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GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with Mercer International Inc \$MERC.
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Mercer International Inc (NAS:MERC)
5-Year Dividend Growth Rate
0.00% (As of Dec. 2016)

Mercer International Inc's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$0.12.

During the past 12 months, Mercer International Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 100.00% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the average dividends per share growth rate.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Mercer International Inc was -100.00% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 0.00% per year.

Mercer International Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 0.40. As of today, Mercer International Inc's Dividend Yield is 3.86%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Mercer International Inc is 0.85, which seems too high.

Definition

This is the average annual rate that a company has been raising its dividends. The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the average dividends per share growth rate.

Explanation

1. Dividend Payout Ratio measures the percentage of the companys earnings paid out as dividends.

Mercer International Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 Dividend Payout Ratio = Dividends Per Share (Q: Dec. 2016 ) / EPS without NRI (Q: Dec. 2016 ) = 0.115 / 0.29 = 0.40

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Mercer International Inc was 0.85. The lowest was 0.20. And the median was 0.52.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Mercer International Inc is 0.85, which seems too high.

2. Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Mercer International Inc Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.1152017-03-242017-03-282017-04-04Cash Dividendquarterly
0.1152016-12-202016-12-222017-01-04Cash Dividendquarterly
0.1152016-09-222016-09-262016-10-04Cash Dividendquarterly
0.1152016-06-232016-06-272016-07-07Cash Dividendquarterly

Mercer International Inc's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

 Dividend Yield = Most Recent Full Year Dividend / Current Share Price = 0.46 / 11.85 = 3.88 %

Current Share Price is \$11.85.
Mercer International Inc's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is \$0.46.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Mercer International Inc was 5.96%. The lowest was 1.00%. And the median was 3.93%.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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