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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.05
WLB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. WLB: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WLB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.13 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset -0.22
WLB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. WLB: -0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WLB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.32  Med: -0.16 Max: 0.19
Current: -0.22
-0.32
0.19
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.31
M-Score: -1.93
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) -3.26
WLB's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. WLB: -3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WLB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -73  Med: 2.32 Max: 51.07
Current: -3.26
-73
51.07
Net-margin (%) -12.62
WLB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.06 vs. WLB: -12.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WLB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -65.99  Med: -1.40 Max: 63.57
Current: -12.62
-65.99
63.57
ROA (%) -10.02
WLB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.56 vs. WLB: -10.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WLB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.41  Med: -0.85 Max: 23.88
Current: -10.02
-12.41
23.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -9.65
WLB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. WLB: -9.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -12.3  Med: 5.39 Max: 116.73
Current: -9.65
-12.3
116.73
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 22.60
WLB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -8.20 vs. WLB: 22.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.8  Med: 5.00 Max: 57.6
Current: 22.6
-10.8
57.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -36.00
WLB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. WLB: -36.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.1  Med: 2.15 Max: 55.9
Current: -36
-48.1
55.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 60.80
WLB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -30.80 vs. WLB: 60.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -74.4  Med: 17.60 Max: 60.8
Current: 60.8
-74.4
60.8
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

WLB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 677,298 sh (+103.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 36,599 sh (+32.22%)
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Q3 2014

WLB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 742,300 sh (+9.60%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,142 sh (-75.02%)
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Q4 2014

WLB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 635,500 sh (-14.39%)
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Q1 2015

WLB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 695,300 sh (+9.41%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
WLBPZ52.524.10Deposit.Shs Repr 1/4 of 8 1/2 % Cum.Conv.Exch.Red.Pfd Shs Series -A

Ratios

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Forward P/E 1666.67
WLB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 10.88 vs. WLB: 1666.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/S 0.20
WLB's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. WLB: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WLB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.2
0.1
0.86
POCF 14.15
WLB's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. WLB: 14.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WLB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 3.45 Max: 30.5
Current: 14.15
0.86
30.5
Current Ratio 1.17
WLB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. WLB: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WLB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.53
Current: 1.17
0.37
2.53
Quick Ratio 0.79
WLB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WLB: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WLB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.77 Max: 2.53
Current: 0.79
0.28
2.53
Days Inventory 39.10
WLB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 35.81 vs. WLB: 39.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WLB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.99  Med: 22.74 Max: 35.25
Current: 39.1
2.99
35.25
Days Sales Outstanding 43.04
WLB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 56.32 vs. WLB: 43.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WLB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 8.63  Med: 34.73 Max: 51.38
Current: 43.04
8.63
51.38

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.62
WLB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. WLB: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WLB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.20 Max: 4.89
Current: 0.62
0.18
4.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -5.97
WLB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. WLB: -5.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.28  Med: 2.90 Max: 9.1
Current: -5.97
-6.28
9.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 0.22
WLB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -15.97 vs. WLB: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WLB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -6  Med: 18.20 Max: 42.6
Current: 0.22
-6
42.6

Business Description

Industry: Coal » Coal
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Traded in other countries:WME.Germany,
Westmoreland Coal Co was incorporated as Delaware Corporation in 1910. The Company is an energy company with six surface coal mines in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and Texas, and two coal-fired power-generating units in North Carolina. It primarily engages in the production and sale of sub-bituminous coal and lignite to plants that generate electricity. The Company's operating segments are coal and power segments. Coal segment concentrates on niche coal markets. As of December 31, 2013, approximately three-fourths of its coal production was mine mouth, sold under long-term coal contracts to neighboring power plants. The remaining coal production was sold on the open market, where the Company uses its logistical advantages to deliver its coal via truck and rail transportation. Two-thirds of its coal production comes from its sub-bituminous coal reserves located in the Northern Powder River Basin and southwestern Wyoming, as of December 31, 2013. The remaining third of its production is lignite. In 2013, it sold 24.9 million tons of coal. The power segment is involved in the production of electricity. The Company owns two coal-fired power-generating units in Weldon, North Carolina with a total capacity of approximately 230 megawatts, which the Company refers to collectively as ROVA. It built ROVA, which commenced operations in 1994, as a Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act co-generation facility to supply Dominion North Carolina Power. ROVA is held by its wholly-owned subsidiary Westmoreland Partners. ROVA purchases coal under long-term contracts from coal suppliers with identified reserves located in Central Appalachia, with contracts expiring in 2014 and 2015. The Company's Kemmerer Mine is owned by its subsidiary Westmoreland Kemmerer, Inc., or Kemmerer. The Company's Absaloka Mine is owned by its wholly owned subsidiary Westmoreland Resources, Inc., or WRI. For its open market coal sales, the Company competes with many other suppliers of coal to provide fuel to power plants. The Company is subject to extensive regulation by federal, state, provincial and local authorities.
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LF Partners Letter To Westmoreland Coal Management Jul 29 2015 
Westmoreland Coal Co Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 05 2010 
Westmoreland Coal Co Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 09 2010 
Westmoreland Coal Co Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 10 2010 

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