USG Corp.Find Ratings Reports
USG CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged 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 1.70 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.17% 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 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||831.0||734.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-69.0||307.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||456.0||489.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3851.0||3869.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1078.0||1083.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||24.79||25.07|
|Return on Assets||2.28||13.18|
|Return on Equity||5.25||11.18|
|Debt||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Share Data||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||140.94||146.17|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||13.09||12.9|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1647630.0||1245003.0|
BUY. USG CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 37.54 for the Building Products industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.25. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.11 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 3.15 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 16.71. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|USG 62.72||Peers 37.54||USG 15.04||Peers 18.65|
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 15.21||Peers 16.80||USG 0.27||Peers 0.59|
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 3.11||Peers 16.71||USG -54.87||Peers 22.22|
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 1.79||Peers 1.87||USG 6.19||Peers 14.10|
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