W.W. Grainger

Grainger continues to invest in its supply chain capabilities, so it can ensure our customers get the right products, in the right place, at the right time.
Grainger continues to invest in its supply chain capabilities, so it can ensure our customers get the right products, in the right place, at the right time.Courtesy of W.W. Grainger
  • Previous Rank
    285
  • Revenues ($M)
    10137
  • Revenue Percent Change
    1.6
  • Profits ($M)
    605.9
  • Profits Percent Change
    -21.2
  • Assets ($M)
    5694
  • Employees
    25000
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    13668

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

Company Info

CEOD.G. Macpherson
CEO TitleChief Executive Officer & Director
SectorWholesalers
IndustryWholesalers: Diversified
HQ LocationLake Forest, IL
Websitewww.grainger.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees25,000

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$10,137
Profits ($M)$605.9
Assets ($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 ($)10
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%