waters corp (WAT) Key Developments
Waters Corporation Brings Novel Separations and Ionization Technologies to High Resolution Mass Spectrometry at ASMS
May 27 15
Waters Corporation announced the introduction of new technologies and innovations for mass spectrometry, intended to give laboratories greater levels of detail for every analysis. The introductions include the new Waters® Vion IMS QTof Mass Spectrometer, a new bench-top tandem mass spectrometer featuring ion mobility and REIMS Research System with iKnife Sampling, combining direct-from-sample ionization with high-performance time-of-flight (ToF) mass spectrometry. Waters also expanded its family of solid phase extraction products with the first-of-its-kind Oasis PRiME HLB and added to its portfolio of protein separation columns with the ACQUITY UPLC® Glycoprotein BEH Amide Column for glycan analysis. Combining the benefits of high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry and ion mobility separation in a bench top instrument, the Waters® Vion IMS QTof Mass Spectrometer brings clarity and confidence to routine analyses. Ion mobility removes spectral interferences and generates collision cross-section (CCS) values for every ion, giving scientists more information than they can get from traditional LC-MS experiments. Waters intends to commence shipments of the Vion IMS QTof Mass Spectrometer in the second half of 2015. As routine analyses involve increasingly complex samples, scientists often rely on high-resolution mass spectrometry. However, increasing mass resolution alone does not always lead to better answers. By separating ions from one another based on their shape, mass and charge, ion mobility provides an additional dimension of separation. The selectivity of ion mobility refines spectra and allows the instrument to discriminate sample ions from chromatographically co-eluting compounds and background interferences - bringing clarity to every spectrum, and enabling the confident characterization of compounds. The UNIFI® Scientific Information System, Version 1.8, is a new release of the software with features intended to enhance laboratory productivity. Today's announcement coincides with the introduction of the Vion™ IMS QTof Mass Spectrometer which is the first Waters mass spectrometer to be fully supported on UNIFI. New features of this release of UNIFI software include: Support of the Vion IMS QTof MS System; native atmospheric pressure gas chromatography (APGC) control, time-of-flight (Tof) multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) support, support of collision cross section (CCS) data, and Tof quantitative and qualitative workflows providing a comprehensive, single software solution. Combining direct-from-sample ionization with high performance time-of-flight mass spectrometry and powerful, intuitive analytics, the Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry™ (REIMS™) Research System with iKnife™ Sampling System eliminates the need for sample preparation and chromatographic separation, providing food, microbiology and tissue researchers with near-instantaneous data acquisition. Using Waters REIMS Research System with iKnife Sampling, researchers can quickly and easily differentiate samples from one another and confidently identify the differentiating features, allowing greater insight into the chemical and biological systems under investigation. In REIMS, direct, rapid heating of the samples leads to the formation of vapor that is rich in sample-specific chemical information. The vapor is taken directly into the mass spectrometer (Xevo® G2-XS QTof or SYNAPT® G2-Si HDMS) where the molecules are analyzed by time-of-flight mass spectrometry.
Waters Corporation Announces ERA Introduces New eDATA 2.0 Proficiency Testing Portal
May 22 15
Waters Corporation has announced that ERA, a Waters business, has introduced the new eDATA 2.0 proficiency testing, or PT, portal for environmental laboratories. The portal features new statistical analysis, data visualization and reporting tools that give environmental lab managers the ability to track results over time, flag potential issues and take preventive steps before corrective action becomes necessary.
Waters Corporation Presents at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Health Care Conference, May-13-2015 10:40 AM
May 6 15
Waters Corporation Presents at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Health Care Conference, May-13-2015 10:40 AM. Venue: Encore at the Wynn, 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Speakers: Eugene G. Cassis, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Finance & Administration.
Waters Corporation Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Quarter and Full Year of 2015
Apr 28 15
Waters Corporation provided earnings guidance for the second quarter and full year of 2015. The company announced that gross margins are expected to improve slightly from last year's and come in at or around 59% for the full year 2015. Moving below the operating profit line, net interest expense is expected to be approximately $31 million. Non-GAAP earnings per fully diluted share are now expected to be in the range of $5.67 to $5.87. For the full year 2015, the company expects operating tax rate to come in at around 14%.
The company's expectations for the second quarter of 2015, the company's guidance anticipates that constant currency sales growth will come in at or around 7%. Currency translation in the quarter is expected to reduce reported sales growth by the same rate or about 7%. This performance is expected to result in non-GAAP earnings per fully diluted share within a range of $1.20 to $1.30 in the quarter.
Waters Corporation Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended April 4, 2015
Apr 28 15
Waters Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended April 4, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported operating income of $119,982,000, income from operations before income taxes was $113,347,000, net income of $96,061,000 or $1.15 diluted per share on net sales of $460,404,000 against operating income of $88,761,000, income from operations before income taxes was $82,730,000, net income of $70,302,000 or $0.83 diluted per share on net sales of $430,508,000 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted Non-GAAP operating income of $123,728,000 against $99,726,000 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted Non-GAAP net income of $101,146,000 or $1.21 per share against $78,621,000 or $0.92 diluted per share for the same period a year ago.