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W.W. Grainger is a distributor of maintenance, repair, operating supplies, and other related products and services. The company offers material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, metalworking tools, and other products. It provides inventory management solutions and distributes fasteners, gloves, ladders, motors, and janitorial supplies.

TypePublic
Founded1927
HQLake Forest, US
Websitegrainger.com
Employee Ratings3.7

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)23,800(+4%)
Job Openings167
Revenue (FY, 2019)$11.5 B(+3%)
Share Price (Oct 2020)$374.7 (-2%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at W.W. Grainger

D.G. Macpherson

D.G. Macpherson

Chairman and CEO
Michael J. Roberts

Michael J. Roberts

Director
Kathleen Carroll

Kathleen Carroll

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Barry Greenhouse

Barry Greenhouse

Senior Vice President and President Global Supply Chain and Customer Experience
Irene Holman

Irene Holman

Vice President, Investor Relations
John Howard

John Howard

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
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W.W. Grainger Office Locations

W.W. Grainger has offices in Lake Forest, Doral, Houston, Mumbai and in 2 other locations
Lake Forest, US (HQ)
100 Grainger Pkwy
Doral, US
2255 NW 89th Pl
Houston, US
6050 Southwest Fwy
Mumbai, IN
North & Central Asia Sales Office 9th Floor, El Tara, Hiranandani Gardens
Jakarta, ID
EightyEight at Kasablanka Office Tower Floor 18, Unit A-H Jl. Casablanca Raya Kav 88
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W.W. Grainger Financials and Metrics

W.W. Grainger Revenue

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W.W. Grainger's revenue was reported to be $11.49 b in FY, 2019 which is a 2.4% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q2, 2020)

2.8b

Gross profit (Q2, 2020)

1.0b

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2020), %

35.8%

Net income (Q2, 2020)

129.0m

EBIT (Q2, 2020)

205.0m

Market capitalization (19-Oct-2020)

20.1b

Closing stock price (19-Oct-2020)

374.7

Cash (30-Jun-2020)

1.6b

EV

21.8b
W.W. Grainger's current market capitalization is $20.1 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

10.4b11.2b11.5b

Revenue growth, %

3%8%2%

Cost of goods sold

6.3b6.9b7.1b

Gross profit

4.1b4.3b4.4b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Revenue

2.8b2.9b2.8b2.8b2.9b2.9b3.0b2.8b

Cost of goods sold

1.6b1.7b1.8b1.7b1.8b1.8b1.9b1.8b

Gross profit

1.1b1.1b1.1b1.1b1.1b1.1b1.1b1.0b

Gross profit Margin, %

40%39%38%39%39%37%37%36%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

326.9m538.0m360.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.3b1.4b1.4b

Prepaid Expenses

86.7m83.0m104.0m

Inventories

1.4b1.5b1.7b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Cash

302.0m312.5m516.9m392.0m315.0m286.0m1.5b1.6b

Accounts Receivable

1.4b1.5b1.5b1.5b1.5b1.5b1.6b1.5b

Prepaid Expenses

116.3m106.7m93.6m102.0m92.0m86.0m129.0m127.0m

Inventories

1.4b1.5b1.5b1.5b1.5b1.5b1.6b1.7b
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

622.4m823.0m895.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

264.1m257.0m229.0m

Inventories

(4.9m)(129.0m)(106.0m)

Accounts Payable

72.3m(51.0m)32.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Net Income

240.8m488.5m603.6m262.0m534.0m778.0m185.0m314.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

63.9m127.7m191.6m57.0m113.0m171.0m45.0m95.0m

Inventories

3.1m(44.3m)(53.3m)20.0m12.0m18.0m19.0m(144.0m)

Accounts Payable

13.2m5.4m4.4m64.0m100.0m50.0m155.0m79.0m
USDFY, 2017

EV/EBIT

14.8 x

EV/CFO

14.6 x

Revenue/Employee

427.2k

Debt/Equity

1.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.2 x

P/E Ratio

23.5
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W.W. Grainger Operating Metrics

W.W. Grainger's Customers was reported to be 3.8 m in FY, 2019.
FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Branches

634 568 503 457 454

Customers

3 m3 m3 m3.50 m3.80 m

Distribution Centers

29 28 25 31 32

Suppliers

4.80 k5.10 k5.20 k5 k5 k
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W.W. Grainger Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
CromwellSeptember 01, 2015£310 m
WFS EnterprisesSeptember 02, 2014$33 m
Safety SolutionsDecember 03, 2013$30 m
E&R IndustrialAugust 26, 2013$116 m
Techni-ToolDecember 17, 2012$40 m
AnfreixoApril 03, 2012$25 m
Fabory GroupAugust 31, 2011$358 m
SafetyCertifiedOctober 14, 2010
Alliance Energy SolutionsNovember 18, 2009
Imperial SuppliesOctober 14, 2009
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W.W. Grainger Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

81/100

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W.W. Grainger Revenue Breakdown

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W.W. Grainger revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 23.0% from Other businesses, 72.3% from United States and 4.6% from Other

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W.W. Grainger Online and Social Media Presence

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W.W. Grainger News and Updates

Ex-Dividend Reminder: Apple, W.W. Grainger And Mueller Water Products

On 2/7/20, Apple, W.W. Grainger, and Mueller Water Products will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends.

W.W. Grainger boosts dividend by 6%, to yield more than industrial sector, S&P 500

W.W. Grainger Inc. said Wednesday that it was raising its quarterly dividend by 6% to $1.44 a share, from $1.36 a share. The new dividend is payable June 1 to shareholders of record on May 13. The supplier of maintenance and repair products said it also authorized a 5 million share repurchase progr…

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. - GWW

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. ("Grainger" or the "Company") (NYSE: GWW). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980. The...

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW)

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of W.W. Grainger, Inc. ("W.W. Grainger" or the "Company") (NYSE: GWW). Such investors are encouraged to obtain additional...

W.W. Grainger Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was W.W. Grainger founded?

    W.W. Grainger was founded in 1927.

  • Who are W.W. Grainger key executives?

    W.W. Grainger's key executives are D.G. Macpherson, Michael J. Roberts and Kathleen Carroll.

  • How many employees does W.W. Grainger have?

    W.W. Grainger has 23,800 employees.

  • What is W.W. Grainger revenue?

    Latest W.W. Grainger annual revenue is $11.5 b.

  • What is W.W. Grainger revenue per employee?

    Latest W.W. Grainger revenue per employee is $482.6 k.

  • Who are W.W. Grainger competitors?

    Competitors of W.W. Grainger include Eriks, Applied Industrial Technologies and Crawford.

  • Where is W.W. Grainger headquarters?

    W.W. Grainger headquarters is located at 100 Grainger Pkwy, Lake Forest.

  • Where are W.W. Grainger offices?

    W.W. Grainger has offices in Lake Forest, Doral, Houston, Mumbai and in 2 other locations.

  • How many offices does W.W. Grainger have?

    W.W. Grainger has 6 offices.