Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (APWC) and AO Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) Comparison side by side – Lives Advice

This is therefore a comparing of the institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation in Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ:APWC) and A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). The two are both Industrial Electrical Equipment companies that compete with one another.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited 459.37M 0.07 5.73M 0.41 5.63
A. O. Smith Corporation 3.19B 2.69 444.20M 2.58 20.34

Table 1 demonstrates Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited and A. O. Smith Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. A. O. Smith Corporation seems to has higher revenue and earnings compared to Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited. Currently more affordable of the two stocks is the business with a lower P/E ratio. Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited’s currently lower P/E ratio makes it the more affordable of the two businesses.

Profitability

Table 2 provides us Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited and A. O. Smith Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited 1.25% 3.7% 1.7%
A. O. Smith Corporation 13.92% 25.7% 14.5%

Risk and Volatility

Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited has a 1.67 beta, while its volatility is 67.00%, thus making it more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. A. O. Smith Corporation has a 1.38 beta and it is 38.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.

Liquidity

The Current Ratio of Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited is 3.2 while its Quick Ratio stands at 2. The Current Ratio of rival A. O. Smith Corporation is 2.1 and its Quick Ratio is has 1.7. Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than A. O. Smith Corporation.

Dividends

On the other side, $0.76 per share with a dividend yield of 1.49% for A. O. Smith Corporation. Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations



The Recommendations and Ratings for Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited and A. O. Smith Corporation are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited 0 0 0 0.00
A. O. Smith Corporation 0 2 2 2.50

Meanwhile, A. O. Smith Corporation’s consensus price target is $53.5, while its potential upside is 4.59%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 5.6% of Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited shares and 96.1% of A. O. Smith Corporation shares. 75.4% are Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited’s share held by insiders. Competitively, A. O. Smith Corporation has 0.6% of it’s share held by insiders.

Performance

Here are 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)
Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited -1.62% 10.5% -0.78% -7.11% -9.15% 20.19%
A. O. Smith Corporation -1.57% 9.69% 11.18% -11.56% -15.4% 22.95%

For the past year Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited’s stock price has smaller growth than A. O. Smith Corporation.

Summary

A. O. Smith Corporation beats on 15 of the 15 factors Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited.

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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