| A.O. Smith is comprised of two reporting segments: North America and Rest of World. The Rest of World segment is primarily comprised of China, Europe and India. Both segments manufacture and market lines of residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters, boilers and water treatment products. Both segments primarily manufacture and market in their respective regions of the world. Co.'s North America segment also manufactures and markets water system tanks. Co.'s Rest of World segment also manufactures and markets in-home air purification products in China. We show 40 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our AOS shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute AOS market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing AOS market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing AOS's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of AOS versus a peer is one thing; comparing
AOS market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like AOS can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AOS by allowing them to research the AOS market cap history.