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WAT - Waters Share Price

$213.64 0.9  0.4%

Last Trade - 11/08/20

Large Cap
Market Cap £10.14bn
Enterprise Value £11.17bn
Revenue £1.75bn
Position in Universe 630th / 6376
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1m +6.27%
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52w High -13.0%
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Financial Summary
Year End 31st Dec 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
1,989 2,042 2,167 2,309 2,420 2,407 2,238 2,409 +3.9%
-0.3 +9.7 +13.3 +13.9 +4.4 +12.7 -5.08 +12.5
Balance Sheet
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the six months ended 27 June 2020, Waters Corporation revenues decreased 12% to $984.9M. Net income before extraordinary items decreased 29% to $176.5M. Revenues reflect Waters Instrument Systems segment decrease of 23% to $324.2M, Ta Instrument Systems segment decrease of 15% to $72.5M, China segment decrease of 32% to $137M, United States segment decrease of 9% to $292.8M.
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Profile Summary

Waters Corporation is an analytical instrument manufacturer. The Company operates through two segments: Waters and TA. It designs, manufactures, sells and services high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC and together with HPLC, referred to as LC) and mass spectrometry (MS) technology systems and support products, including chromatography columns, other consumable products and post-warranty service plans. It also designs, manufactures, sells and services thermal analysis, rheometry and calorimetry instruments through its TA product line. It is also a developer and supplier of software-based products that interface with the Company's instruments, as well as other suppliers' instruments. Its LC and LC-MS instruments are utilized in a range of industries to detect, identify, monitor and measure the chemical, physical and biological composition of materials, and to purify a range of compounds.

Last Annual December 31st, 2019
Last Interim June 27th, 2020
Incorporated December 6, 1991
Public Since November 17, 1995
No. of Shareholders: 80
No. of Employees: 7,500
Sector Healthcare
Industry Healthcare Equipment & Supplies
Index S&P Composite 1500 , S&P 500 , S&P 500 Health Care (sector),
Exchange New York Stock Exchange
Shares in Issue 61,925,972
Free Float (0.0%)
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Q3 2020 Waters Corp Earnings Release
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Frequently Asked Questions for Waters
What is the Waters share price?

As of 11/08/20, shares in Waters are trading at $213.64, giving the company a market capitalisation of £10.14bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Waters share price performed this year?

Shares in Waters are currently trading at $213.64 and the price has moved by 3.79% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Waters price has moved by -9.62% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Waters?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Waters, there are there are currently 0 "buy" , 10 "hold" and 3 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Waters is Sell. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Waters next release its financial results?

Waters is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-06-27
What is the Waters dividend yield?

Waters does not currently pay a dividend.

Does Waters pay a dividend?

Waters does not currently pay a dividend.

When does Waters next pay dividends?

Waters does not currently pay a dividend.

How do I buy Waters shares?

To buy shares in Waters you'll need a share-dealing account with an online or offline stock broker. Once you have opened your account and transferred funds into it, you'll be able to search and select shares to buy and sell. You can use Stockopedia’s share research software to help you find the the kinds of shares that suit your investment strategy and objectives.

What is the market cap of Waters?

Shares in Waters are currently trading at $213.64, giving the company a market capitalisation of £10.14bn.

Where are Waters shares listed? Where are Waters shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Waters:

Country of listing: United States
Exchange: NYQ
Ticker Symbol: WAT
What kind of share is Waters?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Waters is currently classified as a High Flyer. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Waters share price forecast 2020?

Shares in Waters are currently priced at $213.64. At that level they are trading at 2.35% premium to the analyst consensus target price of 0.00.

Analysts covering Waters currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 8.201 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Waters share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Waters. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -2.58%. At the current price of $213.64, shares in Waters are trading at 3.52% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Waters PE Ratio?

The Waters PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 26.53. The shares are currently trading at $213.64.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Waters?

Waters's management team is headed by:

Michael Berendt - IND
Edward Conard - IND
Laurie Glimcher - IND
Thomas Salice - LED
Mark Beaudouin - SVP
Elizabeth Rae - SVP
Christopher O'Connell - CHM
Michael Harrington - SVP
Ian King - SVP
Sherry Buck - CFO
Linda Baddour - IND
Robert Carson - SVP
Francis Kim - SVP
Jonathan Pratt - SVP
Keeley Aleman - SVP
Who are the major shareholders of Waters?

Here are the top five shareholders of Waters based on the size of their shareholding:

The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 11.97% (7.41m shares)
MFS Investment Management Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 8.98% (5.56m shares)
Fundsmith LLP Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 7.68% (4.76m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 6.3% (3.90m shares)
Fundsmith Equity Fund Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 6.28% (3.89m shares)
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