FSTR L.B. Foster

L.B. Foster Co. engages in the manufacture, fabrication, and distribution of products and services for the transportation and energy infrastructure. It operates through the following segments: Rail Products and Services; Construction Products; and Tubular and Energy Services. The Rail Products and Services segment comprises of manufacturing and distribution businesses that provide a variety of products and services for freight and passenger railroads and industrial companies. The Construction Products segment offers piling, fabricated bridge, and precast concrete products. The Tubular and Energy Services segment includes products and services predominantly for the mid and upstream oil and gas markets. The company was founded by Lee B. Foster in 1902 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Company profile

Robert Bauer
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$2.02B (as of 27 Mar 19)
4,081 (as of 27 Mar 19)
54 (25 investment advisory or research)
L.B. Foster
PA 15220

FSTR stock data



5 May 21
14 Jun 21
31 Dec 21
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Financial data from L.B. Foster earnings reports.

Cash burn rate (estimated) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income/loss Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 5.02M 5.02M 5.02M 5.02M 5.02M 5.02M
Cash burn (monthly) 849.67K 116.92K 530.33K (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn)
Cash used (since last report) 2.1M 288.4K 1.31M n/a n/a n/a
Cash remaining 2.92M 4.73M 3.71M n/a n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) 3.4 40.4 7.0 n/a n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
27 May 21 Foster Lee B Ii Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 17.87 4,197 75K 45,067
27 May 21 Owen Diane B Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 17.87 4,197 75K 56,926
27 May 21 Betler Raymond T Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 17.87 420 7.51K 11,167
27 May 21 Betler Raymond T Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 17.87 4,197 75K 10,747
27 May 21 Junge Dirk Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 17.87 4,197 75K 22,630
27 May 21 Purgason Robert S Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 17.87 4,197 75K 51,584

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

66.6% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 90 79 +13.9%
Opened positions 15 4 +275.0%
Closed positions 4 9 -55.6%
Increased positions 29 28 +3.6%
Reduced positions 31 29 +6.9%
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Current Prev Q Change
Total value 224.98M 166.47M +35.1%
Total shares 7.19M 7.67M -6.2%
Total puts 200 16.9K -98.8%
Total calls 100K 645.3K -84.5%
Total put/call ratio 0.0 0.0 -92.4%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
BLK Blackrock 702.85K $12.58M +1.1%
Dimensional Fund Advisors 675.04K $12.11M +1.9%
Renaissance Technologies 649.03K $11.62M +5.5%
22NW 468.75K $8.39M +91.9%
Vanguard 436.81K $7.82M -19.4%
Rutabaga Capital Management 344.59K $6.17M 0.0%
AMP Ameriprise Financial 331.53K $5.93M +4.0%
GBL Gamco Investors 315.53K $5.65M -3.7%
Legion Partners Asset Management 281.92K $5.05M -73.0%
STT State Street 172.44K $3.09M -8.8%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Legion Partners Asset Management 281.92K -762.79K -73.0%
22NW 468.75K +224.51K +91.9%
Vanguard 436.81K -105.19K -19.4%
First Pacific Advisors 0 -62.35K EXIT
Bragg Financial Advisors 169.58K +62.16K +57.9%
Parallax Volatility Advisers 57.49K +57.49K NEW
Kennedy Capital Management 151.56K -52.68K -25.8%
NTRS Northern Trust 134.32K -42.57K -24.1%
Huber Capital Management 36.93K +36.93K NEW
Gabelli Funds 130.25K +34.96K +36.7%

Financial report summary

Management Discussion
  • The Rail Technologies and Services segment sales for the three months ended March 31, 2021 decreased by $3,972, or 5.7%, compared to the prior year quarter. The sales decline was primarily driven by the Rail Products business unit, which decreased by $4,091, or 8.5%, due primarily to the timing of deliveries and customer and weather-related delays. Partially offsetting the sales decline was the Rail Technologies business, which increased by $117, or 0.5%, from the prior year. This was primarily related to the increase in demand for our friction management consumables and services resulting from increased rail traffic as certain COVID-19 restrictions were eased. The Company was pleased with the strong sales volumes in the month of March leading into the second quarter, which accounted for 48.0% of overall segment revenue for the first quarter.
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