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W.W. Grainger
W.W. Grainger
W.W. Grainger is a business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products and services.
Spire
Spire
Spire (formerly The Laclede Group) is a company that engages in the purchase, retail distribution, sale, and marketing of natural gas through its subsidiaries.
Applied Industrial Technologies
Applied Industrial Technologies
Applied Industrial Technologies is a company that distributes industrial products.
Ferguson Enterprises
Ferguson Enterprises
We are the largest plumbing wholesale distributor in the US.
MRC Global
MRC Global
MRC Global is a distributor of pipe, valves, and fitting products and services to the energy industry.
Founding Date
Founding Date
1927
Founding Date
1857
Founding Date
1923
Founding Date
1953
Founding Date
1921
Type
Type
Public
Type
Public
Type
Public
Type
Subsidiary
Type
Public
Tags
Locations
Locations
Lake Forest, US HQ
Mumbai, IN
Jakarta, ID
Dubai, AE
Doral, US
Houston, US
Locations
St. Louis, US HQ
Birmingham, US
Locations
Willoughby, US HQ
Locations
Newport News, US HQ
Locations
Houston, US HQ
Jandakot, AU
Lytton, AU
Royal Park, AU
Antwerpen, BE
Sint Agatha Berchem, BE
Anzac, CA
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Employees
Employees
21,8008% decrease
Employees
3,5831% increase
Employees
5,90010% decrease
Employees
15,792
Employees
2,84710% decrease
Valuation ($)
Valuation ($)
26.2 b
Valuation ($)
3.4 b
Valuation ($)
3.9 b
Valuation ($)
N/A
Valuation ($)
666.3 m
Twitter followers
Twitter followers
26.2 k
Twitter followers
3.3 k
Twitter followers
1 k
Twitter followers
N/A
Twitter followers
N/A
Number of tweets (last 30 days)
Number of tweets (last 30 days)
26
Number of tweets (last 30 days)
9
Number of tweets (last 30 days)
20
Number of tweets (last 30 days)
N/A
Number of tweets (last 30 days)
N/A
Average likes per tweet (last 30 days)
Average likes per tweet (last 30 days)
1.4
Average likes per tweet (last 30 days)
2.1
Average likes per tweet (last 30 days)
1.3
Average likes per tweet (last 30 days)
N/A
Average likes per tweet (last 30 days)
N/A
Percentage of tweets with engagement (last 30 days)
Percentage of tweets with engagement (last 30 days)
73.08%
Percentage of tweets with engagement (last 30 days)
77.78%
Percentage of tweets with engagement (last 30 days)
65%
Percentage of tweets with engagement (last 30 days)
N/A
Percentage of tweets with engagement (last 30 days)
N/A
Alexa Website Rank
Alexa Website Rank
8407
Alexa Website Rank
80527
Alexa Website Rank
199806
Alexa Website Rank
52916
Alexa Website Rank
401232
Employee Rating
Employee Rating
3.9
Employee Rating
3.5
Employee Rating
3.2
Employee Rating
3.8
Employee Rating
3.5

Financial

Revenue (est.)
Revenue (est.)
$11.8b (FY, 2020)
Revenue (est.)
$1.9b (FY, 2020)
Revenue (est.)
$3.2b (FY, 2021)
Revenue (est.)
N/A
Revenue (est.)
$2.6b (FY, 2020)
Cost of goods
Cost of goods
$7.6b (FY, 2020)
Cost of goods
$1.2b (FY, 2020)
Cost of goods
$2.3b (FY, 2021)
Cost of goods
N/A
Cost of goods
$2.1b (FY, 2020)
Gross profit
Gross profit
$4.2b (FY, 2020)
Gross profit
$700.7m (FY, 2020)
Gross profit
$935.5m (FY, 2021)
Gross profit
N/A
Gross profit
$431m (FY, 2020)
Net income
Net income
$755m (FY, 2020)
Net income
$88.6m (FY, 2020)
Net income
$144.8m (FY, 2021)
Net income
N/A
Net income
($274m) (FY, 2020)

Operating

Branches
Branches
407 (FY, 2020)
Branches
N/A
Branches
N/A
Branches
N/A
Branches
169 (FY, 2018)
Distribution Centers
Distribution Centers
29 (FY, 2020)
Distribution Centers
N/A
Distribution Centers
N/A
Distribution Centers
N/A
Distribution Centers
15 (FY, 2018)
Suppliers
Suppliers
4.5 k (FY, 2020)
Suppliers
N/A
Suppliers
N/A
Suppliers
N/A
Suppliers
11 k (Q3, 2019)

Funding

Total funding raised
Total funding raised
N/A
Total funding raised
$ 421.8m
Total funding raised
N/A
Total funding raised
N/A
Total funding raised
$ 363m
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Spire
HQ
St. Louis, US
Employees
3,583↑ 1% increase

Spire (formerly The Laclede Group) is a company that engages in the purchase, retail distribution, sale, and marketing of natural gas through its subsidiaries.

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Applied Industrial Technologies
HQ
Willoughby, US
Employees
5,900↓ 10% decrease

Applied Industrial Technologies is a company that distributes industrial products.

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Ferguson Enterprises
HQ
Newport News, US

We are the largest plumbing wholesale distributor in the US.

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MRC Global
HQ
Houston, US
Employees
2,847↓ 10% decrease

MRC Global is a distributor of pipe, valves, and fitting products and services to the energy industry.

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