MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
No risks detected for MSM from our risk checks.
Flawless balance sheet 6 star dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has MSC Industrial Direct's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MSM has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Trade Distributors
1 Year Return
US Trade Distributors
Return vs Industry: MSM underperformed the US Trade Distributors industry which returned 1.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MSM underperformed the US Market which returned 10.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is MSC Industrial Direct's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is MSC Industrial Direct undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MSM ($66.15) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($135.02)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MSM is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MSM is good value based on its PE Ratio (13x) compared to the Trade Distributors industry average (15.4x).
PE vs Market: MSM is good value based on its PE Ratio (13x) compared to the US market (17.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: MSM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MSM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (1.5x).
How is MSC Industrial Direct forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MSM's forecast earnings growth (8% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: MSM's earnings (8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: MSM's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: MSM's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MSM's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if MSM's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has MSC Industrial Direct performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MSM has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: MSM's current net profit margins (8.3%) are lower than last year (10.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MSM's earnings have grown by 7.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MSM's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: MSM had negative earnings growth (-18.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Trade Distributors industry average (5.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MSM's Return on Equity (18.5%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is MSC Industrial Direct's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MSM's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($403.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: MSM's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities ($419.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MSM's debt to equity ratio (26.5%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: MSM's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 37.3% to 26.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MSM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (83.7%).
Interest Coverage: MSM's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (26.9x coverage).
Inventory Level: MSM has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: MSM's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.9x debt).
What is MSC Industrial Direct's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: MSM's dividend (4.54%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.52%).
High Dividend: MSM's dividend (4.54%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.9%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MSM's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: MSM's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (54.4%), MSM's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: MSM's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (62.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Erik Gershwind (48yo)
Mr. Erik David Gershwind has been the Chief Executive Officer of MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. since January 1, 2013. Mr. Gershwind has also been the President of MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. since Octo ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Erik's total compensation ($USD3.87M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.93M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Erik's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP||11.3yrs||US$1.05m||0.017% $612.7k|
|Executive VP and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer||3.3yrs||US$851.48k||0.014% $491.2k|
|Executive VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer||14.2yrs||US$1.08m||0.023% $847.2k|
|VP of Finance||0.08yrs||no data||0.0024% $85.4k|
|Senior VP & Chief Information Officer||12.6yrs||no data||0.0087% $314.9k|
|VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer||7.3yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of Corporate Communications||5.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Sales & Customer Success||0.7yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of New Business Innovation & Transformation||0yrs||US$913.59k||0.015% $563.2k|
Experienced Management: MSM's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.1 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||11.1yrs||US$214.25k||0.029% $1.1m|
|Non-Executive Chairman||22.1yrs||US$402.60k||11.54% $419.5m|
|Independent Director||4.4yrs||US$207.65k||0.010% $373.0k|
|Independent Director||23.8yrs||US$220.15k||0.017% $617.0k|
|Lead Director||12.2yrs||US$224.25k||0.027% $977.7k|
|Independent Director||9.9yrs||US$204.25k||0.025% $924.6k|
|Independent Director||4.4yrs||US$207.65k||0.010% $373.0k|
Experienced Board: MSM's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: MSM insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.
- Ticker: MSM
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1941
- Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$3.636b
- Shares outstanding: 55.39m
- Website: https://www.mscdirect.com
Number of Employees
- MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.
- 75 Maxess Road
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|MSM||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 1995|
|98M||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1995|
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. The company’s MRO products comprise cutting tools, measuring instruments, tooling components, metalworking products, fasteners, flat stock products, raw materials, abrasives, machinery hand and power tools, safety and janitorial supplies, plumbing supplies, materials handling products, power transmission components, and electrical supplies. It offers approximately 1.7 million stock-keeping units through its catalogs and brochures; e-commerce channels, including its Website, mscdirect.com; inventory management solutions; and call-centers and branches. The company serves through its distribution network of 99 branch offices and 12 customer fulfillment centers. It serves individual machine shops, Fortune 100 manufacturing companies, and government agencies, as well as manufacturers of various sizes. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/27 00:58|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/26 00:00|
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