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Ecolab is a provider of water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services. The company delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers. Ecolab offers water treatment and process applications, cleaning and sanitizing solutions, as well as provides specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to various industries. It also supplies the process chemicals and water treatment for the petroleum and petrochemical industries. In addition, the company offers pest elimination services and equipment repair, maintenance, and preventive maintenance services.

TypePublic
Founded1923
HQSaint Paul, MN, US
Websiteecolab.com
Employee Ratings3.7
Overall CultureA

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)44,000(-12%)
Job Openings1,574
Revenue (FY, 2020)$11.8 B(-20%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)$217.9(+2%)

Key People/Management at Ecolab

Douglas M. Baker

Douglas M. Baker

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Daniel J. Schmechel

Daniel J. Schmechel

Chief Financial Officer
Christophe Beck

Christophe Beck

President and Chief Operating Officer
Joanne Jirik Mullen

Joanne Jirik Mullen

Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Employment Counsel
Anil Arcalgud

Anil Arcalgud

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Larry Berger

Larry Berger

Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer
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Ecolab Office Locations

Ecolab has offices in Saint Paul, Miramar, Buenos Aires, Oranjestad-West and in 97 other locations
Saint Paul, MN, US (HQ)
1 Ecolab Place
Miramar, FL, US
2901 SW 149th Ave #300
Buenos Aires, AR
Victoria Ocampo 360 - Piso 3 CP. 1107 - CABA
Oranjestad-West, AW
73 Schotlandstraat
Ascot, AU
Level 1 5 Stoneham St
Macquarie Park, AU
2 Drake Ave
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Ecolab Financials and Metrics

Ecolab Revenue

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Ecolab's revenue was reported to be $11.79 b in FY, 2020 which is a 20.9% decrease from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q1, 2021)

2.9b

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

1.2b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

40.7%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

196.5m

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

297.3m

Market capitalization (23-Jul-2021)

62.3b

Closing stock price (23-Jul-2021)

217.9

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

1.2b

EV

67.8b
Ecolab's current market capitalization is $62.3 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

14.7b14.9b11.8b

Revenue growth, %

6%2%(21%)

Cost of goods sold

8.6b8.7b6.9b

Gross profit

6.0b6.2b4.9b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

3.5b3.8b3.8b3.6b2.7b3.0b2.9b

Cost of goods sold

2.1b2.2b2.2b2.1b1.6b1.8b1.7b

Gross profit

1.4b1.6b1.6b1.5b1.1b1.2b1.2b

Gross profit Margin, %

40%41%42%41%39%41%41%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

114.7m186.4m1.3b

Accounts Receivable

2.7b2.8b2.3b

Inventories

1.5b1.5b1.3b

Current Assets

4.7b4.8b5.1b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash

79.0m85.7m135.9m1.7b1.4b1.0b1.2b

Accounts Receivable

2.7b2.7b2.7b2.9b2.3b2.3b2.3b

Inventories

1.6b1.6b1.6b1.5b1.2b1.3b1.3b

Current Assets

4.8b4.9b4.9b6.4b5.2b5.0b5.2b
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

1.4b1.6b(1.2b)

Depreciation and Amortization

938.3m973.3m812.7m

Inventories

(141.1m)41.0m(179.5m)

Accounts Payable

113.5m22.3m55.9m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Net Income

300.4m672.6m1.1b290.2m(1.7b)(1.5b)196.5m

Depreciation and Amortization

238.8m483.8m728.5m249.6m103.2m605.2m215.2m

Inventories

(83.0m)(82.9m)(47.6m)(26.0m)(151.9m)(176.1m)(45.9m)

Accounts Payable

(35.3m)36.2m11.0m20.1m11.8m(44.6m)
USDFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

25.4 x

EV/CFO

21.7 x

Revenue/Employee

299.4k

Debt/Equity

0.9 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

2.5 x

P/E Ratio

30.2
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Ecolab Operating Metrics

FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Countries

170170170

Innovation Centers

19

Manufacturing Sites

130130

Patents

10 k10 k
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Ecolab Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
CID LinesJanuary 09, 2020
Gallay Medical & Scientific Pty Ltd.October 02, 2019
Chemstar CorporationAugust 12, 2019
Lobster InkFebruary 08, 2019
Holchem LaboratoriesDecember 05, 2018
BioquellNovember 30, 2018$178 m
Cascade Water ServicesJanuary 02, 2018
Food Protection ServicesDecember 05, 2017
Research Fumigation Co.December 05, 2017
Royal Pest SolutionsDecember 05, 2017
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Ecolab Revenue Breakdown

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Ecolab revenue breakdown by business segment: 10.0% from Global Healthcare, 30.0% from Global Institutional, 50.0% from Global Industrial and 10.0% from Other

Human Capital Metrics

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Ecolab Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

60-79

out of 100

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Ecolab Online and Social Media Presence

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Ecolab Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A

    75/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    77/100

  • Compensation

    A

    78/100

  • Diversity

    A+

    80/100

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Ecolab News and Updates

Ecolab Named to Forbes’ List of Best Employers for New Grads

Company ranks 10th on 2021 list Company ranks 10th on 2021 list

Ecolab Schedules ESG Webcast for June 8, 2021

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecolab Inc. President and CEO Christophe Beck will lead a discussion for investors regarding Ecolab’s ESG approach and strategy on Tuesday, June 8. Ecolab will offer a live webcast of the event. Details for the webcast are as follows:

Ecolab Schedules Webcast Of Industry Conference For June 1, 2021

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecolab Inc. President and CEO Christophe Beck will address financial analysts virtually at the William Blair Growth Stock Conference on Tuesday, June 1. Ecolab will offer a webcast of Mr. Beck’s presentation. Details for the webcast are as follows:

Ecolab Ranks Eighth on 2021 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

2021 ranking marks Ecolab’s eighth consecutive year in the top 10 2021 ranking marks Ecolab’s eighth consecutive year in the top 10

Ecolab Joins BlackNorth Initiative CEO Pledge to Address Systemic Anti-Black Racism

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As part of its longstanding commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, Ecolab, Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, has joined the BlackNorth Initiative CEO Pledge to help tak…

Ecolab Schedules Webcast of Industry Conference for May 18, 2021

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecolab Inc. President and CEO Christophe Beck will address financial analysts virtually at the Barclays Americas Select Conference on Tuesday, May 18. Ecolab will offer a webcast of Mr. Beck’s presentation. Details for the webcast are as follows:
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Ecolab Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Ecolab founded?

    Ecolab was founded in 1923.

  • Who are Ecolab key executives?

    Ecolab's key executives are Douglas M. Baker, Daniel J. Schmechel and Christophe Beck.

  • How many employees does Ecolab have?

    Ecolab has 44,000 employees.

  • What is Ecolab revenue?

    Latest Ecolab annual revenue is $11.8 b.

  • What is Ecolab revenue per employee?

    Latest Ecolab revenue per employee is $268 k.

  • Who are Ecolab competitors?

    Competitors of Ecolab include Cintas, Cantel Medical and Vertex Energy.

  • Where is Ecolab headquarters?

    Ecolab headquarters is located at 1 Ecolab Place, Saint Paul.

  • Where are Ecolab offices?

    Ecolab has offices in Saint Paul, Miramar, Buenos Aires, Oranjestad-West and in 97 other locations.

  • How many offices does Ecolab have?

    Ecolab has 106 offices.