W.W. Grainger, Inc. Free Cash Flow Margin

Free Cash Flow Margin of GWW for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including Free Cash Flow Margin growth rates and interactive chart. Free cash flow margin or Free cash flow-to-sales is a performance ratio that measures operating cash flows after deduction of capital expenditures (free cash flow) relative to sales. Free cash flows (FCF) is an important metric in assessing a company's financial condition and determining its intrinsic valuation. FCF/sales is tracked over time and can be compared to a company's historical record or to peers. Free cash flow is useful because it takes out non-cash items out of earnings and only looks at the underlying operating cash coming in and out of a business minus the necessary capital expenditures.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Annual Free Cash Flow Margin for 2019 was 7.3% (a -9.43% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Free Cash Flow Margin for 2018 was 8.06% (a -10.64% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Free Cash Flow Margin for 2017 was 9.02% (a 15.05% increase from previous year)
  • Twelve month Free Cash Flow Margin ending December 30, 2019 was 7.3% (a -5.07% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Twelve month trailing Free Cash Flow Margin decreased by -3.69% year-over-year
Trailing Free Cash Flow Margin for the last four month:
30 Dec '19 29 Sep '19 29 Jun '19 30 Mar '19
7.3% 7.69% 8.2% 7.58%
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Historical Free Cash Flow Margin of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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

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

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

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 7.3%
2018 8.06%
2017 9.02%
2016 7.84%
2015 6.79%
2014 6.01%
2013 7.85%
2012 6.42%
2011 6.89%
2010 6.63%
2009 9.51%

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.