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W.W. Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW)
Days Payable
40.32 (As of Mar. 2017)

W.W. Grainger Inc's payable for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $672 Mil. W.W. Grainger Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $1,522 Mil. Hence, W.W. Grainger Inc's days payable for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was 40.32.

GWW' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.26   Max: 39.4
Current: 40.35

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 lower than
57% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 42.82 vs. GWW: 40.35 )

W.W. Grainger Inc's days payable increased from Mar. 2016 (38.74) to Mar. 2017 (40.32). 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. 2016 is calculated as

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=650.092/6022.647*365
=39.40

W.W. Grainger Inc's Days Payable for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=672.471/1521.937*365 / 4
=40.32

* 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

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
DaysPayable 34.7234.8231.3836.1336.0738.7437.6536.5740.0540.32
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