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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.42
MSA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. MSA: 0.42 )
MSA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.55
Current: 0.42

0.16
1.55
Equity to Asset 0.42
MSA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. MSA: 0.42 )
MSA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.42

0.38
0.62
Interest Coverage 14.07
MSA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.84 vs. MSA: 14.07 )
MSA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.23   Max: 30.68
Current: 14.07

6.23
30.68
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.00
M-Score: -2.50
WACC vs ROIC
12.62%
13.07%
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

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.64
MSA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. MSA: 12.64 )
MSA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.34   Max: 14.23
Current: 12.64

5.34
14.23
Net-margin (%) 7.79
MSA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. MSA: 7.79 )
MSA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.03   Max: 9.35
Current: 7.79

3.03
9.35
ROE (%) 15.52
MSA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.63 vs. MSA: 15.52 )
MSA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.22   Max: 21.87
Current: 15.52

6.22
21.87
ROA (%) 7.00
MSA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. MSA: 7.00 )
MSA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.32   Max: 11.21
Current: 7

3.32
11.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 39.50
MSA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.11 vs. MSA: 39.50 )
MSA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.32   Max: 40.22
Current: 39.5

9.32
40.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.00
MSA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. MSA: -2.00 )
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 higher than
62% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. MSA: 2.40 )
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
67% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. MSA: 6.60 )
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

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Guru Trades

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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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%)
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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%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MNESP44.815.10

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.30
MSA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.40 vs. MSA: 21.30 )
MSA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 33.63
Current: 21.3

9.35
33.63
Forward P/E 16.61
MSA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSA: 16.61 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.20
MSA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.80 vs. MSA: 22.20 )
MSA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.36   Max: 33.69
Current: 22.2

9.36
33.69
P/B 3.40
MSA's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. MSA: 3.40 )
MSA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 5.22
Current: 3.4

1.65
5.22
P/S 1.64
MSA's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. MSA: 1.64 )
MSA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.51
Current: 1.64

0.54
2.51
PFCF 25.70
MSA's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSA: 25.70 )
MSA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.85   Max: 238.61
Current: 25.7

8.85
238.61
POCF 18.01
MSA's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.00 vs. MSA: 18.01 )
MSA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.73   Max: 84.18
Current: 18.01

6.73
84.18
EV-to-EBIT 14.40
MSA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.80 vs. MSA: 14.40 )
MSA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 24.3
Current: 14.4

6.5
24.3
PEG 1.87
MSA's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSA: 1.87 )
MSA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 43.61
Current: 1.87

0.74
43.61
Shiller P/E 25.70
MSA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSA: 25.70 )
MSA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.49   Max: 47.31
Current: 25.7

8.49
47.31
Current Ratio 2.13
MSA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. MSA: 2.13 )
MSA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 3.27
Current: 2.13

2.08
3.27
Quick Ratio 1.60
MSA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. MSA: 1.60 )
MSA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 2.19
Current: 1.6

1.31
2.19
Days Inventory 83.06
MSA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 89.81 vs. MSA: 83.06 )
MSA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 72.11   Max: 96.28
Current: 83.06

72.11
96.28
Days Sales Outstanding 67.90
MSA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 74.03 vs. MSA: 67.90 )
MSA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 36.31   Max: 74.52
Current: 67.9

36.31
74.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.51
MSA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. MSA: 2.51 )
MSA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.8
Current: 2.51

0.71
5.8
Dividend Payout 0.53
MSA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSA: 0.53 )
MSA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.53

0.2
0.94
Dividend growth (3y) 6.10
MSA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
63% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. MSA: 6.10 )
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) 3.25
MSA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
57% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. MSA: 3.25 )
MSA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 7.54
Current: 3.25

0.92
7.54
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
MSA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. MSA: -0.80 )
MSA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.5   Max: -10.3
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 7.50
MSA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. MSA: 7.50 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 9.73
Current: 7.5

0.9
9.73
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
MSA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSA: 1.50 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 5.67
Current: 1.5

0.81
5.67
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
MSA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MSA: 1.10 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.1

0.35
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.90
MSA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSA: 1.90 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 3.23
Current: 1.9

0.74
3.23
Price/Graham Number 2.70
MSA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. MSA: 2.70 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.86
Current: 2.7

0.76
2.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
MSA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. MSA: 7.10 )
MSA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 15.4
Current: 7.1

4.1
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.89
MSA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.26 vs. MSA: 14.89 )
MSA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 24.4
Current: 14.89

-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.
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