Chicago, IL -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) reported sales results for the month of April 2012. Daily sales increased 12 percent versus April 2011. Results for the month included a 5 percentage point contribution from acquisitions.
Excluding acquisitions, organic sales increased 7 percent, including 5 percentage points from volume and 3 percentage points from price, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline from foreign exchange. April 2012 had 21 selling days, the same as April 2011.
The 2012 second quarter will have the same number of selling days as the 2011 second quarter (64 days).
- April Daily Sales by Segment 2012 v. 2011
- United States +7%
- Canada +13% in local currency +9%
- Other Businesses +20% excluding Fabory acquisition +79%
Please visit www.grainger.com/investor to access a recorded message with additional details about April 2012 sales. Grainger is scheduled to report May sales on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. EDT.