L.B. Foster Company (FSTR)

Nasdaq Stock Exchange
USD
US3500601097
26 March 1990  –  27 September 2022

Performance

Annualized Return
2.37%
Sharpe Ratio
0.33
Maximum Drawdown
-84.47%

Metrics

Metric L.B. Foster Company
Initial Balance $10,000
Final Balance $21,422
Returns   [View more details]
Month-To-Date -26.41%
Year-To-Date -29.89%
3M -26.58%
6M -38.91%
Annual Return (3Y) -23.33%
Annual Return (5Y) -15.33%
Annual Return (All) 2.37%
Risk   [View more details]
Annual Volatility 57.41%
Max Drawdown -84.47%
Sharpe Ratio 0.33
Sortino Ratio 0.49
Adjusted Sortino (S/√2) 0.34

  • Initial balance: The amount of starting capital used to invest in the asset or portfolio. In this case, we're starting with a $10,000 investment on March 1990.
  • Final balance: The amount of capital we've accrued over time as of September 2022.
  • Annual return: Also known as annualized return, or CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate), measures how much an investment has increased on average each year, during a specific time period. The time period in this case is approximately 33 year(s). Even a small difference in return can have a big impact on the final balance over a long period of time.
  • Annual volatility: Basically indicates how much, in percentage points, the investment can deviate from its annual return, under most circumstances. An investment with an annual return of 5% and an annual volatility of 10% would indicate returns from approximately -5% to 15% most of the time. A lower volatility is usually preferred to ensure more steady returns over time.
  • Best year: The best performance attained over its lifetime in a given year.
  • Worst year: The worst performance undergone over its lifetime in a given year.
  • Max drawdown: The largest percentage drop from a peak to a trough of an asset or portfolio, before a new peak is attained. Maximum drawdown is an indicator of downside risk over a specified time period.
  • Sharpe Ratio: The Sharpe ratio measures the performance of an investment compared to a risk-free asset, after adjusting for its risk. A Sharpe Ratio above 1 is considered good.
  • Sortino Ratio: The Sortino Ratio is a variation of the Sharpe ratio that only penalizes the investment for negative volatility/outcomes, and not for positive volatility. A Sortino Ratio above 1 is considered good.
  • Adjusted Sortino Ratio: Sortino Ratio/√2. To allow for comparing the Sortino ratio to the Sharpe ratio, we multiply the risk measure of the Sortino ratio by the square root of 2 (which is the same as dividing the Sortino ratio by the square root of 2).
  • Ulcer Index: The Ulcer Index (UI) is a technical indicator that measures downside risk in terms of both the depth and duration of price declines.
  • Gain to Pain Ratio: The sum of all returns divided by the absolute value of the sum of all negative returns. In essence, the GPR shows the ratio of net returns to the losses incurred in getting those returns.

Annualized Returns

Annual Return 1y Annual Return 3y Annual Return 5y Annual Return 10y Annual Return 20y Annual Return
L.B. Foster Company -36.83% -23.33% -15.33% -11.21% 4.52% 2.37%

Annual Returns

Year L.B. Foster Company
1990 -46%
1991 20%
1992 -4.33%
1993 15.33%
1994 -1.81%
1995 30.77%
1996 -11.76%
1997 31.73%
1998 34.11%
1999 -26.42%
2000 -48.72%
2001 80%
2002 -3.56%
2003 49.77%
2004 46.46%
2005 56.24%
2006 74.2%
2007 99.65%
2008 -39.53%
2009 -4.7%
2010 37.34%
2011 -30.67%
2012 54.04%
2013 9.16%
2014 2.98%
2015 -71.66%
2016 0.46%
2017 99.63%
2018 -41.44%
2019 21.89%
2020 -22.34%
2021 -8.64%
2022 -29.89%

L.B. Foster Company had 18 positive years and 15 negative years. That's a positive ratio of 55%.

