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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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Cash to Debt 0.23
ACI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. ACI: 0.23 )
ACI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.23

0
0.36
Equity to Asset 0.25
ACI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. ACI: 0.25 )
ACI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.25

0.1
0.48
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -0.04
M-Score: -3.02
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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history
Operating margin (%) -22.00
ACI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. ACI: -22.00 )
ACI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22   Max: 15.46
Current: -22

-22
15.46
Net-margin (%) -21.29
ACI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. ACI: -21.29 )
ACI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.25   Max: 11.88
Current: -21.29

-22.25
11.88
ROE (%) -28.48
ACI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. ACI: -28.48 )
ACI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -143.51   Max: 25.27
Current: -28.48

-143.51
25.27
ROA (%) -7.14
ACI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. ACI: -7.14 )
ACI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.85   Max: 8.91
Current: -7.14

-14.85
8.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -9.61
ACI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. ACI: -9.61 )
ACI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -9.85   Max: 15.95
Current: -9.61

-9.85
15.95
Revenue Growth (%) -10.00
ACI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. ACI: -10.00 )
ACI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.8   Max: 11.8
Current: -10

-10.8
11.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ACI Guru Trades in Q1 2013

T Boone Pickens 650,000 sh (+175.08%)
Arnold Schneider 8,995,286 sh (+13.95%)
Chuck Royce 111,518 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 56,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen 47,595 sh (-31.2%)
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Q2 2013

ACI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

NWQ Managers 38,050 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 396,000 sh (+607.14%)
Steven Cohen 268,857 sh (+464.88%)
Arnold Schneider 11,655,718 sh (+29.58%)
Chuck Royce 111,518 sh (unchged)
T Boone Pickens Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
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Q3 2013

ACI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,810 sh (New)
Jim Chanos 2,277,333 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 11,742,344 sh (+0.74%)
Tom Gayner 396,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 111,518 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
NWQ Managers 33,375 sh (-12.29%)
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Q4 2013

ACI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 320,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 50,865 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ACI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Tom Gayner 2013-12-31 Reduce -37.88%0.02%$3.75 - $4.65 $ 5.0119%246000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 77.72%$3.75 - $4.65 $ 5.0119%13880
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 New Buy$3.65 - $5.11 $ 5.0115%7810
Tom Gayner 2013-06-30 Add 607.14%0.05%$3.6 - $5.6 $ 5.013%396000
George Soros 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.23%$4.9 - $7.82 $ 5.01-19%0
George Soros 2012-12-31 New Buy0.23%$6.2 - $8.66 $ 5.01-31%2594200
Tom Gayner 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$6.2 - $8.66 $ 5.01-31%56000
David Dreman 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$5.27 - $7.91 $ 5.01-25%0
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.25%$10.67 - $15.71 $ 5.01-60%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 237.1%0.18%$15.2 - $28.61 $ 5.01-77%1166475
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-06-30 Sold Out $24.59 - $35.55 $ 5.01-83%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-03-31 Add 53.58%0.07%$31.61 - $35.99 $ 5.01-85%1058200
David Dreman 2011-03-31 Reduce -20.23%0.03%$31.61 - $35.99 $ 5.01-85%189903
George Soros 2011-03-31 Sold Out $31.61 - $35.99 $ 5.01-85%0
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Ratios

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P/B 0.50
ACI's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. ACI: 0.50 )
ACI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 6.19
Current: 0.5

0.29
6.19
P/S 0.40
ACI's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. ACI: 0.40 )
ACI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 3.89
Current: 0.4

0.22
3.89
EV-to-EBIT 12.80
ACI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. ACI: 12.80 )
ACI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 110.9
Current: 12.8

6.6
110.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 2.00
ACI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. ACI: 2.00 )
ACI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 6.11
Current: 2

0.3
6.11
Dividend growth (3y) -32.50
ACI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
55% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 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) 0.48
ACI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
96% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. ACI: 0.48 )
ACI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.48

0.07
1.46
Share Buyback Rate -9.10
ACI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -8.10 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 0.50
ACI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ACI: 0.50 )
ACI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 4.96
Current: 0.5

0.42
4.96
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
ACI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. ACI: 0.50 )
ACI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 21.16
Current: 0.5

0.4
21.16
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
ACI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. ACI: 0.30 )
ACI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.21
Current: 0.3

0.19
2.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.80
ACI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. ACI: 7.80 )
ACI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 15.2
Current: 7.8

0.9
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.85
ACI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.81 vs. ACI: 15.85 )
ACI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -21.2   Max: 13.1
Current: 15.85

-21.2
13.1

Business Description

Industry: Coal » Coal
Compare:CNX, BTU, CSUAY, YZC, ITAYY » details
Traded in other countries:ACC.Germany
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, the Western Bituminous segment 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 located in northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana. The coal from surface operations in this region has very low sulfur content and a low heat value compared to the other regions in which it operates. The price of Powder River Basin coal is generally less than that of coal produced in other regions because Powder River Basin coal exists in greater abundance is easier to mine and thus has a lower cost of production. In addition, Powder River Basin coal is generally lower in heat value, which requires some electric power generation facilities to blend it with higher Btu coal or retrofit some existing coal plants to accommodate lower Btu coal. The Western Bituminous region includes western Colorado, eastern Utah and southern Wyoming. Central Appalachia includes eastern Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and southern West Virginia. Coal it mines from both surface and underground mines in this region generally has a high heat value and low sulfur content. In addition, the Company might sell a portion of the coal it produces in the Central Appalachia region as metallurgical coal, which has high heat content, low expansion pressure, low sulfur content and various other chemical attributes. It operates approximately 32 active mines located in each of the major low-sulfur coal-producing regions of the United States. It uses two methods of mining coal: surface mining and underground mining. It uses surface mining when coal is found close to the surface and uses underground mining methods when coal is located deep beneath the surface. 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 generally crushes the coal mined from its Powder River Basin mining complexes and ships it directly from its mines to the customer. 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 th

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