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Mercer International Inc (NAS:MERC)
Earnings per share without Non-Recurring Items (NRI)
$0.88 (TTM As of Sep. 2015)

Mercer International Inc's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $0.37. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was $0.88.

During the past 12 months, Mercer International Inc's average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was -43.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 16.70% 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 EPS without NRI Growth Rate using Earnings per share without Non-Recurring Items (NRI) data.

MERC' s Earnings per share without Non-Recurring Items Growth(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.4   Max: 119.8
Current: 16.7

-51.4
119.8

During the past 13 years, Mercer International Inc's highest 3-Year average Earnings Per Share (NRI) Growth Rate was 119.80% per year. The lowest was -51.40% per year. And the median was -13.00% per year.

MERC's Earnings per share without Non-Recurring Items Growth(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. MERC: 16.70 )

Mercer International Inc's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $0.37. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was $0.88.

Mercer International Inc's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $0.37. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was $0.88.


Definition

Earnings Per Share (EPS) is the single most important variable used by Wall Street in determining the earnings power of a company. But investors need to be aware that Earnings per Share can be easily manipulated by adjusting depreciation and amortization rate or non-recurring items. That's why GuruFocus lists Earnings per share without Non-Recurring Items, which better reflects the company's underlying performance.

Earnings Per Share without Non-Recurring Items is the amount of earnings without non-recurring items per outstanding share of the company’s stock. In calculating earnings per share without non-recurring items, the dividends of preferred stocks and non-recurring items need to subtracted from the total net income first.

Mercer International Inc Earnings per share without Non-Recurring Items (NRI) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was 0.05 (Dec. 2014 ) + 0.21 (Mar. 2015 ) + 0.25 (Jun. 2015 ) + 0.37 (Sep. 2015 ) = $0.88

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

A non-recurring item refers to an entry that appears on a company's financial statements that is unlikely to happen again. It represents a one-time expense involving an unpredictable event and is not part of a firm's normal, day-to-day operations.


Be Aware

Compared with Earnings per share, a company’s cash flow is better indicator of the company’s earnings power.

If a company’s earnings per share is less than cash flow per share over long term, investors need to be cautious and find out why.


Related Terms

Non-Recurring Items, Diluted Earnings Per Share (Diluted EPS), Basic Earnings Per Share (Basic EPS), Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus)


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Mercer International Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
eps_nri -4.242.270.85-2.78-2.462.011.14-0.28-0.471.81

Mercer International Inc Quarterly Data

Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
eps_nri -0.23-0.05-0.180.370.011.370.050.210.250.37
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