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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.26
NAS:FAST's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. NAS:FAST: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:FAST' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.26
Equity-to-Asset 0.70
NAS:FAST's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NAS:FAST: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:FAST' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 0.86 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.7
0.69
0.9
Interest Coverage 110.85
NAS:FAST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 28.83 vs. NAS:FAST: 110.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:FAST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 122.36  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 110.85
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 12.58
Beneish M-Score: -2.16
WACC vs ROIC
6.89%
23.86%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 20.23
NAS:FAST's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
95% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. NAS:FAST: 20.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:FAST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.32  Med: 20.43 Max: 21.5
Current: 20.23
15.32
21.5
Net Margin % 12.71
NAS:FAST's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
93% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. NAS:FAST: 12.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:FAST' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.55  Med: 12.78 Max: 13.49
Current: 12.71
9.55
13.49
ROE % 27.10
NAS:FAST's ROE % is ranked higher than
93% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. NAS:FAST: 27.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:FAST' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.8  Med: 26.43 Max: 27.86
Current: 27.1
15.8
27.86
ROA % 19.10
NAS:FAST's ROA % is ranked higher than
96% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. NAS:FAST: 19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:FAST' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.01  Med: 21.71 Max: 24.03
Current: 19.1
14.01
24.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 37.52
NAS:FAST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
86% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.11 vs. NAS:FAST: 37.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:FAST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.53  Med: 42.02 Max: 47.18
Current: 37.52
28.53
47.18
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 7.00
NAS:FAST's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. NAS:FAST: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:FAST' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 18.9 Max: 38.1
Current: 7
2.8
38.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 6.00
NAS:FAST's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. NAS:FAST: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:FAST' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 22.1 Max: 43.9
Current: 6
-1.1
43.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 4.60
NAS:FAST's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. NAS:FAST: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:FAST' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.1  Med: 24 Max: 44.2
Current: 4.6
-2.1
44.2
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution    NAICS: 238290    SIC: 5039
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Traded in other countries:FAST.Austria, FAS.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Fastenal Co is an industrial supplies company. It distributes maintains, repairs, and operates supplies to industrial and construction customers. Its product portfolio includes OEM fasteners, safety products, tools and equipment.

Fastenal opened its first fastener store in 1967 in Winona, Minnesota. In the subsequent years, Fastenal greatly expanded its footprint as well as its products and services. Today, Fastenal serves its 400,000 active customers through approximately 2,500 stores and 14 distribution centers. Since 1993, the company has added other product categories, but fasteners remain its largest category at about 37% of sales. Fastenal also offers customers supply chain solutions, such as vending and vendor-managed inventory.

Top Ranked Articles about Fastenal Co

Fastenal Company Announces Cash Dividend
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Fastenal Company Announces Cash Dividend
Fastenal Company Announces Conference Call to Review 2017 First Quarter Earnings

WINONA, Minn., March 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) announced the date and time for its conference call to review 2017 first quarter results, as well as current operations. The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. central time.
To access the call, please visit the following Web address: http://investor.fastenal.com/events.cfm Our conference call presentation (which includes information, supplemental to that contained in our earnings announcement, regarding results for the quarter) will be available at 6:00 a.m., central time, on the day of the conference call. To access the presentation, please visit the following Web address: http://investor.fastenal.com/releases.cfm  An online archive of the broadcast will be available within one hour of the conclusion of the call and will remain available until June 1, 2017. Participants must have a soundcard and speakers to listen to the online broadcast. Fastenal sells different types of industrial and construction supplies in the following product categories: threaded fasteners and miscellaneous supplies; tools; metal cutting tool blades and abrasives; fluid transfer components and accessories for hydraulic and pneumatic power; material handling; storage and packaging products; janitorial, chemical and paint products; electrical supplies; welding supplies; safety supplies; metals, alloys and materials; and office supplies. Fastenal operates approximately 2,500 stores located primarily in North America with additional locations in Asia, Europe, Central and South America, and Africa. The Company operates 14 distribution centers in North America; eleven in the United States - Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, Washington, California, Utah, North Carolina, and Kansas, and three outside the United States - Ontario, Canada; Alberta, Canada; and Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Additional information regarding Fastenal is available on the Fastenal Company website at www.fastenal.com.  FAST-G
CONTACT:
Ellen Trester
Financial Reporting & Regulatory Compliance Manager
507.313.7282

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3 Reasons I Prefer Dividend Aristocrat W.W. Grainger to Dividend Achiever Fastenal See the investment prospects of W.W. Grainger compared to Fastenal
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Ruane Cunniff Sells Berkshire and Praxair, Exits Walmart The guru's largest 4th-quarter deals
Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. was founded by William Ruane, and Ruane Cunniff (TradesPortfolio)'s current investment committee is directed by Richard Cunniff. He manages a portfolio composed of 92 stocks with a total value of $10.642 billion. During the fourth quarter the guru sold shares in the following stocks: Read more...
Fastenal to Acquire Regional Distributor

