Ecolab Inc. (ECL): Price and Financial Metrics

Ecolab Inc. (ECL): $166.90

2.50 (-1.48%)

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ECL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $166.90 52-week high $191.41
Prev. close $169.40 52-week low $131.04
Day low $166.11 Volume 949,300
Day high $169.74 Avg. volume 1,081,753
50-day MA $180.34 Dividend yield 1.25%
200-day MA $168.48 Market Cap 47.57B

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  • Stability is the dimension where ECL ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 90.29% of US stocks.
  • ECL's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving down over the last 177 days.
  • ECL ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 11th percentile.

ECL Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $49,020,132,874, ECOLAB INC has a greater market value than 95.36% of US stocks.
  • ECL's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 481.46 -- higher than 93.8% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • ECOLAB INC's stock had its IPO on January 5, 1988, making it an older stock than 89.88% of US equities in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to ECL, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are HSY, AJG, AZO, TT, and CTAS.
  • 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 169.23% higher, now standing at 3.5.
  • ECL's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.6 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 2023-09-06 3.5 6.9 44.1 35.1
ECL 2023-09-05 3.5 6.9 44.2 35.2
ECL 2023-09-01 3.5 6.9 44.3 35.3
ECL 2023-08-31 3.5 6.9 44.6 35.5
ECL 2023-08-30 3.5 6.9 44.6 35.5
ECL 2023-08-29 3.5 6.9 44.4 35.4

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)

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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ECL Price Returns

1-mo -8.38%
3-mo -8.90%
6-mo 0.51%
1-year 13.38%
3-year -12.82%
5-year 12.84%
YTD 15.74%
2022 -37.10%
2021 9.38%
2020 13.17%
2019 32.26%
2018 11.07%

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