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MSC Industrial Closes out Fiscal 2022 on a Solid Note, but We See Slower Growth in 2023

Dawit Woldemariam Equity Analyst

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Since its initial public offering in late 1995, MSC Industrial Direct has increased its top line at an impressive 11% compound annual growth rate. Over the past 25 years, MSC has become one of the largest industrial distributors in U.S., and it is especially well known in the metalworking industry, where we estimate the firm enjoys approximately 10% market share. MSC has historically been a conservatively capitalized company, but it is not afraid to flex its balance sheet when the right opportunity presents itself. The company spent $900 million to acquire J&L Industrial Supply in 2006 and Barnes Distribution North America in 2013, which bolstered its metalworking and inventory management products and services. In our view, these acquisitions were prudent uses of capital that improved MSC’s competitive standing.

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MSC Industrial Direct is one of the largest industrial distributors with a focus on metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations products and services. The company offers over 2 million products through its distribution network which has 11 fulfillment centers. Although MSC has a presence in Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom, it primarily operates in the United States. In fiscal 2021, 94% of the firm’s $3.2 billion of sales was generated in the U.S.

515 Broadhollow Road, Suite 1000
Melville, NY, 11747
T +1 516 812-2000
Industry Industrial Distribution
Most Recent Earnings Aug 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Sep 2, 2023
Employees 6,994

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