MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA): Price and Financial Metrics

MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA): $136.41

-1.22 (-0.89%)

POWR Rating

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  • MSA scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 91.49% of US stocks.
  • MSA's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 177 days.
  • MSA's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 23.49% of US stocks).

MSA Stock Summary

  • MSA SAFETY INC's stock had its IPO on March 26, 1990, making it an older stock than 85.83% of US equities in our set.
  • MSA's current price/earnings ratio is 78.05, which is higher than 92.95% of US stocks with positive earnings.
  • The volatility of MSA SAFETY INC's share price is greater than that of only 15.05% 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 HAS, SUPN, AIN, BDC, and CBT.
  • MSA's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit MSA SAFETY INC's official web site, go to

MSA Valuation Summary

  • MSA's price/sales ratio is 3.7; this is 184.62% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, MSA's price/sales ratio has gone up 3.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MSA.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MSA 2023-02-03 3.7 6.5 79.6 59.1
MSA 2023-02-02 3.7 6.5 79.8 59.3
MSA 2023-02-01 3.6 6.5 78.9 58.6
MSA 2023-01-31 3.6 6.3 77.3 57.6
MSA 2023-01-30 3.5 6.2 75.8 56.6
MSA 2023-01-27 3.5 6.3 76.3 56.9

MSA Growth Metrics

    The 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 17.43%.
  • The 2 year price growth rate now stands at 7.25%.
  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 65.84%.
MSA's revenue has moved up $92,985,000 over the prior 33 months.

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
2022-09-30 1,494.966 172.905 69.119
2022-06-30 1,453.469 155.207 43.036
2022-03-31 1,422.445 178.052 20.468
2021-12-31 1,400.182 199.145 21.34
2021-09-30 1,378.162 226.543 92.7
2021-06-30 1,342.357 207.438 101.911

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 $136.41 52-week high $146.33
Prev. close $137.63 52-week low $108.75
Day low $135.26 Volume 31,702
Day high $136.47 Avg. volume 129,481
50-day MA $136.72 Dividend yield 1.34%
200-day MA $126.88 Market Cap 5.35B

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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Latest MSA News From Around the Web

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

MSA Safety Declares Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) declared a first quarter dividend of 46 cents per share on common stock, payable March 10, 2023, to shareholders of record on February 14, 2023. The dividend was declared on January 17.

Yahoo | February 3, 2023

MSA Safety Recognized as One of America's Most Responsible Companies

MSA Safety, Inc. (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products, announced today it has been named one of America's Most Responsible Companies 2023 by Newsweek. It is the second time MSA has been recognized on this list.

Yahoo | February 2, 2023

MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) Rose On Quarterly Update

Carillon Tower Advisers, an investment management company, released its “Carillon Eagle Small Cap Growth Fund” fourth quarter 2022 investor letter. A copy of the same can be downloaded here. Small-cap stocks posted solid returns in the fourth quarter for the first time in 2022. The Russell 2000 Growth Index was up 4.11% trailing the Russell 2000 […]

Yahoo | February 2, 2023

MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) shareholders have earned a 14% CAGR over the last five years

When we invest, we're generally looking for stocks that outperform the market average. And while active stock picking...

Yahoo | January 30, 2023

MSA Safety Celebrates Grand Opening of EMEA Global Business Services Center in Warsaw, Poland

MSA Safety Inc. (NYSE: MSA) today marked the grand opening of its EMEA Global Business Services Center in Warsaw. Celebrated today with an official ribbon-cutting event, the company's newly designed business "hub" is located in the city-center and will centralize a wide range of business functions that support the company's international business goals. MSA Safety also operates a Global Business Services Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to support its Asia Pacific region.

Yahoo | January 12, 2023

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MSA Price Returns

1-mo -2.74%
3-mo 2.29%
6-mo 6.62%
1-year 1.86%
3-year 1.23%
5-year 100.92%
YTD -5.40%
2022 -3.15%
2021 2.14%
2020 19.79%
2019 36.10%
2018 23.61%

MSA Dividends

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