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W.W. Grainger Inc

$ 258.56 -2.36 (-0.9%)
Volume: 403,519 Avg Vol (1m): 479,848
Market Cap $: 14.34 Bil Enterprise Value $: 16.34 Bil
P/E (TTM): 18.29 P/B: 7.34
Earnings Power Value 174.66
Net Current Asset Value -9.56
Tangible Book 19.66
Projected FCF 168.68
Median P/S Value 289.22
Graham Number 79.09
Peter Lynch Value 0
DCF (FCF Based) 208.05
DCF (Earnings Based) 180.93
1Y (-%)

Financial Strength : 6/10

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company's financial situation is . It is based on these factors
1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.
A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.
Current vs industry vs history
Cash-to-Debt 0.18
Cash-To-Debt ranked lower than
78.35% of 194 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 10000, Med: 0.78, Min: 0.01
GWW: 0.18
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-To-Debt only.
Cash-To-Debt range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.04, Med: 0.67, Max: 57.45
Current: 0.18
0.04
57.45
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
Equity-to-Asset ranked lower than
80.31% of 193 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 0.97, Med: 0.48, Min: -2.93
GWW: 0.33
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
Equity-to-Asset range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.29, Med: 0.65, Max: 0.75
Current: 0.33
0.29
0.75
Debt-to-Equity 1.12
Debt-to-Equity ranked lower than
85.44% of 158 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 8.4, Med: 0.47, Min: 0.01
GWW: 1.12
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
Debt-to-Equity range over the past 10 years
Min: 0, Med: 0.12, Max: 1.41
Current: 1.12
0
1.41
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.52
Debt-to-EBITDA ranked higher than
60.53% of 152 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 196.64, Med: 2.42, Min: 0.01
GWW: 1.52
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
Debt-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.31, Med: 0.55, Max: 1.82
Current: 1.52
0.31
1.82
Interest Coverage 14.06
Interest Coverage ranked lower than
63.91% of 169 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 10000, Med: 22.36, Min: 0.03
GWW: 14.06
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
Interest Coverage range over the past 10 years
Min: 11.63, Med: 73.12, Max: 133.47
Current: 14.06
11.63
133.47
Piotroski F-Score 8
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Altman Z-Score 7.04
DISTRESS
GREY
SAFE
Beneish M-Score -2.63
Not Manipulator
Manipulator
WACC vs ROIC %
ROIC 22.67%
WACC 9.63%

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.
Current vs industry vs history
Operating Margin % 10.54
Operating Margin ranked higher than
83.76% of 197 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 55.56, Med: 3.76, Min: -41356.25
GWW: 10.54
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin only.
Operating Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 9.93, Med: 12.31, Max: 13.74
Current: 10.54
9.93
13.74
Net Margin % 7.14
Net Margin ranked higher than
76.77% of 198 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 1116731.25, Med: 2.32, Min: -3634.59
GWW: 7.14
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin only.
Net Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.62, Med: 7.41, Max: 8.45
Current: 7.14
5.62
8.45
ROE % 41.94
ROE ranked higher than
95.90% of 195 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 158.31, Med: 6.49, Min: -212.8
GWW: 41.94
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE only.
ROE range over the past 10 years
Min: 20.51, Med: 25.87, Max: 42.98
Current: 41.94
20.51
42.98
ROA % 13.56
ROA ranked higher than
89.50% of 200 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 26.9, Med: 2.85, Min: -318.84
GWW: 13.56
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA only.
ROA range over the past 10 years
Min: 10.19, Med: 13.6, Max: 15.51
Current: 13.56
10.19
15.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 39.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) ranked higher than
82.74% of 197 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 787.16, Med: 13.92, Min: -337.85
GWW: 39.52
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) only.
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 35.33, Med: 43.22, Max: 48.77
Current: 39.52
35.33
48.77
3-Year Total Revenue Growth Rate 4.00
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate ranked higher than
77.54% of 187 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 112, Med: -0.1, Min: -100
GWW: 9.4
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -1.5, Med: 9.4, Max: 15.1
Current: 9.4
-1.5
15.1
3-Year Total EBITDA Growth Rate -1.90
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate ranked lower than
64.20% of 162 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 282.1, Med: 5.6, Min: -54.1
GWW: 3.1
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -0.3, Med: 10.1, Max: 20.2
Current: 3.1
-0.3
20.2
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate 5.80
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate ranked lower than
66.44% of 149 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 155.4, Med: 6.9, Min: -335.7
GWW: 5.8
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate only.
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -9, Med: 9.8, Max: 22
Current: 5.8
-9
22

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Business Description

Industry Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution    NAICS : 423610    SIC : 5063
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Traded in other countries 0IZI.UK
Address 100 Grainger Parkway, Lake Forest, IL, USA, 60045-5201
W.W. Grainger distributes more than 1.6 million maintenance, repair, and operations, or MRO, products that are sourced from 5,000 suppliers. The company serves its 3.2 million customers through its online and electronic purchasing platforms, vending machines, catalog distribution, and its network of almost 600 global branches. In recent years, Grainger has invested in its e-commerce capabilities, and the firm is the 11th- largest e-commerce site in North America. In 2016, Grainger generated 77% of its $10.1 billion of sales in the United States.

