Waters Corporation P/Operating CF

P/Operating CF of WAT for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including P/Operating CF growth rates and interactive chart. A valuation metric that measures the price of a stock compared to its operating cash flow per share. Operating cash flow (OCF) is the amount of cash generated by a company's normal business operations. It can be different from reported net income due to accrual accounting, that is expenses and revenues are recognized differently than cash is received. The cash going in and out of the business is what ultimately determines its financial health, so it's one of the most important metrics to watch. A low P/OCF ratio can indicate undervaluation, while a high one might mean the growth expectations around the company are elevated. P/OCF 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/Operating CF of Waters Corporation is 57.44 (as of December 30, 2020)
  • P/Operating CF for the quarter ending December 30, 2020 was 57.44 (a -18.3% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly P/Operating CF decreased by -23.12%
  • Annual P/Operating CF for 2020 was 57.44 (a -30.25% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual P/Operating CF for 2019 was 82.34 (a 2.92% increase from previous year)
  • Annual P/Operating CF for 2018 was 80.0 (a -1.53% decrease from previous year)
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Historical P/Operating CF of Waters Corporation

Most recent P/Operating CFof WAT including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of P/Operating CF of Waters Corporation

Waters Corporation P/Operating CF for the past 10 Years (both Annual and Quarterly)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2020 57.44 70.3 56.21 74.71 57.44
2019 82.34 99.63 119.04 103.2 82.34
2018 80.0 101.51 149.75 87.92 80.0
2017 81.25 94.11 83.05 71.85 81.25
2016 63.38 86.05 71.52 66.39 63.38
2015 66.51 69.72 93.84 66.77 66.51
2014 58.8 64.87 82.96 79.59 58.8
2013 59.62 86.36 80.27 63.09 59.62
2012 58.13 72.58 65.98 75.22 58.13
2011 45.97 53.76 90.27 64.88 45.97
2010 53.54 59.59 53.66 53.54

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.