W.W. Grainger

W.W. Grainger, Inc. is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. Businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, government and hospitality. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. 

Company Growth (employees)
Type
Public
HQ
Lake Forest, US
Founded
1927
Size (employees)
24,400 (est)
W.W. Grainger was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, US

Key People at W.W. Grainger

D.G. Macpherson

D.G. Macpherson

Chief Executive Officer
James Ryan

James Ryan

Chairman of the Board
Ronald Jadin

Ronald Jadin

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

W.W. Grainger Office Locations

W.W. Grainger has an office in Lake Forest
Lake Forest, US (HQ)
100 Grainger Pkwy

W.W. Grainger Data and Metrics

W.W. Grainger Financial Metrics

W.W. Grainger's revenue was reported to be $2.5 b in Q1, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

2.5 b

Gross profit (Q1, 2017)

1 b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2017), %

40%

Net income (Q1, 2017)

182.9 m

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

295.5 m

Market capitalization (15-Aug-2017)

9.6 b

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

238.8 m
W.W. Grainger's current market capitalization is $9.6 b.
USDFY, 2016

Revenue

10.1 b

Cost of goods sold

6 b

Gross profit

4.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %

41%

EBIT

1.1 b

EBIT margin, %

11%

Interest income

717 k

Pre tax profit

1 b

Net Income

632.8 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Revenue

2.5 b2.6 b2.4 b2.5 b2.5 b2.5 b2.6 b2.6 b2.5 b

Cost of goods sold

1.4 b1.5 b1.3 b1.4 b1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b1.6 b1.5 b

Gross profit

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

Gross profit Margin, %

43%43%45%43%42%42%41%40%40%

EBIT

340.8 m385.5 m351.2 m356.7 m340.7 m317.1 m305.6 m322.6 m295.5 m

EBIT margin, %

14%15%14%14%13%13%12%12%12%

Interest income

413 k630 k192 k277 k464 k165 k162 k147 k193 k

Pre tax profit

338.4 m382.6 m347.6 m348.7 m319.4 m297.6 m283 m293.2 m270.7 m

Net Income

209.1 m233.1 m214.1 m225.2 m196.6 m191.6 m179.4 m193.4 m182.9 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

430.6 m226.6 m290.1 m274.1 m

Accounts Receivable

1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b290.9 m

Current Assets

3 b3 b3 b3 b

Goodwill

525.5 m506.9 m582.3 m527.2 m

Total Assets

5.3 b5.3 b5.9 b5.7 b

Accounts Payable

510.6 m554.1 m583.5 m650.1 m

Total Debt

1.8 b

Current Liabilities

1.2 b1.3 b1.8 b1.6 b

Retained Earnings

5.8 b6.3 b6.8 b7.1 b

Total Equity

3.3 b3.3 b2.4 b1.9 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

1 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

1.6 x1.6 x2.5 x3 x
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Cash

331.7 m319.7 m243.4 m819.8 m258.2 m279.9 m316 m286 m238.8 m

Accounts Receivable

1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b

Current Assets

3 b3 b2.9 b3.5 b3.1 b3.1 b3.2 b3.1 b3.1 b

Goodwill

554.7 m540.4 m481.5 m486.6 m678.3 m595.5 m590.1 m594.5 m533 m

Total Assets

5.3 b5.3 b5.2 b5.8 b5.8 b6 b6 b5.9 b5.8 b

Accounts Payable

513.8 m498.2 m513.6 m498.4 m582.5 m620.4 m628.7 m623.7 m672.5 m

Current Liabilities

1.1 b1.2 b1.3 b1 b1.5 b1.9 b1.6 b1.5 b1.7 b

Retained Earnings

6.1 b6.3 b6.5 b6.6 b6.7 b6.9 b7 b7.1 b7.2 b

Total Equity

3.4 b3.5 b3.2 b3.1 b2.4 b2.4 b2.2 b2.2 b1.9 b

Financial Leverage

1.5 x1.5 x1.6 x1.9 x2.4 x2.5 x2.7 x2.7 x3 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

807.7 m812.3 m785.2 m632.8 m

Depreciation and Amortization

180.6 m208.3 m228 m248.9 m

Accounts Receivable

(130 m)(120 m)(3.1 m)(45.6 m)

Inventories

(24 m)(92 m)(38 m)(4.4 m)

Accounts Payable

71.1 m32 m23.1 m72.9 m

Cash From Operating Activities

986.5 m959.8 m989.9 m1 b

Cash From Investing Activities

(399.4 m)(384.1 m)(843.4 m)(262.3 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(262.2 m)

Dividends Paid

(255.5 m)(291.4 m)(306.5 m)(303 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(590.9 m)(758.1 m)(62.6 m)(754.5 m)
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

209.1 m233.1 m214.1 m225.2 m196.6 m191.6 m179.4 m193.4 m182.9 m

Accounts Receivable

1.2 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b

Accounts Payable

498.4 m582.5 m620.4 m628.7 m623.7 m672.5 m

Income Taxes Paid

129.3 m149.6 m133.5 m
Y, 2017

Financial Leverage

3 x

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