In the fourth quarter of 2010, the noncontrolling shareholder's interest in the Stendal mill's income was €3.5 million, compared to €1.3 million in the same quarter last year.In the fourth quarter of 2010, Operating EBITDA increased by 175% to €64.6 million from €23.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. Operating EBITDA is defined as operating income (loss) plus depreciation and amortization and non-recurring capital asset impairment charges. Management uses Operating EBITDA as a benchmark measurement of its own operating results, and as a benchmark relative to its competitors. Management considers it to be a meaningful supplement to operating income as a performance measure primarily because depreciation expense and non-recurring capital asset impairment charges are not an actual cash cost, and depreciation expense varies widely from company to company in a manner that management considers largely independent of the underlying cost efficiency of their operating facilities. In addition, we believe Operating EBITDA is commonly used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate our financial performance.
Mercer International Inc. Reports Strong 2010 Fourth Quarter Operating EBITDA Of EUR64.6 Million ($87.8 Million) And Record 2010 Yearly Operating EBITDA Of EUR224.0 Million ($297.3 Million)
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