Head-To-Head Survey: AO Smith (AOS) vs. Bollente Companies (BOLC)

A. O. Smith (NYSE:AOS) and Bollente Companies (OTCMKTS:BOLC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Volatility Risk

A. O. Smith has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its share price is 43% more volatile than the SP 500. Comparatively, Bollente Companies has a beta of -0.11, suggesting that its share price is 111% less volatile than the SP 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.1% of A. O. Smith shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of A. O. Smith shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares A. O. Smith and Bollente Companies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

A. O. Smith has higher revenue and earnings than Bollente Companies.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for A. O. Smith and Bollente Companies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

A. O. Smith presently has a consensus price target of $66.71, suggesting a potential upside of 52.52%. Given A. O. Smith’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe A. O. Smith is more favorable than Bollente Companies.


This table compares A. O. Smith and Bollente Companies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.


A. O. Smith pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Bollente Companies does not pay a dividend. A. O. Smith pays out 33.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. A. O. Smith has raised its dividend for 12 consecutive years.


A. O. Smith beats Bollente Companies on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About A. O. Smith

A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters, boilers, 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; residential and commercial boilers for use in space heating applications for hospitals, schools, hotels, and other large commercial buildings; and water treatment products, including on-the-go filtration bottles, point-of-use carbon and reverse osmosis products, point-of-entry water softeners, and whole-home water filtrations products for residences, restaurants, hotels, and offices. It also provides food and beverage filtration products; expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts; and heat pump and combi boilers, solar units, 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.

About Bollente Companies

Bollente Companies, Inc. researches and develops, manufactures, and distributes electric tankless water heaters in the United States. The company provides water heaters that are designed to provide hot water supply under the Trutankless and Vero names; truCirc, a smart-home water circulation pump; and MYtankless.com, a customizable online control panel that enables dashboard, residential, and commercial users to obtain real-time status reports, adjust unit temperature settings, view up water usage data, and change notification settings from anywhere. It sells its products to plumbing wholesale distributors and dealers. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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