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: $12.00
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $11.87
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $9.60
  • 52-Week Range: $7.03 - $12.98
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.22
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.24
  • P/E Growth: -6.38
  • Market Cap: $775.86M
  • Outstanding Shares: 64,655,000
  • Beta: 1.43
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 3.75%
  • Return on Equity: 8.34%
  • Return on Assets: 2.87%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.54%
  • Current Ratio: 3.60%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.40%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $11.50 (4.17% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/23/2017Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
1/6/2017Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$10.00View Rating Details
1/6/2017RBC Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$10.00View Rating Details
6/5/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$15.00View Rating Details
4/29/2016TD SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> Hold$10.50 -> $10.00View 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 2/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/27/2017        
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.98 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.98 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)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
Annual Dividend:$0.46
Dividend Yield:3.83%
Payout Ratio:86.79% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
46.94% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
46.94% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/10/2017quarterly$0.123.67%3/24/20173/28/20174/4/2017
10/28/2016quarterly$0.125.82%12/20/201612/22/20161/4/2017
7/29/2016quarterly$0.125.83%9/22/20169/26/201610/4/2016
4/29/2016quarterly$0.125.48%6/23/20166/27/20167/7/2016
2/16/2016quarterly$0.125.98%3/23/20163/28/20164/5/2016
10/30/2015Quarterly$0.1212/23/201512/28/20151/5/2016
7/30/2015$0.129/24/20159/28/201510/5/2015
(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: 81.58%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/9/2016Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy1,888$8.42$15,896.96View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy54,648$8.30$453,578.40View SEC Filing  
10/27/2016Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy25,000$7.94$198,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/26/2016Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy50,000$7.90$395,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/24/2016Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy10,159$7.76$78,833.84View SEC Filing  
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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
DateHeadline
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Mercer International to acquire one of Germany's largest sawmills, bio-mass power plant (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.reuters.com - February 22 at 8:21 AM
News IconWallgreens Pharmacy Hours - Mercer Pharmacy - Walgreens Pharmacy Login - 3,810 Completed ORDERS Today! (NASDAQ:MERC)
news.arseblog.com - February 22 at 8:21 AM
feeds.benzinga.com logoMercer International Inc. to Acquire One of Germany's Largest Sawmills and a Bio-Mass Power Plant (NASDAQ:MERC)
feeds.benzinga.com - February 21 at 9:37 AM
News IconWallgreens Pharmacy Hours - Mercer Pharmacy - Walgreens Pharmacy Login - 5,236 Completed ORDERS Today! (NASDAQ:MERC)
news.arseblog.com - February 20 at 10:09 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMERCER INTERNATIONAL INC. Financials (NASDAQ:MERC)
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 6:04 PM
capitalcube.com logoMercer International, Inc. :MERC-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 14, 2017 (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.capitalcube.com - February 14 at 8:03 PM
capitalcube.com logoMercer International, Inc. :MERC-US: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : February 13, 2017 (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.capitalcube.com - February 13 at 7:36 PM
News IconMercer International 4Q revenues down 7% from year ago to $221.7 million (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.lesprom.com - February 12 at 11:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of MERC earnings conference call or presentation 10-Feb-17 3:00pm GMT (NASDAQ:MERC)
finance.yahoo.com - February 11 at 12:23 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoMERCER INTERNATIONAL INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Other Events, Financial (NASDAQ:MERC)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 10 at 7:21 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoMERCER INTERNATIONAL INC. Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report (NASDAQ:MERC)
biz.yahoo.com - February 10 at 7:21 PM
News IconWill Mercer International Inc (MERC) Continue To Underperform Its Industry? (NASDAQ:MERC)
simplywall.st - February 10 at 5:35 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 Mercer International Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close (NASDAQ:MERC)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 10 at 12:33 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoMercer International posts 4Q profit (NASDAQ:MERC)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - February 10 at 12:33 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMercer International Inc. Reports Strong 2016 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results and Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.115 (NASDAQ:MERC)
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 7:30 PM
News IconBible in schools lawsuit imminent: Mercer board hires law firms to represent school system (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.bdtonline.com - February 9 at 12:18 AM
capitalcube.com logoMercer International, Inc. : MERC-US: Dividend Analysis : December 22nd, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : February 7, 2017 (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.capitalcube.com - February 7 at 7:49 PM
News IconCommercial real estate transactions (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.dallasnews.com - February 4 at 11:30 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm 8-K MERCER INTERNATIONAL For: Feb 03 (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.streetinsider.com - February 3 at 7:14 PM
marketexclusive.com logoMERCER INTERNATIONAL INC. (NASDAQ:MERC) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement (NASDAQ:MERC)
marketexclusive.com - February 3 at 7:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMercer International Inc. Completes Private Offering of $225 Million of Senior Notes (NASDAQ:MERC)
finance.yahoo.com - February 3 at 7:14 PM
4-traders.com logoMERCER INTERNATIONAL INC. : Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.4-traders.com - February 1 at 12:27 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo2:34 pm Mercer Intl prices $225 mln of 6.5% senior notes due 2024 (NASDAQ:MERC)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 31 at 7:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMercer International Inc. Announces Pricing of Private Offering of Senior Notes (NASDAQ:MERC)
finance.yahoo.com - January 31 at 7:24 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-Mercer International announces pricing of private offering of senior notes (NASDAQ:MERC)
feeds.reuters.com - January 31 at 2:54 PM
nasdaq.com logoMercer International Inc. Announces Plans to Issue $225 Million of Senior Notes in Private Offering (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.nasdaq.com - January 30 at 9:50 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Mercer International estimates Q4 total revenues declined to about $221.7 mln (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.reuters.com - January 30 at 9:50 AM
globenewswire.com logoMercer International Inc. Announces Plans to Issue $225 Million of Senior Notes in Private Offering and ... (NASDAQ:MERC)
globenewswire.com - January 30 at 9:50 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo7:39 am Mercer Intl announces plans to issue $225 mln of senior notes in private offering & the conditional redemption of all outstanding 7.0% senior notes due 2019 (NASDAQ:MERC)
finance.yahoo.com - January 30 at 9:50 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMercer International Inc. Announces Plans to Issue $225 Million of Senior Notes in Private Offering and the Conditional Redemption of All Outstanding 7.000% Senior Notes Due 2019 (NASDAQ:MERC)
finance.yahoo.com - January 30 at 9:50 AM
moodys.com logoMercer International Inc. -- Moody's rates Mercer's new notes B1; outlook stable (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.moodys.com - January 30 at 9:50 AM
News IconMercer Pharmacy - Walgreens Pharmacy Login - Pre Pharmacy Requirements - 8,292 Completed ORDERS Today! (NASDAQ:MERC)
blog.heartland.org - January 24 at 7:13 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoMercer Intl downgraded by Standpoint Research (NASDAQ:MERC)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 23 at 11:49 PM
News IconMercer Pharmacy - Walgreens Pharmacy Login - Pre Pharmacy Requirements - 5,481 Completed ORDERS Today! (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.fitnessrxwomen.com - January 21 at 6:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMercer International Inc. Announces Conference Call for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year End 2016 Results (NASDAQ:MERC)
finance.yahoo.com - January 16 at 7:03 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMercer International Inc. to Present at Upcoming 20th Annual CIBC Whistler Institutional Investor Conference (NASDAQ:MERC)
finance.yahoo.com - January 13 at 7:46 PM
News IconPE-backed Mercer Advisors acquires Novos Planning Associates (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.pehub.com - January 11 at 7:04 PM
News IconRobert and Rebekah Mercer: Billionaire father-daughter team (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.theaustralian.com.au - January 11 at 12:25 AM
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docplayer.net - January 8 at 11:18 PM
marketexclusive.com logoAnalyst Downgrades – Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) Stock Gets Downgraded By Royal Bank Of Canada from Outperform to Sector Perform (NASDAQ:MERC)
marketexclusive.com - January 7 at 5:16 AM
marketexclusive.com logoAnalyst Activity – RBC Capital Markets Reiterates Hold on Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) (NASDAQ:MERC)
marketexclusive.com - January 6 at 7:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMercer Intl downgraded by RBC Capital Mkts (NASDAQ:MERC)
finance.yahoo.com - January 6 at 7:12 PM
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baddgoddess.com - December 29 at 11:31 PM
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baddgoddess.com - December 29 at 9:13 AM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to Mercer International, Inc. : December 22, 2016 (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.capitalcube.com - December 22 at 6:49 PM
4-traders.com logoMERCER INTERNATIONAL INC. : ex-dividend day (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.4-traders.com - December 21 at 8:55 AM
News IconPE-backed Mercer Advisors buys Fabian Wealth (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.pehub.com - December 14 at 7:09 PM
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feedproxy.google.com - December 10 at 2:00 PM
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www.tiff.net - December 8 at 10:00 AM
prnewswire.com logoAntonio Casabat Joins Hub International in San Francisco as Senior Vice President of The Employee Benefits Consultancy (NASDAQ:MERC)
www.prnewswire.com - December 8 at 10:00 AM

