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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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Cash to Debt 0.03
WLB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 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
91% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 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
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.19
M-Score: -3.17
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 (%) -6.11
WLB's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.22 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
56% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -3.29 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
61% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -3.34 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
64% of the 160 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
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 22.60
WLB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -13.30 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: 7.5 Max: 57.5
Current: 22.6
-10.8
57.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -59.80
WLB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -15.80 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: 1.4 Max: 56.1
Current: -59.8
-59.8
56.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 165.10
WLB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -17.70 vs. WLB: 165.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 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: 2017-03-08)


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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

WLB Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 77,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 300,400 sh (-32.17%)
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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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Business Description

Industry: Coal » Coal
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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

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Ratios

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Forward P/E 117.65
WLB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 11 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 11.31 vs. WLB: 117.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/S 0.26
WLB's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. WLB: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WLB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.26
0.05
0.79
PFCF 6.52
WLB's PFCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 11.21 vs. WLB: 6.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WLB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 6.5 Max: 90.46
Current: 6.52
1.85
90.46
POCF 3.48
WLB's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. WLB: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WLB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 3.01 Max: 23.86
Current: 3.48
0.85
23.86
EV-to-EBITDA 31.05
WLB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
75% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 14.31 vs. WLB: 31.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WLB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 10.1 Max: 413.2
Current: 31.05
4.5
413.2
Current Ratio 0.89
WLB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 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
75% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 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
59% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 38.09 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
59% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 51.95 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 80 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/Median PS Value 0.86
WLB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WLB: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WLB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.19 Max: 5.6
Current: 0.86
0.21
5.6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -5.32
WLB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. WLB: -5.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.4  Med: 2.85 Max: 9
Current: -5.32
-5.4
9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -25.93
WLB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -23.23 vs. WLB: -25.93 )
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: -25.93  Med: 17.1 Max: 42.7
Current: -25.93
-25.93
42.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,422
EPS (TTM) $ -6.20
Short Percentage of Float5.40%
52-Week Range $3.44 - 18.05
Shares Outstanding (Mil)18.57

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,472 1,490 1,435
EPS ($) 0.18 0.15 -1.80
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.18 0.15 -1.80
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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