Grainger (W W) paid a total dividend of 292 million USD last year, for a market capitalization of 15,154 millions.
Dividend per share of Grainger (W W) is 4.87 USD, and his stock market price 252.57 USD.
According to the chart, where dividend yield is displayed, Grainger (W W) has a dividend yield of 1.93%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Industrials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...
About the ability of Grainger (W W) to maintain his current dividend of USD 4.87 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.93%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Grainger (W W) payout on ernings is currently 47.84%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Industrials industry, which are 40.24% and 35.56% respectively. Both figures show that Grainger (W W) can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.
The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this latter amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Grainger (W W) is USD 16.84 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 4.87, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Grainger (W W), compared againt world market average, USA companies, Industrials industry and Support Services sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of Grainger (W W).
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