Here Are the Facts You Need to Understand Fastenal Company (FAST)

After moving 1.1% during today's afternoon session, Fastenal Company is now trading at a price of $55.66 per share. On average, analysts give it a target price of $57.22.

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

Fastenal Company Investors Should Consider This:

  • Fastenal Company has moved 21.0% over the last year.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 4.37. A number between 0 and 1 could mean that the market is undervaluing Fastenal Company's estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 9.41

  • Fastenal Company currently returns an annual dividend yield of 2.4%.

Understanding Fastenal Company's Operating Margins

Date Reported Total Revenue ($ k) Operating Expenses ($ k) Operating Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2023-02-07 6,980,600 -1,762,200 21 5.0
2022-02-07 6,010,900 -1,559,800 20 0.0
2021-02-08 5,647,300 -1,426,000 20 0.0
2020-02-06 5,333,700 -1,458,200 20 0.0
2019-02-06 4,965,100 -1,400,200 20 0.0
2018-02-05 4,390,500 -1,282,800 20

Fastenal Company's operating margins have averaged 20.2% over the last 6 years, which is significantly higher than the Home Improvement Retail industry average of 13.85%. The firm's margins exhibit a relatively stable growth trend of 0.7%.

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