| 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 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.