Mercer International Inc. (MERC) EPS growth this year is 796.20%: Get Prepared for Trading Lift Off


Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ: MERC) started the day on November 23, 2022, with a price increase of 0.93% at $14.05. During the day, the stock rose to $14.12 and sunk to $13.6255 before settling in for the price of $13.92 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, MERC posted a 52-week range of $10.62-$17.50.

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It was noted that the giant of the Basic Materials sector posted annual sales growth of 14.10% over the last 5 years. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was 36.90%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is 796.20%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $66.13 million, simultaneously with a float of $40.38 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $936.57 million. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $13.46, while the 200-day Moving Average is $14.37.

It is quite fundamental to gauge the extent of the productivity of the business which is accounted for 2415 workers. For the Profitability, stocks gross margin was +23.60, operating margin was +19.22 and Pretax Margin of +14.45.

Mercer International Inc. (MERC) Ownership Facts and Figures

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are working with this stock of the Paper & Paper Products Industry. Mercer International Inc.’s current insider ownership accounts for 1.40%, in contrast to 55.60% institutional ownership. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Aug 26, this organization’s Director sold 12,000 shares at the rate of 16.34, making the entire transaction reach 196,024 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 10,893. Preceding that transaction, on Aug 16, Company’s Director sold 10,000 for 17.01, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 170,100. This particular insider is now the holder of 67,393 in total.

Mercer International Inc. (MERC) Earnings and Revenue Records

In the latest quarterly report released, which was put into the public domain on 6/29/2021, the organization reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the three months, lower than the consensus estimate (set at $0.45) by -$0.13. This company achieved a net margin of +9.48 while generating a return on equity of 26.41. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.7 per share during the current fiscal year.

Mercer International Inc.’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 796.20% and is forecasted to reach 2.74 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 5.73% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 36.90% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ: MERC) Trading Performance Indicators

Let’s observe the current performance indicators for Mercer International Inc. (MERC). It’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 2.20. The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 0.54. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $3.09, and its Beta score is 1.49. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 0.42. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 5.69.

In the same vein, MERC’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 4.54, a figure that is expected to reach 0.52 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 2.74 at the market close of one year from today.

Technical Analysis of Mercer International Inc. (MERC)

If we take a close look at the recent performances of Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ: MERC), its last 5-days Average volume was 0.34 million that shows plunge from its year to date volume of 0.41 million. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 62.64% While, its Average True Range was 0.52.


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