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

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW): $588.06

-5.19 (-0.87%)

POWR Rating

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  • GWW scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 95.36% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for GWW is in Stability, which has been heading down over the past 26 weeks.
  • GWW's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 17.45% of US stocks).

GWW Stock Summary

  • GWW has a higher market value than 92.33% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $29,324,152,489.
  • WW GRAINGER INC's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 93.74% of US listed stocks.
  • WW GRAINGER INC's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 93.52% of US equities in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to WW GRAINGER INC, a group of peers worth examining would be DLTR, ULTA, WBA, CRH, and FAST.
  • 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/sales ratio is 2.1; this is 75% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, GWW's price/sales ratio has gone up 1.1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for GWW.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
GWW 2022-11-30 2.1 13.2 21.1 16.1
GWW 2022-11-29 2.0 12.9 20.7 15.8
GWW 2022-11-28 2.0 13.0 20.8 15.9
GWW 2022-11-25 2.1 13.2 21.1 16.1
GWW 2022-11-23 2.1 13.2 21.1 16.1
GWW 2022-11-22 2.1 13.3 21.2 16.1

GWW Growth Metrics

    The 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 52.28%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -35.23%.
  • The 3 year price growth rate now stands at 76.82%.
Over the past 33 months, GWW's revenue has gone up $3,299,000,000.

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
2022-09-30 14,785 1,186 1,446
2022-06-30 14,215 967 1,317
2022-03-31 13,585 986 1,171
2021-12-31 13,022 937 1,043
2021-09-30 12,604 1,060 928
2021-06-30 12,250 1,210 871

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 $588.06 52-week high $612.06
Prev. close $593.25 52-week low $440.48
Day low $587.30 Volume 172,200
Day high $597.50 Avg. volume 310,852
50-day MA $562.21 Dividend yield 1.16%
200-day MA $518.96 Market Cap 29.71B

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

Below are the latest news stories about WW GRAINGER INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate GWW as an investment opportunity.

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W.W. Grainger, Ameriprise Financial, Grand Canyon Education and Texas Roadhouse have been highlighted in this Screen of The Week article.

Yahoo | December 7, 2022

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Yahoo | December 6, 2022

Is Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Outperforming Other Industrial Products Stocks This Year?

Here is how Graphic Packaging (GPK) and W.W. Grainger (GWW) have performed compared to their sector so far this year.

Yahoo | December 6, 2022

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GWW Price Returns

1-mo -3.34%
3-mo 2.97%
6-mo 23.73%
1-year 15.99%
3-year 86.87%
5-year 185.99%
YTD 14.97%
2021 28.80%
2020 22.85%
2019 22.25%
2018 21.69%
2017 4.35%

GWW Dividends

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