WINONA, Minn., March 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire certain assets of industrial and fastener supply distributor Manufacturer’s Supply Company (Mansco).  The company is headquartered in Hudsonville, Michigan and has additional facilities in Madison, Alabama and McAllen, Texas.  The agreement includes several conditions to close, and we expect to close by the end of March. 
"From our first discussions, we were impressed with the Mansco team,” said Dan Florness, President and CEO of Fastenal.  “It has built a successful business in a challenging fastener distribution market through a focus on customers and a ‘can-do’ approach. This speaks to the company’s ability to execute and illustrates how well Mansco will fit with our own “growth through customer service” culture.  We look forward to welcoming Mansco to the Fastenal family.  Our complimentary capabilities make both businesses stronger.” "I am extremely pleased about the opportunity for the business and our employees to move forward with Fastenal," added Jim Mol, President and owner of Mansco.  “Fastenal brings an enormous supply capability and cost saving technologies to our customers.  This combination will help us grow and better serve our customers, while maintaining the excellent quality and service our customers have come to expect." Mol has operated the business for the past twenty-five years.  The company focuses on fastener products, with a particularly strong market position with commercial furniture OEMs.  As such, this acquisition gives Fastenal a presence in a market where it has not meaningfully contributed in the past, while providing Mansco with additional tools with which to service its customer base. Mansco generated approximately $50 million of revenue in 2016, largely from its flagship Michigan location although recent successes with its customers are generating more sales related to its two other facilities.  The company is profitable and the transaction should be accretive in the first twelve months, though it should not be material to earnings per share. Fastenal sells different types of industrial and construction supplies in the following product categories: threaded fasteners and miscellaneous supplies; tools; metal cutting tool blades and abrasives; fluid transfer components and accessories for hydraulic and pneumatic power; material handling; storage and packaging products; janitorial, chemical and paint products; electrical supplies; welding supplies; safety supplies; metals, alloys and materials; and office supplies. Fastenal operates approximately 2,500 stores located primarily in North America with additional locations in Asia, Europe, Central and South America, and Africa. The Company operates 14 distribution centers in North America; eleven in the United States - Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, Washington, California, Utah, North Carolina, and Kansas, and three outside the United States - Ontario, Canada; Alberta, Canada; and Nuevo Leon, Mexico. This press release contains statements regarding Fastenal's expectations about the strategic fit and expected revenues of Mansco and the anticipated closing of the transaction that are not historical in nature and are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, 'forward looking statements' as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the failure of certain conditions to closing to be satisfied, economic downturns, weakness in the industry, and changes in customer needs. A discussion of other risks and uncertainties is included in Fastenal's filings with the SEC, including our most recent annual and quarterly reports. Additional information regarding Fastenal is available on the Fastenal Company website at www.fastenal.com. FAST-G
CONTACT:
Holden Lewis
EVP and CFO
507.453.8220

