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Fastenal Competitors

$48.37
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MA: $47.78
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$51.89
Volume101 shs
Average Volume3.21 million shs
Market Capitalization$27.78 billion
P/E Ratio33.13
Dividend Yield2.42%
Beta1.21

Competitors

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) Vs. URI, GWW, WSO, AL, MSM, and WCC

Should you be buying FAST stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "trading companies & distributors" are considered alternatives and competitors to Fastenal, including United Rentals (URI), W.W. Grainger (GWW), Watsco (WSO), Air Lease (AL), MSC Industrial Direct (MSM), and WESCO International (WCC).

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) and United Rentals (NYSE:URI) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Fastenal and United Rentals' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fastenal15.12%30.63%21.14%
United Rentals10.69%34.19%7.21%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.1% of Fastenal shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.1% of United Rentals shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Fastenal shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of United Rentals shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Fastenal has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Rentals has a beta of 2.25, indicating that its share price is 125% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Fastenal and United Rentals' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fastenal$5.33 billion5.21$790.90 million$1.3835.05
United Rentals$9.35 billion2.34$1.17 billion$19.5215.52

United Rentals has higher revenue and earnings than Fastenal. United Rentals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fastenal, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Fastenal and United Rentals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fastenal16302.20
United Rentals2121102.36

Fastenal currently has a consensus target price of $44.7778, suggesting a potential downside of 7.43%. United Rentals has a consensus target price of $192.4444, suggesting a potential downside of 36.48%. Given Fastenal's higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Fastenal is more favorable than United Rentals.

Summary

United Rentals beats Fastenal on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) and W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Fastenal and W.W. Grainger's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fastenal15.12%30.63%21.14%
W.W. Grainger5.37%41.31%13.20%

Dividends

Fastenal pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. W.W. Grainger pays an annual dividend of $6.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Fastenal pays out 81.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. W.W. Grainger pays out 35.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Fastenal has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and W.W. Grainger has increased its dividend for 50 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.1% of Fastenal shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of W.W. Grainger shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Fastenal shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.0% of W.W. Grainger shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Fastenal has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, W.W. Grainger has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fastenal and W.W. Grainger's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fastenal$5.33 billion5.21$790.90 million$1.3835.05
W.W. Grainger$11.49 billion1.77$849 million$17.2922.43

W.W. Grainger has higher revenue and earnings than Fastenal. W.W. Grainger is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fastenal, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Fastenal and W.W. Grainger, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fastenal16302.20
W.W. Grainger26602.29

Fastenal currently has a consensus target price of $44.7778, suggesting a potential downside of 7.43%. W.W. Grainger has a consensus target price of $370.1538, suggesting a potential downside of 4.56%. Given W.W. Grainger's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe W.W. Grainger is more favorable than Fastenal.

Summary

W.W. Grainger beats Fastenal on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) and Watsco (NYSE:WSO) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Fastenal and Watsco's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fastenal15.12%30.63%21.14%
Watsco4.77%13.38%8.80%

Dividends

Fastenal pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Watsco pays an annual dividend of $7.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Fastenal pays out 81.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Watsco pays out 109.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Fastenal has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Watsco has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.1% of Fastenal shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.5% of Watsco shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Fastenal shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.6% of Watsco shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Fastenal has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Watsco has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fastenal and Watsco's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fastenal$5.33 billion5.21$790.90 million$1.3835.05
Watsco$4.77 billion2.02$245.95 million$6.5038.59

Fastenal has higher revenue and earnings than Watsco. Fastenal is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Watsco, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Fastenal and Watsco, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fastenal16302.20
Watsco07102.13

Fastenal currently has a consensus target price of $44.7778, suggesting a potential downside of 7.43%. Watsco has a consensus target price of $217.25, suggesting a potential downside of 13.39%. Given Fastenal's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Fastenal is more favorable than Watsco.

Summary

Fastenal beats Watsco on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) and Air Lease (NYSE:AL) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Fastenal and Air Lease's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fastenal15.12%30.63%21.14%
Air Lease27.48%9.83%2.51%

Dividends

Fastenal pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Air Lease pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Fastenal pays out 81.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Air Lease pays out 12.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Fastenal has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Air Lease has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.1% of Fastenal shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.8% of Air Lease shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Fastenal shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.9% of Air Lease shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Fastenal has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Air Lease has a beta of 2.2, suggesting that its stock price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fastenal and Air Lease's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fastenal$5.33 billion5.21$790.90 million$1.3835.05
Air Lease$2.02 billion2.58$587.12 million$5.098.99

Fastenal has higher revenue and earnings than Air Lease. Air Lease is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fastenal, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Fastenal and Air Lease, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fastenal16302.20
Air Lease00403.00

Fastenal currently has a consensus target price of $44.7778, suggesting a potential downside of 7.43%. Air Lease has a consensus target price of $44.25, suggesting a potential downside of 3.34%. Given Air Lease's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Air Lease is more favorable than Fastenal.

