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A. O. Smith Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. AOSmith Corporation shares (AOS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AOSmith Corporation employs 15,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AOSmith Corporation's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$54.96, which is 19.78% up on its pre-crash value of USD$44.09 and 62.58% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$33.805.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of AOSmith Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$841.94 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,299.80.
|Latest market close||USD$54.96|
|52-week range||USD$33.805 - USD$58.05|
|50-day moving average||USD$51.7683|
|200-day moving average||USD$47.2396|
|Wall St. target price||USD$54.5|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.04 (1.88%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.822|
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|1 week (2020-11-25)||-2.50%|
|1 month (2020-11-02)||3.99%|
|3 months (2020-09-03)||12.69%|
|6 months (2020-06-03)||10.25%|
|1 year (2019-12-03)||17.69%|
|2 years (2018-12-03)||14.40%|
|3 years (2017-12-01)||-12.50%|
|5 years (2015-12-03)||-28.92%|
Valuing AOSmith Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AOSmith Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AOSmith Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, AOSmith Corporation shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
AOSmith Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.1702. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AOSmith Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
AOSmith Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$458.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a AOSmith Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$2.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.62%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.68%|
|Return on equity TTM||17.62%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$8.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 5.1 million AOSmith Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as AOSmith Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 13% down from 5.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AOSmith Corporation shares can be evaluated.
AOSmith Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AOSmith Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AOSmith Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). AOSmith Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.3. In other words for every 100,000 AOSmith Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4300 shares are currently held short.
However AOSmith Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AOSmith Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable AOSmith Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AOSmith Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AOSmith Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0433% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AOSmith Corporation shares, roughly 43 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AOSmith Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short AOSmith Corporation stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like AOSmith Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 30.56
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AOSmith Corporation's overall score of 30.56 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 66th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like AOSmith Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 9.03/100
AOSmith Corporation's environmental score of 9.03 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AOSmith Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 14.92/100
AOSmith Corporation's social score of 14.92 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AOSmith Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 8.12/100
AOSmith Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that AOSmith Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. AOSmith Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that AOSmith Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||30.56|
|Total ESG percentile||66.16|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 52.69% of net profits
Recently AOSmith Corporation has paid out, on average, around 52.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AOSmith Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AOSmith Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.04 per share.
AOSmith Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
AOSmith Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 17 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
AOSmith Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 6 October 2016. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AOSmith Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AOSmith Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted AOSmith Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, AOSmith Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.805 up to $58.05. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AOSmith Corporation's is 1.155. This would suggest that AOSmith Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters, boilers, tanks, and water treatment products in North America, China, Europe, and India. It operates through two segments, North America and Rest of World. The company offers water heaters for residences, restaurants, hotels and motels, office buildings, laundries, car washes, and small businesses; residential and commercial boilers for space heating applications in hospitals, schools, hotels, and other commercial buildings; and water treatment products, including on-the-go filtration bottles, point-of-use carbon and reverse osmosis products, point-of-entry water softeners, and whole-home water filtration products for residences, restaurants, hotels, and offices. It also provides food and beverage filtration products; expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts; and heat pumps, combi-boilers, solar tank units, and air purification products. The company offers its products primarily under the A. O. Smith, State, Lochinvar, and water softener brands. It distributes its products through independent wholesale plumbing distributors, as well as through retail channels consisting of hardware and home center chains, and manufacturer representative firms; and offers Aquasana branded products directly to consumers through e-commerce, as well as other online retailers. The company was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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