Ecolab Dividend yield

 Price  176.56
 Dividend  2.05
 Earnings  4.78
 Cash-flow  7.21
 Book value  25.22
 Equity  23.43

Ecolab is part of Chemicals business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Ecolab is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Ecolab paid a total dividend of 586 million USD last year, for a market value of 50,496 millions (Market Cap 44,072 millions). Dividend per share of Ecolab is 2.05 USD, and his stock market price 176.56 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Ecolab has a dividend yield of 1.16%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Basic Materials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Ecolab dividend yield with other Chemicals companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Ecolab

Ecolab Dividend Payout

About the ability of Ecolab to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.05 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.16%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Ecolab payout on ernings is currently 42.89%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 38.25% and 40.37% respectively. Both figures show that Ecolab can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Ecolab is USD 7.21 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.05, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Ecolab, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Basic Materials industry and Chemicals sector companies.

Ecolab payout

Ecolab Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Ecolab Stock performance

Finally, last moth Ecolab showed a return of 0.20% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 3.95% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -17.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Chemicals firms.

Ecolab stock and market return