Waters Corporation Free Cash Flow

Free Cash Flow of WAT for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including Free Cash Flow growth rates and interactive chart. Free cash flowis calculated as operating cash flow minus of capital expenditures. Interest payments are excluded from the generally accepted definition of free cash flow. Free cash flow is the cash flow available to all the investors in a company, including common stockholders, preferred shareholders, and lenders. Some investors prefer FCF or FCF per share over earnings and earnings per share as a measure of profitability. However, because FCF accounts for investments in property, plant, and equipment it can be lumpy over time. Free cash flow is usually used in discounted cash flow models to determine a company's intrinsic value.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Free Cash Flow for the quarter ending December 30, 2020 was $220 Million (a 52.8% increase compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly Free Cash Flow increased by 119.33%
  • Annual Free Cash Flow for 2020 was $618 Million (a 28.97% increase from previous year)
  • Annual Free Cash Flow for 2019 was $479 Million (a -5.72% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Free Cash Flow for 2018 was $508 Million (a -16.27% decrease from previous year)
  • Twelve month Free Cash Flow ending December 30, 2020 was $618 Million (a 15.33% increase compared to previous quarter)
  • Twelve month trailing Free Cash Flow increased by 43.86% year-over-year
Trailing Free Cash Flow for the last four month:
30 Dec '20 29 Sep '20 29 Jun '20 30 Mar '20
$618 Million $536 Million $495 Million $430 Million
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Historical Free Cash Flow of Waters Corporation

Most recent Free Cash Flowof WAT including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of Free Cash Flow of Waters Corporation

Waters Corporation Free Cash Flow for the past 10 Years (both Annual and Quarterly)

(All values are in $ million)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2020 $220.44 $144.27 $152.91 $100.51 $618.12
2019 $138.28 $103.37 $87.5 $150.11 $479.26
2018 $181.17 $87.47 $79.88 $159.85 $508.37
2017 $161.97 $134.3 $154.4 $156.5 $607.17
2016 $151.23 $130.0 $133.87 $136.85 $551.95
2015 $135.84 $117.29 $89.08 $133.18 $475.39
2014 $129.27 $99.75 $83.58 $94.36 $406.96
2013 $117.66 $73.23 $78.38 $97.16 $366.43
2012 $99.95 $75.23 $73.69 $95.66 $344.53
2011 $115.97 $111.26 $78.79 $105.92 $411.94
2010 $118.62 $82.89 $100.61 $395.12

Business Profile of Waters Corporation

Sector: Healthcare
Industry: Diagnostics & Research
Waters Corporation, a specialty measurement company, provides analytical workflow solutions in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. It operates through two segments, Waters and TA. The company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high and ultra-performance liquid chromatography, as well as mass spectrometry (MS) technology systems and support products, including chromatography columns, other consumable products, and post-warranty service plans. It also designs, manufactures, sells, and services thermal analysis, rheometry, and calorimetry instruments; and develops and supplies software-based products that interface with its instruments, as well as other manufacturers' instruments. Its MS technology instruments are used in drug discovery and development comprising clinical trial testing, the analysis of proteins in disease processes, nutritional safety analysis, and environmental testing. The company's offers thermal analysis, rheometry, and calorimetry instruments for use in predicting the suitability and stability of fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water, polymers, metals, and viscous liquids for various industrial, consumer good, and healthcare products, as well as for life science research. Its products are used by pharmaceutical, biochemical, industrial, nutritional safety, environmental, academic, and governmental customers working in research and development, quality assurance, and other laboratory applications. Waters Corporation was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts.