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

MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. (MSM): $80.31

-1.36 (-1.67%)

POWR Rating

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  • MSM scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 87.91% of US stocks.
  • MSM's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • MSM's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 41.64% of US stocks).

MSM Stock Summary

  • MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 81.4% of US listed stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 84.62% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, MSM is more volatile than just 4.63% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to MSM, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are AIT, LZB, KRT, LINC, and SCVL.
  • MSM's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC's official web site, go to

MSM Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, MSM's price/sales ratio is 33.33% lower, now standing at 1.2.
  • MSM's price/sales ratio has moved down 0.2 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MSM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MSM 2023-03-17 1.2 3.2 12.3 10.5
MSM 2023-03-16 1.2 3.3 12.7 10.8
MSM 2023-03-15 1.2 3.2 12.6 10.8
MSM 2023-03-14 1.2 3.3 13.0 11.0
MSM 2023-03-13 1.2 3.3 12.8 10.9
MSM 2023-03-10 1.2 3.3 13.0 11.0

MSM Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 26.02%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 5.23%.
  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at 8.94%.
Over the past 70 months, MSM's revenue has gone up $938,471,000.

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
2022-12-31 3,801.091 264.403 355.033
2022-09-30 3,691.893 246.183 339.786
2022-06-30 3,500.679 220.404 301.589
2022-03-31 3,408.394 162.949 296.366
2021-12-31 3,319.867 179.036 244.52
2021-09-30 3,243.224 224.462 216.907

MSM'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.
  • MSM has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 92.24% of graded US stocks.
  • MSM's asset turnover comes in at 1.369 -- ranking 60th of 105 Wholesale stocks.
  • CHEF, DLA, and INT are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with MSM.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-08-28 1.369 0.411 0.179
2021-05-29 1.345 0.410 0.173
2021-02-27 1.293 0.410 0.152
2020-11-28 1.288 0.420 0.184
2020-08-29 1.302 0.421 0.202
2020-05-30 1.350 0.422 0.220

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 $100.71 Average Broker Recommendation 1.6 (Moderate Buy)

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MSM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $80.31 52-week high $90.04
Prev. close $81.67 52-week low $71.32
Day low $80.30 Volume 179,900
Day high $81.98 Avg. volume 356,582
50-day MA $83.32 Dividend yield 3.92%
200-day MA $80.73 Market Cap 4.49B

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.

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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 SUPPLY CO. (NYSE: MSM), a premier distributor of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) products and services to industrial customers throughout North America, today announced that the Company's conference call to review its fiscal 2023 second quarter, as well as its current operations, will be broadcast live over the Internet Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Yahoo | March 20, 2023

At US$78.24, Is MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) Worth Looking At Closely?

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. ( NYSE:MSM ), might not be a large cap stock, but it saw significant share price...

Yahoo | March 20, 2023

Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation (STRC) Reports Q4 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates

Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation (STRC) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 33.33% and 9.30%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | March 16, 2023

MSC Industrial Stock Outperforms; Fundamentals Strong

MSC Industrial Direct shows improving price performance, earning an upgrade to its IBD Relative Strength Rating

Yahoo | March 15, 2023

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MSM Price Returns

1-mo -4.79%
3-mo -2.58%
6-mo 13.56%
1-year 4.07%
3-year 101.25%
5-year 20.13%
YTD -0.70%
2022 0.90%
2021 3.09%
2020 25.33%
2019 5.76%
2018 -18.26%

MSM Dividends

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Continue Researching MSM

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