Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today reported second quarter net earnings to common shareholders of $133 million, or 26 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.8 billion. This compares with net earnings of $90 million, or 17 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.7 billion for first quarter 2015, and net earnings of $280 million, or 47 cents per diluted share, on net sales from continuing operations of $2.0 billion for the second quarter last year. Excluding special items, second quarter net earnings of $133 million compares with net earnings from continuing operations before special items of $99 million for first quarter 2015, and $234 million for the second quarter last year.
Mercer International Inc. (Nasdaq: MERC) today reported first quarter 2021 Operating EBITDA increased to $82.0 million from $57.0 million in the first quarter of 2020 and from $49.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. In the first quarter of 2021, net income was $5.9 million (or $0.09 per share) compared to a net loss of $3.4 million (or $0.05 per share) in the first quarter of 2020 and a net loss of $13.0 million (or $0.20 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2020. Mr. David Gandossi, the Chief Executive Officer, stated: “In the first quarter, our mills continued to run well and safely due to our extensive COVID-19 protection measures. Our Friesau sawmill’s strong operating results allowed us to take full advantage of the strong U.S. lumber market.
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