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Last $44.70 USD
Change Today -0.24 / -0.53%
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MSA Safety Incorporated develops, manufactures, and supplies products that protect people’s health and safety worldwide. Its safety products includes electronics, mechanical systems, and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life threatening situations. The company also offers fixed gas and flame detection instruments, including multi-point permanently installed gas detection systems to monitor combustible and toxic gases, and oxygen deficiency; and flame detectors and open-path infrared gas detectors to monitor toxic gases and detect flames in petrochemical, pulp and paper, wastewater, refrigerant monitoring, transportation, and general industrial applications, as well as in pharmaceutical production. Its Breathing apparatus products comprise self-contained breathing apparatus, face masks, and respirators used by first responders to protect against exposure to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents; petrochemical plant workers; and anyone entering an environment deemed dangerous to life and health. The company’s portable gas detection instruments consist of single and multi gas detectors used to detect presence or absence of various gases in the air by oil, gas, and petrochemical workers; general industry workers; miners; and first responders. In addition, it offers a range head protection products for oil, gas, and petrochemical workers; steel and construction workers; miners; and industrial workers. Further, the company provides fall protection equipment, including confined space equipment, harnesses, fall arrest equipment, lanyards, and lifelines for workers in the construction industry; oil, gas, and petrochemical market; utilities industry, and general industrial applications; and anyone working at height. The company also offers eye and face protection, fire helmets, thermal imaging cameras, ballistic helmets, and gas masks. MSA Safety Incorporated was founded in 1914 and is based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.

5,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/25/15
Founded in 1914

msa safety inc (MSA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $761.2K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial ...
Total Annual Compensation: $368.0K
Vice President and President of MSA Europe, R...
Total Annual Compensation: $342.6K
Vice President and President of MSA Internati...
Total Annual Compensation: $340.9K
Chief Customer Officer and Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $346.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

msa safety inc (MSA) Key Developments

MSA Safety Incorporated Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

MSA Safety Incorporated reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $256,708,000 against $265,045,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $24,526,000 against $20,907,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $9,682,000 or $0.26 per diluted share against $14,026,000 or $0.37 per diluted share a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $9,316,000 or $0.25 per diluted share against $13,522,000 or $0.36 per diluted share a year ago. Cash used in operations was $16,663,000 against cash from operations of $9,397,000 a year ago. Capital expenditures were $7,469,000 against $7,204,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations excluding nonrecurring tax charges was $16,921,000 against $13,522,000 a year ago. Adjusted earnings were $15,711,000 against $16,301,000 a year ago. Adjusted earnings per diluted share were $0.42 against $0.43 a year ago. While quarterly reported revenue was down 3% on weaker foreign currencies, local currency revenue increased 4%, driven by 7% growth in core products. Sales from continuing operations in the first quarter were $257 million, down $8 million or 3% from the prior year on a reported basis, and up 4% on a local currency basis, as weaker foreign currencies negatively impacted quarterly revenues by 7% and earnings by 4%. Non-core sales, representing 25% of overall revenue, were up 10% on continued shipments of ballistic helmets on the large military order received last year. The company used $24 million of free cash flow in the quarter compared to cash flow generation of $2 million in the same period a year ago. Lower free cash flow was primarily related to higher working capital related to an increase in inventory to meet growing market demand on G1 SCBA.

MSA Safety Incorporated Showcases Three New, Game Changing Features for its G1 SCBA at the 87th Annual Fire Department Instructor's Conference

MSA Safety Incorporated showcased three new, game changing features for its G1 SCBA at the 87th annual Fire Department Instructor's Conference. These innovations include Bluetooth connectivity for portable gas detection instruments, a collaboration with Motorola Solutions to enable Bluetooth voice communications, and, an industry first – the integration of thermal imaging technology into the SCBA itself. While the integrated TIC concept is still in prototype form, showcasing the new technology at FDIC allows MSA product designers to gain important feedback from the fire service community first hand, explained Nish Vartanian, president of MSA North America. Through a new collaboration with Motorola Solutions, the G1 SCBA now features Bluetooth-enabled voice communications between firefighters, transmitted over Motorola Solutions APX radios. This elegant and wire-free solution reduces snag hazards and improves fire ground communications. While the G1 SCBA has featured Bluetooth capability since its launch, in anticipation of future technology uses, the ability to link with Motorola Solutions APX radios will be a new standard feature with the G1 beginning in the third quarter. This industry-first solution will also be available as a firmware update to existing units in the field later this year.

MSA Safety Incorporated to Report Q1, 2015 Results on Apr 27, 2015

MSA Safety Incorporated announced that they will report Q1, 2015 results at 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time on Apr 27, 2015


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