MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA): Price and Financial Metrics

MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA): $163.16

1.59 (+0.98%)

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  • MSA scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 89.33% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for MSA is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 31 weeks.
  • MSA's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 9.55% of US stocks).

MSA Stock Summary

  • MSA's went public 31.36 years ago, making it older than 84.47% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • With a price/earnings ratio of 56.49, MSA Safety Inc P/E ratio is greater than that of about 82.98% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, MSA is more volatile than just 6.39% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to MSA, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are EME, JBT, NYT, LECO, and FLS.
  • MSA's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit MSA Safety Inc's official web site, go to

MSA Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, MSA's price/sales ratio is 166.67% higher, now standing at 4.8.
  • MSA's price/sales ratio has moved up 4 over the prior 243 months.
  • MSA's price/earnings ratio has moved up 37.9 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 2015-04-23 1.7 3.5 21.2 14.5
MSA 2010-04-12 1.1 2.3 23.6 14.6
MSA 2008-04-10 1.5 3.2 21.7 13.3
MSA 2008-02-13 1.6 3.6 23.4 15.3
MSA 2006-02-13 1.6 3.9 18.9 12.1
MSA 2003-03-19 0.8 1.6 13.6 8.2

MSA Growth Metrics

  • The 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 17.22%.
  • Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 306.74%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at 174.26%.
Over the past 30 months, MSA's revenue has gone down $26,955,000.

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
2021-03-31 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
2020-03-31 1,417.089 177.352 156.881
2019-12-31 1,401.981 164.962 136.44

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 $172.50 Average Broker Recommendation 1.7 (Moderate Buy)

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MSA Price/Volume Stats

Current price $163.16 52-week high $172.84
Prev. close $161.57 52-week low $112.52
Day low $159.63 Volume 9,787
Day high $163.16 Avg. volume 108,610
50-day MA $164.79 Dividend yield 1.09%
200-day MA $156.97 Market Cap 6.39B

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.

MSA Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$163.16$68.14 -58%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for MSA Safety Inc. To summarize, we found that MSA Safety Inc ranked in the 32th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 58%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for MSA, they are:

  • The stock's equity weight, or the proportion of capital from equity relative to debt, is 94. Notably, its equity weight is greater than 83.68% of US equities in the Industrials sector yielding a positive free cash flow.
  • The business' balance sheet suggests that 6% of the company's capital is sourced from debt; this is greater than just 20.47% of the free cash flow producing stocks we're observing.
  • MSA's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 45% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

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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 Schedules Second Quarter Earnings Webcast

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, today announced that Nish Vartanian, Chairman, President and CEO, and Kenneth Krause, Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer, will host the company's second quarter earnings conference call on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Yahoo | July 22, 2021

MSA Safety Announces Investment and Collaboration Agreement with Swiss Autonomous Drone Technology Firm to Enhance Fire Service Offerings

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, today announced it has established a Joint Development Agreement with Perspective Robotics AG of Zurich, Switzerland. Established in 2014, Perspective Robotics AG develops advanced situational awareness tools that utilize tethered drone technology for first responder applications under the brand name Fotokite.

Yahoo | July 20, 2021

MSA Safety (MSA) Bacharach Buyout to Aid Gas-Detection Business

MSA Safety's (MSA) Bacharach buyout is anticipated to strengthen its gas-detection business by enhancing product offerings, and geographical and end-markets presence.

Yahoo | July 5, 2021

MSA Safety Completes Acquisition of Bacharach, Inc.; A Leader in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) Leak Detection

Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Bacharach, Inc. in a transaction valued at $337 million. Based in New Kensington, Pa., Bacharach is a leader in gas detection technologies used in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) markets, with annual revenue of approximately $70 million.

Yahoo | July 1, 2021

Luca Savi Elected to MSA Safety Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of MSA Safety, Inc. (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in safety products and systems that help protect workers and facility infrastructure, today announced that Luca Savi, Chief Executive Officer and President of ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT), has been elected to the company's Board of Directors.

Yahoo | June 29, 2021

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MSA Price Returns

1-mo -0.89%
3-mo 2.35%
6-mo 3.30%
1-year 40.29%
3-year 71.66%
5-year 221.55%
YTD 9.78%
2020 19.79%
2019 36.10%
2018 23.61%
2017 13.97%
2016 63.79%

MSA Dividends

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