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Ecolab Inc

$ 197.4 0.12 (0.06%)
Volume: 188,812 Avg Vol (1m): 1,239,111
Market Cap $: 56.91 Bil Enterprise Value $: 64.59 Bil
P/E (TTM): 39.18 P/B: 7.01
Earnings Power Value 39.11
Net Current Asset Value -27.22
Tangible Book -10.2
Projected FCF 60.94
Median P/S Value 117.53
Graham Number 0
Peter Lynch Value 0
DCF (FCF Based) 83.11
DCF (Earnings Based) 86.37
1Y (-%)

Financial Strength : 5.5/10

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.
Current vs industry vs history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
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
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 0.94
Debt-to-Equity range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.31, Med: 0.56, Max: 1.35
Current: 0.94
0.31
1.35
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.57
Debt-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.73, Med: 2.45, Max: 6.6
Current: 2.57
0.73
6.6
Interest Coverage 9.04
Interest Coverage range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.02, Med: 7.67, Max: 12.41
Current: 9.04
5.02
12.41
Piotroski F-Score 5
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Altman Z-Score 4.37
DISTRESS
GREY
SAFE
Beneish M-Score -2.57
Not Manipulator
Manipulator
WACC vs ROIC %
ROIC 11.33%
WACC 5.63%

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.
Current vs industry vs history
Operating Margin % 14.29
Operating Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 12.12, Med: 13.72, Max: 14.59
Current: 14.29
12.12
14.59
Net Margin % 10.05
Net Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.94, Med: 7.91, Max: 10.87
Current: 10.05
5.94
10.87
ROE % 18.66
ROE range over the past 10 years
Min: 11.87, Med: 17.11, Max: 25.68
Current: 18.66
11.87
25.68
ROA % 7.31
ROA range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.94, Med: 6.41, Max: 10.72
Current: 7.31
3.94
10.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 37.60
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 28.5, Med: 39.8, Max: 47.77
Current: 37.6
28.5
47.77
3-Year Total Revenue Growth Rate 2.70
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -18, Med: 10, Max: 21.6
Current: 3.7
-18
21.6
3-Year Total EBITDA Growth Rate 7.00
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -13.3, Med: 9, Max: 24.7
Current: 8.1
-13.3
24.7
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate 13.70
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -7.2, Med: 12.2, Max: 158.8
Current: 13.7
-7.2
158.8

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Business Description

Industry Chemicals » Chemicals    NAICS : 325611    SIC : 2841
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Traded in other countries ECJ.Germany 0IFA.UK
Address 1 Ecolab Place, St. Paul, MN, USA, 55102
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.

Ratios

Current vs industry vs history
PE Ratio (TTM) 39.18
PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 17.16, Med: 29.33, Max: 39.64
Current: 39.18
17.16
39.64
Forward PE Ratio 33.44
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 39.18
PE without NRI range over the past 10 years
Min: 17.16, Med: 29.33, Max: 39.64
Current: 39.18
17.16
39.64
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 46.20
Price-to-Owner-Earnings range over the past 10 years
Min: 16.2, Med: 26.71, Max: 58.51
Current: 46.2
16.2
58.51
PB Ratio 7.01
PB Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.82, Med: 5.05, Max: 7.1
Current: 7.01
2.82
7.1
PS Ratio 3.93
PS Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.22, Med: 2.34, Max: 3.98
Current: 3.93
1.22
3.98
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 43.19
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 17.29, Med: 32.55, Max: 122.16
Current: 43.19
17.29
122.16
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 26.65
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 10.47, Med: 18.49, Max: 30.11
Current: 26.65
10.47
30.11
EV-to-EBIT 31.38
EV-to-EBIT range over the past 10 years
Min: 12.2, Med: 22.85, Max: 32.5
Current: 31.38
12.2
32.5
EV-to-EBITDA 21.49
EV-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 8.3, Med: 15.3, Max: 22
Current: 21.49
8.3
22
EV-to-Revenue 4.39
EV-to-Revenue range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.4, Med: 2.9, Max: 4.5
Current: 4.39
1.4
4.5
PEG Ratio 7.82
PEG Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.46, Med: 2.73, Max: 9.89
Current: 7.82
1.46
9.89
Shiller PE Ratio 54.97
Shiller PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 24.11, Med: 43.27, Max: 55.65
Current: 54.97
24.11
55.65
Current Ratio 1.14
Current Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.93, Med: 1.26, Max: 1.71
Current: 1.14
0.93
1.71
Quick Ratio 0.75
Quick Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.64, Med: 0.9, Max: 1.37
Current: 0.75
0.64
1.37
Days Inventory 66.57
Days Inventory range over the past 10 years
Min: 56.98, Med: 62.96, Max: 79.67
Current: 66.57
56.98
79.67
Days Sales Outstanding 66.82
Days Sales Outstanding range over the past 10 years
Min: 59.91, Med: 66.7, Max: 112.49
Current: 66.82
59.91
112.49
Days Payable 52.28
Days Payable range over the past 10 years
Min: 42.3, Med: 52.57, Max: 85.66
Current: 52.28
42.3
85.66

Dividend & Buy Back

Current vs industry vs history
Dividend Yield % 0.91
Trailing Dividend Yield range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.85, Med: 1.15, Max: 1.81
Current: 0.91
0.85
1.81
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.34
Dividend Payout Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.29, Med: 0.34, Max: 0.4
Current: 0.34
0.29
0.4
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate (Per Share) 8.00
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.6, Med: 11.7, Max: 17.3
Current: 8
2.6
17.3
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.93
N/A
Yield-on-Cost (5-Year) % 1.54
Yield-on-Cost (5y) range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.44, Med: 1.95, Max: 3.06
Current: 1.54
1.44
3.06
3-Year Share Buyback Rate 0.80
3-Year Share Buyback Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -10.2, Med: 0, Max: 2.5
Current: 0.8
-10.2
2.5

Valuation & Return

Current vs industry vs history
Price-to-Projected-FCF 3.24
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.33, Med: 2.03, Max: 3.27
Current: 3.24
1.33
3.27
Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) 2.29
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.14, Med: 1.8, Max: 2.36
Current: 2.29
1.14
2.36
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.68
Price-to-Median-PS-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.14, Med: 0.86, Max: 1.68
Current: 1.68
0.14
1.68
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 3.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.1, Med: 4.4, Max: 8.2
Current: 3.19
3.1
8.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 6.04
Forward Rate of Return range over the past 10 years
Min: 6, Med: 12.4, Max: 20.6
Current: 6.04
6
20.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $ 14,702.7
EPS (TTM) $ 5.04
Beta 0.66
Volatility % 16.27
52-Week Range $ 135.77 - 200.93
Shares Outstanding (Mil) 287.71

Analyst Estimate

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score 5
Positive ROA Y
Positive CFROA Y
Higher ROA yoy N
CFROA > ROA Y
Lower Leverage yoy Y
Higher Current Ratio yoy N
Less Shares Outstanding yoy Y
Higher Gross Margin yoy N
Higher Asset Turnover yoy N