MSC Industrial Direct Company Company Profile (NYSE:MSM)

About MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)

MSC Industrial Direct Company 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 Machinery
  • Sub-Industry: Trading Companies & Distributors
  • Symbol: NYSE:MSM
  • CUSIP: 55353010
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $4.53 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 56,952,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $74.05
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $79.68
  • 52 Week Range: $65.42 - $105.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 19.85
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.17
  • P/E Growth: 1.92
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.88 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.57
  • Book Value: $21.47 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.71
  • Annual Dividend: $1.80
  • Dividend Yield: 2.3%
  • EBITDA: $443.59 million
  • Net Margins: 8.07%
  • Return on Equity: 20.05%
  • Return on Assets: 11.38%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.16%
  • Current Ratio: 1.87%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.98%
  • Average Volume: 544,248 shs.
  • Beta: 0.54
  • Short Ratio: 4.57

Frequently Asked Questions for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)

What is MSC Industrial Direct Company's stock symbol?

MSC Industrial Direct Company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MSM."

How often does MSC Industrial Direct Company pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for MSC Industrial Direct Company?

MSC Industrial Direct Company declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 7th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.45 per share on Tuesday, August 1st. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.26%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 14th. View MSC Industrial Direct Company's Dividend History.

How were MSC Industrial Direct Company's earnings last quarter?

MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. (NYSE:MSM) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 6th. The company reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.05. The company earned $727.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $734.85 million. MSC Industrial Direct Company had a return on equity of 20.05% and a net margin of 8.07%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.03 earnings per share. View MSC Industrial Direct Company's Earnings History.

When will MSC Industrial Direct Company make its next earnings announcement?

MSC Industrial Direct Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 31st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for MSC Industrial Direct Company.

Where is MSC Industrial Direct Company's stock going? Where will MSC Industrial Direct Company's stock price be in 2017?

15 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for MSC Industrial Direct Company's stock. Their predictions range from $76.00 to $103.00. On average, they expect MSC Industrial Direct Company's share price to reach $88.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for MSC Industrial Direct Company.

Who are some of MSC Industrial Direct Company's key competitors?

Who are MSC Industrial Direct Company's key executives?

MSC Industrial Direct Company's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Erik Gershwind, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Rustom F. Jilla, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Douglas E. Jones, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer
  • Christopher L. Davanzo, Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller
  • Charles Bonomo, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Steven Armstrong, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • David Wright, Senior Vice President, Sales
  • Steven Baruch, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Marketing
  • Kari D. Heerdt, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer
  • Gregory Polli, Senior Vice President, Product Management

Who owns MSC Industrial Direct Company stock?

MSC Industrial Direct Company's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fisher Asset Management LLC (1.09%), Hermes Investment Management Ltd. (0.59%), Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID (0.36%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.10%), Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. (0.04%) and State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.03%). Company insiders that own MSC Industrial Direct Company stock include Charles Bonomo, Christopher Davanzo, David Sandler, David Wright, Denis F Kelly, Douglas E Jones, Gregory Polli, Kari D Heerdt, Philip Peller, Rustom Jilla, Steve Armstrong and Steven N Baruch. View Institutional Ownership Trends for MSC Industrial Direct Company.

Who sold MSC Industrial Direct Company stock? Who is selling MSC Industrial Direct Company stock?

MSC Industrial Direct Company's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Hermes Investment Management Ltd., Fisher Asset Management LLC and State Treasurer State of Michigan. Company insiders that have sold MSC Industrial Direct Company stock in the last year include Charles Bonomo, Christopher Davanzo, David Wright, Denis F Kelly, Douglas E Jones, Gregory Polli, Kari D Heerdt, Philip Peller, Rustom Jilla, Steve Armstrong and Steven N Baruch. View Insider Buying and Selling for MSC Industrial Direct Company.

Who bought MSC Industrial Direct Company stock? Who is buying MSC Industrial Direct Company stock?

