Last $63.38 USD
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$63.10
Previous Close
$63.20
Day High
$63.49
Day Low
$62.40
52 Week High
03/2/15 - $64.49
52 Week Low
04/8/14 - $44.14
Market Cap
5.7B
Average Volume 10 Days
370.9K
EPS TTM
$2.29
Shares Outstanding
76.2M
EX-Date
02/4/15
P/E TM
27.7x
Dividend
$0.76
Dividend Yield
1.01%
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smith (a.o.) corp (AOS) Details

A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets water heaters and boilers to the residential and commercial end markets primarily in the United States, Canada, China, Europe, India, and the Middle East. It operates in two segments, North America and Rest of World. The company offers electric, natural gas, gas tankless, and liquid propane model water heaters, as well as solar tank units for applications in residences, restaurants, hotels and motels, laundries, car washes, and small businesses; and residential boilers, as well as commercial boilers primarily for space heating applications in hospitals, schools, hotels, and other large commercial buildings. It also provides expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts. The company sells its products through independent wholesale plumbing distributors, hardware and home center chains, and manufacturer representative firms. It sells water heaters to approximately 7,000 retail outlets, as well as water treatment products to 4,500 retail outlets in China. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

12,400 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/18/15

smith (a.o.) corp (AOS) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President ...
Total Annual Compensation: $850.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $482.5K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $449.4K
Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Pu...
Total Annual Compensation: $387.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

smith (a.o.) corp (AOS) Key Developments

AO Smith Corp. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

AO Smith Corp. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $626.8 million against $558.9 million a year ago. Earnings before provision for income taxes were $73.9 million against $56.7 million a year ago. Net earnings were $53.2 million against $42.4 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share of common stock from continuing operations were $0.59 against $0.46 a year ago. Adjusted earnings were $57.5 million against $48.0 million a year ago. Adjusted EPS were $0.64 against $0.52 a year ago. For the year, the company reported net sales of $2,356.0 million against $2,153.8 million a year ago. Earnings before provision for income taxes were $286.7 million against $236.4 million a year ago. Net earnings were $207.8 million against $169.7 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share of common stock from continuing operations were $2.28 against $1.83 a year ago. Cash provided by operating activities were $263.9 million compared to $279.6 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $86.1 million compared to $97.7 million a year ago. Adjusted earnings were $221.0 million against $191.2 million a year ago. Adjusted EPS were $2.43 against $2.06 a year ago. For the year 2015, The company expects 2015 sales to increase approximately 10% from 2014 and 2015 earnings to be between a range of $2.65 to $2.80 per share. The company estimates effective tax rate to be between 29% and 30% in 2015 and higher than in 2014 due to onetime benefits in 2014, such as the R&D tax credit. The company expects cash flow from operations in 2015 to be between $270 million and $280 million, similar to 2014. The company expects capital expenditures to be approximately $100 million to $110 million in 2015, which includes approximately $20 million to support the ERP implementation and approximately $30 million related to capacity expansion in China and in the U.S. to support Lochinvar-branded sales. Depreciation and amortization expense is expected to be approximately $66 million in 2015, compared with $60 million in 2014.

A. O. Smith Corporation Announces Increased Quarterly Dividend, Payable on February 17, 2015

A. O. Smith Corporation approved a 27% increase in the company's quarterly cash dividend to $0.19 per share. The dividend increase will affect the company's Common Stock and Class A Common Stock and is payable on Feb. 17 to shareholders of record Feb. 6.

AO Smith Mulls Acquisitions

AO Smith Corp. (NYSE:AOS) intends to pursue acquisitions. "With the cash we have on hand and the borrowing capacity in place, we can continue to pursue our strategic growth plan and respond to any acquisition opportunities that present themselves,"Ajita G. Rajendra, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said.

 

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