AOS A.O. Smith

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  • AOS
  • Price as of: Dec 19, 05:25 PM EST
  • $54.46
  • -$0.57
  • -1.0%
  • Industry
  • Industrial electrical equipment
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AOS Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    1.10% Industrial Goods Average 1.78%
  • Annual Payout
    $0.60 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    25.0% EPS $2.40
  • Dividend Growth
    8 yrs Since 2006
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Growth History

AOS Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for AOS 19.4% 27.8% 8 years
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

AOS Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$0.4600 2013 27.8%
$0.3600 2012 30.1%
Historical Dividend Data

AOS Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.1500 2014-10-13 2014-10-29 2014-10-31 2014-11-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2014-07-08 2014-07-29 2014-07-31 2014-08-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2014-04-07 2014-04-28 2014-04-30 2014-05-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2014-01-28 2014-02-05 2014-02-07 2014-02-18 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2013-10-09 2013-10-29 2013-10-31 2013-11-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2013-07-08 2013-07-29 2013-07-31 2013-08-15 Yes Regular Quarter
2-for-1 2013-05-16 2013-04-30 2013-05-15 NM Stock Split NM
$0.1200 2013-04-15 2013-04-25 2013-04-29 2013-05-14 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2013-01-15 2013-01-29 2013-01-31 2013-02-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2012-10-08 2012-10-29 2012-10-31 2012-11-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2012-07-09 2012-07-27 2012-07-31 2012-08-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2012-04-16 2012-04-26 2012-04-30 2012-05-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2012-01-13 2012-01-27 2012-01-31 2012-02-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2011-10-10 2011-10-27 2011-10-31 2011-11-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2011-07-11 2011-07-27 2011-07-29 2011-08-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2011-04-12 2011-04-27 2011-04-29 2011-05-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0467 2011-01-14 2011-01-27 2011-01-31 2011-02-15 Yes Regular Quarter
3-for-2 2010-10-14 2010-11-16 2010-10-29 2010-11-15 NM Stock Split NM
$0.0700 2010-10-11 2010-10-27 2010-10-29 2010-11-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2010-07-23 2010-07-28 2010-07-30 2010-08-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0650 2010-04-12 2010-04-28 2010-04-30 2010-05-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0650 2010-01-15 2010-01-27 2010-01-29 2010-02-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0650 2009-10-13 2009-10-28 2009-10-30 2009-11-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0650 2009-07-13 2009-07-29 2009-07-31 2009-08-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0633 2009-04-14 2009-04-28 2009-04-30 2009-05-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0633 2009-01-15 2009-01-28 2009-01-30 2009-02-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0633 2008-10-14 2008-10-29 2008-10-31 2008-11-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0633 2008-07-15 2008-07-29 2008-07-31 2008-08-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2008-04-15 2008-04-28 2008-04-30 2008-05-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2008-01-15 2008-01-29 2008-01-31 2008-02-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2007-10-09 2007-10-29 2007-10-31 2007-11-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2007-07-10 2007-07-27 2007-07-31 2007-08-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0567 2007-04-10 2007-04-26 2007-04-30 2007-05-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0567 2007-01-15 2007-01-29 2007-01-31 2007-02-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0567 2006-10-09 2006-10-27 2006-10-31 2006-11-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0567 2006-07-11 2006-07-27 2006-07-31 2006-08-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0533 2006-04-11 2006-04-26 2006-04-28 2006-05-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0533 2006-01-13 2006-01-27 2006-01-31 2006-02-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0533 2005-10-11 2005-10-27 2005-10-31 2005-11-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0533 2005-07-12 2005-07-27 2005-07-29 2005-08-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0533 2005-04-12 2005-04-27 2005-04-29 2005-05-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0533 2005-01-14 2005-01-27 2005-01-31 2005-02-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0533 2004-10-12 2004-10-27 2004-10-29 2004-11-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0533 2004-07-13 2004-07-28 2004-07-30 2004-08-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2004-04-06 2004-04-28 2004-04-30 2004-05-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2004-01-15 2004-01-28 2004-01-30 2004-02-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2003-10-07 2003-10-29 2003-10-31 2003-11-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2003-07-08 2003-07-29 2003-07-31 2003-08-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0467 2003-04-08 2003-04-28 2003-04-30 2003-05-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0467 2003-01-15 2003-01-29 2003-01-31 2003-02-18 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0467 2002-10-11 2002-10-29 2002-10-31 2002-11-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0467 2002-07-09 2002-07-29 2002-07-31 2002-08-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0433 2002-04-09 2002-04-26 2002-04-30 2002-05-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0433 2002-01-15 2002-01-29 2002-01-31 2002-02-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0433 2001-10-09 2001-10-29 2001-10-31 2001-11-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0433 2001-07-10 2001-07-27 2001-07-31 2001-08-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0433 2001-04-05 2001-04-26 2001-04-30 2001-05-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0433 2001-01-15 2001-01-29 2001-01-31 2001-02-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0433 2000-10-10 2000-10-27 2000-10-31 2000-11-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0433 2000-07-11 2000-07-27 2000-07-31 2000-08-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0400 2000-04-06 2000-04-26 2000-04-28 2000-05-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0400 2000-01-17 2000-01-27 2000-01-31 2000-02-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0400 1999-10-13 1999-10-27 1999-10-29 1999-11-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0400 1999-06-09 1999-07-28 1999-07-30 1999-08-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0400 1999-04-15 1999-04-28 1999-04-30 1999-05-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0267 1999-01-19 1999-01-27 1999-01-29 1999-02-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0267 1998-10-06 1998-10-28 1998-10-30 1998-11-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0267 1998-06-09 1998-07-29 1998-07-31 1998-08-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
3-for-2 1998-06-09 1998-08-18 1998-07-31 1998-08-17 NM Stock Split NM
$0.0378 1998-04-09 1998-04-28 1998-04-30 1998-05-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0378 1998-01-21 1998-01-28 1998-01-30 1998-02-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0378 1997-10-07 1997-10-29 1997-10-31 1997-11-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0378 1997-06-10 1997-07-29 1997-07-31 1997-08-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0378 1997-04-10 1997-04-28 1997-04-30 1997-05-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0378 1997-01-16 1997-01-29 1997-01-31 1997-02-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0378 1996-10-08 1996-10-29 1996-10-31 1996-11-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0378 1996-06-11 1996-07-29 1996-07-31 1996-08-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0378 1996-04-04 1996-04-26 1996-04-30 1996-05-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0333 1996-01-17 1996-01-29 1996-01-31 1996-02-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0333 1995-10-10 1995-10-27 1995-10-31 1995-11-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0333 1995-06-06 1995-07-27 1995-07-31 1995-08-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0333 1995-04-06 1995-04-24 1995-04-28 1995-05-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0289 1995-01-17 1995-01-25 1995-01-31 1995-02-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0289 1994-10-11 1994-10-25 1994-10-31 1994-11-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0289 1994-06-07 1994-07-25 1994-07-29 1994-08-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0289 1994-04-14 1994-04-25 1994-04-29 1994-05-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0244 1994-01-19 1994-01-25 1994-01-31 1994-02-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0244 1993-10-12 1993-10-25 1993-10-29 1993-11-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0244 1993-06-08 1993-07-26 1993-07-30 1993-08-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0444 1993-04-08 1993-04-26 1993-04-30 1993-05-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1111 1993-02-01 1993-03-02 1993-03-08 1993-03-22 Unknown Special N/A
$0.0444 1993-01-19 1993-01-25 1993-01-29 1993-02-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
Company Profile

