A. O. Smith (NYSE:AOS) and Traeger (NYSE:COOK) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
74.1% of A. O. Smith shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of A. O. Smith shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for A. O. Smith and Traeger, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|A. O. Smith||1||3||2||0||2.17|
A. O. Smith presently has a consensus price target of $63.40, indicating a potential downside of 7.21%. Traeger has a consensus price target of $31.33, indicating a potential upside of 41.59%. Given Traeger’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Traeger is more favorable than A. O. Smith.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares A. O. Smith and Traeger’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|A. O. Smith||$2.90 billion||3.76||$344.90 million||$2.16||31.63|
A. O. Smith has higher revenue and earnings than Traeger.
This table compares A. O. Smith and Traeger’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|A. O. Smith||13.69%||24.38%||14.30%|
A. O. Smith beats Traeger on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
A. O. Smith Company Profile
A. O. Smith Corp. manufactures residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters, boilers, tanks and water treatment products. It operates through the following two segments: North America and Rest of World. The North America segment manufactures and markets comprehensive lines of residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters, boilers, tanks. The Rest of World segment comprises of China, Europe, and India; and manufactures and markets water treatment products. The company was founded by Charles Jeremiah Smith in 1874 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.
Traeger Company Profile
Traeger Inc. provides wood pellet grill. The company’s pellet grills utilize wood-fired convection power, owners can grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise and barbecue meals on one cooking system. Traeger Inc. is headquartered in Salt Lake City.
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