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
Interest Expense30.040.0
Interest Coverage2.532.2

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


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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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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.

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  Price to
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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.

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  Earnings Growth
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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.

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  Sales Growth
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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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