MSC Industrial Direct Company Profile (NYSE:MSM)

About MSC Industrial Direct

MSC Industrial Direct logoMSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. is a North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services. The Company's range of MRO products include cutting tools, measuring instruments, tooling components, metalworking products, fasteners, flat stock, raw materials, abrasives, machinery hand and power tools, safety and janitorial supplies, plumbing supplies, materials handling products, power transmission components and electrical supplies. The Company serves a range of customers throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, from individual machine shops, to manufacturing companies, to government agencies, such as the General Services Administration and the Department of Defense. The Company also serves durable and non-durable goods manufacturing, education and healthcare markets, among others. As of September 3, 2016, the Company had operated a network of 12 customer fulfillment centers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Industrial Equipment Wholesale
  • Sub-Industry: Trading Companies & Distributors
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: MSM
  • CUSIP: 55353010
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $99.02
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $93.53
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $79.02
  • 52-Week Range: $56.92 - $101.55
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.29
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.85
  • P/E Growth: 2.27
  • Market Cap: $5.71B
  • Outstanding Shares: 56,381,000
  • Beta: 0.57
  • Net Margins: 8.10%
  • Return on Equity: 18.33%
  • Return on Assets: 11.35%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.27%
  • Current Ratio: 2.01%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.01%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 9 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.15)
Consensus Price Target: $87.67 (13.01% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/17/2017Credit Suisse Group AGUpgradeUnderperform -> Neutral$75.00 -> $92.00View Rating Details
1/12/2017Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetHold$104.00 -> $89.00View Rating Details
12/8/2016GabelliDowngradeBuy -> Hold$105.00View Rating Details
12/5/2016Raymond James Financial Inc.DowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
12/5/2016Citigroup Inc.DowngradeMarket PerformView Rating Details
12/5/2016William BlairUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
11/29/2016KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$90.00 -> $97.00View Rating Details
11/21/2016StephensUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$102.00View Rating Details
9/4/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/25/2016MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$80.00View Rating Details
7/7/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$80.00 -> $78.00View Rating Details
7/7/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetUnderweight$64.00 -> $66.00View Rating Details
3/21/2016Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutral$80.00View Rating Details
10/28/2015Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral$73.00 -> $69.00View Rating Details
4/9/2015BB&T Corp.DowngradeBuy -> Hold$90.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 1/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/11/2017Q117$0.93$0.95$686.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q416$0.98$1.02$736.53 million$745.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/6/2016Q316$1.00$1.05$727.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/6/2016Q216$0.78$0.80$686.67 million$684.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/6/2016Q116$0.87$0.89$708.73 million$706.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q415$0.95$0.96$739.89 million$727.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/7/2015Q315$0.96$1.03$745.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/8/2015Q215$0.85$0.84$706.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/7/2015Q115$0.98$0.95$732.90 million$731.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q414$1.01$1.02$728.84 million$726.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/9/2014Q314$1.06$1.06$727.35 million$720.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/9/2014Q214$0.85$0.87$665.99 million$661.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/8/2014Q1$0.95$0.99$673.54 million$678.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q413$0.90$0.95$668.50 million$673.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/10/2013Q3 2013$0.98$1.05$637.07 million$636.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/10/2013Q2 2013$0.90$0.90$572.35 million$569.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/10/2013Q1 2013$1.01$1.01$582.62 million$577.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2012Q412$1.07$1.11$632.64 million$635.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/28/2012$1.11$1.10ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/4/2012$0.95$0.95ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/5/2012$0.93$0.95ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.87$0.93ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/30/2011$0.94$0.97ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/6/2011$0.70$0.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/6/2011$0.74$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.92 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.41 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20166$0.77$0.83$0.79
Q2 20163$1.00$1.01$1.00
Q3 20164$0.99$1.01$1.00
Q4 20163$0.97$1.00$0.98
Q1 20172$0.92$0.93$0.93
Q2 20172$0.88$0.90$0.89
Q3 20172$1.08$1.09$1.09
Q4 20172$1.02$1.03$1.03
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM)
Annual Dividend:$1.80
Dividend Yield:1.79%
Dividend Growth:23.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:47.12% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
45.92% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
40.82% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 31.28%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 83.13%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
1/12/2017Charles BonomoVPSell19,667$99.17$1,950,376.39View SEC Filing  