AOS Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE

A.O. Smith- (AOS)- with 2007 sales of $2.3 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America. The company was founded in 1874 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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A.O. Smith News

  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Before the opening bell on Tuesday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • A.O. Smith Q2 Profit Rises; Adjusted EPS and Revenues Top Views; Boosts Fiscal 2013 Outlook (AOS)

    Before the opening bell on Wednesday, water heating equipment manufacturer A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) reported a 20% rise in second quarter net income, aided by 13% higher sales, with both results topping Wall Street estimates. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company posted a second quarter net income of $42.1 million, or 45 cents per share, up from $35.0 million, or 38 cents per share, earned in the same period in 2012. Excluding certain items such as an after-tax restructuring and impairment charge of $3.1 million, A.O. Smith's second quarter adjusted net income came in at 52 cents per share. According to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, the company was expected to earn an adjusted 43 cents per share in the quarter. Furthermore, A.O. Smith posted sales of $549.1 million in the second quarter, up from last year's revenues of $484.2 million. Analysts were expecting the company to see $515.96 million in revenues. On a regional basis, AOS saw its North American sales increase 6% to $389 million in quarter. In the Rest of World segment, sales increased 33% to $169.5 million in the quarter. "Our North American operations continued to benefit from improved economic conditions and the recovery of the new housing market in the U. S.," Ajita G. Rajendra, president and chief executive officer, commented. "The improved market conditions impacted both our residential water heater and boiler product lines." "A. O. Smith branded product sales in China increased approximately 35 percent in the second quarter, surpassing our expectations," he continued. "Our team in China continues to do an excellent job of growing the business and serving our customers in that important region of the world." Looking ahead to full year 2013 results, the company boosted its outlook. Now the company expects to see earnings between $1.62 and $1.68 per share, while adjusted earnings are expected to be between $1.84 and $1.90 per share. Analysts expect the company to earn $1.81 per share in 2013. A.O. Smith shares were up 75 cents, or 1.87%, during pre-market trading on Wednesday. The stock has gained 27.46% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of A.O. Smith (AOS) offer a dividend yield of 1.19% based on last night's closing price of $40.20 and the company's annualized dividend payout of 48 cents per share. A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Goldman Sachs Starts Coverage on A.O. Smith (AOS)

