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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.89
AOS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 1626 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. AOS: 1.89 )
AOS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.53
Current: 1.89

0.01
2.53
Equity to Asset 0.55
AOS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 1482 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. AOS: 0.55 )
AOS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.55

0.34
0.56
Interest Coverage 50.39
AOS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 56.87 vs. AOS: 50.39 )
AOS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.45   Max: 50.39
Current: 50.39

2.45
50.39
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 5.59
M-Score: -2.53
WACC vs ROIC
11.69%
19.89%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.56
AOS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1623 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. AOS: 12.56 )
AOS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 12.19
Current: 12.56

3.5
12.19
Net-margin (%) 9.06
AOS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1623 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. AOS: 9.06 )
AOS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 22.68
Current: 9.06

1.26
22.68
ROE (%) 15.99
AOS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.95 vs. AOS: 15.99 )
AOS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.22   Max: 37.32
Current: 15.99

3.22
37.32
ROA (%) 8.87
AOS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1635 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. AOS: 8.87 )
AOS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 19.38
Current: 8.87

1.23
19.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 48.44
AOS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1629 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.11 vs. AOS: 48.44 )
AOS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.47   Max: 50.06
Current: 48.44

7.47
50.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.10
AOS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. AOS: 12.10 )
AOS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.5   Max: 29.9
Current: 12.1

-13.5
29.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.30
AOS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. AOS: 18.30 )
AOS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.2   Max: 35
Current: 18.3

-14.2
35
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 23.90
AOS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. AOS: 23.90 )
AOS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -29.1   Max: 43.4
Current: 23.9

-29.1
43.4
» AOS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

AOS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 465,188 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 44,800 sh (-0.44%)
Jim Simons 1,039,200 sh (-6.68%)
John Keeley 1,046,034 sh (-9.31%)
Joel Greenblatt 54,712 sh (-46.16%)
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Q3 2014

AOS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 499,500 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 44,800 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 465,188 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 1,040,994 sh (-0.48%)
Joel Greenblatt 33,988 sh (-37.88%)
Jim Simons 553,100 sh (-46.78%)
» More
Q4 2014

AOS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 465,188 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Keeley 1,035,634 sh (-0.51%)
Mario Gabelli 44,000 sh (-1.79%)
Jim Simons 522,500 sh (-5.53%)
» More
Q1 2015

AOS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 12,100 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 5,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,500 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 44,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 967,797 sh (-6.55%)
Chuck Royce 428,588 sh (-7.87%)
Jim Simons 414,500 sh (-20.67%)
» More
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 29.10
AOS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.20 vs. AOS: 29.10 )
AOS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.88   Max: 35.87
Current: 29.1

4.88
35.87
Forward P/E 21.41
AOS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. AOS: 21.41 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.90
AOS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. AOS: 28.90 )
AOS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.79   Max: 35.94
Current: 28.9

8.79
35.94
P/B 4.50
AOS's P/B is ranked lower than
93% of the 1573 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AOS: 4.50 )
AOS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 4.5
Current: 4.5

0.96
4.5
P/S 2.60
AOS's P/S is ranked lower than
91% of the 1626 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. AOS: 2.60 )
AOS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.63
Current: 2.6

0.14
2.63
PFCF 36.50
AOS's PFCF is ranked lower than
89% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. AOS: 36.50 )
AOS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.51   Max: 332.86
Current: 36.5

5.51
332.86
POCF 25.56
AOS's POCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 1219 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.46 vs. AOS: 25.56 )
AOS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.15   Max: 36.98
Current: 25.56

3.15
36.98
EV-to-EBIT 19.72
AOS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.43 vs. AOS: 19.72 )
AOS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 36.2
Current: 19.72

6
36.2
PEG 1.45
AOS's PEG is ranked higher than
58% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. AOS: 1.45 )
AOS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2538
Current: 1.45

0.37
2538
Shiller P/E 34.00
AOS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 21.09 vs. AOS: 34.00 )
AOS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.33   Max: 38.14
Current: 34

10.33
38.14
Current Ratio 2.31
AOS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1498 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. AOS: 2.31 )
AOS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.86
Current: 2.31

0.7
2.86
Quick Ratio 1.94
AOS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1498 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. AOS: 1.94 )
AOS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.94

0.52
2.24
Days Inventory 50.10
AOS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
78% of the 1596 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 92.33 vs. AOS: 50.10 )
AOS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 45.01   Max: 73.09
Current: 50.1

45.01
73.09
Days Sales Outstanding 74.72
AOS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
52% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 76.90 vs. AOS: 74.72 )
AOS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 49.46   Max: 80.07
Current: 74.72

49.46
80.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.00
AOS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
107% of the 1206 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. AOS: 1.00 )
AOS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 3.39
Current: 1

0.81
3.39
Dividend Payout 0.26
AOS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 1014 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. AOS: 0.26 )
AOS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 6.14
Current: 0.26

0.03
6.14
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
AOS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. AOS: 26.00 )
AOS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 26
Current: 26

2.9
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.37
AOS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1234 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. AOS: 2.37 )
AOS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 8.02
Current: 2.37

1.92
8.02
Share Buyback Rate 0.80
AOS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. AOS: 0.80 )
AOS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.5   Max: -10.5
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 9.30
AOS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
108% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AOS: 9.30 )
AOS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 15.38
Current: 9.3

1.16
15.38
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
AOS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
94% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AOS: 2.30 )
AOS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.48
Current: 2.3

0.16
2.48
Price/Median PS Value 3.40
AOS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
116% of the 1582 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AOS: 3.40 )
AOS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 4.77
Current: 3.4

0.21
4.77
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.20
AOS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AOS: 1.20 )
AOS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 5.8
Current: 1.2

0.47
5.8
Price/Graham Number 3.40
AOS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
92% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AOS: 3.40 )
AOS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.81
Current: 3.4

0.59
3.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
AOS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. AOS: 5.10 )
AOS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 16.6
Current: 5.1

2.8
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 31.94
AOS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. AOS: 31.94 )
AOS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.9   Max: 39.9
Current: 31.94

-5.9
39.9

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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A O Smith Corp is a Delaware corporation organized in 1916. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of water heaters and boilers, for residential and commercial end markets principally in the USA. The Company has two reporting segments: North America and Rest of World. Its Rest of World segment is primarily comprised of China, Europe and India. Both segments manufacture and market comprehensive lines of residential gas, gas tankless and electric water heaters and commercial water heating equipment. The North America segment also manufactures and markets specialty commercial water heating equipment, condensing and non-condensing boilers and water systems tanks. The Rest of World segment also manufactures and markets water treatment products, primarily for Asia. The Company offers electric, natural gas and liquid propane models as well as gas tankless and solar tank units for energy efficient homes. Its North America segment also manufactures and sells expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts. The Companys residential and commercial water heaters come in sizes ranging from 2.5 gallon models to 12,500 gallon appliances with varying efficiency ranges. Its residential and commercial boilers range in size from 40,000 British Thermal Units to 5.0 million British Thermal Units. Its commercial boilers are used primarily in space heating applications including hospitals, schools, hotels and other large commercial buildings. In North America, the Company has 12 manufacturing plants located in five states and two non-U.S. countries, of which ten are owned directly by the Company or its subsidiaries and two are leased from outside parties. In rest of the world, the Company has seven manufacturing plants located in four non-U.S. countries. The Companys principal water heating and boiler competitors in North America include Rheem, Bradford White, Rinnai, Navien, Aerco and Cleaver-Brooks. Its primary competitor in China is Haier Appliances.
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