Mercer International Company Profile (NASDAQ:MERC)

About Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)

Mercer International logoMercer International Inc. is a producer of northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp, which is pulp that is sold on the open market. The Company also produces and sells tall oil, a by-product of its production process, which is used as both a chemical additive and as a green energy source. It produces and sells NBSK pulp, which is a bleached kraft pulp manufactured using northern softwood. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated two mills in Eastern Germany and one mill in Western Canada. As of December 31, 2016, its three NBSK pulp mills had consolidated annual production capacity of approximately 1.5 million air-dried metric tons (ADMTs) of NBSK pulp and were capable of generating 305 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Additionally, its German mills generate tall oil from black liquor, which is sold to third parties for use in various applications, including bio-fuels. The Company's mills generate and sell energy to regional utilities.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Paper & Paper Products
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:MERC
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $740.26 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 64,935,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $11.53
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $11.14
  • 52 Week Range: $7.03 - $12.98
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.55
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.52
  • P/E Growth: -3.52
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $920.56 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.80
  • Book Value: $6.09 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.87
  • Annual Dividend: $0.46
  • Dividend Yield: 4.1%
  • EBIDTA: $200.62 million
  • Net Margins: 3.75%
  • Return on Equity: 8.34%
  • Return on Assets: 2.87%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.54%
  • Current Ratio: 3.60%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.40%
  • Average Volume: 193,263 shs.
  • Beta: 1.43
  • Short Ratio: 0.45

Frequently Asked Questions for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 28th. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.115 per share on Thursday, July 6th. This represents a $0.46 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 23rd. View Mercer International's Dividend History.

How were Mercer International's earnings last quarter?

Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.03. The company earned $242.78 million during the quarter. Mercer International had a return on equity of 8.34% and a net margin of 3.75%. View Mercer International's Earnings History.

When will Mercer International make its next earnings announcement?

Mercer International is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July, 27th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Mercer International.

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

5 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Mercer International's stock. Their forecasts range from $12.00 to $18.00. On average, they expect Mercer International's stock price to reach $15.75 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Mercer International.

Who are some of Mercer International's key competitors?

Who owns Mercer International stock?

Mercer International's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Iat Reinsurance Co. LTD. (25.33%), Walthausen & Co. LLC (1.50%), Aegis Financial Corp (0.59%), Kennedy Capital Management Inc. (0.52%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.44%) and California Public Employees Retirement System (0.42%). Company insiders that own Mercer International stock include Eric Lauritzen and Peter R Kellogg. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Mercer International.

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 Walthausen & Co. LLC, Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, California Public Employees Retirement System, Aegis Financial Corp, Systematic Financial Management LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and CNA Financial Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Mercer International.

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

Mercer International's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Kennedy Capital Management Inc., Nationwide Fund Advisors, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Acrospire Investment Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Renaissance Group LLC and O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Mercer International.

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 $11.40.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.40)
Consensus Price Target: $15.75 (38.16% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/23/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$12.00MediumView Rating Details
5/1/2017TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHold$18.00MediumView Rating Details
4/28/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$18.00MediumView Rating Details
1/23/2017Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
6/5/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$15.00N/AView Rating Details
3/1/2016CIBCInitiated CoverageOutperform$12.00N/AView Rating Details
1/13/2016SidotiUpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
Earnings by Quarter for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
Earnings History by Quarter for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/27/2017Q1$0.34$0.31$242.78 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/201712/31/2016$0.23$0.28$221.69 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q3$0.27$0.18$237.94 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q2$0.05($0.07)$218.15 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2016Q4$0.32$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$0.45$0.31$284.17 million$257.55 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q414$0.41$0.46$302.94 million$282.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.34$1.11$297.30 million$277.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q2 2014$0.09$0.01$285.19 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q1 2014$0.09$0.32$305.69 millionViewN/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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.49
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
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)
Next Dividend:7/6/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.46
Dividend Yield:4.04%
Payout Ratio:86.79% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
46.46% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
46.46% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 4.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 81.58%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/19/2017Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy52,283$11.12$581,386.96View SEC Filing  
5/16/2017Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy29,214$11.29$329,826.06View SEC Filing  
5/11/2017Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy290$11.15$3,233.50View SEC Filing  
5/2/2017Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy9,817$11.82$116,036.94View SEC Filing  
4/24/2017Eric LauritzenDirectorSell500$12.00$6,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/20/2017Eric LauritzenDirectorSell6,000$11.71$70,260.00View SEC Filing  
4/13/2017Peter R KelloggMajor ShareholderBuy15,000$11.50$172,500.00View SEC Filing  
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)


