Waters Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1958

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Public

  • Employees
  • 7,900


  • Stock Symbol
  • WAT

Stock Symbol

  • Investments
  • 34

  • Share Price
  • $316.73
  • (As of Tuesday Closing)

Waters General Information


Water sells liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis tools. These analytical instruments provide essential information on various products, such as their molecular structures and physical properties, to help clients enhance the health and well-being of end users. As a percentage of sales in 2023, Waters generated 57% from biopharmaceutical customers, 31% from industrial clients, and 12% from academic/government institutions.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Publicly Held
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Other Industries
Other Commercial Products
Discovery Tools (Healthcare)
Stock Exchange
Corporate Office
  • 34 Maple Street
  • Milford, MA 01757
  • United States
+1 (508) 000-0000

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Waters Stock Performance

(As of Tuesday Closing)

Stock Price Previous Close 52 wk Range Market Cap Shares Average Volume EPS
$316.73 $302.93 $231.90 - $367.21 $18.8B 59.3M 502K $10.23

Waters Financials Summary

In Thousands,
TTM 31-Mar-2024 FY 2023 31-Dec-2023 FY 2022 31-Dec-2022 FY 2021 31-Dec-2021
EV 22,425,610 21,721,024 21,537,661 23,785,760
Revenue 2,908,581 2,956,416 2,971,956 2,785,874
EBITDA 962,297 984,388 1,006,046 970,590
Net Income 603,507 642,234 707,755 692,843
Total Assets 4,508,964 4,626,854 3,281,453 3,094,932
Total Debt 2,055,761 2,442,264 1,663,415 1,601,399
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Waters Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
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Waters Comparisons

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Waters Competitors (9)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Agilent Technologies Corporation Santa Clara, CA 00000 00.000 000000000 00 00.000
Hottinger Brüel & Kjær Corporate Backed or Acquired Darmstadt, Germany 000 000000&0
Shimadzu Corporation Kyoto, Japan 00000 00000000
Mks Instruments Private Debt Financed Andover, MA 00000 00.000 000000000 00 00.000
VUV Analytics Venture Capital-Backed Cedar Park, TX 00 000.00 0000000000 0 000.00
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Waters Patents

Waters Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
GB-202404411-D0 Method of calculating the lower limit of quantitation for mass spectrometry Pending 27-Mar-2024
GB-202403714-D0 Spectrometric analysis Pending 16-Jun-2023
US-20240226845-A1 Dipodal silane bonded sorbents for solid phase extraction and use thereof for oligonucleotide extraction Pending 11-Jan-2023 0000000000
US-20240219273-A1 Immunoaffinity ligands immobilized on porous membranes Pending 28-Dec-2022 00000000
US-20240159628-A1 Pressed and mixed thin film enzymatic reactor and methods of making the same Pending 15-Nov-2022 C12N9/16
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Waters Executive Team (48)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Udit Batra Ph.D Chief Executive Officer, President & Board Member
Amol Chaubal Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Sherry Buck Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ashley Blum Director, Corporate Strategy
Jess Lee Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Waters Board Members (21)

Name Representing Role Since
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Waters Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Waters Investments & Acquisitions (34)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Wyatt Technology 16-May-2023 0000000000 00.00 Electrical Equipment 0000 0000
Megadalton Solutions 01-Feb-2022 0000000000 Discovery Tools (Healthcare) 0000 0000
LabMinds 19-Nov-2021 00000 0000 00.00 Enterprise Systems (Healthcare)
RedShiftBio 18-Oct-2021 00000 0000 0000 Discovery Tools (Healthcare) 0000 0000
LabCentral 17-Feb-2021 Later Stage VC 000.00 Other Commercial Services
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Waters Subsidiaries (4)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Megadalton Solutions Discovery Tools (Healthcare) Bloomington, IN 2018
Andrew Alliance Diagnostic Equipment Geneva, Switzerland 0000
Wyatt Technology Electrical Equipment Santa Barbara, CA 0000
TA Instruments Electronic Equipment and Instruments New Castle, DE 0000
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Waters ESG

Risk Overview

Risk Rating

Updated May, 31, 2024

12.77 | Low Risk

Risk Scale

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Peers Analysis

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Waters Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
LabMinds 19-Nov-2021 00000 00000 00 00.00 Completed
  • 2 buyers
Creoptix 30-Sep-2019 00000 00000 00 00.00 Completed
  • 4 buyers
Riffyn 29-May-2019 Later Stage VC 000.00 Completed
  • 7 buyers
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Waters FAQs

  • When was Waters founded?

    Waters was founded in 1958.

  • Who is the founder of Waters?

    James Waters is the founder of Waters.

  • Who is the CEO of Waters?

    Udit Batra Ph.D is the CEO of Waters.

  • Where is Waters headquartered?

    Waters is headquartered in Milford, MA.

  • What is the size of Waters?

    Waters has 7,900 total employees.

  • What industry is Waters in?

    Waters’s primary industry is Electronic Equipment and Instruments.

  • Is Waters a private or public company?

    Waters is a Public company.

  • What is Waters’s stock symbol?

    The ticker symbol for Waters is WAT.

  • What is the current stock price of Waters?

    As of 16-Jul-2024 the stock price of Waters is $316.73.

  • What is the current market cap of Waters?

    The current market capitalization of Waters is $18.8B.

  • What is Waters’s current revenue?

    The trailing twelve month revenue for Waters is $2.91B.

  • Who are Waters’s competitors?

    Agilent Technologies, Hottinger Brüel & Kjær, Shimadzu, Mks Instruments, and VUV Analytics are some of the 9 competitors of Waters.

  • What is Waters’s annual earnings per share (EPS)?

    Waters’s EPS for 12 months was $10.23.

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