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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.13
USG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. USG: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
USG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.25 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.13
Equity to Asset 0.12
USG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. USG: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
USG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.08  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.12
-0.08
0.48
Interest Coverage 0.91
USG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.94 vs. USG: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
USG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 5.03 Max: 101.6
Current: 0.91
0.35
101.6
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.37
M-Score: -2.67
WACC vs ROIC
7.64%
7.58%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.70
USG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. USG: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
USG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -45.81  Med: 6.48 Max: 19.16
Current: 4.7
-45.81
19.16
Net-margin (%) 1.00
USG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. USG: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
USG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.94  Med: 0.79 Max: 11.05
Current: 1
-27.94
11.05
ROE (%) 6.64
USG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. USG: 6.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
USG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -397.78  Med: 5.59 Max: 238.71
Current: 6.64
-397.78
238.71
ROA (%) 0.95
USG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. USG: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
USG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.56  Med: 0.91 Max: 16.35
Current: 0.95
-27.56
16.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.12
USG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. USG: 9.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
USG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -103.37  Med: 9.82 Max: 45.58
Current: 9.12
-103.37
45.58
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.70
USG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. USG: -2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
USG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28  Med: 1.80 Max: 13.7
Current: -2.7
-28
13.7
» USG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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%)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Kahn Brothers 19,000 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 42,800 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,933,200 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

USG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Sarah Ketterer 2,595,452 sh (+20.79%)
Brian Rogers 3,933,200 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Kahn Brothers 19,000 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 42,800 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 249,400 sh (-74.18%)
Joel Greenblatt 100,303 sh (-85.11%)
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Q1 2015

USG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
David Tepper 1,892,842 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 594,022 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 2,796,905 sh (+7.76%)
Brian Rogers 3,933,200 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Kahn Brothers Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 87,178 sh (-13.09%)
Prem Watsa 32,800 sh (-23.36%)
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Q2 2015

USG Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 123,700 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 856,896 sh (+44.25%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,957,750 sh (+5.75%)
Prem Watsa 32,800 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,933,200 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
David Tepper 1,748,284 sh (-7.64%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 126.67
USG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
93% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. USG: 126.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
USG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.81  Med: 19.91 Max: 351.71
Current: 126.67
2.81
351.71
Forward P/E 13.33
USG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. USG: 13.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 126.40
USG's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
94% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. USG: 126.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
USG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.81  Med: 18.94 Max: 320.44
Current: 126.4
2.81
320.44
P/B 9.39
USG's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. USG: 9.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
USG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 2.39 Max: 507.33
Current: 9.39
0.29
507.33
P/S 1.15
USG's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. USG: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
USG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.60 Max: 1.23
Current: 1.15
0.1
1.23
PFCF 66.70
USG's PFCF is ranked lower than
89% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. USG: 66.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
USG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.35  Med: 14.14 Max: 576.17
Current: 66.7
3.35
576.17
POCF 23.75
USG's POCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.83 vs. USG: 23.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
USG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.22  Med: 23.33 Max: 735.5
Current: 23.75
2.22
735.5
EV-to-EBIT 30.14
USG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
79% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.67 vs. USG: 30.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
USG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -57.6  Med: 1.00 Max: 721.2
Current: 30.14
-57.6
721.2
Current Ratio 2.52
USG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. USG: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
USG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 2.38 Max: 4.23
Current: 2.52
0.65
4.23
Quick Ratio 1.87
USG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. USG: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
USG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.78 Max: 3.39
Current: 1.87
0.58
3.39
Days Inventory 38.31
USG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
81% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 74.03 vs. USG: 38.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
USG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 27.25  Med: 33.94 Max: 40.93
Current: 38.31
27.25
40.93
Days Sales Outstanding 44.89
USG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 58.85 vs. USG: 44.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
USG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 28.14  Med: 36.83 Max: 42.54
Current: 44.89
28.14
42.54

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 9.29
USG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
96% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. USG: 9.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
USG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 2.08 Max: 467.83
Current: 9.29
0.32
467.83
Price/Median PS Value 1.94
USG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. USG: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
USG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.94
0.08
1.82
Price/Graham Number 6.92
USG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
97% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. USG: 6.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
USG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.92 Max: 10.11
Current: 6.92
0.14
10.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.28
USG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. USG: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
USG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 4.30 Max: 11636.5
Current: 3.28
0.1
11636.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -10.74
USG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. USG: -10.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
USG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -169.2  Med: -9.70 Max: 18.2
Current: -10.74
-169.2
18.2

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 3,894 4,196
EPS($) 1.79 2.28
EPS without NRI($) 1.79 2.28

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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