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Last $115.20 USD
Change Today -1.63 / -1.40%
Volume 1.2M
ECL On Other Exchanges
Symbol
Exchange
Berlin
Mexico
As of 8:04 PM 04/17/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

ecolab inc (ECL) Snapshot

Open
$116.08
Previous Close
$116.83
Day High
$116.27
Day Low
$114.49
52 Week High
09/19/14 - $118.46
52 Week Low
01/6/15 - $97.78
Market Cap
34.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
902.3K
EPS TTM
$4.15
Shares Outstanding
297.3M
EX-Date
03/6/15
P/E TM
27.8x
Dividend
$1.32
Dividend Yield
1.05%
Current Stock Chart for ECOLAB INC (ECL)

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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 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.

47,430 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/15
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: $595.0K
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $487.5K
Executive Vice President and President of Nal...
Total Annual Compensation: $518.8K
Executive Vice President and President of Glo...
Total Annual Compensation: $486.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ecolab inc (ECL) Key Developments

Ecolab Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on April 1, 2015

The board of directors of Ecolab Inc. declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.33 per common share, to be paid April 1, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 10, 2015.

Ecolab Appoints Tracy B. Mckibben to its Board

The board of directors of Ecolab Inc. has appointed Tracy B. McKibben to the company's board. Ms. McKibben, is founder and president of MAC Energy Advisors LLC. Prior to founding MAC Energy Advisors in 2010, Ms. McKibben served as managing director and head of Environmental Banking Strategy for Citigroup Global Markets from 2007 to 2009.

Ecolab Inc. Announces Consolidated Unaudited Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for First Quarter and Full Year of 2015

Ecolab Inc. announced consolidated unaudited earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $3,680.8 million against $3,559.5 million a year ago. Operating income was $520.5 million against $470.6 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $458.5 million against $403.0 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $335.5 million or $1.10 diluted per share against $287.1 million or $0.93 diluted per share a year ago. For the year, the company reported net sales of $14,280.5 million against $13,253.4 million a year ago. Operating income was $1,955.0 million against $1,560.6 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $1,698.4 million against $1,298.3 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $1,202.8 million or $3.930 diluted per share against $967.8 million or $3.16 diluted per share a year ago. Adjusted diluted earnings per share (Non-GAAP) were $4.18 against $3.54 for the same period last year. The company expects 2015 full-year adjusted earnings per share to rise to the $4.50 to $4.70 range, representing an 8% to 12% increase over the prior year. When compared with the 2014 performance, The company expects further solid fixed currency sales growth with improved growth in its Institutional, Industrial and Other segments and slower fixed currency sales gains in its Energy segment. The company expects first quarter adjusted earnings per share in the $0.78 to $0.83 range, representing a 5% to 12% increase versus a very strong year-ago period, when adjusted earnings per share rose 23% to $0.74. Adjusted Gross Margin, excluding special gains and charges was approx. 46%, Interest expense, net of $60 million to $65 million. Adjusted tax rate is 27% to 28%. Adjusted EPS, excluding special gains and charges is $0.78 - $0.83.

 

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