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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 higher than
55% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. MERC: 0.14 )
MERC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.97
Current: 0.14

0.03
2.97
Equity to Asset 0.28
MERC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. MERC: 0.28 )
MERC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.28

0.1
0.74
Interest Coverage 2.40
MERC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. MERC: 2.40 )
MERC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 6.3
Current: 2.4

0.05
6.3
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.37
M-Score: -2.66
WACC vs ROIC
10.82%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.77
MERC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. MERC: 14.77 )
MERC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.28   Max: 18.52
Current: 14.77

-9.28
18.52
Net-margin (%) 9.38
MERC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. MERC: 9.38 )
MERC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -29.8   Max: 12.48
Current: 9.38

-29.8
12.48
ROE (%) 25.69
MERC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.41 vs. MERC: 25.69 )
MERC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -69.94   Max: 46.79
Current: 25.69

-69.94
46.79
ROA (%) 7.28
MERC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MERC: 7.28 )
MERC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 7.87
Current: 7.28

-13.3
7.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.82
MERC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. MERC: 14.82 )
MERC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 28.3
Current: 14.82

-4.5
28.3
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.80
MERC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MERC: -2.80 )
MERC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.3   Max: 24.5
Current: -2.8

-16.3
24.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.40
MERC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MERC: 1.40 )
MERC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -43.7   Max: 61
Current: 1.4

-43.7
61
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 16.70
MERC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MERC: 16.70 )
MERC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.5   Max: 119.5
Current: 16.7

-51.5
119.5
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Financials


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

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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
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 8.70
MERC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 43.70 vs. MERC: 8.70 )
MERC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.57   Max: 73.53
Current: 8.7

2.57
73.53
Forward P/E 7.44
MERC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MERC: 7.44 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.70
MERC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
92% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 43.10 vs. MERC: 8.70 )
MERC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.59   Max: 75
Current: 8.7

2.59
75
P/B 2.70
MERC's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. MERC: 2.70 )
MERC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 2.91
Current: 2.7

0.07
2.91
P/S 0.82
MERC's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. MERC: 0.82 )
MERC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.82

0.01
0.88
PFCF 8.77
MERC's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 97.70 vs. MERC: 8.77 )
MERC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 157
Current: 8.77

2.18
157
POCF 6.41
MERC's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 10.73 vs. MERC: 6.41 )
MERC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 28.79
Current: 6.41

1.34
28.79
EV-to-EBIT 9.13
MERC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 32.10 vs. MERC: 9.13 )
MERC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -455.4   Max: 291.9
Current: 9.13

-455.4
291.9
PEG 1.58
MERC's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MERC: 1.58 )
MERC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 54
Current: 1.58

0
54
Shiller P/E 23.35
MERC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MERC: 23.35 )
MERC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 22.85   Max: 244.75
Current: 23.35

22.85
244.75
Current Ratio 3.07
MERC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. MERC: 3.07 )
MERC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.83
Current: 3.07

0.58
3.83
Quick Ratio 2.03
MERC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. MERC: 2.03 )
MERC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.76
Current: 2.03

0.38
2.76
Days Inventory 60.24
MERC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
76% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 76.65 vs. MERC: 60.24 )
MERC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 32.17   Max: 62.17
Current: 60.24

32.17
62.17
Days Sales Outstanding 43.92
MERC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 59.68 vs. MERC: 43.92 )
MERC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 35.97   Max: 118.31
Current: 43.92

35.97
118.31

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.70
MERC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. MERC: 2.70 )
MERC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.8
Current: 2.7

0.3
1.8
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.13
MERC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MERC: 1.13 )
MERC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 48.9
Current: 1.13

0.47
48.9
Price/Median PS Value 2.22
MERC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MERC: 2.22 )
MERC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 3.1
Current: 2.22

0.06
3.1
Price/Graham Number 1.00
MERC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. MERC: 1.00 )
MERC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 2.31
Current: 1

0.29
2.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.00
MERC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. MERC: 11.00 )
MERC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 19.3
Current: 11

0.3
19.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.73
MERC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. MERC: -2.73 )
MERC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -881.3   Max: 14.1
Current: -2.73

-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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