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

Symbols
GGG
Sector(s)
Industrials
Rating
Current Price
$77.32
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

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 $1.7 billion in sales and $410 million in operating income in 2020.

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Analyst Profile

Krzysztof Smalec

Equity Analyst
Krzysztof Smalec, CFA, is an equity analyst on the industrials team for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers diversified industrial companies, including producers of industrial gases.Before joining Morningstar in 2018, Smalec spent six years working as a valuation consultant at Marshall & Stevens, where he specialized in valuing structured investments in renewable energy projects.Smalec holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from DePaul University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.