| USG is a manufacturer of building materials and solutions. Co.'s segments are: Gypsum, which manufactures and markets gypsum and related products primary used in a variety of building applications; Performance Materials, which manufactures and markets products used in a variety of interior and exterior building applications of residential, nonresidential buildings and industrial; Ceilings, which manufactures and markets ceiling interior systems products including ceiling tile, ceiling grid, and specialty ceilings; and USG Boral Building Products, which manufactures and distributes products for wall, ceiling, floor lining and exterior systems that utilize gypsum wallboard. We show 37 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our USG shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute USG market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing USG market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing USG's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of USG versus a peer is one thing; comparing
USG market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like USG can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching USG by allowing them to research the USG market cap history.