Acuity Brands Company Profile (NYSE:AYI)

About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands logoAcuity Brands, Inc. is a provider of lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure and residential applications throughout North America and other international markets. The Company operates through North American segment. The Company offers a portfolio of indoor and outdoor lighting and building management solutions for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure and residential applications. The portfolio of lighting solutions include lighting products utilizing fluorescent, light emitting diode (LED), organic LED (OLED), high intensity discharge, metal halide, and incandescent light sources to illuminate a number of applications. The solutions portfolio of the Company also includes modular wiring, LED drivers, sensors, glass and inverters sold primarily to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its lighting and building management solutions are marketed under various brand names, including Lithonia Lighting and Holophane.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Construction
  • Industry: Diversified Electronics
  • Sub-Industry: Electrical Components & Equipment
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: AYI
  • CUSIP: 00508Y10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $223.23
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $213.05
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $242.68
  • 52-Week Range: $188.09 - $280.89
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 31.43
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.78
  • P/E Growth: 1.02
  • Market Cap: $9.53B
  • Outstanding Shares: 43,799,000
  • Beta: 1.33
  • Net Margins: 8.93%
  • Return on Equity: 20.71%
  • Return on Assets: 11.85%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.21%
  • Current Ratio: 2.22%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.68%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 1 Hold Rating, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.58)
Consensus Price Target: $253.30 (16.44% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/14/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$265.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017Roth CapitalDowngradeNeutral -> Sell$150.00View Rating Details
1/11/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
1/10/2017Robert W. BairdUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$265.00 -> $242.00View Rating Details
1/10/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$240.00View Rating Details
12/8/2016JMP SecuritiesInitiated CoverageUnderperform$200.00View Rating Details
11/29/2016Cowen and CompanySet Price TargetBuy$285.00View Rating Details
11/28/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$300.00View Rating Details
11/4/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy$290.00View Rating Details
10/14/2016William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
10/4/2016DA DavidsonReiterated RatingHold$255.00View Rating Details
9/30/2016Williams CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$306.00View Rating Details
2/9/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
1/11/2016Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$235.00 -> $250.00View Rating Details
9/10/2015Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
6/8/2015Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeConviction-Buy -> Buy$195.00View Rating Details
4/2/2015Northland SecuritiesBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$138.00 -> $179.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/9/2017Q117$2.16$2.00$821.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/5/2016Q416$2.39$2.21$925.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/29/2016Q316$2.03$2.06$851.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/6/2016Q216$1.51$1.80$777.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/8/2016Q116$1.58$1.65$736.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/7/2015Q4$1.62$1.63$759.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/1/2015Q315$1.34$1.37$683.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/1/2015Q215$1.05$1.08$616.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/9/2015Q1$1.13$1.32$647.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/1/2014Q414$1.22$1.26$668.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/1/2014Q314$1.12$1.00$609.09 million$603.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/2/2014Q2$0.84$0.75$553.95 million$546.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/9/2014Q1$0.84$0.96$540.93 million$574.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/1/2013Q413$1.02$1.03$569.33 million$579.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/2/2013Q3 2013$0.88$0.97$518.76 million$541.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/3/2013Q2 2013$0.61$0.62$469.19 million$486.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/8/2013Q1 2013$0.80$0.69$498.79 million$481.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/2/2012Q412$0.92$0.88$522.09 million$514.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/2/2012$0.78$0.79ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/4/2012$0.62$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/9/2012$0.67$0.74ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/5/2011$0.79$0.79ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/30/2011$0.50$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/10/2011$0.57$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.79 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $10.47 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20165$1.41$1.64$1.52
Q2 20165$1.77$2.10$2.00
Q3 20165$2.18$2.50$2.36
Q4 20161$2.28$2.28$2.28
Q1 20173$1.86$2.15$1.99
Q2 20174$1.65$2.06$1.84
Q3 20174$2.00$2.40$2.27
Q4 20174$2.15$2.76$2.51
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:0.24%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:7.50% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
5.92% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
4.97% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.28%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/7/2017Ray M RobinsonDirectorSell1,100$206.19$226,809.00View SEC Filing  
7/11/2016Richard K. ReeceCFOSell33,430$269.07$8,995,010.10View SEC Filing  
7/11/2016Vernon J. NagelCEOSell65,060$268.30$17,455,598.00View SEC Filing  
7/6/2016Mark A. BlackEVPSell2,654$250.27$664,216.58View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Ray M RobinsonDirectorSell786$248.55$195,360.30View SEC Filing  
4/22/2016Vernon J NagelCEOSell47,995$256.18$12,295,359.10View SEC Filing  
4/20/2016Vernon J NagelCEOSell8,865$259.24$2,298,162.60View SEC Filing  
4/14/2016Peter C BrowningDirectorSell629$256.05$161,055.45View SEC Filing  
4/11/2016Mark A BlackEVPSell2,678$248.16$664,572.48View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016W. Patrick BattleDirectorBuy1,314$189.98$249,633.72View SEC Filing  
11/16/2015Richard K. ReeceCFOSell8,394$217.00$1,821,498.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015Richard K. ReeceCFOSell7,780$217.02$1,688,415.60View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015Vernon J. NagelCEOSell71,600$215.19$15,407,604.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2015Mark A. BlackEVPSell17,173$215.27$3,696,831.71View SEC Filing  
11/4/2015Richard K. ReeceCFOSell6,146$217.00$1,333,682.00View SEC Filing  
7/10/2015Julia B NorthDirectorSell4,441$190.00$843,790.00View SEC Filing  
7/10/2015Vernon J NagelCEOSell80,319$189.42$15,214,024.98View SEC Filing  
7/7/2015Ray M RobinsonDirectorSell1,934$188.90$365,332.60View SEC Filing  
7/6/2015Mark A BlackEVPSell2,667$188.05$501,529.35View SEC Filing  
10/30/2014Mark A BlackEVPSell19,363$136.74$2,647,696.62View SEC Filing  
10/23/2014Vernon J NagelCEOSell89,800$133.36$11,975,728.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2013Mark A BlackEVPSell21,185$101.17$2,143,286.45View SEC Filing  
10/31/2013Ray M RobinsonDirectorSell1,815$101.34$183,932.10View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Robert F McculloughDirectorSell1,815$103.07$187,072.05View SEC Filing  
10/23/2013Peter C BrowningDirectorSell1,815$103.77$188,342.55View SEC Filing  
8/12/2013Ray RobinsonDirectorSell1,815$87.72$159,211.80View SEC Filing  
7/18/2013Richard K ReeceCFOSell18,000$85.19$1,533,420.00View SEC Filing  
7/17/2013Vernon J NagelCEOSell100,000$84.89$8,489,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/10/2013Mark A BlackEVPSell2,002$73.80$147,747.60View SEC Filing  
4/9/2013Vernon J NagelCEOSell21,518$73.59$1,583,509.62View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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What is Acuity Brands' stock symbol?

