Financial Watchlist of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST)


Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) reported sales (ttm) of 3.94 Billion, whereas, 13 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 954.65 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 970.99 million and lower end at 942.2 million while the year ago reported sale was 945.17 million.

8 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Jan 13, 2017- Jan 17, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 1024.32 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 1037.07 million and 1007.11 million respectively.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Jan 10 BMO at 0.44, whereas, 14 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.38. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.39 and lower end at 0.36 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.43.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.45 reported by 10 number of analyst for the quarter ending Jan 13, 2017- Jan 17, 2017. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.45 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.47 and 0.44 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0.5. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 3 analysts is at 8.28%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 20 and 2.4.

Valuation Ratios of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 26.37 while the company’s industry has 32.41 P/E and the sector P/E is 68.1. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 36.05 and low P/E is 23.09, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s  high P/E for the past year is 39.62 and 47.42 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 16.29 for the industry and 13.83 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, 52 has Beta of 1.01 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 0.96 and 0.93 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of 52 stands at 3.32 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 6.85. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 21.91, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 19.53 and 13.83 respectively.

5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:

Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) stands at 11.26 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 7.25 and 6.35 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 14.46 and 16.09.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) Trading Statistics:

The company surged 1.4% and closed its last trading session at $46.36. The market capitalization of the company is at $13.59 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $49.99 on Mar 21, 2016 and 52-week Low of $35.1 on Jan 15, 2016. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 1.53% and Monthly Volatility of 2.17%. The Beta for the company stands at 1.03 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.83.