Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (MLAB): Price and Financial Metrics

Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (MLAB): $169.26

-4.87 (-2.80%)

POWR Rating

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  • Growth is the dimension where MLAB ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 93.17% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for MLAB is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • MLAB ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 16th percentile.

MLAB Stock Summary

  • MLAB's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 925.48 -- higher than 96.84% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for MLAB is currently 36.54, higher than 88.12% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -17.5%, MESA LABORATORIES INC's debt growth rate surpasses only 16.24% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to MESA LABORATORIES INC are SGHT, EKSO, NRDS, CXM, and VSAT.
  • MLAB's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit MESA LABORATORIES INC's official web site, go to

MLAB Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Technology stock, MLAB's price/sales ratio is 68% higher, now standing at 4.2.
  • MLAB's price/sales ratio has moved up 2 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MLAB.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MLAB 2023-03-21 4.2 2.4 -635.4 244.7
MLAB 2023-03-20 4.0 2.3 -611.7 236.9
MLAB 2023-03-17 4.0 2.3 -603.9 234.4
MLAB 2023-03-16 4.1 2.3 -616.2 238.4
MLAB 2023-03-15 4.0 2.3 -612.6 237.2
MLAB 2023-03-14 4.1 2.3 -620.1 239.7

MLAB Growth Metrics

    The 2 year revenue growth rate now stands at 56.63%.
  • The 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -39.36%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 384.5%.
Over the past 34 months, MLAB's revenue has gone up $104,681,000.

The table below shows MLAB's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 222.368 24.766 -1.465
2022-09-30 222.777 32.946 -3.976
2022-06-30 199.868 26.823 -1.562
2022-03-31 184.335 39.223 1.871
2021-12-31 163.42 43.441 7.575
2021-09-30 142.896 38.486 5.093

MLAB's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • MLAB has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 83.2% of graded US stocks.
  • MLAB's asset turnover comes in at 0.229 -- ranking 64th of 76 Measuring and Control Equipment stocks.
  • MSON, HURC, and BRKR are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with MLAB.

The table below shows MLAB's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.229 0.640 0.051
2021-03-31 0.224 0.650 0.054
2020-12-31 0.236 0.619 0.023
2020-09-30 0.254 0.584 0.026
2020-06-30 0.268 0.567 0.023
2020-03-31 0.337 0.552 0.060

MLAB Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of MLAB, see our MLAB price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $301.67 Average Broker Recommendation 1.75 (Moderate Buy)

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MLAB Price/Volume Stats

Current price $169.26 52-week high $263.40
Prev. close $174.13 52-week low $114.21
Day low $169.24 Volume 43,200
Day high $173.33 Avg. volume 64,516
50-day MA $180.74 Dividend yield 0.38%
200-day MA $175.07 Market Cap 904.86M

Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (MLAB) Company Bio

Mesa Laboratories, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets quality control instruments and disposable products. It operates through three segments: Instruments, Biological Indicators, and Continuous Monitoring. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Lakewood, Colorado.

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Below are the latest news stories about MESA LABORATORIES INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate MLAB as an investment opportunity.

Mesa Laboratories, Inc. Reports Immaterial Financial Exposure to Silicon Valley Bank Closure

LAKEWOOD, Colo., March 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB) (“Mesa” or the “Company”) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of life science tools and critical quality control solutions. Mesa has monitored the situation at Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”), whereby on March 10, 2023, the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation closed SVB and placed it under control of the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) as receiv

Yahoo | March 13, 2023

Mesa Laboratories, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2023 Results on May 25, 2023

LAKEWOOD, Colo., March 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB) will issue a press release with financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 at approximately 8:00 A.M. Eastern time on Thursday, May 25, 2023. About Mesa Laboratories, Inc. Mesa is a global leader in the design and manufacture of life science tools and critical quality control solutions for regulated applications in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device ind

Yahoo | March 9, 2023

A Look At The Fair Value Of Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB)

Key Insights Using the 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity, Mesa Laboratories fair value estimate is US$176 With US$178...

Yahoo | February 21, 2023

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Yahoo | February 14, 2023

Is Mesa Labs (MLAB) a Solid Growth Stock? 3 Reasons to Think "Yes"

Mesa Labs (MLAB) is well positioned to outperform the market, as it exhibits above-average growth in financials.

Yahoo | February 13, 2023

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MLAB Price Returns

1-mo -2.73%
3-mo 4.06%
6-mo 20.36%
1-year -31.88%
3-year -10.49%
5-year 29.41%
YTD 1.93%
2022 -49.18%
2021 14.73%
2020 15.22%
2019 20.01%
2018 68.27%

MLAB Dividends

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