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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 2.33
NYSE:AOS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 1808 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. NYSE:AOS: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:AOS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.08 Max: 2.59
Current: 2.33
0.02
2.59
Equity-to-Asset 0.52
NYSE:AOS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 1776 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. NYSE:AOS: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:AOS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.52
0.32
0.56
Interest Coverage 63.07
NYSE:AOS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 1538 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 38.04 vs. NYSE:AOS: 63.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:AOS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.71  Med: 19.29 Max: 63.07
Current: 63.07
3.71
63.07
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 6.44
Beneish M-Score: -2.70
WACC vs ROIC
10.45%
29.37%
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 : 8/10

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history
Operating Margin % 17.14
NYSE:AOS's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
88% of the 1792 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. NYSE:AOS: 17.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:AOS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.28  Med: 9.71 Max: 17.14
Current: 17.14
4.28
17.14
Net Margin % 12.16
NYSE:AOS's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
85% of the 1794 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. NYSE:AOS: 12.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:AOS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.55  Med: 8.03 Max: 17.87
Current: 12.16
3.55
17.87
ROE % 21.94
NYSE:AOS's ROE % is ranked higher than
89% of the 1757 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. NYSE:AOS: 21.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:AOS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.52  Med: 13.72 Max: 31.08
Current: 21.94
11.52
31.08
ROA % 11.93
NYSE:AOS's ROA % is ranked higher than
89% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. NYSE:AOS: 11.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:AOS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 7.09 Max: 13.71
Current: 11.93
4.3
13.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 78.09
NYSE:AOS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
95% of the 1801 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.89 vs. NYSE:AOS: 78.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:AOS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.48  Med: 41.88 Max: 83.64
Current: 78.09
14.48
83.64
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 9.40
NYSE:AOS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 1568 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NYSE:AOS: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:AOS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.1 Max: 29.8
Current: 9.4
0
29.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 23.00
NYSE:AOS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 1359 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. NYSE:AOS: 23.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:AOS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.8 Max: 35
Current: 23
0
35
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 26.40
NYSE:AOS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 1197 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. NYSE:AOS: 26.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:AOS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.8 Max: 43.4
Current: 26.4
0
43.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

AOS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Pioneer Investments 106,748 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 15,570 sh (+65.99%)
Jim Simons 251,000 sh (+58.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 145,400 sh (-4.40%)
Chuck Royce 267,500 sh (-15.02%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 576,775 sh (-20.18%)
Joel Greenblatt 55,496 sh (-72.31%)
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Q2 2016

AOS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Chuck Royce 267,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,600 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 106,577 sh (-0.16%)
Mario Gabelli 142,900 sh (-1.72%)
Lee Ainslie 15,120 sh (-2.89%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 514,412 sh (-10.81%)
Jim Simons 90,400 sh (-63.98%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,641 sh (-89.84%)
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Q3 2016

AOS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 99,051 sh (-53.53%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 463,697 sh (-54.93%)
Chuck Royce 233,500 sh (-56.36%)
Mario Gabelli 114,100 sh (-60.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,661 sh (-67.55%)
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Q4 2016

AOS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Lee Ainslie 66,080 sh (New)
Ron Baron 184,962 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 8,060 sh (+10.08%)
Pioneer Investments 187,250 sh (-5.48%)
Mario Gabelli 200,000 sh (-12.36%)
Chuck Royce 405,100 sh (-13.25%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 636,018 sh (-31.42%)
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials    NAICS: 335312    SIC: 3699
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Traded in other countries:3SM.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
A.O. Smith Corp manufactures and markets water heaters and boilers, for residential and commercial end markets. The Company has two reporting segments; North America and Rest of World.

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 comprises of China, Europe and India. Both segments manufactures and markets 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 and air purification products, for Asia. The Company's principal water heating and boiler competitors in North America include Rheem, Bradford White, Rinnai, Navien and Aerco. The company's operations are governed by federal, foreign, state and local laws intended to protect the environment.

Guru Investment Theses on A.O. Smith Corp

Baron Asset Fund Comments on A.O. Smith Corp - Jan 30, 2017

Headquartered in Milwaukee, where it was founded over 140 years ago, A.O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) is a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters, boilers, and water treatment products. The company derives about 60% of its sales from water heaters in North America. This is an attractive market, with only three major players that have demonstrated a history of rational pricing policies. A.O. Smith is the largest participant with more than a 40% share in residential heaters and a 55% share in commercial heaters. Few homeowners or businesses consider hot water to be a discretionary item; generally a heater is replaced as soon as it breaks, and price is often a secondary consideration. As a result, the bulk of the company’s heater sales are comprised of steady replacement revenue (85% to 90% of residential sales). Additional growth comes from new housing starts, commercial construction, and customers’ desire for new products with increased energy efficiency.



An additional 10% of A.O. Smith’s sales come from its North American boiler business, Lochinvar, which is expected to grow 8% per year, driven by the increased adoption of more energy efficient products. The remaining 30% of A.O. Smith’s sales come from China, where the company has established a dominant presence over the past 20 years. Sales in China are anticipated to grow 15% per year, anchored by its 26% market share in the Chinese water heater market. In China, water heaters are a considered a consumer appliance and A.O. Smith has built a premium brand, along with impressive distribution and manufacturing capabilities. The company is also entering nascent, faster growing product categories such as water treatment and air purification to expand its growth there.



The company expects to achieve 8% top-line growth over the next several years. We believe that earnings growth should be faster, as a result of margin expansion from price increases, operating leverage, and the accretive use of its substantial free cash flow.



