MSM:NYE-MSC Industrial Direct Company Inc.

EQUITY | Industrial Distribution | New York Stock Exchange

Last Closing Price

USD 92.17

Change

+1.45 (+1.60)%

Market Cap

USD 5.20B

Volume

0.78M

Yahoo Analyst Target

USD 90.33 (-2.00%)

STA Analyst Target

USD 90.74 (-1.55%)
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About

MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc together with its subsidiaries is a marketer and distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations supplies to customers throughout North America.

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ETFs Containing MSM

WBIB WBI Tactical SMV Shares 4.53 % 1.04 %

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FUD:CA First Trust Value Line Di.. 0.56 % 0.66 %

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CAD 6.88M

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Industrial Distribution)
Market Performance vs. Exchange (New York Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -4.65% 44% F 9% F
Dividend Return 0.60% 100% A+ 55% F
Total Return -4.05% 44% F 10% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -8.54% 38% F 16% F
Dividend Return 1.94% 67% D+ 29% F
Total Return -6.60% 50% F 15% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 19.36% 83% B 55% F
Dividend Return 13.86% 100% A+ 43% F
Total Return 33.22% 83% B 50% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 3.68% 50% F 54% F
Dividend Return 6.52% 50% F 47% F
Total Return 2.84% 100% A+ 53% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 21.21% 88% B+ 34% F
Risk Adjusted Return 30.74% 63% D 34% F
Market Capitalization 4.92B 89% B+ 77% C+

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Industrial Distribution)
Ratio vs. Market
(New York Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 23.10 44% F 38% F
Price/Book Ratio 4.24 33% F 22% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 4.53 56% F 27% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 24.91 44% F 27% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 19.37% 67% D+ 83% B
Return on Invested Capital 26.91% 100% A+ 91% A-
Return on Assets 11.40% 89% B+ 92% A-
Debt to Equity Ratio 43.00% 88% B+ 69% D+

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Analyst Rating

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This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.