| Ecolab is a provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Co.'s segments include: Global Industrial, which provides water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions in the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, chemical, power generation, pharmaceutical and commercial laundry industries; Global Institutional, which provides cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, government, education and retail industries; and Global Energy, which serves the process chemicals and water treatment needs of the global petroleum and petrochemical industries in both upstream and downstream applications. We show 41 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our ECL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute ECL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing ECL market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing ECL's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of ECL versus a peer is one thing; comparing
ECL market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like ECL can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ECL by allowing them to research the ECL market cap history.