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FAST

FastenalNasdaqGS:FAST Stock Report

Last Price

US$56.52

Market Cap

US$32.5b

7D

-4.5%

1Y

18.4%

Updated

23 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
FAST fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends5/6

FAST Stock Overview

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, North America, and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Fastenal
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$56.52
52 Week HighUS$64.75
52 Week LowUS$43.37
Beta1.23
1 Month Change-9.70%
3 Month Change0.66%
1 Year Change18.44%
3 Year Change89.89%
5 Year Change125.31%
Change since IPO5,781.75%

Recent News & Updates

Jan 22
Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) Will Pay A Larger Dividend Than Last Year At US$0.31

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) Will Pay A Larger Dividend Than Last Year At US$0.31

Fastenal Company ( NASDAQ:FAST ) will increase its dividend on the 2nd of March to US$0.31. Based on the announced...

Dec 31
Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) Might Become A Compounding Machine

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) Might Become A Compounding Machine

There are a few key trends to look for if we want to identify the next multi-bagger. In a perfect world, we'd like to...

Dec 10

Fastenal: Even An Excellent Company Is Only Worth So Much

Fastenal has continued to generate strong upside for investors while it has created value in the form of robust sales and cash flows. Long term, the company is an excellent pick for investors who worry about preservation of capital. But there is only so much upside that investors should pay for a business and it does look costly at this time.

Nov 13
Is Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) Using Too Much Debt?

Is Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) Using Too Much Debt?

Warren Buffett famously said, 'Volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' When we think about how risky a company...

Shareholder Returns

FASTUS Trade DistributorsUS Market
7D-4.5%-6.1%-6.1%
1Y18.4%22.1%4.2%

Return vs Industry: FAST underperformed the US Trade Distributors industry which returned 22.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FAST exceeded the US Market which returned 4.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is FAST's price volatile compared to industry and market?
FAST volatility
FAST Average Weekly Movement3.0%
Trade Distributors Industry Average Movement5.9%
Market Average Movement6.7%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.5%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: FAST is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: FAST's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
196718,370Dan Flornesshttps://www.fastenal.com

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, North America, and internationally. It offers fasteners, and related industrial and construction supplies under the Fastenal name. The company’s fastener products include threaded fasteners, bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, which are used in manufactured products and construction projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of machines.

Fastenal Fundamentals Summary

How do Fastenal's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
FAST fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$32.53b
Earnings (TTM)US$925.00m
Revenue (TTM)US$6.01b

35.2x

P/E Ratio

5.4x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
FAST income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$6.01b
Cost of RevenueUS$3.23b
Gross ProfitUS$2.78b
ExpensesUS$1.85b
EarningsUS$925.00m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Apr 13, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)1.61
Gross Margin46.20%
Net Profit Margin15.39%
Debt/Equity Ratio12.8%

How did FAST perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

2.2%

Current Dividend Yield

70%

Payout Ratio

Does FAST pay a reliable dividends?

See FAST dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy FAST by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Fastenal dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateFeb 01 2022
Dividend Pay DateMar 02 2022
Days until Ex dividend7 days
Days until Dividend pay date36 days

Does FAST pay a reliable dividends?

See FAST dividend history and benchmarks

Valuation

Is Fastenal undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

35.16x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: FAST ($56.52) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($30.42)

Significantly Below Fair Value: FAST is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: FAST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (35.2x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (19.3x).

PE vs Market: FAST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (35.2x) compared to the US market (16.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: FAST is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FAST is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.7x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (2.3x).


Future Growth

How is Fastenal forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?

8.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FAST's forecast earnings growth (8.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: FAST's earnings (8.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13% per year).

High Growth Earnings: FAST's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: FAST's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FAST's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: FAST's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (30.4%)


Past Performance

How has Fastenal performed over the past 5 years?

11.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FAST has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: FAST's current net profit margins (15.4%) are higher than last year (15.2%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FAST's earnings have grown by 11.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: FAST's earnings growth over the past year (7.7%) is below its 5-year average (11.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: FAST earnings growth over the past year (7.7%) underperformed the Trade Distributors industry 82.1%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: FAST's Return on Equity (30.4%) is considered high.


Financial Health

How is Fastenal's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: FAST's short term assets ($2.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($682.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: FAST's short term assets ($2.9B) exceed its long term liabilities ($574.6M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: FAST's net debt to equity ratio (5.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: FAST's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 20.2% to 12.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: FAST's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (197.5%).

Interest Coverage: FAST's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (126.8x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Fastenal current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.19%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayJan 24 2022Ex Dividend DateFeb 01 2022Dividend Pay DateMar 02 202229 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 7 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: FAST's dividend (2.19%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.37%).

High Dividend: FAST's dividend (2.19%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.6%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: FAST's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: FAST's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (69.6%), FAST's dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: FAST's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (69.9% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

6.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Dan Florness (58 yo)

6yrs

Tenure

US$2,539,150

Compensation

Mr. Daniel L. Florness, also known as Dan, has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director at Fastenal Company since January 1, 2016. Mr. Florness served as the Chief Financial Officer of Fast...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dan's total compensation ($USD2.54M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.47M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Dan's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: FAST's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: FAST's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: FAST insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Fastenal Company's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Fastenal Company
  • Ticker: FAST
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1967
  • Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Implied Market Cap: US$32.525b
  • Shares outstanding: 575.46m
  • Website: https://www.fastenal.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Fastenal Company
  • 2001 Theurer Boulevard
  • Winona
  • Minnesota
  • 55987-1500
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/23 23:09
End of Day Share Price2022/01/21 00:00
Earnings2021/12/31
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.