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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 : 8/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.41
FAST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. FAST: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FAST' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.41
Equity to Asset 0.69
FAST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. FAST: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FAST' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 0.86 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.69
0.69
0.9
Interest Coverage 199.84
FAST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.05 vs. FAST: 199.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FAST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 266.65  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 199.84
266.65
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 13.33
M-Score: -1.50
WACC vs ROIC
8.65%
27.57%
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 (%) 21.17
FAST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. FAST: 21.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FAST' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.32  Med: 20.01 Max: 21.5
Current: 21.17
15.32
21.5
Net-margin (%) 13.20
FAST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. FAST: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FAST' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.55  Med: 12.45 Max: 13.49
Current: 13.2
9.55
13.49
ROE (%) 28.50
FAST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.98 vs. FAST: 28.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FAST' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.8  Med: 26.05 Max: 27.86
Current: 28.5
15.8
27.86
ROA (%) 20.48
FAST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. FAST: 20.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FAST' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.01  Med: 21.71 Max: 24.03
Current: 20.48
14.01
24.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.94
FAST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.35 vs. FAST: 40.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FAST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.53  Med: 42.02 Max: 47.14
Current: 40.94
28.53
47.14
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
FAST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. FAST: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FAST' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 14.80 Max: 28.4
Current: 7.9
2.8
28.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.60
FAST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. FAST: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FAST' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 17.90 Max: 31.6
Current: 8.6
-1.1
31.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.70
FAST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. FAST: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FAST' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.9  Med: 18.70 Max: 33.4
Current: 7.7
-1.9
33.4
» FAST's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-14)


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Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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Fastenal Co is engaged in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in North America. The Company offers bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, and miscellaneous supplies and hardware.

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.

Guru Investment Theses on Fastenal Co

Baron Partners Fund Commentary on Fastenal Co. - May 09, 2016

Shares of Fastenal Co., (NASDAQ:FAST) a leading distributor of industrial supplies, rose during the first quarter after reporting improving sales trends to start the year. We view the sequential strengthening of sales as evidence of abating energy and F/X headwinds as well as share gains in manufacturing and construction end markets. Based on several growth initiatives, including Vending and On-Site programs, we believe Fastenal is poised to deliver outstanding customer service to its key accounts and generate accelerating earnings growth over the next two years. (Matt Weiss)



From Baron Partners Fund first quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Fastenal Co. - Apr 26, 2016

Shares of Fastenal Co. (NASDAQ:FAST), a leading distributor of industrial supplies, rose after reporting improving sales trends to start the year. We view the sequential strengthening of the company’s sales as evidence of some abating headwinds its business, notably in its energy-related end-markets. In addition, Fastenal displayed encouraging sales traction, and evidence of ongoing market share gains, in its manufacturing and construction end-markets. Based on several of its internal growth initiatives, including the installation of vending machines at certain customers’ worksites and the placement of full-time Fastenal employees at other customers’ sites, we believe the company is poised to generate accelerating earnings growth during the next several years.



From Baron Asset Funds' first quarter 2016 commentary.



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Mairs & Power Comments on Fastenal - Feb 02, 2016

One of our portfolio companies, Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST), will likely be an early indicator of improving conditions in the Industrial sector. Fastenal competes in the highly fragmented industrial distribution market, serving customers in manufacturing and non-residential construction industries. Because of weakness in manufacturing, the stock declined 14% in 2015. The company is not standing flat-footed, however. Fastenal continues to invest in its business in order to strengthen its durable competitive advantage, and we like that. With more than 2,600 stores (four times as many as the next largest competitor), the company enjoys broad market coverage as it takes share from smaller regional players. Fastenal’s product breadth, market penetration and in-house distribution capabilities provide both cost and pricing leverage, delivering above industry average margins. In addition, with more than 54,000 on-site industrial vending machines and plans to aggressively add to this network in 2016, Fastenal is able to grow incremental revenue while building “sticky” customer relationships. Earnings have grown 22% and the dividend 23% annually over the last five years. While not classically cheap, the stock is nevertheless very inexpensive relative to intrinsic value, providing an opportunity to add selectively to our position. When the sector begins to recover, we believe that Fastenal’s strength and our patience will reward investors.



