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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.05
ECL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. ECL: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ECL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.05
0.01
0.45
Equity-to-Asset 0.38
ECL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. ECL: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ECL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.38
0.31
0.48
Interest Coverage 7.02
ECL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
77% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 35.11 vs. ECL: 7.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ECL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.51  Med: 9.63 Max: N/A
Current: 7.02
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 3.55
Beneish M-Score: -2.57
WACC vs ROIC
9.61%
10.85%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 14.56
ECL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
74% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. ECL: 14.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ECL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.89  Med: 11.7 Max: 14.56
Current: 14.56
10.89
14.56
Net Margin % 9.35
ECL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
68% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. ECL: 9.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ECL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.94  Med: 7.35 Max: 9.35
Current: 9.35
5.94
9.35
ROE % 18.16
ECL's ROE % is ranked higher than
75% of the 1060 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.36 vs. ECL: 18.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ECL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.87  Med: 17.11 Max: 25.68
Current: 18.16
11.87
25.68
ROA % 6.69
ECL's ROA % is ranked higher than
61% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. ECL: 6.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ECL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.94  Med: 6.41 Max: 10.72
Current: 6.69
3.94
10.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 40.18
ECL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
85% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.95 vs. ECL: 40.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ECL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.5  Med: 39.51 Max: 47.77
Current: 40.18
28.5
47.77
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.80
ECL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ECL: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ECL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 10.6 Max: 21.6
Current: 0.8
0.8
21.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -1.80
ECL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. ECL: -1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ECL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.8  Med: 10.4 Max: 22.3
Current: -1.8
-1.8
22.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 9.40
ECL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. ECL: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ECL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 10.5 Max: 27.2
Current: 9.4
2
27.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

ECL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 2,376 sh (New)
David Rolfe 5,650 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 35,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 127,300 sh (+266.67%)
Pioneer Investments 2,314,660 sh (+12.65%)
Mairs and Power 2,477,114 sh (+2.63%)
Tom Gayner 162,000 sh (+1.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,900 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,300 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 4,366,426 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 474,905 sh (-2.25%)
Chris Davis 2,074,147 sh (-11.34%)
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Q2 2016

ECL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Pioneer Investments 2,456,457 sh (+6.13%)
Tom Gayner 165,800 sh (+2.35%)
Mairs and Power 2,504,143 sh (+1.09%)
David Rolfe 5,671 sh (+0.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 4,366,426 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 458,617 sh (-3.43%)
Chris Davis 1,988,824 sh (-4.11%)
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Q3 2016

ECL Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 139,622 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 179,800 sh (+8.44%)
Bill Gates 4,366,426 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 2,501,978 sh (-0.09%)
David Rolfe 5,650 sh (-0.37%)
Pioneer Investments 2,443,185 sh (-0.54%)
Chris Davis 1,881,626 sh (-5.39%)
Mario Gabelli 402,427 sh (-12.25%)
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Q4 2016

ECL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 3,193 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 191,800 sh (+6.67%)
Mairs and Power 2,562,730 sh (+2.43%)
David Rolfe 5,722 sh (+1.27%)
Bill Gates 4,366,426 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chris Davis 1,745,644 sh (-7.23%)
Mario Gabelli 345,373 sh (-14.18%)
Pioneer Investments 2,019,727 sh (-17.33%)
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals    NAICS: 325611    SIC: 2841
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Traded in other countries:ECJ.Germany, ECL.Mexico,
Ecolab Inc develops and markets cleaning and sanitizing premium programs, products and services for the hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, industrial and energy markets.

Ecolab Inc was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1924. The Company provides water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people. The Company delivers comprehensive programs and services to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in more than 170 countries. Its cleaning and sanitizing programs and products, pest elimination services, and equipment maintenance and repair services support customers in the foodservice, food and beverage processing, hospitality, healthcare, government and education, retail, textile care and commercial facilities management sectors. Its chemicals and technologies are also used in water treatment, pollution control, oil production and refining, steelmaking, papermaking and mining. The Company aggregates its 8 operating units into the four reportable segments: Global Industrial; Global Institutional; Global Energy. Global Industrial segment consists of the global water, global food & beverage, global paper and global textile Care operating units. It provides water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions to large industrial customers within the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, chemical, mining and primary metals, power generation, pulp and paper, and commercial laundry industries. Global Institutional consists of the global institutional, global specialty and global healthcare operating units. Global Energy consists of the global energy operating unit. Global Food & Beverage provides detergents, cleaners, sanitizers, lubricants and animal health products, as well as cleaning systems, electronic dispensers and chemical injectors for the application of chemical products, mainly to dairy plants, dairy farms, breweries, soft-drink bottling plants, and meat, poultry and other food processors. Its Global Paper business provides water and process applications for the pulp and paper industries. It offers a comprehensive portfolio of programs that are used in all main steps of the papermaking process and various grades of paper, including graphic grades, board and packaging, and tissue and towel. Its Global Textile Care business provides products and services that manage the wash process through custom designed programs, premium products, dispensing equipment, water and energy management, and real time data management for large scale, complex commercial operations including uniform rental, hospitality, linen rental and healthcare laundries. Within Global Institutional business it sells specialized cleaners and sanitizers for washing dishes, glassware, flatware, foodservice utensils and kitchen equipment. Its Global Specialty operating unit supplies cleaning and sanitizing chemical products and related items mainly to regional, national and international quick service restaurant chains and

