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C
Ecolab Inc (ECL)
Consumer Goods | Consumer NonDurables
134.46  0.27%
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
tickrz RankC / 293Warren Buffett RankB / 159
Pure Value RankC / 346Dividend RankB / 105
Moat RankA / 50Financial Strength RankB / 132
Growth RankA / 88Momentum RankC / 299
ECL vs CONSUMER NONDURABLES SECTOR & S&P 500
VALUATION
ECLSECTORS&P 500
P/E RATIO30.5624.119.61
EV/EBITDA RATIO16.720.111.89
P/S RATIO2.951.92.06
P/B RATIO5.725.83.15
QUALITY
RETURN ON EQUITY19.13%21.09%13.85%
RETURN ON CAPITAL10.84%18.32%10.02%
NET MARGIN9.35%8.91%9.77%
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
1.1%
PAYOUT RATIO33.13%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH13.74%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
8 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY110%
INTEREST COVERAGE7.27x
CURRENT RATIO1.05
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH16.73%
5 YR SPS GROWTH14.01%
5 YR BPS GROWTH4.03%
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Ecolab Inc 's strong growth translates to a Growth Rank in the top 25% of all stocks
tickrz rank C / 293
Ecolab Inc receives a C ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.
value
pure value ranking C / 346Warren Buffett ranking B / 159
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Ecolab Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 30.6x, a P/B ratio of 5.7x, a P/S ratio of 3x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 16.7x. Ecolab Inc ranks 346 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.Ecolab Inc ranks 159 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a average score, meaning it ranks in the middle of the pack on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Ecolab Inc is probably not for you. However, the company's moat is strong so it could be worth investigating in the future should its valuation improve.

quality
moat A / 50financial strength B / 132
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Ecolab Inc appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Consumer Goods sector. Ecolab Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 8 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 7.27x, a debt/equity ratio of 110% and a Moat Rank of 50 translate to an average Financial Strength score.


momentum C / 299
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 10.61% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 299. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Ecolab Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

yield B / 105
value + yield
Shares currently yield 1.1%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Ecolab Inc ranks 105 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

growth A / 88
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the top third of S&P 500 companies. Its 16.7% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 14% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 4% speak to its impressive growth ranking.

Ecolab Inc (ECL)
Consumer Goods | Consumer NonDurables
134.46  0.27%


tickrz rank
C
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio30.56x
P/B Ratio5.7x
P/S Ratio2.95x
EV/EBITDA Ratio16.7x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
1.1%
PAYOUT RATIO33.13%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH13.74%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
8 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY110%
INTEREST COVERAGE7.27x
CURRENT RATIO1.05
MOAT
ROE19.13%
ROIC10.84%
Net Margin9.35%
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH16.73%
5 YR SPS GROWTH14.01%
5 YR BPS GROWTH4.03%

TICKRZ RANK
Ecolab Inc receives a C ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Ecolab Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 30.6x, a P/B ratio of 5.7x, a P/S ratio of 3x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 16.7x. Ecolab Inc ranks 346 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Ecolab Inc ranks 159 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a average score, meaning it ranks in the middle of the pack on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Ecolab Inc is probably not for you. However, the company's moat is strong so it could be worth investigating in the future should its valuation improve.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Ecolab Inc appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Consumer Goods sector.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Ecolab Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 8 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 7.27x, a debt/equity ratio of 110% and a Moat Rank of 50 translate to an average Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 10.61% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 299. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Ecolab Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 1.1%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Ecolab Inc ranks 105 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the top third of S&P 500 companies. Its 16.7% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 14% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 4% speak to its impressive growth ranking.