Mercer International Company Profile (NASDAQ:MERC)

About Mercer International

Mercer International logoMercer International Inc. is engaged in producing (northern bleached softwood kraft) NBSK pulp. The Company operates in the pulp industry and produces pulp for resale, known as market pulp, in Germany. It also produces and sells tall oil, which is used as both a chemical additive and as a green energy source. The Company operates over two mills in Eastern Germany and approximately one mill in Western Canada. The Company's NBSK pulp mills include Rosenthal mill, which is located in the town of Blankenstein, Germany, approximately 300 kilometers south of Berlin; Stendal Mill, which is located near the town of Stendal, Germany, approximately 130 kilometers west of Berlin, and Celgar Mill, which is located near the city of Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada, over 600 kilometers east of Vancouver. The Company's NBSK pulp mills has an annual production capacity of approximately 1.5 million air-dried metric tons (ADMTs) of NBSK pulp and generates over 305 megawatts (MW) of electricity.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Paper & Paper Products
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: MERC
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $7.80
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $8.36
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $8.53
  • 52-Week Range: $5.95 - $11.68
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.06
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 5.23
  • P/E Growth: -1.10
  • Market Cap: $504.31M
  • Outstanding Shares: 64,655,000
  • Beta: 1.29
  • Net Margins: 5.10%
  • Return on Equity: 12.44%
  • Return on Assets: 4.12%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.57%
  • Current Ratio: 3.69%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.40%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.86)
Consensus Price Target: $12.55 (60.90% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
6/5/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$15.00View Rating Details
5/1/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$13.75View Rating Details
4/29/2016TD SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> Hold$10.50 -> $10.00View Rating Details
4/26/2016Standpoint ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy$12.00View Rating Details
3/1/2016CIBCInitiated CoverageOutperform$12.00View Rating Details
1/27/2016Raymond James Financial Inc.DowngradeStrong-Buy -> OutperformView Rating Details
1/13/2016SidotiUpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
5/8/2015MacquarieUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$14.30 -> $17.50View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/28/2016Q2$0.05($0.07)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2016Q4$0.23$0.33$216.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.29$0.37$276.09 million$270.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.20$0.25$270.10 million$266.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.34$0.21$284.17 million$257.55 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q414$0.30$0.05$302.94 million$282.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.17$1.37$297.30 million$277.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014$0.11$0.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2014$0.12$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/13/2014Q413$0.06($0.18)$265.00 million$258.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q313$0.01$0.05$27.90 million$32.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312($0.10)($0.21)$189.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.59 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.49 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.18$0.18$0.18
Q2 20161$0.05$0.05$0.05
Q3 20161$0.27$0.27$0.27
Q4 20161$0.25$0.25$0.25
Q1 20171$0.28$0.28$0.28
Q2 20171$0.33$0.33$0.33
Q3 20171$0.41$0.41$0.41
Q4 20171$0.47$0.47$0.47
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
Annual Dividend:$0.46
Dividend Yield:5.90%
Payout Ratio:59.74% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
77.97% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
30.87% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 4.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 58.15%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/12/2016Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy76,700$8.26$633,542.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy700,000$8.00$5,600,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy100,000$7.97$797,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2016Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy100,000$6.47$647,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/19/2015Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy150,000$14.03$2,104,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2015Genevieve StannusTreasurerSell5,000$14.07$70,350.00View SEC Filing  
2/20/2015Eric Xavier HeineVPSell20,000$14.41$288,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2015David Michael CooperVPSell3,090$14.42$44,557.80View SEC Filing  
2/18/2015David Michael CooperVPSell15,566$13.86$215,744.76View SEC Filing  
12/5/2014Eric Xavier HeineVPSell21,740$13.54$294,359.60View SEC Filing  
9/22/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy18,600$10.10$187,860.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy61,400$10.16$623,824.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy16,100$9.83$158,263.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy31,000$9.97$309,070.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Genevieve StannusTreasurerSell2,000$10.34$20,680.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy31,000$9.94$308,140.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy38,000$10.00$380,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/7/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy31,700$11.23$355,991.00View SEC Filing  
7/3/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy31,300$11.01$344,613.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy147,000$10.48$1,540,560.00View SEC Filing  
6/27/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy222,427$9.68$2,153,093.36View SEC Filing  
6/25/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy36,600$9.46$346,236.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy74,000$9.42$697,080.00View SEC Filing  
6/19/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy73,000$9.33$681,090.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy88,000$8.92$784,960.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2014Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy70,000$8.47$592,900.00View SEC Filing  
12/20/2013Wolfram RidderVPSell10,000$9.92$99,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2013Wolfram RidderVPSell5,600$9.77$54,712.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Richard George ShortInsiderBuy2,000$6.30$12,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2012Keith PurchaseDirectorBuy5,000$6.32$31,600.00View SEC Filing  
