WW Grainger, Inc

Industry: Capital Goods

Fortune Rank: 349

For the nine months ended 30 September 2005, W.W.Grainger's revenues increased 9% to $4.14B. Net income increased 23% to $242.5M. Revenues reflect increased sales in the Branch-based Distribution and the Lab Safety segments. Net income benefited from a decrease in interest expenses, higher interest income, substantially higher equity in income of consolidated entities. GWW is a distributor of operating supplies to institutional markets.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) is a supplier of facility maintenance products in North America. The Company operates in three segments: Branch-based Distribution, Lab Safety and Integrated Supply. The Branch-based Distribution businesses primarily serve the needs of North American businesses for facility maintenance products. Lab Safety Supply, Inc. (Lab Safety), a direct marketing company, serves customers who purchase safety, industrial and other products. Integrated Supply serves customers seeking to outsource some or all of their indirect materials-management processes.

WW Grainger, Inc

WW Grainger, Inc is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 WW Grainger, Inc was ranked number 349 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 349th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

WW Grainger, Inc achieved revenue of $6,222.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $430.50 million.

WW Grainger, Inc' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 349th compared to 366th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $6,850 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $475 million (a change of $-44 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then WW Grainger, Inc would be ranked 232nd rather than 349th due to its profits of $431 in 2010.

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