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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2019

OR

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from              to              

Commission File No. 1-9328

ECOLAB INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

41-0231510

(State or other jurisdiction of

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

Identification No.)

1 Ecolab Place, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102

(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

1-800-232-6522

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Not applicable)

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year,

if changed since last report)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $1.00 par value

2.625% Euro Notes due 2025

1.000% Euro Notes due 2024

ECL

ECL 25

ECL 24

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes  No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No

The number of shares of each of the registrant’s classes of Common Stock outstanding as of June 30, 2019: 287,751,846 shares, par value $1.00 per share.

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME

(unaudited)

Second Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended 

June 30

June 30

(millions, except per share amounts)

2019

    

2018

    

2019

    

2018

Product and equipment sales

$3,092.1

$3,060.5

$5,978.4

$5,920.1

Service and lease sales

667.3

629.1

1,286.4

1,240.4

Net sales

3,759.4

3,689.6

7,264.8

7,160.5

Product and equipment cost of sales

1,805.8

1,751.6

3,515.8

3,447.8

Service and lease cost of sales

402.4

394.5

782.0

770.6

Cost of sales (including special charges (a))

2,208.2

2,146.1

4,297.8

4,218.4

Selling, general and administrative expenses

1,002.7

1,036.8

2,011.0

2,055.1

Special (gains) and charges

49.9

12.1

90.2

38.1

Operating income

498.6

494.6

 

865.8

848.9

Other (income) expense

(20.9)

(19.6)

(42.1)

(39.0)

Interest expense, net (b)

49.5

56.3

98.9

112.7

Income before income taxes

470.0

457.9

 

809.0

775.2

Provision for income taxes

97.8

104.3

136.4

173.4

Net income including noncontrolling interest

372.2

353.6

 

672.6

601.8

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

3.6

2.3

7.5

3.2

Net income attributable to Ecolab

$368.6

$351.3

$665.1

$598.6

Earnings attributable to Ecolab per common share

Basic

$ 1.28

$ 1.22

$ 2.31

$ 2.07

Diluted

$ 1.26

$ 1.20

$ 2.28

$ 2.04

Weighted-average common shares outstanding

Basic

 

287.6

288.8

 

 

287.9

288.7

 

Diluted

 

292.1

 

293.3

 

 

292.2

 

293.0

 

(a)Cost of sales includes special (gains) and charges of $7.9 and $(0.1) in the second quarter of 2019 and 2018, respectively, and $11.5 and $(0.1) in the first six months of 2019 and 2018, respectively, which is recorded in product and equipment cost of sales.
(b)Interest expense, net includes special charges of $0.2 in the first six months of 2019.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

2

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(unaudited)

Second Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended 

June 30

June 30

(millions)

    

2019

    

2018

2019

    

2018

    

Net income including noncontrolling interest

$372.2

$353.6

$672.6

$601.8

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

Foreign currency translation adjustments

Foreign currency translation

 

(134.3)

(132.7)

(29.2)

(17.1)

 

Gain (loss) on net investment hedges

 

22.7

49.0

16.1

22.8

 

 

(111.6)

(83.7)

 

(13.1)

 

5.7

 

Derivatives and hedging instruments

 

3.6

17.4

(2.0)

15.3

 

Pension and postretirement benefits

Amortization of net actuarial loss and prior service costs included in

 

 

 

 

net periodic pension and postretirement costs

 

7.4

16.0

3.4

16.3

 

Postretirement benefits changes

-

14.4

-

14.4

 

7.4

30.4

 

3.4

 

30.7

 

Subtotal

 

(100.6)

(35.9)

 

(11.7)

 

51.7

 

Total comprehensive income, including noncontrolling interest

 

271.6

317.7

 

660.9

 

653.5

 

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

4.5

0.8

9.3

4.2

 

Comprehensive income attributable to Ecolab

$267.1

$316.9

$651.6

$649.3

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

3

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(unaudited)

June 30

December 31

(millions, except per share amounts)

    

2019

2018

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$85.7

$114.7

Accounts receivable, net

 

2,747.1

2,662.5

Inventories

 

1,625.3

1,546.4

Other current assets

 

395.4

354.1

Total current assets

 

4,853.5

4,677.7

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

3,866.9

3,836.0

Goodwill

 

7,234.1

7,078.0

Other intangible assets, net

 

