USG Company Profile (NYSE:USG)


USG logoUSG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is a manufacturer and distributor of building materials. The Company's segments include Gypsum, Ceilings and USG Boral Building Products (UBBP). It produces a range of products for use in new residential, new nonresidential, and residential and nonresidential repair and remodel construction, as well as products used in certain industrial processes. Its products are distributed through building materials dealers, home improvement centers and other retailers, specialty wallboard distributors, and contractors. Gypsum segment manufactures and markets gypsum and related products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America. Ceilings segment manufactures and markets interior systems products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America. The UBBP segment manufactures, distributes and sells certain building products, mines raw gypsum and sells natural and synthetic gypsum throughout Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Construction
  • Industry: General Building Materials
  • Sub-Industry: Building Products
  • Symbol: NYSE:USG
  • CUSIP: 90329340
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $4.23 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 145,792,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $30.59
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $30.59
  • 52 Week Range: $23.71 - $34.67
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 8.61
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.02
  • P/E Growth: 1.53
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.04 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.39
  • Book Value: $13.55 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.14
  • EBIDTA: $514 million
  • Net Margins: 14.69%
  • Return on Equity: 16.06%
  • Return on Assets: 5.94%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.57%
  • Current Ratio: 2.25%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.69%
  • Average Volume: 1.31 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.36
  • Short Ratio: 9.8

Frequently Asked Questions for USG (NYSE:USG)

What is USG's stock symbol?

USG trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "USG."

How will USG's stock buyback program work?

USG announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Friday, April 7th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 5.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were USG's earnings last quarter?

USG Co. (NYSE:USG) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.09. The company earned $767 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $741.50 million. USG had a net margin of 14.69% and a return on equity of 16.06%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.43 earnings per share. View USG's Earnings History.

When will USG make its next earnings announcement?

USG is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for USG.

Where is USG's stock going? Where will USG's stock price be in 2017?

17 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for USG's shares. Their forecasts range from $24.00 to $36.00. On average, they anticipate USG's share price to reach $32.07 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for USG.

What are analysts saying about USG stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about USG stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "USG Corp., through its subsidiaries, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of building materials producing a wide range of products for use in new residential, new nonresidential and repair and remodel construction, as well as products used in certain industrial processes. USG's operations are organized into three operating segments: North American Gypsum, Worldwide Ceilings and Building Products Distribution. " (5/2/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "We were skeptical the wallboard industry would see much traction with its price increase heading into the year, but our checks suggest prices are up in the retail and specialty distributor channel. We are encouraged by the more favorable pricing environment, but with shares up 19% YTD we believe USG is fairly valued, and believe there's risk the market could view the amount of pricing it realizes and higher than expected inflation as a letdown." (3/17/2017)
  • 3. Wedbush analysts commented, "We expect USG Corporation (USG) shares to continue to trade at a slight discount to its peer group EBITDA multiple until it can successfully navigate the pricing challenges within the wallboard industry. Once stability has returned and operating efficiency programs such as Advanced Manufacturing (AM) can gain traction, shares could appreciate above the current ~8.5x EV/EBITDA multiple, potentially in-line with its comparison group." (2/6/2017)

Who are some of USG's key competitors?

Who owns USG stock?

USG's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (4.69%), Harris Associates L P (0.00%), Shapiro Capital Management LLC (3.35%), New England Asset Management Inc. (3.01%), BlackRock Inc. (2.77%) and Bank of America Corp DE (2.46%). Company insiders that own USG stock include Dominic A Dannessa, James S Metcalf, Jennifer F Scanlon, Jose Armario, Kenneth R Banas, Mary A Martin and Stanley L Ferguson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for USG.

Who sold USG stock? Who is selling USG stock?

USG's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Greenhaven Associates Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, American Century Companies Inc., Sasco Capital Inc. CT, Victory Capital Management Inc., Advisors Capital Management LLC, GMT Capital Corp and VNBTrust National Association. Company insiders that have sold USG stock in the last year include Dominic A Dannessa, James S Metcalf, Jennifer F Scanlon and Kenneth R Banas. View Insider Buying and Selling for USG.

