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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Mercer International's revenues will drop -6.4% and EPS will compress 0.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $268.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.
Last quarter, Mercer International recorded revenue of $248.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $300.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.18. GAAP EPS were -$0.12 for Q4 against -$0.04 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 16.4%, 420 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.8%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.7%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.54.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 150 members out of 164 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 33 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 32 give Mercer International a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Mercer International is hold, with an average price target of $8.00.
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