Monthly Returns

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YTD
1990 0% 0% -2.8% 11.1% -22.4% 48.2% -30.4% -18.8% -7.7% -12.7% -23.7% 25% -35.7%
1991 20% 41.7% -5.9% -18.8% 11.4% -3.3% 0% -14.3% -8.3% 4.4% -17.1% 26.1% 46.4%
1992 -8.3% 31.6% -10.2% -7.7% -10.3% -11.5% 10.1% -9.2% -5.5% 27.6% -12.9% 14.8% 31.8%
1993 9.1% 0% 0% -8.3% 9.1% 31.6% 9.2% -2.9% -12.8% -5% 0% -8.6% 40.3%
1994 2.1% 7.1% -15.5% 10.5% 14.8% -6.7% -3.3% -10.6% -4.2% 23% -11.9% 0% 26%
1995 15.4% -3.5% -3.3% 3.4% 10.5% 3% 6.1% 3% -5.6% -3.1% 6.1% -2.7% 43.5%
1996 -8.7% 9.5% -17.6% 10.9% 3.1% 0% -3% 6.2% -2.9% -3% 1.5% -4.8% 8.2%
1997 6.7% -6.3% 9.9% -9% 9.9% 6.1% 11.7% 4.9% 6.3% -1.1% -1.3% -7% 39.3%
1998 -6.3% 9.3% 7.5% -3.5% -1.2% -0% 1.2% -16.7% 2.9% -1.4% 7% 39.5% 43%
1999 -18.9% -4.7% -9.8% 14.9% 3.5% 6.8% -2.6% 1.6% -17.2% 5.2% -6.2% 2.6% -17.5%
2000 0% -9% -8.4% -1.6% -18.8% -1.9% 13.7% 0% -5.2% -7.3% -7.8% -14.9% -50.1%
2001 10% 9.1% 21.7% -3.3% 2% 7.8% 8.2% -2.9% -0.7% 12.3% 2% -3% 83.6%
2002 14.7% 2.7% 8.1% -7.5% 3.8% -8.5% -8.9% -8.3% 3.8% -7.1% 3% 4.1% 11.6%
2003 -2.5% -1.9% -7.2% 15.6% -0.7% 15.8% -0.6% 7.4% 3.3% 12.2% -5.4% 8.3% 50.7%
2004 19.2% -0.8% 4.4% -1.6% -1.8% 3.1% 1.9% -6.7% 10.9% -1.9% 8% 6.6% 46.2%
2005 -3.4% 1.8% -1.4% 0.1% -2.7% 3.3% 34.3% 8.9% -2.6% -2.6% 7.4% 7.3% 51.7%
2006 7.9% -6% 28.8% 21.9% 0.8% 1.6% 0.7% -8.6% -28.1% 38% 3.1% 13.4% 67.3%
2007 -3.5% -21% 4.4% 11.5% 16.1% 7.5% 5.3% 24.4% 15.7% -0.9% 6.4% 12.9% 87.1%
2008 -11% -8% 1.7% -25.5% 6.6% -3% 15.9% 0.2% -21.1% -9.6% 15.9% -1.9% -22%
2009 -15.6% -19% 16.2% 31.9% -11% 3.1% -0.2% -0.6% 2.5% -8.2% -2.5% 8.9% 6.5%
2010 -9.5% 12.7% -5% 2.5% -5.2% -7.7% 18% -16.2% 13% 14.1% 5.1% 18% 38.2%
2011 -2.9% 5.7% 2.7% -0.9% -15.1% -9.2% 5.6% -29.5% -9.2% 14.7% 12.6% -1.4% -11.8%
2012 5.5% -1.4% -3.1% -6% 3.1% 3.6% 3.4% 8.7% 0.7% 2.1% 25.6% 4.9% 49.2%
2013 -0.3% 2% 0.4% -0.3% 0.4% -2.5% 7.7% -8.7% 7.9% 2.2% 0.3% 1% 13%
2014 -8.9% 8% 0.8% 1.1% 7.9% 6% -13.8% 12.5% -12.4% 17.7% -14.3% 4.9% 7.1%
2015 -2.4% 3.4% -3.1% -10% -10.7% -9.2% -15.2% -38.9% -31.3% 20% -15.8% 10.5% -103.7%
2016 -15.6% 19.2% 32.5% 8.4% -41.4% -5.3% -3.8% 14.6% 0.3% 3.2% -1.2% 11% 29.5%
2017 10.3% -7% -10.4% 13.6% 26.4% 19.5% -17.9% 8.5% 19.1% 9.5% -7.2% 17.5% 79.1%
2018 0% -3.7% -9.9% 0% -1.5% -1.1% 7% -7.3% -9.7% -11.5% 6.4% -17.8% -43.3%
2019 12.4% -3.1% 8.7% 14.2% 12.5% 13.1% -11.6% -17.6% 8.8% -16% 4.1% 2.3% 27.4%
2020 -12.5% -7.1% -21.6% 16.4% -15.1% 4.5% 10.1% 6.3% -10.2% 1% 7.4% 3.4% 5%
2021 0.7% 11.9% 5.6% -9.8% 11.5% 3.6% -2.6% -6.1% -9.1% 2.8% -4.9% -9.2% -4%
2022 10% 4% -2.2% -7.6% -7.5% -2% 13.6% -10.4% -26.4% 0% 0% 0% -30.7%
Pos 50% 51.6% 46.9% 51.5% 54.5% 56.3% 60.6% 40.6% 39.4% 53.1% 54.8% 67.7% 72.7%
Avg 0.4% 2.5% 0.5% 2% -0.4% 3.6% 2.1% -4% -4.1% 3.7% -0.3% 5.5% 18.6%

