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GuruFocus has detected 6 Warning Signs with Mercer International Inc $MERC.
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Mercer International Inc (NAS:MERC)
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio
-5.00 (As of Dec. 2016)

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years. A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.

MERC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.5   Max: 0
Current: -5

-27.5
0

During the past 13 years, Mercer International Inc's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was 0.00. The lowest was -27.50. And the median was -5.00.

MERC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. MERC: -5.00 )

Definition

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years.


Explanation

A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.


Be Aware

Investors usually like share buybacks. But as pointed by Warren Buffett, only if a company buys back shares at the prices below the stock's intrinsic value, it rewards remaining shareholders. If a company buys its overvalued stocks back, it destroys shareholder value.


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