Waters Corporation P/FCF ratio

P/FCF ratio of WAT for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including P/FCF ratio growth rates and interactive chart. A valuation metric that measures the share price of a stock compared to its free cash flow per share. Free cash flow is calculated as operating cash flow - capital expenditures and is a more accurate measure of a company's earning power than net income, as it's not easily manipulated. A low P/FCF ratio can indicate undervaluation, while a high one might mean the growth expectations around the company are elevated. P/FCF ratio can be compared to different companies in the same industry or to a company’s own historical valuation.


Highlights and Quick Summary

Current P/FCF ratio of Waters Corporation is 25.06 (as of December 30, 2020)
  • P/FCF ratio for the quarter ending December 30, 2020 was 25.06 (a 9.66% increase compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly P/FCF ratio decreased by -6.08%
  • Annual P/FCF ratio for 2020 was 25.06 (a -24.79% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual P/FCF ratio for 2019 was 33.32 (a 15.46% increase from previous year)
  • Annual P/FCF ratio for 2018 was 28.85 (a 12.2% increase from previous year)
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Historical P/FCF ratio of Waters Corporation

Most recent P/FCF ratioof WAT including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of P/FCF ratio of Waters Corporation

Waters Corporation P/FCF ratio for the past 10 Years (both Annual and Quarterly)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2020 25.06 22.85 22.8 26.68 25.06
2019 33.32 28.59 30.17 36.75 33.32
2018 28.85 30.68 28.4 25.32 28.85
2017 25.72 24.33 24.96 22.54 25.72
2016 20.58 24.44 22.34 22.24 20.58
2015 23.16 20.11 22.73 22.39 23.16
2014 22.53 20.88 23.92 25.33 22.53
2013 23.31 25.94 24.95 23.3 23.31
2012 22.21 20.4 17.48 20.82 22.21
2011 16.74 16.51 22.72 19.52 16.74
2010 18.17 16.95 14.91 18.17

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.