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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.45
USG's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. USG: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
USG' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.33 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.45
Equity-to-Asset 0.49
USG's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. USG: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
USG' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.05  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.49
Current: 0.49
-0.05
0.49
Interest Coverage 2.87
USG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.44 vs. USG: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
USG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.87
Current: 2.87
0.35
2.87
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 2.66
Beneish M-Score: -2.30
WACC vs ROIC
14.01%
13.13%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 11.98
USG's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
72% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.95 vs. USG: 11.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
USG' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.11  Med: 2.74 Max: 13.06
Current: 11.98
-11.11
13.06
Net Margin % 14.68
USG's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
86% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. USG: 14.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
USG' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.33  Med: -1.32 Max: 34.02
Current: 14.68
-24.33
34.02
ROE % 31.74
USG's ROE % is ranked higher than
94% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. USG: 31.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
USG' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -155.56  Med: -10.21 Max: 107.54
Current: 31.74
-155.56
107.54
ROA % 11.30
USG's ROA % is ranked higher than
86% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. USG: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
USG' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.85  Med: -1.24 Max: 22.86
Current: 11.3
-17.85
22.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 22.01
USG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
71% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.17 vs. USG: 22.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
USG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.39  Med: 3.69 Max: 22.12
Current: 22.01
-16.39
22.12
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -13.90
USG's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
90% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. USG: -13.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
USG' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28  Med: -2.4 Max: 13.7
Current: -13.9
-28
13.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 48.50
USG's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. USG: 48.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
USG' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.1  Med: -27.4 Max: 172.1
Current: 48.5
-62.1
172.1
GuruFocus has detected 4 Warning Signs with USG Corp $USG.
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-01 Est.)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

USG Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 60,900 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,737 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 90,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 32,800 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 921,678 sh (-56.47%)
Steven Cohen 146,200 sh (-58.23%)
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Q2 2016

USG Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 116,100 sh (+90.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,670 sh (+19.85%)
Prem Watsa 32,800 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 505,587 sh (-45.14%)
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Q3 2016

USG Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 526,700 sh (+353.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 618,016 sh (+22.24%)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 32,800 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q4 2016

USG Guru Trades in Q4 2016

David Dreman 14,709 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 351,222 sh (+970.80%)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 398,677 sh (-35.49%)
Jim Simons 307,800 sh (-41.56%)
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Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials    NAICS: 327420    SIC: 3275
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USG Corp through its subsidiaries is engaged in manufacturing and distribution of building materials. Its products are used in new residential, new nonresidential and residential and nonresidential repair & remodel construction.

USG manufactures and sells gypsum wallboard (drywall), wallboard finishing materials, tile backers and underlayment, and ceiling tile and grid. The company's products are used to construct walls, ceilings, roofs, and floors in commercial, residential, and institutional structures. Chicago-based USG is the leading wallboard producer in the U.S. with 26% market share and the second- leading ceiling tile producer with 35% market share.

Guru Investment Theses on USG Corp

Mario Gabelli Comments on USG People NV - May 03, 2016

USG People NV (1.2%) (NYSE:USG)(USG – $19.78/17.38 – Amsterdam Stock Exchange) is a Netherlands based group of companies that provide services in the field of staffing, human resources and customer care services. The company operates in three segments: General Staffing, Outsourcing and Payroll Staffing, and Specialist Staffing. The company announced on December 22, 2015 that it would be acquired by Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. for 17.50 EUR per share in a 1.4 billion euro deal. The deal requires satisfaction of a minimum condition in addition to regulatory approval. We currently expect the deal to close in the second quarter of 2016.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2016 ABC Fund shareholder commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on USG People NV Guru stock highlight
USG People NV (1.2%) (NYSE:USG)(USG – $19.78/€17.38 – Amsterdam Stock Exchange) is a Netherlands based group of companies that provide services in the field of staffing, human resources and customer care services. The company operates in three segments: General Staffing, Outsourcing and Payroll Staffing, and Specialist Staffing. The company announced on December 22, 2015 that it would be acquired by Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. for 17.50 EUR per share in a 1.4 billion euro deal. The deal requires satisfaction of a minimum condition in addition to regulatory approval. We currently expect the deal to close in the second quarter of 2016. Read more...

Ratios

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history
PE Ratio 9.61
USG's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. USG: 9.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
USG' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.65  Med: 29.24 Max: 412
Current: 9.61
2.65
412
Forward PE Ratio 16.47
USG's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.18 vs. USG: 16.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 21.78
USG's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
61% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. USG: 21.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
USG' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67  Med: 19.65 Max: 229.14
Current: 21.78
2.67
229.14
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 8.42
USG's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
82% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.11 vs. USG: 8.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
USG' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 8.5 Max: 2673.33
Current: 8.42
1.57
2673.33
PB Ratio 2.59
USG's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. USG: 2.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
USG' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 2.63 Max: 543.57
Current: 2.59
0.29
543.57
PS Ratio 1.44
USG's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. USG: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
USG' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.61
Current: 1.44
0.1
1.61
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 17.00
USG's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
51% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.35 vs. USG: 17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
USG' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.35  Med: 20.93 Max: 557.58
Current: 17
3.35
557.58
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 13.25
USG's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
67% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.05 vs. USG: 13.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
USG' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.22  Med: 23 Max: 774.21
Current: 13.25
2.22
774.21
EV-to-EBIT 12.38
USG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.94 vs. USG: 12.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
USG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.6  Med: 7.35 Max: 1559.7
Current: 12.38
-41.6
1559.7
EV-to-EBITDA 9.47
USG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. USG: 9.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
USG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -193.3  Med: 9 Max: 415.1
Current: 9.47
-193.3
415.1
Current Ratio 2.25
USG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. USG: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
USG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 2.31 Max: 3.73
Current: 2.25
0.98
3.73
Quick Ratio 1.69
USG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. USG: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
USG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.75 Max: 3.11
Current: 1.69
0.68
3.11
Days Inventory 35.55
USG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 79.79 vs. USG: 35.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
USG' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.9  Med: 38.72 Max: 52.93
Current: 35.55
30.9
52.93
Days Sales Outstanding 19.23
USG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 54.97 vs. USG: 19.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
USG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.23  Med: 38.11 Max: 51.16
Current: 19.23
19.23
51.16
Days Payable 31.63
USG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 58.82 vs. USG: 31.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
USG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.18  Med: 31.76 Max: 46.45
Current: 31.63
18.18
46.45

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.10
USG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. USG: -2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
USG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.3  Med: -2.1 Max: 4.8
Current: -2.1
-21.3
4.8

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.58
USG's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. USG: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
USG' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 2.46 Max: 501.25
Current: 2.58
0.51
501.25
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.60
USG's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
77% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. USG: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
USG' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.83 Max: 14.18
Current: 2.6
0.18
14.18
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.08
USG's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. USG: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
USG' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.87 Max: 2.14
Current: 2.08
0.11
2.14
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.58
USG's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
68% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. USG: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
USG' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.3 Max: 8.53
Current: 1.58
0.29
8.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 8.06
USG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
61% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. USG: 8.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
USG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 4.9 Max: 19
Current: 8.06
0.1
19

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,473
EPS (TTM) $ 3.46
Beta1.19
Short Percentage of Float14.31%
52-Week Range $23.15 - 34.67
Shares Outstanding (Mil)146.18

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 3,140 3,344 3,384
EPS ($) 2.02 2.41 2.52
EPS without NRI ($) 2.02 2.41 2.52
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
21.80%
Dividends per Share ($)
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