Waters Corp. (WAT): Price and Financial Metrics

Waters Corp. (WAT): $301.27

2.30 (+0.77%)

POWR Rating

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  • WAT scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 95.98% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WAT is in Quality, which has been heading up over the past 178 days.
  • WAT's current lowest rank is in the Momentum metric (where it is better than 13.65% of US stocks).

WAT Stock Summary

  • WAT has a higher market value than 89.31% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $17,622,358,226.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for WAT is 5.89 -- better than 92.74% of US stocks.
  • WAT's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 596.76 -- higher than 95.24% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to WATERS CORP, a group of peers worth examining would be OB, BC, SHYF, IRIX, and RMTI.
  • Visit WAT's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.waters.com.

WAT Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Healthcare stock, WAT's price/earnings ratio is 10.18% higher, now standing at 24.9.
  • WAT's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 9.4 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 2023-03-17 5.9 34.9 24.9 21.2
WAT 2023-03-16 6.1 35.9 25.6 21.8
WAT 2023-03-15 6.0 35.3 25.1 21.4
WAT 2023-03-14 6.2 36.4 26.0 22.1
WAT 2023-03-13 6.1 35.8 25.5 21.7
WAT 2023-03-10 6.0 35.6 25.4 21.6

WAT Growth Metrics

    Its year over year price growth rate is now at 7.84%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -29.91%.
  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -15.22%.
Over the past 49 months, WAT's revenue has gone up $557,710,000.

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
2022-09-30 2,949.895 630.89 696.932
2022-06-30 2,900.573 640.693 702.119
2022-03-31 2,867.901 726.83 704.547
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

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 $301.27 52-week high $369.00
Prev. close $298.97 52-week low $265.61
Day low $298.06 Volume 133,967
Day high $304.22 Avg. volume 380,916
50-day MA $325.75 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $321.16 Market Cap 17.76B

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 Listed as No. 5 on Barron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies 2023 List

MILFORD, Mass., March 15, 2023--Waters Corporation’s (NYSE:WAT) companywide commitment to "leaving the world better than we found it" has earned it the number five ranking on the Barron’s 2023 100 Most Sustainable Companies U.S. list – its third consecutive year on the list, and its second time amongst the top ten.

Yahoo | March 15, 2023

Trade Alert: The Independent Director Of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), Mark Vergnano, Has Just Spent US$998k Buying 856% More Shares

Waters Corporation ( NYSE:WAT ) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that the Independent...

Yahoo | March 3, 2023

A Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) insider increased their holdings by 856% last year

From what we can see, insiders were net buyers in Waters Corporation's ( NYSE:WAT ) during the past 12 months. That is...

Yahoo | March 3, 2023

Waters Corporation Presentation at the Cowen 43rd Annual Health Care Conference to be Webcast Live

MILFORD, Mass., February 23, 2023--Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) Udit Batra Ph.D., Waters’ President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a fireside chat at the Cowen Healthcare Conference on Monday, March 6th, 2023 at 9:50AM Eastern Time.

Yahoo | February 23, 2023

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript February 15, 2023 Operator: Good morning and welcome to the Waters Corporation Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Results Conference Call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode until the question-and-answer session of today’s call. This conference is being recorded. If anyone has any objections, please disconnect at […]

Yahoo | February 17, 2023

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WAT Price Returns

1-mo -8.35%
3-mo -11.17%
6-mo 7.24%
1-year -10.90%
3-year 73.68%
5-year 42.66%
YTD -12.06%
2022 -8.06%
2021 50.59%
2020 5.89%
2019 23.85%
2018 -2.35%

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