Acuity Brands trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AYI."

How often does Acuity Brands pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Acuity Brands?

Acuity Brands announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, January 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share on Wednesday, February 1st. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.24%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 19th.

Where is Acuity Brands' stock going? Where will Acuity Brands' stock price be in 2017?

12 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Acuity Brands' stock. Their forecasts range from $150.00 to $306.00. On average, they anticipate Acuity Brands' share price to reach $253.30 in the next year.

When will Acuity Brands announce their earnings?

Acuity Brands is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April, 4th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Acuity Brands stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Acuity Brands stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Acuity Brands, Inc. is comprised of the Acuity Lighting Group and Acuity Specialty Products. The Acuity Lighting Group is the world's largest lighting fixture manufacturer and includes brands such as Lithonia Lighting, Holophane, Peerless, and Hydrel. Acuity Specialty Products is a leading provider of specialty chemicals and includes brands such as Zep, Enforcer, and Selig. " (1/13/2017)

  • Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "We view INFY’s FQ4-16 results and F2017 guidance as a positive read-through for CTSH." (4/19/2016)

Who owns Acuity Brands stock?

Acuity Brands' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (6.17%), State Street Corp (4.39%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (3.41%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (2.37%), Federated Investors Inc. PA (1.24%) and Janus Capital Management LLC (1.03%). Company insiders that own Acuity Brands stock include Julia B North, Mark A Black, Peter C Browning, Ray M Robinson, Richard K Reece, Vernon J Nagel and W Patrick Battle.

Who sold Acuity Brands stock? Who is selling Acuity Brands stock?

Acuity Brands' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Capital Management LLC, Baird Financial Group Inc., Franklin Resources Inc., Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC, Aviva PLC, Brown Capital Management LLC, Azimuth Capital Management LLC and Keybank National Association OH. Company insiders that have sold Acuity Brands stock in the last year include Mark A Black, Peter C Browning, Ray M Robinson, Richard K Reece and Vernon J Nagel.

Who bought Acuity Brands stock? Who is buying Acuity Brands stock?

Acuity Brands' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Congress Asset Management Co. MA, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, State Street Corp, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership and Asset Management One Co. Ltd..

How do I buy Acuity Brands stock?

Shares of Acuity Brands can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Acuity Brands stock cost?

One share of Acuity Brands stock can currently be purchased for approximately $217.53.

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Last Updated on 2/23/2017 by Staff