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Good evaluation. The only addition I might make would be in the area of future growth possibilities: the new store additions, additions to the products sold and increased sales productivity per store have the potential to increase top line revenue.

But related -- and perhaps equally important -- is the company's ability to grow market share by consolidating customer accounts via FAST's national footprint. This might enable greater market consolidation in a somewhat fragmented industry.

I've taken lately to visiting FAST stores in my area and in my travels. Conversations with employees seem to indicate that the stores -- both existing and new -- are doing robust business and are benefiting from greater awareness of FAST's value proposition among potential customers. This industry seems to have room for a gorilla -- perhaps not an 800 pound gorilla, but a clear market leader nonetheless. Keep your eyes open and you'll notice FAST stores all over the place -- hidden in plain sight, in a sense.
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