W.W. Grainger, Inc. P/B ratio

P/B ratio of GWW for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including P/B ratio growth rates and interactive chart. Measures the relationship between price and book value per share. Book value is the equity or owner's capital that is invested in a business. If a stock has a price of $10 and a book value per share of $10, the ratio is 1. Stock selling below a P/B of 1 can be a bargain, as the market price has declined below the net asset value of the business. It is more applicable to financial companies like banks and insurers, as their assets and liabilities are valued at market and the book value thus more accuraterly represents reality.


Highlights and Quick Summary

Current P/B ratio of W.W. Grainger, Inc. is 8.99 (as of December 30, 2019)
  • P/B ratio for the quarter ending December 30, 2019 was 8.99 (a 15.8% increase compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly P/B ratio increased by 11.78%
  • Annual P/B ratio for 2019 was 8.99 (a 18.77% increase from previous year)
  • Annual P/B ratio for 2018 was 7.57 (a 1.72% increase from previous year)
  • Annual P/B ratio for 2017 was 7.44 (a 0.13% increase from previous year)
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Historical P/B ratio of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Most recent P/B ratioof GWW including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of P/B ratio of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. P/B ratio for the past 10 Years (both Annual and Quarterly)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 8.99 7.76 6.97 8.04 8.99
2018 7.57 9.55 8.38 8.06 7.57
2017 7.44 5.49 5.67 7.13 7.44
2016 7.43 6.24 6.17 6.09 7.43
2015 5.61 5.69 5.09 4.94 5.61
2014 5.3 4.94 5.05 5.21 5.3
2013 5.33 5.4 5.47 4.75 5.33
2012 4.53 4.95 4.59 5.33 4.53
2011 4.75 3.97 4.15 3.98 4.75
2010 4.28 3.88 3.21 3.33 4.28
2009 3.21 2.8 2.85 2.62 3.21

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.