Acuity Brands (AYI) earnings: hoping for a rebound?

3:19 pm ET, 26 Jun 2018

Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) is expected to report earnings on July 3 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal quarter ending May 2018.  The shares are trading at $120.66, up 0.26%.

What are the AYI earnings expectations?  What news will the market be watching out for?  

Acuity Brands provides lighting solutions primarily to the North American industrial and construction industry.  The company remains the market share leader in a promising industry.  

The company is trading at low historic valuation.  With revenue growth slowing down and coming to a standstill, shares have lost half their value as multiples are now in line with the market.

Growing end markets, valued at a market multiple, and a resilient balance sheet tend to favor a price correction.

Acuity Brands has a mixed history of beating analysts’ earnings estimates.  In the past four quarters, the company: 

  • Beat analyst EPS estimates by 17 cents ($2.15 actuals vs. $1.98 forecast) in FQ3’17;
  • Beat analyst EPS estimates by 15 cents ($2.55 actuals vs. $2.4 forecast) in FQ4’17;
  • Missed analyst EPS estimates by 16 cents ($1.94 actuals vs. $2.1 forecast) in FQ1’18;
  • Missed analyst EPS estimates by 22 cents ($1.89 actuals vs. $2.11 forecast) in FQ2’18;

For FQ3’18, EPS is expected to grow by 1% year-over-year to $2.17, while revenue is expected to grow 2% year-over-year to $907 million. 

Over the last month, Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) returned +0.89%.

Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) forward P/E ratio of12.52 is low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) short share of float is 20.87%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) average analyst price target ($147.56) is 22.29% above its current share price ($120.66).

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Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) Stock Guide

Updated at: 6:55 pm ET, 16 Sep 2020

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In this AYI stock guide, we'll address key questions about AYI, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. AYI buy or sell? What is AYI Finny Score?
2. What are the reasons to buy AYI? Why should I buy AYI stock?
3. What are the reasons to sell AYI? Why should I sell AYI stock?
4. What are AYI key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Analysis

1. AYI buy or sell? What is AYI Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:null}Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 0 reasons to sell AYI. AYI doesn’t have an assigned Finny Score, because we don’t have sufficient data points to score the stock.

2. What are the reasons to buy AYI? Why should I buy AYI stock?

Here are the reasons to buy AYI stock:

  • AYI profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 0.32 percentage points. See AYI profitability chart.

3. What are the reasons to sell AYI? Why should I sell AYI stock?

We can’t think of any good reason to sell this stock, which doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

Key Stats

4. What are AYI key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for AYI:

Metrics AYI
Price $97.94
Average Price Target / Upside N/A
Average Analyst Rating N/A
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Electronic Components
Sector Technology
Number of Employees 13,000
Market Cap $00
Forward P/E Ratio N/A
Price/Book Ratio N/A
Revenue (TTM) N/A
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth N/A
Profit Margin N/A

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