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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 Ratings3.8
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)23,800(+4%)
Job Openings2
Revenue (FY, 2020)$11.8 B(+3%)
Share Price (Feb 2021)$372.7 (-1%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

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
Thomas B. Okray

Thomas B. Okray

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial 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 $11.80 b in FY, 2020
USD

Revenue (FY, 2020)

11.8b

Gross profit (FY, 2020)

4.2b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2020), %

35.9%

Net income (FY, 2020)

755.0m

EBIT (FY, 2020)

1.0b

Market capitalization (26-Feb-2021)

19.5b

Closing stock price (26-Feb-2021)

372.7

Cash (31-Dec-2020)

585.0m

EV

21.3b
W.W. Grainger's current market capitalization is $19.5 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

10.4b11.2b11.5b11.8b

Revenue growth, %

3%8%2%

Cost of goods sold

6.3b6.9b7.1b7.6b

Gross profit

4.1b4.3b4.4b4.2b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

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

Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

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

Gross profit Margin, %

40%39%38%39%39%37%37%36%36%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

326.9m538.0m360.0m585.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.3b1.4b1.4b1.5b

Prepaid Expenses

86.7m83.0m104.0m120.0m

Inventories

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

Cash

302.0m312.5m516.9m392.0m315.0m286.0m1.5b1.6b859.0m

Accounts Receivable

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

Prepaid Expenses

116.3m106.7m93.6m102.0m92.0m86.0m129.0m127.0m120.0m

Inventories

1.4b1.5b1.5b1.5b1.5b1.5b1.6b1.7b1.8b
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

622.4m823.0m895.0m755.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

264.1m257.0m229.0m182.0m

Inventories

(4.9m)(129.0m)(106.0m)(158.0m)

Accounts Payable

72.3m(51.0m)32.0m80.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Net Income

240.8m488.5m603.6m262.0m534.0m778.0m185.0m314.0m570.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

63.9m127.7m191.6m57.0m113.0m171.0m45.0m95.0m137.0m

Inventories

3.1m(44.3m)(53.3m)20.0m12.0m18.0m19.0m(144.0m)(222.0m)

Accounts Payable

13.2m5.4m4.4m64.0m100.0m50.0m155.0m79.0m145.0m
USDFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

427.2k

Debt/Equity

1.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.2 x
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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 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 Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

78/100

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W.W. Grainger Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

60-79

out of 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

    71/100

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W.W. Grainger News and Updates

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% …

Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend

The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) declared a cash dividend of $1.53 per share payable on March 1, 2021, to shareholders of record on February 8, 2021.

Grainger Announces Appointments of Chief Financial Officer and President of Grainger Business Unit

Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today announced the following executive leadership appointments.

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Cut to "Sell" at BidaskClub

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, BidAskClub reports.

W.W. Grainger – Consensus Indicates Potential -3.2% Downside

W.W. Grainger with ticker code (GWW) now have 15 analysts in total covering the stock. The consensus rating is ‘Hold’. The target price ranges between 465 and 317 calculating the average target price we see 392.53.

Grainger Partners with Nonprofit Organizations to Help Support and Strengthen Communities in 2020

Grainger (NYSE: GWW) worked with key partners in 2020 to serve local communities.
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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 23,800 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 $495.7 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.