MERCER INTERNATIONAL Reports Second Quarter FY2023 Earnings of USD 529.9 Million, 7.4% Decrease from Last Year

August 24, 2023

🌥️Earnings Overview

MERCER INTERNATIONAL ($NASDAQ:MERC)’s second quarter of FY2023, ending June 30 2023, saw total revenue of USD 529.9 million, a 7.4% decline from the same period in the previous year. Net income for the quarter was reported as USD -98.3 million, compared to USD 71.4 million the year before.


Analyzing MERCER INTERNATIONAL‘s financials with GoodWhale reveals that the company has been labeled as a ‘rhino’ by the Star Chart. This classification suggests that the company has achieved moderate revenue or earnings growth. This type of company may be of particular interest to investors that are looking for moderate yet consistent returns. Moreover, MERCER INTERNATIONAL has a high health score of 7/10 with regard to its cashflows and debt, which is an indicator that the company is capable to sustain future operations in times of crisis. From a financial standpoint, the company is strong in dividend and medium in asset, growth, and profitability. These attributes could make MERCER INTERNATIONAL an attractive option for investors looking for steady returns with a lower level of risk. More…

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  • About the Company

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  • Income Snapshot

    Below shows the total revenue, net income and net margin for Mercer International. More…

    Total Revenues Net Income Net Margin
    2.17k -42.11 -2.5%
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    Below shows the cash from operations, investing and financing for Mercer International. More…

    Operations Investing Financing
    102.36 -427.71 122.19
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    Below shows the total assets, liabilities and book value per share for Mercer International. More…

    Total Assets Total Liabilities Book Value Per Share
    2.63k 1.9k 11.04
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    Some of the financial key ratios for Mercer International are shown below. More…

    3Y Rev Growth 3Y Operating Profit Growth Operating Margin
    15.5% 67.2% 1.9%
    FCF Margin ROE ROA
    -3.2% 3.3% 1.0%
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    MERCER INTERNATIONAL reported total revenue of USD 529.9 million for the second quarter of FY2023, ending June 30 2023, which was a 7.4% decrease from the same period in the prior year. Net income was reported as USD -98.3 million, compared to USD 71.4 million in the prior year. This suggests that investors should take a careful look at MERCER INTERNATIONAL before investing in the company. With the current financial results indicating a decrease in revenue and an overall net loss, it appears that caution is warranted when considering any potential investments in the company.

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