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 - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Building Products
  • Symbol: NYSE:USG
  • CUSIP: 90329340
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $3.94 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 145,792,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $28.88
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $30.62
  • 52 Week Range: $23.71 - $34.67
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 8.63
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.29
  • P/E Growth: 1.51
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.04 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.30
  • Book Value: $13.55 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.99
  • EBIDTA: $514 million
  • Net Margins: 15.23%
  • Return on Equity: 14.57%
  • Return on Assets: 6.02%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.30%
  • Current Ratio: 1.10%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.82%
  • Average Volume: 1.40 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.09
  • 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 declared that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Friday, April 7th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 5.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were USG Corporation's earnings last quarter?

USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) posted 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 business had revenue of $811 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $809.44 million. USG Corporation had a net margin of 15.23% and a return on equity of 14.57%. USG Corporation's quarterly revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.46 EPS. View USG Corporation's Earnings History.

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

18 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for USG Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $24.00 to $36.00. On average, they expect USG Corporation's share price to reach $31.53 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. 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 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

Who owns USG Corporation stock?

USG Corporation's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include White Pine Investment CO (0.07%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.06%), Rothschild Investment Corp IL (0.02%), Aperio Group LLC (0.01%) and Somerset Trust Co (0.01%). Company insiders that own USG Corporation stock include Dominic A Dannessa, James S Metcalf, Jeanette A Press, Jennifer F Scanlon, Jose Armario, Kenneth R Banas, Mary A Martin and Stanley L Ferguson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for USG Corporation.

Who sold USG Corporation stock? Who is selling USG Corporation stock?

USG Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including White Pine Investment CO. Company insiders that have sold USG Corporation stock in the last year include Dominic A Dannessa, James S Metcalf, Jeanette A Press, Jennifer F Scanlon and Kenneth R Banas. View Insider Buying and Selling for USG Corporation.

Who bought USG Corporation stock? Who is buying USG Corporation stock?

USG Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Aperio Group LLC and Somerset Trust Co. Company insiders that have bought USG Corporation stock in the last two years include Jennifer F Scanlon and Jose Armario. View Insider Buying and Selling for USG Corporation.

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 $27.03.

MarketBeat Community Rating for USG Corporation (NYSE USG)
Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  174 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  302 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  476
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: 3 Sell Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.17)
Consensus Price Target: $31.53 (16.66% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
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, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSell$24.00N/AView Rating Details
11/14/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuy$33.00N/AView Rating Details
9/23/2016Bank of America CorporationInitiated 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 Inc.Initiated CoverageNeutral$32.00N/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 7/27/2015 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
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: $1.99
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$0.55
Q3 20174$0.53$0.58$0.56
Q4 20174$0.38$0.44$0.41
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 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: 88.87%
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
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 logoUSG Corporation (USG) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.07 EPS - July 26 at 5:54 PM logoInvestor Network: USG Corporation to Host Earnings Call - July 26 at 9:35 AM logoUSG Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - July 26 at 9:35 AM logoUSG misses Street 2Q forecasts - July 26 at 9:35 AM logoBidaskClub Lowers USG Corporation (USG) to Hold - July 25 at 2:45 PM logoUSG Corporation (NYSE:USG) Cut to "Neutral" at CL King - July 24 at 10:06 AM logoWill USG Corporation Continue To Grow? - Seeking Alpha - July 21 at 8:21 AM logoQ2 2017 Earnings Estimate for USG Corporation Issued By Jefferies Group (NYSE:USG) - July 21 at 8:20 AM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for USG Corporation Cut by Jefferies Group (USG) - July 20 at 8:42 AM logoUSG Corporation (NYSE:USG) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - July 18 at 8:47 PM logoUSG Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : USG-US : July 17, 2017 - July 17 at 9:58 AM logoUSG Corporation (USG) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday - July 17 at 8:58 AM logoUSG Corporation Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast - Business Wire (press release) - July 12 at 8:50 AM logoUSG Corporation Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast - July 12 at 8:50 AM logoDonald Trump said to have threatened USGA with lawsuit if it moved women's Open - July 11 at 10:59 AM logoUSG Corporation (USG) Upgraded at BidaskClub - July 6 at 3:20 PM logoUSG Corporation (NYSE:USG) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $810.77 Million - July 6 at 11:49 AM logo$0.52 Earnings Per Share Expected for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) This Quarter - July 4 at 12:39 PM logoUSG Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:USG) : June 30, 2017 - July 1 at 8:41 AM logoFinancial Analysis: CRH PLC (CRH) vs. USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) - June 30 at 5:08 PM logoUSG Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : USG-US : June 29, 2017 - June 29 at 4:03 PM logoLabor Shortage Squeezes Real-Estate Developers - June 28 at 2:09 AM logoUSG Corporation (USG) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - June 23 at 6:34 PM logoCredit Suisse Group Initiates Coverage on USG Corporation (USG) - June 22 at 10:28 PM logoInfrastructure Spending Could Be Hindered by a Shortage of Skilled Labor - June 20 at 9:01 AM logoHow These General Building Materials Stocks are Performing? -- USG Corp., Vulcan Materials, Real Goods Solar, and Builders FirstSource - June 17 at 7:01 AM logoUSG Corporation (USG) Upgraded to "Hold" by BidaskClub - June 16 at 3:06 PM logoInaugural 'Commercial Construction Index' Indicates High Revenue and Employment Expectations for 2017 - PR Newswire (press release) - June 15 at 3:15 PM logoUSG Corporation Wins Two Manufacturing Leadership Awards for Operational Excellence and Supply Chain Leadership - Business Wire (press release) - June 15 at 3:19 AM logoUSG Corporation Wins Two Manufacturing Leadership Awards for Operational Excellence and Supply Chain Leadership - June 14 at 1:25 AM logoETFs with exposure to USG Corp. : June 12, 2017 - June 12 at 7:57 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect USG Co. (USG) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $812.27 Million - June 10 at 9:46 AM logoUSG Co. (USG) Stock Rating Lowered by BidAskClub - June 9 at 11:26 PM logoJeanette A. Press Sells 3,121 Shares of USG Co. (USG) Stock - June 8 at 4:58 PM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate USG Co. (USG) to Post $0.52 Earnings Per Share - June 8 at 10:48 AM logoJennifer F. Scanlon Acquires 1,500 Shares of USG Co. (USG) Stock - June 6 at 4:29 PM logoUSG Corporation CEO to Participate in the 2017 Chicago Forum on Global Cities - Business Wire (press release) - June 5 at 11:31 AM logoUSG Corporation CEO to Participate in the 2017 Chicago Forum on Global Cities - June 5 at 11:31 AM logoETFs with exposure to USG Corp. : June 1, 2017 - June 2 at 3:08 AM logoFXZ's Holdings Could Mean 11% Gain Potential - May 31 at 11:21 AM logoUSG Co. (USG) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest - May 31 at 7:12 AM logoUSG Co. (USG) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 29 at 6:52 PM 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



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