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Acuity Brands GF Value Rank

: 5 (As of Today)
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Acuity Brands has the GF Value Rank of 5.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.

Competitive Comparison

For the Electrical Equipment & Parts subindustry, Acuity Brands's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* 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. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Acuity Brands GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Industrial Products industry and Industrials sector, Acuity Brands's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Acuity Brands's GF Value Rank falls into.

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Acuity Brands Business Description

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1170 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, USA, 30309-7676
Acuity Brands Inc is the parent company of Acuity Brands Lighting and other subsidiaries, which provide lighting products for commercial, institutional, industrial, and residential applications. These products include luminaires, lighting controls, lighting components, and integrated lighting systems that use a combination of light sources. Customers include electrical distributors, electric utilities, retail home improvement centers, and lighting showrooms. A majority of the firms' revenue is generated in the United States.
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Goldman Barry R officer: SVP & General Counsel 1170 PEACHTREE STREET, NE SUITE 2300 ATLANTA GA 30309
Vernerey Laurent J officer: Executive Vice President 1170 PEACHTREE STREET, NE SUITE 2300 ATLANTA GA 30309
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Hance James H Jr director C/O ACUITY BRANDS, INC. 1170 PEACHTREE STR NE ATLANTA GA 30309
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