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 30.07
ECL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.38 vs. ECL: 30.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
ECL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.16  Med: 29.15 Max: 38.72
Current: 30.07
17.16
38.72
Forward PE Ratio 25.51
ECL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.95 vs. ECL: 25.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 30.07
ECL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
73% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. ECL: 30.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
ECL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.16  Med: 29.15 Max: 38.72
Current: 30.07
17.16
38.72
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 27.63
ECL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
71% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.46 vs. ECL: 27.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
ECL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.2  Med: 27.43 Max: 94.06
Current: 27.63
16.2
94.06
PB Ratio 5.35
ECL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. ECL: 5.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ECL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.82  Med: 5.09 Max: 6.93
Current: 5.35
2.82
6.93
PS Ratio 2.82
ECL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. ECL: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ECL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.13 Max: 2.82
Current: 2.82
1.23
2.82
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 37.76
ECL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
72% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.03 vs. ECL: 37.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
ECL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.32  Med: 29.56 Max: 120.86
Current: 37.76
17.32
120.86
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 24.84
ECL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
79% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.42 vs. ECL: 24.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ECL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.58  Med: 16.46 Max: 29.58
Current: 24.84
10.58
29.58
EV-to-EBIT 22.24
ECL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.05 vs. ECL: 22.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ECL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.3  Med: 19.9 Max: 32.5
Current: 22.24
12.3
32.5
EV-to-EBITDA 16.70
ECL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. ECL: 16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ECL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.4  Med: 13.7 Max: 22.1
Current: 16.7
8.4
22.1
PEG Ratio 4.70
ECL's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. ECL: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
ECL' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 2.75 Max: 6.69
Current: 4.7
1.59
6.69
Shiller PE Ratio 45.07
ECL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 36.91 vs. ECL: 45.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
ECL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.31  Med: 40.25 Max: 54.9
Current: 45.07
24.31
54.9
Current Ratio 1.42
ECL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. ECL: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ECL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.26 Max: 1.7
Current: 1.42
0.93
1.7
Quick Ratio 0.98
ECL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. ECL: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ECL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.98
0.64
1.37
Days Inventory 71.61
ECL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
57% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 64.38 vs. ECL: 71.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ECL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.33  Med: 61.55 Max: 79.67
Current: 71.61
53.33
79.67
Days Sales Outstanding 64.97
ECL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
55% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 59.33 vs. ECL: 64.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ECL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57.75  Med: 64.99 Max: 112.49
Current: 64.97
57.75
112.49
Days Payable 52.02
ECL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
54% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 49.21 vs. ECL: 52.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ECL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.78  Med: 51.16 Max: 85.66
Current: 52.02
41.78
85.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.14
ECL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
70% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ECL: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ECL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.14 Max: 1.81
Current: 1.14
0.85
1.81
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.39
ECL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. ECL: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
ECL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.39
0.28
0.4
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 13.70
ECL's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ECL: 13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
ECL' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.7  Med: 11.7 Max: 17.3
Current: 13.7
6.7
17.3
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.21
ECL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
70% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. ECL: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.34
ECL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
53% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. ECL: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ECL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.73  Med: 2.32 Max: 3.69
Current: 2.34
1.73
3.69
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.50
ECL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. ECL: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ECL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9  Med: 0.4 Max: 2.4
Current: 0.5
-9
2.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.27
ECL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. ECL: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ECL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 2.07 Max: 2.83
Current: 2.27
1.49
2.83
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.90
ECL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
69% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. ECL: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.32
ECL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. ECL: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ECL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.32
Current: 1.32
0.68
1.32
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.83
ECL's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. ECL: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
ECL' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.69  Med: 2.53 Max: 4.69
Current: 2.83
1.69
4.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.54
ECL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
58% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ECL: 4.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ECL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 5 Max: 8.1
Current: 4.54
3.1
8.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 13.04
ECL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
69% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. ECL: 13.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ECL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 12.5 Max: 19.4
Current: 13.04
8.3
19.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $13,153
EPS (TTM) $ 4.15
Beta1.12
Short Percentage of Float1.40%
52-Week Range $98.62 - 124.60
Shares Outstanding (Mil)291.55

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 12,110 14,306 15,006
EPS ($) 4.36 5.40 6.05
EPS without NRI ($) 4.36 5.40 6.05
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
13.51%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.50 1.59 1.73
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