Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The electronics maker reported $2.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.30, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Acuity Brands had a return on equity of 20.88% and a net margin of 9.49%. The firm had revenue of $932.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $920.39 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.94 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year.
Shares of NYSE:AYI opened at $122.05 on Friday. Acuity Brands has a twelve month low of $103.48 and a twelve month high of $173.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.70 billion, a PE ratio of 13.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a current ratio of 1.92 and a quick ratio of 1.17.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 18th will be paid a $0.13 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 17th. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.43%. Acuity Brands’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 6.33%.
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About Acuity Brands
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, underwater, area pedestrian, flood, decorative site, and landscape lighting; occupancy sensors; photo controls; relay panels; architectural dimming panels; and integrated lighting controls systems.
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