MSA Safety Incorporporated Company Profile (NYSE:MSA)

About MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)

MSA Safety Incorporporated logoMine Safety Appliances Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people's health and safety. The Company's line of safety products is used by workers worldwide in the fire service, homeland security, oil and gas, construction and other industries, as well as the military. Its product offering includes self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs), gas masks, gas detection instruments, head protection, respirators, thermal imaging cameras, fall protection and ballistic helmets. The Company also offers consumer and contractor safety products through retail channels. Its safety products integrate any combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life threatening situations. Its Safety Works, LLC joint venture provides a range of safety products and gloves to the North American do-it-yourself and independent contractor market through various channels.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Security & Protection Services
  • Sub-Industry: Office Services & Supplies
  • Symbol: NYSE:MSA
  • CUSIP: 60272010
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $3.08 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 38,187,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $76.46
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $76.52
  • 52 Week Range: $55.00 - $85.80
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 41.61
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.87
  • P/E Growth: 1.73
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.13 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.73
  • Book Value: $15.61 per share
  • Price / Book: 5.17
  • Annual Dividend: $1.40
  • Dividend Yield: 1.7%
  • EBITDA: $209.86 million
  • Net Margins: 7.32%
  • Return on Equity: 20.92%
  • Return on Assets: 9.11%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.41%
  • Current Ratio: 2.02%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.52%
  • Average Volume: 236,472 shs.
  • Beta: 1.64

Frequently Asked Questions for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)

What is MSA Safety Incorporporated's stock symbol?

MSA Safety Incorporporated trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MSA."

How often does MSA Safety Incorporporated pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for MSA Safety Incorporporated?

MSA Safety Incorporporated declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 16th will be given a dividend of $0.35 per share on Sunday, September 10th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 14th. View MSA Safety Incorporporated's Dividend History.

How were MSA Safety Incorporporated's earnings last quarter?

MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) posted its earnings results on Thursday, October, 19th. The company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.13. The firm earned $296.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $298.47 million. MSA Safety Incorporporated had a net margin of 7.32% and a return on equity of 20.92%. The firm's revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.72 EPS. View MSA Safety Incorporporated's Earnings History.

When will MSA Safety Incorporporated make its next earnings announcement?

MSA Safety Incorporporated is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February, 22nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for MSA Safety Incorporporated.

Where is MSA Safety Incorporporated's stock going? Where will MSA Safety Incorporporated's stock price be in 2017?

3 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for MSA Safety Incorporporated's stock. Their predictions range from $88.00 to $91.00. On average, they expect MSA Safety Incorporporated's stock price to reach $89.33 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for MSA Safety Incorporporated.

What are analysts saying about MSA Safety Incorporporated stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about MSA Safety Incorporporated stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "MSA Safety Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. The company's core product lines include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, handheld gas detection instruments, industrial and fire service head protection products and fall protection devices. It serves a broad range of industries, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, construction, mining and general industry. MSA Safety Inc., formerly known as Mine Safety Appliances Company, is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. " (10/20/2017)
  • 2. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "MSA finished the year strong as favorable mix and cost-saves partially offset persistent end-market headwinds. This is a theme that has been pretty consistent throughout the year. While broader global demand remains choppy, order rates have recently improved and makes us incrementally more positive on the year. MSA expects low-mid single-digit organic growth in 2017, which seems very achievable particularly if the industrial economy continues to rebound. Improving volumes, favorable mix, and an incremental $10 million of cost-outs should generate further margin expansion despite a soft global demand environment. MSA received $37 million settlement payments, was awarded $57 million in damages, and expects a $25-$30 million settlement payment in 1H17. FCF conversion was strong at 119%, and should remain above historical averages moving forward. With net debt to EBITDA at 1.3x and an improving FCF profile, MSA has plenty of flexibility with its capital allocation strategy moving forward. Shares are reasonable at 12.9x 2017 EBITDA with a 1.9% dividend yield, in our view. We remain Buy rated and are increasing our target price to $81, which is 12x our 2018 EBITDA estimate." (2/27/2017)

Who are some of MSA Safety Incorporporated's key competitors?

Who owns MSA Safety Incorporporated stock?

MSA Safety Incorporporated's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.20%), Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. (0.11%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.08%), Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (0.07%) and Sit Investment Associates Inc. (0.05%). Company insiders that own MSA Safety Incorporporated stock include Diane M Pearse, Douglas K Mcclaine, John T Ryan III, Kenneth D Krause, Kerry M Bove, L Edward Shaw Jr, Markus H Weber, Nishan J Vartanian, Paul R Uhler, Robert A Bruggeworth, Ronald N Herring Jr, Thomas B Hotopp, Thomas H Witmer and William M Lambert. View Institutional Ownership Trends for MSA Safety Incorporporated.

