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									              Ecolab Inc. (ECL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDIGM28999FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: SEP 2012

          370 Wabasha Street North                           Phone              +1 800 2326522                  Revenue           6,798.5 (million USD)
          St. Paul, MN                                       Fax                +1 302 6555049                  Net Profit        462.50 (million USD)
          55102                                              Website            www.ecolab.com                  Employees         40,200
                                                                                ECL [New York Stock                               Industrial Goods       and
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry
                                                                                Exchange]                                         Machinery

       Company Overview
       Ecolab Inc. (Ecolab) formerly Economics Laboratory, is a US based provider of cleaning, food safety and health protection
       products and services. The company offers a range of solutions and services such as cleaning and sanitizing products and
       services, pest elimination services, maintenance and repair services, commercial facilities management. Eclolab offers its wide
       range of programs and services related to the foodservice, food and beverage processing, hospitality, healthcare, government
       and education, retail, textile care, commercial facilities and vehicle wash industries.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Ecolab Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Douglas M. Baker                    Chairman                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Barbara J. Beck                     Director
                                                                                      Extensive Range of Solutions           Declining Profitability
         Leslie S. Biller                    Director
                                                                                      Geographical Landscape                 Debt Obligations
         Jerry A. Grundhofer                 Director
         Arthur J. Higgins                   Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Market Prospects                       Global Economic Scenario
       Share Data
                                                                                      Strategic Acquisitions                 International and Political Risk
         Ecolab Inc.
        Share Price (USD) as on 04-Sep-                                63.47
        2012                                                                         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        EPS (USD)                                                        1.91
        Market Cap (million USD)                                      18,566
        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                24,666
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     293
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Aug 14, 2012         Ecolab Opens New Facility In Taicang, China
                                                                                      Aug 02, 2012         Ecolab Reports Revenue Of $3 Billion In Q2
                                                                                                           2012
                                                                                      Jun 13, 2012         Ecolab      Issues Statement   Supporting
                                                                                                           Introduction Of Bipartisan Russia PNTR
                                                                                                           Legislation
                                                                                      May 03, 2012         Ecolab Reports Revenue Of $2.8 Billion In Q1
                                                                                                           2012
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 5
       Ecolab Inc. - Key Facts....................................................................................................................................................................... 5
       Ecolab Inc. - Key Employees.............................................................................................................................................................. 6
       Ecolab Inc. - Major Products and Services ......................................................................................................................................... 8
       Ecolab Inc. - History ........................................................................................................................................................................... 9
       Ecolab Inc. - Company Statement .................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Ecolab Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries ......................................................................................................................................... 16
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 16
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 21
       Ecolab Inc. - Business Description ................................................................................................................................................... 21
       Ecolab Inc. - Corporate Strategy ...................................................................................................................................................... 23
       Ecolab Inc. - SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................................... 24
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 24
          Ecolab Inc. - Strengths.................................................................................................................................................................. 24
             Strength - Extensive Range of Solutions ................................................................................................................................... 24
             Strength - Geographical Landscape.......................................................................................................................................... 24
             Strength - Strong Customer Base ............................................................................................................................................. 24
          Ecolab Inc. - Weaknesses ............................................................................................................................................................ 25
             Weakness - Declining Profitability ............................................................................................................................................. 25
             Weakness - Debt Obligations .................................................................................................................................................... 25
             Weakness - Legal Issues and Litigations .................................................................................................................................. 25
          Ecolab Inc. - Opportunities............................................................................................................................................................ 25
             Opportunity - Market Prospects ................................................................................................................................................. 25
             Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions .......................................................................................................................................... 26
             Opportunity - Product Portfolio Expansion ................................................................................................................................ 26
          Ecolab Inc. - Threats ..................................................................................................................................................................... 26
             Threat - Global Economic Scenario........................................................................................................................................... 26
             Threat - International and Political Risk ..................................................................................................................................... 27
             Threat - Competitive Landscape ............................................................................................................................................... 27
       Ecolab Inc. - Key Competitors .......................................................................................................................................................... 28
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 29
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 29
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 29
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 31
       Financial Performance...................................................................................................................................................................... 31
       Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios....................................................................................................................................................... 32
       Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts ......................................................................................................................................................... 33
       Section 4 – Company’s, Lifesciences, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances .............................................................................. 34
          Ecolab Inc., Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2006 to YTD 2012 ............................................................................................ 34
          Ecolab Inc., Medical Equipment, Deals By Type, 2006 to YTD 2012 ........................................................................................... 35
          Ecolab Inc., Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Year, 2006 to YTD 2012 .......................................................................... 36



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          Ecolab Inc., Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Type, 2006 to YTD 2012 .......................................................................... 37
       Ecolab Inc., Recent Deals Summary ................................................................................................................................................ 38
       Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments ................................................................................................................................ 39
          Ecolab Inc., Recent Developments ............................................................................................................................................... 39
             Aug 14, 2012: Ecolab Opens New Facility In Taicang, China ................................................................................................... 39
             Aug 02, 2012: Ecolab Reports Revenue Of $3 Billion In Q2 2012 ............................................................................................ 39
             Jun 13, 2012: Ecolab Issues Statement Supporting Introduction Of Bipartisan Russia PNTR Legislation .......................
								
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