USG : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$31.225 -0.035 | -0.11%
Today's Range: 30.35 - 31.36
Avg. Daily Volume: 2012500.0
09/21/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

USG CORP's gross profit margin for the second 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 strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.75 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 25.67% 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)811.0769.0
EBITDA ($mil)135.0155.0
EBIT ($mil)103.0122.0
Net Income ($mil)36.074.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)430.0687.0
Total Assets ($mil)3887.04645.0
Total Debt ($mil)1077.02039.0
Equity ($mil)1968.01566.0

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin25.2829.39
EBITDA Margin16.6420.15
Operating Margin12.715.86
Sales Turnover0.790.64
Return on Assets11.8322.15
Return on Equity9.464.75
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio2.51.78
Interest Expense19.038.0
Interest Coverage5.423.21

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)140.31145.95
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share14.0310.73
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2048076.01273031.0


BUY. USG CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.60 for the Building Products industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.88. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.15 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 47.28. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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USG 24.17 Peers 27.60   USG 12.91 Peers 17.52

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.

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  Price to
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USG 14.67 Peers 19.24   USG 1.45 Peers 1.88

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 discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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USG 2.15 Peers 47.28   USG -81.86 Peers 31.91

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.

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  Sales Growth
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USG 1.38 Peers 1.72   USG 3.28 Peers 23.62

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 significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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