W.W. Grainger Inc – Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

W.W. Grainger Inc – Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company's structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offerings and corporate actions, providing a 360Ëš view of the company.

W.W. Grainger Inc (Grainger) is a business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. The company offers products in categories such as safety and security, material handling, metalworking and pumps, plumbing and test equipment, and services like inventory management and technical support. It sells products to government organizations; heavy and manufacturers; contractors; resellers; and commercial customers providing fleet vehicle maintenance, cleaning and inventory management services. Grainger serves through a network of distribution centers, websites, and branches worldwide. The company has operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Grainger is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, the US.


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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 3

List of Tables 5

List of Figures 5

Section 1 - About the Company 6

W.W. Grainger Inc - Key Facts 6

W.W. Grainger Inc - Key Employees 7

W.W. Grainger Inc - Key Employee Biographies 8

W.W. Grainger Inc - Major Products and Services 9

W.W. Grainger Inc - History 11

W.W. Grainger Inc - Company Statement 14

W.W. Grainger Inc - Locations And Subsidiaries 16

Head Office 16

Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16

Section 2 Company Analysis 19

Company Overview 19

W.W. Grainger Inc - Business Description 20

Business Segment: Canada 20

Overview 20

Performance 20

Key Stats 20

Business Segment: United States 20

Overview 20

Performance 21

Key Stats 21

Geographical Segment: Canada 21

Performance 21

Geographical Segment: Other Foreign Countries 21

Performance 21

Geographical Segment: United States 21

Performance 21

W.W. Grainger Inc - Corporate Strategy 22

W.W. Grainger Inc - SWOT Analysis 23

SWOT Analysis - Overview 23

W.W. Grainger Inc - Strengths 23

W.W. Grainger Inc - Weaknesses 24

W.W. Grainger Inc - Opportunities 25

W.W. Grainger Inc - Threats 26

W.W. Grainger Inc - Key Competitors 27

Section 3 Company Financial Ratios 28

Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 28

Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 29

Performance Chart 32

Financial Performance 32

Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 33

Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 34

Section 4 Company’s Recent Developments 35

Aug 30, 2018: News Release- Grainger Industrial Supply 35

Jul 18, 2018: Grainger reports results for the 2018 second quarter 37

May 30, 2018: Grainger's Head Of Communications And Investor Relations To Retire 38

Apr 26, 2018: Folds of Honor Receives $50,000 Donation from Grainger for Higher Education Scholarships 39

Apr 19, 2018: Grainger Reports Results For The 2018 First Quarter 40

Apr 02, 2018: Grainger Names New CFO 42

Dec 15, 2017: Grainger appoints Mark Lohman to Chief Information Security Officer 43

Aug 02, 2017: W. W. Grainger names new chairman 44

Jul 25, 2017: Grainger appoints new board member 45

Jul 19, 2017: W. W. Grainger Q2 net earnings down 46

Section 5 Appendix 47

Methodology 47

Ratio Definitions 47

About GlobalData 51

Contact Us 51

Disclaimer 51

List of Tables

List of Tables

W.W. Grainger Inc, Key Facts 6

W.W. Grainger Inc, Key Employees 7

W.W. Grainger Inc, Key Employee Biographies 8

W.W. Grainger Inc, Major Products and Services 9

W.W. Grainger Inc, History 11

W.W. Grainger Inc, Other Locations 16

W.W. Grainger Inc, Subsidiaries 17

W.W. Grainger Inc, Key Competitors 27

W.W. Grainger Inc, Ratios based on current share price 28

W.W. Grainger Inc, Annual Ratios 29

W.W. Grainger Inc, Annual Ratios (Cont…1) 30

W.W. Grainger Inc, Annual Ratios (Cont…2) 31

W.W. Grainger Inc, Interim Ratios 33

Currency Codes 47

Capital Market Ratios 47

Equity Ratios 48

Profitability Ratios 48

Cost Ratios 49

Liquidity Ratios 49

Leverage Ratios 50

Efficiency Ratios 50

List of Figures

List of Figures

W.W. Grainger Inc, Performance Chart (2013 – 2017) 32

W.W. Grainger Inc, Ratio Charts 34


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