Ratios

Current vs industry vs history
PE Ratio (TTM) 18.29
PE Ratio ranked lower than
76.13% of 155 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 416.67, Med: 16.19, Min: 0.24
GWW: 18.29
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 10.67, Med: 20.4, Max: 28.47
Current: 18.29
10.67
28.47
Forward PE Ratio 14.41
Forward P/E ranked lower than
78.57% of 28 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 40.98, Med: 16.92, Min: 1.15
GWW: 14.41
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 18.29
PE without NRI ranked lower than
76.77% of 155 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 416.67, Med: 16.23, Min: 0.24
GWW: 18.29
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE without NRI only.
PE without NRI range over the past 10 years
Min: 10.67, Med: 20.4, Max: 28.47
Current: 18.29
10.67
28.47
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 27.99
Price-to-Owner-Earnings ranked lower than
67.33% of 101 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 42800, Med: 18.14, Min: 1.51
GWW: 27.99
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
Price-to-Owner-Earnings range over the past 10 years
Min: 11.04, Med: 24.24, Max: 37.69
Current: 27.99
11.04
37.69
PB Ratio 7.34
PB Ratio ranked lower than
96.91% of 194 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 15.79, Med: 1.26, Min: 0.08
GWW: 7.34
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
PB Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.26, Med: 5.18, Max: 10.82
Current: 7.34
2.26
10.82
PS Ratio 1.30
PS Ratio ranked lower than
77.95% of 195 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 157.5, Med: 0.61, Min: 0.01
GWW: 1.3
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
PS Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.71, Med: 1.45, Max: 2.07
Current: 1.3
0.71
2.07
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 18.57
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ranked higher than
59.42% of 69 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 6586.67, Med: 23.29, Min: 2.05
GWW: 18.57
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 10.88, Med: 21.4, Max: 42.05
Current: 18.57
10.88
42.05
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.09
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow ranked higher than
51.69% of 89 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 850.88, Med: 15.71, Min: 1.83
GWW: 14.09
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 8.49, Med: 15.95, Max: 21.97
Current: 14.09
8.49
21.97
EV-to-EBIT 13.51
EV-to-EBIT ranked lower than
63.86% of 166 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 36671.8, Med: 12.05, Min: 0.87
GWW: 13.51
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EV-to-EBIT range over the past 10 years
Min: 6.4, Med: 12.8, Max: 20.1
Current: 13.51
6.4
20.1
EV-to-EBITDA 11.19
EV-to-EBITDA ranked lower than
65.32% of 173 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 455.33, Med: 10.17, Min: 0.81
GWW: 11.19
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EV-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.4, Med: 10.9, Max: 16.3
Current: 11.19
5.4
16.3
EV-to-Revenue 1.45
EV-to-Revenue ranked lower than
76.53% of 196 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 89659.25, Med: 0.68, Min: 0.04
GWW: 1.45
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
EV-to-Revenue range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.7, Med: 1.6, Max: 2.1
Current: 1.45
0.7
2.1
PEG Ratio 7.32
PEG Ratio ranked lower than
85.37% of 82 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 66.33, Med: 1.66, Min: 0.1
GWW: 7.32
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
PEG Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.59, Med: 1.55, Max: 15.75
Current: 7.32
0.59
15.75
Shiller PE Ratio 23.45
Shiller PE Ratio ranked lower than
66.18% of 68 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 844.26, Med: 22.23, Min: 3.22
GWW: 23.45
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
Shiller PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 16.88, Med: 28.14, Max: 42
Current: 23.45
16.88
42
Current Ratio 2.40
Current Ratio ranked higher than
62.03% of 187 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 27.64, Med: 1.8, Min: 0.06
GWW: 2.4
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
Current Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.67, Med: 2.43, Max: 3.55
Current: 2.4
1.67
3.55
Quick Ratio 1.36
Quick Ratio ranked higher than
50.80% of 187 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 20.56, Med: 1.18, Min: -0.2
GWW: 1.36
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
Quick Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.81, Med: 1.34, Max: 2.13
Current: 1.36
0.81
2.13
Days Inventory 78.64
Days Inventory ranked lower than
56.45% of 186 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 617.2, Med: 71.48, Min: 1
GWW: 78.64
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
Days Inventory range over the past 10 years
Min: 78.64, Med: 87.02, Max: 95.68
Current: 78.64
78.64
95.68
Days Sales Outstanding 48.16
Days Sales Outstanding ranked higher than
63.31% of 139 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 544.3, Med: 55.28, Min: 0.78
GWW: 48.16
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
Days Sales Outstanding range over the past 10 years
Min: 36.66, Med: 42.79, Max: 48.16
Current: 48.16
36.66
48.16
Days Payable 39.18
Days Payable ranked lower than
54.76% of 126 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 243.87, Med: 46.81, Min: -0.1
GWW: 39.18
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
Days Payable range over the past 10 years
Min: 30.09, Med: 35.9, Max: 42.17
Current: 39.18
30.09
42.17

