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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 0.17
MSM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. MSM: 0.17 )
MSM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.17

Equity to Asset 0.71
MSM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. MSM: 0.71 )
MSM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.71

0.63
0.87
Interest Coverage 178.15
MSM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
78% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.07 vs. MSM: 178.15 )
MSM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 15.75   Max: 5076
Current: 178.15

15.75
5076
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 8.80
M-Score: -2.61
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 15.69
MSM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. MSM: 15.69 )
MSM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.55   Max: 17.95
Current: 15.69

7.55
17.95
Net-margin (%) 9.68
MSM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. MSM: 9.68 )
MSM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.59   Max: 11.03
Current: 9.68

4.59
11.03
ROE (%) 17.12
MSM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. MSM: 17.12 )
MSM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.67   Max: 27.58
Current: 17.12

7.67
27.58
ROA (%) 12.25
MSM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. MSM: 12.25 )
MSM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.47   Max: 17.93
Current: 12.25

6.47
17.93
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.33
MSM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.62 vs. MSM: 43.33 )
MSM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 16.09   Max: 54.73
Current: 43.33

16.09
54.73
Revenue Growth (%) 13.20
MSM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. MSM: 13.20 )
MSM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 23.6
Current: 13.2

0.7
23.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.40
MSM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. MSM: 17.40 )
MSM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.5   Max: 37.6
Current: 17.4

-7.5
37.6
EPS Growth (%) 16.50
MSM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MSM: 16.50 )
MSM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.9   Max: 46.7
Current: 16.5

-10.9
46.7
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

MSM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 95,400 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,601,639 sh (+2.35%)
Ken Fisher 687,375 sh (+0.44%)
Westport Asset Management 185,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Ron Baron 660,050 sh (-0.16%)
Murray Stahl 182,114 sh (-0.35%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 18,140 sh (-1.09%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,829 sh (-70.08%)
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Q4 2013

MSM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 6,366 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,654,139 sh (+3.28%)
Ken Fisher 705,852 sh (+2.69%)
Westport Asset Management 185,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Ron Baron 653,250 sh (-1.03%)
Murray Stahl 179,198 sh (-1.6%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,421 sh (-4.15%)
Jim Simons 17,500 sh (-81.66%)
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Q1 2014

MSM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeremy Grantham 47,548 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 4,538 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 718,685 sh (+1.82%)
Chuck Royce 1,680,639 sh (+1.6%)
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

Ken Fisher 694,691 sh (-3.34%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MSM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$80.19 - $88.62 $ 88.684%0
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy$80.19 - $88.62 $ 88.684%4538
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -70.08%0.08%$76 - $84.62 $ 88.6811%9829
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 126.75%0.06%$76.33 - $84.26 $ 88.6810%32852
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 90.81%0.03%$73.65 - $87.79 $ 88.688%14488
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.03%$67.72 - $74.6 $ 88.6824%7593
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.07%$61.89 - $73.83 $ 88.6830%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.07%$62.75 - $83.7 $ 88.6822%13724
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$62.75 - $83.7 $ 88.6822%0
John Burbank 2012-03-31 New Buy0.04%$71.49 - $84.25 $ 88.6820%15000
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.15%$56.13 - $72.2 $ 88.6833%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.2316%$50.17 - $70.48 $ 88.6845%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Reduce -29.46%0.07%$50.17 - $70.48 $ 88.6846%183371
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0056%$50.17 - $70.48 $ 88.6845%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.23%$64.33 - $75.04 $ 88.6829%24982
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.30
MSM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 21.40 vs. MSM: 24.30 )
MSM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.32   Max: 35.95
Current: 24.3

9.32
35.95
P/B 3.88
MSM's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. MSM: 3.88 )
MSM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.24   Max: 6.05
Current: 3.88

2.24
6.05
P/S 2.03
MSM's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. MSM: 2.03 )
MSM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 3.17
Current: 2.03

1.02
3.17
PFCF 24.91
MSM's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 35.17 vs. MSM: 24.91 )
MSM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.35   Max: 41.18
Current: 24.91

6.35
41.18
EV-to-EBIT 15.34
MSM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.47 vs. MSM: 15.34 )
MSM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 21.8
Current: 15.34

6.1
21.8
PEG 1.27
MSM's PEG is ranked higher than
81% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. MSM: 1.27 )
MSM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 15.24
Current: 1.27

0.33
15.24
Shiller P/E 26.18
MSM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSM: 26.18 )
MSM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.25   Max: 51.45
Current: 26.18

13.25
51.45
Current Ratio 3.67
MSM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. MSM: 3.67 )
MSM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 6.83
Current: 3.67

2.48
6.83
Quick Ratio 1.96
MSM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. MSM: 1.96 )
MSM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 4.27
Current: 1.96

1.1
4.27

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.49
MSM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MSM: 1.49 )
MSM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.49

0.21
2.84
Dividend Payout 0.31
MSM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.93 vs. MSM: 0.31 )
MSM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.31

0.21
0.48
Dividend growth (3y) 13.50
MSM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. MSM: 13.50 )
MSM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 121
Current: 13.5

0
121
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.48
MSM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
57% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MSM: 2.48 )
MSM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 4.7
Current: 2.48

0.35
4.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 8.48
MSM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MSM: 8.48 )
MSM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 10.26
Current: 8.48

2.06
10.26
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.32
MSM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSM: 1.32 )
MSM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.99
Current: 1.32

0.73
2.99
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
MSM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MSM: 0.99 )
MSM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.63
Current: 0.99

0.44
1.63
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.32
MSM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSM: 1.32 )
MSM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 8.54
Current: 1.32

0.44
8.54
Price/Graham Number 3.01
MSM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. MSM: 3.01 )
MSM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 3.55
Current: 3.01

1.09
3.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
MSM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. MSM: 6.50 )
MSM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 16.5
Current: 6.5

4.6
16.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.23
MSM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.96 vs. MSM: 21.23 )
MSM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2   Max: 37.6
Current: 21.23

-2
37.6

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 marketers and distributors of a range of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations ("MRO") products to customers throughout the United States. MSC's customer fulfillment centers are located near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; Elkhart, Indiana; Reno, Nevada and Wednesbury, United Kingdom. The Company offers approximately 600,000 stock-keeping units through its master catalogs, weekly, monthly, quarterly and promotional catalogs, newspapers, brochures and the Internet, including its websites. It currently offers approximately 600,000 SKUs, representing 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; and electrical supplies. Its business strategy is to provide an integrated, lower cost solution to the purchasing, management and administration of its customers' MRO needs. The Company consolidates multiple purchases into a single order; provide a single invoice relating to multiple purchases over varying periods of time and offer direct shipments to specific departments and personnel within a single facility or multiple facilities. 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. Its business strategy is to reduce its customers' total cost of procurement for obtaining and maintaining its MRO supplies.
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