W.W. Grainger, Inc. EV/Operating CF

EV/Operating CF of GWW for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including EV/Operating CF growth rates and interactive chart. A valuation metric that measures the enterprise value of a company compared to its operating cash flow. Operating cash flow (OCF) is the amount of cash generated by a company's normal business operations. It can be different from reported net income due to accrual accounting, that is expenses and revenues are recognized differently than cash is received. The cash going in and out of the business is what ultimately determines its financial health, so it's one of the most important metrics to watch. A low EV/OCF ratio can indicate undervaluation, while a high one might mean the growth expectations around the company are elevated. EV/OCF ratio can be compared to different companies in the same industry or to a company’s own historical valuation.

Highlights and Quick Summary

Current EV/Operating CF of W.W. Grainger, Inc. is 19.5 (as of December 30, 2019)
  • EV/Operating CF for the quarter ending December 30, 2019 was 19.5 (a 17.85% increase compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly EV/Operating CF increased by 6.01%
  • Annual EV/Operating CF for 2019 was 19.5 (a 17.95% increase from previous year)
  • Annual EV/Operating CF for 2018 was 16.53 (a 12.29% increase from previous year)
  • Annual EV/Operating CF for 2017 was 14.72 (a -4.27% decrease from previous year)
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Historical EV/Operating CF of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Most recent EV/Operating CFof GWW including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of EV/Operating CF of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. EV/Operating CF for the past 10 Years (both Annual and Quarterly)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 19.5 16.54 14.91 18.39 19.5
2018 16.53 20.13 17.7 17.1 16.53
2017 14.72 11.81 11.87 14.65 14.72
2016 15.38 15.27 15.27 15.03 15.38
2015 14.04 14.77 16.31 16.88 14.04
2014 18.36 19.01 18.9 17.85 18.36
2013 18.03 18.47 18.37 17.24 18.03
2012 17.35 19.37 20.04 20.94 17.35
2011 17.42 15.77 17.21 16.06 17.42
2010 16.63 11.9 9.17 9.69 16.63
2009 9.8 0.0 0.0 9.8

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.