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Acuity Brands Inc  (NYSE:AYI) Net Margin %: 9.22% (As of May. 2017)

Net margin is calculated as Net Income divided by its Revenue. Acuity Brands Inc's Net Income for the three months ended in May. 2017 was $82 Mil. Acuity Brands Inc's Revenue for the three months ended in May. 2017 was $892 Mil. Therefore, Acuity Brands Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in May. 2017 was 9.22%.

NYSE:AYI' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.89   Max: 9.04
Current: 9.04

4.89
9.04

NYSE:AYI's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
79% of the 2233 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. NYSE:AYI: 9.04 )

Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Acuity Brands Inc Annual Data

Aug07 Aug08 Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16
Net Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.01 6.10 7.34 8.21 8.84

Acuity Brands Inc Quarterly Data

Aug12 Nov12 Feb13 May13 Aug13 Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17
Net Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 8.69 8.96 9.60 8.36 9.22

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Calculation

Net margin - also known as net profit margin is the ratio of Net Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Acuity Brands Inc's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2016 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Aug. 2016 )/Revenue (A: Aug. 2016 )
=290.8/3291.3
=8.84 %

Acuity Brands Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in May. 2017 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: May. 2017 )/Revenue (Q: May. 2017 )
=82.2/891.6
=9.22 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Explanation

Although Net Income and Earnings-per-Share (EPS) are the most widely used parameter in measuring a company's profitability and valuation, it is the least reliable. The reason is that reported earnings can be manipulated easily by adjusting any numbers such as Depreciation, Depletion and Amotorization and non-recurring items.

But the long term trend of the net margin is a good indicator of the competitiveness and health of the business.


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