ECL Ecolab Inc.

Price (delayed)

$193.37

Market cap

$55.51B

P/E Ratio

35.81

Dividend/share

$1.87

EPS

$5.36

Enterprise value

$62.04B

Sector: Basic Materials
Industry: Specialty Chemicals
Ecolab, Inc. engages in the provision of products and services in the field of water, hygiene, and energy. It operates through the following segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional and Global Energy. The Global Industrial segment consists of the water, food and beverage, paper, life sciences and textile care operating segments. It offers water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions, primarily to large industrial customers within the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, transportation, chemical, primary metals and mining, power generation, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical and commercial laundry industries. The Global Institutional segment consists of the institutional, specialty and healthcare operating segments. It provides specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, government, education and retail industries. The Global Energy segment serves the process chemicals and water treatment needs of the global petroleum and petrochemical industries in both upstream and downstream applications. The company was founded by Merritt J. Osborn in 1923 and is headquartered in St. Paul, MN.

Highlights

ECL's quick ratio has surged by 58% year-on-year and by 29% since the previous quarter
Ecolab's equity has increased by 7% YoY
ECL's debt is up by 21% since the previous quarter and by 8% year-on-year
The P/E is 15% above the 5-year quarterly average of 31.2 and 2% above the last 4 quarters average of 35.1

Key stats

What are the main financial stats of ECL
Market
Shares outstanding
289.2M
Market cap
$55.51B
Enterprise value
$62.04B
Valuations
Price to earnings (P/E)
35.81
Price to book (P/B)
6.27
Price to sales (P/S)
3.7
EV/EBIT
29.63
EV/EBITDA
20.15
EV/Sales
4.14
Earnings
Revenue
$14.98B
EBIT
$2.09B
EBITDA
$3.08B
Free cash flow
$1.65B
Per share
EPS
$5.36
Free cash flow per share
$5.72
Book value per share
$30.61
Revenue per share
$51.88
TBVPS
$39.88
Balance sheet
Total assets
$22.34B
Total liabilities
$13.48B
Debt
$8.19B
Equity
$8.82B
Working capital
$2.18B
Liquidity
Debt to equity
0.93
Current ratio
1.51
Quick ratio
1.06
Net debt/EBITDA
2.12
Margins
EBITDA margin
20.5%
Gross margin
41.6%
Net margin
10.3%
Operating margin
13.6%
Efficiency
Return on assets
7.3%
Return on equity
18%
Return on invested capital
15.9%
Return on capital employed
11.6%
Return on sales
14%
Dividend
Dividend yield
0.97%
DPS
$1.87
Payout ratio
34.9%

ECL stock price

How has the Ecolab stock price performed over time

Financial performance

How have Ecolab's revenue and profit performed over time
Revenue
$14.98B
Gross profit
$6.23B
Operating income
$2.04B
Net income
$1.55B
Gross margin
41.6%
Net margin
10.3%
The net income has grown by 4.6% YoY
The company's operating income rose by 4.3% YoY
The gross profit has grown by 2.8% YoY
Ecolab's operating margin has increased by 2.3% YoY

Valuation

What is Ecolab stock price valuation
P/E
35.81
P/B
6.27
P/S
3.7
EV/EBIT
29.63
EV/EBITDA
20.15
EV/Sales
4.14
The P/E is 15% above the 5-year quarterly average of 31.2 and 2% above the last 4 quarters average of 35.1
Ecolab's EPS has increased by 4.5% YoY
The P/B is 14% more than the 5-year quarterly average of 5.5
Ecolab's equity has increased by 7% YoY
The price to sales (P/S) is 28% higher than the 5-year quarterly average of 2.9 and 2.8% higher than the last 4 quarters average of 3.6

Efficiency

How efficient is Ecolab business performance
Ecolab's return on equity has decreased by 2.7% QoQ and by 2.7% YoY
ECL's ROA is down by 2.7% since the previous quarter

Dividends

What is ECL's dividend history
DPS
$1.87
Dividend yield
0.97%
Payout ratio
34.9%
Recent dividends

Financial health

How did Ecolab financials performed over time
The total assets is 66% greater than the total liabilities
ECL's quick ratio has surged by 58% year-on-year and by 29% since the previous quarter
ECL's current ratio is up by 33% year-on-year and by 14% since the previous quarter
ECL's debt is 7% smaller than its equity
ECL's debt is up by 21% since the previous quarter and by 8% year-on-year

All financial data is based on trailing twelve months (TTM) periods - updated quarterly, unless otherwise specified.