Waters Corporation Operating Cash Flow

Operating Cash Flow of WAT for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including Operating Cash Flow growth rates and interactive chart. Operating cash flow (OCF) is a measure of the amount of cash generated by a company's normal business operations. Operating cash flow indicates whether a company can generate sufficient positive cash flow to maintain and grow its operations, otherwise it may require external financing for expansion or even survival. A negative number means the company is funded through external capital (debt or equity issuance) or cash available on the balance sheet. A positive number means that a company generates enough cash to pay for its operations.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Operating Cash Flow for the quarter ending December 30, 2020 was $267 Million (a 54.99% increase compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly Operating Cash Flow increased by 76.4%
  • Annual Operating Cash Flow for 2020 was $791 Million (a 22.92% increase from previous year)
  • Annual Operating Cash Flow for 2019 was $643 Million (a 6.39% increase from previous year)
  • Annual Operating Cash Flow for 2018 was $604 Million (a -13.36% decrease from previous year)
  • Twelve month Operating Cash Flow ending December 30, 2020 was $791 Million (a 10.57% increase compared to previous quarter)
  • Twelve month trailing Operating Cash Flow increased by 27.72% year-over-year
Trailing Operating Cash Flow for the last four month:
30 Dec '20 29 Sep '20 29 Jun '20 30 Mar '20
$791 Million $715 Million $691 Million $619 Million
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Historical Operating Cash Flow of Waters Corporation

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

Interactive Chart of Operating Cash Flow of Waters Corporation

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

(All values are in $ million)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2020 $267.48 $172.58 $198.81 $151.64 $790.51
2019 $191.9 $148.39 $127.02 $175.78 $643.09
2018 $181.55 $146.34 $100.72 $175.84 $604.45
2017 $192.18 $154.2 $177.05 $174.21 $697.64
2016 $173.9 $148.6 $158.92 $161.51 $642.92
2015 $166.61 $139.09 $112.96 $154.59 $573.25
2014 $161.72 $127.84 $106.33 $115.76 $511.65
2013 $143.29 $104.77 $109.02 $127.8 $484.88
2012 $131.65 $101.35 $105.08 $111.2 $449.28
2011 $150.06 $127.33 $97.22 $122.76 $497.37
2010 $134.09 $108.94 $111.67 $457.86

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.