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  • Previous Rank
    282
  • Revenues ($M)
    $10,424.90
  • Revenue Percent Change
    2.8%
  • Profits ($M)
    $585.7
  • Profits Percent Change
    -3.3%
  • Assets ($M)
    $5,804.30
  • Employees
    25,050
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)
    $15,823.20

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

Company Info

CEO
Donald G. MacPherson
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Sector
Wholesalers
Industry
Wholesalers: Diversified
HQ Location
Lake Forest, Ill.
Websitehttp://www.grainger.com
Years on Fortune 500 List24
Employees25,050
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W.W. Grainger Rank History

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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%