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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
USG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. USG: 0.14 )
USG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14

Equity to Asset 0.19
USG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. USG: 0.19 )
USG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.08   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.19

-0.08
0.48
Interest Coverage 1.27
USG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.67 vs. USG: 1.27 )
USG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 101.6
Current: 1.27

0.35
101.6
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.29
M-Score: -1.84
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.68
USG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. USG: 6.68 )
USG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -45.81   Max: 19.16
Current: 6.68

-45.81
19.16
Net-margin (%) 2.36
USG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. USG: 2.36 )
USG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.94   Max: 11.05
Current: 2.36

-27.94
11.05
ROE (%) 14.80
USG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. USG: 14.80 )
USG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -397.78   Max: 238.71
Current: 14.8

-397.78
238.71
ROA (%) 2.16
USG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. USG: 2.16 )
USG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.56   Max: 16.35
Current: 2.16

-27.56
16.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.35
USG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.48 vs. USG: 10.35 )
USG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -103.81   Max: 77.87
Current: 10.35

-103.81
77.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.30
USG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. USG: 4.30 )
USG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28   Max: 13.7
Current: 4.3

-28
13.7
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

USG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 114,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 26,304 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 977,237 sh (+390.21%)
Warren Buffett 34,890,174 sh (+104.37%)
Brian Rogers 3,933,200 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 42,800 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Irving Kahn 20,000 sh (-83.33%)
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Q1 2014

USG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 8,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 398,502 sh (+249.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 31,562 sh (+19.99%)
Warren Buffett 34,890,174 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,933,200 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 200,000 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 42,800 sh (unchged)
Irving Kahn 19,000 sh (-5%)
Steven Cohen 672,223 sh (-31.21%)
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Q2 2014

USG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Sarah Ketterer 1,848,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 101,499 sh (+221.59%)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (+11.79%)
Prem Watsa 42,800 sh (unchged)
Irving Kahn 19,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,933,200 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 792,900 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
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Q3 2014

USG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 673,536 sh (+563.59%)
Steven Cohen 965,900 sh (+21.82%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,148,700 sh (+16.23%)
Prem Watsa 42,800 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,933,200 sh (unchged)
Irving Kahn 19,000 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with USG

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 563.59%0.15%$26.45 - $30.04 $ 27.32-4%673536
Warren Buffett 2014-06-30 Add 11.79%0.12%$29.2 - $33.16 $ 27.32-11%39002016
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 221.59%0.03%$29.2 - $33.16 $ 27.32-11%101499
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Sold Out $29.2 - $33.16 $ 27.32-11%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 New Buy$27.85 - $35.85 $ 27.32-16%8000
Warren Buffett 2013-12-31 Add 104.37%0.48%$25.13 - $28.77 $ 27.321%34890174
Irving Kahn 2013-12-31 Reduce -83.33%0.42%$25.13 - $28.77 $ 27.321%20000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$25.13 - $28.77 $ 27.321%26304
Brian Rogers 2013-09-30 Add 27.57%0.09%$23.06 - $28.51 $ 27.328%3933200
Irving Kahn 2013-06-30 Reduce -32.14%0.22%$22.19 - $29.25 $ 27.325%120000
Prem Watsa 2012-09-30 Reduce -99.37%6.76%$15.65 - $23.73 $ 27.3238%42800
George Soros 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$13.78 - $18.99 $ 27.3267%0
Charles Brandes 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0015%$13.78 - $18.99 $ 27.3267%0
Charles Brandes 2012-03-31 Reduce -97.92%0.07%$10.56 - $19 $ 27.32101%15480
George Soros 2012-03-31 New Buy0.05%$10.56 - $19 $ 27.32101%200000
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$6.13 - $10.6 $ 27.32207%0
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 Reduce -20.73%0.01%$6.13 - $10.6 $ 27.32207%744476
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 89.36%0.03%$6.97 - $14.41 $ 27.32176%544640
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 46.90
USG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. USG: 46.90 )
USG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.81   Max: 86.29
Current: 46.9

