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 Corporationâ€™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 Limitedâ€™s currently lower P/E ratio makes it the more affordable of the two businesses.
Table 2 provides us Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited and A. O. Smith Corporationâ€™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 Poorâ€™s 500. A. O. Smith Corporation has a 1.38 beta and it is 38.00% more volatile than Standard and Poorâ€™s 500.
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.
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.
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 Corporationâ€™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 Limitedâ€™s share held by insiders. Competitively, A. O. Smith Corporation has 0.6% of itâ€™s share held by insiders.
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 Limitedâ€™s stock price has smaller growth than A. O. Smith Corporation.
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.