L.B. Foster

Today's infrastructure is built on L.B. Foster's legacy. For more than a century, our company has provided the materials necessary to construct and maintain major transportation, construction, utility, recreation and agriculture projects. L.B. Foster products have recently contributed to the improvement of many landmark structures including the Panama Canal, Brooklyn Bridge and New Orleans flood walls.

L.B. Foster operates individual business units that specialize in rail, construction and tubular products. These groups manage manufacturing, distribution and sales facilities nationwide. We also function as a distributor and service provider in strategic alliances with industry leading manufacturing and engineering firms.

Our company maintains ongoing programs that enhance product quality, improve operational processes and assure employee safety. L.B. Foster is committed to providing superior products for our customers, an entrepreneurial climate for our employees and exceptional value for our stakeholders.

Pittsburgh, US
Size (employees)
1,241 (est)-11%
L.B. Foster was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, US

L.B. Foster Office Locations

L.B. Foster has an office in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, US (HQ)
415 Holiday Dr

L.B. Foster Metrics

L.B. Foster Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$483.5 m

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$152.1 m

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

($141.7 m)

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$134.7 m

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$30.4 m
L.B. Foster's current market capitalization is $134.7 m.
L.B. Foster's revenue was reported to be $483.5 m in FY, 2016 which is a 22.6% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$598 m$607.2 m$624.5 m$483.5 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$482 m$485.6 m$420.2 m$331.4 m

Gross profit

$115.9 m$121.6 m$204.4 m$152.1 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

$71.8 m$82.5 m$184.2 m$237.5 m

Interest expense

$485 k$512 k$4.4 m$6.6 m

Interest income

$659 k$530 k$206 k$228 k

Pre tax profit

$44.1 m$39.1 m($147.2 m)

Income tax expense

$14.8 m$13.4 m($6.1 m)($5.5 m)

Net Income

$29.3 m$25.7 m($44.4 m)($141.7 m)
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$64.6 m$52 m$33.3 m$30.4 m

Accounts Receivable


Current Assets

$247.4 m$247.7 m$214.5 m$199.6 m


$50.1 m$74.8 m$126.7 m$104 m


$57.8 m$82.9 m$81.8 m$18.9 m

Total Assets

$413.7 m$495.1 m$566.7 m$393 m

Accounts Payable

$46.6 m$67.2 m$55.8 m$37.7 m

Current Liabilities

$75.5 m$108.8 m$91.6 m$82.3 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$47.2 m$48.1 m$46.7 m$44.1 m

Retained Earnings

$298.4 m$322.7 m$276.6 m$133.7 m

Total Equity

$316.4 m$335.9 m$282.8 m$133.3 m

Financial Leverage

1.3 x1.5 x2 x2.9 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$29.3 m$25.7 m($44.4 m)($141.7 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

$10 m$12.6 m$14.4 m$13.9 m

Accounts Receivable

($37 m)$15.2 m$31.2 m$12 m


$29.9 m($9.9 m)$4.3 m$10.5 m

Accounts Payable

($5.2 m)$16.3 m($17.2 m)($16 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

$56.2 m$18.4 m

Purchases of PP&E

($37.5 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

($205.6 m)($7.9 m)

Long-term Borrowings

($161.1 m)($155.4 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

$134.3 m($12.5 m)

Interest Paid

$330 k$362 k$3.7 m$4.9 m

Income Taxes Paid

$18.7 m$14.6 m$7.8 m$3.9 m

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