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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, US
Websiteecolab.com
Employee Ratings3.7
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)50,200(+3%)
Job Openings699
Revenue (FY, 2019)$14.9 B(+2%)
Share Price (Nov 2020)$208.4 (+3%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

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, US (HQ)
1 Ecolab Place
Miramar, 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 $14.91 b in FY, 2019 which is a 1.6% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2020)

3.0b

Gross profit (Q3, 2020)

1.2b

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2020), %

41.4%

Net income (Q3, 2020)

249.3m

EBIT (Q3, 2020)

411.4m

Market capitalization (13-Nov-2020)

59.5b

Closing stock price (13-Nov-2020)

208.4

Cash (30-Sept-2020)

1.0b

EV

65.4b
Ecolab's current market capitalization is $59.5 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

13.8b14.7b14.9b

Revenue growth, %

5%6%2%

Cost of goods sold

7.4b8.6b8.7b

Gross profit

6.4b6.0b6.2b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

3.5b3.7b3.7b3.5b3.8b3.8b3.6b2.7b3.0b

Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

1.4b1.5b1.5b1.4b1.6b1.6b1.5b1.1b1.2b

Gross profit Margin, %

40%42%41%40%41%42%41%39%41%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

211.4m114.7m186.4m

Accounts Receivable

2.6b2.7b2.8b

Inventories

1.4b1.5b1.5b

Current Assets

4.6b4.7b4.8b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Cash

175.5m54.2m203.6m79.0m85.7m135.9m1.7b1.0b

Accounts Receivable

2.6b2.6b2.7b2.7b2.7b2.7b2.9b2.3b2.3b

Inventories

1.5b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.5b1.2b1.3b

Current Assets

4.6b4.6b4.8b4.8b4.9b4.9b6.4b5.2b
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

1.5b1.4b1.6b

Depreciation and Amortization

893.3m938.3m973.3m

Inventories

(85.5m)(141.1m)41.0m

Accounts Payable

121.1m113.5m22.3m
Quarterly
USDFY, 2017

EV/EBIT

22.7 x

EV/CFO

21.9 x

Revenue/Employee

285.9k

Debt/Equity

1 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

2.6 x

P/E Ratio

26.1
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Ecolab Operating Metrics

FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Countries

170 170 170

Innovation Centers

19

Manufacturing Sites

130

Patents

10 k
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Ecolab Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
2208331 Alberta ULC
Abednego de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V.
Abednego Environmental Services, LLC
Abednego Mexico Holdings, LLC
Adam Investment Company Limited
Anios America S.A.
Anios Diffusion SAS
Anios Distribution SAS
Anios Manufacturing SAS
AO Ecolab
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Ecolab Revenue Breakdown

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Ecolab revenue breakdown by business segment: 22.2% from Global Energy, 34.8% from Global Institutional, 37.0% from Global Industrial and 6.0% from Other

Ecolab revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 7.5% from Greater China, 6.6% from Asia Pacific, excluding Greater China, 17.1% from Europe, 59.6% from United States and 9.2% from Other

Ecolab Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

81/100

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Ecolab Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

60-79

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Ecolab Online and Social Media Presence

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Ecolab Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    71/100

  • CEO Rating

    B+

    73/100

  • Compensation

    B

    72/100

  • Diversity

    A

    77/100

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Ecolab News and Updates

Ecolab Schedules Webcast of Industry Conference for November 10, 2020

Ecolab Inc. President and COO Christophe Beck will address financial analysts virtually at the Baird Global Industrial Conference on Tuesday, November 10.

Ecolab No-Rinse Sanitizer Kills COVID-19 Virus Faster Than Any Other Product

Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. The product is the first registered by the EPA to kill the virus that causes COVID-19 in 15…

Christophe Beck to Succeed Doug Baker, Who Is Retiring as Ecolab CEO; Baker to Remain Board Chair

Ecolab Inc. announced that Christophe Beck, currently Ecolab’s president and chief operating officer, will succeed Douglas Baker, Jr. as the company’s chief executive officer effective January 1, 2021, becoming president and chief executive officer. Beck also has been elected to Ecolab’s board of di…

Ecolab Completes Its First Major Equipment Installation Enabled by Mixed Reality at U.S. Energy Plant

With COVID-19 reducing in-person access to energy plants around the world, Ecolab is using new digital solutions to deliver its water, energy and sanitization solutions. Ecolab used mixed reality to guide the installation of PURATE chlorine dioxide generators at multiple facilities for one of the…

Ecolab Third Quarter Reported Diluted Continuing Operations EPS $0.85; Adjusted Diluted Continuing Operations EPS $1.15, -24%; Results Show Significant Improvement From Second Quarter

Third quarter results showed significant improvement from the second quarter, while still reflecting the divergent impacts from COVID-19 on the business segments. Reported sales from continuing operations -6% from the year-ago period. Acquisition adjusted fixed currency sales -8% as strong growth i…

CEO Doug Baker on Ecolab Science Certified™ and Restoring Confidence in Hospitality Post-Pandemic

What will it take to get people traveling, staying at hotels and dining out with confidence again? Ecolab Chairman and CEO Doug Baker talks about it in this interview with the U.S. Travel Association’s Roger Dow, on his video series “The Dow Report.”
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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 50,200 employees.

  • What is Ecolab revenue?

    Latest Ecolab annual revenue is $14.9 b.

  • What is Ecolab revenue per employee?

    Latest Ecolab revenue per employee is $296.9 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.