W.W. Grainger, Inc. Current Ratio

Current Ratio of GWW for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including Current Ratio growth rates and interactive chart. The current ratio is a liquidity ratio that measures whether a firm has enough resources to meet its short-term obligations. It is calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. A ratio below 1 indicates potential trouble for a company, as it doesn't have enough current assets to pay for its short-term liabilities. A ratio above 2 is usually considered healthy.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Current Ratio for the quarter ending December 30, 2019 was 2.12 (a -1.93% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly Current Ratio decreased by -11.71%
  • Annual Current Ratio for 2019 was 2.12 (a -10.6% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Current Ratio for 2018 was 2.37 (a 11.39% increase from previous year)
  • Annual Current Ratio for 2017 was 2.13 (a 14.74% increase from previous year)
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Historical Current Ratio of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Most recent Current Ratioof GWW including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of Current Ratio of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Current Ratio for the past 10 Years (both Annual and Quarterly)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 2.12 2.16 2.38 2.4 2.12
2018 2.37 2.44 2.37 2.2 2.37
2017 2.13 2.28 2.26 1.83 2.13
2016 1.85 2.04 1.94 1.67 1.85
2015 1.7 2.0 3.37 2.27 1.7
2014 2.35 2.63 2.69 2.57 2.35
2013 2.55 2.84 3.0 2.95 2.55
2012 2.69 2.65 2.8 2.2 2.69
2011 1.94 1.88 2.32 2.89 1.94
2010 2.57 2.4 2.66 3.04 2.57
2009 2.74 3.39 3.48 3.34 2.74

Business Profile of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Sector: Industrial Products
Industry: Ind Prods/Svc
W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products and services in the United States, Canada, and internationally. 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, and metalworking tools, as well as gloves, ladders, motors, and janitorial supplies. It also offers inventory management and technical support services. The company provides its products through branches, sales and service representatives, contact centers, distribution centers, and catalogs, as well as through e-commerce platform. It serves small and mid-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.