Who sold MSA Safety Incorporporated stock? Who is selling MSA Safety Incorporporated stock?

MSA Safety Incorporporated's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nationwide Fund Advisors. Company insiders that have sold MSA Safety Incorporporated stock in the last year include Douglas K Mcclaine, John T Ryan III, Kenneth D Krause, L Edward Shaw Jr, Markus H Weber, Nishan J Vartanian, Paul R Uhler, Robert A Bruggeworth, Ronald N Herring Jr and William M Lambert. View Insider Buying and Selling for MSA Safety Incorporporated.

Who bought MSA Safety Incorporporated stock? Who is buying MSA Safety Incorporporated stock?

MSA Safety Incorporporated's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc., Sit Investment Associates Inc. and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for MSA Safety Incorporporated.

How do I buy MSA Safety Incorporporated stock?

Shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is MSA Safety Incorporporated's stock price today?

One share of MSA Safety Incorporporated stock can currently be purchased for approximately $80.71.

MarketBeat Community Rating for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE MSA)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  106 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  87 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  193
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about MSA Safety Incorporporated and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $89.33 (10.68% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)
Price Target History for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)
Analysts' Ratings History for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/22/2017Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral$80.00 -> $89.00N/AView Rating Details
8/4/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$91.00LowView Rating Details
4/27/2017Barrington ResearchBoost Price TargetOutperform$78.00 -> $88.00MediumView Rating Details
4/19/2016SidotiDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)
Earnings by Quarter for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)
Earnings History by Quarter for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE MSA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/19/2017Q3 2017$0.79$0.92$298.47 million$296.13 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q2 2017$0.87$0.85$302.94 million$288.78 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2017Q1 2017$0.50$0.58$279.06 million$265.77 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2017Q416$0.82$0.78$314.28 million$296.03 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.66$0.72$285.21 million$278.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2016Q216$0.73$0.79$301.02 million$296.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.44$0.48$274.16 million$279.27 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2016Q415$0.68$0.84$295.70 million$313.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2015Q315$0.60$0.59$270.78 million$274.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2015Q215$0.59$0.67$276.25 million$287.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2015Q115$0.52$0.42$278.60 million$257.35 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2015Q414$0.73$0.94$301.12 million$311.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q314$0.55$0.57$274.70 million$275.74 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q214$0.59$0.61$289.23 million$282.49 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2014Q413$0.58$0.67$285.61 million$291.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q313$0.69$0.57$298.91 million$278.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$0.65$0.71$299.50 million$299.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q1 2013$0.63$0.51$297.05 million$283.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q4 2012$0.55$0.52$295.03 million$296.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$0.59$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$0.67$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.52$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2012$0.59$0.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.52$0.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.52$0.53ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.34$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2011$0.38$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.09
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.71
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.46$0.47$0.47
Q2 20172$0.89$0.92$0.91
Q3 20172$0.80$0.80$0.80
Q4 20172$0.89$0.94$0.92
Q1 20181$0.67$0.67$0.67
Q2 20181$1.01$1.01$1.01
Q3 20181$0.97$0.97$0.97
Q4 20181$1.06$1.06$1.06
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)
Most Recent Dividend:9/10/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.40
Dividend Yield:1.73%
Dividend Growth:3.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:64.52% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
43.75% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
37.94% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:45 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)

