Usg Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts
Usg (NYSE:USG) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, April 24th. USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes building materials. The Company produces a wide range of products for use in new residential, new non-residential, and repair and remodel construction, as well as products used in certain industrial processes. USG’s two core businesses include North American Gypsum and Worldwide Ceilings.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Usg Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.10 per share on revenues of $864.80 million.
Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.15 to a profit $0.2. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.65, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Usg has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||4,608||3,235||2,834||2,910||3,224|
|Diluted EPS ($)||-4.67||-7.93||-4.03||-3.76||-1.19|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Dec. 31, 2011||Mar. 31, 2012||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012|
|Revenue ($) in millions||665.00||812.00||825.00||828.00||759.00|
|Diluted EPS ($)||-0.97||-0.26||-0.53||-0.28||-0.12|
Usg has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.
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