MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA): The Best Of Both Worlds

As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA), it is a highly-regarded dividend payer with a a great track record of delivering benchmark-beating performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on MSA Safety here.

Established dividend payer with proven track record

Over the past few years, MSA has more than doubled its earnings, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. In addition to beating its historical values, MSA also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of -1.2%. This is an optimistic signal for the future.

NYSE:MSA Income Statement, March 8th 2019
NYSE:MSA Income Statement, March 8th 2019

MSA is also a dividend company, with ample net income to cover its dividend payout, which has been consistently growing over the past decade, keeping income investors happy.

NYSE:MSA Historical Dividend Yield, March 8th 2019
NYSE:MSA Historical Dividend Yield, March 8th 2019

Next Steps:

For MSA Safety, there are three important aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for MSA’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for MSA’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are MSA’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of MSA? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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