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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 0.40
NYSE:USG's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NYSE:USG: 0.40 )
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: 0.4
Equity-to-Asset 0.51
NYSE:USG's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. NYSE:USG: 0.51 )
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: 0.15 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.51
-1.37
0.51
Debt-to-Equity 0.55
NYSE:USG's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
58% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. NYSE:USG: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:USG' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -513  Med: 0.94 Max: 336.67
Current: 0.55
-513
336.67
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.27
NYSE:USG's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
56% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. NYSE:USG: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:USG' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.63  Med: 3.73 Max: 63.29
Current: 2.27
-57.63
63.29
Interest Coverage 3.24
NYSE:USG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
78% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.67 vs. NYSE:USG: 3.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:USG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.43 Max: 3.24
Current: 3.24
0.35
3.24
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 2.49
Beneish M-Score: -2.58
WACC vs ROIC
11.53%
12.08%
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % 11.14
NYSE:USG's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
68% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. NYSE:USG: 11.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:USG' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.11  Med: 2.74 Max: 13.06
Current: 11.14
-11.11
13.06
Net Margin % 14.94
NYSE:USG's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
86% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. NYSE:USG: 14.94 )
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: 14.94
-24.33
34.02
ROE % 25.48
NYSE:USG's ROE % is ranked higher than
91% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.46 vs. NYSE:USG: 25.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:USG' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -155.56  Med: -10.21 Max: 107.54
Current: 25.48
-155.56
107.54
ROA % 10.97
NYSE:USG's ROA % is ranked higher than
86% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. NYSE:USG: 10.97 )
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: 10.97
-17.85
22.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 17.85
NYSE:USG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
66% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.45 vs. NYSE:USG: 17.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:USG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.39  Med: 3.69 Max: 22.12
Current: 17.85
-16.39
22.12
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -13.90
NYSE:USG's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
89% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NYSE:USG: -13.90 )
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: 1.1 Max: 14.8
Current: -13.9
-28
14.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 48.50
NYSE:USG's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. NYSE:USG: 48.50 )
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: -62.1  Med: -17 Max: 200.2
Current: 48.5
-62.1
200.2
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Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2017

USG Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Pioneer Investments 182,168 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 1,530,522 sh (+335.77%)
Joel Greenblatt 907,428 sh (+127.61%)
David Dreman 14,709 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 131,800 sh (-57.18%)
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Q2 2017

USG Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Prem Watsa 1,530,522 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 39,002,016 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 176,021 sh (-80.60%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with USG

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Reduce -80.60%0.3%$28.3 - $32.65 $ 33.1611%176,021
David Dreman 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.27%$28.3 - $32.65 $ 33.1611%0
Prem Watsa 2017-03-31 Add 335.77%3.03%$28.53 - $34.34 $ 33.164%1,530,522
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Add 127.61%0.21%$28.53 - $34.34 $ 33.164%907,428
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Reduce -35.49%0.07%$23.92 - $32.19 $ 33.1621%398,677
Prem Watsa 2016-12-31 Add 970.80%0.79%$23.92 - $32.19 $ 33.1621%351,222
David Dreman 2016-12-31 New Buy0.24%$23.92 - $32.19 $ 33.1621%14,709
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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.

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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 10.66
USG's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.51 vs. USG: 10.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
USG' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.65  Med: 18.47 Max: 412
Current: 10.66
2.65
412
Forward PE Ratio 15.06
USG's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.55 vs. USG: 15.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 26.53
USG's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
70% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.36 vs. USG: 26.53 )
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: 22.35 Max: 229.14
Current: 26.53
2.67
229.14
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 9.92
USG's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
84% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.68 vs. USG: 9.92 )
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: 8.46 Max: 2673.33
Current: 9.92
1.57
2673.33
PB Ratio 2.41
USG's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. USG: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
USG' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 2.5 Max: 543.57
Current: 2.41
0.29
543.57
PS Ratio 1.59
USG's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. USG: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
USG' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.67
Current: 1.59
0.1
1.67
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 23.49
USG's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
60% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.72 vs. USG: 23.49 )
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: 20.57 Max: 576.17
Current: 23.49
3.35
576.17
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.53
USG's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
65% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.27 vs. USG: 14.53 )
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: 22.12 Max: 840.57
Current: 14.53
2.22
840.57
EV-to-EBIT 15.76
USG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. USG: 15.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
USG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.6  Med: 10.8 Max: 1559.7
Current: 15.76
-41.6
1559.7
EV-to-EBITDA 11.37
USG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.82 vs. USG: 11.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
USG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -193.3  Med: 10.2 Max: 415.1
Current: 11.37
-193.3
415.1
EV-to-Revenue 1.75
USG's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
60% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. USG: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
USG' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.2 Max: 2.3
Current: 1.75
0.4
2.3
Current Ratio 2.50
USG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. USG: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
USG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 2.26 Max: 4.23
Current: 2.5
0.65
4.23
Quick Ratio 1.85
USG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. USG: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
USG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.67 Max: 3.39
Current: 1.85
0.58
3.39
Days Inventory 38.89
USG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
82% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 77.99 vs. USG: 38.89 )
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: 38.89
30.9
52.93
Days Sales Outstanding 27.86
USG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 57.18 vs. USG: 27.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
USG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.14  Med: 38.11 Max: 51.16
Current: 27.86
22.14
51.16
Days Payable 36.56
USG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
73% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 61.86 vs. USG: 36.56 )
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: 36.56
18.18
46.45

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.10
USG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 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: -21.5  Med: -2.8 Max: 4.8
Current: -2.1
-21.5
4.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.42
USG's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
63% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. USG: 2.42 )
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: 2.23 Max: 501.25
Current: 2.42
0.32
501.25
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.09
USG's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. USG: 2.09 )
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: 0.76 Max: 14.25
Current: 2.09
0.1
14.25
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.21
USG's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. USG: 2.21 )
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: 0.07  Med: 0.73 Max: 2.23
Current: 2.21
0.07
2.23
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.17
USG's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. USG: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
USG' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.29 Max: 5.23
Current: 1.17
0.14
5.23
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.69
USG's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
68% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. USG: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
USG' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.82 Max: 9.09
Current: 1.69
0.14
9.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.34
USG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
54% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.14 vs. USG: 6.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
USG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.3  Med: 3 Max: 17.2
Current: 6.34
-26.3
17.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 24.97
USG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
83% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.71 vs. USG: 24.97 )
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: -12.4 Max: 35.1
Current: 24.97
-169.2
35.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,079.00
EPS (TTM) $ 3.11
Beta0.94
Short Percentage of Float13.82%
52-Week Range $23.71 - 34.67
Shares Outstanding (Mil)143.41

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 3,160 3,441 3,384
EPS ($) 1.71 2.19 2.46
EPS without NRI ($) 1.71 2.19 2.46
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
19.59%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

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

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