Last $107.18 USD
Change Today -0.27 / -0.25%
Volume 417.8K
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ecolab inc (ECL) Snapshot

Open
$107.60
Previous Close
$107.45
Day High
$107.72
Day Low
$107.16
52 Week High
09/19/14 - $118.46
52 Week Low
02/5/14 - $97.65
Market Cap
32.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
1.7M
EPS TTM
$3.91
Shares Outstanding
300.1M
EX-Date
12/12/14
P/E TM
27.4x
Dividend
$1.32
Dividend Yield
1.08%
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ecolab inc (ECL) Details

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for customers worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other. The Global Industrial segment provides water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions primarily to large industrial customers within the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, chemical, mining and primary metals, power generation, pulp and paper, and commercial laundry industries. The Global Institutional segment offers specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, government and education, and retail industries. The Global Energy segment provides the process chemicals and water treatment needs of the petroleum and petrochemical industries in both upstream and downstream applications. The Other segment offers pest elimination, and kitchen repair and maintenance services. The company sells its products through company-employed field sales personnel, healthcare distributors, and dealers. Ecolab Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

45,415 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/28/14
Founded in 1923

ecolab inc (ECL) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
President and Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $580.0K
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $450.0K
Executive Vice President and President of Nal...
Total Annual Compensation: $500.1K
Executive Vice President and President of Glo...
Total Annual Compensation: $440.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

ecolab inc (ECL) Key Developments

Ecolab Announces Quarterly Dividend, Payable on January 15, 2015

Ecolab Inc. declared a 20% increase in the company's quarterly cash dividend to $0.33 per common share, to be paid January 15, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 16, 2014.

Ecolab Inc. Amends and Restates $2.0 Billion 5-Year Revolving Credit Facility

On December 3, 2014, Ecolab Inc. entered into an amended and restated $2.0 billion unsecured 5-year revolving credit facility that matures in December 2019 (the 5-Year Facility), among the lenders party, the issuing banks party, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and swing line bank, and Citibank, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., as co-syndication agents. The 5-Year Facility amends and restates Ecolab's existing $1.5 billion unsecured 5-year revolving multicurrency credit facility maturing in September 2016 by, among other things, increasing the aggregate amount of the commitments from $1.5 billion to $2.0 billion and extending the maturity from September 2016 to December 2019. In connection with the execution of the 5-Year Facility, the maximum amount of commercial paper that may be issued under Ecolab's U.S. commercial paper program will be correspondingly increased from $1.5 billion to $2.0 billion. The 5-Year Facility will be used for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, share repurchases, the repayment of other indebtedness and acquisitions. The 5-Year Facility includes a $100 million letter of credit subfacility and a $75 million swing line loan subfacility.

Ecolab Seeks Acquisitions

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) seeks acquisitions. Ecolab has entered into an amended and restated $2 billion unsecured 5-year revolving credit facility that matures in December, 2019. The facility will be used for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, share repurchases, repayment of other indebtedness and acquisitions.

 

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