In the same period a year ago, the company posted earnings of 91 cents a share on sales of $3.5 billion.
The stock has risen 10.5% since the company last reported earnings on Feb. 19.
Quarterly estimates have fallen less than 1 cent a share in the past month.
Ecolab is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 30 based on the 12-month estimates of 21 analysts surveyed by FactSet.
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