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Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) Profitability Rank

: 7 (As of Dec. 2023)
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Ecolab has the Profitability Rank of 7.

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin %
2. Piotroski F-Score
3. Trend of the Operating Margin % (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
4. Consistency of the profitability
5. Predictability Rank

Ecolab's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 15.72%. As of today, Ecolab's Piotroski F-Score is 5.


Competitive Comparison

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

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

* The bar in red indicates where Ecolab's Profitability Rank falls into.



Ecolab Profitability Rank Calculation

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Ecolab has the Profitability Rank of 7.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability Rank is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin %

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Ecolab's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Dec. 2023 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2023 )
=619.2 / 3938.4
=15.72 %

* 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.

2. Piotroski F-Score

The zones of discrimination were as such:

Good or high score = 8 or 9
Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Ecolab has an F-score of 5 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

3. Trend of the Operating Margin % (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.

Warning Sign:

Ecolab Inc operating margin has been in a 5-year decline. The average rate of decline per year is -3.7%.

4. Consistency of the profitability

5. Predictability Rank


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Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) 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