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Ecolab Financial Strength

: 5 (As of Jun. 2022)
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Ecolab has the Financial Strength Rank of 5.

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 Jun. 2022 was 7.49. Ecolab's debt to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 0.64. As of today, Ecolab's Altman Z-Score is 3.70.


Competitive Comparison

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 Financial Strength Distribution

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 Jun. 2022 was $-57 Mil. Its Operating Income for the months ended in Jun. 2022 was $429 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $8,460 Mil.

Ecolab's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2022 )/Interest Expense (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=-1*429.4/-57.3
=7.49

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 Jun. 2022 is

Debt to Revenue Ratio=Total Debt (Q: Jun. 2022 ) / Revenue
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Revenue
=(727.6 + 8459.6) / 14322.4
=0.64

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 3.70, indicating it is in Safe Zones. This implies the Z-Score is strong.

Good Sign:

Altman Z-score of 3.7 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 5.


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Ecolab Business Description

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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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