    On Monday Goldman Sachs reported that it has begun coverage on water heating equipment manufacturer, A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) . The firm has initiated coverage on AOS with a "Neutral" rating and $39 price target. This price target suggests a 7% increase from the stock's current price of $36.28. An analyst from the firm noted, "we believe the shares are poised to benefit from a continued recovery in the NA residential construction market and long-term household formation in China. That said, we believe near-term headwinds to China (25% of total revenue) and macroeconomic factors limit multiple expansion and revenue growth which keep us on the sidelines." A. O. Smith shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Monday. The stock is up 15% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) have a 1.32% yield, based on Friday's closing price of $36.28. A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Jefferies Raises Price Target on A.O. Smith (AOS)

    Jefferies reported on Monday that it has raised its price target on water heating equipment manufacturer, A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) . The firm has increased it price target on AOS from $43 to $45. This price target suggests a 11% upside from the stock's current price of $39.83. Estimates have also been increased for the company following the investor meetings with CFO John Kita. Analyst R. Scott Graham commented, "AOS has multiple drivers to earnings. The largest of these, NA resi water heaters, has just begun to contribute. Combined with M&A potential, we still do not believe AOS's earnings power is priced into the stock. We have edged up our forecasts and PT. AOS remains a top pick." Looking ahead, the firm has increased its FY2013 estimates from $1.89 to $1.92 per share. FY2014 estimates have been increased from $2.13 to $2.20 per share. A. O. Smith shares were mostly flat during Monday morning trading. The stock is up 26% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) have a 1.20% yield, based on Monday morning's price of $39.89. A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • A.O. Smith Profits Declines; Beats Estimates (AOS)

    Water heating equipment company, A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) reported a drop in earnings on Tuesday, but beat analysts estimates. The Milwaukee, WI based company reported first quarter net income of $39 million, or 84 cents per share, down from $47.5 million, or $1.02 per share last year. Excluding special items, earnings were $44.7 million, or 96 cents per share, which came in above the average analyst estimate of 77 cents per share. Revenue for the quarter was $509.6 million, up from $468.6 million last year. Analysts expected to see $504.78 million in revenue. Ajita G. Rajendra, CEO of AOS commented, "our business is off to a very strong start this year," "Our U. S. residential and commercial water heater volumes benefitted from improved economic conditions, and our Lochinvar product line continued to perform very well." "A. O. Smith branded product sales in China grew approximately 15 percent, on track with our stated objective to grow at a rate of two times the GDP growth rate in that country." Looking forward, the company expects to see full year GAAP earnings between $3.00 and $3.16 per share. Adjusted earnings are expected to be between $3.40 and $3.56 per share. Analysts are expecting to see $3.43 per share in earnings and $2.09 billion in revenue. A. O. Smith shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Tuesday. The stock has increased 48% in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) have a 1.37% yield, based on Monday's closing price of $69.89. A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Jefferies Raises Price Target on AO Smith (AOS)

    Jefferies reported on Wednesday that it has increased its price target on water heating equipment manufacturer, A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) . The firm, which currently has a "Buy" rating on AOS, has raised the company's price target from $80 to $83. This price target suggests a 10% upside to the stock's current price of $74.36. An analyst from the firm commented, "we sponsored a group meeting between the CEO and investors and are emboldened in our view that earnings visibility is high owing to multiple revenue streams," analyst R. Scott Graham commented. "We sense 2013 has started reasonably well. We sensed nothing near term with M&A. We have edged up our forecasts and PT. AOS remains a top pick." Looking ahead, the firm now sees FY2013 earnings in the range of $4.03 to $4.14 per share, up from its prior estimated range of $3.52 to $3.57 per share A. O. Smith shares were up 92 cents, or 1.25% during Wednesday morning trading. The stock has increased 65% in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) have a 1.08% yield, based on Wednesday morning's price of $74.25. A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • A.O. Smith Sees Higher Profits; Beats Estimates (AOS)

    Water heating equipment manufacturer, A.O. Smith Corporation(AOS) reported an increase in earnings for the quarter, beating analysts estimates on Thursday. The Milwaukee, WI based company reported fourth quarter earnings of $39.3 million or $0.85 per share, up from last years earnings of $32.1, or 69 cents per share. Excluding special items, earnings came in at $43.2 million, or 93 cents per share, up from last years earnings of $31.5 million, or 68 cents per share. Analysts expected to see EPS of 81 cents. AOS reported revenue of $524 million, up from $475.8 million last year, and beating analysts estimate of $500.11 million. A. O. Smith shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Thursday. The stock has increased 63% in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of A.O. Smith (AOS) have a 1.19% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $67.47. The stock has technical support in the $61-$62 price area. The shares are trading at all-time highs. A.O. Smith Corporation(AOS) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • The following companies announced a change in their dividend payouts today. Companies Increasing Dividend Payouts A.O. Smith (AOS) has raised...