Waters Corp. 2Q profit rises 21 percent
Waters Corp., a maker of scientific instruments, on Wednesday said second-quarter profit increased by 21 percent as revenue rose, partly on demand for new products.
The company earned $84.9 million, or 90 cents per share, compared with $69.9 million, or 72 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.
Excluding one-time items, Waters earned 93 cents per share, up from 78 cents per share.
Revenue rose by 8 percent to $391.1 million. That's higher than the $389.5 million that analysts had projected, according to Thomson Reuters.
Waters' profit after one-time items also exceeded analysts' forecast of 90 cents per share.
Shares of Waters, based in Milford, Mass., rose by $2.87, or 4.6 percent, to $65.61.