Dividend History by Quarter for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE MSA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 15.53%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 66.53%
Insider Trades by Quarter for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/13/2017Markus H WeberVPSell5,811$72.80$423,040.80View SEC Filing  
8/31/2017John T Ryan IIIDirectorSell32,100$71.43$2,292,903.00View SEC Filing  
8/30/2017Markus H WeberVPSell2,300$71.08$163,484.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2017L Edward Shaw JrDirectorSell26,250$78.07$2,049,337.50View SEC Filing  
5/11/2017L Edward Shaw JrDirectorSell47,888$77.96$3,733,348.48View SEC Filing  
5/9/2017John T Ryan IIIDirectorSell3,300$77.97$257,301.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2017Kenneth D KrauseCFOSell1,900$79.00$150,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2017L Edward Shaw JrDirectorSell97,600$78.93$7,703,568.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2017Nishan J VartanianVPSell4,940$79.39$392,186.60View SEC Filing  
5/5/2017William M LambertInsiderSell27,086$79.08$2,141,960.88View SEC Filing  
5/4/2017John T Ryan IIIDirectorSell4,298$78.82$338,768.36View SEC Filing  
5/4/2017Paul R UhlerInsiderSell7,222$79.00$570,538.00View SEC Filing  
5/3/2017L Edward Shaw JrDirectorSell10,410$78.49$817,080.90View SEC Filing  
5/3/2017Paul R UhlerInsiderSell14,494$79.01$1,145,170.94View SEC Filing  
5/1/2017L Edward Shaw JrDirectorSell74,717$78.43$5,860,054.31View SEC Filing  
4/28/2017John T Ryan IIIDirectorSell13,867$78.71$1,091,471.57View SEC Filing  
4/28/2017Nishan J VartanianVPSell2,500$79.25$198,125.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2017William M LambertInsiderSell9,429$79.34$748,096.86View SEC Filing  
3/14/2017L Edward Shaw JrDirectorSell31,648$68.54$2,169,153.92View SEC Filing  
3/13/2017Robert A BruggeworthDirectorSell1,211$68.80$83,316.80View SEC Filing  
3/10/2017L Edward Shaw JrDirectorSell900$69.51$62,559.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2017Ronald N Herring JrPresidentSell13,638$69.11$942,522.18View SEC Filing  
3/10/2017William M LambertInsiderSell532$69.50$36,974.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2017L Edward Shaw JrDirectorSell5,583$69.64$388,800.12View SEC Filing  
3/9/2017Markus H WeberVPSell2,585$70.49$182,216.65View SEC Filing  
3/8/2017Douglas K McclaineInsiderSell3,803$71.00$270,013.00View SEC Filing  
3/8/2017L Edward Shaw JrDirectorSell29,142$70.34$2,049,848.28View SEC Filing  
3/8/2017Nishan J VartanianVPSell3,516$71.14$250,128.24View SEC Filing  
3/8/2017Ronald N Herring JrPresidentSell11,334$71.45$809,814.30View SEC Filing  
3/7/2017William M LambertInsiderSell59,415$72.29$4,295,110.35View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Douglas K McclaineInsiderSell4,731$56.00$264,936.00View SEC Filing  
8/3/2016William M LambertInsiderSell19,200$55.03$1,056,576.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2016L Edward Shaw JrDirectorSell1,281$48.07$61,577.67View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Diane M PearseDirectorSell1,283$48.00$61,584.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Paul R UhlerVPSell4,731$46.25$218,808.75View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Ronald N Herring JrPresidentSell33$46.34$1,529.22View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Kerry M BovePresidentSell4,731$45.05$213,131.55View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Thomas H WitmerDirectorSell1,490$45.41$67,660.90View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016Ronald N Herring JrPresidentSell4,731$45.29$214,266.99View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Thomas B HotoppDirectorSell1,490$45.51$67,809.90View SEC Filing  
12/10/2015John T Ryan IIIMajor ShareholderSell3,253$45.00$146,385.00View SEC Filing  
12/7/2015John T Ryan IIIMajor ShareholderSell10,000$45.50$455,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2015Douglas K. McclaineVPSell4,696$45.00$211,320.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015William M. LambertCEOSell15,844$44.51$705,216.44View SEC Filing  
3/12/2015Paul R UhlerVPSell2,565$51.00$130,815.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2015Kerry M BovePresidentSell3,789$50.11$189,866.79View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Ronald N Herring JrPresidentSell5,175$50.01$258,801.75View SEC Filing  
2/23/2015Thomas B HotoppDirectorSell1,034$50.00$51,700.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2014Joseph A BiglerVPSell2,298$55.09$126,596.82View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014Douglas K McclaineVPSell3,141$55.57$174,545.37View SEC Filing  
9/10/2014Paul R UhlerVPSell1,491$54.96$81,945.36View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014Joseph A BiglerVPSell2,398$57.38$137,597.24View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014William M LambertCEOSell16,388$56.44$924,938.72View SEC Filing  
8/13/2014Joseph A BiglerVPSell4,224$55.28$233,502.72View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Diane PearseDirectorSell1,140$51.95$59,223.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2014Joseph BiglerVPSell12,236$52.07$637,128.52View SEC Filing  
12/6/2013Joseph BiglerVPSell5,451$50.00$272,550.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Tunon Alvaro GarciaDirectorBuy2,000$47.50$95,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2013Ronald Herring, Jr.PresidentSell10,984$51.14$561,721.76View SEC Filing  
7/30/2013Dennis L ZeitlerCFOSell10,000$52.78$527,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Dennis L ZeitlerCFOSell18,917$49.41$934,688.97View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013John T Ryan IIIMajor ShareholderSell1,400$49.46$69,244.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Kerry M BovePresidentSell5,000$49.52$247,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Joseph A BiglerVPSell5,310$49.23$261,411.30View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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