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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.36
NYSE:USG's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. NYSE:USG: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:USG' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.24 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.36
0.03
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.48
NYSE:USG's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. NYSE:USG: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:USG' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.37  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.48
-1.37
0.51
Debt-to-Equity 0.58
NYSE:USG's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
60% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NYSE:USG: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:USG' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -513  Med: 0.76 Max: 384.83
Current: 0.58
-513
384.83
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.22
NYSE:USG's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
59% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. NYSE:USG: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:USG' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.83  Med: 3.06 Max: 63.29
Current: 2.22
-65.83
63.29
Interest Coverage 4.95
NYSE:USG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 591 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. NYSE:USG: 4.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:USG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.93 Max: 5.32
Current: 4.95
0.44
5.32
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 2.87
Beneish M-Score: -2.66
WACC vs ROIC
10.42%
3.25%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 8.57
NYSE:USG's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
55% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. NYSE:USG: 8.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:USG' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.58  Med: 5.07 Max: 13.39
Current: 8.57
-5.58
13.39
Net Margin % 2.54
NYSE:USG's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
63% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. NYSE:USG: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:USG' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.33  Med: -1.32 Max: 34.02
Current: 2.54
-24.33
34.02
ROE % 4.53
NYSE:USG's ROE % is ranked lower than
62% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.07 vs. NYSE:USG: 4.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:USG' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -155.56  Med: -9.9 Max: 107.54
Current: 4.53
-155.56
107.54
ROA % 2.20
NYSE:USG's ROA % is ranked lower than
61% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. NYSE:USG: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:USG' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.85  Med: -1.24 Max: 22.86
Current: 2.2
-17.85
22.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 17.47
NYSE:USG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
68% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.87 vs. NYSE:USG: 17.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:USG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.54  Med: 5.47 Max: 22.38
Current: 17.47
-16.54
22.38
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.30
NYSE:USG's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. NYSE:USG: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:USG' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28  Med: 1.45 Max: 14.8
Current: 4.3
-28
14.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 15.90
NYSE:USG's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. NYSE:USG: 15.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:USG' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.65 Max: 79.5
Current: 15.9
0
79.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 58.40
NYSE:USG's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. NYSE:USG: 58.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:USG' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -31.05 Max: 200.2
Current: 58.4
0
200.2
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

USG Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 1,530,522 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 23,998 sh (-86.37%)
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Q4 2017

USG Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Steven Cohen 85,000 sh (New)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 1,530,522 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 15,214 sh (-36.60%)
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Q1 2018

USG Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 1,530,522 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q2 2018

USG Guru Trades in Q2 2018

George Soros 98,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 661,739 sh (New)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials    NAICS: 327420    SIC: 3275
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Traded in other countries:US2.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
USG Corp produces wallboard and ceiling tile in the United States. The company manufactures and sells gypsum wallboard (drywall), wallboard finishing materials, tile backers and underlayment, and ceiling tile and grid used for 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.

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David Herro Comments on USG Corp Guru stock highlight
On September 26, USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) shareholders voted to approve the company’s acquisition by a private German business, and although this transaction is not complete yet, a review of this holding seems appropriate. We began purchasing USG shares for the Fund in May 2015, believing that the company’s position in wallboard and structural ceiling tile was undervalued. We spent five months gradually building the position in the portfolio to an appropriate size. The stock was volatile over the next three years as the company’s earnings stream proved to be rather inconsistent. We stuck with the holding, however, with occasional sales to fund more pressing demands on the portfolio’s cash. In early 2018, the share price rose to the $40 level, which approached our sell target. We began cutting back the holding to fund more attractive opportunities. In June, the company agreed to be acquired for $43.50 in cash, and we sold more shares both to reduce the Fund’s exposure to the risk of the deal breaking and because the spread between the deal price and the market price was less rewarding than for other securities we were considering. Assuming completion of this transaction early Read more...
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces An Investigation Of USG Corporation - USG
USG INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of USG Corporation
ALERT: Rowley Law PLLC is Investigating Proposed Acquisition of USG Corporation
Knauf Announces Merger With Buffett’s USG The conglomerate agrees to vote for the merger
Gebr. Knauf KG and Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) target USG Corp. (NYSE:USG) announced on Monday that it entered a definitive merger agreement in which Knauf will acquire all outstanding shares of USG for approximately $7 billion. Read more...
Knauf Encouraged that the USG Board Authorized Management to Enter into Discussions Regarding Knauf's Offer
Leading Proxy Advisory Firms ISS and Glass Lewis Recommend USG Shareholders Vote "AGAINST" All Four USG Director Nominees on the GOLD Proxy Card
Knauf Comments on USG's Disappointing First Quarter Earnings Results
Knauf Files Investor Presentation

