| Ecolab is a provider of water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. Co.'s cleaning and sanitizing programs and products and pest elimination services support customers in the foodservice, food and beverage processing, hospitality, healthcare, government and education, retail, textile care and commercial facilities management sectors. Co.'s products and technologies are also used in water treatment, pollution control, energy conservation, refining, primary metals manufacturing, papermaking, mining and other industrial processes. Co. has three reportable segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional and Specialty and Global Healthcare and Life Sciences. We show 46 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.