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Why Outlook on Vale’s Coal Business Is Still Negative
Vale expects the coal market to remain oversupplied throughout 2015 despite a production decrease from US producers. The outlook thus remains negative for Vale’s coal operations.
Cloud Peak Energy’s Cash Balances Fall, Leverage Is Controlled
Low leverage is what separates Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) from larger peers (KOL), including Peabody Energy (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources (ANRZ), and Arch Coal (ACI).
Cloud Peak Energy’s 2Q15 Earnings Hamper Its 1H15 Performance
Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) reported adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (or EBITDA) of $50.1 million in 1H15 compared to $84.6 million in 1H14.
Cloud Peak Energy’s Costs Fell in 1H15 despite a Spike in 2Q15
Cloud Peak Energy’s (CLD) 1H15 costs came in at $10.34 per ton compared to $10.56 in 1H14.
Cloud Peak Energy’s 2Q15 Cost per Ton Rises on Lower Shipments
After exhibiting stellar cost performance in 1Q15 Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) reported a considerable uptick in its cost per ton in 2Q15.
Cloud Peak Energy’s 1H15 Results Affected by Lower Shipments
Cloud Peak Energy shipped 35.7 million tons coal during the first half of 2015 against 41.0 million tons during the same period in 2014.
Cloud Peak Energy’s 2Q15 Shipments: Potential Risk Factors
Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) shipped 16.0 million tons of coal from its three owned and operated mines in the Powder River Basin (or PRB) in 2Q15.
What Does a Spike in Coal Power Plant Utilization Rates Mean?
The EIA published its latest report on capacity factors for power plants on July 27. Coal-based power plants surpassed natural gas-based power plants in utilization.
Utilities Continue Stocking Up on Cheap Coal
In its July 27 report, the EIA published data regarding coal inventories with utilities at the end of May 2015. Utilities benefited from low coal prices.
Coal Regains the Top Spot from Natural Gas
After losing the top spot to natural gas in April 2015, coal regained its leadership position as a fuel in electricity generation by a narrow margin.