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2004 March Sales Information

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2004 March Sales Information

Apr 5, 2004
2004 March Sales Information

Fastenal Company and subsidiaries (Fastenal)
Information Regarding Monthly Sales Amounts and Other Information
(Dollar amounts in thousand.)

MARCH 2004 INFORMATION


Net sales and daily amounts for the month:

    2004 2003 Increase
       

Net Sales $ 105,973 81,243 30.4%
       
Business Days   23 21 9.5%
       
Daily Sales $ 4,608 3,869 19.1%
       

Definitions for above:  
       
       
Net Sales- Net sales of Fastenal for the period indicated.
       
Daily Sales- Net sales of Fastenal for the period indicated divided by the number of business days.
       

Other information for month, year-to-date, or at month end:
       
Number of stores opened   2004 2003  
       
Month   38 15  
Year-to-date   49 36  
 
Number of stores added to CSP format in month (includes new stores opened): 64
 
Net sales growth (daily basis) for month   2004 2003  
       
Stores more than 5 years old   11.6% 5.9%  
Stores 2 to 5 years old   24.3% 19.3%  
Stores more than 2 years old   13.9% 7.8%  
 
Headcount at month end   2004 2003  
       
Sales personnel   5,014

4,703

 
Support personnel   2,076 2,156  
 

 
Total personnel   7,090 6,859