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Ecolab Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow

: 48.99 (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-15), Ecolab's share price is $176.56. Ecolab's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $3.60. Hence, Ecolab's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 48.99.

The historical rank and industry rank for Ecolab's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow or its related term are showing as below:

ECL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.33   Med: 35.75   Max: 122.16
Current: 48.99

During the past 13 years, Ecolab's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 122.16. The lowest was 20.33. And the median was 35.75.

ECL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked worse than
72.99% of 733 companies
in the Chemicals industry
Industry Median: 22.35 vs ECL: 48.99

Ecolab's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $0.54. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in was $3.60.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Ecolab was -26.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -1.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 4.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 12.50% per year.

During the past 13 years, Ecolab's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 64.70% per year. The lowest was -10.70% per year. And the median was 9.40% per year.


Ecolab Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Ecolab's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 32.26 28.78 33.41 45.81 47.80

Ecolab Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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 42.00 39.65 47.80 40.94 42.66

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Chemicals subindustry, Ecolab's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow, along with its competitors' market caps and Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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 Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Distribution

For the Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector, Ecolab's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Ecolab's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow falls into.



Ecolab Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Calculation

Ecolab's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Share Price/ Free Cash Flow per Share (TTM)
=176.56/3.604
=48.99

Ecolab's Share Price of today is $176.56.
Ecolab's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $3.60.

* 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.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Market Cap/Free Cash Flow

Ecolab  (NYSE:ECL) Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Explanation

Free Cash Flow is considered more important than earnings by value investors. The reason is because, in principle, only the net cash that can be taken from the business belongs to shareholders. This Free Cash Flow can be used to grow the business, reduce debt or return to shareholders in dividends or share buybacks.

In a DCF Calculation Free Cash Flow is used to determine the intrinsic value of companies.


Be Aware

In real business, Free Cash Flow can be affected by the change in accounts receivable, accounts payable, management's decision on expansion, etc. Therefore, investors should look at the Free Cash Flow over the longer term. Long-term average of Free Cash Flow is a more reliable indicator for real free cash flow.


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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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