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 Data and Metrics

Waters Financial Metrics

Waters's revenue was reported to be $498 m in Q1, 2018

Revenue (Q1, 2018)

498 m

Gross profit (Q1, 2018)

364.8 m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2018), %


Net income (Q1, 2018)

105.6 m

EBIT (Q1, 2018)

118.9 m

Market capitalization (19-Sep-2017)

14.9 b

Cash (01-Apr-2017)

584.4 m
Waters's current market capitalization is $14.9 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
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q1, 2018


481.8 m493.2 m460.4 m494.7 m500.6 m475.2 m536.6 m498 m

Cost of goods sold

131.3 m133.9 m122 m138.2 m138 m129.3 m144.8 m133.2 m

Gross profit

350.5 m359.3 m338.5 m356.5 m362.6 m346 m391.7 m364.8 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
USDQ2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q1, 2018


365.9 m459.5 m416.4 m463.4 m584.4 m


272.9 m281.8 m287 m286.4 m280 m

Current Assets

3 b3.1 b3.3 b3.4 b3.8 b


324.9 m325.6 m336.8 m330.2 m334.4 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)
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q1, 2018

Net Income

166.8 m280.3 m96.1 m201.7 m318 m94.1 m222.3 m105.6 m

Depreciation and Amortization

45.2 m74.6 m22.5 m45.1 m66.9 m23.4 m48.1 m23 m

Accounts Receivable

28.9 m23.6 m24.8 m13.5 m6.1 m38.3 m32.3 m35.1 m


(31.6 m)(36.8 m)(21.4 m)(29.9 m)(39.2 m)(20.5 m)(25 m)(10.5 m)
Y, 2017

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Waters Market Value History

Waters Revenue Breakdown

Waters Median Salaries

Source: 22 public H-1B filings from Waters

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