Acuity Brands beats Street 1Q forecasts

Acuity Brands on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter net income climbed by 16 percent to $51.1 million.

On a per-share basis, the Atlanta-based company said it had profit of $1.17. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.32 per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.15 per share.

The lighting maker posted revenue of $647.4 million in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Analysts expected $635.6 million, according to Zacks.

Acuity Brands shares have increased slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has increased 29 percent in the last 12 months.

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