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Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Ecolab Inc., profitability ratios

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Ecolab Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Ecolab Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Ecolab Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Ecolab Inc.’s ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Ecolab Inc.’s ROA deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Gross Profit Margin

Ecolab Inc., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Gross profit
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
Linde plc

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

1 2019 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Ecolab Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Operating Profit Margin

Ecolab Inc., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Operating income
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
Linde plc
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Chemicals
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Basic Materials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

1 2019 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Ecolab Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Net Profit Margin

Ecolab Inc., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net income attributable to Ecolab
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
Linde plc
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Chemicals
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Basic Materials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

1 2019 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net income attributable to Ecolab ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Ecolab Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Ecolab Inc., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net income attributable to Ecolab
Total Ecolab shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
Linde plc
ROE, Sector
Chemicals
ROE, Industry
Basic Materials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

1 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to Ecolab ÷ Total Ecolab shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Ecolab Inc.’s ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Ecolab Inc., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net income attributable to Ecolab
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
Linde plc
ROA, Sector
Chemicals
ROA, Industry
Basic Materials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

1 2019 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net income attributable to Ecolab ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Ecolab Inc.’s ROA deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.