: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.88
Current: 1.2
0.34
3.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 11.00
FSTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. FSTR: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 9.10 Max: 30.8
Current: 11
1.3
30.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 22.15
FSTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. FSTR: 22.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FSTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -20.1  Med: 14.35 Max: 96.3
Current: 22.15
-20.1
96.3

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 692 710
EPS($) 2.18 2.20
EPS without NRI($) 2.18 2.20

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
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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 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 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 Compan
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