Fastenal Co Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  52.29
 Dividend  1.60
 Earnings  1.94
 Cash-flow  2.03
 Book value  7.26
 Equity  7.00

Fastenal Co is part of Support Services business, which is part of Industrials industry. Fastenal Co is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Fastenal Co paid a total dividend of 461 million USD last year, for a market value of 15,060 millions (Market Cap 14,987 millions). Dividend per share of Fastenal Co is 1.60 USD, and his stock market price 52.29 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Fastenal Co has a dividend yield of 3.06%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Industrials industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

In addition, you should compare Fastenal Co dividend yield with other Support Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Fastenal Co

Fastenal Co Dividend Payout

About the ability of Fastenal Co to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.60 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.06%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Fastenal Co payout on ernings is currently 82.47%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Industrials industry, which are 40.41% and 38.02% respectively. Both figures show that Fastenal Co can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Fastenal Co is USD 2.03 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.60, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Fastenal Co, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Industrials industry and Support Services sector companies.

Fastenal Co payout

Fastenal Co Stock performance

Finally, last moth Fastenal Co showed a return of -11.80% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -6.26% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -4.40% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Support Services firms.

Fastenal Co stock and market return

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