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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.52
FAST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. FAST: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FAST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.52
Equity to Asset 0.71
FAST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. FAST: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FAST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 0.86 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.71
0.71
0.9
Interest Coverage 860.75
FAST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 56.82 vs. FAST: 860.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FAST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 74.67  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 860.75
74.67
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 13.68
M-Score: -2.50
WACC vs ROIC
9.50%
28.27%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 21.55
FAST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. FAST: 21.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FAST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.17  Med: 17.63 Max: 21.5
Current: 21.55
13.17
21.5
Net-margin (%) 13.47
FAST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. FAST: 13.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FAST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.34  Med: 10.98 Max: 13.49
Current: 13.47
8.34
13.49
ROE (%) 27.90
FAST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. FAST: 27.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FAST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 15.63  Med: 25.18 Max: 29.52
Current: 27.9
15.63
29.52
ROA (%) 21.80
FAST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. FAST: 21.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FAST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 13.9  Med: 22.28 Max: 24.92
Current: 21.8
13.9
24.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.78
FAST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. FAST: 42.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FAST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 28.53  Med: 42.48 Max: 83.46
Current: 42.78
28.53
83.46
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.30
FAST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. FAST: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FAST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 16.00 Max: 31.5
Current: 10.3
2.9
31.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.50
FAST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. FAST: 11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FAST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.2  Med: 18.70 Max: 31.9
Current: 11.5
-1.2
31.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.10
FAST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. FAST: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FAST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.1  Med: 19.60 Max: 33.1
Current: 11.1
-2.1
33.1
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Sequoia Fund Comments on Fastenal - Aug 28, 2015

Question:



I had a question on Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) — your thoughts on its net margins as the company pushes into non-fastener products and larger customers. And then maybe a little bit on Fastenal versus Grainger.



Chase Sheridan:



I will start with the margins. There has been a lot of discussion around gross margin because Fastenal’s average customer size has been ... its large customers have been growing faster than the rest of the business; so the gross margins have been coming down a little bit. Fastenal has gross margins north of 50%, which is almost unheard of in industrial distribution. Fastenal’s operating margins are north of 21%, which is also highly unusual. I expect the gross margins to come down over time. But I expect the operating margin to rise over time. That is because it is more efficient to serve these larger customers. Management makes that argument on a quarterly basis when it reports its result. Management always tries to talk about how its average revenue per store is growing.



When we first bought it, Fastenal was growing the store base rapidly. In its early days, Fastenal was growing its store base by over 30% a year and it was still growing by 14% when I joined the firm in 2006. That growth rate is now zero. So the company does not have a lot of low volume new stores depressing its margins. As a result, as the existing store base grows in terms of the average sales per store, those stores become more efficient.



The second part of the question was how do we think about Fastenal versus Grainger. We like both businesses. We follow Grainger closely. It is an excellent business with a wide moat. Jim Ryan at Grainger has done a very good job. It is tempting to say we could own both of them. So far, we just own Fastenal, though.



Question:



Do you find it more difficult today to find good stocks? Because it is lucky if you find one good stock a year. A Picasso sold this week for something astronomical. Why is it that wealth cannot find a good home in a stock and instead goes into art? It is harder and harder, it seems, to find — absent technology stocks — a good investment today. Am I wrong?



David Poppe:



Yes, it is definitely harder to find good stocks today. The market has gone up, has compounded 14% a year for the last five years through April 30. I think we are up about 17% a year over that time. That is roughly a doubling in stock prices. You cannot say that it is probable that we are going to compound at 17% over the next five years. No one knows how we will perform. But we are in an environment where more modest returns going forward are more likely than what we have seen in those five years.



From Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Investor Day 2015 Transcript Part II - Sequoia Fund.



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Sequoia Fund's Discussion of Fastenal - Mar 07, 2014

Fastenal had a challenging year. Sales growth decelerated to 6% from 13% the prior year, reflecting slowing sales to end markets such as mining, military, and non-residential construction. The modest sales growth result produced minimal operating leverage and the operating profit margin stayed flat at 21.4%. Earnings per share increased 7% to $1.51. Fastenal’s owners are not accustomed to such modest results.



Fortunately, Fastenal’s creative and aggressive management is not standing still and is taking action to improve both top line growth and profitability. Starting in the third quarter of 2013, Fastenal began aggressively adding salespeople at its store locations. Management believes that there is a strong long-term correlation between the increase in sales personnel and revenue growth. The cost of investing in new sales people has had a short-term negative impact on profitability but should enable Fastenal to return to mid-teens sales and earnings growth in the near future. There is risk in adding sales people when demand appears weak for all industrial distributors. Still, we believe Fastenal’s long-term prospects are healthy.



Source: Sequoia Fund's 2013 Annual Report - Management's Discussion of Fund Performance



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Baron Funds Comments on Fastenal Co. - Feb 20, 2014

Fastenal Co. (NASDAQ:FAST) is a leading distributor of fasteners and other industrial supplies. Its shares fell after disappointing sales metrics, coupled with an ongoing investment in its sales force, weighed on recent earnings results. With improved business trends in the company's important manufacturing and construction end-markets, we are hopeful that Fastenal's growth will accelerate in 2014



From Baron Funds' fourth quarter letter 2013 to shareholders.



