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: $260.41
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $268.40
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $254.64
  • 52-Week Range: $169.42 - $280.89
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 43.23
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 29.11
  • P/E Growth: 1.69
  • Market Cap: $11.51B
  • Outstanding Shares: 43,500,000
  • Beta: 1.61
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 8.57%
  • Return on Equity: 20.66%
  • Return on Assets: 11.74%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.22%
  • Current Ratio: 1.98%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.48%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.90)
Consensus Price Target: $281.38 (6.34% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/30/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$305.00View Rating Details
9/30/2016Williams CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$306.00View Rating Details
9/16/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$295.00View Rating Details
8/25/2016Roth CapitalInitiated CoverageNeutral$275.00View Rating Details
7/25/2016William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
7/1/2016Credit Agricole SAReiterated RatingOutperform$270.00View Rating Details
4/19/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/9/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
1/11/2016Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$235.00 -> $250.00View Rating Details
12/13/2015Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$200.00 -> $275.00View Rating Details
9/10/2015Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
7/2/2015DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetNeutral$170.00 -> $200.00View 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 10/1/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/5/2016ListenView 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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.6 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $9.09 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 20171$2.13$2.13$2.13
Q2 20171$2.00$2.00$2.00
Q3 20171$2.38$2.38$2.38
Q4 20171$2.59$2.59$2.59
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:0.20%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:8.48% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
6.84% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
5.72% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
9/30/2016quarterly$0.1310/18/201611/1/2016
6/27/2016quarterly$0.130.22%7/14/20167/18/20168/1/2016
4/5/2016quarterly$0.130.23%4/14/20164/18/20165/2/2016
1/6/2016quarterly$0.130.23%1/15/20161/20/20162/1/2016
10/2/2015quarterly$0.130.29%10/15/201510/19/201511/2/2015
6/29/2015quarterly$0.130.29%7/16/20157/20/20158/3/2015
3/30/2015quarterly$0.130.3%4/15/20154/17/20155/1/2015
1/8/2015quarterly$0.130.37%1/16/20151/21/20152/2/2015
9/29/2014quarterly$0.130.43%10/15/201410/17/201411/3/2014
6/30/2014quarterly$0.130.38%7/16/20147/18/20148/1/2014
4/1/2014quarterly$0.130.39%4/15/20144/17/20145/1/2014
1/7/2014quarterly$0.130.47%1/16/20141/21/20142/3/2014
9/27/2013quarterly$0.130.57%10/16/201310/18/201311/1/2013
6/28/2013quarterly$0.130.68%7/16/20137/18/20138/1/2013
4/3/2013quarterly$0.130.72%4/15/20134/17/20135/1/2013
1/8/2013quarterly$0.130.79%1/16/20131/18/20132/1/2013
(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: 93.26%
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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
DateHeadline
nasdaq.com logoAcuity Brands, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend and Announces Annual Meeting Date (NYSE:AYI)
www.nasdaq.com - October 1 at 9:09 AM
capitalcube.com logoAcuity Brands, Inc. : AYI-US: Dividend Analysis : July 18th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : September 29, 2016 (NYSE:AYI)
www.capitalcube.com - September 29 at 3:54 PM
investornewswire.com logoCan Shares Of Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) Hit $295? - Investor Newswire (NYSE:AYI)
www.investornewswire.com - September 29 at 8:47 AM
realistinvestor.com logoAcuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) Accounts Payable At $353.9 - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:AYI)
www.realistinvestor.com - September 28 at 3:48 PM
stocksdaily.net logoCan Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) Outdo Yearly EPS Estimate Of $8.79? - Stocks Daily (NYSE:AYI)
www.stocksdaily.net - September 28 at 8:29 AM
News IconTop Gainers of the Day: Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) from Diversified Electronics (NYSE:AYI)
twincountynews.com - September 27 at 3:40 PM
News IconAcuity Brands Inc.(AYI) stock slips, "Buy" rating reiterated at Canaccord Genuity - BNB Daily (blog) (NYSE:AYI)
www.baseball-news-blog.com - September 27 at 8:18 AM
marketrealist.com logoWhat Do Acuity Brands’ Relevant Leading Indicators Point To? (NYSE:AYI)
marketrealist.com - September 23 at 8:44 AM
marketrealist.com logoHow Acuity Brands’ Year-to-Date Returns Stack Up (NYSE:AYI)
marketrealist.com - September 23 at 8:44 AM
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automatedbuildings.com - September 22 at 3:48 PM
marketrealist.com logoWill There Be Light in Acuity Brands’ Fiscal 4Q16 Earnings? (NYSE:AYI)
marketrealist.com - September 22 at 3:48 PM
marketrealist.com logoWhat Could Allow AYI to Beat Consensus EPS in Fiscal 4Q16? (NYSE:AYI)
