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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 2,325 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$10|
|52-week range||USD$5.77 - USD$12.933|
|50-day moving average||USD$7.5654|
|200-day moving average||USD$7.7088|
|Wall St. target price||USD$9.4|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.26 (2.73%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.649|
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|1 week (2021-01-12)||-12.74%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||7.87%|
|3 months (2020-10-20)||42.45%|
|6 months (2020-07-20)||25.16%|
|1 year (2020-01-18)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||-32.30%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||14.8|
|5 years (2016-01-20)||34.95%|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Mercer International shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$109.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Mercer International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.4 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$284 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.55%|
|Return on equity TTM||-13.48%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$658.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 861,558 Mercer International shares held short by investors – that's known as Mercer International's "short interest". This figure is 5.9% down from 916,063 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) is the quantity of Mercer International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Mercer International shares traded daily (recently around 219785.20408163). Mercer International's SIR currently stands at 3.92. In other words for every 100,000 Mercer International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3920 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 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Mercer International shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0214% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Mercer International shares, roughly 21 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an 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.
We're not expecting Mercer International to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Mercer International's shares were split on a 10249:1000 basis on 1 May 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.
Over the last 12 months, Mercer International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.77 up to $12.933. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.9381. 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 Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe, the United States, Asia, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Pulp and Wood Products. It also generates and sells green energy produced from biomass cogeneration power plant to third party utilities. In addition, the company manufactures, distributes, and sells lumber and other wood residuals. Further, it produces NBSK pulp primarily from wood chips and pulp logs; 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. The company sells its pulp to tissue, specialty paper, and printing and writing paper manufacturers; and lumber products to distributors, construction firms, secondary manufacturers, retail yards, and home centers. Mercer International Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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