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Fastenal Co. Q4 Profit Rises 33%

Fastenal Co. (FAST) released earnings for its fourth quarter that rose compared to the same period last year.

The company said its bottom line climbed to $152.4 million, or $0.53 per share. This was higher than $114.8 million, or $0.40 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.45 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 14.7% to $1.09 billion. This was up from $0.95 billion last year.

Fastenal Co. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $152.4 Mln. vs. $114.8 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 32.8%
-EPS (Q4): $0.53 vs. $0.40 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 32.5%
-Analysts Estimate: $0.45
-Revenue (Q4): $1.09 Bln vs. $0.95 Bln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 14.7%

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