CHICAGO, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that it plans to participate at the following investor conferences during the 2015 second quarter.
May 6, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. EDT, Court Carruthers, Senior Vice President and Group President, Americas will present at the Baird Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, IL.
May 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Jim Ryan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will present at the Electrical Products Group Conference in Longboat Key, FL...
CHICAGO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Grainger (NYSE: GWW) annual shareholder meeting held in Lake Forest, Illinois, today, Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan provided an update on the state of the business and offered a recap of 2014 full year and 2015 first quarter performance. A copy of his speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor.
Shareholders re-elected the following directors:
Brian P. Anderson
Michael J. Roberts
V. Ann Hailey
Gary L. Rogers
William K. Hall
James T. Ryan
Stuart L. Levenick
E. Scott Santi
Neil S. Novich
CHICAGO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) announced today that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 8 percent to $1.17 per share payable on June 1, 2015, to shareholders of record on May 11, 2015. Grainger has delivered 44 consecutive years of increased dividends.
"We are committed to providing value to shareholders through consistent increases in the dividend and through share repurchases," said Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan. "Earlier this month, we announced plans to buy back $3 billion of stock with cash generated by the business and through debt issuance. This important change in our c...
Revises 2015 Guidance
- Sales of $2.4 billion, up 2 percent
- Operating earnings of $351 million, down 1 percent
- EPS of $3.07, flat to prior year
- Adjusted EPS of $3.10, up 1 percent excluding $0.03 per share restructuring costs
- Repurchased 634,000 shares
CHICAGO, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2015 first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Sales of $2.4 billion increased 2 percent versus $2.4 billion in the first quarter of 2014. There were 63 selling days in the 2015 first quarter, the same number as the 2014 first quarter. Net earnings for the quarter declined 3 percent to $211 million versus $217...
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2014 sales of $10 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations also in Asia, Europe and Latin America.. Learn more about the company or view our fact sheet.