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How to buy Acuity Brands stock

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Acuity Brands Inc is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. Acuity Brands shares (AYI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Acuity Brands employs 13,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Acuity Brands stock price (NYSE: AYI)

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Acuity Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-03.
Latest market close$155.92
52-week range$142.71 - $224.28
50-day moving average $168.22
200-day moving average $188.66
Wall St. target price$198.38
PE ratio 15.2062
Dividend yield $0.52 (0.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $10.38

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Acuity Brands price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $155.92 from 2022-07-05

1 week (2022-06-30) 1.22%
1 month (2022-06-07) -15.94%
3 months (2022-04-04) -15.75%
6 months (2022-01-04) -28.05%
1 year (2021-07-07) -9.11%
2 years (2020-07-07) 71.12%
3 years (2019-07-05) 19.31%
5 years (2017-07-06) 199.02

Is Acuity Brands stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Acuity Brands stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Acuity Brands's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Acuity Brands's P/E ratio

Acuity Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Acuity Brands shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Acuity Brands's PEG ratio

Acuity Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2058. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Acuity Brands's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Acuity Brands's EBITDA

Acuity Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $588 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Acuity Brands's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Acuity Brands financials

Revenue TTM $3.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.64%
Gross profit TTM $1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.56%
Return on equity TTM 18.53%
Profit margin 9.43%
Book value $58.73
Market capitalisation $5.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Acuity Brands's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Acuity Brands.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Acuity Brands's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 30.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Acuity Brands's overall score of 30.8 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 48th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Acuity Brands is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Acuity Brands's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.55/100

Acuity Brands's environmental score of 14.55 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Acuity Brands is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Acuity Brands's social score

Social score: 18.2/100

Acuity Brands's social score of 18.2 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Acuity Brands is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Acuity Brands's governance score

Governance score: 13.56/100

Acuity Brands's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Acuity Brands is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Acuity Brands's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Acuity Brands scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Acuity Brands has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Acuity Brands Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 30.8
Total ESG percentile 48.12
Environmental score 14.55
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 18.2
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 13.56
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

Acuity Brands share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 4.26% of net profits

Recently Acuity Brands has paid out, on average, around 4.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.33% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Acuity Brands shareholders could enjoy a 0.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Acuity Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $0.52 per share.

While Acuity Brands's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Acuity Brands is investing more in its future growth.

Acuity Brands's most recent dividend payout was on 31 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 July 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Acuity Brands's shares ever split?

Acuity Brands's shares were split on 1 May 2008.

Acuity Brands share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Acuity Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $142.71 up to $224.2804. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AYI.US volatility(beta: 1.56)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Acuity Brands's is 1.5563. This would suggest that Acuity Brands's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Acuity Brands overview

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. This segment serves electrical distributors, retail home improvement centers, electric utilities, national accounts, digital retailers, lighting showrooms, and energy service companies. The ISG segment offers building management systems and location-aware applications under the Distech Controls, Atrius, and Rockpile Ventures brands. This segment serves system integrators, as well as retail stores, airports, and enterprise campuses.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Acuity Brands is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.579% of Acuity Brands shares are held by insiders and 96.531% by institutions.
How many people work for Acuity Brands?
Latest data suggests 13,000 work at Acuity Brands.
When does the fiscal year end for Acuity Brands?
Acuity Brands's fiscal year ends in August.
Where is Acuity Brands based?
Acuity Brands's address is: 1170 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA, United States, 30309-7676
What is Acuity Brands's ISIN number?
Acuity Brands's international securities identification number is: US00508Y1029
What is Acuity Brands's CUSIP number?
Acuity Brands's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 00508Y102

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