Ecolab (ECL)

A trusted partner at nearly 3 million commercial customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 45,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

Company profile

Douglas Baker
Fiscal year end
Former names
NLC Process and Water Services SARL • Ecolab (Antigua) Ltd. • Anios America S.A. • Ecolab Argentina S.R.L. • Ecolab Services Argentina S.R.L. • Ecolab (Aruba) N.V. • Ecolab (Fiji) Pty Limited • Ecolab AU2 Pty Ltd • Ecolab Pty Ltd. • Gallay Medical & Scientific Pty Ltd ...
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ECL stock data


5 May 22
26 Jun 22
31 Dec 22
Quarter (USD) Mar 22 Dec 21 Sep 21 Jun 21
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Annual (USD) Dec 21 Dec 20 Dec 19 Dec 18
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Cash burn rate (est.) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 99.4M 99.4M 99.4M 99.4M 99.4M 99.4M
Cash burn (monthly) 86.83M 90.84M (no burn) (no burn) (no burn) (no burn)
Cash used (since last report) 249.21M 260.71M n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cash remaining -149.81M -161.31M n/a n/a n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) -1.7 -1.8 n/a n/a n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
8 Jun 22 Michael C. McCormick Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 167.72 3,000 503.16K 50,060.162
5 May 22 Beck Barbara Non-Employee Director Stock Option Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 168.745 1,399 236.07K 1,399
5 May 22 Ettinger Jeffrey M Non-Employee Director Stock Option Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 168.745 1,399 236.07K 1,399
5 May 22 Higgins Arthur J Non-Employee Director Stock Option Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 168.745 1,399 236.07K 1,399
85.3% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 1253 1346 -6.9%
Opened positions 93 183 -49.2%
Closed positions 186 85 +118.8%
Increased positions 484 483 +0.2%
Reduced positions 480 471 +1.9%
13F shares Current Prev Q Change
Total value 41.47B 54.22B -23.5%
Total shares 243.59M 243.99M -0.2%
Total puts 742.2K 601.12K +23.5%
Total calls 370.9K 378.36K -2.0%
Total put/call ratio 2.0 1.6 +26.0%
Largest owners Shares Value Change
Cascade Investment, L.L.C. 29.19M $3.88B 0.0%
Vanguard 21.77M $3.84B +0.8%
BLK Blackrock 20.32M $3.59B +7.6%
STT State Street 11.4M $2.02B -0.7%
Wellington Management 9.26M $1.63B +6.1%
Aristotle Capital Management 5.61M $990.97M +0.6%
BK Bank Of New York Mellon 4.45M $785.52M -12.0%
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust 4.37M $770.94M 0.0%
Geode Capital Management 4.24M $746.63M +4.0%
Pictet Asset Management 3.84M $677.4M -1.1%
Largest transactions Shares Bought/sold Change
RY Royal Bank Of Canada 1.12M -4.83M -81.2%
Capital International Investors 1.72M +1.72M NEW
IPXAF Impax Asset Management 1.75M -1.7M -49.3%
Natixis Investment Managers International 1.53M +1.5M +4750.7%
CFS Investment Advisory Services 1.46M +1.46M +17381.0%
Norges Bank 0 -1.44M EXIT
BLK Blackrock 20.32M +1.43M +7.6%
California Public Employees Retirement System 499.05K -1.43M -74.1%
Sustainable Growth Advisers 1.27M +1.27M NEW
CIBC Private Wealth 245.82K -1.07M -81.3%

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Systems and Methods for Controlling Water Quality In Food Processing
23 Jun 22
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