Ecolab Inc. (ECL)
NYSE: ECL · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
+1.62 (0.66%)
Jul 12, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed

Ecolab Statistics

Total Valuation

Ecolab has a market cap or net worth of $70.28 billion. The enterprise value is $77.78 billion.

Market Cap 70.28B
Enterprise Value 77.78B

Important Dates

The next confirmed earnings date is Tuesday, July 30, 2024, before market open.

Earnings Date Jul 30, 2024
Ex-Dividend Date Jun 18, 2024

Share Statistics

Ecolab has 285.57 million shares outstanding. The number of shares has increased by 0.66% in one year.

Shares Outstanding 285.57M
Shares Change (YoY) +0.66%
Shares Change (QoQ) +0.35%
Owned by Insiders (%) 0.18%
Owned by Institutions (%) 90.42%
Float 254.19M

Valuation Ratios

The trailing PE ratio is 45.58 and the forward PE ratio is 35.71. Ecolab's PEG ratio is 2.33.

PE Ratio 45.58
Forward PE 35.71
PS Ratio 4.53
Forward PS 4.30
PB Ratio 8.57
P/FCF Ratio 34.02
PEG Ratio 2.33
Financial Ratio History

Enterprise Valuation

The stock's EV/EBITDA ratio is 24.92, with an EV/FCF ratio of 37.64.

EV / Earnings 50.15
EV / Sales 5.02
EV / EBITDA 24.92
EV / EBIT 35.39
EV / FCF 37.64

Financial Position

The company has a current ratio of 1.41, with a Debt / Equity ratio of 0.97.

Current Ratio 1.41
Quick Ratio 0.88
Debt / Equity 0.97
Debt / EBITDA 2.55
Debt / FCF 3.86
Interest Coverage 7.47

Financial Efficiency

Return on equity (ROE) is 19.60% and return on invested capital (ROIC) is 10.87%.

Return on Equity (ROE) 19.60%
Return on Assets (ROA) 7.20%
Return on Capital (ROIC) 10.87%
Revenue Per Employee $322,927
Profits Per Employee $32,313
Employee Count 48,000
Asset Turnover 0.72
Inventory Turnover 5.51


In the past 12 months, Ecolab has paid $352.40 million in taxes.

Income Tax 352.40M
Effective Tax Rate 18.51%

Stock Price Statistics

The stock price has increased by +31.77% in the last 52 weeks. The beta is 1.12, so Ecolab's price volatility has been higher than the market average.

Beta (5Y) 1.12
52-Week Price Change +31.77%
50-Day Moving Average 236.47
200-Day Moving Average 208.31
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 66.72
Average Volume (20 Days) 1,181,206

Short Selling Information

The latest short interest is 2.00 million, so 0.70% of the outstanding shares have been sold short.

Short Interest 2.00M
Short Previous Month 2.61M
Short % of Shares Out 0.70%
Short % of Float 0.79%
Short Ratio (days to cover) 1.61

Income Statement

In the last 12 months, Ecolab had revenue of $15.50 billion and earned $1.55 billion in profits. Earnings per share was $5.40.

Revenue 15.50B
Gross Profit 6.42B
Operating Income 2.16B
Pretax Income 1.90B
Net Income 1.55B
EBIT 2.20B
Earnings Per Share (EPS) $5.40
Full Income Statement

Balance Sheet

The company has $479.90 million in cash and $7.97 billion in debt, giving a net cash position of -$7.49 billion or -$26.24 per share.

Cash & Cash Equivalents 479.90M
Total Debt 7.97B
Net Cash -7.49B
Net Cash Per Share -$26.24
Equity (Book Value) 8.21B
Book Value Per Share 28.73
Working Capital 1.51B
Full Balance Sheet

Cash Flow

In the last 12 months, operating cash flow was $2.86 billion and capital expenditures -$796.80 million, giving a free cash flow of $2.07 billion.

Operating Cash Flow 2.86B
Capital Expenditures -796.80M
Free Cash Flow 2.07B
FCF Per Share $7.23
Full Cash Flow Statement


Gross margin is 41.44%, with operating and profit margins of 13.93% and 10.01%.

Gross Margin 41.44%
Operating Margin 13.93%
Pretax Margin 12.28%
Profit Margin 10.01%
EBITDA Margin 20.14%
EBIT Margin 14.18%
FCF Margin 13.33%

Dividends & Yields

This stock pays an annual dividend of $2.28, which amounts to a dividend yield of 0.93%.

Dividend Per Share $2.28
Dividend Yield 0.93%
Dividend Growth (YoY) 6.67%
Years of Dividend Growth 6
Payout Ratio 42.22%
Buyback Yield -0.66%
Shareholder Yield 0.26%
Earnings Yield 2.21%
FCF Yield 2.94%
Dividend Details

Analyst Forecast

The average price target for Ecolab is $242.59, which is -1.43% lower than the current price. The consensus rating is "Buy".

Price Target $242.59
Price Target Difference -1.43%
Analyst Consensus Buy
Analyst Count 19
Revenue Growth Forecast (5Y) 5.17%
EPS Growth Forecast (5Y) 16.18%
Stock Forecasts

Stock Splits

The last stock split was on June 9, 2003. It was a forward split with a ratio of 2:1.

Last Split Date Jun 9, 2003
Split Type Forward
Split Ratio 2:1


Ecolab has an Altman Z-Score of 5.06 and a Piotroski F-Score of 7.

Altman Z-Score 5.06
Piotroski F-Score 7