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01/30/19Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) declared a cash dividend of $1.36 per share payable on March 1, 2019, to shareholders of record on Feb. 11, 2019. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2018 sales of $11.2 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products (MRO), with operations also in Europe, Asia and Latin America.   View original content: SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc. Media: Joseph Micucci, Senior Director, External Affairs, O: 847-535-0879, M: 847-830-5328, or Grainger Media Relations Hotlin... 
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01/30/19Grainger Recognized as one of FORTUNE's 'World's Most Admired Companies' in 2019
Company ranks first in 'Wholesalers: Diversified' category for sixth straight year CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, is again named to FORTUNE's annual list of "World's Most Admired Companies" in 2019. Among competitors in the Wholesalers: Diversified category, Grainger ranks No. 1 for the sixth consecutive year. "We're honored to lead our category, once again, on FORTUNE's 'World's Most Admired Companies' list," said Grainger Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DG Macpherson. "Our 25,000 team members around the world strive to make a real... 
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01/24/19Grainger Reports Results For The 2018 Fourth Quarter And Full Year
Full year sales increase 8 percent; reported operating margin of 10 percent; adjusted operating margin of 12 percent; company provides 2019 guidance 2018 Financial Highlights - Sales of $11.2 billion, up 8 percent - Reported operating earnings of $1.2 billion, up 12 percent; adjusted operating earnings of $1.3 billion, up 17 percent - Reported operating margin of 10.3 percent, up 40 basis points; adjusted operating margin of 12.0 percent, up 100 basis points - Reported EPS of $13.73, up 37 percent; adjusted EPS of $16.70, up 46 percent - Cash returned to shareholders of $741 million Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights - Sales of $2.8 billion, up 5 percent - Reporte... 
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