Switch to:

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 0.32
MSA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. MSA: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MSA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 3.89
Current: 0.32

0.15
3.89
Equity to Asset 0.41
MSA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. MSA: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MSA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.41

0.38
0.65
Interest Coverage 14.07
MSA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.78 vs. MSA: 14.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MSA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.23   Max: 30.68
Current: 14.07

6.23
30.68
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.79
M-Score: -2.49
WACC vs ROIC
13.03%
12.38%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.79
MSA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. MSA: 12.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MSA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.34   Max: 14.23
Current: 12.79

5.34
14.23
Net-margin (%) 7.46
MSA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. MSA: 7.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MSA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.03   Max: 9.35
Current: 7.46

3.03
9.35
ROE (%) 15.03
MSA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. MSA: 15.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MSA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.22   Max: 21.87
Current: 15.03

6.22
21.87
ROA (%) 6.63
MSA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. MSA: 6.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MSA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.32   Max: 11.21
Current: 6.63

3.32
11.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.89
MSA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.63 vs. MSA: 40.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.32   Max: 40.22
Current: 40.89

9.32
40.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.00
MSA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. MSA: -2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2   Max: 21.1
Current: -2

-2
21.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.40
MSA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. MSA: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.3   Max: 27.4
Current: 2.4

-12.3
27.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
MSA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. MSA: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.5   Max: 37.9
Current: 6.6

-17.5
37.9
» MSA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

» Details

Guru Trades

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%)
» More
Q3 2014

MSA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 519,500 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 234,177 sh (unchged)
Private Capital 112,879 sh (-7.00%)
» More
Q4 2014

MSA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 27,286 sh (New)
Private Capital 111,529 sh (-1.20%)
Pioneer Investments 224,564 sh (-4.11%)
Chuck Royce 400,012 sh (-23.00%)
» More
Q1 2015

MSA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 71,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 315,463 sh (+1056.14%)
Pioneer Investments 224,564 sh (unchged)
Private Capital 110,817 sh (-0.64%)
Chuck Royce 384,012 sh (-4.00%)
» More
» Details

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%)

No Entry found in the selected group of Gurus. You can
  • 1. Modify your Personalized List of Gurus, or
  • 2. Click on Premium Premium Tools above to check out all the Gurus, or
  • 3. Click on Premium Plus Premium Plus above for the stocks picks of all the institutional investment advisors (>4000)
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Preferred stocks of MSA Safety Incorporated

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MNESP44.255.20

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.00
MSA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. MSA: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MSA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 33.63
Current: 20

9.35
33.63
Forward P/E 14.62
MSA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.05 vs. MSA: 14.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.50
MSA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
61% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. MSA: 20.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MSA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.36   Max: 33.69
Current: 20.5

9.36
33.69
P/B 3.30
MSA's P/B is ranked lower than
85% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. MSA: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MSA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 5.22
Current: 3.3

1.65
5.22
P/S 1.50
MSA's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MSA: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MSA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.51
Current: 1.5

0.54
2.51
PFCF 36.00
MSA's PFCF is ranked lower than
98% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.39 vs. MSA: 36.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MSA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.85   Max: 238.61
Current: 36

8.85
238.61
POCF 20.89
MSA's POCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. MSA: 20.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MSA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.73   Max: 84.18
Current: 20.89

6.73
84.18
EV-to-EBIT 13.01
MSA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.79 vs. MSA: 13.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MSA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 24.3
Current: 13.01

6.5
24.3
PEG 1.72
MSA's PEG is ranked lower than
56% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MSA: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MSA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 43.61
Current: 1.72

0.74
43.61
Shiller P/E 22.70
MSA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
77% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.74 vs. MSA: 22.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MSA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.49   Max: 47.31
Current: 22.7

8.49
47.31
Current Ratio 2.01
MSA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. MSA: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MSA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 3.61
Current: 2.01

1.76
3.61
Quick Ratio 1.45
MSA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. MSA: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MSA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.45

1.04
2.35
Days Inventory 83.61
MSA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
68% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 48.00 vs. MSA: 83.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MSA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 72.11   Max: 96.28
Current: 83.61

72.11
96.28
Days Sales Outstanding 66.59
MSA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.98 vs. MSA: 66.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 36.31   Max: 74.52
Current: 66.59

