Fastenal Company Profile (NASDAQ:FAST)

About Fastenal

Fastenal logoFastenal Company is engaged in wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies. The Company distributes these supplies through a network of approximately 2,600 Company-owned stores. The Company sells industrial and construction supplies to end users (business-to-business), and also has a walk-in retail business. The Company operates approximately 10 distribution centers in North America. The Company's original product offerings were fasteners and other industrial and construction supplies, many of which are sold under the Fastenal product name. The Company's product line consists of approximately two categories, including threaded fasteners, such as bolts, nuts, screws, studs and related washers, and miscellaneous supplies and hardware, such as various pins and machinery keys, concrete anchors, metal framing systems, wire rope, strut, rivets and related accessories. Its customers are in the manufacturing and non-residential construction markets.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Industrial Equipment Wholesale
  • Sub-Industry: Trading Companies & Distributors
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: FAST
  • CUSIP: 31190010
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $40.44
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $42.42
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $44.73
  • 52-Week Range: $288,965,000.00 - $34.45
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.11
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.86
  • P/E Growth: 2.51
  • Market Cap: $11.69B
  • Outstanding Shares: 288,965,000
  • Beta: 0.9
  • Net Margins: 12.91%
  • Return on Equity: 27.83%
  • Return on Assets: 19.52%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.19%
  • Current Ratio: 4.36%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.96%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 12 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $47.14 (16.57% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/4/2016Wells Fargo & Co.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/25/2016MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$50.00View Rating Details
7/13/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$47.00View Rating Details
7/7/2016Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual -> Equal Weight$46.00View Rating Details
6/17/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingNeutral$43.00View Rating Details
5/8/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/8/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetUnderweight$29.00 -> $38.00View Rating Details
4/7/2016Avondale PartnersBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$49.00 -> $51.00View Rating Details
4/1/2016Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeBuy -> Hold$55.00 -> $48.68View Rating Details
4/1/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
3/21/2016Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutral$50.00View Rating Details
3/8/2016ArgusInitiated CoverageBuy$57.00View Rating Details
11/22/2015William BlairInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
10/19/2015SusquehannaLower Price TargetNeutral$37.00View Rating Details
7/21/2015KeyCorpInitiated CoverageSector WeightView Rating Details
4/7/2015Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
4/7/2015Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
3/5/2015Raymond James Financial Inc.DowngradeMarket PerformView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/26/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/12/2016Q216$0.48$0.45$1.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/12/2016Q116$0.45$0.44$986.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/15/2016Q415$0.40$0.39$922.56 million$922.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/13/2015Q315$0.47$0.47$1.01 billion$995.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/14/2015Q215$0.47$0.48$1.01 billion$997.83 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/14/2015Q115$0.42$0.43$967.03 million$953.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/15/2015Q414$0.39$0.40$935.80 million$926.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/10/2014Q314$0.45$0.45$980.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/11/2014Q214$0.44$0.44$952.95 million$949.94 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/11/2014Q114$0.38$0.38$869.99 million$876.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/15/2014Q413$0.35$0.33$816.23 million$813.76 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/9/2013Q313$0.41$0.40$864.00 million$858.42 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/10/2013Q2 2013$0.41$0.41$857.13 million$847.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/10/2013Q1 2013$0.37$0.37$815.10 million$806.33 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/17/2013Q4 2012$0.33$0.33$759.66 million$757.24 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/11/2012Q312$0.37$0.37$804.90 million$802.58 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/12/2012$0.37$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/12/2012$0.34$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/18/2012$0.30$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/12/2011$0.31$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/12/2011$0.52$0.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/18/2011$0.45$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.74 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.85 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20167$0.43$0.45$0.44
Q2 20164$0.47$0.49$0.48
Q3 20164$0.44$0.46$0.45
Q4 20164$0.38$0.40$0.39
Q1 20171$0.46$0.46$0.46
Q2 20171$0.49$0.49$0.49
Q3 20171$0.48$0.48$0.48
Q4 20171$0.41$0.41$0.41
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST)
Annual Dividend:$1.20
Dividend Yield:2.97%
Dividend Growth:14.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:68.57% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
68.97% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
64.86% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.78%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 82.11%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/9/2016Michael J. AnciusDirectorBuy600$41.00$24,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Sheryl Ann LisowskiCFOSell5,000$46.69$233,450.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2016Daniel L FlornessCEOSell80,000$45.17$3,613,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Sheryl Ann LisowskiCFOSell5,000$44.96$224,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Terry Modock OwenEVPSell10,000$43.59$435,900.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016Sheryl Ann LisowskiCFOSell10,000$43.39$433,900.00View SEC Filing  
2/8/2016James C. JansenEVPSell12,500$44.00$550,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016Daniel L. FlornessCEOSell60,000$43.17$2,590,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2016John Lewis SoderbergEVPSell35,000$43.11$1,508,850.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2015Leland J. HeinCOOSell100,000$40.31$4,031,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2015Gary A. PolipnickEVPSell2,000$40.84$81,680.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2015Kenneth R. NanceEVPSell20,000$40.53$810,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015James C. JansenEVPSell12,500$39.50$493,750.00View SEC Filing  
10/16/2015Kenneth R. NanceEVPSell10,000$37.23$372,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2015Kenneth R. NanceEVPSell15,000$37.45$561,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2015Nicholas J LundquistInsiderBuy1,000$39.73$39,730.00View SEC Filing  
7/24/2015Gary A PolipnickEVPBuy2,500$40.03$100,075.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2015Steven A RucinskiEVPSell25,000$42.50$1,062,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2015Rita J HeiseDirectorBuy3,000$40.83$122,490.00View SEC Filing  
7/23/2014Gary A PolipnickEVPBuy2,500$44.55$111,375.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2014Willard D ObertonCEOBuy2,000$45.14$90,280.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2014Robert A KierlinDirectorSell60,000$49.17$2,950,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2014James C JansenEVPSell10,000$49.41$494,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2014Robert KierlinDirectorSell30,000$48.65$1,459,500.00View SEC Filing  
4/23/2014Robert KierlinDirectorSell70,000$49.77$3,483,900.00View SEC Filing  
1/30/2014Rita HeiseDirectorBuy1,000$44.27$44,270.00View SEC Filing  
1/27/2014Nicholas LundquistInsiderBuy4,000$44.79$179,160.00View SEC Filing  
1/17/2014Leland HeinPresidentBuy4,300$47.38$203,734.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2013Kenneth NanceEVPBuy1,500$46.55$69,825.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2013Nicholas LundquistInsiderBuy3,000$46.78$140,340.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2013Robert KierlinDirectorSell200,000$49.16$9,832,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/11/2013Robert KierlinDirectorSell100,000$47.77$4,777,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2013Gary A PolipnickEVPBuy2,216$45.67$101,204.72View SEC Filing  
8/28/2013Kenneth NanceEVPBuy1,000$44.26$44,260.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013Steven A RucinskiEVPSell12,500$49.00$612,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2013Rita J HeiseDirectorBuy1,000$48.37$48,370.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2013Darren R JacksonDirectorBuy10,000$52.87$528,700.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2013Scott SatterleeDirectorBuy2,000$50.91$101,820.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2012Daniel L FlornessCFOBuy2,645$41.50$109,767.50View SEC Filing  
11/26/2012Gary A PolipnickEVPBuy1,000$40.50$40,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) Chart for Monday, September, 26, 2016

Last Updated on 9/26/2016 by Staff