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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 22.00
FAST's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
66% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. FAST: 22.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FAST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 15.06  Med: 31.07 Max: 43.5
Current: 22
15.06
43.5
Forward P/E 19.01
FAST's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.09 vs. FAST: 19.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.00
FAST's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
65% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. FAST: 22.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FAST' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.99  Med: 31.22 Max: 43.23
Current: 22
14.99
43.23
P/B 6.36
FAST's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. FAST: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FAST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.44  Med: 6.84 Max: 10.52
Current: 6.36
3.44
10.52
P/S 2.96
FAST's P/S is ranked lower than
88% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. FAST: 2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FAST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.73  Med: 3.63 Max: 5.55
Current: 2.96
1.73
5.55
PFCF 31.71
FAST's PFCF is ranked lower than
74% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.19 vs. FAST: 31.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FAST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 18.16  Med: 59.13 Max: 1579.8
Current: 31.71
18.16
1579.8
POCF 21.26
FAST's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.48 vs. FAST: 21.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FAST' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 14.82  Med: 35.60 Max: 87.77
Current: 21.26
14.82
87.77
EV-to-EBIT 13.44
FAST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.05 vs. FAST: 13.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FAST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.1  Med: 19.20 Max: 26.5
Current: 13.44
9.1
26.5
PEG 1.11
FAST's PEG is ranked lower than
52% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. FAST: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FAST' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.74 Max: 7.29
Current: 1.11
0.68
7.29
Shiller P/E 28.23
FAST's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.02 vs. FAST: 28.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FAST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.29  Med: 41.52 Max: 63.97
Current: 28.23
20.29
63.97
Current Ratio 4.19
FAST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. FAST: 4.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FAST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.06  Med: 6.04 Max: 8.42
Current: 4.19
3.06
8.42
Quick Ratio 1.98
FAST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. FAST: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FAST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 2.89 Max: 4.65
Current: 1.98
1.5
4.65
Days Inventory 163.52
FAST's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
85% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 67.05 vs. FAST: 163.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FAST' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 131.54  Med: 162.40 Max: 206.74
Current: 163.52
131.54
206.74
Days Sales Outstanding 50.86
FAST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 53.85 vs. FAST: 50.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FAST' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 38.2  Med: 45.19 Max: 52.78
Current: 50.86
38.2
52.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.82
FAST's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. FAST: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FAST' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.74
Current: 2.82
0.64
2.74
Dividend Payout 0.60
FAST's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
70% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. FAST: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FAST' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.55 Max: 1.16
Current: 0.6
0.07
1.16
Dividend growth (3y) 15.40
FAST's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. FAST: 15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
FAST' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 30.10 Max: 128.5
Current: 15.4
0
128.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.94
FAST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
83% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. FAST: 7.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FAST' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.8  Med: 3.97 Max: 8.28
Current: 7.94
1.8
8.28
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
FAST's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
62% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. FAST: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
FAST' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 0.00 Max: -0.3
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 11.87
FAST's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. FAST: 11.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
FAST' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.82  Med: 9.89 Max: 25.78
Current: 11.87
5.82
25.78
Price/Tangible Book 6.36
FAST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
89% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. FAST: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FAST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.15  Med: 6.73 Max: 17.04
Current: 6.36
4.15
17.04
Price/Projected FCF 2.33
FAST's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. FAST: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FAST' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 2.06  Med: 4.62 Max: 10.4
Current: 2.33
2.06
10.4
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.19
FAST's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
64% of the 14 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. FAST: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
FAST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. FAST: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FAST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.94
Current: 0.82
0.54
1.94
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
FAST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. FAST: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FAST' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.71 Max: 7.68
Current: 1.5
0.78
7.68
Price/Graham Number 2.48
FAST's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. FAST: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FAST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.05 Max: 6.45
Current: 2.48
1.85
6.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.40
FAST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. FAST: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FAST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 5.20 Max: 11
Current: 7.4
3.8
11
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 16.77
FAST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. FAST: 16.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FAST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 6.5  Med: 18.00 Max: 29.5
Current: 16.77
6.5
29.5

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 3,952 4,430
EPS($) 1.82 2.03
EPS without NRI($) 1.82 2.03

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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Fastenal Co was incorporated under the laws of Minnesota in 1968. The Company sells industrial and construction supplies to end-users and also have some 'walk-in' retail business. It operates 14 distribution centers in North America from which it distributes products to its store and in-plant locations. The Company conducts business under various trademarks and service marks, including First In Fasteners. Its original product offerings are fasteners and other industrial and construction supplies, many of which are sold under the Fastenal product name. Its fastener product line, consists of two broad categories: 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. The Company's customers are in the manufacturing and non-residential construction markets. The manufacturing market includes both original equipment manufacturers and maintenance and repair operations. The non-residential construction market includes general, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, and road contractors. Other users of its products include farmers, truckers, railroads, oil exploration, production, and refinement companies, mining companies, federal, state, and local governmental entities, schools, and certain retail trades. The Company's competitors include large distributors located in large cities, smaller distributors and on-line retailers.
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