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Ecolab Current Ratio

: 1.29 (As of Jun. 2022)
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The current ratio is a liquidity ratio that measures a company's ability to pay short-term obligations. It is calculated as a company's Total Current Assets divides by its Total Current Liabilities. Ecolab's current ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 1.29.

Ecolab has a current ratio of 1.29. It generally indicates good short-term financial strength.

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

ECL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93   Med: 1.27   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.29

During the past 13 years, Ecolab's highest Current Ratio was 2.21. The lowest was 0.93. And the median was 1.27.

ECL's Current Ratio is ranked worse than
76.14% of 1463 companies
in the Chemicals industry
Industry Median: 1.92 vs ECL: 1.29

Ecolab Current Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Ecolab's Current Ratio 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.

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Ecolab Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Current Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.32 1.27 1.33 1.75 1.32

Ecolab Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Current Ratio 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 1.91 1.72 1.32 1.27 1.29

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Chemicals subindustry, Ecolab's Current Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and Current Ratio 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 Current Ratio Distribution

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

* The bar in red indicates where Ecolab's Current Ratio falls into.



Ecolab Current Ratio Calculation

The current ratio is mainly used to give an idea of the company's ability to pay back its short-term liabilities with its short-term assets.

Ecolab's Current Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021

Current Ratio (A: Dec. 2021 )=Total Current Assets (A: Dec. 2021 )/Total Current Liabilities (A: Dec. 2021 )
=4687.1/3553.2
=1.32

Ecolab's Current Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Current Ratio (Q: Jun. 2022 )=Total Current Assets (Q: Jun. 2022 )/Total Current Liabilities (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=4905/3806
=1.29

* 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.


Ecolab  (NYSE:ECL) Current Ratio Explanation

The current ratio can give a sense of the efficiency of a company's operating cycle or its ability to turn its product into cash. Companies that have trouble getting paid on their receivables or have long inventory turnover can run into liquidity problems because they are unable to alleviate their obligations. Because business operations differ in each industry, it is always more useful to compare companies within the same industry.

Acceptable current ratios vary from industry to industry and are generally between 1 and 3 for healthy businesses.

The higher the current ratio, the more capable the company is of paying its obligations. A ratio under 1 suggests that the company would be unable to pay off its obligations if they came due at that point. While this shows the company is not in good financial health, it does not necessarily mean that it will go bankrupt - as there are many ways to access financing - but it is definitely not a good sign.

If all other things were equal, a creditor, who is expecting to be paid in the next 12 months, would consider a high current ratio to be better than a low current ratio, because a high current ratio means that the company is more likely to meet its liabilities which fall due in the next 12 months.


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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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