2.81
86.29
P/B 5.17
USG's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. USG: 5.17 )
USG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 507.33
Current: 5.17

0.29
507.33
P/S 1.01
USG's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. USG: 1.01 )
USG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.13
Current: 1.01

0.1
1.13
PFCF 303.56
USG's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 37.42 vs. USG: 303.56 )
USG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.17   Max: 576.17
Current: 303.56

3.17
576.17
EV-to-EBIT 23.83
USG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.54 vs. USG: 23.83 )
USG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -57.6   Max: 721.2
Current: 23.83

-57.6
721.2
Current Ratio 2.28
USG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. USG: 2.28 )
USG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 4.23
Current: 2.28

0.65
4.23
Quick Ratio 1.65
USG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. USG: 1.65 )
USG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.39
Current: 1.65

0.58
3.39

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.38
USG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. USG: 5.38 )
USG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 467.83
Current: 5.38

0.32
467.83
Price/Median PS Value 1.75
USG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. USG: 1.75 )
USG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.75

0.08
1.87
Price/Graham Number 3.27
USG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
60% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. USG: 3.27 )
USG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 5.81
Current: 3.27

0.14
5.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.20
USG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. USG: 4.20 )
USG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 11636.5
Current: 4.2

0.1
11636.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -10.16
USG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
56% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. USG: -10.16 )
USG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -169.2   Max: 26.6
Current: -10.16

-169.2
26.6

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Traded in other countries:US2.Germany,
USG Corp was incorporated in Delaware on October 22, 1984. The Company is a manufacturer and distributor of building materials. It produces products for use in new residential, new nonresidential, and residential and nonresidential repair and remodel construction as well as products used in certain industrial processes. Demand for its products from new nonresidential construction is determined by floor space for which contracts are signed. Installation of gypsum and ceilings products typically follows signing of construction contracts by about 12 to 18 months. The repair and remodel market includes renovation of both residential and nonresidential buildings. Its operations are organized into three reportable segments: North American Gypsum, Worldwide Ceilings and Building Products Distribution. North American Gypsum manufactures and markets gypsum and related products in the United States, Canada and Mexico. North American Gypsum's products are used to construct the walls, ceilings, roofs and floors of residential, commercial and institutional buildings, as well as in certain industrial applications. These products provide aesthetic as well as sound-dampening, fire-retarding, abuse-resistance and moisture-control value. Its brands include SHEETROCK, DUROCK, FIBEROCK, SECUROCK, LEVELROCK, RED TOP, IMPERIAL, DIAMOND and SUPREMO. These products provide aesthetic, sound-dampening, fire-retarding and abuse-resistance value. It also produces gypsum-based products for agricultural and industrial customers to use in a wide variety of applications, including soil conditioning, road repair, fireproofing and ceramics. Its competitors include: National Gypsum Company, CertainTeed Corporation, Georgia-, American Gypsum Company LLC, Continental Building Products LLC and PABCO Gypsum, CertainTeed Corporation, Georgia-Pacific and Cabot Gypsum Company, Panel Rey, S.A. and Comex-Lafarge. Worldwide Ceilings manufactures and markets interior systems products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Worldwide Ceilings is a supplier of interior ceilings products used primarily in commercial applications. Worldwide Ceilings manufactures ceiling tile in the United States and ceiling grid in the United States, Canada and the Asia-Pacific region. It markets ceiling tile and ceiling grid in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Its integrated line of ceilings products provides qualities such as sound absorption, fire retardation and convenient access to the space above the ceiling for electrical and mechanical systems, air distribution and maintenance. Its significant brand names include the RADARTM, ECLIPSETM, MARSTM, and HALCYONTM brands of ceiling tile and the DONN, DX, FINELINE, CENTRICITEETM, DXI IDENTITEETM, CURVATURATM and COMPASSOTM brands of ceiling grid. Its principal competitors in acoustical ceiling tile include Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Compagnie de Saint-G
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