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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 0.02
WLB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. WLB: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WLB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.12 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset -0.31
WLB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. WLB: -0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WLB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.4  Med: -0.16 Max: 0.23
Current: -0.31
-0.4
0.23
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.07
M-Score: -3.12
WACC vs ROIC
8.96%
-25.37%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -9.27
WLB's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -1.28 vs. WLB: -9.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WLB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.38  Med: 0.48 Max: 4.81
Current: -9.27
-9.38
4.81
Net-margin (%) -11.55
WLB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -3.82 vs. WLB: -11.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WLB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.44  Med: -5.25 Max: -0.1
Current: -11.55
-15.44
-0.1
ROA (%) -9.35
WLB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -2.97 vs. WLB: -9.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WLB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.47  Med: -3.14 Max: -0.07
Current: -9.35
-12.47
-0.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -13.89
WLB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -1.05 vs. WLB: -13.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.81  Med: -0.78 Max: 6.4
Current: -13.89
-14.81
6.4
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 22.60
WLB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -12.80 vs. WLB: 22.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.8  Med: 7.90 Max: 59
Current: 22.6
-10.8
59
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -59.80
WLB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -17.40 vs. WLB: -59.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.8  Med: 2.90 Max: 78.8
Current: -59.8
-59.8
78.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 164.70
WLB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -15.40 vs. WLB: 164.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.9  Med: -10.40 Max: 164.7
Current: 164.7
-59.9
164.7
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Preferred stocks of Westmoreland Coal Co

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
WLBPZ52.524.10Deposit.Shs Repr 1/4 of 8 1/2 % Cum.Conv.Exch.Red.Pfd Shs Series -A

Business Description

Industry: Coal » Coal
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Traded in other countries:WME.Germany,
Westmoreland Coal Co is an energy company. The Company's main activities are the production and sale of coal from its mines in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and Texas; and the ownership of power plants in North Carolina.

Westmoreland Coal Co was incorporated as Delaware Corporation in 1910. The Company is an energy company with twelve surface coal mines in the U.S. and Canada. It is engaged in the production and sale of sub-bituminous coal and lignite to plants that generate electricity. The Company's operating segments are Coal - U.S., Coal - Canada, Coal - WMLP and Power. Coal segment concentrates on niche coal markets. 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. The remaining third of its production is lignite. 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. 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.

Top Ranked Articles about Westmoreland Coal Co

Francis Chou Takes Stake in Valeant, Coal Company [update] Chou made two large buys during the quarter
Update: Chou refiled his first-quarter 13F on May 18. The position in Westmoreland Coal Co., previously reported as representing 35.4% of his portfolio, did not appear on the new 13F filing. - GuruFocus editorial Read more...

Ratios

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history
P/S 0.12
WLB's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. WLB: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WLB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.12
0.05
0.79
POCF 2.72
WLB's POCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. WLB: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WLB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 3.17 Max: 23.86
Current: 2.72
0.85
23.86
EV-to-EBITDA 421.50
WLB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
100% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WLB: 421.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WLB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 9.80 Max: 420.7
Current: 421.5
4.5
420.7
Current Ratio 0.92
WLB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. WLB: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WLB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.53
Current: 0.92
0.37
2.53
Quick Ratio 0.56
WLB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WLB: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WLB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.77 Max: 2.53
Current: 0.56
0.28
2.53
Days Inventory 43.26
WLB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 37.33 vs. WLB: 43.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WLB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.38  Med: 24.51 Max: 40.74
Current: 43.26
22.38
40.74
Days Sales Outstanding 39.29
WLB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 53.55 vs. WLB: 39.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WLB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.64  Med: 37.34 Max: 51.38
Current: 39.29
33.64
51.38

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.42
WLB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. WLB: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WLB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.20 Max: 5.41
Current: 0.42
0.2
5.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -9.80
WLB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. WLB: -9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 2.80 Max: 9
Current: -9.8
0.7
9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -16.90
WLB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -21.01 vs. WLB: -16.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WLB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.9  Med: 18.20 Max: 42.6
Current: -16.9
-16.9
42.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,394
EPS (TTM) $ -8.96
Beta0.29
Short Percentage of Float11.09%
52-Week Range $3.44 - 23.28
Shares Outstanding (Mil)18.54

Analyst Estimate

Dec16
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -2.10
EPS w/o NRI ($) -2.10
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Francis Chou Takes Stake in Valeant, Coal Company May 13 2016 
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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Westmoreland Issues Open Letter to Shareholders Nov 06 2015
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Westmoreland Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results, Updates Full Year Guidance Oct 23 2015
Westmoreland Schedules Investor Conference Call for October 23, 2015 Oct 13 2015
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Westmoreland’s Jewett Mine Wins Safety and Reclamation Award Aug 31 2015
Westmoreland Completes Contribution of Kemmerer Mine to Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP Aug 04 2015
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Westmoreland reports 2Q loss Jul 24 2015
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