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 Data and Metrics

L.B. Foster Financial Metrics

L.B. Foster's revenue was reported to be $483.5 m in FY, 2016 which is a 23% decrease from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

483.5 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

152.1 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(141.7 m)

Market capitalization (21-Jun-2017)

194.7 m

Closing share price (21-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

30.4 m
L.B. Foster's current market capitalization is $194.7 m.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


598 m607.2 m624.5 m483.5 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

482 m485.6 m420.2 m331.4 m

Gross profit

115.9 m121.6 m204.4 m152.1 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

71.8 m82.5 m184.2 m237.5 m

Interest expense

485 k512 k4.4 m6.6 m

Interest income

659 k530 k206 k228 k

Pre tax profit

44.1 m39.1 m(147.2 m)

Income tax expense

14.8 m13.4 m(6.1 m)(5.5 m)

Net Income

29.3 m25.7 m(44.4 m)(141.7 m)
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


64.6 m52 m33.3 m30.4 m

Current Assets

247.4 m247.7 m214.5 m199.6 m


50.1 m74.8 m126.7 m104 m


57.8 m82.9 m81.8 m18.9 m

Total Assets

413.7 m495.1 m566.7 m393 m

Accounts Payable

46.6 m67.2 m55.8 m37.7 m

Current Liabilities

75.5 m108.8 m91.6 m82.3 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

47.2 m48.1 m46.7 m44.1 m

Retained Earnings

298.4 m322.7 m276.6 m133.7 m

Total Equity

316.4 m335.9 m282.8 m133.3 m

Financial Leverage

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

Net Income

29.3 m25.7 m(44.4 m)(141.7 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

10 m12.6 m14.4 m13.9 m

Accounts Receivable

(37 m)15.2 m31.2 m12 m


29.9 m(9.9 m)4.3 m10.5 m

Accounts Payable

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

Cash From Operating Activities

56.2 m18.4 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 k362 k3.7 m4.9 m

Income Taxes Paid

18.7 m14.6 m7.8 m3.9 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


343.9 k

Financial Leverage

2.9 x

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