- 2013 hasn't been a year of "Fastenal-like growth," the company says in a "message to shareholders" that accompanies a Q4 update.
- Fastenal (FAST) says it will likely miss analysts' EPS expectations in Q4, due to weakness in heavy manufacturing, employee costs, and lower-than-expected gross margins.
- FAST does say it expects "growth" in net earnings this quarter and notes that management is "optimistic about [the company's] prospects going into the new year." (PR)
Fastenal says it will likely miss estimates in Q4
Dec 20 2013, 07:58 ET