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MSA Safety Incorporated
MSA : NYSE : Services
$51.74 0.61 | 1.20%
Today's Range: 51.37 - 52.28
Avg. Daily Volume: 121,300
12/18/14 - 3:56 PM ET

Financial Analysis


MSA SAFETY INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. MSA SAFETY INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.54 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 16.44% 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 FY14 Q3 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)275.16264.88
EBITDA ($mil)40.239.35
EBIT ($mil)33.031.74
Net Income ($mil)19.319.5


Balance Sheet Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)97.3696.01
Total Assets ($mil)1260.311169.54
Total Debt ($mil)277.34289.45
Equity ($mil)584.3501.79


Profitability Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Gross Profit Margin47.5846.45
EBITDA Margin14.614.85
Operating Margin11.9911.98
Sales Turnover0.880.95
Return on Assets6.447.03
Return on Equity13.5516.01
Debt Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Current Ratio2.582.55
Debt/Capital0.320.37
Interest Expense2.492.74
Interest Coverage13.2411.58


Share Data Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)37.4437.19
Div / share0.310.3
EPS0.490.51
Book value / share15.6113.49
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume116915.0113667.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 56.34 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.74. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.33 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.06. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below 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 24.89 Peers 56.34   MSA 20.05 Peers 13.76

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 18.45 Peers 22.07   MSA 57.88 Peers 2.96

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

MSA is trading at a valuation on par with 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 3.33 Peers 4.06   MSA -2.34 Peers 102.45

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 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 1.75 Peers 1.94   MSA -0.06 Peers 6.03

Average. 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 valuation on par with 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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