USG Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:USG)

About USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)

USG Corporation 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: Construction Materials
  • Sub-Industry: Building Products
  • Symbol: NYSE:USG
  • CUSIP: 90329340
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $4.73 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 143,409,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $31.35
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $29.59
  • 52 Week Range: $23.71 - $34.67
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.55
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.87
  • P/E Growth: 2.11
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.08 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.54
  • Book Value: $13.72 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.41
  • EBITDA: $487 million
  • Net Margins: 14.94%
  • Return on Equity: 13.57%
  • Return on Assets: 6.20%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.55%
  • Current Ratio: 2.50%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.85%
  • Average Volume: 2.31 million shs.
  • Beta: 1
  • Short Ratio: 11.7

Frequently Asked Questions for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)

What is USG Corporation's stock symbol?

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

How will USG Corporation's stock buyback program work?

USG Corporation announced that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Friday, April 7th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 5.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were USG Corporation's earnings last quarter?

USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $811 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $809.44 million. USG Corporation had a net margin of 14.94% and a return on equity of 13.57%. USG Corporation's revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.46 earnings per share. View USG Corporation's Earnings History.

When will USG Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

USG Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for USG Corporation.

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

15 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for USG Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $24.00 to $34.00. On average, they expect USG Corporation's share price to reach $30.93 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for USG Corporation.

What are analysts saying about USG Corporation stock?

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

  • 1. 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)
  • 2. 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)

Are investors shorting USG Corporation?

USG Corporation saw a drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 12,115,500 shares, a drop of 25.9% from the September 15th total of 16,342,948 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,647,856 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.6 days. Approximately 9.5% of the company's shares are short sold.

Who are some of USG Corporation's key competitors?

Who are USG Corporation's key executives?

USG Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Jennifer F. Scanlon, President, Interim Chief Executive Officer Elect, Executive Vice President, President - International and President - L&W Supply Corporation, Director
  • Matthew F. Hilzinger, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Dominic A. Dannessa, Executive Vice President, Chief Operations, Innovation Officer
  • Brian J. Cook, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Michelle M. Warner, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • Chris A. Rosenthal, Senior Vice President - Human Resources
  • Gregory D. Salah, Senior Vice President, President - North America
  • Jeanette A. Press, Vice President, Controller
  • Kenneth R. Banas, Vice President, Treasurer
  • Mary A. Martin, Vice President, Associate General Counsel

How do I buy USG Corporation stock?

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

What is USG Corporation's stock price today?

One share of USG Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $33.00.

MarketBeat Community Rating for USG Corporation (NYSE USG)
Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  198 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  340 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  538
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about USG Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 12 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.93)
Consensus Price Target: $30.93 (6.28% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)
Price Target History for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)
Analysts' Ratings History for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/12/2017Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral$30.00 -> $33.00N/AView Rating Details
10/9/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutral$31.00 -> $34.00N/AView Rating Details
10/2/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.DowngradeBuy -> Hold$33.00MediumView Rating Details
9/18/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$28.00 -> $31.00MediumView Rating Details
9/18/2017NomuraLower Price TargetNeutral$32.00 -> $31.00LowView Rating Details
7/30/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal Weight$28.00 -> $26.00LowView Rating Details
7/27/2017Bank of America CorporationDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$38.00 -> $31.00MediumView Rating Details
7/24/2017CL KingDowngradeStrong-Buy -> NeutralHighView Rating Details
7/19/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHoldMediumView Rating Details
6/22/2017Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageUnderperform$24.00HighView Rating Details
4/29/2017InstinetReiterated RatingNeutral$30.00 -> $33.00LowView Rating Details
3/29/2017MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$38.00 -> $34.00HighView Rating Details
2/6/2017WedbushBoost Price TargetNeutral$30.00 -> $33.00N/AView Rating Details
11/28/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSell$24.00N/AView Rating Details
11/14/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuy$33.00N/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
5/16/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
10/27/2015J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetNeutral$32.50 -> $28.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 forward)


