A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2015 sales of $13 billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab 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 in more than 170 countries around the world.

Company Growth (employees)
Saint Paul, US
Size (employees)
47,565 (est)+2%
Ecolab is headquartered in Saint Paul, US

Key People at Ecolab

Douglas Baker

Douglas Baker

Chairman & CEO
Nicholas Alfano

Nicholas Alfano

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Global Food & Beverage
Christophe Beck

Christophe Beck

Executive Vice President and President, Global Water and Process Services
Darrell Brown

Darrell Brown

Executive Vice President and President, Europe
Michael Hickey

Michael Hickey

Executive Vice President and President, Global Institutional
Roberto Mendez

Roberto Mendez

Executive Vice President and President, Global Services and Specialty
Thomas Handley

Thomas Handley

President & COO
Timothy Mulhere

Timothy Mulhere

Executive Vice President and President, International Regions

Ecolab Office Locations

Ecolab has offices in Saint Paul, Mississauga, Naperville, Dubai and in 24 other locations
Saint Paul, US (HQ)
370 Wabasha St N
Miramar, US
300 2901 SW 149th Ave
Cheshire West and Chester, GB
Winnington Ave
Älvsjö, SE
1 Armborstvägen
Sant Joan Despí, ES
3 Av. Baix Llobregat
Bratislava, SK
18 6884 Čajakova
Moskva, RU
10 Letnikovskaya ul.
Kraków, PL
114 Opolska
Rīga, LV
58A Bauskas iela
Torri Bianche, IT
26 Via Trento
København, DK
29 Carl Jacobsens Vej
Chalandri, GR
Leof. Kifisias
Monheim am Rhein, DE
1 Ecolab-Allee
Arcueil, FR
Etage 2 23 Avenue Aristide Briand
Helsinki, FI
1 Palkkatilanportti
København, DK
36 Høffdingsvej
Brno-střed, CZ
118 505 Hlinky
Marousi, GR
15 Flemingk
Zagreb, HR
17 Zavrtnica
Dilbeek, BE
16/C Noordkustlaan
Wallisellen, CH
7 Richtistrasse
Naperville, US
1601 W Diehl Rd
Mississauga, CA
5105 Tomken Rd

Ecolab Metrics

Ecolab Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$13.2 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$6.3 b

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$1.2 b

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$36.3 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$327.4 m
Ecolab's current market capitalization is $36.3 b.
Ecolab's revenue was reported to be $13.2 b in FY, 2016 which is a 2.9% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$13.3 b$14.3 b$13.5 b$13.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$7.2 b$7.7 b$7.2 b$6.9 b

Gross profit

$6.1 b$6.6 b$6.3 b$6.3 b

Gross profit Margin, %



$1.6 b$2 b$1.6 b$1.9 b

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

$1.3 b$1.7 b$1.3 b$1.7 b

Net Income

$973.6 m$1.2 b$1 b$1.2 b
    Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


    $242.3 m$1.8 b$1.2 b$339.2 m$209.6 m$92.8 m$327.4 m

    Accounts Receivable

    $2.6 b$2.6 b$2.4 b$2.3 b


    $1.3 b$1.5 b$1.4 b$1.3 b

    Current Assets

    $4.7 b$4.9 b$4.4 b$4.3 b


    $2.9 b$3.1 b$3.2 b$3.4 b


    $6.9 b$6.7 b$6.5 b$6.4 b

    Total Assets

    $19.6 b$19.5 b$18.6 b$18.3 b

    Accounts Payable

    $1 b$1.2 b$1 b$983.2 m

    Total Debt

    $6 b$4.9 b$4.3 b$6.1 b

    Current Liabilities

    $3.5 b$4.4 b$4.8 b$3 b

    Common Stock

    $345.1 m$347.7 m$350.3 m$352.6 m

    Additional Paid-in Capital

    $4.7 b$4.9 b$5.1 b$5.3 b

    Retained Earnings

    $4.7 b$5.6 b$6.2 b$7 b

    Total Equity

    $7.4 b$7.4 b$7 b$7 b

    Debt to Equity Ratio

    0.8 x0.7 x0.6 x0.9 x

    Debt to Assets Ratio

    0.3 x0.2 x0.2 x0.3 x

    Financial Leverage

    2.7 x2.6 x2.7 x2.6 x
    FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

    Net Income

    $973.6 m$1.2 b$1 b$1.2 b

    Accounts Receivable

    ($147.4 m)($175.4 m)($24 m)$900 k


    ($30.5 m)($210.8 m)($48.6 m)$18.8 m

    Accounts Payable

    $50.6 m$174.7 m($46.1 m)($55.1 m)

    Cash From Operating Activities

    $1.6 b$1.8 b$2 b$1.9 b

    Capital Expenditures

    ($625.1 m)($748.7 m)($771 m)($707.4 m)

    Dividends Paid

    ($218.1 m)($344.4 m)($400.7 m)($427.5 m)

    Interest Paid

    $258.9 m$255.5 m$237.2 m$267 m

    Income Taxes Paid

    $434.2 m$522 m$533.1 m$359.1 m

    Free Cash Flow

    $2.2 b$2.6 b$2.8 b$2.6 b

    Ecolab Market Value History

    Ecolab Revenue Breakdown

    Ecolab Median Salaries

    Source: 78 public H-1B filings from Ecolab

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