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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.20
WLB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. WLB: 0.20 )
WLB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.2

Equity to Asset -0.20
WLB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. WLB: -0.20 )
WLB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.32   Max: 0.22
Current: -0.2

-0.32
0.22
Interest Coverage 0.64
WLB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. WLB: 0.64 )
WLB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 105.06
Current: 0.64

0.07
105.06
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.31
M-Score: -2.80
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 (%) 3.76
WLB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. WLB: 3.76 )
WLB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -73   Max: 51.07
Current: 3.76

-73
51.07
Net-margin (%) -0.70
WLB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. WLB: -0.70 )
WLB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -65.99   Max: 63.57
Current: -0.7

-65.99
63.57
ROA (%) -0.50
WLB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. WLB: -0.50 )
WLB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -51.7   Max: 24.9
Current: -0.5

-51.7
24.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.18
WLB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. WLB: 5.18 )
WLB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -159.62   Max: 77.13
Current: 5.18

-159.62
77.13
Revenue Growth (%) -0.20
WLB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WLB: -0.20 )
WLB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.2   Max: 57.6
Current: -0.2

-44.2
57.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.90
WLB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. WLB: 2.90 )
WLB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -48.1   Max: 55.9
Current: 2.9

-48.1
55.9
EPS Growth (%) 35.20
WLB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -4.60 vs. WLB: 35.20 )
WLB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -74.4   Max: 43.7
Current: 35.2

-74.4
43.7
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Preferred stocks of Westmoreland Coal Co

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
WLBPZ50.984.20Deposit.Shs Repr 1/4 of 8 1/2 % Cum.Conv.Exch.Red.Pfd Shs Series -A

Ratios

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P/S 0.60
WLB's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. WLB: 0.60 )
WLB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.6

0.1
0.86
PFCF 8.60
WLB's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. WLB: 8.60 )
WLB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 165.56
Current: 8.6

1.86
165.56
EV-to-EBIT 28.60
WLB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. WLB: 28.60 )
WLB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.3   Max: 556.7
Current: 28.6

11.3
556.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 2.00
WLB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. WLB: 2.00 )
WLB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.91
Current: 2

0.17
2.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.50
WLB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
50% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. WLB: 3.50 )
WLB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 8.8
Current: 3.5

0.2
8.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 23.91
WLB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.81 vs. WLB: 23.91 )
WLB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.4   Max: 35.6
Current: 23.91

-3.4
35.6

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. It began mining in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1854 as a Pennsylvania corporation. 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 operations are segmented into two - Coal and power segments. Coal segment concentrates on niche coal markets. The Company sells almost all of coal and electricity production under long-term agreements. As of December 31, 2012, the company had total proven or probable coal reserves of approximately 552.8 million tons. The power segment is involved in the production of electricity. The company operates 2 coal-fired power generating units with a total capacity of approximately 230 megawatts in Weldon, North Carolina. The Coal segment competes with other suppliers of coal to provide fuel to power plants. Additionally, it competes with producers of alternative fuels used for electrical power generation, such as nuclear energy, natural gas, hydropower, petroleum and wind.

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