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MERC Mercer International dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Mercer International's most recent quarterly dividend payment of $0.075 per share was made to shareholders on record before Sep 27, 2022. At an annualized rate of $0.29 per share, the stock yields 2.36%.

Key dates

  • MERC last dividend date: Sep 27, 2022
  • MERC next dividend date: Not announced
MERC dividend stats
DPS
$0.29
Dividend yield
2.28%
Payout ratio
6.3%
vs. Basic Materials sector
Dividend yield
2.26%
Payout ratio
26.9%

Dividend yield

What is Mercer International current dividend yield

Mercer International's dividend yield of 2.36% is higher than the Basic Materials sector average. But in comparison with the Basic Materials sector average of 2.26%, Mercer International's dividend yield is only 4.4% higher. The historical 5-year average of MERC's dividend yield is 3.6%, which is higher than the current one.

Dividend history

What is MERC dividend payout history and dates

Mercer International has a dividend history dating as far as 1997, but lately the company has been paying dividends for the last seven consecutive years. According to our data MERC has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS has increased by 12% for the last year. And since the stock price has gone up by 6% from a year ago, the dividend yield has increased by 6%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Sep 27, 2022 Oct 5, 2022 Jul 28, 2022 $0.075 normal
Jun 28, 2022 Jul 7, 2022 Apr 28, 2022 $0.075 normal
Mar 29, 2022 Apr 6, 2022 Feb 17, 2022 $0.075 normal
Dec 21, 2021 Dec 30, 2021 Oct 28, 2021 $0.065 normal
Sep 28, 2021 Oct 6, 2021 Jul 29, 2021 $0.065 normal
Jun 29, 2021 Jul 7, 2021 Apr 29, 2021 $0.065 normal
Mar 30, 2021 Apr 7, 2021 Feb 16, 2021 $0.065 normal
Dec 22, 2020 Dec 30, 2020 Oct 29, 2020 $0.065 normal
Sep 28, 2020 Oct 6, 2020 Jul 30, 2020 $0.065 normal
Jun 24, 2020 Jul 7, 2020 Apr 30, 2020 $0.065 normal
Mar 24, 2020 Apr 1, 2020 Feb 13, 2020 $0.138 normal
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 19, 2019 Oct 31, 2019 $0.138 normal
Sep 24, 2019 Oct 2, 2019 Aug 1, 2019 $0.138 normal
Jun 21, 2019 Jul 3, 2019 May 2, 2019 $0.138 normal
Mar 26, 2019 Apr 3, 2019 Feb 14, 2019 $0.125 normal
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 20, 2018 Oct 25, 2018 $0.125 normal
Sep 25, 2018 Oct 3, 2018 Jul 26, 2018 $0.125 normal
Jun 26, 2018 Jul 6, 2018 May 3, 2018 $0.125 normal
Mar 27, 2018 Apr 4, 2018 Feb 15, 2018 $0.125 normal
Dec 26, 2017 Jan 4, 2018 Oct 26, 2017 $0.125 normal
Sep 26, 2017 Oct 4, 2017 Jul 27, 2017 $0.115 normal
Jun 23, 2017 Jul 6, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 $0.115 normal
Mar 24, 2017 Apr 4, 2017 Feb 9, 2017 $0.115 normal
Dec 20, 2016 Jan 4, 2017 Oct 27, 2016 $0.115 normal
Sep 22, 2016 Oct 4, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 $0.115 normal
Jun 23, 2016 Jul 7, 2016 Apr 28, 2016 $0.115 normal

Mercer International dividend payout ratio

What is Mercer International dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

Mercer International's payout ratio of 6.3% is below the Basic Materials sector average. Compared to its Basic Materials sector average of 26.9%, Mercer International's payout ratio is 77% lower.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

MERC dividend vs peer dividends

How does MERC dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
RYN Rayonier Inc 3.7% $1.11 118.1%
MERC Mercer International Inc 2.28% $0.29 6.3%

Frequently asked questions

Does Mercer International pay a dividend?

Yes, Mercer International has paid four dividends in the last 12 months. MERC has been paying dividends since 2015.

When is Mercer International's next dividend?

MERC hasn't announced its next dividend date yet, however if we take into account its recent dividend schedule, it is likely that its next dividend will be in December 2022.

When was MERC's last dividend?

Mercer International's last regular dividend was on Sep 27, 2022 (ex-date) with the amount of $0.075 per share.

How much dividend does Mercer International pay (per share)?

MERC has paid dividend of $0.29 per share in the last year.

What is Mercer International's dividend yield?

Mercer International's current dividend yield is 2.36%.

How often does Mercer International pay dividends?

Mercer International has a quarterly dividend frequency.

What is Mercer International's dividend payout ratio?

Mercer International's dividend payout ratio is 6.3%.

Does Mercer International pay a good dividend?

Mercer International's dividend yield is in line with the Basic Materials sector average.