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Waters Corp. Earnings Advance 13% In Q4

Waters Corp. (WAT) revealed a profit for its fourth quarter that increased from last year.

The company said its bottom line totaled $201.64 million, or $2.51 per share. This was up from $179.01 million, or $2.21 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $2.44 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 9.3% to $687.28 million. This was up from $628.79 million last year.

Waters Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $201.64 Mln. vs. $179.01 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 12.6%
-EPS (Q4): $2.51 vs. $2.21 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 13.6%
-Analysts Estimate: $2.44
-Revenue (Q4): $687.28 Mln vs. $628.79 Mln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 9.3%

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