MSA Safety Inc.Find Ratings Reports
MSA SAFETY INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2019 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the subsector average, its revenue growth has not. MSA SAFETY INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.77 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 increased by 8.08% 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||Q2 FY19||Q2 FY18|
|Net Sales ($mil)||349.68||339.33|
|Net Income ($mil)||39.81||33.18|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY19||Q2 FY18|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||184.42||119.86|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1713.86||1650.56|
|Total Debt ($mil)||449.34||430.61|
|Profitability||Q2 FY19||Q2 FY18|
|Gross Profit Margin||48.77||48.15|
|Return on Assets||7.09||3.91|
|Return on Equity||17.74||10.19|
|Debt||Q2 FY19||Q2 FY18|
|Share Data||Q2 FY19||Q2 FY18|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||38.71||38.42|
|Div / share||0.42||0.38|
|Book value / share||17.7||16.5|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||145025.0||188008.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 57.34 for the Miscellaneous Manufacturing subsector and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.19. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.63 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.21 and a discount versus the subsector average of 6.70. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the subsector average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, MSA SAFETY INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives.
|MSA 32.14||Peers 32.48||MSA 16.29||Peers 16.96|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an subsector neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
MSA is trading at a valuation on par with 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 18.92||Peers 31.61||MSA 0.60||Peers 5.41|
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 significant 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 5.63||Peers 6.70||MSA 89.02||Peers -2.12|
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.
|MSA 2.82||Peers 3.38||MSA 4.67||Peers 14.45|
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 subsector on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the subsector implies that a company is losing market share.
MSA significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth.