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W.W. Grainger is a business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) 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, and metalworking tools. It also provides supplies inventory, product management, supply chain, and related support services.

TypePublic
Founded1927
HQLake Forest, IL, US
Websitegrainger.com
Employee Ratings3.9
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)21,800(-8%)
Job Openings449
Revenue (FY, 2020)$11.8 B(+3%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)$409.9
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at W.W. Grainger

DG Macpherson

DG Macpherson

Chairman and CEO
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
Paige Robbins

Paige Robbins

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology, Merchandising, Marketing and Strategy Officer
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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, IL, US (HQ)
100 Grainger Pkwy
Doral, FL, US
2255 NW 89th Pl
Houston, TX, 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
Dubai, AE
Office 1010, Building 7WA Dubai Airport Free Zone
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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 $11.8 b in FY, 2020 which is a 2.7% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q2, 2021)

3.2b

Gross profit (Q2, 2021)

1.1b

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2021), %

35%

Net income (Q2, 2021)

243.0m

EBIT (Q2, 2021)

334.0m

Market capitalization (14-Sept-2021)

21.4b

Closing stock price (14-Sept-2021)

409.9

Cash (30-Jun-2021)

547.0m

EV

23.2b
W.W. Grainger's current market capitalization is $21.4 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

11.2b11.5b11.8b

Revenue growth, %

8%2%3%

Cost of goods sold

6.9b7.1b7.6b

Gross profit

4.3b4.4b4.2b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Revenue

2.8b2.9b2.9b3.0b2.8b3.0b3.1b3.2b

Cost of goods sold

1.7b1.8b1.8b1.9b1.8b1.9b2.0b2.1b

Gross profit

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

Gross profit Margin, %

39%39%37%37%36%36%35%35%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

538.0m360.0m585.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.4b1.4b1.5b

Prepaid Expenses

83.0m104.0m120.0m

Inventories

1.5b1.7b1.7b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Cash

392.0m315.0m286.0m1.5b1.6b859.0m562.0m547.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.5b1.5b1.5b1.6b1.5b1.5b1.6b1.6b

Prepaid Expenses

102.0m92.0m86.0m129.0m127.0m120.0m121.0m169.0m

Inventories

1.5b1.5b1.5b1.6b1.7b1.8b1.7b1.7b
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

823.0m895.0m755.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

257.0m229.0m182.0m

Inventories

(129.0m)(106.0m)(158.0m)

Accounts Payable

(51.0m)32.0m80.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Net Income

262.0m534.0m778.0m185.0m314.0m570.0m255.0m498.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

57.0m113.0m171.0m45.0m95.0m137.0m43.0m92.0m

Inventories

20.0m12.0m18.0m19.0m(144.0m)(222.0m)52.0m22.0m

Accounts Payable

64.0m100.0m50.0m155.0m79.0m145.0m85.0m178.0m
USDFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

15.1 x

EV/CFO

16.6 x

Revenue/Employee

485.8k

Debt/Equity

1 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

2.8 x

P/E Ratio

20.6
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W.W. Grainger Operating Metrics

W.W. Grainger's Customers was reported to be 5 m in FY, 2020.
FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Branches

457454407

Customers

3.5 m3.8 m5 m

Distribution Centers

313229

Suppliers

5 k5 k4.5 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 Revenue Breakdown

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W.W. Grainger revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 23.4% from Other businesses, 72.6% from United States and 4.0% from Other

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W.W. Grainger Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

84/100

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W.W. Grainger Online and Social Media Presence

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W.W. Grainger Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    70/100

  • CEO Rating

    A

    76/100

  • Compensation

    B

    70/100

  • Diversity

    B

    70/100

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W.W. Grainger News and Updates

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW): Hedge Funds Are Taking A Breather

Last year we predicted the arrival of the first US recession since 2009 and we told in advance that the market will decline by at least 20%.

W.W. Grainger: MRO Giant With A Giant Valuation

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) is an S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat (NOBL), and one that is poised to become a Dividend King next year. That said, the stock also sports a lofty valuation - one that does not make it a buy for prospective investors at present.

Grainger Reports Results For The First Quarter 2021

Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the first quarter 2021 with sales of $3.1 billion, up 2.8% and up 5.9% on an organic, daily, constant currency basis compared to the first quarter 2020 driven by strong performance in both the High-Touch Solutions North America (N.A.) and Endless Assor…

Grainger Recognized on Forbes 2021 List of "America's Best Employers for Diversity"

Grainger, (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it earned a spot on the Forbes list of "America's Best Employers for Diversity." With this recognition, Grainger placed 53rd out of 500 empl…

W.w. Grainger Inc (GWW) Chairman and CEO Donald G Macpherson Sold $1.7 million of Shares

Chairman and CEO of W.w. Grainger Inc (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Donald G Macpherson (insider trades) sold 4,276 shares of GWW on 04/05/2021 at an average price of $407.01 a share. The total sale was $1.7 million

Grainger Reports Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2020

Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the full year and fourth quarter 2020. For the full year, sales of $11.8 billion increased 2.7%, up 3.5% on an organic, daily, constant currency basis compared to the prior year. Sales of $2.9 billion in the fourth quarter 2020 increased 3.3%, up 5.6% …
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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 DG Macpherson, Kathleen Carroll and Barry Greenhouse.

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

    W.W. Grainger has 21,800 employees.

  • What is W.W. Grainger revenue?

    Latest W.W. Grainger annual revenue is $11.8 b.

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

    Latest W.W. Grainger revenue per employee is $541.1 k.

  • Who are W.W. Grainger competitors?

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

  • 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.