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MSA MSA Safety PE ratio, current and historical analysis

As at Feb 23, 2024, the MSA stock has a PE ratio of 120.83. This is based on the current EPS of $1.49 and the stock price of $180.04 per share.

MSA PE ratio history

How has MSA's PE ratio performed in the past

The mean historical PE ratio of MSA Safety over the last ten years is 69.41. The current 120.83 PE ratio is 74% above the historical average. Over the past ten years, MSA's PE ratio was at its highest in the Jun 2023 quarter at 497.03, with a price of $173.96 and an EPS of $0.35. The Sep 2015 quarter recorded the bottom point at 18, with a price of $39.97 and an EPS of $2.22.


MSA Safety PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 496.97% in 2021

Maximum annual decrease: -88.74% in 2022

Year PE ratio Change
2023 113.31 259.94%
2022 31.48 -88.74%
2021 279.56 496.97%
2020 46.83 31.95%
2019 35.49 21.58%
2018 29.19 -74.39%
2017 114 302.83%
2016 28.3 23.04%
2015 23 2.68%
2014 22.4 3.66%

MSA average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of MSA for the past years

The current PE ratio of MSA is greater than its 5 and 10-year historical averages, but it is below the 3-year average.

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MSA PE vs peers

What is MSA's PE ratio compared to its peers

Compared to its peer stocks NPO and HI, MSA's PE ratio stands higher. MSA Safety's current PE ratio of 120.83 is comparable to the average of its peer group, which is 16.2.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
HI Hillenbrand Inc 6.01 $3.27B
MOV Movado Group Inc 11.09 $629.5M
NPO Enpro Industries Inc 21.4 $3.32B
MATW Matthews International Corp 26.3 $879.65M
MSA MSA Safety Inc 120.83 $7.08B

Frequently asked questions

What is MSA Safety's PE ratio?

The price to earnings ratio for MSA stock is 120.83 as of Feb 23, 2024.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for MSA Safety (MSA)?

The 3-year average PE ratio for MSA stock is 155.49.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for MSA Safety (MSA)?

The 5-year average PE ratio for MSA stock is 104.42.

What is the highest PE ratio for MSA?

The highest quarterly PE ratio in the last ten years has been 497.03 and it was in the Jun 2023 quarter.

How does the current PE ratio for MSA compare to its historical average?

MSA's current price to earnings ratio is 74% above its 10-year historical average.

Why is MSA Safety's PE ratio so high?

MSA's PE ratio is high because its earnings per share (EPS) is low relative to its stock price.

How is MSA's PE ratio calculated (MSA Safety PE ratio formula)?

You can calculate the PE ratio by dividing the most recent stock price by the trailing twelve months EPS. As of today (Feb 23, 2024), MSA Safety's stock price is $180.04. The earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Dec 2023 is $1.49. Therefore, MSA Safety's P/E ratio for today is 120.83. PE RATIO(120.83) = STOCK PRICE($180.04) / TTM EPS($1.49)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.