Waters Corporation (WAT): Price and Financial Metrics


Waters Corporation (WAT)

Today's Latest Price: $208.93 USD

6.54 (3.23%)

Updated Jun 5 4:10pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 132 in Medical - Devices & Equipment

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WAT Stock Summary

  • Waters Corp's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than merely 2.22% of US listed stocks.
  • WAT's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 99.73% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of Waters Corp's share price is greater than that of merely 7.58% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to WAT, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are APEN, ADMS, PRGO, HOLX, and GGG.
  • 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 $208.93 52-week high $245.68
Prev. close $202.39 52-week low $154.39
Day low $203.66 Volume 505,450
Day high $209.76 Avg. volume 562,619
50-day MA $189.61 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $210.41 Market Cap 12.93B

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:
$208.93$70.87-65%

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 24th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for WAT, they are:

  • 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 34.17% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Waters Corp's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at 13.08. This coverage rate is greater than that of 80.58% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.
  • The weighted average cost of capital for the company is 8. This value is greater than only 23.73% stocks in the Healthcare sector that generate free cash flow.


Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price
0%-66%
1%-65%
2%-65%
3%-64%
4%-64%
5%-64%

GTS, PKI, VIVO, SNN, and ILMN can be thought of as valuation peers to WAT, in the sense that they are in the Healthcare sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.


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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.

Digital chemistry pioneer's tie-up with US giant

Glasgow-based firm aims to speed up drug trials using tech tie-up with Waters Corporation

Insider | June 4, 2020

Hidden Stock Market Gems: Waters Corporation

A few days ago, I started my series “Hidden Stock Market Gems” in which I am describing several publicly traded companies that don’t get much attention on Seeking Alpha although these are companies with a stable business model and a wide economic moat around the business. This leads not only...

Daniel Schönberger | May 29, 2020

Waters (WAT) Up 3.2% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

Waters (WAT) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

Yahoo | May 28, 2020

How Much is Waters Corporation's (NYSE:WAT) CEO Getting Paid?

Chris O'Connell has been the CEO of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) since 2015. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO...

Yahoo | May 28, 2020

Waters Corporation Presentation at the Jefferies Virtual Healthcare Conference to Be Audio Webcast Live

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) Christopher J. O’Connell, President and Chief Executive Officer, will speak to the investment community at the Jefferies Virtual Healthcare Conference Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Yahoo | May 28, 2020

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WAT Price Returns

1-mo 12.34%
3-mo 4.47%
6-mo -7.81%
1-year 0.08%
3-year 12.44%
5-year 56.83%
YTD -10.58%
2019 23.85%
2018 -2.35%
2017 43.75%
2016 -0.14%
2015 19.39%

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