USG : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$28.9 -0.14 | -0.48%
Today's Range: 28.88 - 29.2899
Avg. Daily Volume: 1309500.0
05/23/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


USG CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. USG CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.78 which shows a lack of 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 30.17% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)767.0747.0
EBITDA ($mil)124.0149.0
EBIT ($mil)91.0115.0
Net Income ($mil)55.067.0


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)410.0553.0
Total Assets ($mil)3912.04662.0
Total Debt ($mil)1084.02114.0
Equity ($mil)1976.01518.0


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin25.6828.78
EBITDA Margin16.1619.94
Operating Margin11.8615.39
Sales Turnover0.780.59
Return on Assets12.7322.17
Return on Equity10.4266.66
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.11.51
Debt/Capital0.350.58
Interest Expense20.040.0
Interest Coverage4.552.88


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)145.79145.85
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.370.41
Book value / share13.5510.41
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1302142.01646353.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 26.96 for the Building Products industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.02. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.12 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.00 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 9.41. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below 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 20.50 Peers 26.96   USG 11.25 Peers 31.64

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 12.99 Peers 18.60   USG 0.74 Peers 1.38

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
USG 2.12 Peers 9.41   USG -79.63 Peers 147.52

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 1.38 Peers 1.66   USG 10.39 Peers 13.14

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 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 trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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