NYSE:MSM

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Executive Summary

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

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Fundamentals

6 star dividend payer with excellent balance sheet.


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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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.5%

NYSE:MSM

-3.1%

US Trade Distributors

-0.9%

US Market


1 Year Return

-15.2%

NYSE:MSM

-13.6%

US Trade Distributors

3.8%

US Market

MSM underperformed the Trade Distributors industry which returned -13.9% over the past year.

MSM underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3.3% over the past year.


Share holder returns

MSMIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.5%-3.1%-0.9%
30 Day-3.5%-2.9%1.1%
90 Day-15.2%-8.2%1.1%
1 Year-12.3%-15.2%-12.0%-13.6%6.1%3.8%
3 Year6.5%-1.7%31.1%25.3%45.2%35.5%
5 Year-5.7%-20.0%16.7%8.6%59.9%42.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is MSC Industrial Direct's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is MSC Industrial Direct undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

0.89%

Discount to future cash flow value


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

MSC Industrial Direct's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).

MSC Industrial Direct's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

MSC Industrial Direct is good value based on earnings compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average.

MSC Industrial Direct is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

MSC Industrial Direct is poor value based on expected growth next year.


Price Based on Value of Assets

MSC Industrial Direct is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average.


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Future Growth

How is MSC Industrial Direct expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?

8.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

MSC Industrial Direct's revenue is expected to grow by 3.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

MSC Industrial Direct's earnings are expected to grow by 8.5% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

MSC Industrial Direct's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.

MSC Industrial Direct's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.

MSC Industrial Direct's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if MSC Industrial Direct will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.


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Past Performance

How has MSC Industrial Direct performed over the past 5 years?

7.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

MSC Industrial Direct's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.

MSC Industrial Direct's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.

MSC Industrial Direct's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average.


Return on Equity

MSC Industrial Direct has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%).


Return on Assets

MSC Industrial Direct used its assets more efficiently than the US Trade Distributors industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

MSC Industrial Direct has improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is MSC Industrial Direct's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

MSC Industrial Direct is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

MSC Industrial Direct's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

MSC Industrial Direct's level of debt (36.5%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (19.4% vs 36.5% today).

Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (55.9%, greater than 20% of total debt).

Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 27.8x coverage).


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2.3x debt.


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Dividend

What is MSC Industrial Direct's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

4.26%

Expected Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

MSC Industrial Direct's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.44%).

MSC Industrial Direct's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.78%).

Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (2.2x coverage).


Future Payout to Shareholders

Dividends after 3 years are expected to be covered by earnings (1.6x coverage).


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Management

What is the CEO of MSC Industrial Direct's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

5.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Erik Gershwind (48yo)

6.5yrs

Tenure

US$4,461,519

Compensation

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

Erik's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Erik's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.


Management Age and Tenure

5.7yrs

Average Tenure

52.5yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the MSC Industrial Direct management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.


Board Age and Tenure

10.5yrs

Average Tenure

66yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the MSC Industrial Direct board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.


Insider Trading

MSC Industrial Direct individual insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

