W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW): Price and Financial Metrics

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW): $454.43

0.48 (+0.11%)

POWR Rating

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  • Quality is the dimension where GWW ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 94.28% of US stocks.
  • GWW's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • GWW ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 27th percentile.

GWW Stock Summary

  • GWW has a market capitalization of $26,518,355,035 -- more than approximately 90.1% of US stocks.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for GWW is 6.95 -- better than 95.2% of US stocks.
  • Ww Grainger Inc's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.84% of US equities in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Ww Grainger Inc are TSCO, CINF, CRH, OMC, and ULTA.
  • GWW's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Ww Grainger Inc's official web site, go to www.grainger.com.

GWW Valuation Summary

  • GWW's price/earnings ratio is 25.6; this is 1.73% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, GWW's price/sales ratio has gone up 1.
  • GWW's price/sales ratio has moved up 1 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for GWW.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
GWW 2021-08-26 1.8 12.0 25.6 18.6
GWW 2021-08-25 1.9 12.1 26.1 18.8
GWW 2021-08-24 1.8 12.0 25.8 18.6
GWW 2021-08-23 1.8 12.1 25.8 18.7
GWW 2021-08-20 1.8 12.0 25.8 18.6
GWW 2021-08-19 1.8 12.0 25.7 18.6

GWW Growth Metrics

    Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -62.33%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 23.41%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 17.38%.
Over the past 70 months, GWW's revenue has gone up $2,981,739,000.

The table below shows GWW's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 13,022 937 1,043
2021-09-30 12,604 1,060 928
2021-06-30 12,250 1,210 871
2021-03-31 11,880 1,173 760
2020-12-31 11,797 1,123 695
2020-09-30 11,703 1,059 630

GWW's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • GWW has a Quality Grade of A, ranking ahead of 97.8% of graded US stocks.
  • GWW's asset turnover comes in at 1.979 -- ranking 39th of 105 Wholesale stocks.
  • SGBX, CAPL, and ZEUS are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with GWW.

The table below shows GWW's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 1.979 0.357 0.223
2021-06-30 1.909 0.352 0.215
2021-03-31 1.800 0.354 0.187
2020-12-31 1.732 0.359 0.151
2020-09-30 1.736 0.367 0.140
2020-06-30 1.769 0.371 0.138

GWW Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of GWW, see our GWW price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $473.67 Average Broker Recommendation 1.82 (Hold)

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GWW Price/Volume Stats

Current price $454.43 52-week high $529.91
Prev. close $453.95 52-week low $391.16
Day low $446.66 Volume 312,400
Day high $458.20 Avg. volume 303,194
50-day MA $479.05 Dividend yield 1.52%
200-day MA $478.30 Market Cap 23.22B

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Company Bio

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.

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Latest GWW News From Around the Web

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Yahoo | February 23, 2022

Should You Invest Your Money in W.W. Grainger (GWW) Shares?

Carillon Tower Advisers, an investment management firm, published its “Carillon Eagle Mid Cap Growth Fund” fourth quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here.

Insider Monkey | February 18, 2022

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Ashtead Group PLC, W.W. Grainger, Inc., SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. and ScanSource, Inc

Ashtead Group PLC, W.W. Grainger, Inc., SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. and ScanSource, Inc are highlighted in this Industry Outlook article.

Yahoo | February 17, 2022


W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today announced that the Board of Directors has selected a slate of nominees to serve for the 2022-2023 period. The 12 candidates, all current Board members, to be voted on at the 2022 annual meeting of shareholders are:

Yahoo | February 16, 2022

Zacks.com featured highlights include: East West Bancorp, Automatic Data Processing, CDW Corp., and W.W. Grainger

East West Bancorp, Automatic Data Processing, CDW Corp., and W.W. Grainger are highlighted in this Screen of the Week Article.

Yahoo | February 16, 2022

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GWW Price Returns

1-mo -8.08%
3-mo -11.88%
6-mo -11.70%
1-year 3.60%
3-year 80.12%
5-year 175.82%
YTD -11.70%
2021 28.80%
2020 22.85%
2019 22.25%
2018 21.69%
2017 4.35%

GWW Dividends

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