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WAT Waters PE ratio, current and historical analysis

The PE ratio for Waters stock stands at 28.4 as of Jun 20, 2024. This is calculated based on the TTM EPS of $10.21 and the stock price of $290 per share. The current PE ratio is nearly the same compared to the last four quarters average.

WAT PE ratio history

How has WAT's PE ratio performed in the past

Over the last ten years, the average PE ratio of Waters has been 69.62. The current 28.4 price-to-earnings ratio is 59% less than the historical average. Analyzing the last ten years, WAT's PE ratio reached its highest point in the Dec 2017 quarter at 772.76, with a price of $193.19 and an EPS of $0.25. The Sep 2014 quarter saw the lowest point at 20.03, with a price of $100.14 and an EPS of $5.

Average
69.62
Median
26.46
Minimum
20.03
Maximum
772.76

Waters PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 3,615.19% in 2017

Maximum annual decrease: -96.83% in 2018

Year PE ratio Change
2023 30.29 4.34%
2022 29.03 -12.35%
2021 33.12 12.46%
2020 29.45 10.42%
2019 26.67 8.99%
2018 24.47 -96.83%
2017 772.76 3,615.19%
2016 20.8 -11.9%
2015 23.61 7.22%
2014 22.02 16.02%

WAT average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of WAT for the past years

The current PE ratio of WAT is above its 5-year average, but it is under its 3 and 10-year averages.

3-year avg
28.81
5-year avg
27.69
10-year avg
69.62
15-year avg
52.48

WAT PE vs peers

What is WAT's PE ratio compared to its peers

WAT's PE ratio is less than its peer stocks TMO and DHR, but it is above BRKR's. Waters is currently trading at a lower PE ratio (28.4) than its peers average of 37.79.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
BRKR Bruker Corp 24.2 $9.67B
WAT Waters Corp 28.4 $17.2B
A Agilent Technologies Inc 31.46 $39.01B
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 35.8 $213.86B
MTD Mettler Toledo International Inc 40.63 $31.11B
DHR Danaher Corp 42.01 $185.46B
GE General Electric Co 53.06 $179.46B
BIO Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc N/A $8.25B
HBIO Harvard Bioscience Inc N/A $124.64M

Frequently asked questions

What is Waters's PE ratio?

The price to earnings ratio for WAT stock is 28.4 as of Jun 20, 2024.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Waters (WAT)?

The average PE ratio for WAT stock over the past 3 years is 28.81.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Waters (WAT)?

The average PE ratio for WAT stock over the past 5 years is 27.69.

What is the highest PE ratio for WAT?

Over the last ten years, the Dec 2017 quarter recorded the highest quarterly PE ratio at 772.76.

How does the current PE ratio for WAT compare to its historical average?

The current PE ratio of WAT is 59% lower than the 10-year historical average.

How is WAT's PE ratio calculated (Waters PE ratio formula)?

The P/E ratio is calculated by taking the latest stock price and dividing it by the earnings per share(EPS) for the last 12 months. As of today (Jun 20, 2024), Waters's share price is $290. The company's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Mar 2024 is $10.21. Therefore, Waters's price to earnings ratio for today is 28.4. PE RATIO(28.4) = STOCK PRICE($290) / TTM EPS($10.21)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.