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

Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI): $190.78

0.14 (+0.07%)

POWR Rating

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  • AYI scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 98.47% of US stocks.
  • AYI's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • AYI ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 28th percentile.

AYI Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of ACUITY BRANDS INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 86.8% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The volatility of ACUITY BRANDS INC's share price is greater than that of merely 10.43% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • ACUITY BRANDS INC's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 8.17%, greater than the shareholder yield of 81.83% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to ACUITY BRANDS INC are CNXC, DCI, WTS, FELE, and RHI.
  • Visit AYI's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

AYI Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, AYI's price/earnings ratio is 20% lower, now standing at 16.
  • Over the past 243 months, AYI's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 3.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for AYI.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
AYI 2022-11-15 1.5 3.2 16.0 12.6
AYI 2022-11-14 1.5 3.1 15.6 12.3
AYI 2022-11-11 1.5 3.2 16.0 12.6
AYI 2022-11-10 1.6 3.3 16.5 12.9
AYI 2022-11-09 1.5 3.1 15.5 12.2
AYI 2022-11-08 1.5 3.2 15.8 12.4

AYI Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 26.21%.
  • Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at -1.7%.
  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at 15.19%.
Over the past 33 months, AYI's revenue has gone up $431,300,000.

The table below shows AYI's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 4,006.1 316.3 384
2022-06-30 3,888.5 258.2 366.7
2022-03-31 3,727.6 323.4 346.7
2021-12-31 3,595.1 368.5 334.3
2021-09-30 3,461 408.7 306.3
2021-06-30 3,359.5 442.7 281.9

AYI's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • AYI has a Quality Grade of A, ranking ahead of 98.26% of graded US stocks.
  • AYI's asset turnover comes in at 0.997 -- ranking 10th of 53 Electrical Equipment stocks.
  • AME, RRX, and BYRN are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with AYI.

The table below shows AYI's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-08-31 0.997 0.426 0.346
2021-05-31 0.974 0.426 0.334
2021-02-28 0.946 0.424 0.312
2020-11-30 0.957 0.420 0.304
2020-08-31 0.976 0.422 0.305
2020-05-31 1.013 0.422 0.333

AYI Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of AYI, see our AYI price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $192.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.59 (Moderate Buy)

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AYI Price/Volume Stats

Current price $190.78 52-week high $220.97
Prev. close $190.64 52-week low $142.71
Day low $189.87 Volume 67,700
Day high $192.38 Avg. volume 286,025
50-day MA $174.12 Dividend yield 0.27%
200-day MA $174.08 Market Cap 6.14B

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.

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Acuity Brands Announces Upcoming Retirement of Dominic J. Pileggi and Ray M. Robinson from the Board of Directors

Atlanta, Nov. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) (the “Company”) announced today the retirement of Dominic J. Pileggi and Ray M. Robinson from the Board at the end of their current terms, effective January 25, 2023. As a result, Mr. Pileggi and Mr. Robinson will not stand for reelection at the Company’s upcoming 2023 Annual Meeting. “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Dominic and Ray for their outstanding leadership, distingu

Yahoo | November 17, 2022

Here's How Much a $1000 Investment in Acuity Brands Made 10 Years Ago Would Be Worth Today

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Yahoo | November 9, 2022

At US$181, Is It Time To Put Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) On Your Watch List?

Acuity Brands, Inc. ( NYSE:AYI ), might not be a large cap stock, but it saw a double-digit share price rise of over...

Yahoo | November 7, 2022

Here are the Reasons to Retain Investment in Acuity Brands (AYI)

Wedgewood Partners, an investment management company, released its “Focused SMID Cap Strategy” third quarter 2022 investor letter. A copy of the same can be downloaded here. In the third quarter, the fund returned -5.3% compared to a return of -2.8% for the Russell 2500 Index. Since inception, the fund returned 8.2% compared to 5.4% for its […]

Yahoo | November 7, 2022

Why Is Acuity Brands (AYI) Up 6.4% 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 | November 3, 2022

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AYI Price Returns

1-mo 5.81%
3-mo 11.20%
6-mo N/A
1-year -8.91%
3-year 44.88%
5-year 21.69%
YTD -9.62%
2021 75.42%
2020 -11.79%
2019 20.54%
2018 -34.44%
2017 -23.55%

AYI Dividends

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