W. W. Grainger is an industrial supply company. The Company's product offering include motors, lighting, material handling, fasteners, plumbing, tools, and safety supplies, along with inventory management services and technical support.

Type
Public
HQ
Lake Forest, US
Founded
1927
Size (employees)
25,700 (est)+6%
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 Amman, Dammam, Sana'a, Sitra and in 13 other locations
Lake Forest, US (HQ)
100 Grainger Pkwy
Miami, US
2255 Northwest 89th Place
Mumbai, IN
20 Orchard Ave
Tebet, ID
Jl. Casablanca
Amman, JO
Al Haia Complex 109 Nablus St
Almaty, KZ
41 Kunaev St
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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.
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Revenue (Q1, 2018)

2.8 b

Gross profit (Q1, 2018)

1.1 b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2018), %

40.4%

Net income (Q1, 2018)

231.5 m

EBIT (Q1, 2018)

307 m

Market capitalization (18-Jul-2018)

19 b

Closing share price (18-Jul-2018)

339

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

302 m

EV

21.1 b
W.W. Grainger's current market capitalization is $19 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

10 b10.1 b10.4 b

Revenue growth, %

2%3%

Cost of goods sold

5.7 b6 b6.3 b

Gross profit

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

Revenue

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

Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

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

Gross profit Margin, %

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

Cash

290.1 m274.1 m326.9 m

Accounts Receivable

1.2 b1.2 b1.3 b

Prepaid Expenses

85.7 m81.8 m86.7 m

Inventories

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

Cash

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

Accounts Receivable

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

Prepaid Expenses

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

Inventories

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

Net Income

785.2 m632.8 m622.4 m

Depreciation and Amortization

228 m248.9 m264.1 m

Inventories

(38 m)(4.4 m)(4.9 m)

Accounts Payable

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

Net Income

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

Depreciation and Amortization

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

Inventories

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

Accounts Payable

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

EV/EBIT

68.7 x

EV/CFO

143.6 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
Cromwell September 01, 2015£310 m
WFS Enterprises September 02, 2014$33 m
Safety Solutions December 03, 2013$30 m
E&R Industrial August 26, 2013$116 m
Techni-Tool December 17, 2012$40 m
Anfreixo April 03, 2012$25 m
Fabory Group August 31, 2011$358 m
SafetyCertified October 14, 2010
Alliance Energy Solutions November 18, 2009
Imperial Supplies October 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 Company Life and Culture

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