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C
Fastenal Co (FAST)
Services | Industrial Equipment Wholesale
CEO: Daniel L. Florness
Employees: 20746
fastenal.com
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
Pure Value Rank335Dividend Rank177
Moat Rank89Financial Strength Rank32
Growth Rank156Momentum Rank380
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield2.85%
Payout Ratio69.5%
3 yr Dividend Growth14.47%
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio24.86x
P/B Ratio6.37x
P/S Ratio3.14x
EV/EBITDA Ratio13.99x
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score5
Debt-to-Equity18%
Interest Coverage118.63x
MOAT
ROE26.68%
ROIC24.05%
Net Margin12.61%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth7.41%
5 yr SPS Growth7.45%
5 yr BPS Growth6.23%
Fastenal Co 's strong growth translates to a Growth Rank in the top 25% of all stocks
 tickrz summary
Fastenal Co receives a C ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.
 value
 pure value ranking Warren Buffett ranking
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Fastenal Co's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 24.9x, a P/B ratio of 6.4x, a P/S ratio of 3.1x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 14x. Fastenal Co ranks 335 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.Fastenal Co ranks 189 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a average score, meaning it ranks in the middle of the pack on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Fastenal Co is probably not for you. However, the company's moat is strong so it could be worth investigating in the future should its valuation improve.

 quality
 moat financial strength
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Fastenal Co appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Services sector. Fastenal Co has a Piotroski F Score of 5 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 118.63x, a debt/equity ratio of 18% and a Moat Rank of 89 translate to a strong Financial Strength score.


 momentum
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 2.11% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 380. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Fastenal Co will not appeal to momentum investors.

 yield
 value + yield
Shares currently yield 2.85%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Fastenal Co ranks 177 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

 growth
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the top third of S&P 500 companies. Its 7.4% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 7.4% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 6.2% speak to its impressive growth ranking.

Fastenal Co (FAST)
Services | Industrial Equipment Wholesale
CEO: Daniel L. Florness
Employees: 20746
fastenal.com


tickrz rank
C

VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio24.86x
P/B Ratio6.37x
P/S Ratio3.14x
EV/EBITDA Ratio13.99x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield2.85%
Payout Ratio69.5%
3 yr Dividend Growth14.47%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score5
Debt-to-Equity18%
Interest Coverage118.63x
MOAT
ROE26.68%
ROIC24.05%
Net Margin12.61%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth7.41%
5 yr SPS Growth7.45%
5 yr BPS Growth6.23%

TICKRZ RANK
Fastenal Co receives a C ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Fastenal Co's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 24.9x, a P/B ratio of 6.4x, a P/S ratio of 3.1x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 14x. Fastenal Co ranks 335 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Fastenal Co ranks 189 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a average score, meaning it ranks in the middle of the pack on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Fastenal Co is probably not for you. However, the company's moat is strong so it could be worth investigating in the future should its valuation improve.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Fastenal Co appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Services sector.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Fastenal Co has a Piotroski F Score of 5 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 118.63x, a debt/equity ratio of 18% and a Moat Rank of 89 translate to a strong Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 2.11% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 380. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Fastenal Co will not appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 2.85%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Fastenal Co ranks 177 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the top third of S&P 500 companies. Its 7.4% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 7.4% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 6.2% speak to its impressive growth ranking.