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Ecolab Quick Ratio

: 0.84 (As of Jun. 2022)
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The quick ratio measures a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets. It is calculated as a company's Total Current Assets excludes Total Inventories divides by its Total Current Liabilities. Ecolab's quick ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 0.84.

Ecolab has a quick ratio of 0.84. It indicates that the company cannot currently fully pay back its current liabilities.

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

ECL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64   Med: 0.91   Max: 1.7
Current: 0.84

During the past 13 years, Ecolab's highest Quick Ratio was 1.70. The lowest was 0.64. And the median was 0.91.

ECL's Quick Ratio is ranked worse than
78.62% of 1464 companies
in the Chemicals industry
Industry Median: 1.36 vs ECL: 0.84

Ecolab Quick Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Ecolab's Quick 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
Quick Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.91 0.85 1.03 1.31 0.90

Ecolab Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Quick 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 1.41 1.25 0.90 0.83 0.84

Competitive Comparison

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

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

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



Ecolab Quick Ratio Calculation

The quick ratio measures a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets. For this reason, the ratio excludes inventories from current assets.

Ecolab's Quick Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

Quick Ratio (A: Dec. 2021 )=(Total Current Assets-Total Inventories)/Total Current Liabilities
=(4687.1-1491.8)/3553.2
=0.90

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

Quick Ratio (Q: Jun. 2022 )=(Total Current Assets-Total Inventories)/Total Current Liabilities
=(4905-1720.7)/3806
=0.84

* 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) Quick Ratio Explanation

The quick ratio is more conservative than the Current Ratio because it excludes inventories from current assets. The ratio derives its name presumably from the fact that assets such as cash and marketable securities are quick sources of cash. Inventories generally take time to be converted into cash, and if they have to be sold quickly, the company may have to accept a lower price than book value of these inventories. As a result, they are justifiably excluded from assets that are ready sources of immediate cash.

In general, low or decreasing quick ratios generally suggest that a company is over-leveraged, struggling to maintain or grow sales, paying bills too quickly or collecting receivables too slowly. On the other hand, a high or increasing quick ratio generally indicates that a company is experiencing solid top-line growth, quickly converting receivables into cash, and easily able to cover its financial obligations. Such companies often have faster inventory turnover and cash conversion cycles.

The higher the quick ratio, the better the company's liquidity position.


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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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