Retail-Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply
Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, 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 customers; 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. Fastenal Company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota.
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation of Fastenal Co
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High margins render the company resilient under dire circumstances, hence able to drive competitors out or acquire them. ROE and ROA measure the average flow generated by each invested dollar. Their marginal value is a forecast of future growth, and it is considered by Buffett and Munger the most important single indicator.
The average Net Margin over the past 5 years is +14.89%.
The trend of Net Margin over the past 5 years is +0.37%.
The average ROA over the past 5 years is +29.55%.
The trend of ROA over the past 5 years is +0.11%.
The average ROE over the past 5 years is +31.02%.
The trend of ROE over the past 5 years is +0.82%.
Being debt the number one cause of investment losses and company death, the ratio Debt/FCF is of utmost importance to guarantee safety. On the other hand the Graham’s stability measures the drawdown of earnings, hence indicating the reliability of the flow generated by the company.
The Debt/FCF trailing twelve month is 0.27.
The trend of Debt/FCF over the past 5 years is -0.01.
Graham’s Stability measure stands at 1.00.
Growth can be dangerous when forecasting, simply projecting the current growth is in general wrong. A company passes through multiple phases, from being young and unprofitable, to the first periods of profitability and high growth, until it arrives at a period of regime with limited growth. Identifying in which phase the company is in may help forecasting.
The Revenue CAGR over the past 5 years is +9.72%.
The trend of Revenue growth rate over the past 5 years is +0.46%.
The Earnings CAGR over the past 5 years is +13.44%.
The trend of Earnings growth rate over the past 5 years is +0.87%.
The Equity CAGR over the past 5 years is +8.57%.
The trend of Equity growth rate over the past 5 years is +0.55%.
The FCF CAGR over the past 5 years is +10.52%.
The trend of FCF growth rate over the past 5 years is -2.49%.