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Morningstar's Ecolab Inc Stock Analysis

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Wide-Moat Ecolab Shares Offer Long-Term Investors Attractive Valuation as Near-Term Headwinds Abate

Seth Goldstein, CFA Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Seth Goldstein, CFA |

Wide-moat Ecolab's shares have fallen over 30% from their 52-week high as the company's financials have been impacted by cost inflation and continued lower volumes due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting dining and travel. However, we view these issues as fleeting and expect profits to recover and improve sequentially throughout 2022 and into 2023. At current prices, we view the stock as undervalued, trading in 4-star territory relative to our $215 fair value estimate, creating an opportunity for long-term investors to pick up shares of one of the highest quality specialty chemicals companies in our coverage.

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Ecolab Inc's Company Profile

Business Description

Ecolab produces and markets cleaning and sanitation products for the hospitality, healthcare, and industrial markets. The firm is the global market share leader in this category with a wide array of products and services, including dish and laundry washing systems, pest control, and infection control products. The company has a strong hold on the U.S. market and is looking to increase its profitability abroad. Additionally, Ecolab serves customers in water, manufacturing, and life sciences end markets, selling customized solutions.

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1 Ecolab Place
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
T +1 800 232-6522
Sector Basic Materials
Industry Specialty Chemicals
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 47,000

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