SellUS$67,77801 May 19
Steven Baruch
EntityIndividual
Role
Executive VP and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
Shares5,404
Max PriceUS$82.00
SellUS$177,52125 Apr 19
Douglas Jones
EntityIndividual
Role
Executive VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer
Shares2,126
Max PriceUS$83.50
SellUS$131,84711 Feb 19
Gregory Polli
EntityIndividual
Shares10,036
Max PriceUS$82.60
SellUS$223,00811 Feb 19
Gregory Polli
EntityIndividual
Shares2,699.94
Max PriceUS$82.60
SellUS$49,92230 Jan 19
Charles Bonomo
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer
Shares601.39
Max PriceUS$83.01
SellUS$96,97329 Jan 19
Denis Kelly
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares1,180
Max PriceUS$82.18
SellUS$436,57922 Jan 19
Steve Armstrong
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior VP
Shares5,293
Max PriceUS$82.48
SellUS$105,59416 Nov 18
David Wright
EntityIndividual
Shares5,404
Max PriceUS$89.00
SellUS$71,50009 Nov 18
Rustom Jilla
EntityIndividual
Role
Executive VP & CFO
Shares2,500
Max PriceUS$87.50
BuyUS$7,526,14506 Nov 18
Erik Gershwind
EntityIndividual
Role
President
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares91,338
Max PriceUS$83.03
SellUS$8,43030 Oct 18
David Wright
EntityIndividual
Shares109.73
Max PriceUS$76.83
SellUS$12,40230 Oct 18
Gregory Polli
EntityIndividual
Shares161.42
Max PriceUS$76.83
SellUS$22,89630 Oct 18
Douglas Jones
EntityIndividual
Role
Executive VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer
Shares298.02
Max PriceUS$76.83
SellUS$4630 Oct 18
Erik Gershwind
EntityIndividual
Role
President
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares0.6
Max PriceUS$76.83
SellUS$34,02830 Oct 18
Rustom Jilla
EntityIndividual
Role
Executive VP & CFO
Shares442.9
Max PriceUS$76.83
SellUS$18,60630 Oct 18
Steve Armstrong
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior VP
Shares242.17
Max PriceUS$76.83
SellUS$8,49630 Oct 18
Steven Baruch
EntityIndividual
Role
Executive VP and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
Shares110.58
Max PriceUS$76.83
SellUS$38,14723 Oct 18
Kari Heerdt
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior VP & Chief People Officer
Shares473
Max PriceUS$80.65
SellUS$23,47423 Oct 18
Steven Baruch
EntityIndividual
Role
Executive VP and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
Shares291.05
Max PriceUS$80.65
SellUS$24,94823 Oct 18
Gregory Polli
EntityIndividual
Shares309.34
Max PriceUS$80.65
SellUS$19,71823 Oct 18
David Wright
EntityIndividual
Shares244.49
Max PriceUS$80.65
SellUS$32,84223 Oct 18
Charles Bonomo
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer
Shares407.21
Max PriceUS$80.65
SellUS$40,65223 Oct 18
Steve Armstrong
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior VP
Shares504.06
Max PriceUS$80.65
SellUS$45,50023 Oct 18
Douglas Jones
EntityIndividual
Role
Executive VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer
Shares564.17
Max PriceUS$80.65
SellUS$67,67823 Oct 18
Rustom Jilla
EntityIndividual
Role
Executive VP & CFO
Shares839.16
Max PriceUS$80.65
SellUS$8923 Oct 18
Erik Gershwind
EntityIndividual
Role
President
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares1.11
Max PriceUS$80.65
SellUS$132,64122 Aug 18
Denis Kelly
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares1,500
Max PriceUS$88.43
SellUS$136,41130 Jul 18
Gregory Polli
EntityIndividual
Shares8,696
Max PriceUS$82.38

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Rustom Jilla (58yo)

    Executive VP & CFO

    • Tenure: 4.0yrs
    • Compensation: $1.67m
  • Steve Armstrong (61yo)

    Senior VP

    • Tenure: 10.8yrs
    • Compensation: $1.13m
  • Steve Baruch (51yo)

    Executive VP and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

    • Tenure: 2.7yrs
    • Compensation: $987.89k
  • Charles Bonomo (54yo)

    Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

    • Tenure: 12.0yrs
  • Erik Gershwind (48yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 6.5yrs
    • Compensation: $4.46m
  • Kari Heerdt (51yo)

    Senior VP & Chief People Officer

    • Tenure: 4.9yrs
    • Compensation: $913.59k
  • Paul Mason

    Director of Corporate Communications

    • Tenure: 4.5yrs
  • Eddie Martin (49yo)

    Senior Vice President of Sales & Customer Success

    • Tenure: 0.1yrs
  • John Chironna

    VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer

    • Tenure: 6.8yrs
  • Doug Jones (55yo)

    Executive VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer

    • Tenure: 13.6yrs
    • Compensation: $1.22m

Board Members

  • Roger Fradin (66yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 21.0yrs
    • Compensation: $203.46k
  • Denis Kelly (70yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 23.3yrs
    • Compensation: $221.06k
  • Erik Gershwind (48yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 8.8yrs
    • Compensation: $4.46m
  • Louise Goeser (66yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 10.5yrs
    • Compensation: $213.46k
  • Mitchell Jacobson (68yo)

    Non-Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 21.5yrs
    • Compensation: $428.83k
  • Jonathan L. Byrnes (71yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 9.3yrs
    • Compensation: $203.46k
  • Mike Kaufmann (56yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
    • Compensation: $208.56k
  • Steven Paladino (62yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
    • Compensation: $204.86k
  • Philip Peller (80yo)

    Lead Director

    • Tenure: 11.6yrs
    • Compensation: $223.46k

Company Information

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.
  • Ticker: MSM
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1941
  • Industry: trading companies and distributors
  • Sector: capital goods
  • Market Cap: US$3.881b
  • Shares outstanding: 55.20m
  • Website: Click here

Number of Employees


Location

  • MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.
  • 75 Maxess Road
  • Melville
  • New York
  • 11747
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MSMNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesClass A Common StockUSUSDDec 1995
98MDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockDEEURDec 1995

Biography

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The co ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/07/22 23:43
End of Day Share Price2019/07/22 00:00
Earnings2019/06/01
Annual Earnings2018/09/01


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.