The safety category again stole the show for Fastenal Co. during its May sales report with a 136.3% increase, while the companys fastener business has likely hit the bottom during the COVID-19 disruption and could be on the upswing.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed M&A to a crawl in distribution and most sectors, companies that chose to hunker down rather than innovate during the pandemic could be targeted by savvy strategic and financial buyers once activity resumes.
The company withdrew its full-year 2020 outlook on April 28, 2020, due to the uncertain impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and committed to provide monthly updates until it is better able to forecast future performance.
Combined net sales for the fiscal months of March and April (the first two months of the Company's fiscal third quarter) were $565.4 million, a decrease of 7.8% compared to the same period in the prior fiscal year.
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