MSA Safety

Established in 1914, MSA is the world's leading manufacturer of safety products designed to protect people throughout the world. Many MSA products, while simple to use and maintain, are sophisticated in design in that they typically integrate any combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations.

With headquarters located in Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania, MSA employs approximately 5,000 associates and maintains operations that extend around the world. These resources include manufacturing operations on five continents, major R&D centers in the US, Germany and China, and more than 40 international locations that help protect lives in more than 140 countries. 

A publicly held company, MSA's stock is traded over the NYSE exchange under the symbol MSA. The company has annual revenues of approximately $1 billion and has achieved record growth in revenue in 8 of the past 10 years.

Cranberry Township, US
Size (employees)
5,000 (est)
MSA Safety was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Cranberry Township, US

Key People at MSA Safety

Kerry Michael Bove

Kerry Michael Bove

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Ken Krause

Ken Krause

Director-Global Finance
Markus H. Weber

Markus H. Weber

Chief Information Officer & Vice President
Joseph A. Bigler

Joseph A. Bigler

Chief Customer Officer & Vice President
Douglas K. McClaine

Douglas K. McClaine

Secretary, Vice President & General Counsel

MSA Safety Office Locations

MSA Safety has an office in Cranberry Township
Cranberry Township, US (HQ)
1000 Cranberry Woods Dr, Cranberry Twp

MSA Safety Metrics

MSA Safety Financial Metrics

MSA Safety's revenue was reported to be $1.1 b in FY, 2016 which is a 2% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

$1.1 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

$523.6 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

$93.9 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

$164.2 m

Market capitalization (22-May-2017)

$3 b

Closing share price (22-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$113.8 m
MSA Safety's current market capitalization is $3 b.
FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$982.7 m$1.1 b$1.1 b$1.1 b$1.1 b$1.1 b$1.1 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$606.5 m$654.4 m$620.9 m$615.2 m$618.5 m$629.7 m$625.9 m

Gross profit

$376.1 m$463.8 m$500.4 m$496.7 m$518.1 m$500.2 m$523.6 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

$376.5 m$390.9 m$389.2 m


$120.1 m$127.2 m$111 m$164.2 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$8.7 m$14.1 m$11.3 m$10.7 m$9.9 m$10.9 m$16.4 m

Pre tax profit

$120.1 m$127.2 m$111 m$151.9 m

Income tax expense

$18.3 m$35.1 m$41 m$44.4 m$57.8 m

Net Income

$88 m$87.9 m$67.9 m$93.9 m
Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016


$62 m$59.9 m$82.7 m$96.3 m$106 m$105.9 m$113.8 m

Accounts Receivable


$136.8 m$123 m$125.8 m$103.1 m

Current Assets

$501 m$497.9 m$505 m$472.8 m


$155.8 m$148.7 m


$260.1 m$252.5 m$340.3 m$333.3 m

Total Assets

$1.2 b$1.3 b$1.4 b$1.4 b

Accounts Payable

$66.9 m$70.2 m$68.2 m$62.7 m

Current Liabilities

$191.6 m$234.1 m$251.9 m$221.4 m

Retained Earnings

$792.2 m$835.1 m$858.6 m$901.4 m

Total Equity

$516.5 m$561.2 m

Financial Leverage

2.8 x2.4 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$88 m$87.9 m$67.9 m$93.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$30.8 m$29.9 m$31.7 m$35.3 m

Accounts Receivable


($9.4 m)$14.4 m

Accounts Payable

$10.7 m$57 m$20.3 m

Cash From Operating Activities

$110.8 m$107 m$55.3 m$134.9 m

Capital Expenditures

($36.5 m)($33.6 m)($36.2 m)($25.5 m)

Long-term Borrowings

($306.8 m)($421.7 m)($291.5 m)($443.6 m)

Dividends Paid

($44 m)($45.6 m)($47.4 m)($49.1 m)

Free Cash Flow

$147.3 m$140.6 m$91.5 m$160.4 m
Y, 2016


$229.9 k

Financial Leverage

2.4 x

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