AYI Stock Overview
Acuity Brands, Inc. provides lighting and building management solutions in North America and internationally.
No risks detected for AYI from our risk checks.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$195.69|
|52 Week High||US$224.59|
|52 Week Low||US$117.19|
|1 Month Change||-5.07%|
|3 Month Change||-4.38%|
|1 Year Change||59.24%|
|3 Year Change||64.74%|
|5 Year Change||-4.71%|
|Change since IPO||1,405.31%|
Recent News & Updates
A Look At The Fair Value Of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI)
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|AYI||US Electrical||US Market|
Return vs Industry: AYI exceeded the US Electrical industry which returned -8.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AYI exceeded the US Market which returned 6.6% over the past year.
|AYI Average Weekly Movement||3.9%|
|Electrical Industry Average Movement||9.3%|
|Market Average Movement||6.7%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.4%|
Stable Share Price: AYI is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AYI's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Acuity Brands, Inc. provides lighting and building management solutions in North America and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (ABL); and the Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG). The ABL segment provides commercial, architectural, and specialty lighting solutions, as well as lighting controls and components for various indoor and outdoor applications under the Lithonia Lighting, Holophane, Peerless, Gotham, Mark Architectural Lighting, Winona Lighting, Juno, Indy, Aculux, Healthcare Lighting, Hydrel, American Electric Lighting, Sunoptics, eldoLED, nLight, Sensor Switch, IOTA, A-Light, Cyclone, Eureka, Lumniaire LED, Luminis, Dark to Light, and RELOC Wiring Solutions brands.
Acuity Brands Fundamentals Summary
|AYI fundamental statistics|
Is AYI overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|AYI income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$2.07b|
Last Reported Earnings
Nov 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||9.66|
|Net Profit Margin||9.30%|
How did AYI perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
0.3%Current Dividend Yield
Is Acuity Brands undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AYI ($195.69) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($240.82)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AYI is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AYI is good value based on its PE Ratio (20.3x) compared to the US Electrical industry average (23.2x).
PE vs Market: AYI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.3x) compared to the US market (16.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AYI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AYI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.3x) compared to the US Electrical industry average (2.3x).
How is Acuity Brands forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AYI's forecast earnings growth (6.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: AYI's earnings (6.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: AYI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: AYI's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AYI's revenue (4.7% 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 (18.3%).
How has Acuity Brands performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AYI has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AYI's current net profit margins (9.3%) are higher than last year (7.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AYI's earnings have declined by 2.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AYI's earnings growth over the past year (33.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (-2.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: AYI earnings growth over the past year (33.2%) underperformed the Electrical industry 56.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: AYI's Return on Equity (16.1%) is considered low.
How is Acuity Brands's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AYI's short term assets ($1.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($695.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: AYI's short term assets ($1.6B) exceed its long term liabilities ($837.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AYI has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: AYI's debt to equity ratio has increased from 20.6% to 23.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AYI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (74.5%).
Interest Coverage: AYI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (18.9x coverage).
What is Acuity Brands's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AYI's dividend (0.27%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.36%).
High Dividend: AYI's dividend (0.27%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.55%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: AYI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: AYI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: AYI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AYI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Neil Ashe (53 yo)
Mr. Neil M. Ashe has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Acuity Brands, Inc. since January 31, 2020 and serves as its Chairman since January 06, 2021. He joined Acuity Brands, Inc on Ja...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Neil's total compensation ($USD15.00M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.45M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Neil's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: AYI's management team is considered experienced (2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AYI's board of directors are considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Acuity Brands, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Acuity Brands, Inc.
- Ticker: AYI
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 2001
- Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Implied Market Cap: US$6.774b
- Shares outstanding: 34.62m
- Website: https://www.acuitybrands.com
Number of Employees
- Acuity Brands, Inc.
- 1170 Peachtree Street, N.E.
- Suite 2300
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/21 23:43|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/21 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.