36.31
74.52

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.80
MSA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
53% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSA: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MSA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.8
Current: 2.8

0.71
5.8
Dividend Payout 0.57
MSA's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
77% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSA: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MSA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 2.24
Current: 0.57

0.1
2.24
Dividend growth (3y) 6.10
MSA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
62% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. MSA: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
MSA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 38.3
Current: 6.1

3.1
38.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.64
MSA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
53% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. MSA: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MSA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 7.54
Current: 3.64

0.92
7.54
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
MSA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. MSA: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MSA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.5   Max: -10.3
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 7.00
MSA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MSA: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 9.73
Current: 7

0.9
9.73
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
MSA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
66% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSA: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
MSA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 5.67
Current: 1.6

0.81
5.67
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
MSA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MSA: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.47
Current: 1

0.3
1.47
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.00
MSA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSA: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 3.86
Current: 2

0.74
3.86
Price/Graham Number 2.50
MSA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
90% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MSA: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3
Current: 2.5

0.76
3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.90
MSA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. MSA: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
MSA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 15.4
Current: 7.9

4.1
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.88
MSA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.03 vs. MSA: 13.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
MSA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 24.4
Current: 13.88

-4.9
24.4

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Security & Protection Services
Compare:MDT, SYK, SMA, ZMH, STJ » details
Traded in other countries:MNESP.USA, M07.Germany,
MSA Safety Incorporated, formerly Mine Safety Appliances was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1914. The Company is engaged in manufacturing safety products. It offers products including ALTAIR single-gas and multi-gas detectors, V-Gard Hard Hats, Advantage Respirators, and Fixed Gas and Flame Detection Systems. Its products are used in industries including fire service; oil, gas and petrochemicals; construction; general industry; law enforcement; military; and mining.
» More Articles for MSA

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
6 Health Care Stocks with Growing Dividends Yielding in Excess of 2% Oct 09 2013 
My 5 Favorite High Beta Health Care Dividend Stocks Aug 02 2013 
Mine Safety Appliances Company: Safe Business, Safe Products and Safe Dividend Dec 02 2012 
23 Dividend Growth Stocks with Highest Growth and Strongest Buy Recommendation Nov 15 2012 
Searching for Hidden Dividend Stars May 14 2012 
Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: DGX, HIG, VOCS, PKY, SFLY May 13 2012 
20 Dividend Achiever with Highest Earnings Forecasts Nov 29 2011 
5 Higher-Yielding Health Care Stocks with Increasing Dividends Sep 07 2011 
15 Dividend Stocks Providing an Inflation Hedge May 16 2011 
Guru Stocks Raising Dividends: UG, DFG, POR, MSA, KWR May 16 2011 

More From Other Websites
MSA SAFETY INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits May 14 2015
MSA SAFETY INC Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders May 13 2015
MSA Increases Quarterly Dividend May 13 2015
William M. Lambert Elected Chairman of MSA Safety Inc. May 13 2015
MSA Safety Incorporated Announces Stock Repurchase Program May 13 2015
MSA Safety Incorporated Announces Stock Repurchase Program May 13 2015
MSA Increases Quarterly Dividend May 12 2015
William M. Lambert Elected Chairman of MSA Safety Inc. May 12 2015
MSA to Present at Oppenheimer 10th Annual Industrial Growth Conference May 05 2015
MSA to Present at Oppenheimer 10th Annual Industrial Growth Conference May 04 2015
10-Q for Mine Safety Appliances Co. Apr 30 2015
NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Apr 29 2015
MSA Safety upgraded by Global Hunter Securities Apr 29 2015
Five things to know today, and the $1B windfall for the founders of a firm started in Pittsburgh... Apr 29 2015
Magna Bank to merge with Nashville's Pinnacle Apr 28 2015
MSA SAFETY INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial... Apr 28 2015
Technical Difficulties Extend MSA Investor Call into Market Hours and Delay MSA Trading Apr 28 2015
Technical Difficulties Extend MSA Investor Call into Market Hours and Delay MSA Trading Apr 28 2015
MSA Safety misses Street 1Q forecasts Apr 27 2015
MSA Safety misses Street 1Q forecasts Apr 27 2015

Personalized Checklist

Checklist has been moved to "Checklist" tab.

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
FEEDBACK