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How to buy A.O. Smith (AOS) shares

Learn how to easily invest in A.O. Smith shares.

A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$85.13 after a previous close of USD$85.29. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$85.13 to a high of USD$86.25. The latest price was USD$85.85 (25 minute delay). A.O. Smith is listed on the NYSE and employs 13,900 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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A.O. Smith shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-31.
Previous close$85.29
Change $0.56
Change % 0.6566%
Volume 944,259
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range$51.21 - $86.74
50-day moving average $82.16
200-day moving average $72.31
Wall St. target price$83.56
PE ratio 27.8789
Dividend yield $1.04 (1.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.89

A.O. Smith stock price (NYSE:AOS)

Use our graph to track the performance of AOS stocks over time.

A.O. Smith price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $85.85 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-09) N/A
1 month (2021-12-16) 2.47%
3 months (2021-10-20) 28.79%
6 months (2021-07-20) 22.29%
1 year (2021-01-20) 48.43%
2 years (2020-01-17) 82.93%
3 years (2019-01-18) 78.82%
5 years (2017-01-20) 79.26%

Is A.O. Smith under- or over-valued?

Valuing A.O. Smith stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of A.O. Smith's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

A.O. Smith's P/E ratio

A.O. Smith's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, A.O. Smith shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

A.O. Smith's PEG ratio

A.O. Smith's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4382. 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 A.O. Smith's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

A.O. Smith's EBITDA

A.O. Smith's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $659.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a A.O. Smith's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

A.O. Smith financials

Revenue TTM $3.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.24%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 11.61%
Return on equity TTM 25.66%
Profit margin 13.84%
Book value $11.92
Market capitalisation $12.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

A.O. Smith's environmental, social and governance track record

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 A.O. Smith.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

A.O. Smith's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 30.56

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and A.O. Smith's overall score of 30.56 (as at 01/01/2019) 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 A.O. Smith 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.).

A.O. Smith's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.03/100

A.O. Smith's environmental score of 9.03 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that A.O. Smith is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

A.O. Smith's social score

Social score: 14.92/100

A.O. Smith's social score of 14.92 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that A.O. Smith is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

A.O. Smith's governance score

Governance score: 8.12/100

A.O. Smith's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that A.O. Smith is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

A.O. Smith's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A.O. Smith scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that A.O. Smith has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

A.O. Smith share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 36.68% of net profits

Recently A.O. Smith has paid out, on average, around 36.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), A.O. Smith shareholders could enjoy a 1.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In A.O. Smith's case, that would currently equate to about $1.04 per share.

While A.O. Smith's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that A.O. Smith may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

A.O. Smith's most recent dividend payout was on 15 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have A.O. Smith's shares ever split?

A.O. Smith'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 A.O. Smith shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for A.O. Smith shares which in turn could have impacted A.O. Smith's share price.

A.O. Smith share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, A.O. Smith's shares have ranged in value from as little as $51.2054 up to $86.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AOS.US volatility(beta: 1.14)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while A.O. Smith's is 1.1368. This would suggest that A.O. Smith'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 overview

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.

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