Fastenal (Nasdaq: FAST ) is expected to report Q1 earnings around Jan. 25. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Fastenal's revenues will grow 7.0% and EPS will increase 11.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $823.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.38.
Last quarter, Fastenal reported revenue of $757.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $697.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.33. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q4 were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 51.6%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.9%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.0%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.50 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.65.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fastenal is hold, with an average price target of $45.38.
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