3,776.2

3,797.7

Operating lease assets

549.8

-

Other assets

 

547.1

685.1

Total assets

$20,827.6

$20,074.5

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities

Short-term debt

$1,069.4

$743.6

Accounts payable

 

1,297.9

1,255.6

Compensation and benefits

 

460.5

579.7

Income taxes

 

81.5

100.6

Other current liabilities

 

1,218.4

1,006.1

Total current liabilities

 

4,127.7

3,685.6

Long-term debt

 

5,987.1

6,301.6

Postretirement health care and pension benefits

 

928.2

944.3

Deferred income taxes

791.2

764.6

Operating lease liabilities

398.6

-

Other liabilities

 

325.4

324.8

Total liabilities

 

12,558.2

12,020.9

Commitments and contingencies (Note 17)

Equity (a)

Common stock

 

358.9

357.0

Additional paid-in capital

 

5,815.7

5,633.2

Retained earnings

 

9,368.0

8,909.5

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(1,836.4)

(1,761.7)

Treasury stock

 

(5,480.8)

(5,134.8)

Total Ecolab shareholders’ equity

 

8,225.4

8,003.2

Noncontrolling interest

 

44.0

50.4

Total equity

 

8,269.4

8,053.6

Total liabilities and equity

$20,827.6

$20,074.5

(a)Common stock, 800.0 shares authorized, $1.00 par value per share, 287.8 shares outstanding at June 30, 2019 and 287.7 shares outstanding at December 31, 2018. Shares outstanding are net of treasury stock.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

4

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited)

Six Months Ended 

June 30

(millions)

2019

2018

    

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net income including noncontrolling interest

$672.6

$601.8

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation

 

323.3

305.5

Amortization

 

160.5

160.3

Deferred income taxes

 

(3.1)

32.6

Share-based compensation expense

 

59.5

61.8

Pension and postretirement plan contributions

 

(31.0)

(34.0)

Pension and postretirement plan expense

 

10.2

17.0

Restructuring charges, net of cash paid

 

23.1

(6.3)

Other, net

 

13.3

12.3

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:

Accounts receivable

 

(75.2)

(88.5)

Inventories

 

(82.9)

(118.9)

Other assets

 

(66.4)

(47.1)

Accounts payable

 

36.2

79.8

Other liabilities

 

(122.6)

(190.6)

Cash provided by operating activities

 

917.5

785.7

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Capital expenditures

 

(370.5)

(412.5)

Property and other assets sold

 

3.5

24.5

Acquisitions and investments in affiliates, net of cash acquired

 

(288.8)

(78.1)

Divestiture of businesses

5.8

8.4

Settlement of net investment hedges

-

14.1

Other, net

(7.5)

(0.8)

Cash used for investing activities

 

(657.5)

(444.4)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Net issuances of commercial paper and notes payable

 

434.3

222.7

Long-term debt repayments

 

(401.0)

(300.6)

Reacquired shares

 

(347.5)

(215.8)

Dividends paid

 

(280.7)

(252.3)

Exercise of employee stock options

 

119.7

50.4

Acquisition related liabilities and contingent consideration

(0.5)

(10.3)

Other, net

-

(0.6)

Cash used for financing activities

 

(475.7)

(506.5)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

7.4

8.0

Decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(208.3)

(157.2)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period (a)

 

294.0

211.4

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period (b)

$85.7

$54.2

 

(a)Restricted cash was $179.3 as of December 31, 2018 and included in Other assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.
(b)There was no restricted cash as of June 30, 2019 and 2018.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

5

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EQUITY

(unaudited)

Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

 

(millions, except shares and per share amounts)

    

Common
Stock

    

Additional
Paid-in
Capital

    

Retained
Earnings

    

OCI
(Loss)

    

Treasury
Stock

    

Ecolab Shareholders'
Equity

    

Non-Controlling
Interest

    

Total
Equity

 

Balance, March 31, 2018

 

$355.5

 

$5,496.5

 

$8,097.0

 

$(1,558.3)

 

$(4,789.7)

 

$7,601.0

 

$68.9

 

$7,669.9

Net income

351.3

 

351.3

 

2.3

 

353.6

Comprehensive income (loss) activity

(34.4)

 

(34.4)

 

(1.5)

 

(35.9)

Cash dividends declared (a)

(118.4)