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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.33
MSA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MSA: 0.33 )
MSA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 3.89
Current: 0.33

0.15
3.89
Equity to Asset 0.46
MSA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. MSA: 0.46 )
MSA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.46

0.38
0.65
Interest Coverage 11.82
MSA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 155.33 vs. MSA: 11.82 )
MSA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.23   Max: 30.68
Current: 11.82

6.23
30.68
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.94
M-Score: -2.76
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.09
MSA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 6.29 vs. MSA: 11.09 )
MSA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.34   Max: 14.23
Current: 11.09

5.34
14.23
Net-margin (%) 7.29
MSA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. MSA: 7.29 )
MSA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.03   Max: 9.35
Current: 7.29

3.03
9.35
ROE (%) 14.94
MSA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. MSA: 14.94 )
MSA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.22   Max: 21.87
Current: 14.94

6.22
21.87
ROA (%) 6.67
MSA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. MSA: 6.67 )
MSA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.32   Max: 11.21
Current: 6.67

3.32
11.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 33.24
MSA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 12.42 vs. MSA: 33.24 )
MSA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.32   Max: 40.22
Current: 33.24

9.32
40.22
Revenue Growth (%) 7.70
MSA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. MSA: 7.70 )
MSA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1   Max: 21.1
Current: 7.7

-1
21.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 19.90
MSA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. MSA: 19.90 )
MSA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.3   Max: 27.4
Current: 19.9

-12.3
27.4
EPS Growth (%) 24.60
MSA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MSA: 24.60 )
MSA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.5   Max: 37.9
Current: 24.6

-17.5
37.9
» MSA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

MSA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Pioneer Investments 243,656 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 534,700 sh (-5.04%)
Private Capital 124,919 sh (-10.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 100,401 sh (-14.8%)
Jim Simons 12,700 sh (-87.93%)
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Q4 2013

MSA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 171,690 sh (+71%)
Pioneer Investments 243,656 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Private Capital 123,461 sh (-1.17%)
Chuck Royce 519,500 sh (-2.84%)
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Q1 2014

MSA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Pioneer Investments 243,656 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 519,500 sh (unchged)
Private Capital 123,286 sh (-0.14%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,823 sh (-96.61%)
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Q2 2014

MSA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 519,500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Private Capital 121,376 sh (-1.55%)
Pioneer Investments 233,686 sh (-4.09%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MSA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$50.59 - $58.58 $ 49.24-10%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -96.61%0.2%$47.31 - $57.26 $ 49.24-6%5823
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 71%0.09%$46.79 - $54.31 $ 49.24-1%171690
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 54.41%0.08%$44.17 - $50.95 $ 49.242%117843
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -21.4%0.05%$42.71 - $50.36 $ 49.245%76316
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$42.71 - $50.36 $ 49.245%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 749.65%0.23%$33.47 - $40.65 $ 49.2434%104312
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.05%$32.88 - $42.1 $ 49.2443%14597
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Preferred stocks of MSA Safety Incorporated

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MNESP46.504.80

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.40
MSA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 55.30 vs. MSA: 22.40 )
MSA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 33.63
Current: 22.4

9.35
33.63
P/B 3.10
MSA's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. MSA: 3.10 )
MSA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 5.22
Current: 3.1

1.65
5.22
P/S 1.60
MSA's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. MSA: 1.60 )
MSA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.51
Current: 1.6

0.54
2.51
PFCF 16.70
MSA's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSA: 16.70 )
MSA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.81   Max: 238.61
Current: 16.7

5.81
238.61
EV-to-EBIT 16.25
MSA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 37.22 vs. MSA: 16.25 )
MSA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 35.4
Current: 16.25

6.5
35.4
PEG 3.29
MSA's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSA: 3.29 )
MSA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 43.61
Current: 3.29

0.74
43.61
Shiller P/E 25.40
MSA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSA: 25.40 )
MSA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.49   Max: 46.88
Current: 25.4

8.49
46.88
Current Ratio 2.70
MSA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. MSA: 2.70 )
MSA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 3.61
Current: 2.7

1.76
3.61
Quick Ratio 1.92
MSA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. MSA: 1.92 )
MSA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.92

1.04
2.35

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.60
MSA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
79% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. MSA: 2.60 )
MSA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.8
Current: 2.6

0.71
5.8
Dividend Payout 0.57
MSA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSA: 0.57 )
MSA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 2.24
Current: 0.57

0.1
2.24
Dividend growth (3y) 4.60
MSA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. MSA: 4.60 )
MSA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 38.3
Current: 4.6

3.1
38.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.03
MSA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MSA: 3.03 )
MSA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 7.02
Current: 3.03

0.86
7.02
Share Buyback Rate -1.10
MSA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. MSA: -1.10 )
MSA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.5   Max: -10.3
Current: -1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 6.21
MSA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
67% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. MSA: 6.21 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 8.37
Current: 6.21

0.9
8.37
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
MSA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. MSA: 1.30 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 5.68
Current: 1.3

0.81
5.68
Price/Median PS Value 1.11
MSA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. MSA: 1.11 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.5
Current: 1.11

0.3
1.5
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.29
MSA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSA: 1.29 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 3.34
Current: 1.29

0.74
3.34
Price/Graham Number 2.52
MSA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 6.47 vs. MSA: 2.52 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 2.99
Current: 2.52

0.71
2.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.30
MSA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MSA: 6.30 )
MSA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 15.4
Current: 6.3

2.8
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.10
MSA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. MSA: 22.10 )
MSA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 24.2
Current: 22.1

-4.5
24.2

Business Description

Industry: Medical Devices » Medical Devices
Compare:MDT, SYK, SMA, ZMH, STJ » details
Traded in other countries:MNESP.USA, M07.Germany
Mine Safety Appliances was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1914. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people's health and safety. Its safety products typically integrate any combination of electronics, mechanical systems, and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life threatening situations. Its safety products are used by workers in the oil and gas, fire service, mining, construction and other industries, as well as the military. Its product offering includes self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBAs, gas masks, gas detection instruments, head protection, respirators, thermal imaging cameras, and fall protection. It also provides consumer and contractor safety products through retail channels. Its customers comprises of three categories: industrial and military end-users, distributors and retail consumers. The Company is subject to federal, state, and local laws, regulations and ordinances relating to the protection of the environment, including those governing discharges to air and water, handling and disposal practices for solid and hazardous wastes, and the maintenance of a safe workplace.
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