Acuity Brands Company Profile (NYSE:AYI)

About Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)

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: Lighting Fixtures
  • Sub-Industry: Electrical Components & Equipment
  • Symbol: NYSE:AYI
  • CUSIP: 00508Y10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $6.92 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 43,099,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $181.93
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $185.88
  • 52 Week Range: $153.28 - $267.08
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.40
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.19
  • P/E Growth: 0.95
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.47 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.99
  • Book Value: $35.62 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.51
  • Annual Dividend: $0.52
  • Dividend Yield: 0.3%
  • EBIDTA: $584.6 million
  • Net Margins: 9.04%
  • Return on Equity: 19.89%
  • Return on Assets: 11.50%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.23%
  • Current Ratio: 2.01%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.38%
  • Average Volume: 530,602 shs.
  • Beta: 1.42
  • Short Ratio: 7.55

Frequently Asked Questions for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)

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 Wednesday, June 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 18th will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share on Tuesday, August 1st. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.32%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 14th. View Acuity Brands' Dividend History.

How will Acuity Brands' stock buyback program work?

Acuity Brands declared that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Friday, June 30th 2017, which permits the company to buyback 2,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Acuity Brands' earnings last quarter?

Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) posted its earnings results on Thursday, June, 29th. The company reported $2.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.03 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $891.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $878.66 million. Acuity Brands had a net margin of 9.04% and a return on equity of 19.89%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.06 EPS. View Acuity Brands' Earnings History.

When will Acuity Brands make its next earnings announcement?

Acuity Brands is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 4th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Acuity Brands.

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

15 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Acuity Brands' shares. Their forecasts range from $150.00 to $306.00. On average, they expect Acuity Brands' share price to reach $218.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Acuity Brands.

Who are some of Acuity Brands' key competitors?

Who are Acuity Brands' key executives?

Acuity Brands' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Vernon J. Nagel, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Richard K. Reece, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Mark A. Black, Executive Vice President
  • Peter Crane Browning, Lead Independent Director
  • Mary A. Winston CPA, Director
  • W. Patrick Battle, Independent Director
  • James H. Hance Jr., Independent Director
  • Gordon D. Harnett, Independent Director

Who owns Acuity Brands stock?

Acuity Brands' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.98%), BlackRock Inc. (9.89%), State Street Corp (4.49%), Standard Life Investments LTD (4.14%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (3.28%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.25%). Company insiders that own Acuity Brands stock include Mark A Black, Peter C Browning, Ray M Robinson, Richard K Reece, Vernon J Nagel and W Patrick Battle. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Acuity Brands.

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 FMR LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, American Century Companies Inc., State Street Corp, Geneva Advisors LLC and Nippon Life Global Investors Americas Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Acuity Brands stock in the last year include Mark A Black, Peter C Browning and Ray M Robinson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acuity Brands.

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 BlackRock Inc., Standard Life Investments LTD, Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and New York State Common Retirement Fund. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acuity Brands.

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.

What is Acuity Brands' stock price today?

One share of Acuity Brands stock can currently be purchased for approximately $160.60.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Acuity Brands (NYSE AYI)
Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  389 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  308 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  697
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Acuity Brands and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.40)
Consensus Price Target: $218.00 (35.74% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/19/2017Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$212.00 -> $178.00HighView Rating Details
9/15/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$225.00 -> $185.00HighView Rating Details
7/11/2017Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageOutperform$237.00LowView Rating Details
7/4/2017Roth CapitalReiterated RatingSell$150.00LowView Rating Details
7/4/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Lower Price TargetOutperform$265.00 -> $215.00LowView Rating Details
6/30/2017JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingUnderperform$170.00 -> $183.00LowView Rating Details
6/30/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$215.00 -> $245.00LowView Rating Details
6/30/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$215.00LowView Rating Details
6/30/2017Cowen and CompanyLower Price TargetOutperform$230.00 -> $226.00LowView Rating Details
4/11/2017GuggenheimInitiated CoverageNeutral$181.00LowView Rating Details
4/5/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$256.00 -> $186.00MediumView Rating Details
11/4/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy$290.00N/AView Rating Details
10/14/2016William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
10/4/2016DA DavidsonReiterated RatingHold$255.00N/AView Rating Details
9/30/2016Williams CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$306.00N/AView Rating Details
2/9/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
1/11/2016Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$235.00 -> $250.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/21/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Earnings by Quarter for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Earnings History by Quarter for Acuity Brands (NYSE AYI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/3/2017$2.44N/AView Earnings Details
6/29/2017Q3 17$2.03$2.15$878.66 million$891.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/4/2017Q2 2017$1.83$1.77$827.22 million$804.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/9/2017Q117$2.16$2.00$887.08 million$851.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/5/2016Q416$2.39$2.21$948.26 million$925.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/29/2016Q316$2.03$2.06$853.20 million$851.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/6/2016Q216$1.51$1.80$749.26 million$777.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/8/2016Q116$1.58$1.65$740.31 million$736.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/7/2015Q4$1.62$1.63$753.15 million$759.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/1/2015Q315$1.34$1.37$688.03 million$683.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/1/2015Q215$1.05$1.08$627.15 million$616.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/9/2015Q1$1.15$1.32$635.61 million$647.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/1/2014Q414$1.23$1.26$668.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/1/2014Q314$1.13$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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.10
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$1.86$2.15$1.99
Q2 20174$1.65$2.06$1.84
Q3 20174$1.90$2.30$2.05
Q4 20175$1.96$2.57$2.23
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Most Recent Dividend:8/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:0.32%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:7.24% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
6.25% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
5.57% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.40%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/14/2017Mark A. BlackEVPSell5,427$205.29$1,114,108.83View SEC Filing  
7/6/2017Peter C BrowningDirectorSell970$200.05$194,048.50View SEC Filing  
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)


