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

Mercer International Inc. (MERC): $13.25

-0.36 (-2.65%)

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  • MERC scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 98.2% of US stocks.
  • MERC's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • MERC's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 28.12% of US stocks).

MERC Stock Summary

  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Mercer International Inc is higher than it is for about 95.99% of US stocks.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.6, Mercer International Inc has a higher such ratio than merely 10.79% 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 488.49%; that's higher than 95.83% 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 SUNS, MGP, LOAN, BBGI, and VEDL.
  • Visit MERC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

MERC Valuation Summary

  • MERC's EV/EBIT ratio is 23.5; this is 23.04% higher than that of the median Basic Materials stock.
  • MERC's price/sales ratio has moved up $0.1 over the prior 243 months.
  • MERC's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up $16.9 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MERC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MERC 2019-10-15 0.4 1.1 5.0 5.4
MERC 2018-07-23 0.9 1.9 13.0 9.3
MERC 2012-06-19 0.3 0.9 12.0 11.2
MERC 2010-09-14 0.2 1.2 -23.8 14.9
MERC 2002-07-02 0.6 0.8 -9.0 196.5
MERC 2001-10-02 0.5 1.0 4.8 7.6

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 $13.25 52-week high $18.14
Prev. close $13.61 52-week low $5.77
Day low $13.16 Volume 133,060
Day high $13.67 Avg. volume 289,398
50-day MA $15.25 Dividend yield 1.4%
200-day MA $11.46 Market Cap 874.34M

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.

MERC Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$13.25$2.9 -80%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Mercer International Inc. To summarize, we found that Mercer International Inc ranked in the 20th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Mercer International Inc, consider:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 0.94 -- which is good for besting merely 20.74% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Basic Materials sector with positive cash flow).
  • The company's compound free cash flow growth rate over the past 5.75 years comes in at -0.07%; that's greater than just 15.07% of US stocks we're applying DCF forecasting to.
  • 43% of the company's capital comes from equity, which is greater than just 11.68% of stocks in our cash flow based forecasting set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

UFS, GRA, SVM, WDFC, and CARR can be thought of as valuation peers to MERC, in the sense that they are in the Basic Materials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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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 (MERC) Enters Oversold Territory

Mercer International (MERC) has been on a bit of a cold streak lately, but there might be light at the end of the tunnel for this overlooked stock.

Yahoo | June 9, 2021

Down 13.7% in 4 Weeks, Here's Why Mercer International (MERC) Looks Ripe for a Turnaround

Mercer International (MERC) has become technically an oversold stock now, which implies exhaustion of the heavy selling pressure on it. This, combined with strong agreement among Wall Street analysts in revising earnings estimates higher, indicates a potential trend reversal for the stock in the near term.

Yahoo | June 7, 2021

Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) Has Announced A Dividend Of US$0.065

Mercer International Inc. ( NASDAQ:MERC ) will pay a dividend of US$0.065 on the 7th of July. This payment means that...

Yahoo | June 4, 2021

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: International Paper Co, Smurfit Kappa, Domtar Corp, Veritiv Corpand Mercer International

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: International Paper Co, Smurfit Kappa, Domtar Corp, Veritiv Corpand Mercer International

Yahoo | May 28, 2021

It's Unlikely That Shareholders Will Increase Mercer International Inc.'s (NASDAQ:MERC) Compensation By Much This Year

The anaemic share price growth at Mercer International Inc. ( NASDAQ:MERC ) over the past few years has probably not...

Yahoo | May 22, 2021

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MERC Price Returns

1-mo -11.96%
3-mo -8.81%
6-mo 31.57%
1-year 53.15%
3-year -10.23%
5-year 98.20%
YTD 29.27%
2020 -12.80%
2019 22.64%
2018 -24.32%
2017 39.65%
2016 23.95%

MERC Dividends

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