L.B. Foster
FSTR
#6940
Rank
$0.25 B
Marketcap
$22.87
Share price
-3.05%
Change (1 day)
62.20%
Change (1 year)

P/E ratio for L.B. Foster (FSTR)

P/E ratio as of July 2024 (TTM): -5.48

According to L.B. Foster's latest financial reports and stock price the company's current price-to-earnings ratio (TTM) is -5.48441. At the end of 2022 the company had a P/E ratio of -2.27.

P/E ratio history for L.B. Foster from 2001 to 2023

PE ratio at the end of each year

Year P/E ratio Change
2022-2.27-105.62%
202140.493.47%
202020.9341.14%
20194.74-189.7%
2018-5.28-107.78%
201767.9-6982.33%
2016-0.9862-68.74%
2015-3.15-116.3%
201419.418.26%
201316.4-39.73%
201227.1115.93%
201112.6-38.27%
201020.45.91%
200919.259.86%
200812.0141.17%
20074.99-74.97%
200619.9-27.62%
200527.5-56.61%
200463.5241.74%
200318.6-416.66%
2002-5.86-109.12%
200164.3

P/E ratio for similar companies or competitors

Company P/E ratio P/E ratio differencediff. Country
39.5-821.09%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
13.5-346.18%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
8.25-250.35%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
12.8-333.09%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
-28.1 411.50%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
27.1-594.34%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
-1.60-70.90%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA

How to read a P/E ratio?

The Price/Earnings ratio measures the relationship between a company's stock price and its earnings per share. A low but positive P/E ratio stands for a company that is generating high earnings compared to its current valuation and might be undervalued. A company with a high negative (near 0) P/E ratio stands for a company that is generating heavy losses compared to its current valuation.

Companies with a P/E ratio over 30 or a negative one are generaly seen as "growth stocks" meaning that investors typically expect the company to grow or to become profitable in the future.
Companies with a positive P/E ratio bellow 10 are generally seen as "value stocks" meaning that the company is already very profitable and unlikely to strong growth in the future.