Headline Trends for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
Latest Headlines for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
DateHeadline logoDoes Acuity Brands Inc’s (AYI) PE Ratio Signal A Buying Opportunity? - September 20 at 5:06 PM logoConsumer Sector Update for 09/19/2017: AYI,BOBE,POST,BBY - Nasdaq - September 20 at 2:22 AM logoAcuity Brands Downgraded As Bull Thesis Fails To Manifest - Benzinga - September 20 at 2:22 AM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Downgraded by Robert W. Baird to "Neutral" - September 19 at 11:32 PM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Cut to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - September 19 at 6:28 PM logoAcuity Brands Inc. (AYI) Is Testing The Lows Of The Year - September 19 at 4:21 PM logoAcuity Brands Downgraded As Bull Thesis Fails To Manifest - September 19 at 11:56 AM logoWells Fargo & Company Downgrades Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) to Market Perform - September 15 at 11:12 PM logoAcuity Brands Becomes Oversold (AYI) - September 15 at 4:44 PM logoSilver Spring Networks (SSNI) Reports Agreement with Acuity Brands (AYI) to Forge Smart City and IoT Development - - September 12 at 2:58 AM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - September 12 at 2:44 AM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. Offers News Street Lighting Network Solution Using SSN Platform - September 11 at 4:53 PM logo$974.25 Million in Sales Expected for Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) This Quarter - September 9 at 1:48 AM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Downgraded by BidaskClub to "Strong Sell" - August 26 at 7:14 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. : AYI-US: Dividend Analysis : July 18th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 24, 2017 - August 24 at 4:18 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:AYI) : August 23, 2017 - August 23 at 9:25 PM logoAcuity Brands is Now Oversold (AYI) - August 23 at 4:23 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) Will Post Earnings of $2.41 Per Share - August 20 at 8:56 AM logoNew Atrius(TM) Spaces from Acuity Brands Helps Building ... - GlobeNewswire (press release) - August 18 at 3:46 AM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - August 18 at 2:40 AM logoIlluminating Engineering Society Selects Five Innovative Acuity Brands Luminaires for Annual Progress Report - Nasdaq - August 17 at 10:44 PM logoIlluminating Engineering Society Selects Five Innovative Acuity Brands Luminaires for Annual Progress Report - August 17 at 5:41 PM logoNew Atrius(TM) Spaces from Acuity Brands Helps Building Managers Use Occupancy Data to Evaluate and Plan Space Allocation - August 16 at 4:51 PM logoEdited Transcript of AYI earnings conference call or presentation 29-Jun-17 2:00pm GMT - August 13 at 3:53 PM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Rating Lowered to Sell at BidaskClub - August 13 at 2:06 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : AYI-US : August 11, 2017 - August 11 at 4:46 PM logoETFs with exposure to Acuity Brands, Inc. : August 10, 2017 - August 10 at 9:28 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Acuity Brands Inc. - August 10 at 2:29 AM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. To Present At The 37th Annual Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference on August 10, 2017 - August 3 at 5:44 PM logoAcuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) Expected to Announce Earnings of $2.30 Per Share - August 2 at 7:58 AM logoETFs with exposure to Acuity Brands, Inc. : July 31, 2017 - July 31 at 9:27 PM logoWhy Is Acuity Brands (AYI) Up 14.5% Since the Last Earnings Report? - Nasdaq - July 31 at 4:26 PM logoWhy Is Acuity Brands (AYI) Up 14.5% Since the Last Earnings Report? - July 31 at 4:26 PM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - July 24 at 11:52 AM logoAnalyzing Energy Focus (EFOI) and Acuity Brands (AYI) - July 22 at 10:14 PM logoHead to Head Analysis: Research Frontiers (REFR) & Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) - July 21 at 8:36 AM logoOrion Energy Systems (OESX) versus Acuity Brands (AYI) Critical Contrast - July 19 at 8:38 AM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) EVP Mark A. Black Sells 5,427 Shares - July 17 at 7:16 PM logoHead to Head Survey: Orion Energy Systems (OESX) and Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) - July 15 at 2:20 PM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 14 ... - Nasdaq - July 13 at 5:05 PM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Colgate-Palmolive, AZZ and Acuity Brands - Nasdaq - July 12 at 4:49 PM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Acuity Brands’ Sales Grew 5%; EPS Gained 12% - July 12 at 4:49 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $975.00 Million - July 12 at 9:14 AM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Wolfe Research - July 11 at 11:20 AM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) Will Post Earnings of $2.30 Per Share - July 10 at 10:24 PM logoYieldBoost Acuity Brands From 0.3% To 18.9% Using Options - July 8 at 7:53 AM logoAcuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) Director Sells $194,048.50 in Stock - July 6 at 8:04 PM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Methode Electronics Reported Better Than Expected Results - July 6 at 5:36 PM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - July 6 at 11:02 AM logoETFs with exposure to Acuity Brands, Inc. : July 4, 2017 - July 4 at 7:56 PM



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