Waters Corporation (WAT): Price and Financial Metrics

Waters Corporation (WAT)

Today's Latest Price: $235.12 USD

0.93 (0.40%)

Updated Dec 2 7:00pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 143 in Medical - Devices & Equipment

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WAT Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for WAT is -55.19 -- better than only 0.45% of US stocks.
  • WAT's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of only 1.54% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of Waters Corp's share price is greater than that of just 8.75% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Waters Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be NLST, HPQ, MKD, CSTM, and FLXN.
  • WAT's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Waters Corp's official web site, go to www.waters.com.

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WAT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $235.12 52-week high $245.68
Prev. close $234.19 52-week low $154.39
Day low $231.91 Volume 232,894
Day high $235.93 Avg. volume 544,344
50-day MA $215.73 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $201.85 Market Cap 14.59B

Waters Corporation (WAT) Company Bio

Waters Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes and services instrument systems, columns and other chemistry consumables that are integrated and used along with other analytical instruments. The Company has two segments: Waters Division and TA Division. The company was founded in 1958 and is based in Milford, Massachusetts

WAT Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$235.12$86.63 -63%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Waters Corp. To summarize, we found that Waters Corp ranked in the 26th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Waters Corp, consider:

  • As a business, WAT is generating more cash flow than 70.41% of positive cash flow stocks in the Healthcare.
  • WAT's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 34.23% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Waters Corp's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at 12.07. This coverage rate is greater than that of 80.14% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Healthcare that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as WAT, try ICUI, BIO, SRDX, XRAY, and A.

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Latest WAT News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Waters Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WAT as an investment opportunity.

Waters Establishes Flagship Innovation and Research Laboratory in Cambridge, MA

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) announced this week at Biotech Week Boston the establishment of Immerse™ Cambridge, a new Waters' research laboratory in the heart of Cambridge’s Kendall Square. Immerse Cambridge will serve as a strategic, collaborative space in the community, where Waters can partner with academia, research and industry to accelerate the next generation of scientific advancements. “Immerse Cambridge will house the latest analytical instruments a

Business Wire | September 22, 2020

LabMinds Helps Waters Corporation Enhance Automation and Efficiency of Lab Operations Across Multiple Locations

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #DSP--LabMinds, Inc., a pioneer in automation for solution preparation in life sciences, today announced that Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), a global leader in specialty measurement in life, food and materials sciences, is outfitting several of its R&D and customer demonstration laboratories with LabMinds’ REVO solution preparation systems. The REVO robotic systems will help Waters boost efficiency within its lab operations by enabling remote operation and automation of

Business Wire | September 10, 2020

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

MILFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today announced second quarter 2020 sales of $520 million, a 13% decrease as reported, compared to sales of $599 million for the second quarter of 2019. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted sales growth by approximately 1% for the quarter. The Company’s results were impacted by lower demand across all major geographies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On a GAAP basis, diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the second quarter

Business Wire | July 28, 2020

Waters (WAT) to Report Q2 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

Waters' (WAT) second-quarter 2020 results are likely to reflect new product introductions and large molecule strength.

Yahoo | July 22, 2020

Did Hedge Funds Make The Right Call On Waters Corporation (WAT) ?

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Yahoo | July 20, 2020

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WAT Price Returns

1-mo 5.81%
3-mo 12.50%
6-mo 12.54%
1-year 6.22%
3-year 18.65%
5-year 79.48%
YTD 0.63%
2019 23.85%
2018 -2.35%
2017 43.75%
2016 -0.14%
2015 19.39%

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