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What is Mercer International's stock symbol?

Mercer International trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MERC."

How often does Mercer International pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Mercer International?

Mercer International declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 10th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 28th will be given a dividend of $0.115 per share on Tuesday, April 4th. This represents a $0.46 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.83%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 24th.

Where is Mercer International's stock going? Where will Mercer International's stock price be in 2017?

6 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Mercer International's stock. Their forecasts range from $10.00 to $15.00. On average, they expect Mercer International's stock price to reach $11.50 in the next year.

When will Mercer International announce their earnings?

Mercer International is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April, 27th 2017.

Who owns Mercer International stock?

Mercer International's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Iat Reinsurance Co. LTD. (25.45%), Knighthead Capital Management LLC (4.17%), Aegis Financial Corp (0.62%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.35%), Credit Agricole S A (0.20%) and Systematic Financial Management LP (0.20%). Company insiders that own Mercer International stock include Genevieve Stannus and Peter R Kellogg.

Who sold Mercer International stock? Who is selling Mercer International stock?

Mercer International's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Systematic Financial Management LP.

Who bought Mercer International stock? Who is buying Mercer International stock?

Mercer International's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Credit Agricole S A, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC and Renaissance Group LLC.

How do I buy Mercer International stock?

Shares of Mercer International can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Mercer International stock cost?

One share of Mercer International stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.00.

Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) Chart for Friday, February, 24, 2017


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Last Updated on 2/24/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff