Earnings Preview: W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Quarterly Results

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on October 18, 2011.


W.W. Grainger, Inc. and its subsidiaries distribute facilities maintenance and other related products and services in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, India, Puerto Rico, China, Colombia, and Panama. The company was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois. You may read my other articles by clicking HERE.

52 Week High: $165.55
52 Week Low: $119.60
Book Value: $35.60
Float Short: 5.56%

Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.12 in earnings per share compared to last quarter’s results of $2.22. A beat of $2.34 per share, will top the estimated per share earnings. Analyst estimates range between $2.28 and $2.42 per share.

The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 18.9 The forward P/E ratio is 17.8.
Looking at the price movement over the last month, the stock has fallen in price -0.57%, with a one year change of 28.39%.
Compared to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is 19.80%.

For the same fiscal period year-over-year, revenue has improved to $7.18 billion for 2010 vs. $6.22 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $510.87 million for 2010 vs. $430.47 million for 2009. The company’s earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $860.48 million for 2010 vs. $665.22 million for 2009.

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

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