MSA Safety Inc

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MSA : NYSE : Services
$56.03 | %
Today's Range: 54.71 - 56.32
Avg. Daily Volume: 133,900
07/22/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

MSA SAFETY INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. MSA SAFETY INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.49 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.44% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)296.0287.01
EBITDA ($mil)57.5748.64
EBIT ($mil)49.039.92
Net Income ($mil)29.3124.3

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)103.1590.53
Total Assets ($mil)1416.251286.58
Total Debt ($mil)453.91269.67
Equity ($mil)552.33528.81

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin48.7948.51
EBITDA Margin19.4416.94
Operating Margin16.5513.91
Sales Turnover0.820.88
Return on Assets5.496.68
Return on Equity14.2116.03
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio2.311.89
Interest Expense4.22.5
Interest Coverage11.6615.95

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)37.4437.35
Div / share0.330.32
Book value / share14.7514.16
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume132000.0134474.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 32.42 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.14. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.90 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a discount versus the industry average of 5.05. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
MSA 27.80 Peers 32.42   MSA 34.38 Peers 16.53

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

MSA is trading at a 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.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
MSA 19.06 Peers 25.86   MSA 0.56 Peers 8.68

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.


Discount. 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 discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
MSA 3.90 Peers 5.05   MSA -7.59 Peers -23.12

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.


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

MSA is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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MSA 1.85 Peers 2.23   MSA 2.85 Peers 2.87

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.


Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.

MSA is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.



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