Headline Trends for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
Latest Headlines for Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC)
DateHeadline logoRoyal Bank of Canada Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Mercer International Inc. (MERC) - May 23 at 9:20 PM logoInsider Buying: Mercer International Inc. (MERC) Major Shareholder Buys 52,283 Shares of Stock - May 22 at 7:27 PM logoMercer International Inc. (MERC) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - May 22 at 4:04 PM logoMercer International Inc. (MERC) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold" - May 19 at 12:08 AM logoInsider Buying: Mercer International Inc. (MERC) Major Shareholder Purchases 29,214 Shares of Stock - May 17 at 7:47 PM logoDomtar (UFS) Poised for Long-Term Growth Despite Risks - May 12 at 7:09 PM logoCity of Seattle picks team to sell off large South Lake Union properties - May 12 at 12:00 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Mercer International Inc. (MERC) to Announce $0.35 Earnings Per Share - May 11 at 12:28 AM logoMercer International Inc. (MERC) Major Shareholder Purchases $116,036.94 in Stock - May 5 at 9:06 AM logoETFs with exposure to Mercer International, Inc. : May 2, 2017 - May 2 at 7:20 PM logoMercer International Inc. (MERC) Earns "Hold" Rating from TD Securities - May 1 at 10:14 PM logoMercer International, Inc. :MERC-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 1, 2017 - May 1 at 12:38 PM logoMercer International Inc. (MERC) Receives "Outperform" Rating from Raymond James Financial, Inc. - April 29 at 10:06 AM logoEdited Transcript of MERC earnings conference call or presentation 28-Apr-17 2:00pm GMT - April 29 at 8:39 AM logoMercer International Inc. (MERC) Announces Earnings Results - April 29 at 1:15 AM logoMercer International (MERC) Given Media Impact Score of 0.23 - April 29 at 12:22 AM logoMercer International Inc. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.12 (MERC) - April 28 at 11:52 PM logoBRIEF-Mercer International reports Q1 earnings per share of $0.15 - April 28 at 7:25 PM logoInvestor Network: Mercer International Inc. to Host Earnings Call - April 28 at 7:25 PM logoWH clarifies that tax plan leaves 401(k)s unchanged - Presented by: The Aol. On Network - April 27 at 7:03 PM logoMercer International posts 1Q profit - April 27 at 6:15 PM logoMercer International, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:MERC) : April 26, 2017 - April 26 at 6:49 PM logoMercer International, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MERC-US : April 25, 2017 - April 25 at 5:49 PM logoMercer International Inc. (MERC) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - April 25 at 4:24 PM logoSomewhat Critical Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect Mercer International (MERC) Stock Price - April 24 at 2:06 PM logoMercer International (MERC) Receives Daily Media Impact Score of 0.28 - April 21 at 12:14 AM logo$0.28 EPS Expected for Mercer International Inc. (MERC) This Quarter - April 20 at 8:05 AM logoPeter Kellogg Invests in Mercer International - April 19 at 10:35 AM logoPeter R. Kellogg Purchases 15,000 Shares of Mercer International Inc. (MERC) Stock - April 17 at 7:57 PM logoMercer International (MERC) Receives Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.39 - April 16 at 12:37 PM logoMercer International Inc. Announces Conference Call for First Quarter 2017 Results - April 13 at 5:19 PM logoMercer International (MERC) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows - April 13 at 3:32 PM logoMercer Int'l (MERC) Buys Sawmill and Bio-Mass Power Plant; Completes Secured EUR70 M Revolving Credit Facility - April 12 at 7:26 PM logoMercer International Inc. Announces Acquisition of Sawmill and Bio-Mass Power Plant and Completion of Secured EUR 70 Million Revolving Credit Facility - April 12 at 7:26 PM logoMercer International Inc. Announces Acquisition of Sawmill and Bio-Mass Power Plant and Completion of Secured €70 Million Revolving Credit Facility - April 12 at 7:26 PM logoMercer International, Inc. : MERC-US: Dividend Analysis : March 28th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 10, 2017 - April 10 at 6:06 PM logoMercer International Inc. (MERC) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - March 31 at 12:56 PM logoMercer International Inc. Completes Private Add-On Offering of $25 Million of Senior Notes - March 27 at 6:00 PM logoMERCER INTERNATIONAL INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financ - March 27 at 6:00 PM logoMercer International Inc. (MERC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March... - March 24 at 12:04 AM logoBRIEF-Mercer International Inc announces pricing of private add-on offering of senior notes - March 16 at 7:14 PM logoMercer International Inc. Announces Proposed Add-On Offering of $25 Million of Senior Notes - March 16 at 7:14 PM logoMercer International Inc. Announces Pricing of Private Add-On Offering of Senior Notes - March 16 at 7:14 PM logoMERCER INTERNATIONAL INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits - March 16 at 7:14 PM logoMERCER INTERNATIONAL INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Ex - February 27 at 6:09 PM logoBRIEF-Mercer International to acquire one of Germany's largest sawmills, bio-mass power plant - February 22 at 8:21 AM logoMercer International Inc. to Acquire One of Germany's Largest Sawmills and a Bio-Mass Power Plant - February 21 at 9:37 AM logoMERCER INTERNATIONAL INC. Financials - February 16 at 6:04 PM logoEdited Transcript of MERC earnings conference call or presentation 10-Feb-17 3:00pm GMT - February 11 at 12:23 AM logoMERCER INTERNATIONAL INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Other Events, Financial - February 10 at 7:21 PM



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