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

Mercer International Inc. (MERC): $12.15

0.40 (+3.40%)

POWR Rating

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  • MERC scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 96.96% of US stocks.
  • MERC's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 48 weeks.
  • MERC ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 28th percentile.

MERC Stock Summary

  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Mercer International Inc is higher than it is for about 95.57% of US stocks.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.5, Mercer International Inc has a higher such ratio than merely 9.82% of stocks in our set.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Mercer International Inc is reporting a growth rate of -916.58%; that's higher than just 2.14% 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, SUNS, SUZ, GAIN, and NATH.
  • Visit MERC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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

  • The 5 year revenue growth rate now stands at 38.32%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 47.18%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 95.21%.
Over the past 33 months, MERC's revenue has gone up $162,719,000.

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
2021-06-30 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
2020-06-30 1,406.502 107.639 -83.317
2020-03-31 1,491.06 132.255 -64.647

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 46.87% of graded US stocks.
  • MERC's asset turnover comes in at 0.722 -- ranking 13th of 21 Business Supplies stocks.
  • VRS, 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
2021-06-30 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
2020-03-31 0.746 0.060 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 $12.15 52-week high $18.14
Prev. close $11.75 52-week low $5.77
Day low $11.81 Volume 104,356
Day high $12.15 Avg. volume 266,106
50-day MA $11.43 Dividend yield 2.21%
200-day MA $12.99 Market Cap 802.36M

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

Below are the latest news stories about Mercer International Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate MERC as an investment opportunity.

Mercer International Inc. to Present at Upcoming TD Securities 2021 Virtual Paper & Forest Products Conference

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercer International Inc. (Nasdaq: MERC) today announced that David M. Gandossi, President and CEO, will be presenting at the following upcoming conference: TD Securities Virtual Paper & Forest Products ConferenceWednesday, September 29th, 2021Presentation at 10:00 AM EDT A copy of the presentation will be posted in the “Investors - News releases & Presentations” section on the Company’s web site (

Yahoo | September 21, 2021

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Yahoo | August 14, 2021

Mercer International to expand into U.S. with $50M CLT plant acquisition

Mercer International has received approval from a U.S. bankruptcy

CFIMag | August 4, 2021

Mercer International Inc. Receives Bankruptcy Court Sales Order Approval to Acquire a CLT Facility

NEW YORK, Aug. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercer International Inc. (Nasdaq: MERC). The Company is pleased to announce that today it received approval from the applicable Bankruptcy Court for a sales Order approving the acquisition by its wholly-owned subsidiary of a state-of-the-art CLT manufacturing facility located at Spokane, Washington (the "Facility") for a price of $50 million, subject to customary adjustments. The closing of the sale is scheduled to occur shortly.

Intrado Digital Media | August 3, 2021

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MERC Price Returns

1-mo 7.81%
3-mo -5.23%
6-mo -18.07%
1-year 89.86%
3-year -19.03%
5-year 69.73%
YTD 18.54%
2020 -12.80%
2019 22.64%
2018 -24.32%
2017 39.65%
2016 23.95%

MERC Dividends

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