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David Rolfe Invests in Tractor Supply, Fastenal Guru investor sold Stericycle in 4th quarter
Wedgewood Partners’ David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio) gained two new holdings and divested another in the final quarter of 2016. He established positions in Tractor Supply Co. (NASDAQ:TSCO) and Fastenal Co. (NASDAQ:FAST). He sold out of Stericycle Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL). Read more...
Manning & Napier Purchases Shares of Fastenal Company has 5-star predictability with strong financial statements over the previous 10 years
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David Rolfe Comments on Fastenal Guru stock highlight
Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) is a company we have followed and admired for many years. The Company is a distributor of manufacturing and construction supplies - generally consumable parts and products such as fasteners (i.e., screws, nuts/bolts) and various items used in the maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) of customers’ plants. The company has established a differentiated position in its industry by investing heavily to get itself as close as possible to a generally smaller, less urban customer base than its competitors. This is most evident in its extensive network of more than 2,500 branch locations, which the company effectively uses as selling and distribution outposts to serve its customer base. We contrast this with Fastenal’s largest competitor, Grainger, for example, which has only 300-odd branch locations (and shrinking) despite having twice the revenues as Fastenal. We believe this has led to a fairly healthy segmentation between the Company and its competitors: Fastenal has specialized in smaller, geographically dispersed clients who are more heavily reliant on the Company’s local distribution capabilities, sales Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 23.30
FAST's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. FAST: 23.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
FAST' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.07  Med: 29.29 Max: 43.57
Current: 23.3
15.07
43.57
Forward PE Ratio 22.32
FAST's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. FAST: 22.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 23.30
FAST's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
72% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. FAST: 23.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
FAST' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.82  Med: 29.22 Max: 43.23
Current: 23.3
14.82
43.23
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 31.35
FAST's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
76% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.28 vs. FAST: 31.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
FAST' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.15  Med: 42.82 Max: 126.42
Current: 31.35
19.15
126.42
PB Ratio 6.13
FAST's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. FAST: 6.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FAST' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.44  Med: 6.85 Max: 10.52
Current: 6.13
3.44
10.52
PS Ratio 2.97
FAST's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. FAST: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FAST' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.73  Med: 3.5 Max: 5.56
Current: 2.97
1.73
5.56
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 30.55
FAST's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
75% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. FAST: 30.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
FAST' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.12  Med: 48.33 Max: 284.93
Current: 30.55
18.12
284.93
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 21.93
FAST's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
77% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.09 vs. FAST: 21.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
FAST' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.69  Med: 31.57 Max: 58.92
Current: 21.93
14.69
58.92
EV-to-EBIT 15.01
FAST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. FAST: 15.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FAST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 18.2 Max: 26.5
Current: 15.01
9.1
26.5
EV-to-EBITDA 13.14
FAST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
61% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.28 vs. FAST: 13.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FAST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 16.5 Max: 24.6
Current: 13.14
8.3
24.6
PEG Ratio 2.77
FAST's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. FAST: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
FAST' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.9 Max: 6.11
Current: 2.77
0.65
6.11
Shiller PE Ratio 30.40
FAST's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 23.27 vs. FAST: 30.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
FAST' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.86  Med: 46.83 Max: 73.2
Current: 30.4
25.86
73.2
Current Ratio 5.47
FAST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. FAST: 5.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FAST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.06  Med: 5.63 Max: 8.42
Current: 5.47
3.06
8.42
Quick Ratio 2.42
FAST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. FAST: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FAST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 2.76 Max: 4.65
Current: 2.42
1.5
4.65
Days Inventory 175.19
FAST's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
86% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 71.72 vs. FAST: 175.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FAST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 163.58  Med: 171.59 Max: 206.74
Current: 175.19
163.58
206.74
Days Sales Outstanding 54.22
FAST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 53.50 vs. FAST: 54.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FAST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.2  Med: 43.82 Max: 46.04
Current: 54.22
38.2
46.04
Days Payable 24.75
FAST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 44.82 vs. FAST: 24.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FAST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.75  Med: 20.42 Max: 23.94
Current: 24.75
18.75
23.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.92
FAST's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
77% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. FAST: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
FAST' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.59 Max: 3.08
Current: 2.92
0.86
3.08
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.68
FAST's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. FAST: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
FAST' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.69
Current: 0.68
0.28
0.69
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 14.50
FAST's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. FAST: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
FAST' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 18.8 Max: 128.5
Current: 14.5
0
128.5
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.02
FAST's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
69% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. FAST: 3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.57
FAST's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
78% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. FAST: 5.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
FAST' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.64  Med: 3.03 Max: 5.88
Current: 5.57
1.64
5.88
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.90
FAST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. FAST: 0.90 )
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 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.9
-0.2
0.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 12.05
FAST's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. FAST: 12.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
FAST' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.71  Med: 11.34 Max: 25.79
Current: 12.05
5.71
25.79
Price-to-Tangible-Book 6.13
FAST's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. FAST: 6.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FAST' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.04  Med: 6.99 Max: 17.03
Current: 6.13
4.04
17.03
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.34
FAST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
77% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FAST: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
FAST' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.06  Med: 5.33 Max: 28.14
Current: 2.34
2.06
28.14
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.42
FAST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
57% of the 14 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. FAST: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.85
FAST's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. FAST: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FAST' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.06
Current: 0.85
0.56
2.06
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 3.27
FAST's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. FAST: 3.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
FAST' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.89 Max: 7.32
Current: 3.27
0.74
7.32
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.52
FAST's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
85% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. FAST: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
FAST' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.84  Med: 3.09 Max: 7.04
Current: 2.52
1.84
7.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.66
FAST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
52% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. FAST: 6.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FAST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 5.5 Max: 11
Current: 6.66
3.8
11
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 9.62
FAST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
67% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. FAST: 9.62 )
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: 16.3 Max: 28.9
Current: 9.62
7.3
28.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,130.27
EPS (TTM) $ 1.82
Beta0.80
Short Percentage of Float7.72%
52-Week Range $37.70 - 52.74
Shares Outstanding (Mil)287.98

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 4,296 4,732
EPS ($) 1.89 2.10
EPS without NRI ($) 1.89 2.10
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
11.84%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.30 1.43
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