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  • Previous Rank282
  • Revenues ($M)$10,424.90
  • Revenue Percent Change2.8%
  • Profits ($M)$585.7
  • Profits Percent Change-3.3%
  • Assets ($M)$5,804.30
  • Employees25,050
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$15,823.20

The industrial supply company distributes maintenance, repair and operating equipment to businesses around the world.

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Company Info

Donald G. MacPherson
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Wholesalers: Diversified
HQ Location
Lake Forest, Ill.
Years on Fortune 500 List24

W.W. Grainger Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$10,424.902.8%
Profits ($M)$585.7-3.3%
Assets ($M)$5,804.30-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$1,690.10-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$15,823.20-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues5.6%
Profits as % of Assets10.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity34.7%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)10.02
EPS % Change (from 2016)1.5%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)7.3%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2017)4.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)5.2%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)12.6%