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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.37
USG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. USG: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
USG' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.26 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.37
Equity to Asset 0.35
USG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. USG: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
USG' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.08  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.35
-0.08
0.48
Interest Coverage 2.94
USG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
78% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. USG: 2.94 )
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: 2.94
Current: 2.94
0.35
2.94
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.88
M-Score: -2.33
WACC vs ROIC
11.94%
41.96%
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 (%) 12.42
USG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. USG: 12.42 )
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: 16.95
Current: 12.42
-11.11
16.95
Net-margin (%) 27.70
USG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. USG: 27.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
USG' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.33  Med: -1.46 Max: 27.7
Current: 27.7
-24.33
27.7
ROE (%) 76.14
USG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.31 vs. USG: 76.14 )
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: 76.14
-155.56
107.54
ROA (%) 22.42
USG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. USG: 22.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
USG' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.85  Med: -1.24 Max: 22.7
Current: 22.42
-17.85
22.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.86
USG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.55 vs. USG: 24.86 )
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: 34.32
Current: 24.86
-16.39
34.32
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.40
USG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. USG: -5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
USG' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28  Med: 1.2 Max: 14.8
Current: -5.4
-28
14.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 28.70
USG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. USG: 28.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
USG' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -73.9  Med: -19.7 Max: 79.5
Current: 28.7
-73.9
79.5
» USG's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2017-07-26)


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Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

USG Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Joel Greenblatt 2,117,548 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 350,000 sh (+349900.00%)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 32,800 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Tepper Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
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Q1 2016

USG Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 60,900 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,737 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 32,800 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 90,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 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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Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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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 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. The repair and remodel market includes renovation of both residential and nonresidential buildings. Its operations are organized into four reportable segments: Gypsum, Ceilings, Distribution and USG Boral Building Products, or UBBP. The Gypsum segment manufactures and markets gypsum and related products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin 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. It also produces gypsum-based products for agricultural and industrial customers to use in applications, including soil conditioning, road repair, fireproofing and ceramics. Its brands include Sheetrock, Durock, Fiberock, Securock, Levelrock, Red Top, Imperial, Diamond and Supremo. It also produces gypsum-based products for agricultural and industrial customers to use applications, including soil conditioning, road repair, fireproofing and ceramics. Its competitors include: National Gypsum Company, CertainTeed Corporation, Georgia-Pacific, American Gypsum Company LLC, Continental Building Products LLC and PABCO Gypsum. Ceilings segment manufactures and markets interior systems products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America. This segment 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 brand names include the Radar, Eclipse, Mars, and Halcyon brands of ceiling tile and the Donn, DX, Fineline, Centricitee, Identitee DXI, Curvatura and Compasso brands of ceiling grid. It sells products in markets related to the construction and renovation of nonresidential buildings. Its principal competitors in acoustical ceiling tile include Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Rockfon, Knauf AMF GmbH & Co. KG and Odenwald Faserplattenwerk GmbH (OWA). Its principal competitors in ceiling grid include WAVE, Chicago Metallic Corporation and CertainTeed Corporation. The Distribution segment consists of L&W Supply, a distributor of gypsum wallboard and other building materials in the United States. L&W Supply is a service-oriented business that stocks construction materials. L&W Supply competes with a number of specialty wallboard distributors, lumber dealers, hardware

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.

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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
P/E(ttm) 4.68
USG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.98 vs. USG: 4.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
USG' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.65  Med: 32.27 Max: 412
Current: 4.68
2.65
412
Forward P/E 15.34
USG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. USG: 15.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 4.61
USG's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
96% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.67 vs. USG: 4.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
USG' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.62  Med: 30.95 Max: 360.5
Current: 4.61
2.62
360.5
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 4.30
USG's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. USG: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
USG' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 4.32 Max: 797.57
Current: 4.3
1.57
797.57
P/B 2.89
USG's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. USG: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
USG' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 2.7 Max: 543.57
Current: 2.89
0.29
543.57
P/S 1.31
USG's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. USG: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
USG' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.31
Current: 1.31
0.1
1.31
PFCF 11.67
USG's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. USG: 11.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
USG' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.35  Med: 21.67 Max: 557.58
Current: 11.67
3.35
557.58
POCF 10.01
USG's POCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. USG: 10.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
USG' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.22  Med: 22.86 Max: 570.85
Current: 10.01
2.22
570.85
EV-to-EBIT 11.34
USG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 591 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. USG: 11.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
USG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42  Med: 5.8 Max: 467.9
Current: 11.34
-42
467.9
EV-to-EBITDA 9.06
USG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
61% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.15 vs. USG: 9.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
USG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -193.3  Med: 8.3 Max: 415.1
Current: 9.06
-193.3
415.1
Current Ratio 1.95
USG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. USG: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
USG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 2.4 Max: 4.23
Current: 1.95
0.65
4.23
Quick Ratio 1.67
USG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. USG: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
USG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.78 Max: 3.39
Current: 1.67
0.58
3.39
Days Inventory 37.88
USG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
82% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 80.13 vs. USG: 37.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
USG' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.25  Med: 38.17 Max: 40.93
Current: 37.88
27.25
40.93
Days Sales Outstanding 20.02
USG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 58.60 vs. USG: 20.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
USG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.02  Med: 38.23 Max: 42.54
Current: 20.02
20.02
42.54
Days Payable 27.90
USG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
82% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 60.02 vs. USG: 27.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
USG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.18  Med: 29.32 Max: 36.9
Current: 27.9
18.18
36.9

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -10.50
USG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. USG: -10.50 )
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 Max: 4.8
Current: -10.5
-21.3
4.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.85
USG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. USG: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
USG' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 2.17 Max: 501.25
Current: 2.85
0.32
501.25
Price/Projected FCF 2.84
USG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
77% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. USG: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
USG' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.71 Max: 12.37
Current: 2.84
0.1
12.37
Price/Median PS Value 1.91
USG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. USG: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
USG' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.91
0.07
1.93
Price/Graham Number 0.76
USG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. USG: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
USG' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.8 Max: 12.19
Current: 0.76
0.14
12.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.79
USG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. USG: 8.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
USG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 4.9 Max: 19
Current: 8.79
0.2
19

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,664
EPS (TTM) $ 6.90
Beta0.92
Short Percentage of Float9.65%
52-Week Range $15.85 - 31.84
Shares Outstanding (Mil)146.08

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 3,041 3,215 3,338
EPS ($) 1.62 2.12 2.27
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.62 2.12 2.27
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
18.94%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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