Company profile

Nishan J. Vartanian
Incorporated in
Fiscal year end
Former names
Mine Safety Appliances Co
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MSA stock data

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Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Mar 20 Dec 19 Sep 19 Jun 19
Revenue 341.15M 375.25M 351.01M 349.68M
Net income 43.8M 31.55M 42.61M 40.11M
Diluted EPS 1.11 1.08 1.01
Net profit margin 12.84% 8.41% 12.14% 11.47%
Operating income 58.78M 39.98M 59.61M 54.48M
Net change in cash -29.57M 43.71M -3.03M 3.84M
Cash on hand 122.63M 152.2M 108.48M 111.51M
Cost of revenue 183.79M 208.41M 192.31M 188.59M
Annual (USD) Dec 19 Dec 18 Dec 17 Dec 16
Revenue 1.4B 1.36B 1.2B 1.15B
Net income 137.65M 125.12M 26.96M 93.86M
Diluted EPS 3.18 0.67 2.42
Net profit margin 9.82% 9.21% 2.25% 8.17%
Operating income 186.23M 173.48M 39.58M 160.7M
Net change in cash 12.1M 5.85M 20.49M 7.83M
Cash on hand 152.2M 140.1M 134.24M 113.76M
Cost of revenue 765.37M 746.24M 657.92M 627.28M

Financial data from MSA Safety earnings reports

Date Owner Security Transaction Code $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
26 May 20 Bruggeworth Robert A Common Stock, no par value Gift Dispose G 0 1,220 0 23,954
19 May 20 Bruggeworth Robert A Common Stock, no par value Sell Dispose S 120.43 919 110.68K 25,174
19 May 20 Bruggeworth Robert A Common Stock, no par value Option exercise Aquire M 37.33 2,969 110.83K 26,093
19 May 20 Bruggeworth Robert A Non-statutory Stock Option Common Stock, no par value Option exercise Dispose M 37.33 2,969 110.83K 0
15 May 20 Sperry William R Common Stock, no par value Grant Aquire A 0 1,132 0 2,747
15 May 20 Rogers Sandra Phillips Common Stock, no par value Grant Aquire A 0 1,132 0 4,459
15 May 20 Rebecca B Roberts Common Stock, no par value Grant Aquire A 0 1,132 0 11,965
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Financial report summary

  • Claims of injuries from our products, product defects or recalls of our products could have a material adverse effect on our business, operating results, financial condition and liquidity.
  • Our subsidiary, Mine Safety Appliances Company, LLC, may experience losses from cumulative trauma product liability claims. The inability to collect insurance receivables and the transition to becoming largely self-insured for cumulative trauma product liability claims could have a material adverse effect on our business, operating results, financial condition and liquidity.
Management Discussion
  • Net Sales. Net sales for the three months ended March 31, 2020, were $341.1 million, an increase of $15.1 million, or 4.6%, driven by a strong March compared to $326.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019. Please refer to the Net Sales table for a reconciliation of the quarter over quarter sales change.
  • Note: Constant currency sales change is a non-GAAP financial measure provided by the Company to give a better understanding of the Company's underlying business performance. Constant currency sales change is calculated by deducting the percentage impact from currency translation effects from the overall percentage change in net sales.
  • Net sales for the Americas segment were $231.2 million in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of $17.5 million, or 8.2%, compared to $213.7 million in the first quarter of 2019. During the quarter, constant currency sales in the Americas segment increased 9.8% compared to the prior year period, driven by growth across a substantial portion of the portfolio, with notable increases in gas detection and air purifying respirators ("APR") as a result of the global mask shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company's subsidiary, MSA LLC, is ramping production of APR in its Jacksonville, NC plant and expects to make progress in increasing capacity to meet the surge in demand in this area over the next several quarters. The backlog for APR is sizable and growing, however, it will take time to ramp up manufacturing capacity and convert the backlog into revenue.
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28 May 20
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Energy absorber arrangement and fall arrest device
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Harness connector
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