Who bought USG stock? Who is buying USG stock?

USG's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp DE, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd Can, Macquarie Group Ltd., Janus Capital Management LLC, Ecofin Ltd. and Gotham Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for USG.

How do I buy USG stock?

Shares of USG can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of USG stock cost?

One share of USG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.04.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for USG (NYSE:USG) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.18)
Consensus Price Target: $32.07 (10.44% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for USG (NYSE:USG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/29/2017InstinetReiterated RatingNeutral$30.00 -> $33.00LowView Rating Details
4/29/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$35.00 -> $33.00LowView Rating Details
4/27/2017NomuraSet Price TargetHold$30.00LowView Rating Details
3/29/2017MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$38.00 -> $34.00HighView Rating Details
2/6/2017WedbushBoost Price TargetNeutral$30.00 -> $33.00N/AView Rating Details
1/11/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$28.00 -> $30.00N/AView Rating Details
1/5/2017Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageUnderweight$29.00N/AView Rating Details
11/28/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingSell$24.00N/AView Rating Details
11/14/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuy$33.00N/AView Rating Details
9/23/2016Bank of America CorpInitiated CoverageBuy$36.00N/AView Rating Details
9/19/2016Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
9/19/2016Vertical GroupUpgradeHold -> Buy$33.00N/AView Rating Details
9/13/2016Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform -> Outperform$34.00N/AView Rating Details
8/31/2016Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
8/29/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$33.00 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
8/26/2016Citigroup IncInitiated CoverageNeutral$32.00N/AView Rating Details
6/28/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
5/16/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
4/22/2016CL KingUpgradeBuy -> Strong-Buy$30.00 -> $37.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral$32.50 -> $28.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for USG (NYSE:USG)
Earnings by Quarter for USG (NYSE:USG)
Earnings History by Quarter for USG (NYSE:USG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/27/2017Q1 2017$0.46$0.37$741.50 million$767.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2017Q416$0.35$0.44$727.44 million$734.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2016Q316$0.44$0.46$1.02 billion$767.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q216$0.48$0.46$1.01 billion$1,000.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$0.26$0.43$932.98 million$970.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2016Q415$0.30$0.42$960.69 million$925.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.57$0.52$1.02 billion$972.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.46$0.53$1.01 billion$970.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.26$0.29$907.30 million$909.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414$0.37$0.24$971.00 million$954.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.46$0.45$997.70 million$972.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.45$0.33$1,000.00 million$948.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.20$0.32$879.24 million$850.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q413$0.09$0.19$907.49 million$915.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.27$0.21$937.50 million$925.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.19$0.22$879.07 million$916.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q1 2013$0.08$0.02$864.58 million$814.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q4 2012($0.27)($0.11)$792.38 million$815.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/18/2012($0.09)($0.28)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012($0.13)($0.15)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2012($0.42)($0.26)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2012($0.72)($0.95)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2011($0.61)($1.09)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2011($0.57)($0.69)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2011($0.71)($1.01)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2011($0.80)($1.17)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for USG (NYSE:USG)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.02