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 71.13
USG's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. USG: 71.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
USG' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.63  Med: 43.15 Max: 436.97
Current: 71.13
2.63
436.97
Forward PE Ratio 18.02
USG's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.81 vs. USG: 18.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 71.13
USG's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
89% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. USG: 71.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
USG' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.64  Med: 40.52 Max: 241.2
Current: 71.13
2.64
241.2
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 29.68
USG's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
77% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.47 vs. USG: 29.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
USG' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.82  Med: 16.76 Max: 7097.5
Current: 29.68
2.82
7097.5
PB Ratio 3.31
USG's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. USG: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
USG' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 2.69 Max: 543.57
Current: 3.31
0.29
543.57
PS Ratio 1.82
USG's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. USG: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
USG' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.88
Current: 1.82
0.1
1.88
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 54.01
USG's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
92% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.12 vs. USG: 54.01 )
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: 26.98 Max: 576.17
Current: 54.01
3.35
576.17
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 18.37
USG's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
79% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.94 vs. USG: 18.37 )
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: 19.92 Max: 228.06
Current: 18.37
2.22
228.06
EV-to-EBIT 19.64
USG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
68% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.72 vs. USG: 19.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
USG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.4  Med: 12.6 Max: 1559.7
Current: 19.64
-51.4
1559.7
EV-to-EBITDA 13.69
USG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
64% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.48 vs. USG: 13.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
USG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -193.3  Med: 12.4 Max: 415.1
Current: 13.69
-193.3
415.1
EV-to-Revenue 1.99
USG's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
67% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. USG: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
USG' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.4 Max: 2.3
Current: 1.99
0.4
2.3
PEG Ratio 5.65
USG's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. USG: 5.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
USG' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 6.38 Max: 27.35
Current: 5.65
0.61
27.35
Current Ratio 2.10
USG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. USG: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
USG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 2.3 Max: 4.23
Current: 2.1
0.65
4.23
Quick Ratio 1.52
USG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. USG: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
USG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.33 Max: 3.39
Current: 1.52
0.54
3.39
Days Inventory 63.23
USG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 76.95 vs. USG: 63.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
USG' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.51  Med: 70.99 Max: 105.86
Current: 63.23
34.51
105.86
Days Sales Outstanding 33.03
USG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 63.35 vs. USG: 33.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
USG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.14  Med: 37.36 Max: 50.78
Current: 33.03
22.14
50.78
Days Payable 38.44
USG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
79% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 66.24 vs. USG: 38.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
USG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.18  Med: 34.12 Max: 46.45
Current: 38.44
18.18
46.45

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.90
USG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. USG: 0.90 )
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: -21.5  Med: -2.45 Max: 4.8
Current: 0.9
-21.5
4.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.35
USG's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. USG: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
USG' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 2.34 Max: 501.25
Current: 3.35
0.32
501.25
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.29
USG's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. USG: 2.29 )
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: 0.1  Med: 0.96 Max: 13.24
Current: 2.29
0.1
13.24
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.11
USG's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. USG: 2.11 )
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: 0.06  Med: 0.63 Max: 2.17
Current: 2.11
0.06
2.17
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.26
USG's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
90% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. USG: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
USG' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.17 Max: 9.3
Current: 3.26
0.15
9.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.08
USG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
58% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.35 vs. USG: 5.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
USG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.2  Med: 3.1 Max: 10.2
Current: 5.08
-25.2
10.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 5.26
USG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. USG: 5.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
USG' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -169.2  Med: -9.25 Max: 23
Current: 5.26
-169.2
23

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,348.00
EPS (TTM) $ 0.60
Beta1.41
Volatility27.89%
52-Week Range $32.09 - 43.47
Shares Outstanding (Mil)139.76

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 3,378 3,612
EBIT (Mil $) 347 466
EBITDA (Mil $) 536 689
EPS ($) 1.62 2.34
EPS without NRI ($) 1.62 2.34
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
50.16%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.25

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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