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MSA Safety Inc
MSA : NYSE : Services
$41.01 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 142,600
02/09/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


MSA SAFETY INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. MSA SAFETY INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.61 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 10.64% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)273.75275.16
EBITDA ($mil)42.2140.2
EBIT ($mil)35.2333.0
Net Income ($mil)15.9819.3


Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)191.7497.36
Total Assets ($mil)1376.971260.31
Total Debt ($mil)394.81277.34
Equity ($mil)522.08584.3


Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin46.3147.58
EBITDA Margin15.4114.6
Operating Margin12.8711.99
Sales Turnover0.820.88
Return on Assets6.06.44
Return on Equity15.6713.55
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio2.472.58
Debt/Capital0.430.32
Interest Expense2.832.49
Interest Coverage12.4613.24


Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)37.3437.44
Div / share0.320.31
EPS0.410.49
Book value / share13.9815.61
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume139057.0146799.0

Valuation


HOLD. MSA SAFETY INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 26.71 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 21.13. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.97 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.51 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.06. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, MSA SAFETY INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MSA 19.25 Peers 26.71   MSA 23.57 Peers 12.61

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

MSA is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

MSA is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MSA 15.40 Peers 20.38   MSA 4.44 Peers 1.08

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

MSA is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

MSA trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MSA 2.97 Peers 4.06   MSA 3.34 Peers 145.63

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

MSA is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, MSA is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MSA 1.38 Peers 1.84   MSA 1.30 Peers 2.46

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

MSA is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

MSA significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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