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 offices in Cranberry Township, Toronto, Edmonton, Murrysville and in 9 other locations
Cranberry Township, US (HQ)
1000 Cranberry Woods Dr
Lier, BE
17 Duwijckstraat
Sant Just Desvern, ES
7 Carrer De Narcís Monturiol
Zwaag, NL
33 De Factorij
Berlin, DE
1 Thiemannstraße
Sao Paulo, BR
138 Av. Roberto Gordon
Macul, CL
600 Domingo Arteaga
Lake Forest, US
26776 Simpatica Cir
Jacksonville, US
352 White St
Murrysville, US
3880 Meadowbrook Rd
Edmonton, CA
16435 118 Ave Nw
Toronto, CA
5535 Eglinton Ave W

MSA Safety Data and 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 (23-Jun-2017)

3.1 b

Closing share price (23-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

113.8 m
MSA Safety's current market capitalization is $3.1 b.
USDFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


982.7 m1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

606.5 m654.4 m620.9 m615.2 m618.5 m629.7 m625.9 m

Gross profit

376.1 m463.8 m500.4 m496.7 m518.1 m500.2 m523.6 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

376.5 m390.9 m389.2 m


120.1 m127.2 m111 m164.2 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

8.7 m14.1 m11.3 m10.7 m9.9 m10.9 m16.4 m

Pre tax profit

120.1 m127.2 m111 m151.9 m

Income tax expense

18.3 m35.1 m41 m44.4 m57.8 m

Net Income

88 m87.9 m67.9 m93.9 m
USDY, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016


62 m59.9 m82.7 m96.3 m106 m105.9 m113.8 m


136.8 m123 m125.8 m103.1 m

Current Assets

501 m497.9 m505 m472.8 m


155.8 m148.7 m


260.1 m252.5 m340.3 m333.3 m

Total Assets

1.2 b1.3 b1.4 b1.4 b

Accounts Payable

66.9 m70.2 m68.2 m62.7 m

Current Liabilities

191.6 m234.1 m251.9 m221.4 m

Retained Earnings

792.2 m835.1 m858.6 m901.4 m

Total Equity

516.5 m561.2 m

Financial Leverage

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

Net Income

88 m87.9 m67.9 m93.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

30.8 m29.9 m31.7 m35.3 m


(9.4 m)14.4 m

Accounts Payable

10.7 m57 m20.3 m

Cash From Operating Activities

110.8 m107 m55.3 m134.9 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 m140.6 m91.5 m160.4 m
USDY, 2016


229.9 k

Financial Leverage

2.4 x

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