Last $115.09 USD
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Open
$114.36
Previous Close
$114.26
Day High
$115.41
Day Low
$113.60
52 Week High
11/21/14 - $117.71
52 Week Low
10/15/14 - $93.56
Market Cap
9.6B
Average Volume 10 Days
514.6K
EPS TTM
$5.11
Shares Outstanding
83.3M
EX-Date
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P/E TM
22.5x
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Dividend Yield
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Waters Corporation operates as an analytical instrument manufacturer in the United States and internationally. The company's Waters division designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products, including chromatography columns, other consumable products, and post-warranty service plans. This segment’s products are used to detect, identify, monitor, and measure the chemical, physical, and biological composition of materials, as well as to purify a range of compounds. Its products are also used in drug discovery and development, including clinical trial testing, the analysis of proteins in disease processes, nutritional safety analysis, and environmental testing. Its TA division offers thermal analysis, rheometry, and calorimetry instruments, which are used in predicting the suitability of fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water, polymers, and viscous liquids for uses in various industrial, consumer goods, and healthcare products, as well as for life science research. The company also develops and supplies software-based products that interface with its instruments. Its products are used by pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, nutritional safety, environmental, academic, and governmental customers working in research and development, quality assurance, and other laboratory applications. Waters Corporation was founded in 1958 and is based in Milford, Massachusetts.

6,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/14
Founded in 1958

waters corp (WAT) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $774.0K
Executive Vice President and President of the...
Total Annual Compensation: $493.3K
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Total Annual Compensation: $389.0K
Vice President of Human Resources
Total Annual Compensation: $238.0K
Advisor
Total Annual Compensation: $402.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

waters corp (WAT) Key Developments

Waters Corporation Presents at Stifel Healthcare Conference 2014, Nov-18-2014 08:00 AM

Waters Corporation Presents at Stifel Healthcare Conference 2014, Nov-18-2014 08:00 AM. Venue: The Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States. Speakers: Eugene G. Cassis, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, John Lynch, V.P., Investor Relations.

Waters Corporation Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 27, 2014; Provides earnings guidance for the fourth quarter and Full Year 2014

Waters Corporation announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 27, 2014. For the quarter, the company announced net sales of $493,165,000 compared to $457,317,000 for the same period a year ago. Operating income was $138,713,000 compared to $119,069,000 for the same period a year ago. Income from operations before income taxes was $131,413,000 compared to $112,657,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income was $113,497,000 compared to $98,048,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income per diluted common share was $1.34 compared to $1.14 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted non-GAAP operating income was $141,629,000 compared to $124,435,000 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted non-GAAP net income was $116,792,000 compared to $102,798,000 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted non-GAAP EPS was $1.38 compared to $1.19 for the same period a year ago. For the nine months, the company announced net sales of $1,405,474,000 compared to $1,338,770,000 for the same period a year ago. Operating income was $345,869,000 compared to $341,166,000 for the same period a year ago. Income from operations before income taxes was $326,267,000 compared to $320,780,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income was $280,328,000 compared to $308,421,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income per diluted common share was $3.29 compared to $3.56 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted non-GAAP operating income was $368,444,000 compared to $355,291,000 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted non-GAAP net income was $299,283,000 compared to $289,760,000 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted non-GAAP EPS was $3.51 compared to $3.34 for the same period a year ago. The company expects full year operating tax rate to be around 14%. The company anticipates full year 2014 constant currency sales growth of about 5% and adjusted fully diluted earnings per share in the range of $5.34 to $5.44. These results assume the following: A modest full year currency translation headwind to sales of less than 1%; a negative currency impact to full year EPS of about 20% Non-GAAP earnings per fully diluted share within a range of $1.83 to $1.93 in the fourth quarter 2014.

Waters Corp Mulls Acquisitions

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) is looking for acquisitions. Douglas Berthiaume, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waters Corporation said, "On the M&A front and for the Waters division we continue to see opportunities to benefit our long-term initiatives in applications such as food safety testing, microbiology and clinical diagnostics by licensing and acquiring innovative technologies. For our TA division we will likely continue a consistent and focused business acquisition plan."

 

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