W.W. Grainger, Inc. ROE

ROE of GWW for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including ROE growth rates and interactive chart. ROE is expressed as a percentage and can be calculated for any company if net income and equity are both positive numbers. Net income is calculated before dividends paid to common shareholders and after dividends to preferred shareholders and interest to lenders. A company with average equity of $10 million and earnings of $2 milion will have a ROE of 20%.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Annual ROE for 2019 was 40.89% (a 2.51% increase from previous year)
  • Annual ROE for 2018 was 39.89% (a 27.08% increase from previous year)
  • Annual ROE for 2017 was 31.39% (a 11.19% increase from previous year)
  • Twelve month ROE ending December 30, 2019 was 40.89% (a -10.68% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Twelve month trailing ROE increased by 3.83% year-over-year
Trailing ROE for the last four month:
30 Dec '19 29 Sep '19 29 Jun '19 30 Mar '19
40.89% 45.78% 39.67% 39.38%
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Historical ROE of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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

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

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

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 40.89%
2018 39.89%
2017 31.39%
2016 28.23%
2015 27.28%
2014 23.97%
2013 24.37%
2012 23.2%
2011 25.76%
2010 22.12%
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.