USG : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$33.75 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 1427500.0
03/28/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


USG CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. USG CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.59 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 31.33% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)734.0718.0
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)76.088.0
Net Income ($mil)307.0812.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)489.0645.0
Total Assets ($mil)3869.04736.0
Total Debt ($mil)1083.02175.0
Equity ($mil)1886.01436.0


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin20.4422.98
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin10.3512.26
Sales Turnover0.780.62
Return on Assets13.1820.92
Return on Equity11.1867.96
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio2.251.41
Debt/Capital0.360.6
Interest Expense30.040.0
Interest Coverage2.532.2


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)146.17145.67
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.195.56
Book value / share12.99.86
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1389301.01777831.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 28.21 for the Building Products industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.33. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.58 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 19.89. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, USG CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
USG 23.14 Peers 28.21   USG 13.06 Peers 109.42

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

USG is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Discount. 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 significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
USG 14.49 Peers 18.72   USG 0.65 Peers 1.32

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

USG is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
USG 2.58 Peers 19.89   USG -78.25 Peers -5.73

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 significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, USG is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
USG 1.61 Peers 1.66   USG 3.57 Peers 10.03

Average. 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 valuation on par with 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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