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  • Previous Rank
    285
  • Revenues ($M)
    $10,137
  • Revenue Percent Change
    1.6%
  • Profits ($M)
    $605.9
  • Profits Percent Change
    -21.2%
  • Assets ($M)
    $5,694
  • Employees
    25,000
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    $13,668

The supplier company distributes maintenance, repair and operating equipment to businesses.

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Company Info

CEO
D.G. Macpherson
CEO Title
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Sector
Wholesalers
Industry
Wholesalers: Diversified
HQ Location
Lake Forest, IL
Websitehttp://www.grainger.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees25,000

W.W. Grainger Rank History

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$10,1371.6%
Profits ($M)$605.9-21.2%
Assets ($M)$5,694-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$1,798-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$13,668-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues6%
Profits as % of Assets10.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity33.7%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)9.87
EPS % Change (from 2015)-14.8%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)1.7%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)8.8%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)17.1%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)6.3%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)14.8%