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$114.49
Previous Close
$114.39
Day High
$114.86
Day Low
$114.26
52 Week High
08/26/14 - $115.46
52 Week Low
09/3/13 - $91.95
Market Cap
34.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
662.7K
EPS TTM
$3.80
Shares Outstanding
299.6M
EX-Date
09/12/14
P/E TM
30.2x
Dividend
$1.10
Dividend Yield
0.92%
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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. Ecolab Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Athlon Solutions, LLC

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 Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable on October 15, 2014

The Board of Directors of Ecolab Inc. declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.275 per common share, to be paid October 15, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 16, 2014. Ecolab has paid cash dividends on its common stock for 77 consecutive years.

Charterhouse Is Reportedly Preparing To Sell Deb Group For Upto £650 Million

Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP is preparing to sell Deb Group Limited, several sources with knowledge of the talks said, in a deal that could be worth up to £650 million including debt. One source said the deal could be worth £650 million, while four sources estimated the value at around £500 million. The company could be of interest to a number of industry players including Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), two of the sources said. Charterhouse has hired The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) to lead the sale process which will start in the last quarter of 2014 and could run into 2015, a person familiar with the situation said on July 30, 2014. Deb Group, Charterhouse, Goldman Sachs and Ecolab declined to comment, Reuters reported.

Ecolab Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014; Revised Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Third Quarter 2014

Ecolab Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $3,568.2 million compared with $3,337.8 million for the same period a year ago. Operating income was $512.2 million compared with $352.3 million for the same period a year ago. Income before income taxes was $446.0 million compared with $286.1 million for the same period a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $311.4 million or $1.02 per diluted share compared with $213.1 million or $0.69 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Adjusted diluted earnings per share (Non-GAAP) were $1.03 compared with $0.86 for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $6,904.8 million compared with $6,209.9 million for the same period a year ago. Operating income was $863.1 million compared with $614.0 million for the same period a year ago. Income before income taxes was $731.8 million compared with $486.3 million for the same period a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $502.4 million or $1.64 per diluted share compared with $372.7 million or $1.23 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Adjusted diluted earnings per share (Non-GAAP) were s $1.77 compared with $1.47 for the same period a year ago. For the full year 2014, the company now expects adjusted earnings per share forecast to be in the $4.14 to $4.20 range, representing a 17% to 19% increase over the prior year. Previously, the expected 2014 full-year adjusted earnings per share forecast range was $4.10 to $4.20. Interest expense, net is expected to be in the range of $250 million to $260 million. Adjusted tax rate is expected to be in the range of 27% to 28%. Adjusted Gross Margin, excluding special gains and charges approx. is expected to be 47%. For the third quarter 2014, the company expects adjusted earnings per share in the $1.18 to $1.22 range, representing a 13% to 17% increase when compared with adjusted earnings per share of $1.04 a year ago. Interest expense, net is expected to be in the range of $60 million to $65 million. Adjusted tax rate approx. is expected to be 28%. Adjusted Gross Margin, excluding special gains and charges approx. is expected to be 47%.

 

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