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For Immediate Release
Contact: Bryan Brokmeier, CFA, Senior Director, Investor Relations, 508-482-3448
Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Sales of $596 million grew 7% as reported and 5% in constant currency
Growth across all end markets with strong TA performance
Strong growth from China, partially offset by softness in the U.S.
GAAP EPS increased 21% to $1.98; non-GAAP EPS increased 11% to $1.95
Milford, Mass., July 24, 2018 - Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today announced second quarter 2018 sales of $596 million, a 7% increase as reported, versus sales of $558 million for the second quarter of 2017. Foreign currency translation increased sales growth by approximately 2% for the quarter.
On a GAAP basis, diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the second quarter increased 21% to $1.98, compared to $1.63 for the second quarter of 2017. On a non-GAAP basis, EPS for the second quarter increased 11% to $1.95, compared to $1.76 for the second quarter of 2017. A description and reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results appear in the table below and can be found on the Companys website at http://www.waters.com under the caption Investors.
On a GAAP basis, net cash provided by operating activities for the second quarter of 2018 decreased to $101 million from $177 million for the second quarter of 2017. On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted free cash flow decreased to $144 million from $159 million for the second quarter of 2017.
For the first half of 2018, the Companys sales were $1,127 million, up 7% as reported, compared with sales of $1,056 million in the first half of 2017. Foreign currency translation increased sales growth by approximately 4% during the first half of 2018. On a GAAP basis, EPS for the first half of 2018 was up 15% to $3.39, compared to $2.94 for the first half of 2017. On a non-GAAP basis and including adjustments in the attached reconciliation, EPS increased 10% to $3.54 in 2018 as compared to $3.22 for the first half of 2017. On a GAAP basis, net cash provided by operating activities for the first half of 2018 decreased to $277 million from $351 million for the first half of 2017. On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted free cash flow decreased to $304 million from $316 million for the first half of 2017.
Commenting on the Companys performance, Chris OConnell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, We are pleased that we saw sequential improvement in our second quarter results, highlighted by strong growth in China, our TA product line, and our recurring revenues. In addition, we delivered meaningful operating leverage, which enabled us to achieve double-digit earnings per share growth. Our second quarter results give us confidence in the ongoing growth trajectory of our business.
The following information was filed by Waters Corp (WAT) on Tuesday, July 24, 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-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.
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