From Barron Asset Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Asset Fund Comments on A.O. Smith Corp Guru stock highlight
Headquartered in Milwaukee, where it was founded over 140 years ago, A.O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) is a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters, boilers, and water treatment products. The company derives about 60% of its sales from water heaters in North America. This is an attractive market, with only three major players that have demonstrated a history of rational pricing policies. A.O. Smith is the largest participant with more than a 40% share in residential heaters and a 55% share in commercial heaters. Few homeowners or businesses consider hot water to be a discretionary item; generally a heater is replaced as soon as it breaks, and price is often a secondary consideration. As a result, the bulk of the company’s heater sales are comprised of steady replacement revenue (85% to 90% of residential sales). Additional growth comes from new housing starts, commercial construction, and customers’ desire for new products with increased energy efficiency. Read more...

Ratios

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PE Ratio 29.12
AOS's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1408 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.87 vs. AOS: 29.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
AOS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.87  Med: 16.88 Max: 30.53
Current: 29.12
4.87
30.53
Forward PE Ratio 25.64
AOS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.53 vs. AOS: 25.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 29.12
AOS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
60% of the 1403 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.91 vs. AOS: 29.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
AOS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.88  Med: 21.51 Max: 83
Current: 29.12
8.88
83
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 25.33
AOS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
58% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.67 vs. AOS: 25.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
AOS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.34  Med: 17.05 Max: 74.59
Current: 25.33
2.34
74.59
PB Ratio 6.16
AOS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 1739 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. AOS: 6.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
AOS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.97 Max: 6.24
Current: 6.16
0.96
6.24
PS Ratio 3.60
AOS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 1754 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. AOS: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
AOS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.33 Max: 3.64
Current: 3.6
0.14
3.64
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 26.07
AOS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
66% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.02 vs. AOS: 26.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
AOS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.32  Med: 23 Max: 416.07
Current: 26.07
5.32
416.07
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 21.29
AOS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
74% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. AOS: 21.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
AOS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.97  Med: 15.53 Max: 36.98
Current: 21.29
2.97
36.98
EV-to-EBIT 18.89
AOS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
56% of the 1949 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.53 vs. AOS: 18.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AOS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 13.7 Max: 31.6
Current: 18.89
4.7
31.6
EV-to-EBITDA 16.57
AOS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
64% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.09 vs. AOS: 16.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AOS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 10.2 Max: 19.8
Current: 16.57
3
19.8
PEG Ratio 1.38
AOS's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. AOS: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
AOS' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.47 Max: 81.56
Current: 1.38
0.4
81.56
Shiller PE Ratio 50.67
AOS's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 28.76 vs. AOS: 50.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
AOS' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.12  Med: 24.78 Max: 51.17
Current: 50.67
11.12
51.17
Current Ratio 2.04
AOS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1663 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. AOS: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AOS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.86
Current: 2.04
1.21
2.86
Quick Ratio 1.71
AOS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1661 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. AOS: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AOS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.15 Max: 2.24
Current: 1.71
0.8
2.24
Days Inventory 55.95
AOS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
76% of the 1732 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 98.73 vs. AOS: 55.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AOS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.04  Med: 53.23 Max: 63.31
Current: 55.95
47.04
63.31
Days Sales Outstanding 70.49
AOS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 1373 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 81.96 vs. AOS: 70.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AOS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57.56  Med: 72.9 Max: 80.07
Current: 70.49
57.56
80.07
Days Payable 123.16
AOS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
78% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 66.49 vs. AOS: 123.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AOS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 55.47  Med: 92.72 Max: 123.16
Current: 123.16
55.47
123.16

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 0.97
AOS's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
75% of the 1789 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. AOS: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
AOS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.35 Max: 3.43
Current: 0.97
0.81
3.43
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.26
AOS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. AOS: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
AOS' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.26
0.21
0.44
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 27.80
AOS's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. AOS: 27.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
AOS' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.3 Max: 28.3
Current: 27.8
0
28.3
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.06
AOS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
74% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. AOS: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.19
AOS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
66% of the 2128 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. AOS: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
AOS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67  Med: 4.44 Max: 11.29
Current: 3.19
2.67
11.29
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.90
AOS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 915 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. AOS: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AOS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8  Med: 0.6 Max: 0
Current: -0.9
-8
0

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 50.36
AOS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. AOS: 50.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
AOS' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.21  Med: 28.65 Max: 75.1
Current: 50.36
14.21
75.1
Price-to-Tangible-Book 13.11
AOS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
92% of the 1646 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. AOS: 13.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
AOS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 3.69 Max: 15.42
Current: 13.11
1.17
15.42
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.46
AOS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. AOS: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
AOS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.86
Current: 2.46
0.48
2.86
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.67
AOS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 1562 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. AOS: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
AOS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.51 Max: 2.7
Current: 2.67
0.18
2.7
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.52
AOS's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. AOS: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
AOS' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.33 Max: 5.04
Current: 1.52
0.54
5.04
Price-to-Graham-Number 4.12
AOS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
80% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. AOS: 4.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
AOS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.92 Max: 4.16
Current: 4.12
0.92
4.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.28
AOS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
54% of the 2347 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. AOS: 5.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
AOS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.2  Med: 7.3 Max: 21.1
Current: 5.28
3.2
21.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 21.62
AOS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
84% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.19 vs. AOS: 21.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
AOS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.4  Med: 13.5 Max: 36.7
Current: 21.62
-3.4
36.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,686
EPS (TTM) $ 1.85
Beta1.42
Short Percentage of Float3.80%
52-Week Range $37.74 - 54.64
Shares Outstanding (Mil)173.45

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 2,920 3,155 3,420
EPS ($) 2.09 2.26 2.45
EPS without NRI ($) 2.09 2.26 2.45
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.00%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.56 0.64
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