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Mercer International Inc (NAS:MERC)
3-Year Buyback Ratio
0.80 (As of Sep. 2014)

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 10-Year Buyback Ratio Range
Min: 3.2   Max: -37.8
Current: 0.8

During the past 13 years, Mercer International Inc's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was -37.80. The lowest was 3.20. And the median was -5.30.

MERC's Buyback Ratiois ranked higher than
86% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. MERC: 0.80 )

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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