MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA): Price and Financial Metrics

MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA): $143.32

-6.73 (-4.49%)

POWR Rating

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  • MSA scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 86.49% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for MSA is in Quality, which has been heading down over the past 52 weeks.
  • MSA's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 8.51% of US stocks).

MSA Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 63.46, MSA Safety Inc P/E ratio is greater than that of about 87.05% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 69.62%, MSA Safety Inc's debt growth rate surpasses 88.34% of about US stocks.
  • The volatility of MSA Safety Inc's share price is greater than that of just 5.08% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to MSA Safety Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be HRC, SSD, TCX, NEOG, and CW.
  • Visit MSA's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

MSA Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, MSA's EV/EBIT ratio is 105.03% higher, now standing at 44.8.
  • Over the past 243 months, MSA's price/sales ratio has gone up 3.8.
  • MSA's price/sales ratio has moved up 3.8 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MSA.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MSA 2021-09-03 4.7 7.6 62.4 44.8
MSA 2021-09-02 4.7 7.5 62.1 44.6
MSA 2021-09-01 4.7 7.5 61.9 44.4
MSA 2021-08-31 4.8 7.6 62.6 45.0
MSA 2021-08-30 4.7 7.4 61.3 44.0
MSA 2021-08-27 4.7 7.5 61.5 44.2

MSA Growth Metrics

  • The 5 year revenue growth rate now stands at 25.32%.
  • Its year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -28.07%.
  • The 3 year price growth rate now stands at 112.17%.
Over the past 52 months, MSA's revenue has gone up $249,358,000.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-09-30 1,378.162 226.543 92.7
2021-06-30 1,342.357 207.438 101.911
2021-03-31 1,315.506 238.564 112.852
2020-12-31 1,348.223 206.555 120.101
2020-09-30 1,335.23 186.867 138.936
2020-06-30 1,381.852 210.448 153.141

MSA'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.
  • MSA has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 69.54% of graded US stocks.
  • MSA's asset turnover comes in at 0.686 -- ranking 54th of 186 Medical Equipment stocks.
  • BIOL, TCMD, and COO are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with MSA.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.686 0.430 0.105
2021-06-30 0.709 0.431 0.122
2021-03-31 0.715 0.432 0.137
2020-12-31 0.754 0.438 0.150
2020-09-30 0.761 0.448 0.172
2020-06-30 0.798 0.452 0.190

MSA Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of MSA, see our MSA 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 $175.25 Average Broker Recommendation 1.7 (Moderate Buy)

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MSA Price/Volume Stats

Current price $143.32 52-week high $172.84
Prev. close $150.05 52-week low $141.25
Day low $142.94 Volume 139,300
Day high $150.73 Avg. volume 99,493
50-day MA $150.95 Dividend yield 1.17%
200-day MA $158.76 Market Cap 5.62B

MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) Company Bio

MSA Safety Inc. is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company was founded in 1914 and is based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.

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Yahoo | November 29, 2021

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Yahoo | November 18, 2021

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC Makes New $417,000 Investment in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA)

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 2,516 shares of the industrial products companys stock, valued at approximately $417,000. A number of other hedge funds and []

Dakota Financial News | November 11, 2021

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.44

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 29th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Monday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.44 per share by the industrial products company on Friday, December 10th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.13%. The ex-dividend []

Dakota Financial News | November 10, 2021

Global Fall Protection Equipment Market (2021 to 2028) - COVID-19 Impact and Analysis

Dublin, Nov. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Fall Protection Equipment Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type (Soft Goods, Hard Goods, Rescue Kits, Body Belts, Full Body Harness, and Others) and Application" report has been added to''s offering. The fall protection equipment market is expected to grow from US$ 2,934.86 million in 2021 to US$ 4,606.61 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% during 2021-2028. North America is home to many major market players such as MSA, 3M, Honeywell, Falltech, and Guardian. Many major initiatives have been taken by companies in North America to boost the growth of the fall protection equipment market. Further, the US is worried about the safety and health of its workers, ...

Intrado Digital Media | November 9, 2021

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MSA Price Returns

1-mo -3.16%
3-mo -11.04%
6-mo -15.77%
1-year -2.84%
3-year 36.75%
5-year 146.09%
YTD -3.03%
2020 19.79%
2019 36.10%
2018 23.61%
2017 13.97%
2016 63.79%

MSA Dividends

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