marketrealist.com - September 22 at 3:48 PM
realistinvestor.com logoAcuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI)’s Accounts Payable Is $353.9 (NYSE:AYI)
www.realistinvestor.com - September 22 at 9:34 AM
realistinvestor.com logoAcuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI)'s Accounts Payable Is $353.9 - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:AYI)
www.realistinvestor.com - September 21 at 4:35 PM
nasdaq.com logoBaron Funds Comments on Acuity Brands - Nasdaq (NYSE:AYI)
www.nasdaq.com - September 20 at 3:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAcuity Brands, Inc.: Smart Buildings Get Smarter With nLight ECLYPSE(TM) From Acuity Brands - Yahoo Finance (NYSE:AYI)
finance.yahoo.com - September 20 at 3:41 PM
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twincountynews.com - September 20 at 9:38 AM
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www.publicnow.com - September 20 at 9:38 AM
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twincountynews.com - September 17 at 8:30 AM
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thedailyleicester.com - September 16 at 3:40 PM
investornewswire.com logoCan Shares Of Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) Hit $295 - Investor Newswire (NYSE:AYI)
www.investornewswire.com - September 14 at 8:56 PM
News IconThree LED Luminaires from Acuity Brands Win Prestigious Lighting for Tomorrow Award (NYSE:AYI)
www.pressreleasepoint.com - September 14 at 3:43 PM
stocksdaily.net logoAcuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) Announces A Dividend Alert (NYSE:AYI)
www.stocksdaily.net - September 14 at 3:43 PM
publicnow.com logoAcuity Brands, Inc. To Announce Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter Results On October 5, 2016 (NYSE:AYI)
www.publicnow.com - September 14 at 3:43 PM
capitalcube.com logoAcuity Brands, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:AYI) : September 13, 2016 (NYSE:AYI)
www.capitalcube.com - September 13 at 4:07 PM
nasdaq.com logoAcuity Brands, Inc. Wins Prestigious Lighting for Tomorrow Award for Three Decorative LED Luminaires - Nasdaq (NYSE:AYI)
www.nasdaq.com - September 13 at 8:33 AM
stocksdaily.net logoAcuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) Announces A Dividend Alert - Stocks Daily (NYSE:AYI)
www.stocksdaily.net - September 13 at 8:33 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAcuity Brands, Inc. Wins Prestigious Lighting for Tomorrow Award for Three Decorative LED Luminaires (NYSE:AYI)
finance.yahoo.com - September 13 at 8:33 AM
capitalcube.com logoAcuity Brands, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : AYI-US : September 12, 2016 (NYSE:AYI)
www.capitalcube.com - September 12 at 3:40 PM
capitalcube.com logoAcuity Brands, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : AYI-US : September 12, 2016 (NYSE:AYI)
www.capitalcube.com - September 12 at 3:40 PM
stocksdaily.net logoAcuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) CFF Stands At $-3.9 Millions - Stocks Daily (NYSE:AYI)
www.stocksdaily.net - September 10 at 3:38 PM
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friscofastball.com - September 10 at 8:29 AM
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www.kentuckypostnews.com - September 10 at 8:29 AM
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www.nationaldailypress.com - September 9 at 3:41 PM
News IconInstitutional Investors Have Decreased Positions in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) - National Daily Press (NYSE:AYI)
www.nationaldailypress.com - September 9 at 3:41 PM
benzinga.com logoGoldman Adds Acuity Brands To Focus List, Cites 'Strongest Competitive Position Among Lighting Peers' - Benzinga (NYSE:AYI)
www.benzinga.com - September 9 at 3:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGoldman Adds Acuity Brands To Focus List, Cites 'Strongest Competitive Position Among Lighting Peers' (NYSE:AYI)
finance.yahoo.com - September 9 at 3:41 PM
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www.kentuckypostnews.com - September 8 at 3:38 PM
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www.kentuckypostnews.com - September 6 at 8:32 AM
investornewswire.com logoAcuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) Expects To Hit Sales Of $4353.75 - Investor Newswire (NYSE:AYI)
www.investornewswire.com - September 5 at 8:33 AM
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twincountynews.com - September 1 at 3:41 PM
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realmoney.thestreet.com - August 29 at 4:18 PM
stocksdaily.net logoAcuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) Paying Out $-22.7 Million In Dividends ... - Stocks Daily (NYSE:AYI)
www.stocksdaily.net - August 27 at 3:40 PM
News IconAcuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) from Diversified Electronics – Todays Top Gains (NYSE:AYI)
twincountynews.com - August 25 at 9:08 PM
News IconAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Shares are Up 1.27% (NYSE:AYI)
larampadinapoli.com - August 25 at 9:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCoverage initiated on Acuity Brands by ROTH Capital (NYSE:AYI)
finance.yahoo.com - August 25 at 3:46 PM
investornewswire.com logoAcuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) Gets 0 Recommendations To Sell - Investor Newswire (NYSE:AYI)
www.investornewswire.com - August 25 at 8:33 AM

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