Mercer International Inc. (MERC): Price and Financial Metrics


Mercer International Inc. (MERC): $12.97

-0.14 (-1.07%)

POWR Rating

Component Grades

Growth

S

Value

I

Momentum

G

Stability

N

Sentiment

U

Quality

P

MERC POWR Grades


  • Growth is the dimension where MERC ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 98.34% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for MERC is in Sentiment, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • MERC's current lowest rank is in the Quality metric (where it is better than 54.41% of US stocks).

MERC Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 1.46, Mercer International Inc is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than just 7.3% of US stocks.
  • For MERC, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 95.28% of US equities we're observing.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Mercer International Inc is reporting a growth rate of 374.97%; that's higher than 94.19% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Mercer International Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be LOAN, OLN, NATH, SUNS, and AGRO.
  • Visit MERC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.mercerint.com.

MERC Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Basic Materials stock, MERC's price/sales ratio is 68.75% lower, now standing at 0.5.
  • Over the past 243 months, MERC's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 5.9.
  • Over the past 243 months, MERC's price/sales ratio has gone down 0.1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MERC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MERC 2021-09-03 0.5 1.3 34.7 14.3
MERC 2021-09-02 0.5 1.2 34.4 14.2
MERC 2021-09-01 0.5 1.2 34.3 14.2
MERC 2021-08-31 0.5 1.2 34.3 14.2
MERC 2021-08-30 0.5 1.3 34.5 14.3
MERC 2021-08-27 0.5 1.3 35.3 14.4

MERC Growth Metrics

    Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 7.14%.
  • Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 34.16%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 37.89%.
MERC's revenue has moved up $773,755,000 over the prior 70 months.

The table below shows MERC's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 1,803.255 182.214 170.988
2021-09-30 1,682.493 170.398 83.489
2021-06-30 1,545.898 158.742 21.916
2021-03-31 1,485.261 141.695 -7.91
2020-12-31 1,423.14 41.565 -17.235
2020-09-30 1,356.117 79.266 -76.979

MERC's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • MERC has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 44.12% of graded US stocks.
  • MERC's asset turnover comes in at 0.769 -- ranking 12th of 21 Business Supplies stocks.
  • RFP, SCS, and AVY are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with MERC.

The table below shows MERC's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.769 0.184 0.074
2021-06-30 0.722 0.133 0.041
2021-03-31 0.714 0.108 0.028
2020-12-31 0.703 0.092 0.026
2020-09-30 0.675 0.038 -0.003
2020-06-30 0.708 0.042 -0.005

MERC Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of MERC, see our MERC price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $20.70 Average Broker Recommendation 1.7 (Moderate Buy)

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MERC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $12.97 52-week high $17.17
Prev. close $13.11 52-week low $9.51
Day low $12.87 Volume 159,657
Day high $13.41 Avg. volume 307,708
50-day MA $14.92 Dividend yield 2.29%
200-day MA $12.82 Market Cap 857.73M

Mercer International Inc. (MERC) Company Bio


Mercer International manufactures and sells northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp worldwide. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.


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Latest MERC News From Around the Web

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MERC Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -6.49%
6-mo 9.37%
1-year 6.10%
3-year -8.32%
5-year 32.78%
YTD 9.37%
2021 18.30%
2020 -12.80%
2019 22.64%
2018 -24.32%
2017 39.65%

MERC Dividends

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