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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 0.39
USG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. USG: 0.39 )
USG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.39

Equity to Asset 0.16
USG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. USG: 0.16 )
USG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.05   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.16

-0.05
0.48
Interest Coverage 1.27
USG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 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: 1.01
M-Score: -2.53
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.23
USG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. USG: 7.23 )
USG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -45.81   Max: 19.16
Current: 7.23

-45.81
19.16
Net-margin (%) 1.32
USG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. USG: 1.32 )
USG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.94   Max: 11.05
Current: 1.32

-27.94
11.05
ROE (%) 7.37
USG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. USG: 7.37 )
USG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2100   Max: 100.68
Current: 7.37

-2100
100.68
ROA (%) 1.14
USG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. USG: 1.14 )
USG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -23.38   Max: 15.07
Current: 1.14

-23.38
15.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.72
USG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.41 vs. USG: 10.72 )
USG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -99.96   Max: 41.27
Current: 10.72

-99.96
41.27
Revenue Growth (%) 4.30
USG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. USG: 4.30 )
USG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -28   Max: 13.7
Current: 4.3

-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

Q2 2013

USG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 55,262 sh (+417.58%)
Brian Rogers 3,083,200 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 42,800 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 17,072,192 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Irving Kahn 120,000 sh (-32.14%)
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Q3 2013

USG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 130,727 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 199,351 sh (+260.74%)
Brian Rogers 3,933,200 sh (+27.57%)
Irving Kahn 120,000 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 42,800 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 17,072,192 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

USG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 26,304 sh (New)
Jim Simons 114,100 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%)
» More
Q1 2014

USG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Brian Rogers 3,933,200 sh (unchged)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with USG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Warren Buffett 2013-12-31 Add 104.37%0.48%$25.13 - $28.77 $ 30.4513%34890174
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$25.13 - $28.77 $ 30.4513%26304
Prem Watsa 2012-09-30 Reduce -99.37%6.76%$15.65 - $23.73 $ 30.4554%42800
George Soros 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$13.78 - $18.99 $ 30.4586%0
Charles Brandes 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0015%$13.78 - $18.99 $ 30.4586%0
Charles Brandes 2012-03-31 Reduce -97.92%0.07%$10.56 - $19 $ 30.45124%15480
George Soros 2012-03-31 New Buy0.05%$10.56 - $19 $ 30.45124%200000
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$6.13 - $10.6 $ 30.45242%0
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 Reduce -20.73%0.01%$6.13 - $10.6 $ 30.45242%744476
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 89.36%0.03%$6.97 - $14.41 $ 30.45207%544640
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Top Ranked Articles about USG Corp

Warren Buffett Owns 30% of USG in Fruition of Crisis-Era Deal
The investments of the financial crisis are the bets that keep on giving for Warren Buffett. On Dec. 9, 2013, he converted notes – procured in 2008 – that give his company Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B) a 30.5% slice of the largest drywall manufacturer in the U.S., USG Corp. (USG). Read more...
A Holistic View on Housing
Recently housing related stocks suffered a major selloff as investors (or more appropriately speculators) retreated amidst the rise in mortgage interest rates. Higher interest rates will certainly weigh on housing demand as it raises the cost of financing a house, but investors seem to be overreacting to the headline news. In many markets cash buyers are making up a significant share of the market. Not only that, but the problem seems not to be the cost of financing but the availability of homes and homebuilders. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 72.00
USG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. USG: 72.00 )
USG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.81   Max: 86.29
Current: 72

2.81
86.29
P/B 5.20
USG's P/B is ranked lower than
70% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. USG: 5.20 )
USG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 507.33
Current: 5.2

0.29
507.33
P/S 0.90
USG's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. USG: 0.90 )
USG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.12
Current: 0.9

0.1
1.12
EV-to-EBIT 21.70
USG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.08 vs. USG: 21.70 )
USG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 721.2
Current: 21.7

0.1
721.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.20
USG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. USG: 5.20 )
USG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 467.83
Current: 5.2

0.51
467.83
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
USG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. USG: 1.80 )
USG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.8

0.15
1.75
Price/Graham Number 4.00
USG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
80% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. USG: 4.00 )
USG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 3.71
Current: 4

0.29
3.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.60
USG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. USG: 4.60 )
USG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 11634.1
Current: 4.6

0.1
11634.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -3.63
USG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
57% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. USG: -3.63 )
USG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.5   Max: 21.7
Current: -3.63

-19.5
21.7

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
Compare:HCMLF, JHX, AHCHY, LFRGY, SHW » details
Traded in other countries:US2.Germany
USG Corporation was incorporated in Delaware on October 22, 1984. United States Gypsum Company was incorporated in 1901. On December 19, 1984, U.S. Gypsum became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Through its subsidiaries, the Company is a manufacturer and distributor of building materials, producing a range of 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 Company's operations are organized into three operating segments: North American Gypsum, Building Products Distribution and Worldwide Ceilings. North American Gypsum, which manufactures and markets gypsum and related products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, includes U.S. Gypsum in the United States, the gypsum business of CGC Inc. in Canada, and USG Mexico, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico. North American Gypsum's products are used in a variety of building applications to finish the interior walls, ceilings and floors in residential, commercial and institutional construction and in certain industrial applications. These products provide aesthetic as well as sound-dampening, fire-retarding, abuse-resistance and moisture-control value. North American Gypsum's products are manufactured at 41 plants located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Distribution is carried out through L&W Supply Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, other specialty wallboard distributors, building materials dealers, home improvement centers and other retailers, and contractors. The competitors are National Gypsum Company, CertainTeed Corporation, Georgia-Pacific, American Gypsum, Temple-Inland Forest Products Corporation, Lafarge North America Inc. and PABCO Gypsum. Building Products Distribution consists of L&W Supply, the specialty building products distribution business in the United States. L&W Supply is a service-oriented organization that stocks a range of construction materials and delivers less-than-truckload quantities of construction materials to job sites and places them in areas where work is being done, thereby reducing the need for handling by contractors. It also distributes products manufactured by USG Interiors, such as acoustical ceiling tile and grid, as well as products of other manufacturers, including drywall metal, insulation, roofing products and accessories. The competitors are ProBuild Holdings Inc., Gypsum Management Supply, KCG, Inc. and Building Products Corporation. Worldwide Ceilings, which manufactures and markets interior systems products worldwide, includes USG Interiors, Inc., the international interior systems business managed as USG International, and the ceilings business of CGC. Worldwide Ceilings manufactures ceiling tile in the United States and ceiling grid in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. It markets ceiling tile and ceiling grid in the United States, Canada,

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