Fastenal Stock Story


USD 54.43  1.13  2.12%   

Fastenal Cash and Equivalents Turnover is comparatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Fastenal reported Cash and Equivalents Turnover of 24.95 in 2021. Return on Investment is likely to gain to 41.95 in 2022, whereas Average Assets are likely to drop slightly above 3.8 B in 2022. In spite of comparatively stable basic indicators, Fastenal is not utilizing all of its potentials. The new stock price uproar, may contribute to a short-horizon swings for the private investors. The company almost mirrors the market. We can now break down Fastenal as a potential investment option for your portfolios.
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How Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) uncertain basic indicators helped with the newest drop?

Our investment recommendation tool can be used to complement Fastenal trade advice provided by experts. It analyzes the company's potential to grow against your specific risk preferences and investment horizon.
Fastenal dividends can provide a clue to the current value of the stock. The firm one year expected dividend income is about $0.08 per share.
Typically, a company's financial statements are the reports that show the financial position of the company. There are three main documents that fall into the category of financial statements. These documents include Fastenal income statement, its balance sheet, and the statement of cash flows. Potential Fastenal investors and stakeholders use financial statements to determine how well the company is positioned to perform in the future. Although Fastenal investors may use each financial statement separately, they are all related. The changes in Fastenal's assets and liabilities, for example, are also reflected in the revenues and expenses that we see on Fastenal's income statement, which results in the company's gains or losses. Cash flows can provide more information regarding cash listed on a balance sheet, but not equivalent to net income shown on the income statement. Please read more on our technical analysis and fundamental analysis pages.
The goal of Fastenal fundamental analysis is to do accurate financial forecasts. There are several possible objectives to fundamental analysis, such as projecting of Fastenal performance into the future periods or doing a reasonable stock valuation. The intrinsic value of Fastenal shares is the value that is considered the true value of the share. If the intrinsic value of Fastenal is higher than its market price, buying is generally recommended. If it is equal to the market price, it is recommended to hold; and if it is less than the market price, then one should sell all shares Fastenal.
Please read more on our fundamental analysis page.

Are Fastenal Earnings Expected to grow?

The future earnings power of Fastenal involves the interaction of many company-specific, industry, and economic forces. Earnings estimates embody investors' opinions of Fastenal factors such as sales growth, product demand, competitive industry environment, profit margins, and cost controls. Fastenal stock prices adjust as these expectations change or are proven wrong. The main thing to remember is that equities with high expected earnings growth tend to underperform the market because it is usually difficult to meet the market's high expectations. Companies with low earnings expectations tend to do better than expected. Please use our latest analysis of Fastenal expected earnings.

And What about dividends?

A dividend is the distribution of a portion of Fastenal earnings, decided and managed by the company's board of directors and paid to a class of its shareholders. Note, announcements of dividend payouts are generally accompanied by a proportional increase or decrease in a company's stock price. Fastenal dividend payments follow a chronological order of events, and the associated dates are important to determine the shareholders who qualify for receiving the dividend payment. Fastenal one year expected dividend income is about $0.88 per share.
Dividend Yield is likely to gain to 0.0224 in 2022, whereas Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions is likely to drop (694.5 M) in 2022.
Last ReportedProjected for 2022
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions-643.7 M-694.5 M
Dividend Yield 0.017  0.0224 
Dividends per Basic Common Share 1.12  1.00 
Investing in dividend-paying stocks, such as Fastenal Company is one of the few strategies that are good for long-term investment. Ex-dividend dates are significant because investors in Fastenal must own a stock before its ex-dividend date to receive its next dividend.
This type of analysis is very useful when you want to generate a past dividend schedule and payout information for Fastenal. Then that information in the form of graph and calendar can be used to fully explain how Du Pont dividends can provide a real clue to its valuation.

What do experts say?

Stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make buying and selling decisions. By studying and evaluating past and current data, investors and traders attempt to gain an edge in the markets by making informed decisions.
It is good to see analyst projects for Fastenal, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

Fastenal Gross Profit

Fastenal Gross Profit growth is one of the most critical measures in evaluating the company. The Gross Profit growth rate is calculated simply by comparing Fastenal previous period's values with its current period's values. Each time period you're measuring should be of equal lengths the increase or decrease, in a company's Gross Profit between two periods. Here we show Fastenal Gross Profit growth over the last 10 years.
Please check Gross Profit in more details.

Another Deeper Perspective

There are few distinct groups of Fastenal stakehholders that the SEC considers insiders. Investors usually gain information through their work as corporate directors, officers, or employees. If these individuals share the information with a friend, family, or business partner and the person who receives the information exchanges stock in the company, he or shie is also an insider. Let's take a look at how the ownership of Fastenal is distributed among investors.

Ownership Allocation

Fastenal retains a total of 575.16 Million outstanding shares. The majority of Fastenal Company outstanding shares are owned by other corporate entities. These outside corporations are usually referred to as non-private investors looking to obtain positions in Fastenal to benefit from reduced commissions. Consequently, institutional investors are subject to a different set of regulations than regular investors in Fastenal. Please pay attention to any change in the institutional holdings of Fastenal Company as this could imply that something significant has changed or about to change at the company. Note that regardless of who owns the company, if the true value of the entity is less than the market is willing to pay for it, you may not be able to generate positive returns over time.

Retail Investors
Retail Investors19.9
 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Receivables741.8 M769.4 M900.2 M971.27 M
Inventories1.37 B1.34 B1.52 B1.23 B

Asset Utilization

The asset utilization indicator refers to the revenue earned for every dollar of assets a company currently reports. Fastenal has an asset utilization ratio of 248.77 percent. This implies that the company is making $2.49 for each dollar of assets. An increasing asset utilization means that Fastenal Company is more efficient with each dollar of assets it utilizes for everyday operations.

Current Assets
2.6 B
Assets Non Current
1.3 B
Current Assets2.61 Billion66.35
Assets Non Current1.31 Billion33.34
Tax Assets12.04 Million0.31

Will price continue to gain in August 2022?

Treynor Ratio just dropped to -0.21, may call for upcoming price decrease. Fastenal Company exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -0.27 and kurtosis of 0.35. However, we advise investors to further study Fastenal Company technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Fastenal's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Fastenal's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Fastenal Implied Volatility

Fastenal's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Fastenal Company stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Fastenal's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Fastenal stock will not fluctuate a lot when Fastenal's options are near their expiration.

Our Final Takeaway

Whereas some other companies in the industrial distribution industry are either recovering or due for a correction, Fastenal may not be performing as strong as the other in terms of long-term growth potentials. To conclude, as of the 12th of July 2022, we believe Fastenal is currently fairly valued. It almost mirrors the market and projects very small odds of distress in the next two years. Our overall 90 days 'Buy-vs-Sell' recommendation on the firm is Hold.

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