Waters Corporation is an analytical laboratory instrument and software company. It designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products, as well as thermal analysis, rheometry, and calorimetry instruments. The Company also develops and supplies software-based 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 offices in Milford, Saint-Quentin En Yvelines, Tokyo and Wilmslow
Milford, US (HQ)
34 Maple St
Saint-Quentin En Yvelines, FR
BP 608
Tokyo, JP
No.5 Koike Building 1-3-12 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawaku
Wilmslow, GB
Stamford Avenue Altrincham Road
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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 (22-Dec-2017)

15.6 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

603.8 m


16.7 b
Waters's current market capitalization is $15.6 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, 2015Q2, 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


105.2 x


33.1 x


82 k

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Waters Market Value History

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Waters Median Salaries

Source: 22 public H-1B filings from Waters

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Waters Online and Social Media Presence

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