W.W. Grainger, Inc. Gross Margin

Gross Margin of GWW for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including Gross Margin growth rates and interactive chart. Gross profit margin shows the percentage of revenue that exceeds a company's costs of goods sold. It illustrates how well a company is generating revenue from the costs involved in producing their products and services. The higher the margin, the more effective the company's management is in generating revenue for each dollar of cost. Gross profit margin is calculated by subtracting the cost of goods sold from total revenue for the period and dividing that number by revenue. If a company has $200 million in revenue and $80 million in cost of goods sold, the gross margin is 60%.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Gross Margin for the quarter ending December 30, 2019 was 38.0% (a 1.9% increase compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly Gross Margin decreased by -2.86%
  • Annual Gross Margin for 2019 was 38.28% (a -1.21% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Gross Margin for 2018 was 38.75% (a -1.42% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Gross Margin for 2017 was 39.31% (a -3.15% decrease from previous year)
  • Twelve month Gross Margin ending December 30, 2019 was 38.28% (a -0.36% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Twelve month trailing Gross Margin decreased by -0.98% year-over-year
Trailing Gross Margin for the last four month:
30 Dec '19 29 Sep '19 29 Jun '19 30 Mar '19
38.28% 38.42% 38.64% 38.66%
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Historical Gross Margin of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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

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

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

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 38.0% 37.29% 38.75% 39.12% 38.28%
2018 38.58% 38.11% 38.83% 39.48% 38.75%
2017 38.81% 38.59% 39.76% 40.11% 39.31%
2016 40.08% 40.05% 40.57% 41.69% 40.59%
2015 40.45% 41.92% 42.55% 44.83% 42.43%
2014 42.01% 43.04% 43.12% 45.1% 43.29%
2013 42.33% 43.83% 43.96% 45.24% 43.83%
2012 43.55% 43.57% 43.5% 44.42% 43.76%
2011 43.61% 43.18% 43.05% 44.04% 43.46%
2010 41.78% 41.58% 41.88% 42.2% 41.85%
2009 41.88% 41.51% 40.76% 42.96% 41.76%

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.