| A.O. Smith manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas, heat pump and electric water heaters, boilers, tanks and water treatment products. Co.'s North America segment serves residential and commercial end markets with a range of products including: Water heaters, Boilers, Water treatment products and Other, which manufactures expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, related products and parts. Co.'s Rest of World segment manufactures and markets water treatment products, primarily incorporating reverse osmosis technology, and commercial water treatment products. Co. also designs and markets range hoods and cooktops in China. We show 55 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AOS's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of AOS shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AOS versus peers —
is critical for investors. 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.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AOS by allowing them to research AOS shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.