USG CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. USG CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.45 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 1,560.86% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||972.0||925.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-12.0||23.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||305.0||554.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4064.0||3714.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2210.0||2315.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||22.02||20.86|
|Return on Assets||2.14||0.99|
|Return on Equity||11.64||-30.43|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||144.59||108.69|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||5.28||0.42|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1529763.0||1877597.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 41.09 for the Building Products industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.02 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.61 and a discount versus the industry average of 5.97. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|USG 44.18||Peers 41.09||USG 26.16||Peers 25.08|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
USG is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
USG is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|USG 11.70||Peers 25.74||USG 0.21||Peers 4.67|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
USG is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
USG trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|USG 5.02||Peers 5.97||USG 561.53||Peers 127.79|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
USG is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
USG is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|USG 1.04||Peers 1.42||USG 6.19||Peers 14.90|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
USG is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
USG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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