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W.W. Grainger Inc's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was $36.98.
During the past 12 months, W.W. Grainger Inc's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -21.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -5.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 4.30% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 6.70% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the book value growth rate using book value per share data.
During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of W.W. Grainger Inc was 14.10% per year. The lowest was -5.70% per year. And the median was 7.40% per year.
W.W. Grainger Inc's current price is $217.37. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was $36.98. Hence, today's P/B Ratio of W.W. Grainger Inc is 5.88.
During the past 13 years, the highest P/B Ratio of W.W. Grainger Inc was 6.36. The lowest was 2.26. And the median was 4.08.
W.W. Grainger Inc stock P/B Ratio (=5.99) is close to 10-year high of 6.36
W.W. Grainger Inc's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:
W.W. Grainger Inc's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as:
Book value may include intangible items which may come from the companys past acquisitions. Book value less intangibles is called Tangible Book.
Usually a companys book value and Tangible Book Value per Share may not reflect its true value. The assets may be carried on the balance sheets at the original cost minus depreciation. This may underestimate the true economic values of the assets. It also may over-estimate their true economic value because the assets can become obsolete.
For financial companies such as banks and insurance companies, their assets may be reported in current market value of the assets owned. Book values of financial companies are more accurate indicator of the economic value of the company.
W.W. Grainger Inc Annual Data
|Book Value Per Share||25.90||26.57||27.20||29.94||31.79||37.58||43.52||47.21||47.60||36.54|
W.W. Grainger Inc Quarterly Data
|Book Value Per Share||47.21||47.47||49.19||49.81||47.60||46.82||45.78||37.61||36.54||36.98|