W.W. Grainger is a distributor of maintenance, repair and 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 various other products. It also offers inventory management solutions; and distributes fasteners, gloves, ladders, motors, and janitorial supplies.

TypePublic
HQLake Forest, US
Founded1927
Size (employees)24,400 (est)
Websitegrainger.com
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

CEO
Thomas Okray

Thomas Okray

SVP, CFO
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W.W. Grainger Office Locations

W.W. Grainger has offices in London, Amagasaki-shi, Tilburg, Dubai and in 6 other locations
Lake Forest, US (HQ)
100 Grainger Pkwy
Miami, US
2255 Northwest 89th Place
Shanghai, CN
Xuhui District, 2 3-4 Floor Hongmei Road 1535 Starlink research building
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
Amagasaki-shi, JP
2 - 183 Tabatancho
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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 $10.42 b in FY, 2017 which is a 2.8% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2018)

2.8b

Gross profit (Q1, 2018)

1.1b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2018), %

40.4%

Net income (Q1, 2018)

231.5m

EBIT (Q1, 2018)

307.0m

Market capitalization (15-Oct-2018)

17.9b

Closing stock price (15-Oct-2018)

318.0

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

302.0m

EV

20.0b
W.W. Grainger's current market capitalization is $17.9 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

10.0b10.1b10.4b

Revenue growth, %

2%3%

Cost of goods sold

5.7b6.0b6.3b

Gross profit

4.2b4.1b4.1b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Revenue

2.4b2.5b2.5b2.5b2.6b2.6b2.5b2.6b2.6b2.8b

Cost of goods sold

1.3b1.4b1.5b1.5b1.5b1.6b1.5b1.6b1.6b1.6b

Gross profit

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

Gross profit Margin, %

45%43%42%42%41%40%40%40%39%40%
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

290.1m274.1m326.9m

Accounts Receivable

1.2b1.2b1.3b

Prepaid Expenses

85.7m81.8m86.7m

Inventories

1.4b1.4b1.4b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Cash

243.4m819.8m258.2m279.9m316.0m286.0m238.8m275.1m284.6m302.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.2b1.2b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.4b1.4b1.4b

Prepaid Expenses

95.0m95.0b83.9m102.4m103.9m91.5m110.4m106.7m84.5m116.3m

Inventories

1.3b1.3b1.4b1.4b1.4b1.4b1.4b1.4b1.4b1.4b
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

785.2m632.8m622.4m

Depreciation and Amortization

228.0m248.9m264.1m

Inventories

(38.0m)(4.4m)(4.9m)

Accounts Payable

23.1m72.9m72.3m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Net Income

214.1m439.4m636.0m191.6m371.1m564.5m182.9m289.8m460.6m240.8m

Depreciation and Amortization

52.4m106.9m164.2m56.3m113.5m177.4m62.2m128.2m194.3m63.9m

Inventories

(2.8m)26.1m12.6m10.8m8.7m41.9m27.8m29.9m34.9m3.1m

Accounts Payable

(7.3m)(29.1m)19.1m30.8m43.3m36.6m672.5m36.8m56.7m13.2m
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

65 x

EV/CFO

135.9 x

Debt/Equity

1.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.1 x
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W.W. Grainger Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Customers (UK)

35 k70 k130 k

Customers (US)

1.20 m1.10 m1 m

Service Installations (US)

54 k59.50 k65 k

Suppliers

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

Acquired CompanyDateDeal 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 business segment: 19.6% from Other businesses, 6.9% from Canada and 73.5% from United States

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W.W. Grainger Online and Social Media Presence

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W.W. Grainger News and Updates

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

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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...
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W.W. Grainger Company Life and Culture

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