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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 0.18
ACI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
69% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. ACI: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ACI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.18
0
0.46
Equity to Asset 0.19
ACI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. ACI: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ACI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.19
0.09
0.5
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.22
M-Score: -3.11
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -3.34
ACI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ACI: -3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ACI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22  Med: 4.60 Max: 15.46
Current: -3.34
-22
15.46
Net-margin (%) -19.02
ACI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.07 vs. ACI: -19.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ACI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.25  Med: 1.58 Max: 11.88
Current: -19.02
-22.25
11.88
ROE (%) -29.36
ACI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -1.77 vs. ACI: -29.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ACI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -80.58  Med: 3.37 Max: 21.74
Current: -29.36
-80.58
21.74
ROA (%) -6.39
ACI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.73 vs. ACI: -6.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ACI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.19  Med: 1.21 Max: 9.36
Current: -6.39
-13.19
9.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.33
ACI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.33 vs. ACI: -1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ACI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -18.41  Med: 4.74 Max: 19.54
Current: -1.33
-18.41
19.54
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -14.90
ACI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -8.00 vs. ACI: -14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.9  Med: 1.50 Max: 11.8
Current: -14.9
-14.9
11.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -35.10
ACI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -17.10 vs. ACI: -35.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -35.1  Med: 4.00 Max: 36.8
Current: -35.1
-35.1
36.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ACI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Keeley 21,926 sh (New)
John Burbank 14,006 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 11,259,586 sh (+20.54%)
First Eagle Investment 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%)
T Boone Pickens Sold Out
Jim Chanos 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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Q1 2015

ACI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 250,200 sh (New)
John Keeley 20,000 sh (-1.97%)
Arnold Schneider 183,709 sh (-97.87%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.05
ACI's P/B is ranked higher than
97% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. ACI: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ACI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.71 Max: 6.19
Current: 0.05
0.05
6.19
P/S 0.03
ACI's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. ACI: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ACI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.19 Max: 3.89
Current: 0.03
0.03
3.89
POCF 38.00
ACI's POCF is ranked lower than
86% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 8.88 vs. ACI: 38.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ACI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.32  Med: 8.92 Max: 110
Current: 38
2.32
110
Current Ratio 2.93
ACI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. ACI: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ACI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.20 Max: 3.65
Current: 2.93
0.73
3.65
Quick Ratio 2.47
ACI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. ACI: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ACI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.90 Max: 3.11
Current: 2.47
0.54
3.11
Days Inventory 32.69
ACI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 37.55 vs. ACI: 32.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ACI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 14.75  Med: 21.14 Max: 43.14
Current: 32.69
14.75
43.14
Days Sales Outstanding 25.15
ACI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 59.03 vs. ACI: 25.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ACI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.83  Med: 33.04 Max: 55.4
Current: 25.15
23.83
55.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 2.07
ACI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. ACI: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ACI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.45 Max: 6.11
Current: 2.07
0.3
6.11
Dividend growth (3y) -71.50
ACI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
74% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -14.70 vs. ACI: -71.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ACI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -71.5  Med: 0.00 Max: 28.6
Current: -71.5
-71.5
28.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.09
ACI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
96% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. ACI: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ACI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.26
Current: 0.09
0.01
0.26
Share Buyback Rate -3.60
ACI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. ACI: -3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ACI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -1.5  Med: -9.00 Max: -26.2
Current: -3.6

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.05
ACI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
97% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. ACI: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ACI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.79 Max: 13.97
Current: 0.05
0.14
13.97
Price/Projected FCF 0.05
ACI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ACI: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ACI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 2.84 Max: 53.92
Current: 0.05
0.15
53.92
Price/Median PS Value 0.02
ACI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. ACI: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ACI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.62 Max: 3.34
Current: 0.02
0.06
3.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -2.00
ACI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. ACI: -2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ACI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 4.40 Max: 15.2
Current: -2
1.1
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 231.40
ACI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -15.55 vs. ACI: 231.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ACI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -2.7  Med: 7.10 Max: 18.1
Current: 231.4
-2.7
18.1

Business Description

Industry: Coal » Coal
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Traded in other countries:ACI.Mexico, ACC.Germany,
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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