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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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
MSM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. MSM: 0.05 )
MSM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05

Equity to Asset 0.60
MSM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. MSM: 0.60 )
MSM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.6

0.59
0.87
Interest Coverage 98.91
MSM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 22.58 vs. MSM: 98.91 )
MSM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 15.75   Max: 5076
Current: 98.91

15.75
5076
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 6.11
M-Score: -2.41
WACC vs ROIC
4.92%
14.15%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.33
MSM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. MSM: 13.33 )
MSM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.55   Max: 17.95
Current: 13.33

7.55
17.95
Net-margin (%) 8.20
MSM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. MSM: 8.20 )
MSM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.59   Max: 11.03
Current: 8.2

4.59
11.03
ROE (%) 17.64
MSM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. MSM: 17.64 )
MSM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.74   Max: 27.27
Current: 17.64

7.74
27.27
ROA (%) 11.51
MSM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. MSM: 11.51 )
MSM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.52   Max: 19.26
Current: 11.51

6.52
19.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 38.61
MSM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.51 vs. MSM: 38.61 )
MSM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 16.15   Max: 59.06
Current: 38.61

16.15
59.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.90
MSM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MSM: 11.90 )
MSM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 23.6
Current: 11.9

0.7
23.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.30
MSM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. MSM: 6.30 )
MSM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.5   Max: 37.6
Current: 6.3

-7.5
37.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.10
MSM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. MSM: 3.10 )
MSM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.9   Max: 46.7
Current: 3.1

-10.9
46.7
» MSM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

MSM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ray Dalio 4,538 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 47,548 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 718,685 sh (+1.82%)
Chuck Royce 1,680,639 sh (+1.60%)
Westport Asset Management 185,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 178,792 sh (-0.23%)
Ron Baron 649,825 sh (-0.52%)
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Q2 2014

MSM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeremy Grantham 59,248 sh (+24.61%)
Ron Baron 649,825 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 185,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Fisher 694,691 sh (-3.34%)
Chuck Royce 1,602,569 sh (-4.65%)
Murray Stahl 169,239 sh (-5.34%)
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Q3 2014

MSM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 46,109 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 702,247 sh (+1.09%)
Westport Asset Management 185,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 649,825 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,488,864 sh (-7.10%)
Jeremy Grantham 48,748 sh (-17.72%)
Murray Stahl 9,585 sh (-94.34%)
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Q4 2014

MSM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 392,800 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 10,672 sh (+11.34%)
Westport Asset Management 185,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 648,742 sh (-0.17%)
Ken Fisher 692,809 sh (-1.34%)
Chuck Royce 1,459,184 sh (-1.99%)
Jeremy Grantham 36,000 sh (-26.15%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,824 sh (-87.37%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.80
MSM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 27.00 vs. MSM: 18.80 )
MSM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.32   Max: 32
Current: 18.8

9.32
32
Forward P/E 15.90
MSM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSM: 15.90 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.60
MSM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
72% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 27.60 vs. MSM: 18.60 )
MSM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 32
Current: 18.6

9.33
32
P/B 3.50
MSM's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MSM: 3.50 )
MSM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.24   Max: 6.05
Current: 3.5

2.24
6.05
P/S 1.54
MSM's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. MSM: 1.54 )
MSM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 3.17
Current: 1.54

1.02
3.17
PFCF 42.00
MSM's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 95.74 vs. MSM: 42.00 )
MSM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.36   Max: 44.88
Current: 42

6.36
44.88
POCF 25.97
MSM's POCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 23.49 vs. MSM: 25.97 )
MSM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.75   Max: 35.6
Current: 25.97

5.75
35.6
EV-to-EBIT 12.71
MSM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.28 vs. MSM: 12.71 )
MSM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 19.9
Current: 12.71

6.1
19.9
PEG 1.23
MSM's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSM: 1.23 )
MSM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 15.58
Current: 1.23

0.33
15.58
Shiller P/E 20.80
MSM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSM: 20.80 )
MSM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.19   Max: 50.49
Current: 20.8

13.19
50.49
Current Ratio 2.02
MSM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. MSM: 2.02 )
MSM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2   Max: 6.83
Current: 2.02

2
6.83
Quick Ratio 1.03
MSM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. MSM: 1.03 )
MSM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 4.27
Current: 1.03

1.03
4.27
Days Inventory 105.73
MSM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 84.35 vs. MSM: 105.73 )
MSM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 105.08   Max: 227.84
Current: 105.73

105.08
227.84
Days Sales Outstanding 51.44
MSM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 73.14 vs. MSM: 51.44 )
MSM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 40   Max: 51.45
Current: 51.44

40
51.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.13
MSM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. MSM: 2.13 )
MSM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 2.84
Current: 2.13

0.77
2.84
Dividend Payout 0.38
MSM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. MSM: 0.38 )
MSM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.38

0.21
0.48
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
MSM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. MSM: 14.50 )
MSM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 121
Current: 14.5

0
121
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.60
MSM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. MSM: 3.60 )
MSM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 4.87
Current: 3.6

1.32
4.87
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
MSM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. MSM: 0.50 )
MSM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.9   Max: -16.5
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 8.80
MSM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MSM: 8.80 )
MSM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 10.26
Current: 8.8

2.06
10.26
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
MSM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. MSM: 1.20 )
MSM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.99
Current: 1.2

0.73
2.99
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
MSM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MSM: 0.80 )
MSM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.8

0.45
1.64
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.60
MSM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSM: 1.60 )
MSM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 8.54
Current: 1.6

0.44
8.54
Price/Graham Number 2.70
MSM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. MSM: 2.70 )
MSM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 3.56
Current: 2.7

1.09
3.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.00
MSM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. MSM: 8.00 )
MSM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5   Max: 16.5
Current: 8

5
16.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.59
MSM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. MSM: 15.59 )
MSM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 37.9
Current: 15.59

4.2
37.9

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Revenue(Mil) 2,964 3,209 3,599
EPS($) 3.88 4.52 4.70
EPS without NRI($) 3.88 4.52 4.70

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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Traded in other countries:98M.Germany,
MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc, together with its consolidated subsidiaries is the direct marketer and distributor of a range of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products to customers throughout the United States. In April 2013, the Company completed the acquisition of the North American distribution business (BDNA) of Barnes Group Inc. The Company operates in the United States, with customers in all 50 states, through a network of fourteen customer fulfillment centers and 105 branch offices. Its customer fulfillment centers are located in or near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; Elkhart, Indiana and Reno, Nevada. In addition, it operates 10 smaller customer fulfillment centers in Reno, Nevada ; Hanover Park, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Edison, New Jersey; Shelbyville, Kentucky; Wednesbury, United Kingdom; Edmonton, Canada; Beamsville, Canada; and Moncton, Canada. Its products represent a broad range of MRO products that include cutting tools; measuring instruments; tooling components; metalworking products; fasteners; flat stock; raw materials; abrasives; machinery hand and power tools; safety and janitorial supplies; plumbing supplies; materials handling products; power transmission components; and electrical supplies. It has eCommerce abilities that enable its customers to lower their procurement costs. This includes many features such as swift search and transaction abilities, access to real-time inventory, customer specific pricing, workflow management tools, customized reporting and other features. It offers inventory management solutions with its Customer Managed Inventory (CMI), Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) systems and vending solutions that could lower its customers inventory investment, reduce sourcing costs and out of stock situations and increase business efficiency. The distribution channels in the MRO market include retail outlets, small distributorships, national, regional and local distributors, direct mail suppliers, warehouse stores and manufacturers own sales forces. The Company faces competition from traditional channels of distribution such as retail outlets, small dealerships, regional or national distributors utilizing direct sales forces, manufacturers of MRO supplies, large warehouse stores and larger direct mail distributors. Its customers include the purchasers of industrial supply products, from individual machine shops to Fortune 1000 companies, to government agencies such as the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Defense. The Company's operations are subject to and affected by a variety of federal, state, local and non-U.S. health and safety and environmental laws and regulations.
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