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Market Cap

US$6.7b

Last Updated

2021/05/05 23:28 UTC

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Executive Summary

Acuity Brands, Inc. provides lighting and building management solutions and services for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications in North America and internationally. More Details

Rewards

PE ratio (28.2x) is below the Electrical industry average (30x)

Earnings are forecast to grow 6.37% per year

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for AYI from our risk checks.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and slightly overvalued.


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Share Price & News

How has Acuity Brands's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: AYI is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: AYI's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.0%

AYI

-2.6%

US Electrical

-1.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

129.1%

AYI

89.4%

US Electrical

52.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: AYI exceeded the US Electrical industry which returned 88.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AYI exceeded the US Market which returned 52.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AYIIndustryMarket
7 Day1.0%-2.6%-1.6%
30 Day10.5%-3.1%1.3%
90 Day59.3%-3.6%3.5%
1 Year130.2%129.1%92.8%89.4%55.4%52.8%
3 Year68.7%66.5%75.4%66.0%63.5%53.2%
5 Year-23.3%-24.7%100.2%85.2%125.8%100.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Acuity Brands's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Acuity Brands undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

28.23x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: AYI ($189.65) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($167.14)

Significantly Below Fair Value: AYI is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AYI is good value based on its PE Ratio (28.2x) compared to the US Electrical industry average (30x).

PE vs Market: AYI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.2x) compared to the US market (20.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: AYI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.4x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AYI is good value based on its PB Ratio (3.5x) compared to the US Electrical industry average (3.6x).


Future Growth

How is Acuity Brands forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?

6.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: AYI's forecast earnings growth (6.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: AYI's earnings (6.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (16% per year).

High Growth Earnings: AYI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: AYI's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AYI's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: AYI's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.2%).


Past Performance

How has Acuity Brands performed over the past 5 years?

-1.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AYI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AYI's current net profit margins (7.9%) are lower than last year (8.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AYI's earnings have declined by 1.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AYI's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: AYI had negative earnings growth (-14.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electrical industry average (-8.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: AYI's Return on Equity (13.3%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Acuity Brands's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AYI's short term assets ($1.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($576.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: AYI's short term assets ($1.3B) exceed its long term liabilities ($851.4M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AYI's debt to equity ratio (25.8%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: AYI's debt to equity ratio has increased from 23.7% to 25.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AYI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (100.9%).

Interest Coverage: AYI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (18.1x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Acuity Brands's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.27%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AYI's dividend (0.27%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).

High Dividend: AYI's dividend (0.27%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.42%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: AYI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: AYI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: AYI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AYI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

1.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Neil Ashe (52 yo)

1.33yrs

Tenure

US$20,563,437

Compensation

Mr. Neil M. Ashe has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Acuity Brands, Inc. since January 31, 2020 and serves as its Chairman. He joined Acuity Brands, Inc in January 8, 2020. He is a ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Neil's total compensation ($USD20.56M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.49M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Neil's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: AYI's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: AYI's board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Acuity Brands, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Acuity Brands, Inc.
  • Ticker: AYI
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2001
  • Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: US$6.696b
  • Shares outstanding: 35.31m
  • Website: https://www.acuitybrands.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Acuity Brands, Inc.
  • 1170 Peachtree Street, N.E.
  • Suite 2300
  • Atlanta
  • Georgia
  • 30309-7676
  • United States

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Biography

Acuity Brands, Inc. provides lighting and building management solutions and services for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications in North America and internation...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/05 23:28
End of Day Share Price2021/05/05 00:00
Earnings2021/02/28
Annual Earnings2020/08/31


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