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W.W. Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW)
Days Payable
36.57 (As of Sep. 2016)

W.W. Grainger Inc's payable for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $624 Mil. W.W. Grainger Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $1,557 Mil. Hence, W.W. Grainger Inc's days payable for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was 36.57.

GWW' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.26   Max: 39.4
Current: 39.4

26.26
39.4

During the past 13 years, W.W. Grainger Inc's highest Days Payable was 39.40. The lowest was 26.26. And the median was 33.13.

GWW's Days Payable is ranked higher than
50% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 40.94 vs. GWW: 39.40 )

W.W. Grainger Inc's days payable increased from Sep. 2015 (36.13) to Sep. 2016 (36.57). It may suggest that W.W. Grainger Inc delayed paying its suppliers.


Definition

Days Payable indicates the number of days that the account payable relative to revenue the company has. An increase of Days Payable may suggest that the company delays paying its suppliers.

W.W. Grainger Inc's Days Payable for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=583.474/5741.956*365
=37.09

W.W. Grainger Inc's Days Payable for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=623.745/1556.536*365 / 4
=36.57

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


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Revenue


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

W.W. Grainger Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysPayable 28.5126.2630.3030.0938.1731.0935.1635.7937.0939.40

W.W. Grainger Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysPayable 31.1534.7234.8231.3836.1336.0738.7437.6536.5740.05
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