Mercer International Inc. reports fourth quarter and year end 2020 results and announces quarterly cash dividend of $0.065

Selected Highlights

• Record quarterly and annual wood products segment results
• Fourth quarter Operating EBITDA* of $49.5 million and net loss of $13.0 million
• 2020 annual Operating EBITDA of $192.7 million and net loss of $17.2 million ($0.26 per diluted share)

NEW YORK, NY, February 16, 2021

Mercer International Inc. (Nasdaq: MERC) today reported fourth quarter 2020 Operating EBITDA increased to $49.5 million from negative $34.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and $45.6 million in the third quarter of 2020.

In the fourth quarter of 2020, net loss was $13.0 million (or $0.20 per share) compared to a net loss of $72.7 million (or $1.11 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2019 and net income of $7.5 million (or $0.11 per share) in the third quarter of 2020.

In 2020, Operating EBITDA decreased by 8% to $192.7 million from $210.4 million in 2019 and the net loss was $17.2 million (or $0.26 per share) compared to $9.6 million (or $0.15 per share) in 2019.

Mr. David Gandossi, the Chief Executive Officer, stated: “All of our mills ran well in the fourth quarter. Our Rosenthal and Peace River mills successfully and safely completed a total of 16 days of annual maintenance downtime. Our recent capital investment in our Friesau sawmill continues to pay dividends in the form of record quarterly operating income of $12.9 million in the fourth quarter.

You can view the remainder of the results in greater detail here.


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