October 12, 2004

September 2005 Sales Information

Fastenal Company and Subsidiaries (Fastenal)  
Information Regarding Monthly Sales Amounts and Other Information
(Dollar amounts in thousand.)
SEPTEMBER 2005 INFORMATION          
Net sales and daily sales amounts for the month:
2005 2004 Increase
Net Sales $ 139,843 110,242 26.9%
Business Days 21 21 0.0%
Daily Sales $ 6,659 5,250 26.8%
Definitions for above:              
Net Sales - Net sales for the period indicated. 
Daily Sales - Net sales for the period indicated divided by the number of business days. 
Other information for month, quarter-to-date, year-to-date, or at month end:
Number of stores opened   2005   2004
Month 30 37
Quarter-to-date 48 62
Year-to-date 184 189
Total store count 1,717 1,503
As of September 30, more than 96% of the stores were operating with the Fastenal format.
          (Note - the FASTENAL format was formerly referred to as the CSP format)
Number of stores added to CSP II format in the current month: 10
Number of stores operating with the CSP II format: 22
Net sales growth (daily basis) for month   2005   2004
Stores more than 5 years old* 14.7% 16.4%
Stores 2 to 5 years old* 25.2% 23.7%
Stores more than 2 years old* 16.7% 17.8%
* Age measured on the last day of the respective calendar year.
Headcount at month end   2005   2004
Sales personnel 6,287 5,464
Support personnel 2,744 2,364
Total personnel 9,031 7,828
Next monthly sales release date: Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 7:00 AM (central time)
Next earnings release date: Friday, January 20, 2006 at 7:00 AM (central time)


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