AYI:NYE-Acuity Brands, Inc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Electrical Equipment & Parts | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 170.18

Change

+2.92 (+1.75)%

Market Cap

USD 5.98B

Volume

0.37M

Average Target Price

USD 160.25 (-5.84%)
Average Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis

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About

Acuity Brands, Inc. provides lighting and building management solutions and services for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications in North America and internationally. The company offers lighting and control products and solutions, including recessed, surface, and suspended lighting; down, decorative, emergency and exit, track, day, special-use, street and roadway, parking garage, tunnel, underwater, area pedestrian, flood, decorative site, and landscape lighting; occupancy sensors; photo controls; relay panels; architectural dimming panels; and integrated lighting controls systems. It also provides building management systems, lighting, lighting controls, and location aware applications; and light emitting diode drivers, power supplies, modular wiring, sensors, glass, and inverters, as well as services across applications that primarily relate to monitoring and controlling lighting systems through network technologies and the commissioning of control systems. The company markets its products under the Lithonia Lighting, Holophane, Peerless, Gotham, Mark Architectural Lighting, Winona Lighting, Juno, Indy, Aculux, Healthcare Lighting, Hydrel, American Electric Lighting, Sunoptics, eldoLED, Distech Controls, nLight, ROAM, Sensor Switch, IOTA, A-light, Cyclone, Eureka, Luminaire LED, Luminis, Dark to Light, RELOC Wiring Solutions, DGLogik, and Atrius brands. It serves electrical distributors, retail home improvement centers, electric utilities, national accounts, system integrators, utility distributors, value-added resellers, digital retailers, government entities and municipalities, lighting showrooms, developers, original equipment manufacturers, and energy service companies, as well as the new construction, renovation, and maintenance and repair markets. Acuity Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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ETFs Containing AYI

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
EWMC Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Eq.. 0.00 % 0.40 %

+0.18 (+0.20%)

USD0.10B
FXR First Trust Industrials/P.. 0.00 % 0.64 %

+0.51 (+0.88%)

USD1.33B
GEX VanEck Vectors Global Alt.. 0.00 % 0.63 %

N/A

USD0.09B
XKII SPDR Kensho Intelligent S.. 0.00 % 0.46 %

N/A

USD9.07M

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Electrical Equipment & Parts)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 40.54% 94% A 92% A-
Dividend Return 0.11% 18% F 5% F
Total Return 40.65% 94% A 92% A-
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 84.70% 76% C 77% C+
Dividend Return 0.56% 25% F 5% F
Total Return 85.26% 76% C 76% C
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -31.96% 22% F 12% F
Dividend Return 1.04% 13% F 3% F
Total Return -30.92% 22% F 9% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain -16.68% 12% F 7% F
Dividend Return 0.34% 17% F 8% F
Total Return -16.34% 12% F 5% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 20.41% 65% D 48% F
Risk Adjusted Return -80.06% 6% F 2% F
Market Capitalization 5.98B 83% B 76% C
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Electrical Equipment & Parts)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 25.04 63% D 34% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.11 60% D- 34% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 11.85 44% F 39% F
EV/EBITDA 13.22 87% B+ 55% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 12.90% 67% D+ 76% C
Return on Invested Capital 12.39% 83% B 83% B
Return on Assets 6.97% 89% B+ 89% B+
Debt to Equity Ratio 17.71% 69% D+ 83% B
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 11.70 6% F 2% F
Short Percent 14.40% 6% F 27% F
Beta 1.60 25% F 22% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Dividend Growth

This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.