10/5/2012Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy58,750$7.48$439,450.00View SEC Filing  
9/27/2012Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy11,800$7.15$84,370.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2012Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy322,000$6.26$2,015,720.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2012Graeme WittsDirectorBuy28,849$5.98$172,517.02View SEC Filing  
8/13/2012Graeme WittsDirectorBuy21,151$5.92$125,213.92View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
DateHeadline logoBUYINS.NET: MERC SqueezeTrigger Price is $8.28. There is $872,937 That Short Sellers Still Need To Cover. (NASDAQ:MERC) - October 16 at 5:55 PM logoOwlwood's $90-million sale continues spate of high-end transactions in L.A. (NASDAQ:MERC) - October 14 at 5:57 PM
News IconCommercial Real Estate Transactions (NASDAQ:MERC) - October 14 at 5:57 PM logoFriday Sector Leaders: Paper & Forest Products, Packaging & Containers (NASDAQ:MERC) - October 14 at 5:57 PM logoInside the risky strategy that made Canada’s biggest pension plans the new ‘masters of the universe’ (NASDAQ:MERC) - October 14 at 9:24 AM logoMercer International Inc. Announces Conference Call For Third Quarter 2016 Results (NASDAQ:MERC) - October 13 at 6:12 PM
News IconE. Wayne Mercer (NASDAQ:MERC) - October 12 at 11:27 AM logoMercer International, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MERC-US : October 10, 2016 (NASDAQ:MERC) - October 10 at 10:48 AM
News IconPrinceton Public Library announces upcoming events (NASDAQ:MERC) - October 4 at 5:49 PM
News IconDIANE M. DAFFIN (NASDAQ:MERC) - October 1 at 11:27 AM
News IconMercer County business receives $2 million RACP grant (NASDAQ:MERC) - October 1 at 11:27 AM logoMercer International, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:MERC) : September 30, 2016 (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 30 at 11:21 AM logoMercer International, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MERC-US : September 29, 2016 (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 29 at 11:13 AM logoMercer International Inc. : to Present at Upcoming Credit Suisse 2016 Global Credit Products Conference (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 27 at 10:43 AM logoMercer International, Inc. : MERC-US: Dividend Analysis : September 26th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : September 23, 2016 (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 23 at 5:44 PM logoCLAIRES STORES INC : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 16 at 9:34 AM logoMercer International Inc. Files $650,000,000 Shelf Registration (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 15 at 9:16 PM
News IconSelf-Publishing Author Spotlight: Clay Culpepper Mercer (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 15 at 4:06 PM logoAFTER HOURS Recap – Top 10 Most Declined Stocks (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 15 at 9:32 AM
News IconSuntrust Robinson Maintained CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS) As 'Neutral' (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 14 at 10:23 AM
News IconWorld’s Top Plastic Surgeons Convene in Kyoto, Japan for International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Congress (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 14 at 10:23 AM logoIHO-AGRO Announces Results in Florida (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 12 at 5:52 PM
News IconProvident Financial Holdings Revises Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2016 Earnings (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 12 at 5:52 PM logoMercer International Inc. to Present at Upcoming Credit Suisse 2016 Global Credit Products Conference (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 12 at 5:52 PM logoETF’s with exposure to Mercer International, Inc. : September 9, 2016 (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 9 at 5:51 PM
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News IconHamilton hosts Mercer County’s first International Overdose Awareness Day event (NASDAQ:MERC) - September 2 at 10:57 AM logoETF’s with exposure to Mercer International, Inc. : August 29, 2016 (NASDAQ:MERC) - August 29 at 6:01 PM
News IconISSA Names New Board for 2017 (NASDAQ:MERC) - August 17 at 6:22 PM logoETF’s with exposure to Mercer International, Inc. : August 15, 2016 (NASDAQ:MERC) - August 15 at 6:19 PM
News IconFundraiser to feature international food (NASDAQ:MERC) - August 12 at 6:12 PM logoMercer International, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MERC-US : August 12, 2016 (NASDAQ:MERC) - August 12 at 9:25 AM logoMercer International, Inc. :MERC-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : August 10, 2016 (NASDAQ:MERC) - August 10 at 6:35 PM
News IconBeer Fest bringing 25 breweries to the grounds of Fonthill Castle in Doylestown (NASDAQ:MERC) - August 7 at 5:49 PM logoEdited Transcript of MERC earnings conference call or presentation 29-Jul-16 2:00pm GMT (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 29 at 10:19 PM
News IconRevenue for Marsh’s U.S./Canada division up US$44 million to US$804 million in Q2 2016 (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 29 at 6:18 PM
News IconMercer International's 2Q revenues fall 18% year-over-year to $218.1 million (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 29 at 6:18 PM logoMercer : reports 2Q loss (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 29 at 9:08 AM logoMercer International reports 2Q loss (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 28 at 7:44 PM
News Icon‘Bonecrusher’ strives to fulfill HOF dream (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 28 at 6:21 PM logoMercer International Inc. Reports 2016 Second Quarter Results (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 28 at 6:21 PM logoMercer International Inc. Reports 2016 Second Quarter Results, Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.115 per Share (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 28 at 4:58 PM logo4:58 pm Mercer Intl reports Q2 results (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 28 at 4:58 PM logoQ2 2016 Mercer International Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 28 at 7:07 AM logoPaper Stocks Reporting Q2 Earnings on Jul 28: IP & MERC (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 27 at 8:10 AM
News IconCampbellsville University names Peavler new director of alumni relations (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 22 at 6:03 PM logoETF’s with exposure to Mercer International, Inc. : July 22, 2016 (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 22 at 3:16 PM logoMercer International Inc. Announces Conference Call for Second Quarter 2016 Results (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 19 at 4:30 PM logoMercer International, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MERC-US : July 15, 2016 (NASDAQ:MERC) - July 15 at 8:28 AM


Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) Chart for Saturday, October, 22, 2016

Last Updated on 10/22/2016 by Staff