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.22
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.43$0.54$0.48
Q2 20174$0.51$0.63$0.56
Q3 20174$0.53$0.58$0.57
Q4 20174$0.38$0.45$0.42
Q1 20181$0.41$0.41$0.41
Q2 20181$0.71$0.71$0.71
Q3 20181$0.64$0.64$0.64
Q4 20181$0.46$0.46$0.46
Q1 20191$0.61$0.61$0.61
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for USG (NYSE:USG)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for USG (NYSE:USG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 85.52%
Insider Trades by Quarter for USG (NYSE:USG)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for USG (NYSE:USG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for USG (NYSE:USG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/22/2017Dominic A DannessaInsiderSell2,500$33.54$83,850.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2016Dominic A DannessaInsiderSell1,400$30.63$42,882.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2016Dominic A DannessaInsiderSell1,100$29.95$32,945.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016Dominic A DannessaInsiderSell2,000$29.01$58,020.00View SEC Filing  
10/6/2016James S MetcalfChairmanSell15,577$26.00$405,002.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2016Jennifer F ScanlonInsiderSell9,260$27.13$251,223.80View SEC Filing  
9/2/2016Kenneth R BanasVPSell1,715$28.00$48,020.00View SEC Filing  
8/31/2016Kenneth R BanasVPSell11,557$28.04$324,058.28View SEC Filing  
5/18/2016Dominic A DannessaInsiderSell2,000$29.03$58,060.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2016Mary A MartinVPSell5,000$28.20$141,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2016Dominic A DannessaEVPSell2,500$28.00$70,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2016Jose ArmarioDirectorBuy1,418$28.11$39,859.98View SEC Filing  
4/25/2016Dominic A DannessaEVPSell2,500$28.52$71,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015Stanley L FergusonEVPSell3,000$25.00$75,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2015Jennifer F ScanlonSVPSell3,500$28.18$98,630.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2015Dominic A DannessaSVPSell5,000$28.30$141,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2015Jennifer F ScanlonSVPSell7,000$29.23$204,610.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2015Christopher R GriffinEVPSell20,000$29.53$590,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2015Stanley L FergusonEVPSell10,000$29.05$290,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2015Dominic A DannessaSVPSell10,000$28.17$281,700.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014David Ricky LowesSVPSell10,000$29.62$296,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014Brian J CookSVPSell33,571$30.15$1,012,165.65View SEC Filing  
5/29/2014Stanley L FergusonEVPSell10,000$30.16$301,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2014Brendan DeelySVPSell26,000$29.69$771,940.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014Jeffrey RodewaldVPSell13,536$30.25$409,464.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2014Jennifer ScanlonSVPSell10,000$29.26$292,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2014Stanley FergusonEVPSell9,110$34.12$310,833.20View SEC Filing  
2/11/2014Jennifer ScanlonSVPSell3,100$33.13$102,703.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2014Christopher GriffinEVPSell22,800$33.29$759,012.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2014David Ricky LowesSVPSell12,144$33.49$406,702.56View SEC Filing  
2/10/2014Jeffrey RodewaldVPSell10,000$33.37$333,700.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2013Jennifer ScanlonSVPSell7,400$27.45$203,130.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2013David Ricky LowesSVPSell16,071$27.10$435,524.10View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013Steven F LeerDirectorSell2,000$29.05$58,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Mary A MartinVPSell13,315$28.70$382,140.50View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Brendan DeelySVPSell39,286$28.12$1,104,722.32View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Brian A KenneyDirectorBuy4,000$17.16$68,640.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for USG (NYSE:USG)
Latest Headlines for USG (NYSE:USG)
