Ecolab Inc. (ECL): Price and Financial Metrics


Ecolab Inc. (ECL): $152.20

-1.10 (-0.72%)

POWR Rating

Component Grades

Growth

S

Value

I

Momentum

G

Stability

N

Sentiment

U

Quality

P

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ECL POWR Grades


  • Quality is the dimension where ECL ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 74.39% of US stocks.
  • ECL's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • ECL ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 13th percentile.

ECL Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $52,389,504,714, Ecolab Inc has a greater market value than 94.85% of US stocks.
  • Ecolab Inc's stock had its IPO on January 5, 1988, making it an older stock than 89.32% of US equities in our set.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Ecolab Inc is reporting a growth rate of -319.21%; that's higher than merely 6.17% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Ecolab Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be KDP, HUM, COF, HSY, and JCI.
  • ECL's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Ecolab Inc's official web site, go to www.ecolab.com.

ECL Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Basic Materials stock, ECL's price/earnings ratio is 349.75% lower, now standing at -49.7.
  • Over the past 243 months, ECL's price/sales ratio has gone up 3.2.
  • ECL's price/sales ratio has moved up 3.2 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 2021-09-03 5.3 9.6 -49.7 -86.9
ECL 2021-09-02 5.4 9.7 -50.1 -87.5
ECL 2021-09-01 5.3 9.6 -49.7 -86.8
ECL 2021-08-31 5.3 9.6 -49.8 -87.0
ECL 2021-08-30 5.3 9.6 -49.8 -87.0
ECL 2021-08-27 5.3 9.6 -49.7 -86.8

ECL Growth Metrics

    The 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 47.9%.
  • Its 4 year revenue growth rate is now at 12.27%.
  • Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at 5.9%.
Over the past 34 months, ECL's revenue has gone down $1,969,600,000.

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
2021-12-31 12,733.1 2,061.9 1,129.9
2021-09-30 12,433.8 2,070.8 1,129.2
2021-06-30 12,131.6 1,899.9 1,050.9
2021-03-31 11,654.6 1,783.7 -1,294.9
2020-12-31 11,790.2 1,860.2 -1,205.1
2020-09-30 13,109.3 2,031.4 -1,075.8

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 $152.20 52-week high $238.93
Prev. close $153.30 52-week low $143.82
Day low $151.23 Volume 351,581
Day high $154.20 Avg. volume 1,463,367
50-day MA $162.95 Dividend yield 1.33%
200-day MA $195.42 Market Cap 43.48B

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

Below are the latest news stories about Ecolab Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate ECL as an investment opportunity.

Ecolab declares $0.51 dividend

Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) declares $0.51/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 1.16% Payable April 15; for shareholders of record March 15; ex-div March 14. See ECL Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth....

Seeking Alpha | February 24, 2022

Ecolab Declares Regular Dividend

ST. PAUL, Minn., February 24, 2022--The board of directors of Ecolab Inc. today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.51 per common share, to be paid April 15, 2022, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2022.

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

Advancing Sustainability: Necessary for the Planet and Smart for Business

By Christophe Beck, President & CEO, Ecolab

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

Expert Ratings For Ecolab

Within the last quarter, Ecolab (NYSE: ECL ) has observed the following analyst ratings: Bullish Somewhat Bullish Indifferent Somewhat Bearish Bearish Total Ratings 1 0 6 0 0 Last 30D 0 0 3 0 0 1M Ago 1 0 2 0 0 2M Ago 0 0 1 0 0 3M Ago 0 0 0 0 0 According to 7 analyst offering 12-month price targets in the last 3 months, Ecolab has an average price target of $218.0 with a high of $240.00 and a low of $191.00. Below is a summary of how these 7 analysts rated Ecolab over the past 3 months. The greater the number … Full story available on Benzinga.com

Benzinga | February 16, 2022

Ecolab Inc. 2021 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Presentation

No summary available.

Seeking Alpha | February 16, 2022

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ECL Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -13.49%
6-mo -34.68%
1-year -26.05%
3-year -20.58%
5-year 20.40%
YTD -34.68%
2021 9.38%
2020 13.17%
2019 32.26%
2018 11.07%
2017 15.45%

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