Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL)

Balance Sheet: Assets
Quarterly Data

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The balance sheet provides creditors, investors, and analysts with information on company’s resources (assets) and its sources of capital (its equity and liabilities). It normally also provides information about the future earnings capacity of a company’s assets as well as an indication of cash flows that may come from receivables and inventories.

Assets are resources controlled by the company as a result of past events and from which future economic benefits are expected to flow to the entity.

Ecolab Inc., consolidated balance sheet: assets (quarterly data)

US$ in thousands

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Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Cash and cash equivalents 1,034,700  1,369,000  1,661,900  186,400  135,900  85,700  79,000  114,700  203,600  54,200  175,500  211,400  209,100  260,700  212,100  327,400  180,600  167,400  268,500  92,800  184,800  310,600  237,900 
Accounts receivable, net 2,320,700  2,255,500  2,855,900  2,796,500  2,722,500  2,747,100  2,691,600  2,662,500  2,652,700  2,635,400  2,574,300  2,574,100  2,533,200  2,446,800  2,358,000  2,341,200  2,349,600  2,318,000  2,248,800  2,390,200  2,450,000  2,494,800  2,546,900 
Inventories 1,287,800  1,228,700  1,529,700  1,505,600  1,586,700  1,625,300  1,645,600  1,546,400  1,587,900  1,557,600  1,541,800  1,445,900  1,509,000  1,469,800  1,428,300  1,319,400  1,342,400  1,331,700  1,386,100  1,388,200  1,439,200  1,462,700  1,503,000 
Deferred income taxes —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  250,000  235,000  164,600  172,800 
Other current assets 348,800  313,000  389,600  339,900  425,000  395,400  334,800  354,100  378,100  360,700  305,200  365,000  363,200  354,800  308,900  291,400  299,400  278,300  291,500  326,300  333,400  538,400  461,200 
Current assets 4,992,000  5,166,200  6,437,100  4,828,400  4,870,100  4,853,500  4,751,000  4,677,700  4,822,300  4,607,900  4,596,800  4,596,400  4,614,500  4,532,100  4,307,300  4,279,400  4,172,000  4,095,400  4,194,900  4,447,500  4,642,400  4,971,100  4,921,800 
Property, plant and equipment, net 3,146,200  3,138,900  3,920,700  3,954,900  3,861,500  3,866,900  3,878,600  3,836,000  3,778,000  3,758,700  3,779,900  3,707,100  3,617,200  3,497,400  3,424,900  3,365,000  3,292,900  3,257,300  3,227,000  3,228,300  3,212,200  3,123,400  3,115,100 
Goodwill 5,958,000  5,759,900  7,231,500  7,251,700  7,220,600  7,234,100  7,324,200  7,078,000  7,078,400  7,190,900  7,303,000  7,167,100  7,154,400  7,003,800  6,947,800  6,383,000  6,515,500  6,504,400  6,474,900  6,490,800  6,499,200  6,513,400  6,529,000 
Other intangible assets, net 3,023,400  3,019,200  3,591,900  3,672,500  3,728,300  3,776,200  3,877,300  3,797,700  3,820,400  3,909,800  4,012,200  4,017,600  4,039,600  4,061,600  4,086,000  3,817,800  3,914,300  3,978,300  4,031,100  4,109,200  4,172,400  4,231,000  4,326,700 
Operating lease assets 433,900  439,900  558,500  577,500  570,300  549,800  570,900  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — 
Other assets 543,600  558,300  599,900  584,100  584,800  547,100  525,600  685,100  463,500  484,300  492,400  474,200  431,000  428,500  457,000  485,000  484,100  389,200  413,900  365,900  357,100  378,400  359,400 
Noncurrent assets 13,105,100  12,916,200  15,902,500  16,040,700  15,965,500  15,974,100  16,176,600  15,396,800  15,140,300  15,343,700  15,587,500  15,366,000  15,242,200  14,991,300  14,915,700  14,050,800  14,206,800  14,129,200  14,146,900  14,194,200  14,240,900  14,246,200  14,330,200 
Total assets 18,097,100  18,082,400  22,339,600  20,869,100  20,835,600  20,827,600  20,927,600  20,074,500  19,962,600  19,951,600  20,184,300  19,962,400  19,856,700  19,523,400  19,223,000  18,330,200  18,378,800  18,224,600  18,341,800  18,641,700  18,883,300  19,217,300  19,252,000 

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).


Assets: Selected Items

Balance sheet item Description The company
Current assets Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all assets that are expected to be realized in cash, sold, or consumed within one year (or the normal operating cycle, if longer). Assets are probable future economic benefits obtained or controlled by an entity as a result of past transactions or events. Ecolab Inc.’s current assets decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Property, plant and equipment, net Amount after accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization of physical assets used in the normal conduct of business to produce goods and services and not intended for resale. Examples include, but are not limited to, land, buildings, machinery and equipment, office equipment, and furniture and fixtures. Ecolab Inc.’s property, plant and equipment, net decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Noncurrent assets Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all assets that are expected to be realized in cash, sold or consumed after one year or beyond the normal operating cycle, if longer. Ecolab Inc.’s noncurrent assets decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Total assets Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all assets that are recognized. Assets are probable future economic benefits obtained or controlled by an entity as a result of past transactions or events. Ecolab Inc.’s total assets decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Current Assets: Selected Items

Balance sheet item Description The company
Cash and cash equivalents Amount of currency on hand as well as demand deposits with banks or financial institutions. Includes other kinds of accounts that have the general characteristics of demand deposits. Also includes short-term, highly liquid investments that are both readily convertible to known amounts of cash and so near their maturity that they present insignificant risk of changes in value because of changes in interest rates. Excludes cash and cash equivalents within disposal group and discontinued operation. Ecolab Inc.’s cash and cash equivalents decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Accounts receivable, net Amount due from customers or clients, within one year of the balance sheet date (or the normal operating cycle, whichever is longer), for goods or services (including trade receivables) that have been delivered or sold in the normal course of business, reduced to the estimated net realizable fair value by an allowance established by the entity of the amount it deems uncertain of collection. Ecolab Inc.’s accounts receivable, net decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Inventories Amount after valuation and LIFO reserves of inventory expected to be sold, or consumed within one year or operating cycle, if longer. Ecolab Inc.’s inventories decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.