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UPDATE: Fastenal Posts Higher Q4 Earnings


Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) reported a rise in its fourth-quarter earnings.

The Winona, Minnesota-based company posted a quarterly profit of $118.4 million, or $0.40 per share, up from $99.2 million, or $0.33 per share, in the year-ago period.

Its revenue rose 13.8% to $926.3 million in the period. However, analysts were estimating earnings of $0.39 per share on revenue of $935.84 million.

During the quarter, the company generated $166,450 of operating cash flow.

For the year, Fastenal's profit gained 10% to $494.2 million, or $1.66 per share. Its revenue surged 12% to $3.73 billion.

On January 14, 2015, Fastenal's board declared a dividend of $0.28 per share.

During 2014, the company purchased 1,200,000 shares of common stock at an average price of around $44.12 per share.

Fastenal shares fell 2.07% to close at $44.93 yesterday.

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