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Ecolab ROE %

: 17.40% (As of Jun. 2022)
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ROE % is calculated as Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders (Net Income minus dividends to participating security holders) divided by its average Total Stockholders Equity over a certain period of time. Ecolab's annualized net income attributable to common stockholders for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $1,233 Mil. Ecolab's average Total Stockholders Equity over the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $7,088 Mil. Therefore, Ecolab's annualized ROE % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 17.40%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Ecolab's ROE % or its related term are showing as below:

ECL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.23   Med: 16.65   Max: 20.78
Current: 15.78

During the past 13 years, Ecolab's highest ROE % was 20.78%. The lowest was -16.23%. And the median was 16.65%.

ECL's ROE % is ranked better than
69.31% of 1427 companies
in the Chemicals industry
Industry Median: 10.11 vs ECL: 15.78

Ecolab ROE % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Ecolab's ROE % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Ecolab Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
ROE %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 20.78 18.34 18.68 -16.23 16.88

Ecolab Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
ROE % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 19.12 19.03 17.01 9.61 17.40

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Chemicals subindustry, Ecolab's ROE %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROE % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Ecolab ROE % Distribution

For the Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector, Ecolab's ROE % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Ecolab's ROE % falls into.



Ecolab ROE % Calculation

Ecolab's annualized ROE % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

ROE %=Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders (A: Dec. 2021 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (A: Dec. 2020 )+Total Stockholders Equity (A: Dec. 2021 ))/ count )
=1129.9/( (6166.5+7224.2)/ 2 )
=1129.9/6695.35
=16.88 %

Ecolab's annualized ROE % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

ROE %=Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders (Q: Jun. 2022 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Mar. 2022 )+Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Jun. 2022 ))/ count )
=1233.2/( (7081.6+7093.4)/ 2 )
=1233.2/7087.5
=17.40 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual ROE %, the net income attributable to common stockholders of the last fiscal year and the average total shareholder equity over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the net income attributable to common stockholders data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income attributable to common stockholders data. ROE % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Ecolab  (NYSE:ECL) ROE % Explanation

ROE % measures the rate of return on the ownership interest (shareholder's equity) of the common stock owners. It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from every unit of shareholders' equity (also known as net assets or assets minus liabilities). ROE % shows how well a company uses investment funds to generate earnings growth. ROE %s between 15% and 20% are considered desirable.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can be illustrated with the three-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %**(Q: Jun. 2022 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=1233.2/7087.5
=(Net Income / Revenue )*(Revenue / Total Assets)*(Total Assets / Total Stockholders Equity)
=(1233.2 / 14322.4)*(14322.4 / 21115.4)*(21115.4 / 7087.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover*Equity Multiplier
=8.61 %*0.6783*2.9792
=ROA %*Equity Multiplier
=5.84 %*2.9792
=17.40 %

With this breakdown, it is clear that if a company grows its Net Profit Margin, its Asset Turnover, or its Leverage, it can grow its ROE %.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can also be illustrated with the five-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %**(Q: Jun. 2022 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=1233.2/7087.5
=(Net Income /Pre-Tax Income) * (Pre-Tax Income/Operating Income) * (Operating Income/Revenue) * (Revenue/Total Assets) * (Total Assets/Total Stockholders Equity)
= (1233.2 / 1557.2) * (1557.2 / 1717.6) * (1717.6 / 14322.4) * (14322.4 / 21115.4) * (21115.4 / 7087.5)
= Tax Burden * Interest Burden * Operating Margin % * Asset Turnover * Equity Multiplier
= 0.7919 * 0.9066 * 11.99 % * 0.6783 * 2.9792
=17.40 %

Note: The net income attributable to common stockholders data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income attributable to common stockholders data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) revenue data. The same rule applies to Pre-Tax Income and Operating Income.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

** The ROE % used above is for Du Pont Analysis only. It is different from the defined ROE % page on our website, as here it uses Net Income instead of Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders in the calculation.


Be Aware

Net income attributable to common stockholders is used.

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the equity multiplier when investing in high ROE % companies. Like ROA %, ROE % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.

Asset light businesses require very few assets to generate very high earnings. Their ROE %s can be extremely high.


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Ecolab Business Description

Ecolab logo
Address
1 Ecolab Place, Saint 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, and infection control products. 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, manufacturing, and life sciences end markets, selling customized solutions.
Executives
Sved Gergely officer: EVP & PRES - HC & LIFE SCI 1 ECOLAB PLACE ST. PAUL MN 55102
Bradway Jennifer J officer: SVP & CORPORATE CONTROLLER 1 ECOLAB PLACE ST. PAUL MN 55102
De Boo Alexander A. officer: EVP & PRES - GLOBAL MARKETS 1 ECOLAB PLACE SAINT PAUL MN 55102
Peterson Gail officer: SVP - Global Mktg & Comms 1 ECOLAB PLACE SAINT PAUL MN 55102
Charton Jerome officer: EVP - Global Regions 1 ECOLAB PLACE SAINT PAUL MN 55102
Duijser Machiel officer: EVP & CSCO 1 ECOLAB PLACE ST. PAUL MN 55102
Zillmer John J director ARAMARK CORP 1101 MARKET ST PHILADELPHIA PA 19107
Biller Leslie S director 10877 WILSHIRE BLVD 17TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90024
Mckibben Tracy B director 100 RIVERSIDE BOULEVARD #3S NEW YORK NY 10069
Reich Victoria director UNITED STATIONERS SUPPLY CO ONE PARKWAY NORTH BLVD SUITE 100 LAKE FOREST IL 60045
Ettinger Jeffrey M director 1 HORMEL PLACE AUSTINE MN 55912
Beck Barbara director 5301 N IRONWOOD RD MILWAUKEE WI 53217
Higgins Arthur J director C/O ZIMMER, INC. P.O. BOX 708 WARSAW IN 46580
Larson Michael director 2365 CARILLON POINT KIRKLAND WA 98033
Maclennan David director 14701 CHARLSON ROAD EDEN PRAIRIE MN 55347

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