Ecolab Inc. (ECL): Price and Financial Metrics

Ecolab Inc. (ECL): $157.79

1.50 (+0.96%)

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  • Growth is the dimension where ECL ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 92.78% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for ECL is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 178 days.
  • ECL ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 14th percentile.

ECL Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $43,972,149,408, ECOLAB INC has a greater market value than 95.07% of US stocks.
  • ECL's went public 35.23 years ago, making it older than 90.28% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • The volatility of ECOLAB INC's share price is greater than that of just 7.87% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to ECOLAB INC are BF.B, MNST, KDP, CRH, and DG.
  • ECL's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit ECOLAB INC's official web site, go to

ECL Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Basic Materials stock, ECL's price/sales ratio is 88.24% higher, now standing at 3.2.
  • ECL's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.3 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for ECL.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
ECL 2023-03-16 3.2 6.2 41.4 34.1
ECL 2023-03-15 3.2 6.3 41.5 34.2
ECL 2023-03-14 3.2 6.3 41.8 34.4
ECL 2023-03-13 3.2 6.2 41.1 33.9
ECL 2023-03-10 3.2 6.2 41.2 33.9
ECL 2023-03-09 3.2 6.2 41.1 33.9

ECL Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -19.79%.
  • Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -94.02%.
  • The 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at -28.31%.
Over the past 52 months, ECL's revenue has gone down $370,600,000.

The table below shows ECL's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 14,187.8 1,788.4 1,091.7
2022-09-30 13,881.2 1,570.1 1,128.3
2022-06-30 13,532.7 1,756.1 1,105.7
2022-03-31 13,114.8 1,936.7 1,108.2
2021-12-31 12,733.1 2,061.9 1,129.9
2021-09-30 12,433.8 2,070.8 1,129.2

ECL's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • ECL has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 90.82% of graded US stocks.
  • ECL's asset turnover comes in at 0.683 -- ranking 38th of 50 Consumer Goods stocks.
  • HOG, BSET, and IMAX are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with ECL.

The table below shows ECL's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.683 0.409 0.139
2021-06-30 0.665 0.414 0.132
2021-03-31 0.643 0.408 -0.066
2020-12-31 0.615 0.414 -0.059
2020-09-30 0.661 0.410 -0.044
2020-06-30 0.677 0.412 -0.030

ECL Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of ECL, see our ECL price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $235.33 Average Broker Recommendation 1.83 (Hold)

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ECL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $157.79 52-week high $185.50
Prev. close $156.29 52-week low $131.04
Day low $156.34 Volume 1,137,904
Day high $158.34 Avg. volume 1,191,007
50-day MA $155.73 Dividend yield 1.37%
200-day MA $154.97 Market Cap 44.89B

Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Company Bio

Ecolab Inc., headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, is an American corporation that develops and offers services, technology and systems that specialize in water treatment, purification, cleaning and hygiene in a wide variety of applications. It helps organizations both private market as well as public treat their water, not only for drinking directly, but also for use in food, healthcare, hospitality related safety and industry. It was founded as Economics Laboratory in 1923 by Merritt J. Osborn, and renamed "Ecolab" in 1986. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Latest ECL News From Around the Web

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Yahoo | March 15, 2023

A Look At The Fair Value Of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL)

Key Insights The projected fair value for Ecolab is US$147 based on 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Ecolab's US$158...

Yahoo | March 13, 2023

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Yahoo | March 8, 2023

Ecolab Schedules Webcast of Industry Conference for March 14, 2023

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 06, 2023--Christophe Beck, Ecolab Inc. chairman and chief executive officer, will address financial analysts at the J.P. Morgan Industrial Conference on Tuesday, March 14. Ecolab will offer a webcast of Mr. Beck’s presentation. Details for the webcast are as follows:

Yahoo | March 6, 2023

Ecolab's (NYSE:ECL) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's

Ecolab Inc. ( NYSE:ECL ) will increase its dividend from last year's comparable payment on the 17th of April to $0.53...

Yahoo | February 27, 2023

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ECL Price Returns

1-mo -2.51%
3-mo 9.72%
6-mo 6.32%
1-year -6.28%
3-year 14.91%
5-year 24.11%
YTD 8.78%
2022 -37.10%
2021 9.38%
2020 13.17%
2019 32.26%
2018 11.07%

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