From Mairs & Power's 4th quarter Growth Fund commentary.



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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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Top Ranked Articles about Fastenal Co

Baron Partners Fund Commentary on Fastenal Co. Guru stock highlight
Shares of Fastenal Co., (NASDAQ:FAST) a leading distributor of industrial supplies, rose during the first quarter after reporting improving sales trends to start the year. We view the sequential strengthening of sales as evidence of abating energy and F/X headwinds as well as share gains in manufacturing and construction end markets. Based on several growth initiatives, including Vending and On-Site programs, we believe Fastenal is poised to deliver outstanding customer service to its key accounts and generate accelerating earnings growth over the next two years. (Matt Weiss) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Fastenal Co. Guru stock highlight
Shares of Fastenal Co. (NASDAQ:FAST), a leading distributor of industrial supplies, rose after reporting improving sales trends to start the year. We view the sequential strengthening of the company’s sales as evidence of some abating headwinds its business, notably in its energy-related end-markets. In addition, Fastenal displayed encouraging sales traction, and evidence of ongoing market share gains, in its manufacturing and construction end-markets. Based on several of its internal growth initiatives, including the installation of vending machines at certain customers’ worksites and the placement of full-time Fastenal employees at other customers’ sites, we believe the company is poised to generate accelerating earnings growth during the next several years. Read more...
Jeff Auxier Takes Plunge in Fastenal, a Stock From Watchlist Despite its continually high price, Auxier purchased a small holding in nuts and bolts maker
Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) of Auxier Asset Management picked up eight new holdings during the fourth quarter, including Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST), an industrial stock Auxier believed to be too richly valued this past August. Read more...
Mairs & Power Comments on Fastenal Guru stock highlight
One of our portfolio companies, Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST), will likely be an early indicator of improving conditions in the Industrial sector. Fastenal competes in the highly fragmented industrial distribution market, serving customers in manufacturing and non-residential construction industries. Because of weakness in manufacturing, the stock declined 14% in 2015. The company is not standing flat-footed, however. Fastenal continues to invest in its business in order to strengthen its durable competitive advantage, and we like that. With more than 2,600 stores (four times as many as the next largest competitor), the company enjoys broad market coverage as it takes share from smaller regional players. Fastenal’s product breadth, market penetration and in-house distribution capabilities provide both cost and pricing leverage, delivering above industry average margins. In addition, with more than 54,000 on-site industrial vending machines and plans to aggressively add to this network in 2016, Fastenal is able to grow incremental revenue while building “sticky” Read more...
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 25.35
FAST's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
76% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.85 vs. FAST: 25.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FAST' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.06  Med: 30.20 Max: 43.5
Current: 25.35
15.06
43.5
Forward P/E 24.51
FAST's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
83% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.35 vs. FAST: 24.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 25.35
FAST's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
76% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.83 vs. FAST: 25.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FAST' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.99  Med: 30.16 Max: 43.23
Current: 25.35
14.99
43.23
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 33.98
FAST's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
79% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. FAST: 33.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
FAST' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.15  Med: 44.80 Max: 140.14
Current: 33.98
19.15
140.14
P/B 7.15
FAST's P/B is ranked lower than
95% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. FAST: 7.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FAST' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.44  Med: 6.91 Max: 10.52
Current: 7.15
3.44
10.52
P/S 3.38
FAST's P/S is ranked lower than
91% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. FAST: 3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FAST' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.73  Med: 3.58 Max: 5.56
Current: 3.38
1.73
5.56
PFCF 33.78
FAST's PFCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. FAST: 33.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FAST' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.12  Med: 53.36 Max: 284.93
Current: 33.78
18.12
284.93
POCF 24.82
FAST's POCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.84 vs. FAST: 24.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FAST' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.7  Med: 33.73 Max: 66.24
Current: 24.82
14.7
66.24
EV-to-EBIT 16.03
FAST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.81 vs. FAST: 16.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FAST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 18.70 Max: 26.5
Current: 16.03
9.1
26.5
EV-to-EBITDA 14.40
FAST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
63% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.27 vs. FAST: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FAST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 17.00 Max: 24.6
Current: 14.4
8.3
24.6
PEG 1.82
FAST's PEG is ranked lower than
68% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. FAST: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FAST' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.74 Max: 6.12
Current: 1.82
0.65
6.12
Shiller P/E 36.09
FAST's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 20.48 vs. FAST: 36.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FAST' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.86  Med: 48.48 Max: 72.18
Current: 36.09
25.86
72.18
Current Ratio 4.40
FAST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. FAST: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FAST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.06  Med: 6.04 Max: 8.42
Current: 4.4
3.06
8.42
Quick Ratio 2.00
FAST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. FAST: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FAST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 2.89 Max: 4.65
Current: 2
1.5
4.65
Days Inventory 169.02
FAST's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
86% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 71.00 vs. FAST: 169.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FAST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 163.58  Med: 169.87 Max: 206.74
Current: 169.02
163.58
206.74
Days Sales Outstanding 49.90
FAST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 54.28 vs. FAST: 49.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FAST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.2  Med: 43.40 Max: 45.47
Current: 49.9
38.2
45.47
Days Payable 29.73
FAST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
72% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 43.96 vs. FAST: 29.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FAST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.75  Med: 20.42 Max: 23.94
Current: 29.73
16.75
23.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.57
FAST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. FAST: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FAST' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.52 Max: 3.03
Current: 2.57
0.72
3.03
Dividend Payout 0.64
FAST's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
80% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. FAST: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FAST' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.16
Current: 0.64
0.08
1.16
Dividend Growth (3y) 14.80
FAST's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. FAST: 14.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
FAST' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.8  Med: 30.10 Max: 128.5
Current: 14.8
14.8
128.5
Forward Dividend Yield 2.70
FAST's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. FAST: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.55
FAST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. FAST: 6.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FAST' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 3.80 Max: 7.57
Current: 6.55
1.8
7.57
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.80
FAST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. FAST: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FAST' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: 0.00 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.8
-0.2
0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.53
FAST's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. FAST: 13.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
FAST' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.82  Med: 9.89 Max: 25.79
Current: 13.53
5.82
25.79
Price/Tangible Book 7.03
FAST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
90% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. FAST: 7.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FAST' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.14  Med: 6.64 Max: 15.91
Current: 7.03
4.14
15.91
Price/Projected FCF 2.56
FAST's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. FAST: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FAST' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.06  Med: 4.35 Max: 10.41
Current: 2.56
2.06
10.41
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.43
FAST's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
64% of the 11 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. FAST: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
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Price/Median PS Value 0.92
FAST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. FAST: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FAST' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.97
Current: 0.92
0.55
1.97
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.16
FAST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. FAST: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FAST' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.86 Max: 7.15
Current: 2.16
0.75
7.15
Price/Graham Number 2.79
FAST's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
86% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. FAST: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FAST' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.05 Max: 6.32
Current: 2.79
1.85
6.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.20
FAST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. FAST: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FAST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 5.40 Max: 11
Current: 6.2
3.8
11
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.69
FAST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. FAST: 13.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FAST' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.3  Med: 18.00 Max: 28.9
Current: 13.69
7.3
28.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,903
EPS (TTM) $ 1.78
Beta0.94
Short Percentage of Float11.65%
52-Week Range $34.45 - 49.99
Shares Outstanding (Mil)288.88

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 4,025 4,391
EPS ($) 1.82 1.98
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.82 1.98
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
9.53%
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