The company in question is, Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) currently with a stock price of 158.11 (0.08% today). The market cap for Waters Corporation is 12647.22, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Instruments & Supplies industry. The target price for Waters Corporation is 157.64. Currently Waters Corporation is trading with a P/E of 26.53, and a forward P/E of 22.15. Average volume for Waters Corporation is 437.71 and so far today it is 362100.
Performance in the last year for Waters Corporation has been 28.89%. For EPS growth, Waters Corporation has seen a growth of 11.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.61%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 6.80% over the last five years and could be 9.75% for the next five years. Waters Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 8.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 24.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.90%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 17.20%.
Since the IPO date for Waters Corporation on the 11/17/1995, Waters Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 17.48%. With Waters Corporation trading at 158.11, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 5.96.
So could Waters Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 26.53. The PEG is 2.72, P/S is 6.03 and the P/B is at 5.94. The P/cash is 4.86, with P/free cash flow at 25.18.
Waters Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 6.5, and the quick ratio is 6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.76, and total debt/equity at 0.82.
In terms of margins, Waters Corporation has a gross margin of 58.70%, an operating margin of 27.70% and a profit margin of 23.30%.Payout ratio for Waters Corporation is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 11.40% with return on investment coming to 13.30%.
Insider ownership for Waters Corporation, is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 96.30%. Outstanding shares are at 79.99. While shares float is 76.94. The float short is currently 4.12%, and short ratio is 7.24.