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

MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. (MSM): $78.70

-2.24 (-2.77%)

POWR Rating

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  • MSM scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 92.52% of US stocks.
  • MSM's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 52 weeks.
  • MSM's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 30.54% 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 83.12% 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; 80.95% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, MSM is more volatile than just 9.87% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Msc Industrial Direct Co Inc are CACI, OLLI, HNI, JBT, and LZB.
  • 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

  • MSM's price/sales ratio is 1.5; this is 16.67% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, MSM's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 6.1.
  • Over the past 243 months, MSM's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.3.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MSM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MSM 2021-09-03 1.5 4.0 22.6 18.9
MSM 2021-09-02 1.5 4.1 22.9 19.1
MSM 2021-09-01 1.5 4.0 22.7 19.0
MSM 2021-08-31 1.5 4.1 23.0 19.2
MSM 2021-08-30 1.5 4.1 23.2 19.3
MSM 2021-08-27 1.5 4.1 23.3 19.4

MSM Growth Metrics

  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 30.08%.
  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at -5.73%.
  • Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 41.95%.
MSM's revenue has moved down $23,690,000 over the prior 33 months.

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
2021-09-30 3,243.224 224.462 216.907
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

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 $78.70 52-week high $96.23
Prev. close $80.94 52-week low $77.47
Day low $78.70 Volume 710,800
Day high $80.95 Avg. volume 367,755
50-day MA $83.31 Dividend yield 3.71%
200-day MA $87.14 Market Cap 4.37B

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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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. To Webcast Review of Fiscal 2022 First Quarter Results

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 2022 first quarter results, as well as its current operations, will be broadcast live over the Internet Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Yahoo | November 19, 2021

The University Of Tennessee, Knoxville's Machine Tool Research Center, MSC Industrial Supply Co. Announce Partnership To Drive Innovation In Smart Manufacturing

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and MSC Industrial Supply Co. today announced a public-private research partnership aimed at advancing machining across the United States.

Yahoo | November 17, 2021

Royal Bank of Canada Lowers Stake in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM)

Royal Bank of Canada lowered its stake in shares of MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) by 60.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 77,034 shares of the industrial products companys stock after selling 117,779 shares during []

Dakota Financial News | November 16, 2021

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) Announces $0.75 Quarterly Dividend

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 14th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 16th will be given a dividend of 0.75 per share by the industrial products company on Tuesday, November 30th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.51%. []

Transcript Daily | November 14, 2021

MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) Upgraded to B at TheStreet

TheStreet upgraded shares of MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) from a c+ rating to a b rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning, TheStreetRatingsTable reports. A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on MSM. KeyCorp dropped their price target on shares of MSC Industrial Direct from $102.00 to $91.00 and set an []

Dakota Financial News | November 14, 2021

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MSM Price Returns

1-mo -6.42%
3-mo -5.21%
6-mo -13.64%
1-year -1.50%
3-year 11.08%
5-year 13.71%
YTD -3.48%
2020 25.33%
2019 5.76%
2018 -18.26%
2017 6.96%
2016 68.25%

MSM Dividends

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