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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
NYSE:ECL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
99% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. NYSE:ECL: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:ECL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.1 Max: 0.68
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.68
Equity-to-Asset 0.39
NYSE:ECL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. NYSE:ECL: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:ECL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.4 Max: 0.49
Current: 0.39
0.31
0.49
Debt-to-Equity 0.92
NYSE:ECL's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
80% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. NYSE:ECL: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:ECL' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.92
0.31
1.35
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.38
NYSE:ECL's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
55% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. NYSE:ECL: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:ECL' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 2.45 Max: 6.6
Current: 2.38
0.73
6.6
Interest Coverage 7.71
NYSE:ECL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 29.84 vs. NYSE:ECL: 7.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:ECL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.02  Med: 7.67 Max: 12.41
Current: 7.71
5.02
12.41
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 3.99
Beneish M-Score: -2.50
WACC vs ROIC
7.61%
11.76%
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 % 14.25
NYSE:ECL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
74% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.34 vs. NYSE:ECL: 14.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:ECL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.04  Med: 13.22 Max: 14.86
Current: 14.25
12.04
14.86
Net Margin % 10.83
NYSE:ECL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
74% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. NYSE:ECL: 10.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:ECL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.94  Med: 7.35 Max: 10.9
Current: 10.83
5.94
10.9
ROE % 20.92
NYSE:ECL's ROE % is ranked higher than
84% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.43 vs. NYSE:ECL: 20.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:ECL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.87  Med: 17.11 Max: 25.68
Current: 20.92
11.87
25.68
ROA % 7.83
NYSE:ECL's ROA % is ranked higher than
69% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. NYSE:ECL: 7.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:ECL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.94  Med: 6.41 Max: 10.72
Current: 7.83
3.94
10.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 40.82
NYSE:ECL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
88% of the 1130 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.65 vs. NYSE:ECL: 40.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:ECL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.5  Med: 40.22 Max: 47.77
Current: 40.82
28.5
47.77
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.30
NYSE:ECL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NYSE:ECL: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:ECL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18  Med: 10 Max: 21.6
Current: 0.3
-18
21.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 2.40
NYSE:ECL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. NYSE:ECL: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:ECL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.3  Med: 9 Max: 24.7
Current: 2.4
-13.3
24.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 9.30
NYSE:ECL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. NYSE:ECL: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:ECL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.2  Med: 12.1 Max: 158.8
Current: 9.3
-7.2
158.8
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

ECL Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Ray Dalio 61,148 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 228,800 sh (+4.57%)
Mairs and Power 2,784,245 sh (+0.93%)
Pioneer Investments 1,385,012 sh (+0.65%)
Bill Gates 4,366,426 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 243,095 sh (-5.23%)
Chris Davis 1,177,479 sh (-15.70%)
David Rolfe 2,500 sh (-55.75%)
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Q4 2017

ECL Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Jim Simons 70,722 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 2,159,532 sh (+55.92%)
Ray Dalio 74,554 sh (+21.92%)
Tom Gayner 228,800 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 4,366,426 sh (unchged)
David Rolfe 2,500 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 2,781,523 sh (-0.10%)
Mario Gabelli 226,473 sh (-6.84%)
Chris Davis 4,358 sh (-99.63%)
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Q1 2018

ECL Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Joel Greenblatt 6,092 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 2,813,341 sh (+30.28%)
Tom Gayner 248,300 sh (+8.52%)
Jim Simons 72,522 sh (+2.55%)
Bill Gates 4,366,426 sh (unchged)
David Rolfe 2,500 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 4,295 sh (-1.45%)
Mairs and Power 2,726,038 sh (-1.99%)
Mario Gabelli 200,913 sh (-11.29%)
Ray Dalio 12,103 sh (-83.77%)
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Q2 2018

ECL Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Caxton Associates 25,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 172,809 sh (+2736.65%)
Ray Dalio 22,137 sh (+82.91%)
Tom Gayner 260,800 sh (+5.03%)
Bill Gates 4,366,426 sh (unchged)
David Rolfe 2,500 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 4,295 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 199,163 sh (-0.87%)
Pioneer Investments 2,728,791 sh (-3.01%)
Mairs and Power 2,431,804 sh (-10.79%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ECL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Tom Gayner 2018-06-30 Add 5.03%0.03%$133.97 - $149.84 $ 157.329%260,800
Mario Gabelli 2018-06-30 Reduce -0.87%$133.97 - $149.84 $ 157.329%199,163
Joel Greenblatt 2018-06-30 Add 2736.65%0.34%$133.97 - $149.84 $ 157.329%172,809
Tom Gayner 2018-03-31 Add 8.52%0.05%$127.76 - $140.34 $ 157.3217%248,300
Mario Gabelli 2018-03-31 Reduce -11.29%0.02%$127.76 - $140.34 $ 157.3217%200,913
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 New Buy0.01%$127.76 - $140.34 $ 157.3217%6,092
Chris Davis 2018-03-31 Reduce -1.45%$127.76 - $140.34 $ 157.3217%4,295
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Reduce -6.84%0.01%$130.23 - $137.42 $ 157.3218%226,473
Chris Davis 2017-12-31 Reduce -99.63%0.64%$130.23 - $137.42 $ 157.3218%4,358
Chris Davis 2017-09-30 Reduce -15.70%0.13%$128.97 - $133.3 $ 157.3220%1,177,479
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Reduce -5.23%0.01%$128.97 - $133.3 $ 157.3220%243,095
Tom Gayner 2017-09-30 Add 4.57%0.03%$128.97 - $133.3 $ 157.3220%228,800
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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,
Headquarter Location:USA
Ecolab Inc produces and markets cleaning and sanitation products for the hospitality, healthcare, and industrial markets. It offers a variety of products and services, which include dish and laundry washing systems, pest control, and repair services.

