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Supply Chain Disruptions Pressure Graco's Margins, but Demand Outlook Remains Favorable

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| Krzysztof Smalec, CFA |

Graco is a wide-moat industrial firm that has consistently delivered returns on invested capital above 20%. The company differentiates itself by manufacturing specialized products that handle difficult-to-move liquids, often used for niche applications where competition is limited. The firm offers a wide array of products, including pumps used to move peanut butter or caramel, automotive paint spray systems, and injection pumps for the oil and gas industry.

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Graco Inc's Company Profile

Business Description

Graco manufactures equipment used for managing fluids, coatings, and adhesives, specializing in difficult-to-handle materials. Graco’s business is organized into three segments: industrial, process, and contractor. The Minnesota-based firm serves a wide range of end markets, including industrial, automotive, and construction, and its broad array of products include pumps, valves, meters, sprayers, and equipment used to apply coatings, sealants, and adhesives. The firm generated roughly $2 billion in sales and $531 million in operating income in 2021.

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88-11th Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN, 55413
T +1 612 623-6000
Sector Industrials
Industry Specialty Industrial Machinery
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 3,800

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