Yulong Eco-Materials (YECO) vs. USG (USG) Head to Head Comparison

Yulong Eco-Materials (NASDAQ:YECO) and USG (NYSE:USG) are both construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Yulong Eco-Materials shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.9% of USG shares are held by institutional investors. 41.3% of Yulong Eco-Materials shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of USG shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Yulong Eco-Materials and USG’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yulong Eco-Materials $9.51 million 1.45 -$7.42 million N/A N/A
USG $3.20 billion 1.86 $88.00 million $1.80 23.72

USG has higher revenue and earnings than Yulong Eco-Materials.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Yulong Eco-Materials and USG, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yulong Eco-Materials 0 0 0 0 N/A
USG 0 10 1 0 2.09

USG has a consensus target price of $41.58, indicating a potential downside of 2.59%. Given USG’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe USG is more favorable than Yulong Eco-Materials.

Volatility and Risk

Yulong Eco-Materials has a beta of -2.5, meaning that its share price is 350% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, USG has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Yulong Eco-Materials and USG’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yulong Eco-Materials N/A N/A N/A
USG 2.75% 13.93% 6.71%

Summary

USG beats Yulong Eco-Materials on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yulong Eco-Materials Company Profile

Yulong Eco-Materials Limited manufactures and sells eco-friendly building products in the People's Republic of China. The company offers fly-ash and recycled bricks, ready-mixed concrete products, and recycled aggregates. It also provides construction waste hauling services. It offers its products to the developers of commercial, residential, and infrastructural projects, as well as state-owned and private enterprises; and hauling services to government agencies and private real estate developers. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Pingdingshan, the People's Republic of China.

USG Company Profile

USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells building materials worldwide. The company's Gypsum division manufactures and markets gypsum and related products to construct walls, ceilings, roofs, and floors of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, as well as for various industrial applications. This segment offers gypsum panels, as well as joint compounds, corner beads, joint tapes, and plasters for wallboard joints finishing under the Sheetrock brand; cement board and shower systems under the Durock brand; backer board that includes abuse-resistant interior wall panels, tile backer boards, and flooring underlayment under the Fiberock brand; poured gypsum flooring systems under the Levelrock brand; roof boards under the Securock brand; and air barrier systems under the ExoAir 430 brand. It also provides construction plaster products under the Red Top, Imperial, Diamond, and Supremo brands; and gypsum-based products for agricultural and industrial customers. The company's Ceilings division manufactures and markets interior system products, including ceiling tiles under the Radar, Eclipse, Mars, and Halcyon brands; ceiling grids under the Donn, DX, Fineline, Centricitee, and Identitee DXI brands; specialty ceilings under the Curvatura, Compasso, Radians, Illusions, Multiples, Runways, Barz, Planx, Mirra, Corniche, Wallforms, and Parti brands; and monolithic drywall under the Ensemble brand. Its USG Boral Building Products segment manufactures, distributes, and sells various building products and mines raw gypsum, as well as sells natural and synthetic gypsum. This segment offers products under the USG Boral Sheetrock, USG Boral NextGen, Elephant, Jayaboard, Durock, and Donn DX brands. The company distributes its products through building materials dealers, home improvement centers and other retailers, specialty wallboard distributors, and contractors. USG Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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