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: $7.81231 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 43,799,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $175.02
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $201.10
  • 52 Week Range: $157.33 - $280.89
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.37
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.86
  • P/E Growth: 1.10
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.43 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.25
  • Book Value: $41.21 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.28
  • Annual Dividend: $0.52
  • Dividend Yield: 0.3%
  • EBIDTA: $582.3 million
  • Net Margins: 8.91%
  • Return on Equity: 19.62%
  • Return on Assets: 11.38%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.20%
  • Current Ratio: 2.49%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.85%
  • Average Volume: 895,419 shs.
  • Beta: 1.37
  • Short Ratio: 6.02

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 17th will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share on Monday, May 1st. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.29%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 12th. View Acuity Brands' Dividend History.

How were Acuity Brands' earnings last quarter?

Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April, 4th. The company reported $1.77 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.83 by $0.06. The business earned $804.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $827.22 million. Acuity Brands had a return on equity of 19.62% and a net margin of 8.91%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.80 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 Thursday, June, 29th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Acuity Brands.

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

14 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Acuity Brands' stock. Their forecasts range from $150.00 to $306.00. On average, they expect Acuity Brands' stock price to reach $219.46 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Acuity Brands.

What are analysts saying about Acuity Brands stock?

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

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Acuity Brands is focused on capitalizing growth opportunities by continuously expanding and leveraging its lighting and building management solutions. Also, the company’s extensive market presence and financial strength are major positives. The company expects the North American lighting market to return to growth in fiscal 2018. It also expects to continue to outperform growth rates in markets that it serves by executing strategies focused on opportunities for new construction and renovation projects and expansion into underpenetrated geographies and channels. However, increased economic volatility, higher costs, and reliance on one client might weigh on the stock." (6/22/2017)
  • 2. Deutsche Bank AG analysts commented, "AYI shares have been under pressure on concerns over near term risk to earnings. Although we lower our FY17/18 growth projections somewhat in order to reflect the moderating growth trends in LED lighting and slightly longer than anticipated slowdown driven by near term policy uncertainty, we maintain our Buy as our analysis and channel checks suggest that the FQ2 results would generally come in line with consensus and street ests for the remaining quarters also reflect slowdown in growth expectations. We believe share price multiple would depend on whether mgmt comments suggest acceleration in both small and larger project segments." (3/14/2017)

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), BlackRock Inc. (0.00%), State Street Corp (4.62%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.00%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (0.00%) and FMR LLC (0.00%). 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. 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, Victory Capital Management Inc., Janus Capital Management LLC, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Strs Ohio, Alliancebernstein L.P., Wells Fargo & Company MN and OppenheimerFunds Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Acuity Brands stock in the last year include Mark A Black, Ray M Robinson, Richard K Reece and Vernon J Nagel. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acuity Brands.