DateHeadline logoL&W Supply Grows Nationwide Footprint With Acquisition of Ceilings Supply Company in New Orleans Area - May 15 at 7:38 PM logoETFs with exposure to USG Corp. : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 7:38 PM logoUSG Co. (USG) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $812.41 Million - May 14 at 10:08 AM logoUSG Corporation Announces Early Results of Cash Tender Offer for $500 Million Principal Amount of 7.75% Senior Notes Due 2018 - May 13 at 2:29 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate USG Co. (USG) Will Announce Earnings of $0.53 Per Share - May 12 at 10:25 AM logoWhat Morningstar Readers Would Ask Buffett - May 10 at 10:02 AM logoUSG Corporation to Participate in the J.P. Morgan Homebuilding & Building Products Conference in New York - May 10 at 10:02 AM logoUSG Co. Expected to Post FY2018 Earnings of $2.35 Per Share (USG) - May 8 at 11:52 AM logoAnalysts Set USG Co. (USG) Target Price at $32.07 - May 5 at 10:59 PM logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Very Likely to Affect USG (USG) Stock Price - May 3 at 5:28 PM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for USG Co. Increased by Wedbush (USG) - May 3 at 10:08 AM logoUSG Co. (USG) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - May 2 at 8:50 PM logoETFs with exposure to USG Corp. : May 2, 2017 - May 2 at 6:32 PM logoUSG Co. (USG) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell - May 2 at 10:20 AM logoUSG Co. Forecasted to Earn Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.63 Per Share (USG) - May 2 at 8:10 AM logoUSG Corp. :USG-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 1, 2017 - May 1 at 7:36 PM logoOhio Air Quality Development Authority -- Moody's upgrades USG's liquidity rating to SGL-1 from SGL-2; outlook positive - May 1 at 7:36 PM logoUSG Corporation Announces Pricing of Offering of 4.875% Senior Notes Due 2027 - May 1 at 7:36 PM logoUSG Corporation Announces Launch of Cash Tender Offer for $500 Million Principal Amount of 7.75% Senior Notes Due 2018 - May 1 at 10:28 AM logoUSG Corporation Announces Launch of Senior Notes Offering - May 1 at 10:28 AM logoQ2 2017 Earnings Forecast for USG Co. (USG) Issued By Northcoast Research - May 1 at 7:15 AM logoUSG Co. Forecasted to Earn Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.56 Per Share (USG) - May 1 at 7:14 AM logoUSG Co. Forecasted to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.51 Per Share (USG) - May 1 at 7:14 AM logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Likely to Impact USG (USG) Stock Price - April 30 at 9:06 AM logoUSG's (USG) "Neutral" Rating Reaffirmed at Instinet - April 29 at 11:14 PM logoUSG Co. (USG) Earns Hold Rating from Jefferies Group LLC - April 29 at 8:40 PM logoUSG Co. (USG) PT Set at $30.00 by Nomura - April 29 at 12:10 PM logoUSG Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : USG-US : April 28, 2017 - April 29 at 12:35 AM logoEdited Transcript of USG earnings conference call or presentation 27-Apr-17 1:00pm GMT - April 28 at 8:21 AM logoUSG Co. (USG) Issues Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.08 EPS - April 27 at 10:58 PM logoUSG (USG) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 27 at 12:36 PM logoUSG Corporation Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - April 27 at 11:14 AM logoUSG misses 1Q profit forecasts - April 27 at 11:14 AM logoSomewhat Favorable Press Coverage Likely to Impact USG (USG) Stock Price - April 23 at 5:33 PM logoUSG Co. (USG) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $752.05 Million - April 23 at 8:49 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate USG Co. (USG) to Post $0.47 Earnings Per Share - April 21 at 5:58 PM logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Likely to Affect USG (USG) Stock Price - April 20 at 7:45 PM logoEarnings Season's Back: Stocks With Big Upside - April 14 at 7:24 PM logoUSG (USG) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds - April 14 at 2:12 PM logoResearch Analysts Set Expectations for USG Co.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (USG) - April 14 at 9:12 AM logoUSG Corporation First Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast - April 13 at 8:53 AM logoUSG Corporation Wins Award of Excellence for Lean Six Sigma Deployment of the Year - April 12 at 12:08 PM logoUSG (USG) Board of Directors Authorizes Stock Buyback Plan - April 7 at 8:37 PM logoAcquisition Revenue Drove RPM International’s Industrial Segment - April 7 at 6:18 PM logoUSG and Infinity Drain Partnership Blends Elegance with Smart Shower System Design - April 7 at 1:17 PM logoUSG Corporation CIO Creighton Warren Recognized as Technology Leader - April 7 at 1:17 PM logoUSG Leads Exterior Ceiling Manufacturers with Four NOAs from Miami-Dade County - April 7 at 1:17 PM logoUSG Co. (USG) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - April 5 at 6:52 PM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for USG Co. (USG) Reduced by SunTrust Banks - April 3 at 8:38 AM logoUSG downgraded by Macquarie - March 30 at 7:52 AM


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