July 12, 2012

Second-quarter sales for Winona, Minn.-based Fastenal increased to $804.9 million, up 14.7% from the same quarter in 2011. 

Net earnings for the company increased 19.3% to $112.3 million. 

“The growth in the first three months of 2012 generally continued the relative strength we saw in 2011 and in most of 2010,” the company stated. However, the rate of daily sales growth slowed in the April to June 2012 time frame.

April 27, 2012

It’s called a 20-20 double-double, and among business metrics it’s a grand slam multiplied by a slam dunk. The definition is sales and earnings growth of at least 20% in the same quarter.

Not only did Winona, Minn.-based Fastenal achieve a 20-20 in the first quarter — $769 million in sales, up 20.0%, and $100 million in net earnings, up 26.0% — but the company has scored a 20-20 double-double for eight consecutive quarters.

July 12, 2011

Winona, Minn.-based Fastenal has reported second-quarter net earnings of $94.1 million, up 36% from $69.2 million in the second quarter of 2010.

Net sales for the quarter ended June 30 totaled $701.7 million, up 23% from $571.2 million in the year-ago period.

For the first six months of 2011, net earnings were $173.7 million, up 39% from $125.2 in the first six months of 2010. Net sales in this period totaled $1.34 billion, up 23% from $1.09 billion in the same period last year.

April 12, 2011

Winona, Minn.-based Fastenal has posted first-quarter net earnings of $79.5 million, up 42% from $56.0 million in the same period of 2010. 

Net sales for the quarter ended March 31 totaled $640.6 million, up 23% from $520.8 million in the year-ago quarter.

The company opened 37 new stores during the quarter, compared with 29 new stores in the first quarter of 2010.

January 18, 2011

Sales and earnings at Winona, Minn.-based Fastenal reflect positive trends in the industrial segment of the U.S. hardware industry.

Fastenal, the specialty tools and fasteners dealer, reported fourth-quarter sales of $573.8 million, up 20.3% from fourth-quarter sales last year.

For the full year, the operator of some 2,500 stores posted sales of $2.269 billion, up 17.6% from a year ago.

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