Fastenal Co. (FAST): Price and Financial Metrics

Fastenal Co. (FAST): $53.14

0.43 (+0.82%)

POWR Rating

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  • Quality is the dimension where FAST ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 94.86% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for FAST is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • FAST ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 4th percentile.

FAST Stock Summary

  • Fastenal Co's market capitalization of $33,945,943,247 is ahead of 91.78% of US-listed equities.
  • With a one year PEG ratio of 558.24, Fastenal Co is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 94.8% of US stocks.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for FAST is currently 44.08, higher than 87.92% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to FAST, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are SLF, ODFL, ALL, AFL, and DFS.
  • FAST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Fastenal Co's official web site, go to

FAST Valuation Summary

  • FAST's price/earnings ratio is 36.8; this is 41.27% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • FAST's price/sales ratio has moved up 2.4 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, FAST's price/sales ratio has gone up 2.4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FAST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FAST 2021-08-26 5.6 11.1 36.8 28.0
FAST 2021-08-25 5.6 11.1 36.8 28.0
FAST 2021-08-24 5.6 11.0 36.5 27.8
FAST 2021-08-23 5.6 11.1 36.8 28.0
FAST 2021-08-20 5.6 11.1 36.7 28.0
FAST 2021-08-19 5.6 11.0 36.5 27.7

FAST Growth Metrics

    The 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 6.74%.
  • Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 29.21%.
  • The year over year revenue growth rate now stands at 5.67%.
Over the past 18 months, FAST's revenue has gone up $478,900,000.

The table below shows FAST's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 6,010.9 770.1 925
2021-09-30 5,836.9 934.7 889.9
2021-06-30 5,696 1,056.3 867.9
2021-03-31 5,697.3 1,135.5 867.1
2020-12-31 5,647.3 1,101.8 859.1
2020-09-30 5,566.2 1,033.2 841.7

FAST's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • FAST has a Quality Grade of A, ranking ahead of 96.11% of graded US stocks.
  • FAST's asset turnover comes in at 1.421 -- ranking 86th of 165 Retail stocks.
  • KR, BIG, and ZUMZ are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with FAST.

The table below shows FAST's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 1.421 0.460 0.309
2021-06-30 1.397 0.457 0.304
2021-03-31 1.404 0.452 0.302
2020-12-31 1.404 0.455 0.297
2020-09-30 1.398 0.458 0.292
2020-06-30 1.415 0.462 0.291

FAST Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of FAST, see our FAST price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $53.33 Average Broker Recommendation 1.97 (Hold)

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FAST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $53.14 52-week high $64.75
Prev. close $52.71 52-week low $48.84
Day low $52.74 Volume 1,491,571
Day high $53.54 Avg. volume 3,582,394
50-day MA $56.28 Dividend yield 2.35%
200-day MA $56.60 Market Cap 30.59B

Fastenal Co. (FAST) Company Bio

Fastenal Company is an American company based in WinonaMinnesota. It ranked 479 in the 2021 Fortune 500 based on its 2020 revenues, and its stock is a component of the Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 stock market indices. Fastenal's service model centers on approximately 3,200 in-market locations, each providing custom inventory and a dedicated sales team. (Source:Wikipedia)

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FAST Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo 2.08%
6-mo -12.07%
1-year 1.12%
3-year 79.15%
5-year 182.32%
YTD -16.13%
2021 34.06%
2020 36.60%
2019 44.63%
2018 -1.61%
2017 19.66%

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