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

Acuity Brands' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Ameriprise Financial Inc., Villere ST Denis J & Co. LLC, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, Kensico Capital Management Corp and Scout Investments Inc.. 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 $176.56.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Acuity Brands (NYSE AYI)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  346 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  261 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  607
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, 3 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $219.46 (24.30% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/19/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$210.00 -> $206.00LowView Rating Details
6/6/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$196.00 -> $200.00LowView Rating Details
5/30/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$245.00 -> $215.00LowView Rating Details
4/11/2017GuggenheimInitiated CoverageNeutral$181.00LowView Rating Details
4/6/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetSell$150.00LowView Rating Details
4/6/2017JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingUnderperform$185.00 -> $155.00MediumView Rating Details
4/6/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$265.00 -> $215.00MediumView Rating Details
4/5/2017Canaccord GenuityLower Price TargetBuy$240.00 -> $209.00MediumView Rating Details
4/5/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$256.00 -> $186.00MediumView Rating Details
11/29/2016Cowen and CompanySet Price TargetBuy$285.00N/AView 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
9/10/2015Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 6/27/2015 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
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:5/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:0.29%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:7.46% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
6.79% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
5.85% (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%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 95.15%
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
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 logoComparing Energy Focus (EFOI) & Acuity Brands (AYI) - June 24 at 8:14 AM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - June 22 at 1:09 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : AYI-US : June 22, 2017 - June 22 at 11:56 AM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - June 21 at 1:58 PM logoRobert W. Baird Reiterates "Outperform" Rating for Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) - June 19 at 8:16 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $882.19 Million - June 16 at 1:32 PM logoETFs with exposure to Acuity Brands, Inc. : June 15, 2017 - June 15 at 5:29 PM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy - June 15 at 9:48 AM logo$1.93 Earnings Per Share Expected for Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) This Quarter - June 14 at 8:16 PM logoAcuity Brands Inc (AYI) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - June 13 at 1:32 PM logoAcuity Brands Banks on Buyouts, Competition & Costs Pose Risk - June 13 at 1:14 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AYI-US : June 12, 2017 - June 12 at 4:49 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc.To Announce Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results on June 29, 2017 - June 8 at 4:31 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - June 6 at 11:02 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Wells Fargo & Co - June 6 at 5:32 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 31 at 10:45 AM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) Receives Buy Rating from Deutsche Bank AG - May 30 at 2:29 PM logoBRIEF-Generation Investment reports 5.92 pct stake in Acuity Brands - May 23 at 10:36 AM logoA LED Stock That Shines - May 23 at 10:36 AM logoAcuity Brands (AYI) Repurchases 2 Million of Its Shares - Nasdaq - May 12 at 9:39 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:AYI) : May 12, 2017 - May 12 at 9:39 PM logoAnd a Bitcoin Is Now Worth... - May 12 at 4:20 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AYI-US : May 11, 2017 - May 11 at 4:12 PM logoAcuity Brands (AYI) Repurchases 2 Million of Its Shares - May 11 at 4:12 PM logoAcuity Brands (AYI) Completes 2M Share Stock Repurchase Program - May 11 at 1:57 AM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. Introduces Industry's First Integrated Tunable ... - GlobeNewswire (press release) - May 10 at 8:57 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. Introduces Atrius(TM) Brand for its IoT Business Solutions - Nasdaq - May 10 at 8:57 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. Completes Stock Repurchase Program (Buys Back 2 Million Shares) - GlobeNewswire (press release) - May 10 at 8:57 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. Completes Stock Repurchase Program (Buys Back 2 Million Shares) - May 10 at 8:57 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. New Gotham® MYO Luminaires Merge Multiple ... - Nasdaq - May 10 at 9:00 AM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. Introduces Industry's First Integrated Tunable-White LED Daylighting System for Commercial ... - Nasdaq - May 10 at 9:00 AM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. Introduces Atrius(TM) Brand for its IoT Business Solutions - May 9 at 3:47 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. New Gotham® MYO Luminaires Merge Multiple Lighting Layers into One, Minimalistic Form Factor - May 8 at 3:42 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. Introduces Industry's First Integrated Tunable-White LED Daylighting System for Commercial Environments - May 8 at 10:42 AM logoWhy Is Acuity Brands (AYI) Up 4.1% Since the Last Earnings Report? - Nasdaq - May 5 at 3:47 PM logoNew Strong Sell Stocks for May 5th - May 5 at 3:47 PM logoBRIEF-Acuity Brands licenses technology from Vital Vio - May 4 at 8:53 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. Licenses Technology from Vital Vio, Inc - Nasdaq - Nasdaq - May 4 at 3:52 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. Licenses Technology from Vital Vio, Inc - May 4 at 3:52 PM logoAcuity Brands (AYI) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.12 - May 3 at 11:50 PM logoAcuity Brands (AYI) Getting Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 29 at 9:58 AM logo Analysts Anticipate Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $883.55 Million - April 29 at 9:56 AM logoTechnical Reports on Electronics Equities -- Uni-Pixel, MicroVision, Acuity Brands, and KEMET - PR Newswire (press release) - April 27 at 9:13 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.91 Per Share - April 27 at 8:08 AM logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Unlikely to Impact Acuity Brands (AYI) Stock Price - April 26 at 4:58 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. New SiteView Energy Solution Helps Manage Facility's Energy Consumption - Nasdaq - April 25 at 3:44 PM logoAcuity Brands, Inc. New SiteView Energy Solution Helps Manage Facility's Energy Consumption - April 25 at 12:18 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Likely to Affect Acuity Brands (AYI) Stock Price - April 23 at 10:18 AM logoWeakness Seen in Acuity Brands (AYI) Estimates: Should You Stay Away? - Nasdaq - April 20 at 3:50 PM logoAcuity Brands (AYI) Given Media Sentiment Score of -0.08 - April 20 at 1:33 PM



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