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ww grainger inc (GWW) Snapshot

Open
$234.32
Previous Close
$235.92
Day High
$238.36
Day Low
$233.27
52 Week High
06/11/14 - $269.69
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - $223.92
Market Cap
16.1B
Average Volume 10 Days
656.0K
EPS TTM
$11.73
Shares Outstanding
68.2M
EX-Date
02/5/15
P/E TM
20.1x
Dividend
$4.32
Dividend Yield
1.77%
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ww grainger inc (GWW) Details

W.W. Grainger, Inc. operates as a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies; and other related products and services that are used by businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada. The company provides 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, and vehicle and fleet components. It also offers inventory management and energy efficiency solutions; various industrial and safety supplies; tools, fasteners, instruments, welding, and shop equipment; and safety footwear, supplies, and services, as well as distributes metalworking products, production supplies, and MRO materials. The company sells private label brands under its registered trademarks, such as DAYTON, SPEEDAIRE, AIR HANDLER, TOUGH GUY, WESTWARD, CONDOR, and LUMAPRO; and offers its products through various branches, sales and service representatives, catalogs, and distribution centers, as well as through online Websites. It serves small and medium-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. The company also operates in the Europe, Asia, Latin America, and internationally. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

ww grainger inc (GWW) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $623.8K
Senior Vice President and Group President of ...
Total Annual Compensation: $595.6K
Senior Vice President and Group President of ...
Total Annual Compensation: $582.4K
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Total Annual Compensation: $622.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

ww grainger inc (GWW) Key Developments

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on March 1, 2015

The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. declared a cash dividend of 1.08 cents per share payable on March 1, 2015, to shareholders of record on February 9, 2015.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2014

W.W. Grainger, Inc. provided earnings guidance for the full year of 2014. it now expects 3% to 7% sales growth, down from previously expecting 5% to 9% while EPS is now expected to be between $12.60 to $13.60, down from previously $12.90 and $13.80.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014; Revises Earnings Guidance for 2015

W.W. Grainger, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, net sales were $2,510,959,000 against $2,377,232,000 a year ago. Operating earnings were $266,514,000 against $256,762,000 a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $261,713,000 against $254,295,000 a year ago. Net earnings available to common shareholder was $148,839,000 or $2.14 per diluted share against $156,749,000 or $2.20 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted net earnings were $194,863,000 or $2.80 per diluted share against $184,496,000 or $2.59 per diluted share a year ago. Operating cash flow was $297 million in the 2014 fourth quarter versus $246 million in the 2013 fourth quarter. For the year, net sales were $9,964,953,000 against $9,437,758,000 a year ago. Operating earning was $1,347,117,000 against $1,296,854,000 a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $1,334,386,000 against $1,287,599,000 a year ago. Net earnings available to common shareholder was $801,729,000 or $11.45 per diluted share against $797,036,000 or $11.13 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $959,814,000 against $986,498,000 a year ago. Additions to property, buildings and equipment were $387,390,000 against $272,145,000 a year ago. Adjusted net earnings were $857,982,000 or $11.52 per diluted share against $824,783,000 or $11.52 per diluted share a year ago. The company updated its 2015 guidance and now expects 3% to 7% sales growth from 5% to 9% and $12.60 to $13.60 earnings per share from $12.90 to $13.80.

 

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