Acuity Brands Company Profile (NYSE:AYI)

About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands logoAcuity Brands, Inc. (Acuity Brands), is the parent company of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. (ABL), and other subsidiaries. Acuity Brands is a provider of lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications throughout North America and select international markets. The Company's lighting solutions include devices, such as luminaires, lighting controls, power supplies, prismatic skylights, light-emitting diode (LED) lamps, and integrated lighting systems for indoor and outdoor applications utilizing a combination of light sources, including daylight, and other devices controlled by software that monitors and manages light levels while optimizing energy consumption (collectively referred to herein as lighting solutions). On March 13, 2013, the Company acquired eldoLED Europe BV.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Construction
  • Industry: Diversified Electronics
  • Sub-Industry: Electrical Components & Equipment
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: AYI
  • CUSIP: 00508Y10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $233.89
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $253.85
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $257.22
  • 52-Week Range: $169.42 - $280.89
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 34.91
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.70
  • P/E Growth: 1.26
  • Market Cap: $10.11B
  • Outstanding Shares: 43,700,000
  • Beta: 1.46
  • Net Margins: 8.84%
  • Return on Equity: 20.99%
  • Return on Assets: 11.94%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.21%
  • Current Ratio: 1.97%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.53%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.82)
Consensus Price Target: $274.40 (18.61% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/14/2016William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
10/7/2016Roth CapitalReiterated RatingNeutral$275.00 -> $250.00View Rating Details
10/6/2016Robert W. BairdSet Price TargetBuy$272.00View Rating Details
10/6/2016Cowen and CompanySet Price TargetBuy$285.00View Rating Details
10/6/2016Canaccord GenuityUpgradeHold -> Buy$305.00 -> $286.00View Rating Details
10/4/2016DA DavidsonReiterated RatingHold$255.00View Rating Details
9/30/2016Williams CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$306.00View Rating Details
9/16/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$295.00View Rating Details
7/1/2016Credit Agricole SAReiterated RatingOutperform$270.00View Rating Details
2/9/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.Reiterated 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.DowngradeConviction-Buy -> Buy$195.00View Rating Details
4/2/2015Northland SecuritiesBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$138.00 -> $179.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/27/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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: $9.08 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $10.19 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 20172$1.95$2.15$2.05
Q2 20172$1.85$1.91$1.88
Q3 20172$2.20$2.30$2.25
Q4 20172$2.35$2.56$2.46
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:0.22%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:7.83% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
5.73% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
5.10% (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: 2.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 93.22%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


Latest Headlines for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
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Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) Chart for Thursday, October, 27, 2016

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