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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Conservative Brazilians laud Elon Musk at rally in support of ex-president Bolsonaro
Tens of thousands of Colombians protest against the leftist president's reform agenda
Stock market today: Asian shares shrug off Wall St blues as China leaves lending rate unchanged
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Conservative Brazilians laud Elon Musk at rally in support of ex-president Bolsonaro
Tens of thousands of Colombians protest against the leftist president's reform agenda
Stock market today: Asian shares shrug off Wall St blues as China leaves lending rate unchanged
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Conservative Brazilians laud Elon Musk at rally in support of ex-president Bolsonaro
Tens of thousands of Colombians protest against the leftist president's reform agenda
Stock market today: Asian shares shrug off Wall St blues as China leaves lending rate unchanged

Acuity Brands (AYI) Competitors

$247.06
+0.20 (+0.08%)
(As of 04/19/2024 08:50 PM ET)

AYI vs. SSD, AAON, KBR, UFPI, CHX, EXP, SUM, FLR, AZEK, and MTZ

Should you be buying Acuity Brands stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Acuity Brands include Simpson Manufacturing (SSD), AAON (AAON), KBR (KBR), UFP Industries (UFPI), ChampionX (CHX), Eagle Materials (EXP), Summit Materials (SUM), Fluor (FLR), AZEK (AZEK), and MasTec (MTZ). These companies are all part of the "construction" sector.

Acuity Brands vs.

Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) and Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE:SSD) are both mid-cap construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, media sentiment, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, community ranking and institutional ownership.

Acuity Brands pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Simpson Manufacturing pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Acuity Brands pays out 5.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Simpson Manufacturing pays out 13.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

In the previous week, Simpson Manufacturing had 2 more articles in the media than Acuity Brands. MarketBeat recorded 11 mentions for Simpson Manufacturing and 9 mentions for Acuity Brands. Acuity Brands' average media sentiment score of 1.17 beat Simpson Manufacturing's score of 0.51 indicating that Acuity Brands is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Acuity Brands
5 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Simpson Manufacturing
4 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Simpson Manufacturing has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Acuity Brands. Acuity Brands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Simpson Manufacturing, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Acuity Brands$3.95B1.93$346M$11.9620.66
Simpson Manufacturing$2.21B3.54$353.99M$8.2622.32

Simpson Manufacturing has a net margin of 15.99% compared to Acuity Brands' net margin of 9.81%. Simpson Manufacturing's return on equity of 22.06% beat Acuity Brands' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Acuity Brands9.81% 21.22% 12.57%
Simpson Manufacturing 15.99%22.06%13.12%

Acuity Brands has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Simpson Manufacturing has a beta of 1.3, meaning that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

98.2% of Acuity Brands shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.7% of Simpson Manufacturing shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Acuity Brands shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Simpson Manufacturing shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Acuity Brands currently has a consensus target price of $289.25, indicating a potential upside of 17.08%. Simpson Manufacturing has a consensus target price of $195.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.76%. Given Acuity Brands' higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Acuity Brands is more favorable than Simpson Manufacturing.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Acuity Brands
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50
Simpson Manufacturing
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50

Acuity Brands received 478 more outperform votes than Simpson Manufacturing when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 68.16% of users gave Acuity Brands an outperform vote while only 57.00% of users gave Simpson Manufacturing an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Acuity BrandsOutperform Votes
702
68.16%
Underperform Votes
328
31.84%
Simpson ManufacturingOutperform Votes
224
57.00%
Underperform Votes
169
43.00%

Summary

Acuity Brands beats Simpson Manufacturing on 11 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

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AYI vs. The Competition

MetricAcuity BrandsElectric lighting & wiring equipment IndustryConstruction SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$7.61B$1.02B$8.25B$17.26B
Dividend Yield0.24%0.80%2.03%3.58%
P/E Ratio20.666.1416.9021.79
Price / Sales1.931.274.059.63
Price / Cash15.0313.4014.6917.28
Price / Book3.542.274.974.85
Net Income$346M$39.30M$502.58M$970.56M
7 Day Performance-4.08%-7.62%-2.89%-1.76%
1 Month Performance-8.23%-19.22%-6.20%-4.32%
1 Year Performance56.96%-30.46%28.78%92.59%

Acuity Brands Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SSD
Simpson Manufacturing
1.8591 of 5 stars
$184.58
-0.5%
$190.00
+2.9%
+62.8%$7.84B$2.21B22.355,497
AAON
AAON
1.5118 of 5 stars
$88.02
+1.0%
$51.11
-41.9%
+93.2%$7.23B$1.17B41.263,856
KBR
KBR
4.0255 of 5 stars
$61.98
+0.5%
$72.29
+16.6%
+9.9%$8.35B$6.96B-30.2334,000
UFPI
UFP Industries
4.1257 of 5 stars
$113.82
-1.0%
$114.00
+0.2%
+38.9%$7.00B$7.22B14.1215,800Analyst Revision
News Coverage
CHX
ChampionX
4.0031 of 5 stars
$36.64
-0.8%
$40.33
+10.1%
+33.0%$7.00B$3.76B23.347,100Upcoming Earnings
EXP
Eagle Materials
3.981 of 5 stars
$248.89
-0.4%
$253.50
+1.9%
+63.3%$8.57B$2.15B17.562,400Analyst Report
Short Interest ↑
SUM
Summit Materials
3.7589 of 5 stars
$39.50
-1.7%
$46.09
+16.7%
+40.3%$6.88B$2.62B16.605,300News Coverage
FLR
Fluor
2.6871 of 5 stars
$40.37
0.0%
$42.83
+6.1%
+32.8%$6.87B$15.47B72.0930,187
AZEK
AZEK
2.5907 of 5 stars
$46.19
-0.2%
$42.84
-7.2%
+67.5%$6.82B$1.37B58.472,236Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
MTZ
MasTec
3.6331 of 5 stars
$84.67
flat
$96.46
+13.9%
-2.0%$6.73B$12.00B-128.2934,000Positive News

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