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.
Milford, US
Size (employees)
6,900 (est)+5%
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 Metrics

Waters Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$2.2 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$1.6 b

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$521.5 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$12.5 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$505.6 m
Waters's current market capitalization is $12.5 b.
Waters's revenue was reported to be $2.2 b in FY, 2016 which is a 6.1% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$1.9 b$2 b$2 b$2.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$526.7 m$549.1 m$565.6 m$595.8 m

Gross profit

$1.4 b$1.4 b$1.5 b$1.6 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

$1.5 b


$517.3 m$517.9 m$567.5 m$624.3 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$30.1 m$34.2 m$36.2 m$44.9 m

Interest income

$4.4 m$7 m$10.7 m$20.7 m

Income tax expense

$40.1 m$59.1 m$72.9 m$78.6 m

Net Income

$450 m$431.6 m$469.1 m$521.5 m
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$440.8 m$422.2 m$487.7 m$505.6 m

Accounts Receivable

$431 m$433.6 m$468.3 m$489.3 m


$242.8 m$246.4 m$263.4 m$262.7 m

Current Assets

$2.6 b$2.9 b$3.2 b$3.6 b


$324.9 m$321.6 m$333.4 m$337.1 m


$350.4 m$354.8 m$356.9 m$352.1 m

Total Assets

$3.6 b$3.9 b$4.3 b$4.7 b

Accounts Payable

$65 m$65.7 m$70.6 m$67.7 m

Current Liabilities

$487.5 m$581.6 m$564.1 m$520.3 m

Non-Current Liabilities

$1.3 b$1.4 b$1.6 b$1.8 b

Total Liabilities

$1.8 b$2 b$2.2 b$2.4 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

$1.3 b$1.4 b$1.5 b$1.6 b

Retained Earnings

$4 b$4.4 b$4.9 b$5.4 b

Total Equity

$1.8 b$1.9 b$2.1 b$2.3 b

Financial Leverage

2 x2 x2.1 x2 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$450 m$431.6 m$469.1 m$521.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$79.7 m$94.2 m$90 m$96.4 m

Accounts Receivable

($35 m)($29 m)($50 m)($32 m)


($11 m)($16 m)($20 m)($20 m)

Accounts Payable

Cash From Operating Activities

$484.9 m$511.6 m$560.3 m$629.1 m

Cash From Investing Activities

($464.7 m)($402 m)($399.7 m)($487.9 m)

Interest Paid

$29.6 m$34.3 m$37.4 m$43.6 m

Income Taxes Paid

$55.9 m$61 m$51.8 m$50 m

Waters Market Value History

Waters Median Salaries

Source: 22 public H-1B filings from Waters

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