USG Corp.Find Ratings Reports
USG CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 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 1.68 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 6.93% 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||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||795.0||767.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||37.0||55.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||323.0||410.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3831.0||3912.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1078.0||1084.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||22.39||25.03|
|Return on Assets||1.82||12.73|
|Return on Equity||4.24||10.42|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||139.65||145.79|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||13.17||13.55|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1764811.0||1321523.0|
BUY. USG CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 28.04 for the Building Products industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.32. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.28 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 3.29 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.55. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, USG CORP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|USG 81.49||Peers 28.04||USG 15.38||Peers 18.11|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
USG is trading at a significant premium 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 discount to its peers.
|USG 16.24||Peers 17.25||USG 0.36||Peers 0.54|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
USG is trading at a premium 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 3.28||Peers 4.55||USG -62.15||Peers 72.77|
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.
|USG 1.87||Peers 1.86||USG 6.42||Peers 10.86|
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