MSA Safety Inc.Find Ratings Reports
MSA SAFETY INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2018 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. MSA SAFETY INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.39 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.09% 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||Q3 FY18||Q3 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||331.1||296.13|
|Net Income ($mil)||33.72||32.07|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY18||Q3 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||175.57||112.19|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1650.68||1595.22|
|Total Debt ($mil)||390.2||472.38|
|Profitability||Q3 FY18||Q3 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||47.62||48.0|
|Return on Assets||4.01||5.26|
|Return on Equity||10.12||13.64|
|Debt||Q3 FY18||Q3 FY17|
|Share Data||Q3 FY18||Q3 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||38.47||38.03|
|Div / share||0.38||0.35|
|Book value / share||17.01||16.22|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||169119.0||137422.0|
BUY. MSA SAFETY INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 37.80 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.91. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.78 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.01 and a discount versus the industry average of 6.01. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average.
|MSA 58.92||Peers 37.80||MSA 16.71||Peers 16.75|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
MSA is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|MSA 20.08||Peers 25.00||MSA 0.10||Peers 1.96|
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.
|MSA 5.78||Peers 6.01||MSA -23.40||Peers 120.92|
Average. 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 valuation on par with 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.
|MSA 2.82||Peers 2.83||MSA 17.07||Peers 8.11|
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.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
MSA has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.