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W.W. Grainger

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  • Previous Rank287
  • Revenues ($M)$11,221.0
  • Revenue Percent Change7.6%
  • Profits ($M)$782.0
  • Profits Percent Change33.5%
  • Assets ($M)$5,873.0
  • Employees23,850

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

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Company Info

DG Macpherson
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Wholesalers: Diversified
HQ Location
Lake Forest, Ill.
Years on Fortune 500 List25

W.W. Grainger Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$11,221.07.6%
Profits ($M)$782.033.5%
Assets ($M)$5,873.0-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$1,921.0-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues7.0%
Profits as % of Assets13.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity40.7%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)13.73
EPS % Change (from 2017)37.0%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)4.3%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)8.6%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)21.6%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)4.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)15.8%