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

Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (MLAB): $217.19

6.45 (+3.06%)

POWR Rating

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  • Growth is the dimension where MLAB ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 78.51% of US stocks.
  • MLAB's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • MLAB ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 3rd percentile.

MLAB Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 176.37, Mesa Laboratories Inc P/E ratio is greater than that of about 96.44% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 58.79%, Mesa Laboratories Inc's debt growth rate surpasses 85.19% of about US stocks.
  • Over the past twelve months, MLAB has reported earnings growth of 202.98%, putting it ahead of 89.72% of US stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Mesa Laboratories Inc are LUNG, RGEN, TAOP, CYRX, and EKSO.
  • 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 EV/EBIT ratio is 302.79% higher, now standing at 129.9.
  • MLAB's price/earnings ratio has moved up 336.3 over the prior 243 months.
  • MLAB's price/sales ratio has moved up 8.3 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 2021-09-01 10.1 3.5 345.2 129.9
MLAB 2021-08-31 10.0 3.5 342.8 128.9
MLAB 2021-08-30 10.1 3.5 346.1 130.2
MLAB 2021-08-27 10.2 3.5 348.5 131.2
MLAB 2021-08-26 10.0 3.5 344.0 129.4
MLAB 2021-08-25 10.1 3.5 345.2 129.9

MLAB Growth Metrics

    The 5 year price growth rate now stands at 115.34%.
  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at 13.81%.
  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 7.03%.
Over the past 15 months, MLAB's revenue has gone up $35,756,000.

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
2021-12-31 163.42 43.441 7.575
2021-09-30 142.896 38.486 5.093
2021-06-30 138.916 44.594 4.052
2021-03-31 133.937 37.073 3.274
2020-12-31 130.181 31.956 -2.518
2020-09-30 127.664 32.031 -2.606

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 $217.19 52-week high $333.42
Prev. close $210.74 52-week low $206.42
Day low $211.99 Volume 21,900
Day high $217.69 Avg. volume 25,903
50-day MA $234.70 Dividend yield 0.29%
200-day MA $279.10 Market Cap 1.14B

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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Latest MLAB News From Around the Web

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 Non-GAAP EPS of $1.36 beats by $0.04, revenue of $54.69M beats by $10.22M

Mesa Laboratories press release (MLAB): Q3 Non-GAAP EPS of $1.36 beats by $0.04.Revenue of $54.69M (+60.1% Y/Y) beats by $10.22M.

Seeking Alpha | February 3, 2022

Mesa Labs (MLAB) Q3 Earnings Miss Estimates

Mesa Labs (MLAB) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -19.05% and 13.24%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | February 3, 2022

Are Mesa Laboratories, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:MLAB) Mixed Financials Driving The Negative Sentiment?

Mesa Laboratories (NASDAQ:MLAB) has had a rough month with its share price down 15%. It is possible that the markets...

Yahoo | February 3, 2022

Mesa Labs Announces Third Quarter Results

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB) today announced results for its third fiscal quarter (“3Q22”) and nine months ended December 31, 2021. Financial highlights for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2021 as compared to the same periods last year: Revenues increased 60% and 31%, respectivelyOperating (loss) income decreased $2,534 and $3,250, respectivelyNon-GAAP adjusted operating income¹ excluding unusual items increased $5,794 or

Yahoo | February 3, 2022

Mesa Labs (MLAB) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?

Mesa Labs (MLAB) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | January 26, 2022

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MLAB Price Returns

1-mo 1.74%
3-mo -14.87%
6-mo -29.57%
1-year -11.51%
3-year -12.46%
5-year 41.33%
YTD -33.71%
2021 14.73%
2020 15.22%
2019 20.01%
2018 68.27%
2017 1.74%

MLAB Dividends

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