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

MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. (MSM): $84.49

-1.16 (-1.35%)

POWR Rating

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  • MSM scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 88.54% of US stocks.
  • MSM's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 177 days.
  • MSM ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 44th percentile.

MSM Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for MSM is 2.73 -- better than 80.98% of US stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 83.98% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, MSM is more volatile than only 3.91% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to MSM, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are AIT, SITE, KFY, COLM, and PDCO.
  • 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/sales ratio is 1.3; this is 35% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • 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 2022-11-30 1.3 3.6 14.1 12.0
MSM 2022-11-29 1.3 3.5 13.8 11.7
MSM 2022-11-28 1.3 3.5 13.7 11.7
MSM 2022-11-25 1.3 3.5 13.8 11.8
MSM 2022-11-23 1.3 3.5 13.8 11.8
MSM 2022-11-22 1.3 3.5 14.1 11.9

MSM Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -6.94%.
  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -57.75%.
  • Its year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 58.71%.
MSM's revenue has moved up $336,072,000 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
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
2021-06-30 3,159.925 321.158 203.469

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 $84.49 52-week high $87.99
Prev. close $85.65 52-week low $71.32
Day low $83.59 Volume 313,700
Day high $84.97 Avg. volume 394,677
50-day MA $80.22 Dividend yield 3.74%
200-day MA $80.43 Market Cap 4.72B

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 on Dec. 1 its Board of Directors elected Rahquel Purcell to serve as a director, effective immediately.

Yahoo | December 5, 2022

Can MSC Industrial (MSM) Keep the Earnings Surprise Streak Alive?

MSC Industrial (MSM) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.

Yahoo | December 2, 2022

Investors in MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) have made a respectable return of 49% over the past three years

Investors can buy low cost index fund if they want to receive the average market return. But across the board there are...

Yahoo | December 2, 2022

ClearSign Technologies (CLIR) Reports Q3 Loss, Lags Revenue Estimates

ClearSign (CLIR) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 25% and 19%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | December 1, 2022

Do Its Financials Have Any Role To Play In Driving MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.'s (NYSE:MSM) Stock Up Recently?

Most readers would already be aware that MSC Industrial Direct's (NYSE:MSM) stock increased significantly by 6.4% over...

Yahoo | November 18, 2022

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MSM Price Returns

1-mo 3.28%
3-mo 6.64%
6-mo 4.25%
1-year 6.90%
3-year 46.38%
5-year 25.15%
YTD 4.34%
2021 3.09%
2020 25.33%
2019 5.76%
2018 -18.26%
2017 6.96%

MSM Dividends

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