Waters Corp. (WAT): Price and Financial Metrics

Waters Corp. (WAT): $288.85

8.24 (+2.94%)

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WAT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $288.85 52-week high $352.71
Prev. close $280.61 52-week low $231.90
Day low $278.01 Volume 478,700
Day high $288.98 Avg. volume 495,621
50-day MA $261.47 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $278.64 Market Cap 17.08B

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  • WAT scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 77.01% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WAT is in Quality, which has been heading down over the past 177 days.
  • WAT ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 13th percentile.

WAT Stock Summary

  • WATERS CORP's market capitalization of $15,131,775,954 is ahead of 87.95% of US-listed equities.
  • The price/operating cash flow metric for WATERS CORP is higher than 86.71% of stocks in our set with a positive cash flow.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 58.98%, WATERS CORP's debt growth rate surpasses 87.76% of about US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to WATERS CORP, a group of peers worth examining would be TYL, SOFI, MKTX, APD, and ERII.
  • 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 6.17% lower, now standing at 22.8.
  • WAT's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 2.7 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 2023-11-03 5.1 20.0 22.8 20.5
WAT 2023-11-02 4.8 18.8 21.5 19.5
WAT 2023-11-01 4.8 18.5 21.1 19.1
WAT 2023-10-31 4.7 18.3 20.9 19.0
WAT 2023-10-30 4.7 18.1 20.7 18.9
WAT 2023-10-27 4.8 18.8 21.4 19.4

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)

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 to Present at the Evercore ISI HealthCONx 2023 Health Care Conference

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) announced that Udit Batra Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a fireside chat at the Evercore ISI HealthCONx 2023 Health Care Conference in Miami on Thursday, November 30th, 2023 at 8:20AM Eastern Time.

Yahoo | November 16, 2023


Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today issued its 2023 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report, highlighting the company's progress towards advancing its sustainability goals. The report also highlights Waters practices that support customers in their sustainability initiatives in areas such as products that consume less energy and reduced packaging material used in shipping.

Yahoo | November 16, 2023

Can Waters Corporation's (NYSE:WAT) ROE Continue To Surpass The Industry Average?

Many investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analysing a stock. This article is...

Yahoo | November 10, 2023

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) Q3 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) Q3 2023 Earnings Call Transcript November 7, 2023 Waters Corporation beats earnings expectations. Reported EPS is $2.84, expectations were $2.56. Operator: Good morning. Welcome to the Waters Corporation Third Quarter 2023 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 […]

Yahoo | November 8, 2023

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WAT Price Returns

1-mo 10.89%
3-mo 4.52%
6-mo 12.33%
1-year -16.85%
3-year 21.50%
5-year N/A
YTD -15.68%
2022 -8.06%
2021 50.59%
2020 5.89%
2019 23.85%
2018 -2.35%

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