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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 2.42
AOS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 2029 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. AOS: 2.42 )
AOS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.53
Current: 2.42

0.03
2.53
Equity to Asset 0.55
AOS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 2012 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 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 higher than
68% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 28.68 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: 5.36
M-Score: -2.59
WACC vs ROIC
11.28%
19.23%
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 (%) 12.19
AOS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2034 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. AOS: 12.19 )
AOS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 12.19
Current: 12.19

3.5
12.19
Net-margin (%) 8.82
AOS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2034 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. AOS: 8.82 )
AOS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 22.68
Current: 8.82

1.26
22.68
ROE (%) 15.31
AOS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2020 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.85 vs. AOS: 15.31 )
AOS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.22   Max: 37.32
Current: 15.31

3.22
37.32
ROA (%) 8.51
AOS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2045 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. AOS: 8.51 )
AOS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 19.38
Current: 8.51

1.23
19.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 48.03
AOS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.29 vs. AOS: 48.03 )
AOS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.47   Max: 50.06
Current: 48.03

7.47
50.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.10
AOS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1779 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 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
88% of the 1573 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 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
89% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 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
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

AOS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 23,534 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 555,464 sh (+3346.23%)
Joel Greenblatt 101,619 sh (+1591.68%)
Jim Simons 1,113,632 sh (+150.03%)
John Burbank 6,279 sh (+58.88%)
John Keeley 1,153,404 sh (+1.40%)
Mario Gabelli 45,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 465,188 sh (-33.33%)
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Q2 2014

AOS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 465,188 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 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%)
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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
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.30
AOS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 26.00 vs. AOS: 28.30 )
AOS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.88   Max: 35.87
Current: 28.3

4.88
35.87
Forward P/E 20.12
AOS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 44.44 vs. AOS: 20.12 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.30
AOS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 25.80 vs. AOS: 28.30 )
AOS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.79   Max: 35.94
Current: 28.3

8.79
35.94
P/B 4.20
AOS's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. AOS: 4.20 )
AOS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 4.18
Current: 4.2

0.96
4.18
P/S 2.50
AOS's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. AOS: 2.50 )
AOS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.49
Current: 2.5

0.14
2.49
PFCF 32.91
AOS's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 52.50 vs. AOS: 32.91 )
AOS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.51   Max: 332.86
Current: 32.91

5.51
332.86
POCF 22.21
AOS's POCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.85 vs. AOS: 22.21 )
AOS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.15   Max: 36.98
Current: 22.21

3.15
36.98
EV-to-EBIT 19.07
AOS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.22 vs. AOS: 19.07 )
AOS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 36.2
Current: 19.07

6
36.2
PEG 1.42
AOS's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AOS: 1.42 )
AOS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2538
Current: 1.42

0.37
2538
Shiller P/E 33.41
AOS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 58.99 vs. AOS: 33.41 )
AOS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.19   Max: 38.14
Current: 33.41

10.19
38.14
Current Ratio 2.18
AOS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 2026 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. AOS: 2.18 )
AOS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 2.86
Current: 2.18

1.51
2.86
Quick Ratio 1.84
AOS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 2026 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. AOS: 1.84 )
AOS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.84

0.89
2.24
Days Inventory 49.96
AOS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
88% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 100.68 vs. AOS: 49.96 )
AOS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 45.01   Max: 73.09
Current: 49.96

45.01
73.09
Days Sales Outstanding 73.65
AOS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 87.71 vs. AOS: 73.65 )
AOS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 49.46   Max: 80.07
Current: 73.65

49.46
80.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.99
AOS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 1560 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. AOS: 0.99 )
AOS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 3.39
Current: 0.99

0.81
3.39
Dividend Payout 0.26
AOS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. AOS: 0.26 )
AOS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.26

0.08
0.85
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
AOS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 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 higher than
62% of the 1582 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 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
88% of the 1350 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/Net Current Asset Value 31.32
AOS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AOS: 31.32 )
AOS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 16.19   Max: 98.55
Current: 31.32

16.19
98.55
Price/Tangible Book 9.02
AOS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. AOS: 9.02 )
AOS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 15.38
Current: 9.02

1.16
15.38
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.24
AOS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. AOS: 2.24 )
AOS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.48
Current: 2.24

0.5
2.48
Price/Median PS Value 3.53
AOS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AOS: 3.53 )
AOS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.27
Current: 3.53

0.34
3.27
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.14
AOS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AOS: 1.14 )
AOS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 5.8
Current: 1.14

0.49
5.8
Price/Graham Number 3.34
AOS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. AOS: 3.34 )
AOS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 3.34
Current: 3.34

0.91
3.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
AOS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. AOS: 5.20 )
AOS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 16.6
Current: 5.2

2.8
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 30.35
AOS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. AOS: 30.35 )
AOS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.9   Max: 39.9
Current: 30.35

-5.9
39.9

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:3SM.Germany,
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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