Exhibit 99.1

For Immediate Release

Contact: Bryan Brokmeier, CFA, Senior Director, Investor Relations, 508-482-3448

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) Reports Fourth Quarter and

Full Year 2017 Financial Results

Company Delivers Strong Fourth Quarter Revenue Growth from Key End Markets

 

    Sales of $687 million grew 9% (6% in constant currency)

 

    Strong growth in pharmaceutical market

 

    Balanced and solid growth across major geographies

 

    GAAP net loss per share of $4.44 includes a $550 million charge related to Tax Reform

 

    Non-GAAP EPS increased 14% to $2.51

Milford, Mass., January 23, 2018

- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) reported fourth quarter 2017 sales of $687 million, a 9% increase versus sales of $629 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Foreign currency translation increased sales growth by approximately 3% in the quarter.

On a GAAP basis, and including the $550 million income tax charge, diluted loss per share (LPS) for the fourth quarter was $4.44 compared to $2.15 of earnings per diluted share (EPS) for the fourth quarter of 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, including the adjustments in the attached reconciliation, EPS increased 14% to $2.51 from $2.21 in the fourth quarter of 2016. A description and reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is attached and can be found on the Company’s website at http://www.waters.com under the caption “Investors.”

On a GAAP basis, net cash provided by operating activities for the fourth quarter increased 11% to $192 million from $174 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, including the adjustments in the attached reconciliation, adjusted free cash flow increased 7% to $162 million from $151 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

For fiscal year 2017, sales for the Company were $2,309 million, up 7% compared with sales of $2,167 million for the fiscal year 2016. Foreign currency translation increased sales growth by approximately 1% during fiscal year 2017. On a GAAP basis, and including the $550 million income tax charge, EPS for fiscal year 2017 was $0.25 compared to $6.41 for fiscal 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, including adjustments in the attached reconciliation, EPS for the fiscal year 2017 increased 13% to $7.49 as compared to $6.62 for fiscal year 2016.

On a GAAP basis, net cash provided by operating activities for fiscal year 2017 increased 9% to $698 million from $643 million for fiscal year 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, including the adjustments in the attached reconciliation, adjusted free cash flow increased 10% to $612 million from $555 million for fiscal year 2016.

Commenting on the Company’s performance, Chris O’Connell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, “We are pleased with our fourth quarter performance that capped a year highlighted


The following information was filed by Waters Corp (WAT) on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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