W.W. Grainger, Inc. Debt/Equity

Debt/Equity of GWW for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including Debt/Equity growth rates and interactive chart. The debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio is calculated by dividing a company's total interest-bearing liabilities by its shareholder equity. These numbers are available on the balance sheet of a company's financial statements. The ratio is used to evaluate a company's financial leverage. The debt/equity ratio can be compared to a company's historical average or to peers. A ratio above 1 indicates the company has more debt than equity and a ratio above 3 is considered high. Below 0.5 means the company has little debt and significant capacity to expand it.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Debt/Equity for the quarter ending December 30, 2019 was 1.05 (a 1.66% increase compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly Debt/Equity increased by 4.51%
  • Annual Debt/Equity for 2019 was 1.05 (a 1.08% increase from previous year)
  • Annual Debt/Equity for 2018 was 1.04 (a -17.09% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Debt/Equity for 2017 was 1.25 (a 28.12% increase from previous year)
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Historical Debt/Equity of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Most recent Debt/Equityof GWW including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of Debt/Equity of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Debt/Equity for the past 10 Years (both Annual and Quarterly)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 1.05 1.03 1.02 1.0 1.05
2018 1.04 1.04 1.09 1.18 1.04
2017 1.25 1.22 1.24 0.97 1.25
2016 0.98 0.87 0.85 0.64 0.98
2015 0.7 0.65 0.44 0.12 0.7
2014 0.13 0.12 0.14 0.14 0.13
2013 0.14 0.14 0.15 0.15 0.14
2012 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.14 0.16
2011 0.15 0.15 0.17 0.19 0.15
2010 0.2 0.22 0.21 0.2 0.2
2009 0.22 0.21 0.24 0.22

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.