Waters Corp. (WAT): Price and Financial Metrics

Waters Corp. (WAT): $335.06

15.17 (+4.74%)

POWR Rating

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  • Quality is the dimension where WAT ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.8% of US stocks.
  • WAT's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • WAT ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 14th percentile.

WAT Stock Summary

  • WAT has a market capitalization of $19,778,320,085 -- more than approximately 87.48% of US stocks.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for WAT is 7.58 -- better than 95.68% of US stocks.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 10.78 for Waters Corp; that's greater than it is for 93.1% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to WAT, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are HOLX, CERN, BC, QGEN, and NYT.
  • WAT's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Waters Corp's official web site, go to www.waters.com.

WAT Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Healthcare stock, WAT's price/earnings ratio is 5.48% higher, now standing at 38.5.
  • WAT's price/earnings ratio has moved up 8.6 over the prior 243 months.
  • WAT's price/earnings ratio has moved up 8.6 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WAT.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WAT 2021-08-31 9.5 94.7 38.5 32.3
WAT 2021-08-30 9.5 94.5 38.4 32.3
WAT 2021-08-27 9.4 93.2 37.8 31.8
WAT 2021-08-26 9.4 93.2 37.8 31.8
WAT 2021-08-25 9.4 93.1 37.8 31.8
WAT 2021-08-24 9.2 92.0 37.4 31.5

WAT Growth Metrics

    The 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -6.32%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 64.2%.
  • Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 6.86%.
WAT's revenue has moved up $507,379,000 over the prior 18 months.

The table below shows WAT's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 2,785.874 747.274 692.843
2021-09-30 2,736.083 796.818 694.915
2021-06-30 2,670.634 801.505 660.499
2021-03-31 2,508.971 857.276 616.136
2020-12-31 2,365.365 790.507 521.571
2020-09-30 2,295.001 714.92 503.929

WAT's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • WAT has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 94.95% of graded US stocks.
  • WAT's asset turnover comes in at 0.892 -- ranking 17th of 75 Measuring and Control Equipment stocks.
  • GEOS, BIO, and TRMB are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with WAT.

The table below shows WAT's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-10-02 0.892 0.588 0.308
2021-07-03 0.903 0.582 0.307
2021-04-03 0.882 0.581 0.295
2020-12-31 0.873 0.574 0.247
2020-09-26 0.870 0.571 0.226
2020-06-27 0.874 0.577 0.235

WAT Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WAT, see our WAT price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $356.85 Average Broker Recommendation 1.96 (Hold)

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WAT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $335.06 52-week high $428.22
Prev. close $319.89 52-week low $288.32
Day low $322.03 Volume 412,200
Day high $335.24 Avg. volume 402,609
50-day MA $315.30 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $343.73 Market Cap 20.18B

Waters Corp. (WAT) Company Bio

Waters Corporation is a publicly traded Analytical Laboratory instrument and software company headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts. The company employs more than 7,400 people, with manufacturing facilities located in Milford, Taunton, MassachusettsWexford, Ireland and Wilmslow,  Cheshire. Waters has Sites in 35 countries globally including FrankfurtSingapore, India, Germany and in Japan. (Source:Wikipedia)

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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 Corporation Presentation at the Cowen 42nd Annual Health Care Conference

MILFORD, Mass., February 25, 2022--Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) Udit Batra Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a fireside chat at the Cowen Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 at 2:10PM Eastern Standard Time.

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

Waters Corporation Virtual Fireside Chat at Citi’s 2022 Virtual Healthcare Conference (including: Services, MedTech, Life Science Tools & HCIT)

MILFORD, Mass., February 15, 2022--Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) Amol Chaubal, SVP & Chief Financial Officer will participate in a virtual fireside chat at Citi’s 2022 Virtual Healthcare Conference on Thursday, February 24th at 3:30PM Eastern Time.

Yahoo | February 15, 2022

Kinneret Advisory, LLC Buys Visa Inc, WEC Energy Group Inc, The Travelers Inc, Sells Waters ...

New York, NY, based Investment company Kinneret Advisory, LLC (Current Portfolio) buys Visa Inc, WEC Energy Group Inc, The Travelers Inc, McCormick Inc, Canadian Pacific Railway, sells Waters Corp, Wells Fargo, Workday Inc, , McCormick Inc during the 3-months ended 2021Q4, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Kinneret Advisory, LLC.

Yahoo | February 8, 2022

Waters Corp Has Further Downside Risk

Let''s look over the charts and indicators….WAT

The Street RealMoney | February 7, 2022

Did The Smart Money Get Waters Corporation (WAT) Right?

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Insider Monkey | February 3, 2022

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WAT Price Returns

1-mo 9.45%
3-mo 3.53%
6-mo -1.81%
1-year 3.98%
3-year 66.48%
5-year 88.16%
YTD -10.08%
2021 50.59%
2020 5.89%
2019 23.85%
2018 -2.35%
2017 43.75%

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