A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					        A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
                                        Review
        Reference Code: GDCT44441FSA                                                                                           Publication Date: JUN 2013

          11270 West Park Place, Suite 170                   Phone              +1 414 3594000                  Revenue          1,939.3 (million USD)
          Milwaukee, WI                                      Fax                +1 414 3594115                  Net Profit       158.70 (million USD)
          53224-9508                                         Website            www.aosmith.com                 Employees        10,900
                                                                                AOS [New York Stock
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry         Clean Technology
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       A.O. Smith Corporation (A.O. Smith) is a manufacturer and marketer of water heaters and boilers. The company operates
       through two reportable segments namely, North America and Rest of World. Both segments manufacture and market
       comprehensive lines of residential gas, gas tankless and electric water heaters; and commercial water heating equipments.
       Besides heaters and boilers, the North America segment manufactures and markets specialty commercial water heating
       equipment such as copper-tube boilers and expansion tanks; commercial solar systems; swimming pool and spa heaters; and
       condensing and non condensing boilers.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      A. O. Smith Corporation, SWOT Analysis
         Paul W. Jones                       Chairman                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Ajita G. Rajendra                   Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                      Strong Distribution Network            Customer Concentration
         Ronald D. Brown                     Director
                                                                                      Market Position                        Decline in Liquidity
         Gene C. Wulf                        Director
         Idelle K. Wolf                      Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Strategic Acquisitions and             Decline in New
       Share Data                                                                     Agreements                             Residential/Commercial
         A. O. Smith Corporation                                                                                             Construction
                                                                                      Geographic Expansion:
        Share Price (USD) as on 14-Jun-                                38.57          China/India/Other Countries            Increasing competition
        2013
        EPS (USD)                                                        1.75
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million USD)                                       3,832         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                 3,754
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                       99
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Dec 07, 2012         US Government Passes Bill To Create Uniform
                                                                                                           Water Heater Energy Efficiency Ratings
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT                                                                    Reference Code: GDCT44441FSA
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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       A. O. Smith Corporation - Key Facts .................................................................................................................................................. 4
       A. O. Smith Corporation - Key Employees ......................................................................................................................................... 5
       A. O. Smith Corporation - Key Employee Biographies ....................................................................................................................... 6
       A. O. Smith Corporation - Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................... 7
       A. O. Smith Corporation - History ....................................................................................................................................................... 8
       A. O. Smith Corporation - Company Statement................................................................................................................................ 11
       A. O. Smith Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................... 13
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 16
       A. O. Smith Corporation - Business Description ............................................................................................................................... 16
       A. O. Smith Corporation - SWOT Analysis ....................................................................................................................................... 17
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 17
          A. O. Smith Corporation - Strengths ............................................................................................................................................. 17
             Strength - Strong Distribution Network ...................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Market Position ......................................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Strong Product Portfolio ........................................................................................................................................... 17
          A. O. Smith Corporation - Weaknesses ........................................................................................................................................ 17
             Weakness - Customer Concentration........................................................................................................................................ 17
             Weakness - Decline in Liquidity ................................................................................................................................................ 18
          A. O. Smith Corporation - Opportunities ....................................................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions and Agreements ............................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Geographic Expansion: China/India/Other Countries .......................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Demand for Energy Efficient Products ................................................................................................................. 18
          A. O. Smith Corporation - Threats ................................................................................................................................................ 19
             Threat - Decline in New Residential/Commercial Construction ................................................................................................. 19
             Threat - Increasing competition ................................................................................................................................................. 19
             Threat - Volatility in Prices of Key Raw Materials ...................................................................................................................... 19
       A. O. Smith Corporation - Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................... 20
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 21
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 21
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...............................................................................................
				
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Description: A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better. The profile contains critical company information including: - Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions. - Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy. - SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats. - Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company. - Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company. - Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company. - Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company. - Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history. - Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions. - Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company. - Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history. - Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history. Highlights A.O. Smith Corporation (A.O. Smith) is a manufacturer and marketer of water heaters and boilers. The company operates through two reportable segments namely, North America and Rest o
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