Fastenal Company Stock Earnings Report NASDAQ:FAST
Current P/E ratio: 29.75 | Price (Aug 05, 2022, EOD): $52.95 (Find current average P/E ratios for all sectors below)
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About Fastenal Company
Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, North America, and internationally. It offers fasteners, and related industrial and construction supplies under the Fastenal name. The company's fastener products include threaded fasteners, bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, which are used in manufactured products and construction projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of machines. It also offers miscellaneous supplies and hardware, including pins, machinery keys, concrete anchors, metal framing systems, wire ropes, strut products, rivets, and related accessories. The company serves the manufacturing market comprising original equipment manufacturers; maintenance, repair, and operations; and non-residential construction market, which includes general, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, and road contractors. It also serves farmers, truckers, railroads, mining companies, schools, and retail trades; and oil exploration, production, and refinement companies, as well as federal, state, and local governmental entities. The company distributes its products through a network of 3,209 in-market locations and 15 distribution centers. Fastenal Company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota.
Last 3 Quarters for FAST Premium
Below you can see how FAST performed 4 days prior and 4 days after releasing the earnings report. Also, you can see the pre-estimates and the actual earnings. This information can give you a slight idea of what you might expect for the next quarter's release.
What Is an Earnings Report?
An earnings report is usually issued quarterly (Q1, Q2, Q3 & Q4) by public companies to report their performance. Earnings reports typically include net income, earnings per share, earnings from continuing operations, and net sales. Looking at the earnings report investors can start gauge the financial health of the company and make even better decisions whether to buy, sell, or stay in the company. Fundamental analysts and value investors will typically hunt for stocks that continue to show good financial ratios and use a decline as an exit point. One of the most anticipated numbers for analysis is earnings per share because it indicates how much the company earned for its shareholders. The report will also indicate a possible dividend.
Earnings Report Content
Earnings reports generally provide an update of all three financial statements, including the income statement, the balance sheet, and the cash flow statement. These figures are typically measured against previous quarters/years. Furthermore, the earnings report usually includes a summary and analysis from the CEO or company spokesman, alongside a more general view of the financials and future forecast.
What To Know About Earnings Reports
Announcement of earnings for a stock, particularly for well followed large-capitalization stocks, can move the market. Stock prices can fluctuate wildly on days when the quarterly earnings report is released. Despite good reports, stocks may very well fall if the investors were expecting more or they believe the next quarter will not be as good. Investors always try to be ahead of the market and future earnings/losses are often discounted into the current price of the stock. It is natural for stocks to start to move in either direction a few days before the release of an earnings report.
Average Sector P/E ratio
Is your stock priced above or below the average P/E ratio?
A higher P/E ratio shows that investors are willing to pay a higher share price today because of growth expectations in the future. For example, a company with a current P/E of 25, trades at 25 times today's earnings.
|Name||Number of firms||Average PE|
|Auto & Truck||13||15|
|Bank (Money Center)||7||11|
|Brokerage & Investment Banking||39||14|
|Business & Consumer Services||165||32|
|Coal & Related Energy||22||7|
|Electronics (Consumer & Office)||20||18|
|Environmental & Waste Services||82||70|
|Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance)||232||36|
|Green & Renewable Energy||22||88|
|Healthcare Support Services||128||131|
|Heathcare Information and Technology||129||132|
|Investments & Asset Management||192||120|
|Metals & Mining||92||37|
|Office Equipment & Services||22||16|
|Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration)||269||19|
|Packaging & Container||24||43|
|Publishing & Newspapers||31||28|
|Real Estate (Development)||20||146|
|Real Estate (General/Diversified)||12||31|
|Real Estate (Operations & Services)||57||23|
|Retail (Building Supply)||17||202|
|Retail (Grocery and Food)||13||38|
|Retail (Special Lines)||89||25|
|Shipbuilding & Marine||10||30|
|Software (System & Application)||363||144|
|Total Market (without financials)||5878||62|
Updated: Jan 2020
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