WW Grainger operates as a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies; and other related products and services that are used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States and Canada. The company offers material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, building and home inspection supplies, vehicle and fleet components, and various other products. The company was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.
GWW Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation
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The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Ww Grainger Inc. To summarize, we found that Ww Grainger Inc ranked in the 42th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Ww Grainger Inc ended up being:
Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 13.04 -- which is good for besting 77.51% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Industrials sector with positive cash flow).
GWW's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 29.63% of tickers in our DCF set.
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Grainger (GWW) strikes a deal to sell Fabory Group to Torqx Capital Partners.The deal is expected to close in the coming months. Terms weren't disclosed. Grainger says it will continue offering broad line MRO products to customers in Western Europe through Cromwell and Zoro. GWW is up 1.86% to $311.63.Source: Press...
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