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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.28
MERC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. MERC: 0.28 )
MERC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.97
Current: 0.28

0.03
2.97
Equity to Asset 0.31
MERC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. MERC: 0.31 )
MERC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.31

0.1
0.74
Interest Coverage 0.46
MERC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.64 vs. MERC: 0.46 )
MERC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 14.05
Current: 0.46

0.05
14.05
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.96
M-Score: -2.37
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 (%) 9.90
MERC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. MERC: 9.90 )
MERC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.28   Max: 25.59
Current: 9.9

-9.28
25.59
Net-margin (%) 8.52
MERC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. MERC: 8.52 )
MERC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -29.8   Max: 23.28
Current: 8.52

-29.8
23.28
ROE (%) 25.01
MERC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. MERC: 25.01 )
MERC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -69.94   Max: 46.79
Current: 25.01

-69.94
46.79
ROA (%) 6.39
MERC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. MERC: 6.39 )
MERC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 21.68
Current: 6.39

-13.3
21.68
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.64
MERC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. MERC: 9.64 )
MERC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 43
Current: 9.64

-4.5
43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.60
MERC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. MERC: -2.60 )
MERC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19   Max: 24.5
Current: -2.6

-19
24.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -22.00
MERC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. MERC: -22.00 )
MERC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -43.7   Max: 61
Current: -22

-43.7
61
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

MERC Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Michael Price 52,200 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q2 2013

MERC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Michael Price 19,725 sh (-62.21%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MERC

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Michael Price 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$6.58 - $7.67 $ 12.8286%0
Michael Price 2013-06-30 Reduce -62.21%0.03%$6.13 - $7 $ 12.8295%19725
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$6.6 - $7.41 $ 12.8282%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 100.84%0.01%$6.32 - $7.65 $ 12.8282%51479
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -86.49%0.07%$5.14 - $7.46 $ 12.82115%25632
Michael Price 2012-09-30 Add 123.08%0.03%$5.14 - $7.46 $ 12.82115%52200
Michael Price 2012-06-30 New Buy0.02%$5.64 - $8.01 $ 12.8295%23400
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 72.69%0.05%$6.23 - $8.68 $ 12.8276%184151
Michael Price 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$6.23 - $8.68 $ 12.8276%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.08%$5.34 - $7.46 $ 12.82101%106637
Michael Price 2011-12-31 New Buy0.03%$5.34 - $7.46 $ 12.82101%32500
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.06%$7.08 - $11.25 $ 12.8243%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 8.20
MERC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 30.80 vs. MERC: 8.20 )
MERC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.57   Max: 73.53
Current: 8.2

2.57
73.53
P/B 1.73
MERC's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. MERC: 1.73 )
MERC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.73

0.07
1.87
P/S 0.65
MERC's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. MERC: 0.65 )
MERC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.65

0.01
0.8
PFCF 12.82
MERC's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 64.75 vs. MERC: 12.82 )
MERC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 157
Current: 12.82

2.18
157
EV-to-EBIT 12.48
MERC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 26.20 vs. MERC: 12.48 )
MERC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -455.4   Max: 291.9
Current: 12.48

-455.4
291.9
PEG 9.11
MERC's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MERC: 9.11 )
MERC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 54
Current: 9.11

0
54
Current Ratio 3.83
MERC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. MERC: 3.83 )
MERC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.83
Current: 3.83

0.58
3.83
Quick Ratio 2.76
MERC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. MERC: 2.76 )
MERC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.76
Current: 2.76

0.38
2.76

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.74
MERC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. MERC: 1.74 )
MERC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.74

0.12
1.58
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.09
MERC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. MERC: 1.09 )
MERC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 48.9
Current: 1.09

0.47
48.9
Price/Median PS Value 1.76
MERC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. MERC: 1.76 )
MERC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 3.1
Current: 1.76

0.06
3.1
Price/Graham Number 0.76
MERC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
84% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. MERC: 0.76 )
MERC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 2.31
Current: 0.76

0.29
2.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.00
MERC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. MERC: 8.00 )
MERC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 19.3
Current: 8

0.3
19.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.93
MERC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. MERC: -1.93 )
MERC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -881.3   Max: 14.1
Current: -1.93

-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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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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