Ecolab Inc., ECL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Cleaning Products in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Ecolab Inc., ECL has a market cap of 33939.34. Since its IPO date on the 1/5/1988, Ecolab Inc., ECL performance year to date is 2.72%. Today Ecolab Inc., ECL has gained 0.29%, with a current price of 116.75.
Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 38.30%. Return of assets are at 5.80%, with return on investment at 9.40%.
In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ecolab Inc., ECL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.74. While Total debt/equity is 0.97. With a profit margin of 8.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 47.70%, and operating margin of 12.70%. Ecolab Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.7.
For the last year Ecolab Inc., ECL has seen a EPS growth of -15.40%. A performance for the year of -1.10%. The 52-week high is -6.02%, and the 52-week low is 19.48%. The average volume for Ecolab Inc., ECL is 105482.
With a target price of 124.89, can Ecolab Inc., ECL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ecolab Inc., ECL. Ecolab Inc. has a P/E of 32.26 and a forward P/E of 23.57. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.79. Ecolab Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.57 and 4.94 respectively. For P/cash, Ecolab Inc. has a value of 187.93, while it is 36.77 for P/free cash flow.
At the current price of 116.75, Ecolab Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.20%. We see a return on equity of 15.90%.
Looking more long-term Ecolab Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.55%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.12% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -15.40% for this year and for the last five years a 8.30% growth has been seen.