Dividend & Buy Back

Current vs industry vs history
Dividend Yield % 2.13
Trailing Dividend Yield ranked lower than
54.40% of 182 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 106.38, Med: 2.03, Min: 0.08
GWW: 2.13
Ranked among companies with meaningful Trailing Dividend Yield only.
Trailing Dividend Yield range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.2, Med: 1.74, Max: 3.09
Current: 2.13
1.2
3.09
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.38
Dividend Payout Ratio ranked lower than
78.86% of 123 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 172.2, Med: 0.3, Min: 0.03
GWW: 0.38
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
Dividend Payout Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.28, Med: 0.34, Max: 0.51
Current: 0.38
0.28
0.51
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate (Per Share) 5.30
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate ranked lower than
52.21% of 113 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 111.8, Med: 7.2, Min: -100
GWW: 5.3
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.1, Med: 10.4, Max: 20
Current: 5.3
3.1
20
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.23
Forward Dividend Yield ranked lower than
61.67% of 180 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 106.38, Med: 2.34, Min: 0.08
GWW: 2.23
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield-on-Cost (5-Year) % 3.13
Yield-on-Cost (5y) ranked higher than
57.85% of 242 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 106.38, Med: 2.75, Min: 0.08
GWW: 3.13
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield-on-Cost (5y) only.
Yield-on-Cost (5y) range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.75, Med: 2.53, Max: 4.5
Current: 3.13
1.75
4.5
3-Year Share Buyback Rate 3.40
3-Year Share Buyback Rate ranked higher than
96.08% of 102 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 23.5, Med: -1.3, Min: -72.7
GWW: 3.4
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Share Buyback Rate only.
3-Year Share Buyback Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -0.7, Med: 1.4, Max: 5.9
Current: 3.4
-0.7
5.9

Valuation & Return

Current vs industry vs history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 13.15
Price-to-Tangible-Book ranked lower than
98.91% of 184 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 126.98, Med: 1.3, Min: 0.08
GWW: 13.15
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
Price-to-Tangible-Book range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.64, Med: 3.33, Max: 23.06
Current: 13.15
1.64
23.06
Price-to-Projected-FCF 1.53
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF ranked lower than
65.55% of 119 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 142.15, Med: 1.22, Min: 0.12
GWW: 1.53
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.86, Med: 1.54, Max: 2.51
Current: 1.53
0.86
2.51
Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.43
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) ranked lower than
81.25% of 16 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 9.71, Med: 1.58, Min: 0.75
GWW: 1.43
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.74, Med: 1.32, Max: 2.47
Current: 1.43
0.74
2.47
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.89
Price-to-Median-PS-Value ranked higher than
52.98% of 168 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 63.33, Med: 1.17, Min: 0.08
GWW: 0.89
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
Price-to-Median-PS-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.35, Med: 0.79, Max: 1.37
Current: 0.89
0.35
1.37
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.26
Price-to-Graham-Number ranked lower than
97.79% of 136 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 11.76, Med: 0.94, Min: 0.14
GWW: 3.26
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
Price-to-Graham-Number range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.02, Med: 1.71, Max: 4.95
Current: 3.26
1.02
4.95
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 7.40
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) ranked lower than
53.03% of 198 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 114.94, Med: 6.35, Min: -434.78
GWW: 7.4
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 5, Med: 7.8, Max: 15.6
Current: 7.4
5
15.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 6.77
Forward Rate of Return ranked higher than
55.00% of 140 companies
in the Industrial Distribution industry.
Industry Max: 36.66, Med: 3.96, Min: -93.64
GWW: 6.77
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return only.
Forward Rate of Return range over the past 10 years
Min: 5, Med: 17.6, Max: 23.6
Current: 6.77
5
23.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $ 11,253.6
EPS (TTM) $ 14.14
Beta 1.39
Volatility % 32.78
52-Week Range $ 255.09 - 372.06
Shares Outstanding (Mil) 55.44

Analyst Estimate

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score 8
Positive ROA Y
Positive CFROA Y
Higher ROA yoy Y
CFROA > ROA Y
Lower Leverage yoy Y
Higher Current Ratio yoy Y
Less Shares Outstanding yoy Y
Higher Gross Margin yoy N
Higher Asset Turnover yoy Y