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Last $11.42 USD
Change Today -0.04 / -0.35%
Volume 160.0K
MERC On Other Exchanges
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As of 8:10 PM 08/28/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

mercer international inc (MERC) Snapshot

Open
$11.51
Previous Close
$11.46
Day High
$11.54
Day Low
$11.25
52 Week High
04/2/15 - $15.95
52 Week Low
09/29/14 - $9.06
Market Cap
736.6M
Average Volume 10 Days
365.0K
EPS TTM
$1.79
Shares Outstanding
64.5M
EX-Date
09/24/15
P/E TM
6.4x
Dividend
$0.46
Dividend Yield
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mercer international inc (MERC) Details

Mercer International Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp worldwide. It produces NBSK pulp principally from wood chips and pulp logs, as well as carbon neutral or green energy using carbon-neutral biofuels, such as black liquor and wood waste. The company sells its pulp to tissue, specialty papers, and printing and writing paper manufacturers; and green energy to third party utilities. Mercer International Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

1,430 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/13/15
Founded in 1968

mercer international inc (MERC) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $858.9K
Executive Chairman and Member of Environmenta...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.3M
Vice President of Business Development
Total Annual Compensation: $481.4K
Group Controller of Europe, Managing Director...
Total Annual Compensation: $434.6K
Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Europe
Total Annual Compensation: $363.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

mercer international inc (MERC) Key Developments

Mercer International Inc. Presents at Jefferies 11th Annual Industrials Conference, Aug-13-2015 01:00 PM

Mercer International Inc. Presents at Jefferies 11th Annual Industrials Conference, Aug-13-2015 01:00 PM. Venue: Grand Hyatt, 109 E. 42nd Street, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: David K. Ure, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Finance and Secretary.

Mercer International Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend, Payable on October 5, 2015

The board of directors of Mercer International Inc. announced the quarterly dividend of $0.115 will be paid on October 5, 2015 to all shareholders of record on September 28, 2015.

Mercer International Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings and Operating Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

Mercer International Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings and operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of $266,936,000 against $285,192,000 a year ago, primarily due to lower pulp sales realizations. Operating income was $33,549,000 against $22,021,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $22,339,000 against $7,323,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to common shareholders was $16,412,000 or $0.25 per basic and diluted share against $571,000 or $0.01 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was $10,434,000 against $21,281,000 a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was $11,707,000 against $6,151,000 a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was $1,017,000 against $715,000 a year ago. Operating EBITDA was $50.0 million against $41.9 million a year ago. In the second quarter of 2015, operating income increased by approximately 52% to $33.5 million from $22.0 million in the same quarter of 2014, primarily due to the positive impact of a stronger U.S. dollar relative to the euro and Canadian dollar, partially offset by lower pulp sales realizations. For the six months, the company reported total revenues of $524,483,000 against $590,877,000 a year ago, primarily due to lower pulp sales realizations. Operating income was $77,480,000 against $61,264,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $45,238,000 against $32,350,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to common shareholders was $30,046,000 or $0.46 per basic and diluted share against $21,612,000 or $0.36 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was $70,279,000 against $80,960,000 a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was $18,771,000 against $12,717,000 a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was $1,890,000 against $2,455,000 a year ago. Operating EBITDA was $111.4 million against $100.9 million a year ago. In the first half of 2015, operating income increased by approximately 26% to $77.5 million from $61.3 million in the same period of 2014, primarily due to the positive impact of a stronger U.S. dollar relative to the euro and Canadian dollar on costs and expenses, partially offset by lower pulp sales realizations and higher costs associated with annual maintenance downtime. For the quarter, the company’s pulp production increased marginally to 358,861 ADMTs from 353,803 ADMTs in the same quarter of 2014. For the six months, the company’s pulp production decreased by approximately 2% to 721,490 ADMTs in the first half of 2015 from 735,588 ADMTs in the same period of 2014.

 

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