MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. (MSM): Price and Financial Metrics

MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. (MSM): $79.03

-0.94 (-1.18%)

POWR Rating

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  • MSM scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 88.18% of US stocks.
  • MSM's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • MSM ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 44th percentile.

MSM Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for MSM is 2.7 -- better than 81.07% of US stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 84.01% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, MSM is more volatile than just 3.05% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to MSM, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are AIT, SITE, LZB, URBN, and FL.
  • Visit MSM's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

MSM Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, MSM's price/sales ratio is 8.33% higher, now standing at 1.3.
  • Over the past 243 months, MSM's price/earnings ratio has gone down 7.1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MSM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MSM 2022-09-02 1.3 3.4 14.6 12.6
MSM 2022-09-01 1.3 3.4 14.7 12.7
MSM 2022-08-31 1.3 3.4 14.7 12.7
MSM 2022-08-30 1.3 3.5 14.9 12.8
MSM 2022-08-29 1.3 3.5 15.2 13.0
MSM 2022-08-26 1.3 3.5 15.2 13.0

MSM Growth Metrics

    The 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -15.17%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 5.23%.
  • Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 10.95%.
MSM's revenue has moved up $465,438,000 over the prior 52 months.

The table below shows MSM's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-06-30 3,500.679 220.404 301.589
2022-03-31 3,408.394 162.949 296.366
2021-12-31 3,319.867 179.036 244.52
2021-09-30 3,243.224 224.462 216.907
2021-06-30 3,159.925 321.158 203.469
2021-03-31 3,128.603 359.858 186.738

MSM's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • MSM has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 92.24% of graded US stocks.
  • MSM's asset turnover comes in at 1.369 -- ranking 60th of 105 Wholesale stocks.
  • CHEF, DLA, and INT are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with MSM.

The table below shows MSM's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-08-28 1.369 0.411 0.179
2021-05-29 1.345 0.410 0.173
2021-02-27 1.293 0.410 0.152
2020-11-28 1.288 0.420 0.184
2020-08-29 1.302 0.421 0.202
2020-05-30 1.350 0.422 0.220

MSM Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of MSM, see our MSM price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $100.71 Average Broker Recommendation 1.6 (Moderate Buy)

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MSM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $79.03 52-week high $87.99
Prev. close $79.97 52-week low $71.69
Day low $78.77 Volume 46,167
Day high $79.68 Avg. volume 411,806
50-day MA $79.78 Dividend yield 3.75%
200-day MA $81.36 Market Cap 4.42B

MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. (MSM) Company Bio

MSC Industrial Direct is a North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services. The company was founded in 1941 and is based in Melville, New York.

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Latest MSM News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate MSM as an investment opportunity.

Are Investors Undervaluing MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) By 43%?

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Yahoo | August 8, 2022

MSC Industrial Supply Acquires Tower Fasteners For Undisclosed Sum

MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE: MSM) has acquired Tower Fasteners, a Holtsville, New York-based valued-added distributor of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) fasteners and components. Financial Terms were not disclosed. MSC made the acquisition through its All Integrated Solutions (AIS) subsidiary. Under the equity purchase agreement, Tower will continue to operate under its current name after becoming an MSC company. Tower's revenue for calendar 2021 was ~$35 million. Mark Shannon, Pres

Yahoo | August 3, 2022


MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. (NYSE: MSM), a premier distributor of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations supplies to industrial customers throughout North America, today announced that it has acquired Tower Fasteners, a Holtsville, New York-based valued-added distributor of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) fasteners and components.

Yahoo | August 3, 2022

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MSM Price Returns

1-mo -4.24%
3-mo -1.98%
6-mo 5.20%
1-year 0.31%
3-year 40.64%
5-year 50.82%
YTD -3.31%
2021 3.09%
2020 25.33%
2019 5.76%
2018 -18.26%
2017 6.96%

MSM Dividends

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