Ecolab delivered strong fourth quarter sales and earnings results, as adjusted earnings per share increased 27% over last year. Results were led by strong growth in its Global Energy, Latin America and worldwide Kay business.CEO comment Commenting on the quarter, Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab’s chairman and chief executive officer said, “Fourth quarter results were strong as our team performed very well in 2012’s challenging environment, driving strong sales growth in otherwise mixed end markets and economies. We continued to leverage our innovative products and industry-leading customer service to drive new business and increase our solutions within our current account base. The fourth quarter segment earnings also benefited from comparison to a softer period last year for the Water, Paper and Energy Services businesses, when profits were impacted by a sharp run-up in raw material costs in that period.
Ecolab Delivers Strong Fourth Quarter
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