W.W. Grainger, Inc. EBIT Margin

EBIT Margin of GWW for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including EBIT Margin growth rates and interactive chart. Earnings before interest and taxes margin is an indicator of a company's profitability. Calculated as earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) divided by revenue. It is useful for comparison of companies with different debt levels and tax rates. And EBIT margin gives a clear picture about the underlying profitability of a company's core operations. EBIT is also referred to as operating earnings, operating profit, and profit before interest and taxes.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • EBIT Margin for the quarter ending December 30, 2019 was 6.36% (a -44.55% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly EBIT Margin decreased by -50.96%
  • Annual EBIT Margin for 2019 was 10.99% (a 6.49% increase from previous year)
  • Annual EBIT Margin for 2018 was 10.32% (a 3.93% increase from previous year)
  • Annual EBIT Margin for 2017 was 9.93% (a -9.56% decrease from previous year)
  • Twelve month EBIT Margin ending December 30, 2019 was 10.99% (a -8.57% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Twelve month trailing EBIT Margin increased by 4.27% year-over-year
Trailing EBIT Margin for the last four month:
30 Dec '19 29 Sep '19 29 Jun '19 30 Mar '19
10.99% 12.02% 10.83% 10.54%
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Historical EBIT Margin of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Most recent EBIT Marginof GWW including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of EBIT Margin of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 6.36% 11.47% 13.14% 12.97% 10.99%
2018 10.5% 6.68% 12.02% 12.11% 10.32%
2017 8.95% 10.54% 8.76% 11.51% 9.93%
2016 6.79% 12.42% 11.92% 12.65% 10.98%
2015 10.15% 13.45% 14.14% 14.4% 13.04%
2014 10.61% 15.05% 13.6% 14.85% 13.52%
2013 10.8% 14.46% 14.7% 15.05% 13.74%
2012 11.61% 11.15% 13.96% 13.88% 12.64%
2011 10.66% 14.33% 13.24% 13.94% 13.03%
2010 11.57% 13.23% 12.05% 10.94% 11.98%
2009 10.12% 11.75% 10.04% 10.87% 10.69%

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.