MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. (MSM): Price and Financial Metrics

MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. (MSM): $88.23

-0.94 (-1.05%)

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  • Quality is the dimension where MSM ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 93.84% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for MSM is in Stability, which has been heading up over the past 31 weeks.
  • MSM ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 7th percentile.

MSM Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for MSM is 2.76 -- better than 82.88% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of Msc Industrial Direct Co Inc's share price is greater than that of merely 7.08% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for MSM comes in at 12.19% -- higher than that of 82.69% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to MSM, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are COLM, HNI, CNXN, INT, and OLLI.
  • Visit MSM's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

MSM Valuation Summary

  • MSM's price/earnings ratio is 23.8; this is 17.36% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, MSM's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 5.3.
  • Over the past 243 months, MSM's price/earnings ratio has gone down 4.4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MSM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MSM 2019-10-24 1.2 2.8 14.4 11.5
MSM 2017-03-24 2.0 5.0 24.7 16.4
MSM 2016-11-03 1.4 3.7 17.6 12.2
MSM 2004-12-16 2.5 3.9 29.7 17.8
MSM 2003-12-30 2.1 3.5 34.5 20.0
MSM 2001-08-06 1.4 2.8 29.0 14.8

MSM Growth Metrics

  • The 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 30.08%.
  • The 3 year revenue growth rate now stands at 15.96%.
  • The year over year price growth rate now stands at 41.56%.
Over the past 33 months, MSM's revenue has gone down $43,953,000.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 3,159.925 321.158 203.469
2021-03-31 3,128.603 359.858 186.738
2020-12-31 3,140.702 414.857 224.153
2020-09-30 3,192.399 396.739 251.117
2020-06-30 3,287.337 356.167 265.229
2020-03-31 3,318.911 385.663 267.127

MSM Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of MSM, see our MSM 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 $95.57 Average Broker Recommendation 1.73 (Moderate Buy)

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MSM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $88.23 52-week high $96.23
Prev. close $89.17 52-week low $60.09
Day low $88.15 Volume 24,118
Day high $89.84 Avg. volume 402,843
50-day MA $90.25 Dividend yield 3.36%
200-day MA $86.00 Market Cap 4.91B

MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. (MSM) Company Bio

MSC Industrial Direct is a North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services. The company was founded in 1941 and is based in Melville, New York.

MSM Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$88.23$72.12 -24%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for MSM, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Msc Industrial Direct Co Inc ranked in the 47th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Msc Industrial Direct Co Inc, consider:

  • MSM'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 31.34% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Msc Industrial Direct Co Inc's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at 15.6. This coverage rate is greater than that of 78.55% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.
  • As a business, Msc Industrial Direct Co Inc experienced a tax rate of about 19% over the past twelve months; relative to its sector (Industrials), this tax rate is higher than 73.65% of stocks generating free cash flow.

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

For other companies in the Industrials that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as MSM, try CSX, DCI, J, MG, and ARCB.

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Latest MSM News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Msc Industrial Direct Co Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate MSM as an investment opportunity.

MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (MSM): Hedge Funds Are Snapping Up

Last year we predicted the arrival of the first US recession since 2009 and we told in advance that the market will decline by at least 20% in (Recession is Imminent: We Need A Travel Ban NOW). In these volatile markets we scrutinize hedge fund filings to get a reading on which direction each stock […]

Yahoo | July 21, 2021

Fastenal Seeing Better Results, But The Market Seems Less Interested In Short-Cycle Stories Now

jetcityimage/iStock Editorial via Getty Images Despite strengthening economic conditions, shorter-cycle industrials haven’t really been performing all that well, and Fastenal (FAST) has been no exception. This industrial distributor did a little better than expected in the second quarter, and continued to show progress on long-term business-building initiatives, but it wasn’t...

Stephen Simpson on Seeking Alpha | July 19, 2021

MSC Industrial: 3.4% Yield, High Capital Efficiency, Strong Profits

alvarez/E+ via Getty Images 2021 has proved to be even more complicated for dividend-hunters than the pandemic-torn 2020. At the moment, investors who are on the lookout for decent and, what is important, safe yields, have not that many options to choose from. To corroborate, as of my estimates, only...

Vasily Zyryanov on Seeking Alpha | July 16, 2021

IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld Name MSC Industrial Supply Co. to 2021 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT for Fifth Consecutive Year

For the fifth consecutive year, IDG's Insider Pro ( and Computerworld ( named MSC Industrial Supply Co. (NYSE: MSM) among the Best Places to Work in IT as one of the 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. MSC, a premier distributor of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) supplies and services to industrial customers throughout North America, ranked No. 41

Yahoo | July 12, 2021

MSC Industrial Posts Strong Q3 Results, Raises Savings Outlook

MSC Industrial Direct Company (MSM) reported stronger-than-expected fiscal Q3 results, topping both earnings and sales estimates, driven by a recovery in the manufacturing end markets, as well as overall economic recovery. Shares of the industrial equipment distributor gained 0.7% on July 7 to close at $91.45. The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.42 per share, beating analysts’ expectations of $1.38 per share. Net sales of $866.3 million exceeded the consensus estimate of $847.22 million

Yahoo | July 8, 2021

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MSM Price Returns

1-mo -0.88%
3-mo -4.28%
6-mo 9.60%
1-year 44.31%
3-year 32.22%
5-year 59.91%
YTD 7.25%
2020 25.33%
2019 5.76%
2018 -18.26%
2017 6.96%
2016 68.25%

MSM Dividends

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Continue Researching MSM

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