MSC Industrial Direct Company's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID, Alpha Windward LLC and Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought MSC Industrial Direct Company stock in the last two years include Denis F Kelly and Philip Peller. View Insider Buying and Selling for MSC Industrial Direct Company.

How do I buy MSC Industrial Direct Company stock?

Shares of MSC Industrial Direct Company 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 MSC Industrial Direct Company's stock price today?

One share of MSC Industrial Direct Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $79.60.

MarketBeat Community Rating for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE MSM)
Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  163 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  326 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  489
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about MSC Industrial Direct Company 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 MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 9 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.27)
Consensus Price Target: $88.67 (11.39% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)
Price Target History for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)
Analysts' Ratings History for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/17/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
10/13/2017GabelliUpgradeHold -> Buy$94.00N/AView Rating Details
10/9/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$79.00 -> $83.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$93.00N/AView Rating Details
9/25/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncInitiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$77.00LowView Rating Details
8/4/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$80.00 -> $76.00LowView Rating Details
7/25/2017Northcoast ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutralMediumView Rating Details
7/14/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$88.00 -> $78.00LowView Rating Details
7/13/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingNeutral$92.00 -> $85.00MediumView Rating Details
4/19/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Buy$103.00MediumView Rating Details
4/7/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingSell$85.00LowView Rating Details
1/26/2017Deutsche Bank AGUpgradeSell -> Hold$91.00N/AView Rating Details
12/5/2016Citigroup Inc.DowngradeMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
12/5/2016William BlairUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
11/21/2016StephensUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$102.00N/AView Rating Details
9/4/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
8/25/2016MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$80.00N/AView Rating Details
3/21/2016Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutral$80.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)
Earnings by Quarter for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)
Earnings History by Quarter for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE MSM)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/31/2017$1.00N/AView Earnings Details
7/12/2017Q3 17$1.09$1.09$744.49 million$743.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/6/2017Q2 2017$0.90$0.93$697.85 million$703.78 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/11/2017Q117$0.93$0.95$685.12 million$686.27 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$734.85 million$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$0.96$0.96$739.89 million$727.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/7/2015Q315$0.96$1.03$744.53 million$745.48 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/8/2015Q215$0.85$0.84$716.46 million$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 Company (NYSE:MSM)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.89
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.35
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.92$0.93$0.93
Q2 20172$0.88$0.90$0.89
Q3 20172$1.09$1.09$1.09
Q4 20173$0.97$1.01$0.99
Q1 20183$1.01$1.04$1.03
Q2 20183$0.98$1.00$0.99
Q3 20183$1.17$1.24$1.21
Q4 20183$1.09$1.17$1.13
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)
Most Recent Dividend:8/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.80
Dividend Yield:2.26%
Dividend Growth:23.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:45.11% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
45.34% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
41.10% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 31.28%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 75.59%
Insider Trades by Quarter for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)
Insider Trades by Quarter for MSC Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/19/2017Philip PellerDirectorBuy1,000$72.00$72,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017Christopher DavanzoSVPSell2,942$105.50$310,381.00View SEC Filing  
2/17/2017Douglas E JonesEVPSell19,807$104.50$2,069,831.50View SEC Filing  
2/17/2017Kari D HeerdtSVPSell3,563$104.42$372,048.46View SEC Filing  
1/31/2017Christopher DavanzoSVPSell5,000$103.50$517,500.00View SEC Filing  
1/26/2017Gregory PolliSVPSell10,641$103.51$1,101,449.91View SEC Filing  
1/24/2017Philip PellerDirectorSell1,772$101.00$178,972.00View SEC Filing  
1/23/2017Denis F KellyDirectorSell998$100.30$100,099.40View SEC Filing  
1/20/2017David WrightSVPSell2,341$100.00$234,100.00View SEC Filing  
1/18/2017Denis F KellyDirectorSell774$99.28$76,842.72View SEC Filing  
1/18/2017Rustom JillaCFOSell3,806$100.00$380,600.00View SEC Filing  
1/18/2017Steve ArmstrongSVPSell11,698$100.57$1,176,467.86View SEC Filing  
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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