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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.35
MSA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. MSA: 0.35 )
MSA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 3.89
Current: 0.35

0.15
3.89
Equity to Asset 0.46
MSA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 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 11.25
MSA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.77 vs. MSA: 11.25 )
MSA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.23   Max: 30.68
Current: 11.25

6.23
30.68
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.15
M-Score: -2.44
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 (%) 10.77
MSA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. MSA: 10.77 )
MSA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.34   Max: 14.23
Current: 10.77

5.34
14.23
Net-margin (%) 7.29
MSA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 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 (%) 14.40
MSA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. MSA: 14.40 )
MSA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.22   Max: 21.87
Current: 14.4

6.22
21.87
ROA (%) 6.52
MSA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. MSA: 6.52 )
MSA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.32   Max: 11.21
Current: 6.52

3.32
11.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.15
MSA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.38 vs. MSA: 32.15 )
MSA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.32   Max: 40.22
Current: 32.15

9.32
40.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.20
MSA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. MSA: 3.20 )
MSA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1   Max: 21.1
Current: 3.2

-1
21.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.00
MSA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. MSA: 18.00 )
MSA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.3   Max: 27.4
Current: 18

-12.3
27.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 29.50
MSA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. MSA: 29.50 )
MSA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.5   Max: 37.9
Current: 29.5

-17.5
37.9
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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

Chuck Royce 519,500 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 243,656 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

Pioneer Investments 234,177 sh (+0.21%)
Chuck Royce 519,500 sh (unchged)
Private Capital 112,879 sh (-7%)
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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 $ 52.42-4%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -96.61%0.2%$47.31 - $57.26 $ 52.420%5823
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 71%0.09%$46.79 - $54.31 $ 52.425%171690
Private Capital 2013-06-30 Reduce -30.95%0.3%$44.17 - $50.95 $ 52.429%138826
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 54.41%0.08%$44.17 - $50.95 $ 52.429%117843
Private Capital 2013-03-31 Reduce -39.21%0.55%$42.71 - $50.36 $ 52.4212%201061
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -21.4%0.05%$42.71 - $50.36 $ 52.4212%76316
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$42.71 - $50.36 $ 52.4212%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 749.65%0.23%$33.47 - $40.65 $ 52.4243%104312
Private Capital 2012-03-31 Reduce -24.25%0.41%$32.88 - $42.1 $ 52.4252%522838
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.05%$32.88 - $42.1 $ 52.4252%14597
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Preferred stocks of MSA Safety Incorporated

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MNESP43.245.20

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.40
MSA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. MSA: 24.40 )
MSA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 33.63
Current: 24.4

9.35
33.63
P/B 3.40
MSA's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 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 1.80
MSA's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. MSA: 1.80 )
MSA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.51
Current: 1.8

0.54
2.51
PFCF 31.80
MSA's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSA: 31.80 )
MSA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.85   Max: 238.61
Current: 31.8

8.85
238.61
EV-to-EBIT 17.94
MSA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.31 vs. MSA: 17.94 )
MSA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 35.4
Current: 17.94

6.5
35.4
PEG 1.61
MSA's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSA: 1.61 )
MSA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 43.61
Current: 1.61

0.74
43.61
Shiller P/E 28.00
MSA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSA: 28.00 )
MSA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.49   Max: 47.31
Current: 28

8.49
47.31
Current Ratio 2.58
MSA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. MSA: 2.58 )
MSA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 3.61
Current: 2.58

1.76
3.61
Quick Ratio 1.83
MSA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. MSA: 1.83 )
MSA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.83

1.04
2.35

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.40
MSA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
60% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. MSA: 2.40 )
MSA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.8
Current: 2.4

0.71
5.8
Dividend Payout 0.58
MSA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. MSA: 0.58 )
MSA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 2.24
Current: 0.58

0.1
2.24
Dividend growth (3y) 6.00
MSA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. MSA: 6.00 )
MSA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 38.3
Current: 6

3.1
38.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.11
MSA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. MSA: 3.11 )
MSA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 7.51
Current: 3.11

0.92
7.51
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
MSA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. MSA: -0.90 )
MSA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.5   Max: -10.3
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 6.67
MSA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. MSA: 6.67 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 9.73
Current: 6.67

0.9
9.73
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.72
MSA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 51.00 vs. MSA: 1.72 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 5.67
Current: 1.72

0.81
5.67
Price/Median PS Value 1.16
MSA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. MSA: 1.16 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.47
Current: 1.16

0.29
1.47
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.03
MSA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSA: 2.03 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 3.86
Current: 2.03

0.74
3.86
Price/Graham Number 2.71
MSA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. MSA: 2.71 )
MSA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 3
Current: 2.71

0.71
3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
MSA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. MSA: 5.60 )
MSA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 15.4
Current: 5.6

2.8
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.55
MSA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. MSA: 15.55 )
MSA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 24.4
Current: 15.55

-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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