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Mercer International Inc (NAS:MERC)
Earnings per share without Non-Recurring Items (NRI)
$1.57 (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

Mercer International Inc's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1.37. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $1.57.

MERC' s 10-Year Earnings per share without Non-Recurring Items Growth(%) Range
Min: -51.5   Max: 119.5
Current: 0

-51.5
119.5

During the past 13 years, Mercer International Inc's highest 3-Year average Earnings Per Share (NRI) Growth Rate was 119.50% per year. The lowest was -51.50% per year. And the median was -18.30% per year.

MERC's Earnings per share without Non-Recurring Items Growth(%)is ranked lower than
119% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. MERC: 0.00 )

Mercer International Inc's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1.37. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $1.57.

Mercer International Inc's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1.38. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $1.59.


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. 2014 was -0.18 (Dec. 2013 ) + 0.37 (Mar. 2014 ) + 0.01 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1.37 (Sep. 2014 ) = $1.57

* 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)


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

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
eps_nri 1.56-4.232.270.85-2.78-2.452.011.14-0.28-0.47

Mercer International Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
eps_nri 0.03-0.23-0.12-0.01-0.23-0.05-0.180.370.011.37
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