W.W. Grainger, Inc. Capital expenditures

Capital expenditures of GWW for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including Capital expenditures growth rates and interactive chart. Capital expenditures, commonly known as Capex, are funds used by a company to acquire, upgrade, and maintain physical or intangible assets such as property, buildings, an industrial plant, technology, software or equipment. Capex is often used to undertake new projects or investments by the firm. A company must invest over its lifetime into productive assets to maintain its competitiveness and ensure its survival.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Capital expenditures for the quarter ending December 30, 2019 was $-57 Million (a 5.56% increase compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly Capital expenditures increased by 5.56%
  • Annual Capital expenditures for 2019 was $-204 Million (a 33.33% increase from previous year)
  • Annual Capital expenditures for 2018 was $-153 Million (a 30.77% increase from previous year)
  • Annual Capital expenditures for 2017 was $-117 Million (a -48.91% decrease from previous year)
  • Twelve month Capital expenditures ending December 30, 2019 was $-204 Million (a -1.45% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Twelve month trailing Capital expenditures increased by 10.87% year-over-year
Trailing Capital expenditures for the last four month:
30 Dec '19 29 Sep '19 29 Jun '19 30 Mar '19
$-204 Million $-207 Million $-186 Million $-184 Million
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Historical Capital expenditures of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Most recent Capital expendituresof GWW including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of Capital expenditures of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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

(All values are in $ million)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 $-57.0 $-54.0 $-39.0 $-54.0 $-204.0
2018 $-60.0 $-33.0 $-37.0 $-23.0 $-153.0
2017 $-36.24 $-19.37 $-30.93 $-30.46 $-117.0
2016 $-63.47 $-102.94 $-24.62 $-37.98 $-229.0
2015 $-118.17 $-80.09 $-68.6 $-92.16 $-359.01
2014 $-129.5 $-80.34 $-85.59 $-65.2 $-360.64
2013 $-100.74 $-64.06 $-39.26 $-41.39 $-245.44
2012 $-91.2 $-57.7 $-52.39 $-40.03 $-241.33
2011 $-65.82 $-44.04 $-51.41 $-28.39 $-189.66
2010 $-55.75 $-37.93 $-13.12 $-13.82 $-120.62
2009 $-52.58 $-36.25 $-23.5 $-140.73

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.