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A handy investor guide to Arch Coal (ACI)
Introduction to Arch Coal Inc. Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) is one of the United States largest coal producers and marketers with over $4.12 billion in revenue through the sale of coal worldwide. It is also one of the most diversified American coal companies with surface and underground mining complexes across every major U.S. coal […]
Everything you need to know about Peabody Energy
Self-described as the world’s largest private-sector coal company, Peabody Energy (BTU) runs coal operations in the United States and Australia that serve customers in 25 countries.
Potential risks to watch out for as an investor in Alpha
For coal companies to maintain strong profit margins, they need to cut costs and position themselves strategically for optimal growth.
Alpha Natural Resources: An analysis of its financial ratios
Alpha’s adjusted EBITDA has risen almost 4 times from 2012’s 2.19 multiple.
Alpha Natural Resources’ dominant presence in the US mining basins
Alpha sold a total of 86.9 million tons of coal in 2013, of which 86 million tons were produced and process by the company.
Arch Coal’s cost structure and operating conditions
Operating Conditions With regard to operating costs in mining, Arch Coal has successfully reduced mining costs in many of their mines by improving the efficiency of their operations. Such methods have involved minimizing the loads carried by the trucks to reduce wear and tear, reducing labor cost, downsizing idle operations and upgrading technology. Over the […]
What is Arch Coal’s management strategy?
How Arch Coal is dealing with the weak coal market First and foremost, Arch Coal has been slowly building up its financial health over the past few years. It has been slowly divesting its non-core assets in a strategic move to realign its portfolio for growth and focus more on their most value-enhancing core assets. […]
Where does Arch Coal mine and what are the implications?
Operating locations Arch Coal operates out of a total of 21 mines in the United States. The 21 mines are located in 4 main mining complexes, the Central Appalachia, Illinois Basin, Powder River Basin and the Western Bituminous. The coal harvested from each location differs in quality and serve different groups of customers. Appalachia Region […]