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tickrz rank
C
Fastenal Co (FAST)
Services | Wholesale
44.11  0.39%
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
tickrz RankC / 286Warren Buffett RankB / 194
Pure Value RankC / 321Dividend RankB / 191
Moat RankA / 104Financial Strength RankA / 21
Growth RankB / 168Momentum RankC / 319
FAST vs WHOLESALE SECTOR & S&P 500
VALUATION
FASTSECTORS&P 500
P/E RATIO24.1718.919.28
EV/EBITDA RATIO13.6510.911.77
P/S RATIO3.070.82.03
P/B RATIO6.375.63.09
QUALITY
RETURN ON EQUITY27.2%27.09%13.82%
RETURN ON CAPITAL23.72%18.34%10.04%
NET MARGIN12.61%2.84%9.76%
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
2.87%
PAYOUT RATIO68.3%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH14.47%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
5 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY22%
INTEREST COVERAGE122.28x
CURRENT RATIO5.47
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH7.41%
5 YR SPS GROWTH7.45%
5 YR BPS GROWTH6.23%
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Fastenal Co's return on equity of 27.2% speaks to its strong moat
tickrz rank C / 286
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 C / 321Warren Buffett ranking B / 194
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 24.2x, a P/B ratio of 6.4x, a P/S ratio of 3.1x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 13.7x. Fastenal Co ranks 321 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.Fastenal Co ranks 194 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 A / 104financial strength A / 21
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 122.28x, a debt/equity ratio of 22% and a Moat Rank of 104 translate to a strong Financial Strength score.


momentum C / 319
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 4.78% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 319. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Fastenal Co will not appeal to momentum investors.

yield B / 191
value + yield
Shares currently yield 2.87%. 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 191 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

growth B / 168
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 produce an average score. 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% combine to produce this average score.

Fastenal Co (FAST)
Services | Wholesale
44.11  0.39%


tickrz rank
C
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio24.17x
P/B Ratio6.37x
P/S Ratio3.07x
EV/EBITDA Ratio13.65x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
2.87%
PAYOUT RATIO68.3%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH14.47%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
5 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY22%
INTEREST COVERAGE122.28x
CURRENT RATIO5.47
MOAT
ROE27.2%
ROIC23.72%
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 24.2x, a P/B ratio of 6.4x, a P/S ratio of 3.1x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 13.7x. Fastenal Co ranks 321 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Fastenal Co ranks 194 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 122.28x, a debt/equity ratio of 22% and a Moat Rank of 104 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 4.78% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 319. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Fastenal Co will not appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 2.87%. 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 191 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 produce an average score. 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% combine to produce this average score.