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MSA Safety Inc (MSA) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

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MSA Safety Inc (MSA) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. MSA Safety Inc develops, manufactures & supplies safety products that protect people & facility infrastructure. Its products include fixed gas & flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, head protection product & fall protection device. MSA Safety Inc has a market cap of $4.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $104.22 with a P/E ratio of 62.42 and P/S ratio of 3.00. The dividend yield of MSA Safety Inc stocks is 1.47%. MSA Safety Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 0.30% over the past ten years.

For the last quarter MSA Safety Inc reported a revenue of $361.8 million, compared with the revenue of $346.1 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $1.4 billion, an increase of 13.5% from last year. For the last five years MSA Safety Inc had an average revenue growth rate of 3.4% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $3.18 for the year, an increase of 374.6% from previous year. Over the last five years MSA Safety Inc had an average EPS decline of 5.4% a year. The MSA Safety Inc had a decent operating margin of 13.92%, compared with the operating margin of 5.52% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of MSA Safety Inc is 11.87%. The profitability rank of the company is 7 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, MSA Safety Inc has the cash and cash equivalents of $140.1 million, compared with $134.2 million in the previous year. The long term debt was $341.3 million, compared with $447.8 million in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is 10. MSA Safety Inc has a financial strength rank of 6 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $104.22, MSA Safety Inc is traded at 98.5% premium to its historical median P/S valuation band of $52.51. The P/S ratio of the stock is 3.00, while the historical median P/S ratio is 1.52. The stock gained 28.09% during the past 12 months.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of MSA, click here.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.