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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
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Cash-to-Debt 0.03
WLB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 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: 0.11 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03
Equity-to-Asset -0.34
WLB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. WLB: -0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WLB' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.4  Med: -0.17 Max: 0.19
Current: -0.34
-0.4
0.19
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 0.16
Beneish M-Score: -3.17
WACC vs ROIC
9.55%
-18.11%
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 : 5/10

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history
Operating Margin % -6.11
WLB's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
58% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.23 vs. WLB: -6.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WLB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.38  Med: -0.07 Max: 4.81
Current: -6.11
-9.38
4.81
Net Margin % -7.85
WLB's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
55% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -3.17 vs. WLB: -7.85 )
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: -7.85
-15.44
-0.1
ROA % -6.60
WLB's ROA % is ranked lower than
59% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -2.93 vs. WLB: -6.60 )
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: -6.6
-12.47
-0.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -9.16
WLB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.17 vs. WLB: -9.16 )
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: -9.16
-14.81
6.4
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 22.60
WLB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -14.70 vs. WLB: 22.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WLB' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.8  Med: 7.5 Max: 57.5
Current: 22.6
-10.8
57.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -59.80
WLB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
95% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -15.80 vs. WLB: -59.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WLB' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.8  Med: 1.4 Max: 56.1
Current: -59.8
-59.8
56.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 165.10
WLB's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. WLB: 165.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WLB' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.3  Med: 19.5 Max: 165.1
Current: 165.1
-60.3
165.1
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-06-08 Est.)


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Q1 2016

WLB Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 62,500 sh (-79.19%)
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Q2 2016

WLB Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 69,800 sh (+11.68%)
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Q3 2016

WLB Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 12,907 sh (New)
Jim Simons 115,200 sh (+65.04%)
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Q4 2016

WLB Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 332,700 sh (+188.80%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,362 sh (-4.22%)
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Business Description

Industry: Coal » Coal    NAICS: 212111    SIC: 1221
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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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PS Ratio 0.18
WLB's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. WLB: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WLB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.18
0.05
0.79
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 4.45
WLB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
82% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. WLB: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WLB' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 6.15 Max: 90.46
Current: 4.45
1.85
90.46
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 2.37
WLB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
90% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. WLB: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WLB' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 2.95 Max: 23.86
Current: 2.37
0.85
23.86
EV-to-EBIT -17.20
WLB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 19.68 vs. WLB: -17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WLB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -641.9  Med: -10.95 Max: 141.4
Current: -17.2
-641.9
141.4
EV-to-EBITDA 28.48
WLB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
67% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 16.35 vs. WLB: 28.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WLB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 10.2 Max: 413.2
Current: 28.48
4.5
413.2
Current Ratio 0.89
WLB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WLB: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WLB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.53
Current: 0.89
0.37
2.53
Quick Ratio 0.57
WLB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. WLB: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WLB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.76 Max: 2.53
Current: 0.57
0.28
2.53
Days Inventory 42.71
WLB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
58% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 38.02 vs. WLB: 42.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WLB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.58  Med: 24.51 Max: 42.71
Current: 42.71
22.58
42.71
Days Sales Outstanding 35.94
WLB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 48.85 vs. WLB: 35.94 )
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: 35.94
33.64
51.38

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -8.50
WLB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 vs. WLB: -8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WLB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.7  Med: -4.7 Max: -0.5
Current: -8.5
-12.7
-0.5

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.67
WLB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. WLB: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WLB' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.24 Max: 5.81
Current: 0.67
0.21
5.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -5.81
WLB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
71% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WLB: -5.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WLB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.81  Med: 2.9 Max: 9
Current: -5.81
-5.81
9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -23.16
WLB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -19.50 vs. WLB: -23.16 )
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: -25.9  Med: 17.1 Max: 42.7
Current: -23.16
-25.9
42.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,422
EPS (TTM) $ -6.20
Beta0.81
Short Percentage of Float2.48%
52-Week Range $6.15 - 19.92
Shares Outstanding (Mil)18.57

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,471 1,490 1,435
EPS ($) 0.06 -0.43 -1.80
EPS without NRI ($) 0.06 -0.43 -1.80
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

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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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