Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) is the worlds leading supplier of high performance liquid
chromatography (HPLC) instrumentation and consumables, as well as thermal analysis and
mass spectrometry (MS) products. Around the world, WatersŪ products are used by
pharmaceutical, industrial, university and government research & development, quality
assurance and environmental testing laboratories. For these customers, we provide
technology that gives scientists fundamental data on chemical mixtures and materials.
Then, by turning these analytical data into useful information,
we help scientists understand the complexities of chemistry and life itself.
Letter to Shareholders
1997 Financial Highlights