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349. W.W. Grainger
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 349 (Previous rank: 366)
CEO: James T. Ryan
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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 6,222.0 -9.2
Profits 430.5 -9.4
Assets 3,726.3
Stockholders' equity 2,163.7
Market value (3/26/2010) 7,897.9
Profits as % of  
Revenues 6.9
Assets 11.6
Stockholders' equity 19.9
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 5.62
% change from 2008 -7.0
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 11.3
Total return to investors %
2009 25.5
1999-2009 annual rate 9.1
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 World Fuel Services 205 11,295.2
2 Genuine Parts 236 10,057.5
3 W.W. Grainger 349 6,222.0
4 Reliance Steel & Aluminum 394 5,318.1
5 Anixter International 422 4,982.4
6 Wesco International 448 4,624.0
7 Graybar Electric 470 4,377.9
8 Airgas 474 4,349.5
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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W.W. Grainger
100 Grainger Pkwy.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847-535-1000
www.grainger.com
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