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A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$69.04 after a previous close of US$68.84. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD68.53 to a high of USD69.71. The latest price was USD69.26 (25 minute delay). AOSmith Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in AOSmith Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for AOSmith Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AOS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until AOSmith Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$69.05, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of AOSmith Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AOSmith Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

AOSmith Corporation share price

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AOSmith Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-15.
Previous closeUS$68.84
Change US$0.42
Change % 0.6101%
Volume 948,861
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$43.0803 - US$73.05
50-day moving average US$69.584
200-day moving average US$62.7312
Target priceUS$70.67
PE ratio 28.5506
Dividend yield US$1 (1.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.401

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Is it a good time to buy AOSmith Corporation stock?

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AOSmith Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $69.26

1 month (2021-05-14) -3.50%
3 months (2021-03-16) 5.53%
6 months (2020-12-16) 25.74%
1 year (2020-06-16) 44.65%
2 years (2019-06-14) 52.12%
3 years (2018-06-15) 10.15%
5 years (2016-06-16) 65.22%

Is AOSmith Corporation under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 29x. In other words, AOSmith Corporation shares trade at around 29x 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).

AOSmith Corporation's PEG ratio

AOSmith Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5861. 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

AOSmith Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$577.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a AOSmith Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

AOSmith Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$3 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.44%
Gross profit TTM US$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.22%
Return on equity TTM 22.56%
Profit margin 12.91%
Book value 11.523
Market capitalisation US$11 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AOSmith Corporation shares

There are currently 4.7 million AOSmith Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as AOSmith Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.5% down from 5.0 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)

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 1.1 million). AOSmith Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.17. In other words for every 100,000 AOSmith Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4170 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 0.04% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AOSmith Corporation shares, roughly 40 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.

AOSmith Corporation'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 AOSmith Corporation.

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

AOSmith Corporation'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 AOSmith Corporation's overall score of 30.56 (as at 12/31/2018) 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.).

AOSmith Corporation's environmental score

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.

AOSmith Corporation's social score

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.

AOSmith Corporation's governance score

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.

AOSmith Corporation's controversy score

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.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

A. O. Smith Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 30.56
Total ESG percentile 66.16
Environmental score 9.03
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 14.92
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 8.12
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

AOSmith Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 41.63% of net profits

Recently AOSmith Corporation has paid out, on average, around 41.63% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.52% 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 1.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AOSmith Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

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

AOSmith Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 16 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have AOSmith Corporation's shares ever split?

AOSmith Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 5 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.

AOSmith Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AOSmith Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$43.0803 up to US$73.05. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AOS.US volatility(beta: 1.04)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 AOSmith Corporation's is 1.0402. 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).

AOSmith Corporation 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. 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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