W.W. Grainger Earnings: Profit and Revenue Bump Satisfies Investors

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. However, both net income and revenue ticked higher year-over-year. Shares are up 1.95%.

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W.W. Grainger, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Net income increased 5.27% to $156.3 million ($2.17 per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net gain of $148.48 million in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 7.37% to $2.23 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: W.W. Grainger, Inc. reported adjusted net income of $2.42 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $2.61. It missed the average revenue estimate of $2.24 billion.