Waters Corporation (WAT): Price and Financial Metrics

Waters Corporation (WAT): $399.73

-10.11 (-2.47%)

POWR Rating

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  • WAT scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 94.66% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WAT is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 47 weeks.
  • WAT ranks lowest in Stability; there it ranks in the 57th percentile.

WAT Stock Summary

  • WAT has a market capitalization of $24,742,336,111 -- more than approximately 89.27% of US stocks.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for WAT is 9.95 -- better than 96.82% of US stocks.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 17.16 for Waters Corp; that's greater than it is for 97.47% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Waters Corp are EXPE, CERN, HOLX, PKI, and BAX.
  • 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

  • Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at 15.6%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 9.43%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at 45.42%.
Over the past 33 months, WAT's revenue has gone up $278,449,000.

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
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
2020-06-30 2,278.495 690.73 515.293
2020-03-31 2,357.673 618.943 536.774

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 94.61% of graded US stocks.
  • WAT's asset turnover comes in at 0.903 -- ranking 15th of 75 Measuring and Control Equipment stocks.
  • FCUV, AATC, and ONTO 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
2021-07-03 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
2020-03-28 0.889 0.576 0.255

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 2.03 (Hold)

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WAT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $399.73 52-week high $428.22
Prev. close $409.84 52-week low $187.31
Day low $396.47 Volume 539,691
Day high $411.80 Avg. volume 370,732
50-day MA $395.86 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $315.79 Market Cap 24.53B

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

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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 BioAccord System with ACQUITY Premier Brings Greater Simplicity, Accuracy and Reproducibility to Multi-Attribute Monitoring of Biopharmaceuticals

MILFORD, Mass., September 14, 2021--The BioAccord System with ACQUITY Premier simplifies CQA monitoring of biologics by improving analyte recovery and assay-to-assay reproducibility.

Yahoo | September 14, 2021

Analytical Standards Market Installed For Attached Leg Of Research | Chiron AS, LGC Standards, Waters Corporation

Global Analytical Standards Market Report published by Astute Analytica provides insight and updates about the corresponding segments involved in the global market for the forecast period of 2021-2027. A detailed analysis of the market dynamics is provided and comprehensive data

OpenPR | September 9, 2021

Chromatography Software Market may see a big move by 2027 | Agilent Technologies, Scion Instruments, Gilson, Waters Corporation, Perkinelmer

Chromatography Software Market forecast to 2027 The Global Chromatography Software Market report provides information about the Global industry, including valuable facts and figures. This research study explores the Global Market in detail such as industry chain structures, raw material suppliers, with manufacturing The Chromatography Software Sales market examines the primary segments of the scale of []

Cheshire Media | September 8, 2021

RedShift BioAnalytics Appoints Amol Chaubal, CFO of Waters Corporation, to Board of Directors

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RedShift BioAnalytics (RedShiftBio), a company providing next-generation platform technology enabling measurements of previously undetectable structure changes in biomolecules, announced the appointment of Amol Chaubal to its Board of Directors. Chaubal is Chief Financial Officer at Waters Corporation, the world''s leading specialty measurement company, which has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, ma

Business Wire | September 7, 2021

Waters to Present at the Bank of America Global Healthcare Conference 2021

MILFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) Udit Batra Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Bank of America Global Healthcare Conference 2021 virtually on Thursday, September 16th, 2021 at 3:55PM BST (UTC+1) / 10:55AM Eastern Time. Interested investors can access the live webcast of the presentation on Waters investor relations website at https://ir.waters.com. About Waters Corporation Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), the world''s leading specialty

Business Wire | September 2, 2021

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WAT Price Returns

1-mo -1.57%
3-mo 16.64%
6-mo 48.76%
1-year 93.49%
3-year 104.90%
5-year 159.75%
YTD 61.56%
2020 5.89%
2019 23.85%
2018 -2.35%
2017 43.75%
2016 -0.14%

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