Ecolab Inc

Specialty Chemicals
Basic Materials

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Company Statistics

Market Cap.:
$49.37 billion
Book Value:
Revenue TTM:
$14.49 billion
Operating Margin TTM:
Gross Profit TTM:
$5.43 billion
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Company Profile

Ecolab Inc had its IPO on 1988-01-05 under the ticker symbol ECL.

The company operates in the Basic Materials sector and Specialty Chemicals industry. Ecolab Inc has a staff strength of 47,000 employees.

Stock update

Shares of Ecolab Inc opened at $183.22 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-09-12.

The stocks traded within a range of $181.92 - $184.24, and closed at $182.12.

This is a -0.94% slip from the previous day's closing price.

A total volume of 598,915 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.

In the last one week, shares of Ecolab Inc have slipped by -0.32%.

Ecolab Inc's Key Ratios

Ecolab Inc has a market cap of $49.37 billion, indicating a price to book ratio of 6.0671 and a price to sales ratio of 2.9822.

In the last 12-months Ecolab Inc’s revenue was $14.49 billion with a gross profit of $5.43 billion and an EBITDA of $2.83 billion. The EBITDA ratio measures Ecolab Inc's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.

In the trailing 12-month period, Ecolab Inc’s operating margin was 13.05% while its return on assets stood at 5.59% with a return of equity of 16.2%.

In Q1, Ecolab Inc’s quarterly earnings growth was a positive 36.7% while revenue growth was a positive 9.3%.

Ecolab Inc’s PE and PEG Ratio

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Trailing PE

Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $4.12 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 30.1205 and a PEG multiple of 2.0126. A low price to earnings ratio can mean the stock is attractively valued while a high ratio suggests the stock may be overvalued.

The PEG on the other hand provides a broader view compared to the P/E ratio and gives greater insight into Ecolab Inc’s profitability.

Ecolab Inc stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 3.7235 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of 20.5516. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 2.9822.

Ecolab Inc stock pays annual dividends of $2.08 per share, indicating a yield of 1.25% and a payout ratio of 46.15%.

Balance sheet and cash flow metrics

Total Assets
$21.25 billion
Total Liabilities
$4.49 billion
Operating Cash Flow
Capital Expenditure
$173.70 million
Dividend Payout Ratio

Ecolab Inc ended 2024 with $21.25 billion in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $21.25 billion while shareholder equity stood at $7.34 billion.

Ecolab Inc ended 2024 with $496.10 million in deferred long-term liabilities, $4.49 billion in other current liabilities, 365000000.00 in common stock, $9.40 billion in retained earnings and $8.06 billion in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $419.40 million and cash and short-term investments were $419.40 million. The company’s total short-term debt was $1,118,100,000 while long-term debt stood at $7.52 billion.

Ecolab Inc’s total current assets stands at $5.27 billion while long-term investments were $0 and short-term investments were $0. Its net receivables were $2.67 billion compared to accounts payable of $1.47 billion and inventory worth $1.73 billion.

In 2024, Ecolab Inc's operating cash flow was $-189400000.00 while its capital expenditure stood at $173.70 million.

Comparatively, Ecolab Inc paid $0.46 in dividends in 2024.

Other key metrics

Current Trading Price
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Analyst Target Price

Ecolab Inc stock is currently trading at $182.12 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $179.77 and a 52-week low of $179.77. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $180.

Its 50-day moving average was $184.01 and 200-day moving average was $166.24 The short ratio stood at 1.75 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.

Around 15.5% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 8929.2% are held by institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ecolab Inc

The stock symbol (also called stock or share ticker) of Ecolab Inc is ECL

The IPO of Ecolab Inc took place on 1988-01-05

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Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Global Industrial, Global Institutional & Specialty, and Global Healthcare & Life Sciences segments. The Global Industrial segment offers water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions to manufacturing, food and beverage processing, transportation, chemical, metals and mining, power generation, pulp and paper, commercial laundry, petroleum, refining, and petrochemical industries. The Global Institutional & Specialty segment provides specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, government and education, and retail industries. Its Global Healthcare & Life Sciences segment offers specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the healthcare, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries, such as infection prevention and surgical solutions, and end-to-end cleaning and contamination control solutions under the Ecolab, Microtek, and Anios brand names. The company’s Other segment offers pest elimination services to detect, eliminate, and prevent pests, such as rodents and insects in restaurants, food and beverage processors, educational and healthcare facilities, hotels, quick service restaurant and grocery operations, and other institutional and commercial customers. This segment also provides colloidal silica for binding and polishing applications in semiconductor, catalyst, and aerospace component manufacturing, as well as chemical industries; and products and services that manage wash process through custom designed programs, premium products, dispensing equipment, water and energy management, and reduction, as well as real time data management. It sells its products through field sales and corporate account personnel, distributors, and dealers. Ecolab Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


1 Ecolab Place, Saint Paul, MN, United States, 55102-2233