MSA MSA Safety

Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company's comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military. MSA's core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, firefighter helmets and protective apparel, and fall protection devices. With 2020 revenues of $1.35 billion, MSA employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., and has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. With more than 40 international locations, MSA realizes approximately half of its revenue from outside North America.

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Financial data from MSA Safety earnings reports.

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Cash on hand (at last report) 174.41M 174.41M 174.41M 174.41M 174.41M 174.41M
Cash burn (monthly) 3.55M (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn)
Cash used (since last report) 3.66M n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cash remaining 170.75M n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) 48.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
9 Jul 21 Luca Savi Common Stock, no par value Grant Aquire A No No 0 657 0 657
14 Jun 21 John T Ryan Iii Common Stock, no par value Gift Aquire G Yes No 0 1,807 0 731,448
14 Jun 21 John T Ryan Iii Common Stock, no par value Gift Dispose G No No 0 1,807 0 998,419
10 Jun 21 Pearse Diane M Common Stock, no par value Grant Aquire A No No 0 3.02 0 34,670.289
10 Jun 21 Jordan Gregory B. Common Stock, no par value Grant Aquire A No No 0 3.02 0 3,458.289

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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.
Management Discussion
  • Net Sales. Net sales for the three months ended June 30, 2021, were $341.3 million, an increase of $26.9 million, or 8.6%, driven by increased sales across most of the core product groups compared to $314.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020. Please refer to the Net Sales table for a reconciliation of the quarter over quarter sales change.
  • Note: Organic 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. Organic constant currency sales change is calculated by deducting the percentage impact from acquisitions and currency translation effects from the overall percentage change in net sales.
  • Net sales for the Americas segment were $217.7 million in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of $13.5 million, or 6.6%, compared to $204.2 million in the second quarter of 2020. During the quarter, constant currency sales in the Americas segment increased 5.8% compared to the prior year period. All core products improved versus the prior year with notable improvements in our industrial business that responded quickly to the improving business environment, partially offset by lower demand for APR products as the business returned to pre-pandemic levels. Americas segment business conditions and order activity continued to improve throughout the quarter and that provides a sense of optimism to start the second half of 2021. Our ability to deliver orders will be dependent upon the extent in which supply chain challenges persist in the second half of 2021.
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