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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 0.03
WLB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. WLB: 0.03 )
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: 0.03
Equity to Asset -0.28
WLB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. WLB: -0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WLB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.32  Med: -0.16 Max: 0.19
Current: -0.28
-0.32
0.19
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.33
M-Score: -2.81
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.41
WLB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. WLB: -0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WLB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.17  Med: 0.62 Max: 4.81
Current: -0.41
-7.17
4.81
Net-margin (%) -9.84
WLB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -2.06 vs. WLB: -9.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WLB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.44  Med: -3.59 Max: -0.1
Current: -9.84
-15.44
-0.1
ROA (%) -7.77
WLB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -1.72 vs. WLB: -7.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WLB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.41  Med: -2.42 Max: -0.07
Current: -7.77
-12.41
-0.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -3.65
WLB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WLB: -3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.3  Med: 1.41 Max: 6.4
Current: -3.65
-12.3
6.4
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 22.60
WLB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -8.10 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: 6.25 Max: 57.6
Current: 22.6
-10.8
57.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -36.00
WLB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -12.20 vs. WLB: -36.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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
91% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -25.60 vs. WLB: 60.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.9  Med: 20.40 Max: 60.8
Current: 60.8
-59.9
60.8
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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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Jim Simons 705,300 sh (+1.44%)
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Q3 2015

WLB Guru Trades in Q3 2015

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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

Ratios

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industry
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history
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 0.08
WLB's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. WLB: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WLB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.08
0.05
0.83
POCF 3.42
WLB's POCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 7.21 vs. WLB: 3.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WLB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 3.36 Max: 25
Current: 3.42
0.86
25
EV-to-EBITDA 10.79
WLB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
50% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 10.79 vs. WLB: 10.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WLB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 10.00 Max: 127.7
Current: 10.79
4.5
127.7
Current Ratio 1.12
WLB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. WLB: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WLB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.98 Max: 2.53
Current: 1.12
0.37
2.53
Quick Ratio 0.75
WLB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. WLB: 0.75 )
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: 0.75
0.28
2.53
Days Inventory 42.44
WLB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 37.63 vs. WLB: 42.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WLB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.56  Med: 24.05 Max: 35.25
Current: 42.44
20.56
35.25
Days Sales Outstanding 38.75
WLB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 51.67 vs. WLB: 38.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WLB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.46  Med: 37.34 Max: 51.38
Current: 38.75
28.46
51.38
Days Payable 42.46
WLB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
58% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 53.07 vs. WLB: 42.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WLB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.41  Med: 42.44 Max: 60.64
Current: 42.46
38.41
60.64

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.26
WLB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. WLB: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WLB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.24 Max: 5.05
Current: 0.26
0.26
5.05
Price/Graham Number 0.09
WLB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
87% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. WLB: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WLB' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.74 Max: 8.9
Current: 0.09
0.14
8.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -2.90
WLB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. WLB: -2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 2.60 Max: 9
Current: -2.9
0.7
9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.84
WLB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -19.71 vs. WLB: 10.84 )
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: -4.2  Med: 18.70 Max: 42.1
Current: 10.84
-4.2
42.1

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1380
EPS $ -7.71
Beta0.12
Short Percentage of Float29.03%
52-Week Range $3.44 - 30.92
Shares Outstanding(Mil)18.06

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) -5.69 -0.82
EPS without NRI($) -5.69 -0.82

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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