Grainger Partners with Oxysure Sys. - Analyst Blog


W.W. Grainger, Inc. ( GWW ) has recently inked a supplier agreement with Oxysure Systems, Inc. ( OXYS ). As per the agreement, Grainger will be supplied with the products of Oxysure for selling, marketing and distribution through its own platform.

Based in Texas, Oxysure Systems is a medical technology company. The company utilizes safe solution to produce medically pure (USP) oxygen from inert powders. Oxysure has patents issued as well as pending that enable provision of emergency oxygen safer and easier to use.

Under the deal, Grainger will include the products of Oxysure in its catalog, sourcing, national branch network, and websites as well as in the sales team. The products will complement the Safety and Security category of Grainger.

Since the Oxysure products will be added to the product range offered by Grainger, the latter's customers would be immensely benefited by the specialty medical and respiratory solutions of Oxysure.

Based in Illinois, Grainger is a leading North American distributor of material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, forestry and agriculture equipment, building and home inspection supplies, vehicle and fleet components and various aftermarket components. It competes with the likes of Applied Industrial Technologies Inc. ( AIT ) and WESCO International Inc. ( WCC ).

Recently, Grainger released its sales results for February 2012. Sales increased 18% year over year, reaching the highest level so far in 2012 as well as 2011.

Grainger focuses on expansion programs to strengthen its businesses in each of its operating regions, mainly in Asia and Latin America. Revenues from the company's Other Businesses segment shot up 95% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2011, reflecting strong growth in Japan and Mexico and the benefits from the Fabory acquisition.

Currently, we have an Outperform recommendation on Grainger, which is backed by a short-term Zacks #2 Rank (Buy) recommendation.

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