Earnings History for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)
Earnings by Quarter for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)
Earnings History by Quarter for USG Corporation (NYSE USG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/26/2017$0.54N/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2017Q2 2017$0.51$0.44$809.44 million$811.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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 Corporation (NYSE:USG)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.88
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.11
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.43$0.54$0.48
Q2 20174$0.51$0.63$0.55
Q3 20174$0.42$0.57$0.49
Q4 20174$0.35$0.41$0.37
Q1 20182$0.41$0.42$0.42
Q2 20182$0.56$0.71$0.64
Q3 20182$0.56$0.64$0.60
Q4 20182$0.45$0.46$0.46
Q1 20191$0.61$0.61$0.61
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.67%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 86.93%
Insider Trades by Quarter for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/8/2017Dominic A DannessaInsiderSell5,000$32.41$162,050.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2017Jeanette A PressVPSell3,121$28.55$89,104.55View SEC Filing  
6/5/2017Jennifer F ScanlonInsiderBuy1,500$29.39$44,085.00View SEC Filing  
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 Corporation (NYSE:USG)
Latest Headlines for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)
DateHeadline logoShort Interest in USG Corporation (USG) Declines By 25.9% - October 16 at 1:16 AM logoUSG Corporation Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast - October 13 at 9:51 AM logoBear of the Day: USG Corporation (USG) - October 13 at 9:51 AM logoUSG Corporation (USG) Price Target Raised to $33.00 at Robert W. Baird - October 12 at 10:38 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate USG Corporation (USG) Will Post Earnings of $0.49 Per Share - October 10 at 12:12 PM logoStocks With Rising Relative Strength: USG - October 10 at 8:02 AM logoUSG Corporation (USG) Price Target Raised to $34.00 - October 9 at 10:38 AM logoHurricane history favors U.S. building suppliers - October 9 at 8:57 AM logoHurricane history favours U.S. building suppliers - October 9 at 8:57 AM logoComparing USG Corporation (USG) and FORTERRA INC (FRTA) - October 5 at 4:30 AM logoJim Cramer Weighs In On Allegiant Travel And USG - October 4 at 8:59 AM logoUSG Corporation to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.42 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts (USG) - October 3 at 5:52 AM logoUSG Corporation (USG) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - October 1 at 8:50 PM logoOn Center Software Expands Quick Bid® Databases to Include USG - September 29 at 1:20 PM logoUSG Corporation (USG) Looks Good: Stock Adds 6.3% in Session - Nasdaq - September 23 at 10:35 AM logoWhy BlackBerry, Plug Power, and USG Jumped Today - September 20 at 4:47 PM logoSouthern Mexico hit by powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake: USGS - September 19 at 3:49 PM logoCeiling Tiles Market Size Worth $10.08 Billion by 2025 | CAGR: 9.5%: Grand View Research, Inc. - September 19 at 9:10 AM logoCommercial Construction Index Finds High Optimism in US Commercial Construction Industry - PR Newswire (press release) - September 19 at 9:10 AM logoSkilled labor shortage clouds U.S. building industry outlook -survey - September 19 at 9:10 AM logoSkilled labor shortage clouds U.S. building industry outlook -survey - September 19 at 9:10 AM logoAs Hurricanes Maria and Jose Approach, Construction Industry Still Suffering From a Labor Shortage - September 19 at 9:10 AM logoAs Hurricanes Maria and Jose Approach, Construction Industry Still Suffering From a Labor Shortage - September 19 at 9:10 AM logoUSG Corporation's (USG) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Stifel Nicolaus - September 18 at 7:34 PM logoUSG Corporation (USG) Price Target Cut to $31.00 by Analysts at Nomura - September 18 at 10:56 AM logoMartin Marietta Materials (MLM) & USG Corporation (USG) Financial Survey - September 17 at 10:32 PM logoSummit Materials (SUM) versus USG Corporation (USG) Critical Comparison - September 14 at 2:42 PM logoCritical Review: Vulcan Materials (VMC) versus USG Corporation (USG) - September 14 at 12:28 PM logoFire Protection Materials Market for Construction by Type, Application - Global Forecast to 2022 - September 14 at 1:22 AM logoUSG Corp. slips after CEO points out Q3 headwinds - September 13 at 6:58 PM logoUSG Corporation's (USG) Management Presents at Royal Bank of Canada Global Industrials Conference - Seeking Alpha - September 13 at 3:19 PM logoJim Cramer Gives His Opinion On Allergan, USG And Arena Pharmaceuticals - September 12 at 11:43 AM logoDominic A. Dannessa Sells 5,000 Shares of USG Corporation (USG) Stock - September 11 at 4:38 PM logoUSG Corporation (USG) PT Raised to $32.00 at Nomura - September 11 at 11:59 AM logoUSG could rise in reaction to Hurricane Irma - September 9 at 9:36 AM logoUSG Corp. (USG) Adds to Recent Gains Amid Brutal Hurricane Season - September 7 at 10:42 AM logoMarket Plays That Will Benefit From Hurricane Irma - September 7 at 10:42 AM logoUSG Crosses Above Average Analyst Target - September 7 at 10:42 AM logoUSG Co. (USG) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - September 6 at 8:44 PM logoUSG Corporation to Participate in the 2017 RBC Capital Markets Global Industrials Conference in Las Vegas - September 6 at 9:42 AM logoUSG Corporation (USG) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $803.29 Million - September 5 at 11:08 AM logo$0.51 EPS Expected for USG Corporation (USG) This Quarter - September 3 at 8:38 AM logoETFs with exposure to USG Corp. : September 2, 2017 - September 2 at 10:07 AM logoUSG Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:USG) : September 2, 2017 - September 2 at 10:07 AM logoAs Texas rebuilds, these stocks will get a boost - August 30 at 8:32 PM logoCramer: These stocks will get a boost as Texas rebuilds a... - August 30 at 8:32 PM logoUSG Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : USG-US : August 29, 2017 - August 29 at 9:16 AM logoRobert W. Baird Reiterates "Hold" Rating for USG Corporation (USG) - August 28 at 3:44 PM logoHead to Head Comparison: Smart Sand (SND) and USG Corporation (USG) - August 24 at 6:26 AM logoETFs with exposure to USG Corp. : August 22, 2017 - August 23 at 1:20 PM



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