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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 : 4/10

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history
Cash to Debt 0.20
ACI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. ACI: 0.20 )
ACI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.2

0
0.46
Equity to Asset 0.22
ACI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. ACI: 0.22 )
ACI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.22

0.09
0.5
F-Score: 1
Z-Score: 0.15
M-Score: -2.52
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 (%) -16.66
ACI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. ACI: -16.66 )
ACI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22   Max: 15.46
Current: -16.66

-22
15.46
Net-margin (%) -23.68
ACI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ACI: -23.68 )
ACI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.25   Max: 11.88
Current: -23.68

-22.25
11.88
ROE (%) -31.55
ACI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. ACI: -31.55 )
ACI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -80.58   Max: 21.74
Current: -31.55

-80.58
21.74
ROA (%) -7.73
ACI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.08 vs. ACI: -7.73 )
ACI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.19   Max: 9.36
Current: -7.73

-13.19
9.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -7.16
ACI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. ACI: -7.16 )
ACI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -9.5   Max: 16.67
Current: -7.16

-9.5
16.67
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.00
ACI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ACI: -10.00 )
ACI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.8   Max: 11.8
Current: -10

-10.8
11.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ACI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 50,865 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 320,000 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 13,880 sh (+77.72%)
Jim Chanos 2,498,200 sh (+9.7%)
Chuck Royce 111,518 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 10,879,367 sh (-7.35%)
Tom Gayner 246,000 sh (-37.88%)
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Q1 2014

ACI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 1,912,340 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 111,518 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 13,880 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Tom Gayner Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 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
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
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ACI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Schneider 2014-09-30 Reduce -9.25%0.42%$2.08 - $3.62 $ 1.78-41%10218572
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Add 69.26%$2.08 - $3.62 $ 1.78-41%23707
Arnold Schneider 2014-06-30 Add 20.54%0.77%$3.23 - $5.18 $ 1.78-57%11259586
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy$3.23 - $5.18 $ 1.78-57%14006
John Keeley 2014-06-30 New Buy$3.23 - $5.18 $ 1.78-57%21926
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Sold Out $3.23 - $5.18 $ 1.78-57%0
Arnold Schneider 2014-03-31 Reduce -14.14%0.62%$3.89 - $4.81 $ 1.78-58%9341167
Tom Gayner 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$3.89 - $4.81 $ 1.78-58%0
Arnold Schneider 2013-12-31 Reduce -7.35%0.32%$3.75 - $4.65 $ 1.78-58%10879367
Tom Gayner 2013-12-31 Reduce -37.88%0.02%$3.75 - $4.65 $ 1.78-58%246000
NWQ Managers 2013-12-31 Sold Out $3.75 - $4.65 $ 1.78-58%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 77.72%$3.75 - $4.65 $ 1.78-58%13880
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Ratios

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history
P/B 0.20
ACI's P/B is ranked higher than
94% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. ACI: 0.20 )
ACI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 6.19
Current: 0.2

0.16
6.19
P/S 0.13
ACI's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. ACI: 0.13 )
ACI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 3.89
Current: 0.13

0.11
3.89
EV-to-EBIT -9.26
ACI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ACI: -9.26 )
ACI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -21.5   Max: 88.9
Current: -9.26

-21.5
88.9
Current Ratio 2.97
ACI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. ACI: 2.97 )
ACI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 3.65
Current: 2.97

0.73
3.65
Quick Ratio 2.59
ACI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. ACI: 2.59 )
ACI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.11
Current: 2.59

0.54
3.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.56
ACI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. ACI: 0.56 )
ACI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 6.11
Current: 0.56

0.3
6.11
Dividend growth (3y) -32.50
ACI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. ACI: -32.50 )
ACI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -32.5   Max: 28.6
Current: -32.5

-32.5
28.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.14
ACI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
94% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. ACI: 0.14 )
ACI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.14

0.07
1.46
Share Buyback Rate -9.10
ACI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
62% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. ACI: -9.10 )
ACI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -1.5   Max: -26.2
Current: -9.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.20
ACI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
96% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ACI: 0.20 )
ACI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 13.97
Current: 0.2

0.23
13.97
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.21
ACI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ACI: 0.21 )
ACI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 53.92
Current: 0.21

0.25
53.92
Price/Median PS Value 0.10
ACI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. ACI: 0.10 )
ACI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 3.26
Current: 0.1

0.12
3.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -10.80
ACI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ACI: -10.80 )
ACI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 15.2
Current: -10.8

1.1
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 37.68
ACI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 10.18 vs. ACI: 37.68 )
ACI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.7   Max: 18.1
Current: 37.68

-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. It has three reportable business segments, which are based on the major coal producing basins 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 we 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 primarily 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. The most important factors on which the Company competes are coal quality, delivered costs to the customer and the reliability of supply. 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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