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. 

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
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Key People/Management 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
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W.W. Grainger Financials and Metrics

W.W. Grainger Financials

W.W. Grainger's revenue was reported to be $10.42 b in FY, 2017
USD

Revenue (FY, 2017)

10.4 b

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

4.1 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

39.3%

Net income (FY, 2017)

622.4 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

1 b

Market capitalization (18-Apr-2018)

16.5 b

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

326.9 m

EV

18.5 b
W.W. Grainger's current market capitalization is $16.5 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

10.1 b10.4 b

Cost of goods sold

6 b6.3 b

Gross profit

4.1 b4.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %

41%39%
Quarterly
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%
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

430.6 m226.6 m290.1 m274.1 m326.9 m

Accounts Receivable

1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b290.9 m1.3 b

Inventories

Current Assets

3 b3 b3 b3 b3.2 b
Quarterly
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
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

807.7 m812.3 m785.2 m632.8 m622.4 m

Depreciation and Amortization

180.6 m208.3 m228 m248.9 m264.1 m

Inventories

(24 m)(92 m)(38 m)(4.4 m)(4.9 m)

Accounts Payable

71.1 m32 m23.1 m72.9 m72.3 m
Quarterly
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 Payable

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

Income Taxes Paid

129.3 m149.6 m133.5 m
USDY, 2017

EV/EBIT

17.6 x

EV/CFO

17.5 x

Revenue/Employee

427.2 k

Financial Leverage

3.2 x
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