MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA): Price and Financial Metrics

MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA): $120.25

2.97 (+2.53%)

POWR Rating

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  • Stability is the dimension where MSA ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 76.82% of US stocks.
  • MSA's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • MSA ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 15th percentile.

MSA Stock Summary

  • MSA's went public 32.03 years ago, making it older than 84.38% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • MSA's current price/earnings ratio is 252.69, which is higher than 97.58% of US stocks with positive earnings.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 81.46%, MSA Safety Inc's debt growth rate surpasses 87.93% of about US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to MSA Safety Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be HAS, CBT, AYTU, XRX, and AIMC.
  • 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

    Its 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 115.27%.
  • Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 57.82%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 191.17%.
Over the past 34 months, MSA's revenue has gone up $41,933,000.

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
2021-12-31 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
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

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 $120.25 52-week high $167.55
Prev. close $117.28 52-week low $112.89
Day low $116.51 Volume 274,400
Day high $121.25 Avg. volume 119,664
50-day MA $123.08 Dividend yield 1.53%
200-day MA $138.94 Market Cap 4.73B

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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MSA Safety (MSA) Upgraded to Buy: Here's Why

MSA Safety (MSA) has been upgraded to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), reflecting growing optimism about the company's earnings prospects. This might drive the stock higher in the near term.

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

MSA Safety Non-GAAP EPS of $1.67 beats by $0.43, revenue of $410.27M beats by $17.88M

MSA Safety press release (NYSE:MSA): Q4 Non-GAAP EPS of $1.67 beats by $0.43. Revenue of $410.27M (+5.7% Y/Y) beats by $17.88M. Operating cash flow was $69M. ...

Seeking Alpha | February 18, 2022

MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) CEO Nish Vartanian on Q4 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

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Seeking Alpha | February 18, 2022

MSA Safety Announces Fourth Quarter Results

Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2021.

Yahoo | February 18, 2022

MSA Safety Q4 2021 Earnings Preview (NYSE:MSA)

MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) is scheduled to announce Q4 earnings results on Thursday, February 17th, after market close.The consensus EPS Estimate is $1.24 (-2.4% Y/Y) and the consensus…

Seeking Alpha | February 16, 2022

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MSA Price Returns

1-mo -7.11%
3-mo -12.07%
6-mo -20.41%
1-year -26.03%
3-year 18.58%
5-year 55.06%
YTD -19.78%
2021 2.14%
2020 19.79%
2019 36.10%
2018 23.61%
2017 13.97%

MSA Dividends

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