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Profile - Material Sciences Corp. (NYSE:MSC)
As of 31-Aug-2001
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2200 East Pratt Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: (847) 439-8270
Fax: (847) 439-0737
Employees (last reported count): 1,291
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 ·S&P 600 SmallCap
·Insider and 5%+ Owners: 55%
·Over the last 6 months:
 · one insider buy; 1,000  shares
 · 4 insider sells; 8,000  shares
·Institutional: 65% (146% of float)
(122 institutions)
·Net Inst. Buying: 348.0K shares (+3.49%)
(prior quarter to latest quarter)
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Business Summary
Material Sciences Corporation designs, manufactures and markets materials-based solutions. The Company's four segments are Engineered Materials, Specialty Films, Coated Products and Services and Pinole Point Steel. The Company is re-evaluating the strategic position, growth and Economic Value Added potential of each of its businesses. Depending on available options, the Company may decide to invest or disinvest with the objective of creating additional value for shareowners.
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Financial Summary
MSC develops, manufactures,and markets continuously processed, coated and laminated materials. MSC's four product groups are: laminates and composites, specialty films, coal coating, and galvanizing. Net sales for the three months ended 5/31/01 decreased 11% to $98.4 million. Net loss from continuing operations totaled $2.9 million vs. an income of $836 thousand. Revenues reflect lower sales at Pinole Point Steel. Net loss also reflects a lower gross profit margin due lower selling prices.
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Officers[Insider Trade Data]
FY2000 Pay

Gerald Nadig, 54
Chairman of thr Board, Pres and CEO
David Catterlin, 44
David Fletcher, 46
Pres and COO - MSCSF
Douglas Rose, 50
Pres - PFM
Thomas Moore, 54
Exec. VP and COO
Dollar amounts are as of 28-Feb-2000 and compensation values are for the fiscal year ending on that date; "Pay" is salary, bonuses, etc..
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Statistics at a Glance -- NYSE:MSCAs of 31-Aug-2001
Price and Volume
52-Week Low
on 30-Apr-2001
Recent Price$10.10 
52-Week High
on 27-Sep-2000
Daily Volume (3-month avg)17.5K
Daily Volume (10-day avg)12.0K
Stock Performance
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52-Week Change+1.0%
52-Week Change
relative to S&P500
Share-Related Items
Market Capitalization$148.3M
Shares Outstanding14.7M
Dividends & Splits
Annual Dividendnone 
Last Split: 3 for 2 on 29-July-1994
Per-Share Data
Book Value (mrq)$10.15 
Earnings (ttm)-$0.46 
Earnings (mrq)-$0.21 
Sales (ttm)$32.84 
Cash (mrq)$0.13 
Valuation Ratios
Price/Book (mrq)0.99 
Price/Sales (ttm)0.31 
Income Statements
Sales (ttm)$454.6M
EBITDA (ttm)$28.2M
Income available to common (ttm)-$6.23M
Profit Margin (ttm)-1.4%
Operating Margin (ttm)-0.2%
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year EndsFeb 28
Most recent quarter31-May-2001
Management Effectiveness
Return on Assets (ttm)-1.59%
Return on Equity (ttm)-4.09%
Financial Strength
Current Ratio (mrq)2.23 
Debt/Equity (mrq)0.94 
Total Cash (mrq)$1.97M
Short Interest
As of 8-Aug-2001
Shares Short58.0K
Percent of Float0.9%
Shares Short
(Prior Month)
Short Ratio3.22 
Daily Volume18.0K
See Profile Help for a description of each item above;   K = thousands;   M = millions;   mrq = most-recent quarter;   ttm = trailing twelve months;   (as of 31-May-2001)

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