Other Return Metrics

Metric L.B. Foster Company
Cumulative Return 114.22%
Enh Ann Return 11.11%
Best Year 99.65%
Worst Year -71.66%
Best Month 48.2%
Worst Month -41.41%
Best Day 36.62%
Worst Day -35.93%
Win Ratio (Yearly) 54.55%
Win Ratio (Quarterly) 54.96%
Win Ratio (Monthly) 52.21%
Win Ratio (Daily) 49.47%

Annual Volatility

Annual Volatility 1y Annual Volatility 3y Annual Volatility 5y Annual Volatility 10y Annual Volatility 20y Annual Volatility
L.B. Foster Company 36.37% 52.87% 48.84% 50.38% 50.96% 57.41%

Sharpe Ratio

Sharpe Ratio 1y Sharpe Ratio 3y Sharpe Ratio 5y Sharpe Ratio 10y Sharpe Ratio 20y Sharpe Ratio
L.B. Foster Company -1.07 -0.24 -0.1 0.02 0.35 0.33

3-Year Rolling Sharpe Ratio

The rolling Sharpe Ratio gives a clue about the continued consistency or stability of the risk-adjusted returns.

Drawdown Periods

Simply said, a drawdown is the "pain" period experienced by an investor between a peak (new highs) and subsequent valley (a low point before moving higher). In the table below are the fifth largest drawdowns encountered for the portfolio/asset in question.

L.B. Foster Company

start valley end Drawdown days
2007-12-11 2020-03-18 - -84.47% 5404
1990-06-29 1990-11-29 1997-10-13 -66.67% 2663
1999-01-04 2000-12-27 2003-12-11 -62.26% 1802
2006-07-12 2006-09-29 2007-05-30 -39.92% 322
1997-10-14 1998-10-12 1998-12-08 -37.5% 420

The L.B. Foster Company took approximately 71 months on average to recover from a major drawdown. The longest drawdown lasted 180 months.

Underwater plot

The underwater plot shows you the drawdown periods on a chart. Whereas the performance chart usually gives you a positive viewpoint, the underwater plot gives you a pessimistic viewpoint. It helps you to visualize downtrends that occurred and how long it took for the portfolio's value to rebound to hit a new high after suffering a loss.

Other Risk Metrics

Metric L.B. Foster Company
Sharpe Ratio 0.33
Sortino Ratio 0.49
Adjusted Sortino (S/√2) 0.34
Calmar Ratio 0.03
Omega Ratio 0.03
Gain to Pain Ratio 0.06
Winckel Ratio 51.52
Ulcer Index 0.45
Kelly Criterion 2.96%
Skew 0.17
Kurtosis 7.04
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