1/12/2017David WrightSVPSell2,866$99.00$283,734.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Christopher DavanzoSVPSell3,881$87.00$337,647.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Douglas E. JonesEVPSell999$84.17$84,085.83View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Steven N. BaruchSVPSell2,169$84.46$183,193.74View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016Charles BonomoVPSell4,042$84.00$339,528.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Christopher DavanzoSVPSell3,000$83.50$250,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2016Douglas E JonesEVPSell4,517$73.01$329,786.17View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Steve ArmstrongSVPSell3,732$73.35$273,742.20View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016David SandlerVice ChairmanSell1,500$74.50$111,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016David SandlerVice ChairmanSell5,411$75.99$411,181.89View SEC Filing  
4/27/2016Christopher DavanzoSVPSell2,106$76.74$161,614.44View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016Steve ArmstrongSVPSell3,732$76.50$285,498.00View SEC Filing  
4/19/2016Charles BonomoVPSell2,661$76.00$202,236.00View SEC Filing  
4/15/2016Gregory PolliSVPSell12,303$74.80$920,264.40View SEC Filing  
4/11/2016Douglas E JonesEVPSell12,119$76.00$921,044.00View SEC Filing  
4/8/2016Philip PellerDirectorSell3,674$75.00$275,550.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016Denis F KellyDirectorBuy2,000$66.53$133,060.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2016Steve ArmstrongSVPSell3,732$66.26$247,282.32View SEC Filing  
2/2/2016Denis F. KellyDirectorBuy2,000$64.96$129,920.00View SEC Filing  
1/19/2016Denis F KellyDirectorSell1,422$59.46$84,552.12View SEC Filing  
7/8/2015Douglas E JonesEVPSell2,141$71.00$152,011.00View SEC Filing  
4/23/2015Denis F KellyDirectorSell1,402$71.91$100,817.82View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015Charles BonomoVPSell2,064$81.29$167,782.56View SEC Filing  
10/31/2014Jeffrey KaczkaCFOSell4,952$80.95$400,864.40View SEC Filing  
8/19/2014Christopher DavanzoVPSell2,105$89.42$188,229.10View SEC Filing  
8/19/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell21,313$89.63$1,910,284.19View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell916$89.49$81,972.84View SEC Filing  
8/15/2014Charles BonomoVPSell2,660$89.00$236,740.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2014Jeffrey KaczkaCFOSell4,952$88.39$437,707.28View SEC Filing  
7/15/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell30,000$89.58$2,687,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell5,710$90.32$515,727.20View SEC Filing  
5/13/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell5,000$91.62$458,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014Erik GershwindCEOSell25,000$91.53$2,288,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell44,848$89.81$4,027,798.88View SEC Filing  
5/7/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell25,000$89.51$2,237,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Douglas JonesEVPSell4,732$92.00$435,344.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Thomas CoxVPSell2,000$91.50$183,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/22/2014Thomas CoxVPSell5,000$89.00$445,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/10/2014Douglas JonesEVPSell2,125$90.05$191,356.25View SEC Filing  
4/10/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell12,500$89.97$1,124,625.00View SEC Filing  
1/17/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell1,900$88.61$168,359.00View SEC Filing  
1/17/2014Steve ArmstrongSVPSell3,422$88.79$303,839.38View SEC Filing  
1/16/2014Eileen McguireEVPSell46,814$88.56$4,145,847.84View SEC Filing  
1/16/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell25,000$88.43$2,210,750.00View SEC Filing  
1/15/2014David SandlerChairmanSell3,727$87.87$327,491.49View SEC Filing  
1/14/2014David SandlerChairmanSell19,933$86.65$1,727,194.45View SEC Filing  
1/14/2014Erik GershwindCEOSell16,332$86.17$1,407,328.44View SEC Filing  
1/14/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell90,002$86.60$7,794,173.20View SEC Filing  
1/13/2014Erik GershwindCEOSell13,334$85.03$1,133,790.02View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Charles BonomoVPSell4,591$84.86$389,592.26View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Erik GershwindCEOSell20,334$85.17$1,731,846.78View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell40,002$84.91$3,396,569.82View SEC Filing  
1/9/2014Christopher DavanzoVPSell2,434$84.63$205,989.42View SEC Filing  
1/9/2014David SandlerChairmanSell11,830$84.10$994,903.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2013Denis KellyDirectorSell5,000$76.72$383,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2013Eileen McguireEVPSell10,000$75.26$752,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell12,000$83.90$1,006,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Erik GershwindCEOSell25,000$84.31$2,107,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Philip PellerDirectorSell5,526$84.00$464,184.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Thomas CoxVPSell10,000$84.27$842,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Charles BonomoVPSell5,320$84.10$447,412.00View SEC Filing  
7/22/2013Steve ArmstrongSVPSell4,310$79.73$343,636.30View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell30,000$83.64$2,509,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Douglas E JonesEVPSell12,119$83.58$1,012,906.02View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell49,992$83.95$4,196,828.40View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Erik GershwindCEOSell5,950$83.50$496,825.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Christopher DavanzoVPSell2,210$83.55$184,645.50View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Erik GershwindCEOSell4,050$83.50$338,175.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell30,000$82.78$2,483,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell45,000$81.79$3,680,550.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell30,000$80.81$2,424,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2012Denis KellyDirectorSell5,000$69.84$349,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2012Denis F KellyDirectorSell5,000$73.26$366,300.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Last Updated on 1/19/2017 by Staff