MSA Safety Inc

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MSA : NYSE : Services
$69.17 up 0.59 | 0.86%
Today's Range: 67.81 - 69.28
Avg. Daily Volume: 206600.0
03/28/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


MSA SAFETY INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. MSA SAFETY INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.57 which shows 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 8.06% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)296.03313.32
EBITDA ($mil)59.0454.02
EBIT ($mil)50.4244.98
Net Income ($mil)24.9220.85


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)114.96108.33
Total Assets ($mil)1353.921424.82
Total Debt ($mil)390.5466.63
Equity ($mil)558.17516.5


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin49.9445.66
EBITDA Margin19.9417.23
Operating Margin17.0314.36
Sales Turnover0.850.79
Return on Assets6.794.96
Return on Equity16.5913.46
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio2.142.0
Debt/Capital0.410.47
Interest Expense3.93.05
Interest Coverage12.9414.74


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)37.7437.37
Div / share0.330.32
EPS0.660.55
Book value / share14.7913.82
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume207052.0133784.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 32.61 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.33. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.69 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.74. The current price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. 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 28.43 Peers 32.61   MSA 19.41 Peers 15.96

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 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 19.54 Peers 29.04   MSA 1.01 Peers 1.38

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MSA 4.69 Peers 4.74   MSA 33.33 Peers 57.03

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MSA 2.28 Peers 2.43   MSA 1.65 Peers 10.24

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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