W.W. Grainger, Inc. ROA

ROA of GWW for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including ROA growth rates and interactive chart. Return on Assets (ROA) is an indicator of how well a company utilizes its assets, by determining how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. A company with $1 million in net income and $10 million in average assets will have a 10% ROA.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Annual ROA for 2019 was 14.3% (a 6.8% increase from previous year)
  • Annual ROA for 2018 was 13.39% (a 31.4% increase from previous year)
  • Annual ROA for 2017 was 10.19% (a -2.11% decrease from previous year)
  • Twelve month ROA ending December 30, 2019 was 14.3% (a -11.24% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Twelve month trailing ROA increased by 6.08% year-over-year
Trailing ROA for the last four month:
30 Dec '19 29 Sep '19 29 Jun '19 30 Mar '19
14.3% 16.11% 13.89% 13.48%
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Historical ROA of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Most recent ROAof GWW including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of ROA of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 14.3%
2018 13.39%
2017 10.19%
2016 10.41%
2015 13.81%
2014 15.02%
2013 15.28%
2012 13.93%
2011 14.98%
2010 13.09%
2009 0.0%

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.