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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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Cash to Debt 0.15
WLB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. WLB: 0.15 )
WLB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.15

Equity to Asset -0.17
WLB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. WLB: -0.17 )
WLB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.32   Max: 0.23
Current: -0.17

-0.32
0.23
Interest Coverage 0.64
WLB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 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: 4
Z-Score: 0.33
M-Score: -2.24
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 (%) -5.30
WLB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. WLB: -5.30 )
WLB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -73   Max: 51.07
Current: -5.3

-73
51.07
Net-margin (%) -13.89
WLB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. WLB: -13.89 )
WLB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -65.99   Max: 63.57
Current: -13.89

-65.99
63.57
ROA (%) -10.54
WLB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. WLB: -10.54 )
WLB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.09   Max: 23.88
Current: -10.54

-6.09
23.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -8.46
WLB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. WLB: -8.46 )
WLB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.06   Max: 76.3
Current: -8.46

-7.06
76.3
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.20
WLB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. WLB: -0.20 )
WLB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.8   Max: 57.6
Current: -0.2

-10.8
57.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.90
WLB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -11.70 vs. WLB: 2.90 )
WLB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.1   Max: 55.9
Current: 2.9

-48.1
55.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 35.20
WLB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. WLB: 35.20 )
WLB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -74.4   Max: 43.7
Current: 35.2

-74.4
43.7
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

WLB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 159,384 sh (+48.64%)
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Q1 2014

WLB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 27,681 sh (New)
Jim Simons 333,299 sh (+109.12%)
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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 (+9.6%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,142 sh (-75.02%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WLB

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -75.02%0.01%$35.61 - $44.22 $ 26.27-36%9142
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 32.22%$26.68 - $36.98 $ 26.27-15%36599
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$18.88 - $29.06 $ 26.2717%27681
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Preferred stocks of Westmoreland Coal Co

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WLBPZ52.524.05Deposit.Shs Repr 1/4 of 8 1/2 % Cum.Conv.Exch.Red.Pfd Shs Series -A

Ratios

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P/S 0.40
WLB's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WLB: 0.40 )
WLB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.4

0.1
0.86
PFCF 24.60
WLB's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WLB: 24.60 )
WLB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 165.56
Current: 24.6

1.86
165.56
POCF 6.70
WLB's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WLB: 6.70 )
WLB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 30.5
Current: 6.7

0.86
30.5
EV-to-EBIT -22.04
WLB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WLB: -22.04 )
WLB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -667.3   Max: 561.1
Current: -22.04

-667.3
561.1
Current Ratio 1.32
WLB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. WLB: 1.32 )
WLB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.53
Current: 1.32

0.37
2.53
Quick Ratio 0.96
WLB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. WLB: 0.96 )
WLB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 2.53
Current: 0.96

0.28
2.53
Days Inventory 34.49
WLB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
79% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 43.45 vs. WLB: 34.49 )
WLB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.99   Max: 26.49
Current: 34.49

2.99
26.49
Days Sales Outstanding 51.69
WLB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 57.31 vs. WLB: 51.69 )
WLB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 8.63   Max: 51.38
Current: 51.69

8.63
51.38

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.24
WLB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. WLB: 1.24 )
WLB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 4.67
Current: 1.24

0.17
4.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -4.50
WLB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. WLB: -4.50 )
WLB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 9.1
Current: -4.5

0.2
9.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.73
WLB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. WLB: 14.73 )
WLB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.1   Max: 42.6
Current: 14.73

-5.1
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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Westmoreland Coal Co Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 05 2010 
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