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Waters Is A High Quality Company But Shares Are Pricey

Oct. 04, 2021 5:15 PM ETWaters Corporation (WAT) StockA, TMO2 Comments
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  • Waters operates in the highly attractive life science tools market. Target markets include pharma, biomedical research, clinical, food & environment, and material sciences.
  • The company is undergoing a turnaround with the new CEO improving operations and more focused on reigniting growth.
  • The company has a wide moat, earns high returns on capital, and operates with very high-profit margins, but shares are currently very expensive.


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Waters Corp (NYSE:WAT) is an attractive laboratory equipment company that operates in several markets including pharma, biomedical research, clinical, food & environment, and material sciences. Most of these markets are growing at mid-single digits.


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Comments (2)

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the previous ceo really leveraged them up with debt. I hope this reverses and they start paying a small dividend.
Agreed it’s not cheap but Im not sure it’s expensive either and certainly not in today’s market where quality has been demanding a premium across the board
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