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W.W. Grainger Inc (GWW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

W.W. Grainger Inc (GWW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

  • Category:Machines
  • Published on : 27 December 2018
  • Pages :51
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W.W. Grainger Inc (GWW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

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.

W.W. Grainger Inc Key Recent Developments

Aug 30,2018: News Release- Grainger Industrial Supply
Aug 30,2018: News Release- Grainger Industrial Supply
Jul 18,2018: Grainger reports results for the 2018 second quarter
May 30,2018: Grainger's Head Of Communications And Investor Relations To Retire
Apr 26,2018: Folds of Honor Receives $50,000 Donation from Grainger for Higher Education Scholarships

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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 & FIGURES

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
W.W. Grainger Inc, Performance Chart (2013 - 2017) 32
W.W. Grainger Inc, Ratio Charts 34

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