Summary

Air Lease beats Fastenal on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) and MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fastenal and MSC Industrial Direct's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fastenal$5.33 billion5.21$790.90 million$1.3835.05
MSC Industrial Direct$3.19 billion1.55$251.76 million$4.7418.68

Fastenal has higher revenue and earnings than MSC Industrial Direct. MSC Industrial Direct is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fastenal, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.1% of Fastenal shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.2% of MSC Industrial Direct shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Fastenal shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 28.4% of MSC Industrial Direct shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Fastenal and MSC Industrial Direct, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fastenal16302.20
MSC Industrial Direct05202.29

Fastenal currently has a consensus target price of $44.7778, suggesting a potential downside of 7.43%. MSC Industrial Direct has a consensus target price of $82.00, suggesting a potential downside of 7.37%. Given MSC Industrial Direct's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MSC Industrial Direct is more favorable than Fastenal.

Volatility and Risk

Fastenal has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MSC Industrial Direct has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Fastenal pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. MSC Industrial Direct pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Fastenal pays out 81.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. MSC Industrial Direct pays out 63.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Fastenal has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and MSC Industrial Direct has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. MSC Industrial Direct is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Fastenal and MSC Industrial Direct's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fastenal15.12%30.63%21.14%
MSC Industrial Direct7.14%20.42%10.49%

Summary

Fastenal beats MSC Industrial Direct on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

WESCO International (NYSE:WCC) and Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares WESCO International and Fastenal's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
WESCO International$8.36 billion0.51$223.43 million$5.2016.51
Fastenal$5.33 billion5.21$790.90 million$1.3835.05

Fastenal has lower revenue, but higher earnings than WESCO International. WESCO International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fastenal, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.1% of Fastenal shares are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of WESCO International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Fastenal shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for WESCO International and Fastenal, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
WESCO International02712.90
Fastenal16302.20

WESCO International currently has a consensus price target of $64.8889, suggesting a potential downside of 24.42%. Fastenal has a consensus price target of $44.7778, suggesting a potential downside of 7.43%. Given Fastenal's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fastenal is more favorable than WESCO International.

Risk and Volatility

WESCO International has a beta of 2.09, suggesting that its share price is 109% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fastenal has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares WESCO International and Fastenal's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
WESCO International1.42%8.34%3.01%
Fastenal15.12%30.63%21.14%

Summary

Fastenal beats WESCO International on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.


Fastenal Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
United Rentals logo
URI
United Rentals
1.7$302.97-1.8%$21.84 billion$9.35 billion24.01Analyst Report
W.W. Grainger logo
GWW
W.W. Grainger
2.4$387.82-3.9%$20.31 billion$11.49 billion33.49
Watsco logo
WSO
Watsco
1.5$250.84-3.1%$9.65 billion$4.77 billion41.12Analyst Upgrade
Gap Down
Air Lease logo
AL
Air Lease
2.4$45.78-0.2%$5.21 billion$2.02 billion9.40Gap Down
MSC Industrial Direct logo
MSM
MSC Industrial Direct
2.1$88.52-2.7%$4.94 billion$3.19 billion21.97
WESCO International logo
WCC
WESCO International
1.5$85.85-6.5%$4.30 billion$8.36 billion31.11Gap Down
Beacon Roofing Supply logo
BECN
Beacon Roofing Supply
1.0$49.78-3.9%$3.46 billion$6.94 billion-30.17Gap Down
GATX logo
GATX
GATX
1.4$98.39-3.0%$3.45 billion$1.39 billion18.36Decrease in Short Interest
Applied Industrial Technologies logo
AIT
Applied Industrial Technologies
1.9$87.26-2.2%$3.39 billion$3.25 billion178.09
Rush Enterprises logo
RUSHA
Rush Enterprises
1.9$43.12-1.6%$2.36 billion$5.81 billion24.69Gap Down
Textainer Group logo
TGH
Textainer Group
1.3$24.96-4.3%$1.42 billion$619.76 million24.00Gap Down
Kaman logo
KAMN
Kaman
2.2$50.29-3.2%$1.39 billion$761.61 million1,676.89Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
H&E Equipment Services logo
HEES
H&E Equipment Services
1.9$32.29-4.2%$1.17 billion$1.35 billion322.90
MRC Global logo
MRC
MRC Global
1.2$8.94-2.2%$733.97 million$3.66 billion-2.31Gap Down
Titan Machinery logo
TITN
Titan Machinery
1.6$25.44-3.7%$573.83 million$1.31 billion29.93Gap Down
DXP Enterprises logo
DXPE
DXP Enterprises
1.2$30.45-1.3%$541.74 million$1.27 billion-21.75Upcoming Earnings
Gap Down
BlueLinx logo
BXC
BlueLinx
1.3$42.20-5.0%$399.30 million$2.64 billion8.02Upcoming Earnings
WLFC
Willis Lease Finance
1.2$33.14-2.5%$198.01 million$409.16 million5.72Gap Down
Houston Wire & Cable logo
HWCC
Houston Wire & Cable
0.7$4.10-0.5%$67.83 million$338.29 million-22.78
This page was last updated on 3/2/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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