W.W. Grainger, Inc. Operating Cash Flow

Operating Cash Flow of GWW for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including Operating Cash Flow growth rates and interactive chart. Operating cash flow (OCF) is a measure of the amount of cash generated by a company's normal business operations. Operating cash flow indicates whether a company can generate sufficient positive cash flow to maintain and grow its operations, otherwise it may require external financing for expansion or even survival. A negative number means the company is funded through external capital (debt or equity issuance) or cash available on the balance sheet. A positive number means that a company generates enough cash to pay for its operations.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Operating Cash Flow for the quarter ending December 30, 2019 was $272 Million (a -15.0% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly Operating Cash Flow increased by 114.17%
  • Annual Operating Cash Flow for 2019 was $1.04 Billion (a -1.42% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Operating Cash Flow for 2018 was $1.06 Billion (a 0.0% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Operating Cash Flow for 2017 was $1.06 Billion (a 3.22% increase from previous year)
  • Twelve month Operating Cash Flow ending December 30, 2019 was $1.04 Billion (a -3.87% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Twelve month trailing Operating Cash Flow increased by 0.48% year-over-year
Trailing Operating Cash Flow for the last four month:
30 Dec '19 29 Sep '19 29 Jun '19 30 Mar '19
$1.04 Billion $1.08 Billion $1.11 Billion $1.04 Billion
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Historical Operating Cash Flow of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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

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

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

(All values are in $ million)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 $272.0 $320.0 $323.0 $127.0 $1,042.0
2018 $314.0 $348.0 $248.0 $147.0 $1,057.0
2017 $336.12 $348.7 $191.23 $180.95 $1,057.0
2016 $335.08 $345.83 $182.46 $160.64 $1,024.0
2015 $300.18 $366.43 $213.3 $156.21 $1,036.11
2014 $296.98 $334.37 $160.95 $167.52 $959.81
2013 $246.07 $353.61 $210.41 $176.42 $986.5
2012 $240.09 $337.89 $131.98 $106.24 $816.2
2011 $186.14 $250.5 $191.08 $118.39 $746.11
2010 $104.47 $205.69 $173.09 $113.19 $596.45
2009 $222.66 $277.13 $190.09 $42.52 $732.4

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.