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

MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. (MSM): $95.09

0.41 (+0.43%)

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MSM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $95.09 52-week high $103.95
Prev. close $94.68 52-week low $71.32
Day low $94.54 Volume 228,800
Day high $95.62 Avg. volume 386,204
50-day MA $99.21 Dividend yield 3.32%
200-day MA $90.24 Market Cap 5.33B

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  • MSM scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 97.08% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for MSM is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • MSM's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 33.04% of US stocks).

MSM Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 85.12% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -38.15%, MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC's debt growth rate surpasses merely 8.08% of about US stocks.
  • MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 9.5%, greater than the shareholder yield of 82.02% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC are AIT, FIX, JJSF, PDCO, and SKX.
  • 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 EV/EBIT ratio is 11.7; this is 25.95% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, MSM's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 6.6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MSM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MSM 2023-09-15 1.4 3.6 15.0 11.7
MSM 2023-09-14 1.3 3.6 14.9 11.6
MSM 2023-09-13 1.3 3.6 14.8 11.5
MSM 2023-09-12 1.4 3.6 15.1 11.7
MSM 2023-09-11 1.4 3.6 15.0 11.7
MSM 2023-09-08 1.3 3.6 14.9 11.6

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)

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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Yahoo | September 19, 2023

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Yahoo | September 11, 2023

4 Industrial Services Stocks Countering Industry Headwinds

The ongoing weakness in order levels mars the near-term outlook for the Zacks Industrial Services industry. The likes of GWW, MSM, HI and BOOM will gain from their heightened focus on enhancing digital capabilities.

Yahoo | September 8, 2023

At US$101, Is It Time To Put MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) On Your Watch List?

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. ( NYSE:MSM ), is not the largest company out there, but it saw a decent share price...

Yahoo | August 28, 2023

MSC Industrial (MSM) Stock Up 20% in 6 Months: Here's Why

MSC Industrial (MSM) gains from solid growth trends in revenues as well as benefits from acquisitions and growth initiatives.

Yahoo | August 21, 2023

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MSM Price Returns

1-mo -6.18%
3-mo -0.28%
6-mo 17.52%
1-year 36.86%
3-year 80.15%
5-year 44.55%
YTD 19.67%
2022 0.90%
2021 3.09%
2020 25.33%
2019 5.76%
2018 -18.26%

MSM Dividends

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