Ecolab Inc. (ECL): Price and Financial Metrics


Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Today's Latest Price: $152.16 USD

5.46 (3.72%)

Updated Apr 2 8:04pm

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Ranked of 12 in Waste Disposal

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ECL Stock Summary

  • ECL has a higher market value than 96.71% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $44,080,820,327.
  • ECL's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 998.21 -- higher than 97% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • The volatility of Ecolab Inc's share price is greater than that of just 4.31% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to ECL, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are MMC, PGR, SHW, ITW, and ANTM.
  • Visit ECL's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to investor.ecolab.com.
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ECL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $152.16 52-week high $211.24
Prev. close $146.70 52-week low $124.60
Day low $145.77 Volume 2,486,400
Day high $152.97 Avg. volume 1,658,719
50-day MA $185.50 Dividend yield 1.28%
200-day MA $192.29 Market Cap 43.85B

Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Company Bio


Ecolab Inc. delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

ECL Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target:Forecasted Gain:
$152.16$84.55-46%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for ECL, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Ecolab Inc ranked in the 25th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Ecolab Inc ended up being:

  • The company has produced more trailing twelve month cash flow than 89.05% of its sector Basic Materials.
  • The business' balance sheet suggests that 13% of the company's capital is sourced from debt; this is greater than only 24.04% of the free cash flow producing stocks we're observing.
  • ECL's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 43.77% of tickers in our DCF set.


Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price
0%-47%
1%-46%
2%-46%
3%-45%
4%-45%
5%-44%

For other companies in the Basic Materials that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as ECL, try AA, BTU, OR, BCPC, and HNRG.


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ECL Price Returns

1-mo -21.33%
3-mo -19.42%
6-mo -21.41%
1-year -15.32%
3-year 24.48%
5-year 41.59%
YTD -20.95%
2019 32.26%
2018 11.07%
2017 15.45%
2016 3.75%
2015 10.72%

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