Arotech Corporation (ARTX) and AO Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) Contrasting side by side – Lives Advice

This is a contrast between Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX) and A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) based on their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Industrial Electrical Equipment and they also compete with each other.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Arotech Corporation 96.60M 0.82 1.87M 0.10 34.75
A. O. Smith Corporation 3.19B 2.69 444.20M 2.58 20.34

Demonstrates Arotech Corporation and A. O. Smith Corporation earnings per share (EPS), gross revenue and valuation. A. O. Smith Corporation seems to has higher revenue and earnings compared to Arotech Corporation. The company with a higher price-to-earnings ratio is currently more expensive of the two stocks. Arotech Corporation’s current price-to-earnings ratio is higher than that of A. O. Smith Corporation, which means that it is the expensive of the two.


Table 2 shows us the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arotech Corporation 1.94% 8.1% 5%
A. O. Smith Corporation 13.92% 25.7% 14.5%

Volatility & Risk

Arotech Corporation is 44.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 because the stock has a beta of 1.44. A. O. Smith Corporation has a 1.38 beta and it is 38.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


The Current Ratio of Arotech Corporation is 2.1 while its Quick Ratio stands at 1.7. The Current Ratio of rival A. O. Smith Corporation is 2.1 and its Quick Ratio is has 1.7. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than .


A. O. Smith Corporation also pays out annual dividends at $0.76 per share and at a 1.49% dividend yield. Arotech Corporation does not offer a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

Recommendations and Ratings for Arotech Corporation and A. O. Smith Corporation can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arotech Corporation 0 0 0 0.00
A. O. Smith Corporation 0 2 2 2.50

On the other hand, A. O. Smith Corporation’s potential upside is 4.59% and its average price target is $53.5.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

The shares of both Arotech Corporation and A. O. Smith Corporation are owned by institutional investors at 32.3% and 96.1% respectively. About 1.2% of Arotech Corporation’s share are held by insiders. Competitively, insiders own roughly 0.6% of A. O. Smith Corporation’s shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Arotech Corporation -1.71% -0.29% 21.13% -0.29% 5.04% 31.3%
A. O. Smith Corporation -1.57% 9.69% 11.18% -11.56% -15.4% 22.95%

For the past year Arotech Corporation has stronger performance than A. O. Smith Corporation


A. O. Smith Corporation beats on 12 of the 14 factors Arotech Corporation.

Arotech Corporation provides defense and security products worldwide. The companyÂ’s Training and Simulation division develops, manufactures, and markets multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force training, and operator training of military, law enforcement, security, emergency services, and other personnel. This division offers simulators, systems engineering support, and software products for training vehicle operators to the United States military, government, municipalities, and private industry; weapon simulations used to train military pilots, weapon employment information used in air launched weapons, and part-task simulators to train aircrew; specialized use-of-force training simulators and systems for police, security personnel, and the military under the MILO Range trade name; and consulting and development support services under the Realtime Technologies trade name. Its Power Systems division provides electronics engineering and design, system integration, rapid prototyping, and vertically production services for military, aerospace, and industrial customers, including hybrid power generation systems, smart power subsystems for military vehicles and dismounted applications, and aircraft and missile systems support for weapons and communications technologies. This division also develops and sells rechargeable and primary batteries, and smart chargers to the military and medical markets, and to private defense industry under the Epsilor name. In addition, it develops, manufactures, and markets primary batteries, rechargeable batteries, and battery chargers for the military; and produces water-activated lifejacket lights for commercial aviation and marine applications under the Electric Fuel name. The company was formerly known as Electric Fuel Corporation and changed its name to Arotech Corporation in September 2003. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas, gas tankless, electric water heaters, and water treatment products in North America, China, Europe, and India. The company offers water heaters for residences, restaurants, hotels and motels, office buildings, laundries, car washes, and small businesses; commercial boilers for use in space heating applications for hospitals, schools, hotels, and other large commercial buildings; and expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts. It also provides heat pump and solar units, as well as combi boilers; and air purification products. The company distributes its products through independent wholesale plumbing distributors, as well as through retail channels consisting of hardware and home center chains, and manufacturer representative firms. A. O. Smith Corporation is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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