Fastenal Co. (FAST): Price and Financial Metrics

Fastenal Co. (FAST): $50.89

-0.54 (-1.05%)

POWR Rating

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  • FAST scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 94.05% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for FAST is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 177 days.
  • FAST's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 4.17% of US stocks).

FAST Stock Summary

  • FAST has a higher market value than 92.33% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $29,147,750,293.
  • The price/operating cash flow metric for FASTENAL CO is higher than 86.84% of stocks in our set with a positive cash flow.
  • Of note is the ratio of FASTENAL CO's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 86.89% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to FASTENAL CO are GWW, GPC, DLTR, GIB, and CCEP.
  • FAST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit FASTENAL CO's official web site, go to

FAST Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, FAST's price/sales ratio is 115% higher, now standing at 4.3.
  • Over the past 243 months, FAST's price/sales ratio has gone up 1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FAST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FAST 2022-11-30 4.3 9.3 27.5 21.2
FAST 2022-11-29 4.2 9.1 26.8 20.7
FAST 2022-11-28 4.3 9.3 27.3 21.0
FAST 2022-11-25 4.4 9.5 27.9 21.5
FAST 2022-11-23 4.4 9.5 28.0 21.5
FAST 2022-11-22 4.4 9.5 28.0 21.5

FAST Growth Metrics

    The 4 year price growth rate now stands at 42.61%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 70.99%.
  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at 10.54%.
Over the past 18 months, FAST's revenue has gone up $1,119,700,000.

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
2022-09-30 6,817 795.5 1,072.5
2022-06-30 6,568.8 705 1,031.4
2022-03-31 6,297.9 725.3 984
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

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 $50.89 52-week high $64.75
Prev. close $51.43 52-week low $43.73
Day low $50.13 Volume 3,238,800
Day high $51.09 Avg. volume 3,445,393
50-day MA $48.74 Dividend yield 2.44%
200-day MA $51.82 Market Cap 29.15B

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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Latest FAST News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about FASTENAL CO that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate FAST as an investment opportunity.

Insider Buying: Jeffery Watts Just Spent US$300k On Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) Shares

Investors who take an interest in Fastenal Company ( NASDAQ:FAST ) should definitely note that insider Jeffery Watts...

Yahoo | December 3, 2022

Do Its Financials Have Any Role To Play In Driving Fastenal Company's (NASDAQ:FAST) Stock Up Recently?

Fastenal's (NASDAQ:FAST) stock is up by a considerable 12% over the past month. Given that stock prices are usually...

Yahoo | November 19, 2022

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Josh Enomoto on InvestorPlace | November 10, 2022

Fastenal Hits $1 Billion in Year-to-Date eCommerce Revenue

WINONA, Minn., November 07, 2022--In recent years, Fastenal celebrated two major milestones related to its FAST Solutions program, surpassing 100,000 active FMI Technology devices within customer sites and, later, 1,000 Onsite partnership programs. In October, the company added a third significant milestone to the list, for the first time reaching $1 billion in eCommerce revenue within a calendar year.

Yahoo | November 7, 2022

With 79% ownership of the shares, Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) is heavily dominated by institutional owners

To get a sense of who is truly in control of Fastenal Company ( NASDAQ:FAST ), it is important to understand the...

Yahoo | November 5, 2022

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FAST Price Returns

1-mo 2.83%
3-mo 0.25%
6-mo -2.43%
1-year -15.93%
3-year 53.19%
5-year 115.39%
YTD -18.63%
2021 34.06%
2020 36.60%
2019 44.63%
2018 -1.61%
2017 19.66%

FAST Dividends

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