MSC Industrial Direct

MSC helps manufacturers worldwide keep their operations up and running, no matter what. Every company needs to cut costs while delivering quality. But you can’t cut costs by cutting corners. The most profitable manufacturers rely on the right systems to ensure that production goes smoothly, repairs are done swiftly, and facilities are kept in working order day and night—all with an eye to efficiency and resilience. MSC brings these systems to your organization. Our ControlPoint Inventory Management solutions use process and data-driven best practices to free up resources and drive down costs. Our standing relationships with suppliers for 3,000+ top name brands ensure that you have quality tools when you need them. We enable our customers to drive productivity, decrease costs, ensure quality, and keep office, floor, or field running smoothly and efficiently. Established in 1941, MSC is a $2.9B Fortune 1000 inventory management solutions provider to global industrial manufacturers. With over 6000 associates across North America, Europe and Asia we pride ourselves on our ability to help our customers drive cost savings across their supply chain with our expertise in inventory management and metalworking.
Company Growth (employees)
Melville, US
Size (employees)
6,563 (est)+2%
MSC Industrial Direct was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Melville, US

MSC Industrial Direct Office Locations

MSC Industrial Direct has offices in Melville and Wednesbury
Melville, US (HQ)
75 Maxess Rd
Wednesbury, GB
7 Pacific Ave

MSC Industrial Direct Financials and Metrics

MSC Industrial Direct Financials

MSC Industrial Direct's revenue was reported to be $2.9 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q2, 2017)

703.8 m

Gross profit (Q2, 2017)

314.6 m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2017), %


Net income (Q2, 2017)

53.6 m

EBIT (Q2, 2017)

86.6 m

Market capitalization (13-Dec-2017)

5.1 b

Cash (03-Apr-2017)

35.6 m
MSC Industrial Direct's current market capitalization is $5.1 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.5 b2.8 b2.9 b2.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.6 b1.6 b

Gross profit

1.3 b1.3 b
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q1, 2016Q3, 2016Q3, 2017Q2, 2017


678.5 m661.5 m720.5 m731.1 m706.4 m745.5 m706.8 m684.1 m686.3 m727.5 m743.9 m703.8 m

Cost of goods sold

363.7 m354.7 m387.1 m400.9 m385.5 m407.1 m387.8 m375.3 m377.5 m400.5 m414.4 m389.2 m

Gross profit

314.9 m306.8 m333.4 m330.1 m320.9 m338.4 m319 m308.8 m308.7 m327 m329.5 m314.6 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


55.9 m47.2 m38.3 m52.9 m

Accounts Receivable

358.3 k


419 m449.8 m506.6 m444.2 m

Current Assets

893.5 m961.4 m1 b981.5 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q1, 2016Q3, 2016Q3, 2017Q2, 2017


48.4 m45.3 m45.4 m46.7 m27.4 m24.9 m37.9 m24 m32.1 m32.3 m27.6 m35.6 m


416.3 m393.6 m429.4 m493.7 m506.1 m510.8 m492.5 m464.2 m454 m462.1 m466.5 m464.6 m

Current Assets

882.1 m880.2 m921.1 m1 b1 b1 b1 b971.6 m919.2 m974 m980.5 m975.8 m


272.7 m280 m291.1 m293.2 m291.8 m289.1 m292.7 m287.6 m319.7 m286.3 m317.3 m319 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

238 m236.1 m231.3 m231.2 m

Depreciation and Amortization

49.5 m64.9 m69.7 m71.9 m

Accounts Receivable

(16 m)(41 m)(29 m)2.6 m


23.4 m(30 m)(59 m)61 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q1, 2016Q3, 2016Q3, 2017Q2, 2017

Net Income

59 m49.5 m64.7 m57.4 m51.5 m63.3 m55 m49.5 m54.1 m169.4 m170.7 m107.8 m

Depreciation and Amortization

53.3 m46.7 m30.8 m

Accounts Receivable

2 m(50.7 m)(41.7 m)


493.7 m506.1 m510.8 m492.5 m464.2 m454 m44 m(22.8 m)(21.3 m)
Y, 2017

Financial Leverage

1.7 x
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