W.W. Grainger, Inc. Free Cash Flow

Free Cash Flow of GWW for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including Free Cash Flow growth rates and interactive chart. Free cash flowis calculated as operating cash flow minus of capital expenditures. Interest payments are excluded from the generally accepted definition of free cash flow. Free cash flow is the cash flow available to all the investors in a company, including common stockholders, preferred shareholders, and lenders. Some investors prefer FCF or FCF per share over earnings and earnings per share as a measure of profitability. However, because FCF accounts for investments in property, plant, and equipment it can be lumpy over time. Free cash flow is usually used in discounted cash flow models to determine a company's intrinsic value.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Free Cash Flow for the quarter ending December 30, 2019 was $215 Million (a -19.17% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly Free Cash Flow increased by 194.52%
  • Annual Free Cash Flow for 2019 was $838 Million (a -7.3% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Free Cash Flow for 2018 was $904 Million (a -3.83% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Free Cash Flow for 2017 was $940 Million (a 18.24% increase from previous year)
  • Twelve month Free Cash Flow ending December 30, 2019 was $838 Million (a -4.45% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Twelve month trailing Free Cash Flow decreased by -1.76% year-over-year
Trailing Free Cash Flow for the last four month:
30 Dec '19 29 Sep '19 29 Jun '19 30 Mar '19
$838 Million $877 Million $926 Million $853 Million
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Historical Free Cash Flow of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Most recent Free Cash Flowof GWW including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of Free Cash Flow of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Free Cash Flow for the past 10 Years (both Annual and Quarterly)

(All values are in $ million)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 $215.0 $266.0 $284.0 $73.0 $838.0
2018 $254.0 $315.0 $211.0 $124.0 $904.0
2017 $299.88 $329.33 $160.31 $150.48 $940.0
2016 $271.61 $242.9 $157.84 $122.66 $795.0
2015 $182.01 $286.33 $144.7 $64.05 $677.1
2014 $167.48 $254.03 $75.36 $102.32 $599.18
2013 $145.33 $289.55 $171.15 $135.03 $741.05
2012 $148.88 $280.19 $79.59 $66.2 $574.87
2011 $120.31 $206.46 $139.67 $90.0 $556.44
2010 $48.73 $167.76 $159.97 $99.37 $475.83
2009 $170.08 $240.88 $166.6 $591.67

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.