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)
6,462 (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 Data and Metrics

MSC Industrial Direct Financial Metrics

MSC Industrial Direct's revenue was reported to be $2.9 b in 2016 which is a 2% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (Y, 2016)

2.9 b

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


Gross profit (Y, 2016)

1.3 b

Gross profit margin (Y, 2016), %


Net income (Y, 2016)

231.2 m

EBIT (Y, 2016)

376 m

Market capitalization (28-Jun-2017)

4.9 b

Closing share price (28-Jun-2017)


Cash (03-Sep-2016)

52.9 m
MSC Industrial Direct's current market capitalization is $4.9 b.
USDY, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 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

Gross profit Margin, %



379.5 m376 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

771 k654 k

Pre tax profit

373.1 m371.7 m

Net Income

231.3 m231.2 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


55.9 m47.2 m38.3 m52.9 m


419 m449.8 m506.6 m444.2 m

Current Assets

893.5 m961.4 m1 b981.5 m


251.5 m294.3 m291.2 m320.5 m


630.3 m629.3 m623.6 m624.1 m

Total Assets

1.9 b2.1 b2.1 b2.1 b

Accounts Payable

113.6 m116.3 m114.3 m110.6 m

Current Liabilities

213.6 m309.2 m422.3 m478.6 m

Common Stock

55 k56 k56 k53 k

Additional Paid-in Capital

528.8 m573.7 m604.9 m584 m

Retained Earnings

1.1 b1.3 b1.2 b1 b

Total Equity

1.4 b1.4 b1.3 b1.1 b

Financial Leverage

1.4 x1.5 x1.6 x1.9 x
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

Cash From Operating Activities

325.4 m272.4 m249.8 m401.1 m

Purchases of PP&E

(89.3 m)(70.6 m)(51.4 m)(87.9 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(638 m)(94.2 m)(51.4 m)(87.9 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(187 m)(207 m)(298.4 m)

Interest Paid

1.3 m3.1 m5.8 m5 m

Income Taxes Paid

130.3 m128.6 m123 m128 m
USDY, 2016


431.1 k

Financial Leverage

1.9 x

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