Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI): Price and Financial Metrics

Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI): $124.20

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AYI Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Acuity Brands Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 85.66% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 36.39%, Acuity Brands Inc's debt growth rate surpasses 79.43% of about US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, AYI is more volatile than only 24.44% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Acuity Brands Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be WTS, DORM, SAFT, CVCO, and JBSS.
  • Visit AYI's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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AYI Price/Volume Stats

Current price $124.20 52-week high $135.59
Prev. close $123.69 52-week low $67.46
Day low $121.41 Volume 175,672
Day high $125.50 Avg. volume 463,459
50-day MA $120.86 Dividend yield 0.42%
200-day MA $105.92 Market Cap 4.47B

Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) Company Bio

Acuity Brands designs, produces, and distributes lighting solutions, components, and services for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications in North America and internationally. The company was founded in 2001 and is founded in Atlanta, Georgia.

AYI Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$124.20$166.36 34%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for AYI, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Acuity Brands Inc ranked in the 60th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for AYI, they are:

  • AYI's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 32.09% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Acuity Brands Inc's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at 17.58. This coverage rate is greater than that of 83.83% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.
  • As a business, Acuity Brands Inc experienced a tax rate of about 18% over the past twelve months; relative to its sector (Industrials), this tax rate is higher than 73.38% of stocks generating free cash flow.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

TIKK, ESOA, AJRD, KSU, and MLHR can be thought of as valuation peers to AYI, in the sense that they are in the Industrials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Outlook on the Light Control Switches Global Market to 2026 - North America to Witness Significant Growth -

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Light Control Switches Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)" report has been added to's offering. The light control switches market is expected to witness a growth at a CAGR of 6.8% over the forecast period (2021-2026). Companies Mentioned Signify BV Legrand SA Leviton Manufacturing Company Inc. Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. Eaton Corporation PLC Osram GmbH Hubbell Inc. Acuity Brands Inc. Honeywell Internationa

Business Wire | February 22, 2021

Acuity Brands, Inc.'s (NYSE:AYI) Has Had A Decent Run On The Stock market: Are Fundamentals In The Driver's Seat?

Acuity Brands' (NYSE:AYI) stock up by 8.7% over the past three months. We wonder if and what role the company's...

Yahoo | February 18, 2021

Why Is Acuity Brands (AYI) Down 0.1% Since Last Earnings Report?

Acuity Brands (AYI) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

Yahoo | February 6, 2021

Smart Workplace Market 2020-2024- Acuity Brands Inc., Daikin Industries Ltd., General Electric, Among Others to Contribute to the Market Growth|Industry Analysis, Market Trends, Market Growth, Opportunities and Forecast 2024|Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #GlobalSmartWorkplaceMarket--The Smart Workplace Market will grow by USD 98.37 bn during 2020-2024

Business Wire | January 29, 2021

Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI)?

While Acuity Brands, Inc. ( NYSE:AYI ) might not be the most widely known stock at the moment, it received a lot of...

Yahoo | January 23, 2021

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AYI Price Returns

1-mo -5.21%
3-mo 2.64%
6-mo 12.23%
1-year 25.18%
3-year -13.51%
5-year -39.38%
YTD 2.68%
2020 -11.79%
2019 20.54%
2018 -34.44%
2017 -23.55%
2016 -1.04%

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