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W.W. Grainger (GWW)

W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2020 sales of $11.8 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, with operations primarily in North America, Japan and Europe.

Company profile

Ticker
GWW
Exchange
CEO
Donald Macpherson
Employees
Incorporated
Location
Fiscal year end
Industry (SIC)
Former names
GRAINGER W W INC
SEC CIK
Subsidiaries
Acklands - Grainger Inc. • Apex Industrial Limited • Bogle and Timms Limited • C.J. Bent & Son Limited • Cromwell Czech Republic s.r.o. • Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited • Cromwell Group (International) Limited • Cromwell Industrial Supplies Private Limited • Cromwell Logistics Limited • Cromwell SAS ...
IRS number
361150280

GWW stock data

Analyst ratings and price targets

Last 3 months

Calendar

28 Apr 22
26 Jun 22
31 Dec 22
Quarter (USD) Mar 22 Dec 21 Sep 21 Jun 21
Revenue
Cost of revenue
Operating income
Operating margin
Net income
Net profit margin
Cash on hand
Change in cash
Diluted EPS
Annual (USD) Dec 21 Dec 20 Dec 19 Dec 18
Revenue
Cost of revenue
Operating income
Operating margin
Net income
Net profit margin
Cash on hand
Change in cash
Diluted EPS
Cash burn rate (est.) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 364M 364M 364M 364M 364M 364M
Cash burn (monthly) (no burn) 16.5M (no burn) (no burn) (no burn) (no burn)
Cash used (since last report) n/a 47.42M n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cash remaining n/a 316.58M n/a n/a n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) n/a 19.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
1 Jun 22 Rodney C Adkins Deferred Stock Units Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 487.07 19 9.25K 5,190
1 Jun 22 V Ann Hailey Deferred Stock Units Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 487.07 51 24.84K 14,609
1 Jun 22 Jaspon Katherine D. Deferred Stock Units Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 487.07 2 974.14 696
1 Jun 22 Stuart L Levenick Deferred Stock Units Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 487.07 75 36.53K 21,403
1 Jun 22 Neil S Novich Deferred Stock Units Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 487.07 110 53.58K 31,190
74.0% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 842 827 +1.8%
Opened positions 94 138 -31.9%
Closed positions 79 66 +19.7%
Increased positions 290 261 +11.1%
Reduced positions 295 270 +9.3%
13F shares Current Prev Q Change
Total value 18.17B 18.54B -2.0%
Total shares 37.83M 35.91M +5.3%
Total puts 287.9K 187.1K +53.9%
Total calls 185.7K 101.4K +83.1%
Total put/call ratio 1.6 1.8 -16.0%
Largest owners Shares Value Change
Vanguard 5.18M $2.67B +0.1%
BLK Blackrock 3.92M $2.02B +3.7%
CFS Investment Advisory Services 2.47M $5K +51147.1%
STT State Street 2.19M $1.13B -5.4%
Clearbridge Advisors 1.85M $956.46M -2.3%
Longview Partners 1.53M $787.12M -7.2%
NTRS Northern Trust 859.41K $443.28M -1.5%
BAC Bank Of America 841.24K $433.9M -6.2%
Geode Capital Management 835.73K $430.03M -2.8%
BEN Franklin Resources 684.81K $353.22M -0.8%
Largest transactions Shares Bought/sold Change
CFS Investment Advisory Services 2.47M +2.46M +51147.1%
Norges Bank 0 -414.75K EXIT
American Century Companies 18.97K -196.86K -91.2%
Lazard Asset Management 165.04K +155.14K +1568.4%
BLK Blackrock 3.92M +140.89K +3.7%
Acadian Asset Management 143.31K +130.49K +1017.9%
Aaron Wealth Advisors 126.37K +126.37K NEW
STT State Street 2.19M -124.99K -5.4%
HBCYF HSBC 207.38K +120.99K +140.1%
Longview Partners 1.53M -118.8K -7.2%

Financial report summary

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Risks
  • Disruptions in Grainger’s supply chain could result in an adverse impact on results of operations.
Management Discussion
  • Noted in the table above for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020, the Company recorded a $177 million Fabory impairment charge and $109 million loss on the divestiture of the Fabory business in SG&A in the first and second quarters, respectively.
  • Excluding restructuring, net, impairment charges and business divestitures for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020, adjusted SG&A and operating earnings for the full year 2021 were $3,173 and $1,547, an increase of $262 million and $220 million, or 9% and 17%, respectively, compared to the same period in 2020.
  • Excluding the tax benefit related to Fabory, as well as the restructuring, net, impairment charges and business divestitures for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020, Grainger's adjusted effective tax rates were 25.0% and 25.3% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The Company's adjusted net earnings attributable to W.W. Grainger Inc. for the full year 2021 was $1,043 million, an increase of $166 million, or 19%, compared to the same period in 2020. Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $19.84 increased 23% compared to $16.18 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020.

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