Fastenal says net sales increased by 13.3% for 2012 to $3.1 billion. Net earnings went up 17.5% in 2012 to $425.5 million. Earnings per share of Fastenal stock increased by $1.42 in 2012.
For the fourth quarter of 2012, net sales went up 8.5% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011...and net earnings went up almost 13% when compared to the same time period in 2011.
As of December 31st, 2012, Fastenal operated 2,652 stores nationwide and had opened 80 new stores in 2012. The company employed 15,145 people at the end of 2012. As of Thursday morning Fastenal stock was selling for $46.72 per share.