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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: 01/9/15
Founded in 2001

acuity brands inc (AYI) 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 (AYI) Key Developments

Acuity Brands to Layoff 93 Employees in Wallingford

Acuity Brands told 93 employees in Wallingford that they will be out of work as it closes its factory there. The company said in regulatory filings that it is "streamlining certain production activities. In the notice, it said no employees would have the right to bump workers at any other plant.

Acuity Brands, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended November 30, 2014; Provides Capital Expenditures Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended November 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company's net sales were $647.4 million compared with $574.7 million a year ago. Operating profit was $86.7 million compared with $77.4 million a year ago. Income before provision for income taxes was $79.7 million compared with $68.8 million a year ago. Net income was $51.1 million or $1.17 per diluted share compared with $44.5 million or $1.03 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted net income was $57.4 million increased $16.0 million, or 39%, compared with $41.4 million for the prior-year period. Adjusted operating profit (excluding the impact of the special charge) increased $24.3 million, or 34% to $96.7 million compared with $72.4 million a year ago. Cash flow generated from operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was an impressive $46.7 million, which is a $3.3 million increase over the prior year, despite a much greater incentive compensation payout this year compared with last year. In the first quarter of fiscal 2015, the company spent $18.5 million on capital expenditures compared with $8.5 million in the prior year. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were a record $1.32 compared with adjusted diluted EPS of $0.96 in the year-ago period, up 38%. Strong quarterly results, indeed. The company provided capital expenditure guidance for the fiscal year 2015. For the period, the company expected to spend approximately 2% of revenues in capital expenditures in fiscal year 2015.

Acuity Brands Mulls Acquisitions

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) is looking for acquisitions. Vern Nagel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Brands, Inc. said, "The difference between saying that we have a hole in our portfolio versus that we see opportunities through acquisitions to add to our portfolio, I would like to say we are at the latter. We don't see any holes in what we are doing. It doesn't- again, we don't do everything for everybody. That doesn't mean we can't do more, but from an acquisition standpoint we see opportunities to be accretive and add to the value proposition of what we are doing."


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