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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.19
ACI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. ACI: 0.19 )
ACI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.19

0
0.36
Equity to Asset 0.20
ACI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. ACI: 0.20 )
ACI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.2

0.1
0.48
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.24
M-Score: -2.76
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -3.34
ACI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ACI: -3.34 )
ACI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22   Max: 15.46
Current: -3.34

-22
15.46
Net-margin (%) -19.02
ACI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. ACI: -19.02 )
ACI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.25   Max: 11.88
Current: -19.02

-22.25
11.88
ROE (%) -29.36
ACI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. ACI: -29.36 )
ACI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -80.58   Max: 21.74
Current: -29.36

-80.58
21.74
ROA (%) -6.39
ACI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.01 vs. ACI: -6.39 )
ACI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.19   Max: 9.36
Current: -6.39

-13.19
9.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.45
ACI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.01 vs. ACI: -1.45 )
ACI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -9.5   Max: 16.67
Current: -1.45

-9.5
16.67
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -14.90
ACI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. ACI: -14.90 )
ACI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.9   Max: 11.8
Current: -14.9

-14.9
11.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -35.10
ACI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -15.30 vs. ACI: -35.10 )
ACI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -35.1   Max: 36.8
Current: -35.1

-35.1
36.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

ACI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 1,912,340 sh (New)
T Boone Pickens 754,315 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 13,880 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 111,518 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Tom Gayner Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 9,341,167 sh (-14.14%)
Jim Chanos 2,091,940 sh (-16.26%)
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Q2 2014

ACI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 14,006 sh (New)
John Keeley 21,926 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 11,259,586 sh (+20.54%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
T Boone Pickens 692,039 sh (-8.26%)
Jim Chanos 1,812,020 sh (-13.38%)
Chuck Royce 87,418 sh (-21.61%)
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Q3 2014

ACI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 23,707 sh (+69.26%)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
T Boone Pickens Sold Out
John Keeley 21,401 sh (-2.39%)
Arnold Schneider 10,218,572 sh (-9.25%)
Chuck Royce 62,218 sh (-28.83%)
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Q4 2014

ACI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Arnold Schneider 8,644,844 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
John Keeley 20,401 sh (-4.67%)
Arnold Schneider 8,644,844 sh (-15.40%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.10
ACI's P/B is ranked higher than
97% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ACI: 0.10 )
ACI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 6.19
Current: 0.1

0.1
6.19
P/S 0.07
ACI's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. ACI: 0.07 )
ACI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 3.89
Current: 0.07

0.06
3.89
Current Ratio 2.97
ACI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. ACI: 2.97 )
ACI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 3.65
Current: 2.97

0.84
3.65
Quick Ratio 2.60
ACI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. ACI: 2.60 )
ACI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 3.11
Current: 2.6

0.62
3.11
Days Inventory 32.69
ACI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
79% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 45.04 vs. ACI: 32.69 )
ACI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 14.75   Max: 43.14
Current: 32.69

14.75
43.14
Days Sales Outstanding 25.15
ACI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 79.27 vs. ACI: 25.15 )
ACI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.83   Max: 55.4
Current: 25.15

23.83
55.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.00
ACI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. ACI: 1.00 )
ACI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 6.11
Current: 1

0.3
6.11
Dividend growth (3y) -71.50
ACI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
64% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 vs. ACI: -71.50 )
ACI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -71.5   Max: 28.6
Current: -71.5

-71.5
28.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.04
ACI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
93% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. ACI: 0.04 )
ACI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.04

0.01
0.26
Share Buyback Rate -3.60
ACI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. ACI: -3.60 )
ACI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -1.5   Max: -26.2
Current: -3.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.10
ACI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
98% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. ACI: 0.10 )
ACI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 13.97
Current: 0.1

0.23
13.97
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.20
ACI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ACI: 0.20 )
ACI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 15.55
Current: 0.2

0.28
15.55
Price/Median PS Value 0.10
ACI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ACI: 0.10 )
ACI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.22
Current: 0.1

0.11
2.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -3.50
ACI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. ACI: -3.50 )
ACI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -3.5   Max: 15.2
Current: -3.5

-3.5
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 73.01
ACI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -5.89 vs. ACI: 73.01 )
ACI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.7   Max: 18.1
Current: 73.01

-2.7
18.1

Business Description

Industry: Coal » Coal
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Traded in other countries:ACC.Germany, ACI.Mexico,
Arch Coal Inc a Delaware corporation was organized in 1969. The Company is a coal producer in the United States. The Company's business segments are based on the coal producing basis in which the Company operates. Its operating segments include the Powder River Basin segment, with operations in Wyoming and the Appalachia segment. These geographically distinct areas are characterized by geology, coal transportation routes to consumers, regulatory environments and coal quality. The Powder River Basin is segment, with operations in Wyoming; and the Appalachia (APP) segment, with operations in West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland and Virginia. The Powder River Basin is segment: The Company acquired the coal assets of Atlantic Richfield Company, which it refer to as ARCO. This acquisition included the Black Thunder and Coal Creek mines in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, the West Elk mine in Colorado and a 65% interest in Canyon Fuel Company, which operated three mines in Utah. The Appalachia region is further divided into north, central and southern regions. Central Appalachia includes eastern Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and southern West Virginia. Northern Appalachia includes Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. Southern Appalachia covers Alabama. The Company's underground mines are typically operated using one or both of two different techniques: longwall mining and room-and-pillar mining. Longwall mining involves using mechanical shearers to extract coal from long rectangular blocks of medium to thick seams. Room-and-pillar mining is effective for small blocks of thin coal seams. It sells all of its coal to power plants, steel mills and industrial facilities. The Company's sales, marketing and trading force is mainly based in St. Louis, Missouri and consists of sales and trading personnel, transportation and distribution personnel, quality control personnel and contract administration personnel. Its main domestic competitors include Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., Cloud Peak Energy, CONSOL Energy Inc., Patriot Coal Corporation, Peabody Energy Corp. and Walter Energy, Inc. Federal, state and local authorities regulate the U.S. coal mining industry with respect to matters such as employee health and safety and the environment, including protection of air quality, water quality, wetlands, special status species of plants and animals, land uses, cultural and historic properties and other environmental resources identified during the permitting process.
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