| A.O. Smith manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters, boilers, tanks and water treatment products. Co. has two segments: North America and Rest of World. Co.'s Rest of World segment is mainly comprised of China, Europe and India. In North America, Co. serves residential and commercial end markets with a range of products including: water heaters, boilers, water treatment products, and other, which consists of expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, related products and parts. The Chinese water heater market comprises of electric wall-hung, gas tankless, combi-boiler, heat pump and solar water heaters. The AOS YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AOS YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether AOS YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the AOS YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.