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Last €182.73 EUR
Change Today +0.427 / 0.23%
Volume 3.0
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As of 5:32 AM 08/3/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

acuity brands inc (AQ8) Snapshot

Open
€183.24
Previous Close
€182.31
Day High
€183.24
Day Low
€182.69
52 Week High
08/3/15 - €183.24
52 Week Low
08/4/14 - €79.29
Market Cap
8.0B
Average Volume 10 Days
26.9
EPS TTM
--
Shares Outstanding
43.5M
EX-Date
07/16/15
P/E TM
--
Dividend
€0.52
Dividend Yield
0.25%
Current Stock Chart for ACUITY BRANDS INC (AQ8)

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Acuity Brands, Inc. designs, produces, and distributes lighting solutions, components, and services for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications in North America and internationally. The company’s lighting and controls products and solutions include recessed, surface, and suspended lighting; downlighting; decorative lighting; emergency and exit lighting; track lighting; daylighting; special-use lighting; street and roadway lighting; parking garage lighting; underwater lighting; area pedestrian, flood, and decorative site lighting; landscape lighting; occupancy sensors; photocontrols; relay panels; architectural dimming panels; and integrated lighting controls systems. Its products and solutions also comprise modular wiring, light-emitting diode drivers, glass, and inverters. In addition, the company provides services across applications that primarily relate to monitoring and controlling lighting systems through network technologies and the commissioning of control systems. The company markets its lighting solutions under the Lithonia Lighting, Holophane, Peerless, Mark Architectural Lighting, Hydrel, American Electric Lighting, Gotham, Carandini, RELOC, Antique Street Lamps, Winona Lighting, Synergy Lighting Controls, Sensor Switch, Lighting Control & Design, Dark to Light, ROAM, Sunoptics, Axion Controls, acculamp, Pathway Connectivity, Healthcare Lighting, and eldoLED brand names. It serves electrical distributors, retail home improvement centers, electric utilities, utility distributors, national accounts, lighting showrooms, original equipment manufacturers, energy service companies, and U.S. government and municipalities. The company sells its products through independent sales agents, electrical wholesalers, and factory sales representatives; and a network of distribution centers, regional warehouses, and commercial warehouses. Acuity Brands, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

7,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/1/15
Founded in 2001

acuity brands inc (AQ8) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President ...
Total Annual Compensation: $600.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $428.8K
Executive Vice President and President of Acu...
Total Annual Compensation: $422.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

acuity brands inc (AQ8) Key Developments

Acuity Brands, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended May 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended May 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $683.7 million against $603.9 million a year ago. Operating profit was $99.2 million against $72.6 million a year ago. Income before provision for income taxes was $100.8 million against $64.6 million a year ago. Net income was $64.5 million or $1.48 diluted per share against $43.8 million or $1.01 diluted per share a year ago. Adjusted operating profit was $100.9 million against $71.8 million a year ago. Adjusted net income was $59.5 million or $1.37 diluted per share against $43.3 million or $1.00 diluted per share a year ago. The effective tax rate for the third quarter was 36% compared with 32.2% in the third quarter of last year. The prior year effective tax rate benefited from favorable adjustments to certain income tax reserves, which did not recur in the current year. For the nine months, the company reported net sales of $1,947.2 million against $1,724.8 million a year ago. Operating profit was $264.5 million against $208.4 million a year ago. Income before provision for income taxes was $251.2 million against $183.7 million a year ago. Net income was $162.0 million or $3.72 diluted per share against $121.0 million or $2.79 diluted per share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $158.2 million against $128.8 million a year ago. Purchases of property, plant, and equipment were $42.3 million against $24.8 million a year ago. Adjusted operating profit was $276.3 million against $202.4 million a year ago. Adjusted net income was $163.6 million or $3.76 diluted per share against $117.3 million or $2.71 diluted per share a year ago. For the year 2015, the company expects the effective tax rate to be 35.5% before any discrete items and if the rates are taxing in taxing jurisdictions remain generally consistent throughout the year. The company expects to spend approximately 2.5% of revenues in capital expenditures in fiscal year 2015. This expected uptick in capital expenditures compared with recent prior years is primarily due to investments necessary to support growth, including the expansion in production capacity to support increased volume along with the build out of the company innovation and technology center in Metro Atlanta as well as expenditures related to certain projects that were delayed from the prior fiscal year.

Intuitive Building Controls Enters into Patent License Agreement with Acuity Brands

Intuitive Building Controls, Inc. has entered into a patent license agreement with Acuity Brands, Inc. related to network lighting controller technology.

Acuity Brands, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on August 3, 2015

The Board of Directors of Acuity Brands, Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of 13 cents per share. The dividend is payable on August 3, 2015 to shareholders of record on July 20, 2015.

 

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