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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
MERC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. MERC: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MERC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.10 Max: 2.97
Current: 0.14
0.03
2.97
Equity to Asset 0.28
MERC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. MERC: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MERC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.74
Current: 0.28
0.1
0.74
Interest Coverage 2.40
MERC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
78% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. MERC: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MERC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.45 Max: 8.02
Current: 2.4
0.05
8.02
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.27
M-Score: -2.66
WACC vs ROIC
11.88%
11.30%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.77
MERC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. MERC: 14.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MERC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.28  Med: 6.71 Max: 18.52
Current: 14.77
-9.28
18.52
Net-margin (%) 9.38
MERC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. MERC: 9.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MERC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -29.8  Med: 0.88 Max: 23.28
Current: 9.38
-29.8
23.28
ROE (%) 25.69
MERC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. MERC: 25.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MERC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -69.94  Med: -2.07 Max: 46.79
Current: 25.69
-69.94
46.79
ROA (%) 7.28
MERC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. MERC: 7.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MERC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.3  Med: -0.50 Max: 7.87
Current: 7.28
-13.3
7.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.78
MERC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. MERC: 14.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MERC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -17.88  Med: 4.31 Max: 21.8
Current: 14.78
-17.88
21.8
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.80
MERC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MERC: -2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MERC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19  Med: 0.40 Max: 24.5
Current: -2.8
-19
24.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.40
MERC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MERC: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MERC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -43.7  Med: 1.60 Max: 61
Current: 1.4
-43.7
61
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 16.70
MERC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. MERC: 16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MERC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.5  Med: -15.70 Max: 119.5
Current: 16.7
-51.5
119.5
» MERC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

MERC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Michael Price Sold Out
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Q3 2014

MERC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 91,300 sh (New)
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Q4 2014

MERC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 25,931 sh (New)
Jim Simons 543,773 sh (+495.59%)
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Q1 2015

MERC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 20,112 sh (New)
Jim Simons 886,900 sh (+63.10%)
Joel Greenblatt 24,326 sh (-6.19%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 6.96
MERC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. MERC: 6.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MERC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.57  Med: 7.77 Max: 73.53
Current: 6.96
2.57
73.53
Forward P/E 6.35
MERC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. MERC: 6.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 7.20
MERC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
85% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. MERC: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MERC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.59  Med: 7.12 Max: 75
Current: 7.2
2.59
75
P/B 2.16
MERC's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. MERC: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MERC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.91
Current: 2.16
0.07
2.91
P/S 0.67
MERC's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. MERC: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MERC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.67
0.01
0.88
PFCF 7.05
MERC's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. MERC: 7.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MERC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.18  Med: 12.49 Max: 157
Current: 7.05
2.18
157
POCF 5.14
MERC's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. MERC: 5.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MERC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.34  Med: 6.45 Max: 28.79
Current: 5.14
1.34
28.79
EV-to-EBIT 8.07
MERC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 14.96 vs. MERC: 8.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MERC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -455.4  Med: 13.00 Max: 291.9
Current: 8.07
-455.4
291.9
PEG 1.31
MERC's PEG is ranked higher than
57% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. MERC: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MERC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.25 Max: 54
Current: 1.31
0
54
Shiller P/E 18.70
MERC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 18.63 vs. MERC: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MERC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.7  Med: 46.60 Max: 244.75
Current: 18.7
18.7
244.75
Current Ratio 3.07
MERC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. MERC: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MERC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.97 Max: 3.83
Current: 3.07
0.58
3.83
Quick Ratio 2.03
MERC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. MERC: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MERC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.46 Max: 2.76
Current: 2.03
0.38
2.76
Days Inventory 60.24
MERC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
58% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 68.72 vs. MERC: 60.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MERC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 32.17  Med: 51.92 Max: 65.72
Current: 60.24
32.17
65.72
Days Sales Outstanding 43.92
MERC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 50.70 vs. MERC: 43.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MERC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.47  Med: 44.04 Max: 118.31
Current: 43.92
23.47
118.31

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 2.17
MERC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
74% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. MERC: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MERC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.00 Max: 2.9
Current: 2.17
0.12
2.9
Price/Projected FCF 0.91
MERC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MERC: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MERC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.73 Max: 48.9
Current: 0.91
0.47
48.9
Price/Median PS Value 1.78
MERC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. MERC: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MERC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.26 Max: 3.1
Current: 1.78
0.06
3.1
Price/Graham Number 0.80
MERC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
60% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. MERC: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MERC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.58 Max: 2.31
Current: 0.8
0.29
2.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.43
MERC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. MERC: 12.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MERC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 7.40 Max: 19.3
Current: 12.43
0.3
19.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -1.13
MERC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -1.13 vs. MERC: -1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MERC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -881.3  Med: -4.00 Max: 14.1
Current: -1.13
-881.3
14.1

Business Description

Industry: Forest Products » Paper & Paper Products
Compare:SWM, UPMKF, WPP, FBR, SEOAY » details
Traded in other countries:MRI.U.Canada, AEZ.Germany,
Mercer International Inc is a Washington corporation, organized in 1968. The Company operates in the pulp business and is the producer of market northern bleached softwood kraft, or NBSK, pulp. The Company is kraft pulp producer, and the producer of pulp for resale, known as market pulp in Germany. Its operations are located in Eastern Germany and Western Canada. The Company operates three NBSK pulp mills with a consolidated annual production capacity of approximately 1.5 million ADMTs of NBSK pulp and 305 MW of electrical generation. The Company has three operating segments, the individual pulp mills that are aggregated into one reportable business segment, market pulp. The Company manufactures and sells NBSK pulp produced from wood chips and pulp logs. It's pulp production mills includes, Rosenthal, Celgar and Stendal. Rosenthal, is located near Blankenstein and produces approximately 355,000 ADMTs annually. Stendal is located near the town of Stendal, about 300 kilometers north of our Rosenthal mill. Stendal's annual production capacity is approximately 650,000 ADMTs. Celgar is situated near Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada and produces approximately 520,000 ADMTs annually. It's geographical areas of operation includes Germany, Italy, North America and China. It's sales and marketing group handles sales to approximately 186 customers. The company's NBSK pulp competitors are mainly located in Northern Europe and Canada.
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Headlines

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International Paper is Restructuring its Operations Sep 13 2014 
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Mercer International (MERC) and Canfor Pulp Products (CFPUF) – NBSK Pulp Companies Dec 14 2011 
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Mercer International Inc. (MERC) COO Claes Inge Isacsson sells 11,000 Shares Mar 17 2011 
Mercer International Inc. (MERC) COO Claes Inge Isacsson sells 21,000 Shares Mar 16 2011 
Mercer International Inc. (MERC) CFO David M Gandossi buys 10,000 Shares Mar 11 2009 
Mercer International Inc. (MERC) CFO David M Gandossi buys 10,000 Shares Mar 02 2009 
Mercer International Inc. (MERC) CEO Jimmy S H Lee buys 91,096 Shares Feb 26 2009 
Mercer International Inc. (MERC) CEO Jimmy S H Lee buys 8,904 Shares Feb 25 2009 

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