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How to buy Mercer International (MERC) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Mercer International stock.

Mercer International Inc
NASDAQ: MERC - USD
PAPER & PAPER PRODUCTS
$11.53
-$0.06 (-0.52%)

Mercer International Inc is a paper & paper products business based in the US. Mercer International shares (MERC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Mercer International employs 2,375 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Mercer International stock price (NASDAQ: MERC)

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Mercer International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$14.84
52-week range$5.68 - $18.05
50-day moving average $12.65
200-day moving average $13.87
Wall St. target price$19.10
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.26 (2.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.65

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Mercer International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.84 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) 18.91%
3 months (2021-04-28) -13.42%
6 months (2021-01-24) N/A
1 year (2020-07-24) N/A
2 years (2019-07-24) N/A
3 years (2018-07-24) N/A
5 years (2016-07-24) N/A

Is Mercer International under- or over-valued?

Valuing Mercer International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Mercer International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Mercer International's PEG ratio

Mercer International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.54. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Mercer International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Mercer International's EBITDA

Mercer International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $218.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Mercer International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Mercer International financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.15%
Gross profit TTM $259.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.76%
Return on equity TTM -1.54%
Profit margin -0.53%
Book value $8.61
Market capitalisation $750.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Mercer International shares

There are currently 1.3 million Mercer International shares held short by investors – that's known as Mercer International's "short interest". This figure is 19.9% up from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Mercer International shares can be evaluated.

Mercer International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Mercer International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Mercer International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Mercer International shares traded daily (recently around 215129.42176871). Mercer International's SIR currently stands at 5.88. In other words for every 100,000 Mercer International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5880 shares are currently held short.

However Mercer International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Mercer International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Mercer International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Mercer International's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Mercer International shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0218% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Mercer International shares, roughly 22 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Mercer International.

Find out more about how you can short Mercer International stock.

Mercer International share dividends

1%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.4% of net profits

Recently Mercer International has paid out, on average, around 1.4% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.27% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Mercer International shareholders could enjoy a 2.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Mercer International's case, that would currently equate to about $0.26 per share.

While Mercer International's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Mercer International is investing more in its future growth.

Mercer International's most recent dividend payout was on 6 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Mercer International's shares ever split?

Mercer International's shares were split on a 10249:1000 basis on 30 April 1990. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10249 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Mercer International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Mercer International shares which in turn could have impacted Mercer International's share price.

Mercer International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mercer International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.6754 up to $18.0455. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MERC.US volatility(beta: 1.95)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Mercer International's is 1.9527. This would suggest that Mercer International's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Mercer International overview

Mercer International Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe, the United States, Asia, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Pulp and Wood Products. The company also generates and sells green energy produced from biomass cogeneration power plant to third party utilities. In addition, it manufactures, distributes, and sells lumber and other wood residuals. Further, the company produces NBSK pulp primarily from wood chips, pulp logs, and sawlogs; carbon neutral or green energy using carbon-neutral bio-fuels, such as black liquor and wood waste; and tall oil for use as a chemical additive and green energy source. It sells its pulp to tissue, specialty paper, and printing and writing paper, and other manufacturers; and lumber products to distributors, construction firms, secondary manufacturers, retail yards, and home centers.

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Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Mercer International is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 38.743% of Mercer International shares are held by insiders and 50.963% by institutions.
How many people work for Mercer International?
Latest data suggests 2,375 work at Mercer International.
When does the fiscal year end for Mercer International?
Mercer International's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Mercer International based?
Mercer International's address is: 700 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 1G8
What is Mercer International's ISIN number?
Mercer International's international securities identification number is: US5880561015
What is Mercer International's CUSIP number?
Mercer International's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 588056101

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