Fiscal Year Earnings Estimate on Ecolab Inc.(ECL)

Ecolab Inc.(ECL): For the most recent quarter end, Ecolab Inc. reported Annual Earnings of $1.25. Based on the filings, last years Annual Earnings was, $4.37. For the most recent quarter end, ECL reported a surprise Earnings per Share of -2.34% . The consensus estimate for current quarter is $0.81 and for the current fiscal year, the estimate is $4.81. For the Next fiscal year, the estimate is $5.41 based on the consensus. St Paul based Ecolab Inc. Last reported the Quarter results on Dec 31, 2016 and the Next earnings date is scheduled to be released on May 02, 2017.

Ecolab Inc. has received $0.81 as the consensus Earnings Estimate for the Quarter ending on Mar 2017 ,According to the estimate provided by 1 Financial Advisor in the Stock Trading Firms. The EPS growth rate is projected at 5.19%. Ecolab Inc. results fell short with a surprise EPS of -2.34% or $-0.03. The Actual EPS was $1.25 compared to the Estimated EPS of $1.28 during its most recent quarterly earnings. According to the corporate earnings calendar, Ecolab Inc. will release next earnings on May 02, 2017 with an estimated EPS consensus of $0.81. Based on the consensus of stock financial advisors the stock has a price target of $124. Current year estimate on EPS consensus is $4.81. The Estimated EPS rate for Long term growth is $13.4.

Ecolab Inc. has a Price to Earnings ratio of 28.32 for the trailing twelve month period. The price to book ratio of the company for the most recent quarter is 5.19. For the Most Recent Fiscal Year, Ecolab Inc. has a price to cash ratio of 16.82. For the Trailing twelve month period, company showed a Net Profit Margin of 9.35% and Return on Equity of the stock is 19.08%.

Ecolab Inc. last declared its Dividend on Dec 16, 2016. For Dividend Investing Stock Market Traders Ecolab Inc. has a Dividend Yield of 1.19% with an Annual Dividend of $1.48. It has a Payout Ratio of 0.32 and the change in Dividend payout ratio is 0.02.

Ecolab Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 21, 2017. The company reported $1.25 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.03. Analyst had a consensus of $1.28. The company had revenue of $3352.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3457.11 million. The companys revenue was down -1.8 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.22 EPS.

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Sep 7, 2016, Christophe Beck (EVP & Pres-Global Water) sold 5,789 shares at 122.70 per share price.On Aug 29, 2016, Michael A Hickey (EVP & Pres. Global Inst.) sold 17,761 shares at 123.90 per share price.On Aug 19, 2016, Douglas M Jr Baker (Chairman and CEO) sold 25,800 shares at 122.41 per share price.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Wednesday as its shares dropped 0.75% or 0.93 points. After the session commenced at $121.77, the stock reached the higher end at $124.27 while it hit a low of $121.5. With the volume soaring to 1,290,652 shares, the last trade was called at $123.1. The company has a 52-week high of $124.6. The company has a market cap of $35,890 million and there are 291,551,990 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $98.62.

Ecolab Inc. is the global leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection control products and services. Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to the foodservice, food and beverage processing, healthcare, and hospitality markets.


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