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MSA Safety is a company that develops, manufactures, and supplies safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures in the oil, gas, petrochemical, fire service, construction, utilities, and mining industries. Its core product offerings include permanently installed fixed gas and flame detection instruments, such as permanently installed gas detection monitoring systems, and flame detectors and open-path infrared gas detectors, as well as replacement components and related services to detect the presence or absence of various gases in the air. The company also provides breathing apparatus products, such as self-contained breathing apparatus, face masks, and respirators, hand-held portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, firefighter helmets and protective apparel, and fall protection equipment comprising confined space equipment, harnesses, fall arrest equipment, lanyards, and lifelines.

TypePublic
Founded1914
HQCranberry Township, PA, US
Websitemsasafety.com
Employee Ratings3.7
Overall CultureD

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)4,800
Revenue (FY, 2020)$1.3 B(-3%)
Share Price (Nov 2021)$152.6(-1%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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Key People/Management at MSA Safety

Nish J. Vartanian

Nish J. Vartanian

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Ken Krause

Ken Krause

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Treasurer
Stephanie L. Sciullo

Stephanie L. Sciullo

Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Glennis A. Williams

Glennis A. Williams

Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Joseph A. Bigler

Joseph A. Bigler

Chief Customer Officer & Vice President
Steven C. Blanco

Steven C. Blanco

Vice President, President MSA Americas
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MSA Safety Office Locations

MSA Safety has offices in Cranberry Township, Jacksonville, Lake Forest, La Porte and in 37 other locations
Cranberry Township, PA, US (HQ)
1100 Cranberry Woods Dr
Jacksonville, NC, US
352 White St
La Porte, TX, US
4330 New W Dr
Lake Forest, CA, US
26776 Simpatica Cir
Murrysville, PA, US
3880 Meadowbrook Rd
Tinley Park, IL, US
8047 185th St
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MSA Safety Financials and Metrics

MSA Safety Revenue

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MSA Safety's revenue was reported to be $1.35 b in FY, 2020 which is a 3.8% decrease from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q2, 2021)

341.3m

Gross profit (Q2, 2021)

152.9m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2021), %

44.8%

Net income (Q2, 2021)

25.4m

EBIT (Q2, 2021)

35.1m

Market capitalization (12-Nov-2021)

6.1b

Closing stock price (12-Nov-2021)

152.6

Cash (30-Jun-2021)

174.1m

EV

6.2b
MSA Safety's current market capitalization is $6.1 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

1.4b1.4b1.3b

Revenue growth, %

3%(4%)

Cost of goods sold

746.2m765.4m757.8m

Gross profit

611.9m636.6m590.4m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Revenue

326.0m349.7m351.0m341.1m314.4m304.4m308.4m341.3m

Cost of goods sold

176.1m188.6m192.3m183.8m172.8m172.2m173.7m188.4m

Gross profit

150.0m161.1m158.7m157.4m141.6m132.2m134.7m152.9m

Gross profit Margin, %

46%46%45%46%45%43%44%45%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

140.1m152.2m160.7m

Accounts Receivable

245.0m255.1m252.3m

Prepaid Expenses

45.5m34.4m38.5m

Inventories

156.6m185.0m197.8m
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

125.1m137.6m121.2m

Depreciation and Amortization

37.9m38.0m39.7m

Inventories

(11.1m)(23.2m)(8.6m)

Accounts Payable

18.0m5.8m13.5m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Net Income

23.4m63.5m106.1m43.8m80.2m108.4m36.6m62.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

9.3m18.8m28.3m9.6m19.4m29.3m10.5m22.1m

Inventories

(16.1m)(25.4m)(34.0m)(19.0m)(46.9m)(70.1m)(10.8m)(21.4m)

Accounts Payable

(10.5m)(13.4m)(3.6m)(6.8m)22.7m10.8m(14.0m)(1.6m)
USDFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

22.2 x

EV/CFO

14.6 x

EV/FCF

16.7 x

Revenue/Employee

282.9k

Debt/Equity

0.6 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2.5 x
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MSA Safety Operating Metrics

FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Distribution Centers

3.2 k3.1 k2.7 k
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MSA Safety Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
BacharachMay 24, 2021
Bristol UniformsJanuary 25, 2021$60 m
Sierra MonitorApril 02, 2019$33 m
Globe Holding Co.June 28, 2017$215 m
SenscientSeptember 19, 2016
Latchways GroupSeptember 01, 2015$190 m
General MonitorsSeptember 07, 2010
Microsensor SystemsSeptember 01, 2005
Compañia MSA de Argentina S.A.
General Monitors, Inc.
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MSA Safety Revenue Breakdown

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MSA Safety revenue breakdown by business segment: 64.8% from Americas and 35.2% from International

MSA Safety revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 55.7% from United States and 44.3% from Other

MSA Safety Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

80/100

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MSA Safety Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

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MSA Safety Online and Social Media Presence

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MSA Safety Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D

    60/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    70/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    67/100

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MSA Safety News and Updates

MSA schedules third quarter earnings webcast

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, today announced that Nish Vartanian, Chairman, President and CEO, and Kenneth Krause, Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer, will …

Introducing the ALTAIR io™ 4 Gas Detection Wearable

Introducing the ALTAIR io™ 4 Gas Detection Wearable. Part of the MSA Connected Work Platform, the ALTAIR io 4 is designed with fully integrated cellular connectivity to help provide real-time visibility across your worksites from day one

New Connected Services Platform From MSA Safety

With the many complexities in implementing a world class safety program, combined with the millions of workplace injuries that continue to occur every year, the value of technology that simplifies safety procedures and connects safety managers to their employees working in hazardous environments has…

Worker Safety is About to Change with New Connected Services Platform from MSA Safety

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With the many complexities in implementing a world class safety program, combined with the millions of workplace injuries that continue to occur every year, the value of technology that simplifies safety procedures and connects safety managers to...

Worker safety is about to change with new connected services platform from MSA safety

With the many complexities in implementing a world class safety program, combined with the millions of workplace injuries that continue to occur every year, the value of technology that simplifies safety procedures and connects safety managers to their employees working in hazardous environments, ha…

MSA Safety holds ribbon cutting on Cranberry Township manufacturing facility

Cranberry Township-based MSA Safety celebrated its new 20,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in that city with a ribbon cutting Friday, Sept. 17.
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MSA Safety Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was MSA Safety founded?

    MSA Safety was founded in 1914.

  • Who are MSA Safety key executives?

    MSA Safety's key executives are Nish J. Vartanian, Ken Krause and Stephanie L. Sciullo.

  • How many employees does MSA Safety have?

    MSA Safety has 4,800 employees.

  • What is MSA Safety revenue?

    Latest MSA Safety annual revenue is $1.3 b.

  • What is MSA Safety revenue per employee?

    Latest MSA Safety revenue per employee is $280.9 k.

  • Who are MSA Safety competitors?

    Competitors of MSA Safety include Axon, R. Stahl and MTS Systems.

  • Where is MSA Safety headquarters?

    MSA Safety headquarters is located at 1100 Cranberry Woods Dr, Cranberry Township.

  • Where are MSA Safety offices?

    MSA Safety has offices in Cranberry Township, Jacksonville, Lake Forest, La Porte and in 37 other locations.

  • How many offices does MSA Safety have?

    MSA Safety has 41 offices.