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Ecolab (Ecolab) Financial Strength : 6 (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Ecolab Financial Strength?

Ecolab has the Financial Strength Rank of 6.

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). The higher, the better.
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.
3. Altman Z-Score.

Ecolab's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 5.78. Ecolab's debt to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 0.54. As of today, Ecolab's Altman Z-Score is 4.91.


Competitive Comparison of Ecolab's Financial Strength

For the Specialty Chemicals subindustry, Ecolab's Financial Strength, along with its competitors' market caps and Financial Strength 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's Financial Strength Distribution in the Chemicals Industry

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

* The bar in red indicates where Ecolab's Financial Strength falls into.



Ecolab Financial Strength Calculation

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company's financial situation is. It is based on these factors

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest Coverage (current year). The higher, the better.

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

Ecolab's Interest Expense for the months ended in Mar. 2024 was $-95 Mil. Its Operating Income for the months ended in Mar. 2024 was $546 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $7,963 Mil.

Ecolab's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2024 )/Interest Expense (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=-1*546.1/-94.5
=5.78

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.

Ecolab's Debt to Revenue Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is

Debt to Revenue Ratio=Total Debt (Q: Mar. 2024 ) / Revenue
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Revenue
=(141.4 + 7962.6) / 15007.6
=0.54

3. Altman Z-Score.

Z-Score model is an accurate forecaster of failure up to two years prior to distress. It can be considered the assessment of the distress of industrial corporations.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Z-Score is less than 1.81, it is in Distress Zones.
When Z-Score is greater than 2.99, it is in Safe Zones.
When Z-Score is between 1.81 and 2.99, it is in Grey Zones.

Ecolab has a Z-score of 4.91, indicating it is in Safe Zones. This implies the Z-Score is strong.

Good Sign:

Altman Z-score of 4.91 is strong.

* 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) Financial Strength Explanation

The maximum rank is 10. Companies with rank 7 or higher will be unlikely to fall into distressed situations. Companies with rank of 3 or less are likely in financial distress.

Ecolab has the Financial Strength Rank of 6.


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Ecolab (Ecolab) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1 Ecolab Place, Saint Paul, MN, USA, 55102
Ecolab produces and markets cleaning and sanitation products for the industrial manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, and life sciences 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. Additionally, Ecolab sells customized water management solutions across its end markets. The company has a strong hold on the U.S. market and is growing its presence abroad.
Executives
Laurie M Marsh officer: Senior VP - Human Resources 1601 W. DIEHL ROAD, NAPERVILLE IL 60563
David Maclennan director 14701 CHARLSON ROAD, EDEN PRAIRIE MN 55347
Nicholas J. Alfano officer: EVP & PRES - GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL 1 ECOLAB PLACE, SAINT PAUL MN 55102
Angela M Busch officer: SVP - Corporate Development 1 ECOLAB PLACE, SAINT PAUL MN 55102
Gregory B Cook officer: EVP & PRES - INST GROUP 1 ECOLAB PLACE, SAINT PAUL MN 55102
Nicolas A Granucci officer: EVP & PRES - GLOBAL PEST 1 ECOLAB PLACE, SAINT PAUL MN 55102
Larry L Berger officer: Chief Technical Officer & SVP 1 ECOLAB PLACE, SAINT PAUL MN 55102
Arthur J Higgins director C/O ZIMMER, INC., P.O. BOX 708, WARSAW IN 46580
Gail Peterson officer: SVP - Global Mktg & Comms 1 ECOLAB PLACE, SAINT PAUL MN 55102
Christophe Beck officer: Executive V.P., Instit. NA 370 WABASHA STREET NORTH, SAINT PAUL MN 55102
Eric Mark Green director 530 HERMAN O. WEST DRIVE, EXTON PA 19341
Gates William H Iii 10 percent owner 2365 CARILLON POINT, KIRKLAND WA 98033
Michael C. Mccormick officer: Ex.VP, GC & Asst. Secretary 1 ECOLAB PLACE, ST. PAUL MN 55102
Lanesha Minnix officer: EVP, GC & SECRETARY TWO LAKESIDE COMMONS, BUILDING TWO, 980 HAMMOND DRIVE, SUITE 500, ATLANTA GA 30328
Tracy B Mckibben director 100 RIVERSIDE BOULEVARD, #3S, NEW YORK NY 10069

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