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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.21
MERC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. MERC: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MERC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.21
0.03
0.51
Equity to Asset 0.35
MERC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. MERC: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MERC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.74
Current: 0.35
0.1
0.74
Interest Coverage 2.82
MERC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.53 vs. MERC: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MERC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.01 Max: 3.07
Current: 2.82
0.2
3.07
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.14
M-Score: -2.94
WACC vs ROIC
10.18%
11.41%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.56
MERC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. MERC: 14.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MERC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.07  Med: 11.19 Max: 18.63
Current: 14.56
-2.07
18.63
Net-margin (%) 6.86
MERC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. MERC: 6.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MERC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.06  Med: 4.39 Max: 10.13
Current: 6.86
-10.06
10.13
ROE (%) 18.16
MERC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. MERC: 18.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MERC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.68  Med: 13.87 Max: 46.79
Current: 18.16
-43.68
46.79
ROA (%) 5.70
MERC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. MERC: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MERC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.81  Med: 3.19 Max: 7.93
Current: 5.7
-5.81
7.93
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.51
MERC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. MERC: 15.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MERC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.63  Med: 11.51 Max: 21.8
Current: 15.51
-1.63
21.8
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -7.00
MERC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. MERC: -7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MERC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.3  Med: 1.30 Max: 24.5
Current: -7
-16.3
24.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.00
MERC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. MERC: 10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MERC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.8  Med: 4.35 Max: 61
Current: 10
-43.8
61
» MERC's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-31)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

MERC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 151,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,825 sh (+23.43%)
Jim Simons 897,100 sh (+1.15%)
Joel Greenblatt 19,424 sh (-20.15%)
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Q3 2015

MERC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steven Cohen 237,100 sh (+57.02%)
Jim Simons 1,054,700 sh (+17.57%)
Joel Greenblatt 17,761 sh (-8.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,376 sh (-46.12%)
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Q4 2015

MERC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 12,981 sh (-2.95%)
Jim Simons 989,900 sh (-6.14%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,289 sh (-42.07%)
Steven Cohen 135,100 sh (-43.02%)
» More
Q1 2016

MERC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

John Keeley 132,200 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,382 sh (+3.09%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 989,600 sh (-0.03%)
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Business Description

Industry: Forest Products » Paper & Paper Products
Compare:SHSE:600419, SHSE:600308, TSX:CAS, XMCE:ENC, SZSE:000820, SHSE:600966 » details
Traded in other countries:MRI.U.Canada, AEZ.Germany,
Mercer International Inc operates in the pulp business and its operations are located in Germany and Western Canada. The Company produces market northern bleached softwood kraft, or NBSK, pulp.

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.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 8.29
MERC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.28 vs. MERC: 8.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MERC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.57  Med: 7.77 Max: 73.53
Current: 8.29
2.57
73.53
Forward P/E 8.35
MERC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 11.79 vs. MERC: 8.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.37
MERC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.27 vs. MERC: 8.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MERC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.59  Med: 7.39 Max: 75
Current: 8.37
2.59
75
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 5.06
MERC's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. MERC: 5.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
MERC' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.99  Med: 8.26 Max: 110.65
Current: 5.06
1.99
110.65
P/B 1.35
MERC's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. MERC: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MERC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.13 Max: 2.91
Current: 1.35
0.07
2.91
P/S 0.57
MERC's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. MERC: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MERC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.57
0.01
0.88
PFCF 5.23
MERC's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 12.28 vs. MERC: 5.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MERC' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.18  Med: 9.97 Max: 138.33
Current: 5.23
2.18
138.33
POCF 3.63
MERC's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. MERC: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MERC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.33  Med: 6.02 Max: 22.65
Current: 3.63
1.33
22.65
EV-to-EBIT 7.24
MERC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.21 vs. MERC: 7.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MERC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.2  Med: 8.30 Max: 154.2
Current: 7.24
-85.2
154.2
EV-to-EBITDA 4.98
MERC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
76% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.75 vs. MERC: 4.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MERC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -324.1  Med: 6.10 Max: 421.1
Current: 4.98
-324.1
421.1
Shiller P/E 31.86
MERC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 29.61 vs. MERC: 31.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MERC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.3  Med: 59.61 Max: 224.75
Current: 31.86
20.3
224.75
Current Ratio 3.38
MERC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. MERC: 3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MERC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.98 Max: 3.83
Current: 3.38
0.58
3.83
Quick Ratio 2.29
MERC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. MERC: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MERC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.46 Max: 2.76
Current: 2.29
0.38
2.76
Days Inventory 60.66
MERC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 70.10 vs. MERC: 60.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MERC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.09  Med: 50.90 Max: 63.9
Current: 60.66
47.09
63.9
Days Sales Outstanding 48.69
MERC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 51.49 vs. MERC: 48.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MERC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.23  Med: 41.98 Max: 44.26
Current: 48.69
34.23
44.26
Days Payable 11.20
MERC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
90% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 47.48 vs. MERC: 11.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MERC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.59  Med: 18.26 Max: 29.64
Current: 11.2
8.59
29.64

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.78
MERC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. MERC: 3.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MERC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 2.75 Max: 4.11
Current: 3.78
1
4.11
Dividend Payout 0.32
MERC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
57% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. MERC: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MERC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.32
0.11
0.82
Forward Dividend Yield 5.04
MERC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. MERC: 5.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.78
MERC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. MERC: 3.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MERC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 2.75 Max: 4.11
Current: 3.78
1
4.11
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -4.90
MERC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. MERC: -4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MERC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.5  Med: -4.80 Max: -0.3
Current: -4.9
-27.5
-0.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.38
MERC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. MERC: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MERC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.9
Current: 1.38
0.12
2.9
Price/Projected FCF 0.55
MERC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. MERC: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MERC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.71 Max: 48.9
Current: 0.55
0.46
48.9
Price/Median PS Value 1.55
MERC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. MERC: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MERC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.41 Max: 3.1
Current: 1.55
0.06
3.1
Price/Graham Number 0.72
MERC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. MERC: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MERC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.59 Max: 2.21
Current: 0.72
0.3
2.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 13.80
MERC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. MERC: 13.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MERC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 10.90 Max: 20.7
Current: 13.8
0.6
20.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.52
MERC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. MERC: 7.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MERC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -881.3  Med: -0.70 Max: 14.1
Current: 7.52
-881.3
14.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,030
EPS (TTM) $ 1.10
Beta1.51
Short Percentage of Float0.34%
52-Week Range $5.95 - 14.70
Shares Outstanding (Mil)64.66

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.98 1.42 1.69
EPS without NRI ($) 0.98 1.42 1.69
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
International Paper is Restructuring its Operations Sep 13 2014 
Mercer International (MERC) and Canfor Pulp Products (CFPUF) – NBSK Pulp Companies Dec 14 2011 
NBSK Pulp – A Market Overview Dec 07 2011 
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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