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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 0.48
MSA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. MSA: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MSA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.41 Max: 3.89
Current: 0.48
0.15
3.89
Equity to Asset 0.38
MSA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. MSA: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MSA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.38
0.38
0.62
Interest Coverage 14.61
MSA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.89 vs. MSA: 14.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MSA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.61  Med: 12.68 Max: 23.66
Current: 14.61
7.61
23.66
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 3.47
M-Score: -2.47
WACC vs ROIC
14.21%
12.58%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.96
MSA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. MSA: 12.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MSA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.75  Med: 11.31 Max: 14.23
Current: 12.96
6.75
14.23
Net-margin (%) 7.30
MSA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. MSA: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MSA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.88  Med: 6.83 Max: 8.97
Current: 7.3
3.88
8.97
ROE (%) 15.40
MSA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.57 vs. MSA: 15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MSA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.57  Med: 15.94 Max: 21.51
Current: 15.4
8.57
21.51
ROA (%) 6.41
MSA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. MSA: 6.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MSA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.68  Med: 7.26 Max: 11.21
Current: 6.41
3.68
11.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.92
MSA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.62 vs. MSA: 42.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.22  Med: 30.67 Max: 40.04
Current: 42.92
17.22
40.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.00
MSA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. MSA: -2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2  Med: 3.95 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 175 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. MSA: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.3  Med: 7.75 Max: 27.4
Current: 2.4
-12.3
27.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
MSA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. MSA: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.5  Med: 8.15 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 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%)
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Q2 2015

MSA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Pioneer Investments 225,119 sh (+0.25%)
Private Capital 109,967 sh (-0.77%)
Chuck Royce 377,612 sh (-1.67%)
Jim Simons 13,200 sh (-81.64%)
Joel Greenblatt 40,607 sh (-87.13%)
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Q3 2015

MSA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 16,588 sh (New)
Jim Simons 21,600 sh (+63.64%)
Pioneer Investments 225,597 sh (+0.21%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Private Capital 106,957 sh (-2.74%)
Chuck Royce 255,812 sh (-32.26%)
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Q4 2015

MSA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

James Barrow 27,307 sh (New)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MNESP48.0055.94

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.90
MSA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. MSA: 18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MSA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.35  Med: 21.07 Max: 33.63
Current: 18.9
9.35
33.63
Forward P/E 14.47
MSA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.01 vs. MSA: 14.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.07
MSA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
63% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.50 vs. MSA: 19.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MSA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.36  Med: 21.15 Max: 33.69
Current: 19.07
9.36
33.69
P/B 2.94
MSA's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. MSA: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MSA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.65  Med: 3.26 Max: 5.21
Current: 2.94
1.65
5.21
P/S 1.37
MSA's P/S is ranked lower than
65% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. MSA: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MSA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.47 Max: 2.13
Current: 1.37
0.54
2.13
PFCF 49.48
MSA's PFCF is ranked lower than
90% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.47 vs. MSA: 49.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MSA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.85  Med: 26.64 Max: 238.61
Current: 49.48
8.85
238.61
POCF 23.49
MSA's POCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.16 vs. MSA: 23.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MSA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.73  Med: 18.38 Max: 84.18
Current: 23.49
6.73
84.18
EV-to-EBIT 12.33
MSA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.94 vs. MSA: 12.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MSA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.3  Med: 13.75 Max: 24.3
Current: 12.33
6.3
24.3
EV-to-EBITDA 10.13
MSA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
55% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.16 vs. MSA: 10.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MSA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.1  Med: 11.00 Max: 16.9
Current: 10.13
5.1
16.9
PEG 1.66
MSA's PEG is ranked lower than
55% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. MSA: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MSA' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 2.02 Max: 43.61
Current: 1.66
0.74
43.61
Shiller P/E 20.54
MSA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.23 vs. MSA: 20.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MSA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.68  Med: 22.92 Max: 41.89
Current: 20.54
10.68
41.89
Current Ratio 2.47
MSA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. MSA: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MSA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.76  Med: 2.49 Max: 3.27
Current: 2.47
1.76
3.27
Quick Ratio 1.87
MSA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. MSA: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MSA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.69 Max: 2.24
Current: 1.87
1.04
2.24
Days Inventory 82.98
MSA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
65% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 61.98 vs. MSA: 82.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MSA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 75.82  Med: 81.45 Max: 90.21
Current: 82.98
75.82
90.21
Days Sales Outstanding 68.29
MSA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.94 vs. MSA: 68.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 59.18  Med: 67.86 Max: 74.52
Current: 68.29
59.18
74.52
Days Payable 40.41
MSA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
61% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 52.90 vs. MSA: 40.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MSA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.33  Med: 28.85 Max: 41.43
Current: 40.41
25.33
41.43

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.09
MSA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. MSA: 3.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MSA' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 2.47 Max: 5.8
Current: 3.09
0.89
5.8
Dividend Payout 0.58
MSA's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
66% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. MSA: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MSA' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.41 Max: 2.24
Current: 0.58
0.1
2.24
Dividend Growth (3y) 6.10
MSA's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
54% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. MSA: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
MSA' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 9.80 Max: 38.3
Current: 6.1
3.1
38.3
Forward Dividend Yield 3.12
MSA's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. MSA: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.02
MSA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
54% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. MSA: 4.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MSA' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 3.21 Max: 7.54
Current: 4.02
1.16
7.54
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.80
MSA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. MSA: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MSA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.3  Med: 0.30 Max: 9.5
Current: -0.8
-10.3
9.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 6.32
MSA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. MSA: 6.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MSA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 3.51 Max: 8.64
Current: 6.32
0.84
8.64
Price/Projected FCF 1.61
MSA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. MSA: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MSA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.75 Max: 5.67
Current: 1.61
0.81
5.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
MSA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. MSA: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MSA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.52
Current: 0.93
0.3
1.52
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.38
MSA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. MSA: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MSA' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.96 Max: 3.61
Current: 2.38
0.74
3.61
Price/Graham Number 2.30
MSA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
77% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSA: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MSA' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.79 Max: 3.01
Current: 2.3
0.76
3.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.08
MSA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. MSA: 8.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 7.30 Max: 15.9
Current: 8.08
4.1
15.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.01
MSA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. MSA: 12.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MSA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.9  Med: 10.90 Max: 24.4
Current: 12.01
-4.9
24.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1132
EPS $ 2.18
Beta1.72
Short Percentage of Float3.68%
52-Week Range $37.68 - 54.54
Shares Outstanding(Mil)37.34

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 1,118 1,198
EPS($) 2.38 2.84
EPS without NRI($) 2.38 2.84

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Security & Protection Services
Compare:MDT, SYK, SMA, ZMH, STJ » details
Traded in other countries:M07.Germany, MNESP.USA,
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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