W.W. Grainger, Inc. ROIC

ROIC of GWW for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including ROIC growth rates and interactive chart. Return on invested capital (ROIC) is a calculation used to assess a company's efficiency at allocating the capital under its control to profitable investments. Calculated as Net Operating Profit After Tax or EBIT*(1-tax rate) divided by average invested capital. Invested capital is calculated as equity plus long-term and short-term debt minus cash and short-term investments. ROIC is often compared to the Weighted average cost of capital (WACC). If it's above it, it is said the company is creating value, if it's below it's destroying it. A company with after tax operating profit of $10 million and invested capital of $50 million will have a ROIC of 20%.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Annual ROIC for 2019 was 20.43% (a 5.2% increase from previous year)
  • Annual ROIC for 2018 was 19.42% (a 13.7% increase from previous year)
  • Annual ROIC for 2017 was 17.08% (a -14.26% decrease from previous year)
  • Twelve month ROIC ending December 30, 2019 was 20.43% (a -6.46% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Twelve month trailing ROIC increased by 8.04% year-over-year
Trailing ROIC for the last four month:
30 Dec '19 29 Sep '19 29 Jun '19 30 Mar '19
20.43% 21.84% 19.29% 18.91%
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Historical ROIC of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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

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

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

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 20.43%
2018 19.42%
2017 17.08%
2016 19.92%
2015 21.97%
2014 24.16%
2013 24.04%
2012 22.44%
2011 23.62%
2010 22.17%
2009 18.41%

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.