Ecolab produces and markets cleaning and sanitation products for the hospitality, healthcare, and industrial markets. The firm is the global market share leader in this category with a wide array of products and services, including dish and laundry washing systems, pest control, infection control products, and kitchen equipment repair services. The company has a strong hold on the U.S. market and is looking to increase its profitability abroad. Additionally, Ecolab serves customers in water and energy end markets, selling customized solutions.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 29.60
ECL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.54 vs. ECL: 29.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
ECL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.16  Med: 28.85 Max: 38.72
Current: 29.6
17.16
38.72
Forward PE Ratio 26.25
ECL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. ECL: 26.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 29.60
ECL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
66% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. ECL: 29.60 )
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: 28.85 Max: 38.72
Current: 29.6
17.16
38.72
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 35.19
ECL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
65% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.77 vs. ECL: 35.19 )
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: 26.01 Max: 58.51
Current: 35.19
16.2
58.51
PB Ratio 5.79
ECL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. ECL: 5.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ECL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.82  Med: 5.03 Max: 6.65
Current: 5.79
2.82
6.65
PS Ratio 3.20
ECL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. ECL: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ECL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 2.19 Max: 3.25
Current: 3.2
1.22
3.25
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 41.39
ECL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
69% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. ECL: 41.39 )
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: 17.29  Med: 31 Max: 122.16
Current: 41.39
17.29
122.16
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 22.85
ECL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
65% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. ECL: 22.85 )
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: 10.47  Med: 17.72 Max: 30.11
Current: 22.85
10.47
30.11
EV-to-EBIT 24.89
ECL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.73 vs. ECL: 24.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ECL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.2  Med: 21.8 Max: 32.5
Current: 24.89
12.2
32.5
EV-to-EBITDA 17.35
ECL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
67% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. ECL: 17.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ECL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 14.9 Max: 19.9
Current: 17.35
8.3
19.9
EV-to-Revenue 3.66
ECL's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
80% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ECL: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
ECL' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.8 Max: 3.8
Current: 3.66
1.4
3.8
PEG Ratio 4.26
ECL's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. ECL: 4.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
ECL' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 2.69 Max: 5.87
Current: 4.26
1.46
5.87
Shiller PE Ratio 47.59
ECL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.88 vs. ECL: 47.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
ECL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.11  Med: 42.33 Max: 55.18
Current: 47.59
24.11
55.18
Current Ratio 1.27
ECL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ECL: 1.27 )
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: 1.71
Current: 1.27
0.93
1.71
Quick Ratio 0.84
ECL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. ECL: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ECL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.9 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.84
0.64
1.37
Days Inventory 67.98
ECL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
54% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 64.18 vs. ECL: 67.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ECL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.33  Med: 63.98 Max: 79.67
Current: 67.98
53.33
79.67
Days Sales Outstanding 66.92
ECL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
52% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 68.33 vs. ECL: 66.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ECL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57.75  Med: 66.06 Max: 112.49
Current: 66.92
57.75
112.49
Days Payable 56.11
ECL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
51% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 56.72 vs. ECL: 56.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ECL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.78  Med: 52.06 Max: 85.66
Current: 56.11
41.78
85.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 1.04
ECL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
73% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. ECL: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ECL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.15 Max: 1.81
Current: 1.04
0.85
1.81
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.30
ECL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. ECL: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
ECL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.3
0.29
0.4
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 9.60
ECL's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. ECL: 9.60 )
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: 2.7  Med: 11.7 Max: 17.3
Current: 9.6
2.7
17.3
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.04
ECL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
76% of the 1264 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. ECL: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.93
ECL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
57% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. ECL: 1.93 )
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: 1.58  Med: 2.14 Max: 3.36
Current: 1.93
1.58
3.36
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.20
ECL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.80 vs. ECL: 1.20 )
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: -10.2  Med: -0.1 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.2
-10.2
2.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.77
ECL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. ECL: 2.77 )
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: 1.33  Med: 2.02 Max: 3.27
Current: 2.77
1.33
3.27
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.76
ECL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
66% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. ECL: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
ECL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.8 Max: 2.36
Current: 1.76
1.14
2.36
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.47
ECL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ECL: 1.47 )
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: 0.15  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.47
Current: 1.47
0.15
1.47
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 5.80
ECL's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ECL: 5.80 )
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: 1.51  Med: 2.44 Max: 5.82
Current: 5.8
1.51
5.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.02
ECL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 1133 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. ECL: 4.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ECL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 4.6 Max: 8.2
Current: 4.02
3.1
8.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 7.46
ECL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. ECL: 7.46 )
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: 7.4  Med: 12.4 Max: 20.6
Current: 7.46
7.4
20.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $14,374.50
EPS (TTM) $ 5.31
Beta0.87
Volatility13.24%
52-Week Range $125.74 - 159.92
Shares Outstanding (Mil)288.90

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Revenue (Mil $) 14,751 15,572 16,482 17,623
EBIT (Mil $) 2,152 2,446 2,692
EBITDA (Mil $) 3,087 3,388 3,648 3,829
EPS ($) 5.27 6.01 6.80 7.60
EPS without NRI ($) 5.27 6.01 6.80 7.60
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
12.56%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.70 1.86 2.12

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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