For more than 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Waters Division creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality. TA Instruments' thermal analysis, rheometry and microcalorimetry solutions are used primarily in predicting the suitability of polymers and viscous liquids for various industrial, consumer goods and health care products.
Company Growth (employees)
Milford, US
Size (employees)
6,900 (est)
Waters was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Milford, US

Waters Office Locations

Waters has an office in Milford
Milford, US (HQ)
34 Maple St

Waters Financials and Metrics

Waters Financials

Waters's revenue was reported to be $2.2 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

565.6 m

Gross profit (Q3, 2017)

410 m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2017), %


Net income (Q3, 2017)

136.1 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

159 m

Market capitalization (13-Nov-2017)

15.7 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

603.8 m


16.8 b
Waters's current market capitalization is $15.7 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.9 b2 b2 b2.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

526.7 m549.1 m565.6 m595.8 m

Gross profit

1.4 b1.4 b1.5 b1.6 b
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


457.3 m430.5 m481.8 m493.2 m500.6 m460.4 m494.7 m475.2 m536.6 m498 m558.3 m565.6 m

Cost of goods sold

128.4 m122.5 m131.3 m133.9 m138 m122 m138.2 m129.3 m144.8 m133.2 m148 m155.6 m

Gross profit

328.9 m308 m350.5 m359.3 m362.6 m338.5 m356.5 m346 m391.7 m364.8 m410.2 m410 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


440.8 m422.2 m487.7 m505.6 m

Accounts Receivable

431 m433.6 m468.3 m489.3 m


242.8 m246.4 m263.4 m262.7 m

Current Assets

2.6 b2.9 b3.2 b3.6 b
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


459.5 m365.9 m416.4 m463.4 m584.4 m567.3 m603.8 m


281.8 m272.9 m287 m286.4 m280 m287.1 m297.9 m

Current Assets

3.1 b3 b3.3 b3.4 b3.8 b3.9 b4.1 b


325.6 m324.9 m336.8 m330.2 m334.4 m338.9 m342.8 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

450 m431.6 m469.1 m521.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

79.7 m94.2 m90 m96.4 m

Accounts Receivable

(35 m)(29 m)(50 m)(31.7 m)


(11 m)(16 m)(20 m)(20.1 m)
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

308.4 m70.3 m166.8 m280.3 m318 m96.1 m201.7 m94.1 m222.3 m105.6 m237.4 m373.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

58.3 m20.3 m45.2 m74.6 m66.9 m22.5 m45.1 m23.4 m48.1 m23 m52.4 m78.2 m

Accounts Receivable

22.6 m30.1 m28.9 m23.6 m6.1 m24.8 m13.5 m38.3 m32.3 m35.1 m41.9 m53.4 m


(30.8 m)(24.2 m)(31.6 m)(36.8 m)(39.2 m)(21.4 m)(29.9 m)(20.5 m)(25 m)(10.5 m)(19.2 m)(26.2 m)
USDY, 2017


105.6 x


33.2 x


82 k

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Source: 22 public H-1B filings from Waters

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