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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 0.15
WLT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. WLT: 0.15 )
WLT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.74
Current: 0.15

0.05
1.74
Equity to Asset 0.05
WLT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. WLT: 0.05 )
WLT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.05

0
0.36
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -0.22
M-Score: -2.84
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 (%) -21.81
WLT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. WLT: -21.81 )
WLT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -42.22   Max: 37.42
Current: -21.81

-42.22
37.42
Net-margin (%) -33.44
WLT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. WLT: -33.44 )
WLT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -44.18   Max: 30.15
Current: -33.44

-44.18
30.15
ROE (%) -86.62
WLT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. WLT: -86.62 )
WLT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -90.99   Max: 192.07
Current: -86.62

-90.99
192.07
ROA (%) -8.49
WLT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.01 vs. WLT: -8.49 )
WLT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.8   Max: 26.45
Current: -8.49

-16.8
26.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -6.72
WLT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.01 vs. WLT: -6.72 )
WLT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -20.62   Max: 71.35
Current: -6.72

-20.62
71.35
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -20.80
WLT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. WLT: -20.80 )
WLT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.7   Max: 35
Current: -20.8

-26.7
35
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

WLT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 54,683 sh (+78.14%)
Chuck Royce 856,800 sh (+16.26%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,640 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
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Q2 2014

WLT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Chuck Royce 789,800 sh (-7.82%)
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Q3 2014

WLT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 14,849 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 477,800 sh (-39.50%)
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Q4 2014

WLT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 40,965 sh (+175.88%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Ratios

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history
P/B 0.10
WLT's P/B is ranked higher than
98% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WLT: 0.10 )
WLT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 712.5
Current: 0.1

0.08
712.5
P/S 0.03
WLT's P/S is ranked higher than
99% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. WLT: 0.03 )
WLT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0   Max: 7.06
Current: 0.03

0
7.06
Current Ratio 2.30
WLT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. WLT: 2.30 )
WLT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 12.81
Current: 2.3

1.47
12.81
Quick Ratio 1.82
WLT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WLT: 1.82 )
WLT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 12.2
Current: 1.82

0.92
12.2
Days Inventory 76.41
WLT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
62% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 45.04 vs. WLT: 76.41 )
WLT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 39.08   Max: 241.75
Current: 76.41

39.08
241.75
Days Sales Outstanding 23.62
WLT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 79.27 vs. WLT: 23.62 )
WLT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 22.56   Max: 116.69
Current: 23.62

22.56
116.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 5.36
WLT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
71% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. WLT: 5.36 )
WLT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 11.94
Current: 5.36

0.19
11.94
Dividend growth (3y) -56.90
WLT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 vs. WLT: -56.90 )
WLT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.7
Current: -56.9

0
35.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.82
WLT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
78% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. WLT: 0.82 )
WLT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.81
Current: 0.82

0.03
1.81
Share Buyback Rate -3.20
WLT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. WLT: -3.20 )
WLT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 22.1   Max: -20.6
Current: -3.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.10
WLT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
99% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. WLT: 0.10 )
WLT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 334.2
Current: 0.1

0.35
334.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -11.70
WLT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. WLT: -11.70 )
WLT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -11.7   Max: 32.7
Current: -11.7

-11.7
32.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 804.24
WLT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
99% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -5.89 vs. WLT: 804.24 )
WLT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.5   Max: 110.9
Current: 804.24

-2.5
110.9

Business Description

Industry: Coal » Coal
Compare:CNX, BTU, CSUAY, YZC, ITAYY » details
Traded in other countries:WLT.Canada, WAL.Germany, WLT.Mexico,
Walter Energy Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1987. The Company is engaged in the business of mining and exporting of metallurgical coal for the steel industry from underground and surface mines with mineral reserves located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company also extracts, process, market and/or possesses mineral reserves of thermal coal and anthracite coal, as well as produce metallurgical coke and coal bed methane gas. As of December 31, 2014, Company had approximately 392.7 million metric tons of recoverable reserves throughout the world. The Company operates in two geographical segments: U.S. Operations and Canadian & U.K. Operations. The U.S. Operations segment includes the operations of underground mines, surface mines, coke plant and natural gas operations located in Alabama and underground and surface mining operations located in West Virginia. It's Alabama mining operations mines metallurgical coal from both underground and surface mines; it also mines thermal coal for sale to industrial and electric utility customers through its surface mines and the underground North River Mine. It's Alabama mining operations have convenient access to the Port of Mobile, Alabama through barge and railroad transportation. Its U.S. Operations segment also extracts methane gas, principally from the Blue Creek coal seam and also own two underground and two surface mines located in West Virginia, which produce both metallurgical coal and thermal coal. The Canadian Operations includes f three surface mines that produce hard coking and low-volatile PCI coals in Northeast British Columbia; the Wolverine Mine, the Brule Mine, and the Willow Creek Mine. The Willow Creek Mine reserves consist of metallurgical coal comprised of an estimated one-third hard coking coal and two-thirds low-volatile PCI. The Company's U.K. operations consist of an active underground development mine and a surface mine located in South Wales. As of 2014, the combined Canadian and U.K. mining operations approximately produced 1.8 million metric tons of hard coking coal and 1.9 million metric tons of low volatile PCI coal. The supplies used by the company include petroleum-based fuels, explosives, tires, conveyance structure, ventilation supplies, lubricants and other raw materials as well as spare parts and other consumables used in the mining process. The Company's competitors are businesses that sell into its core business areas of Europe, South America and Asia. It also competes with producers of premium metallurgical coal from Australia, Canada and the United States. The Company's businesses are subject to numerous federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations with respect to matters such as permitting and licensing, employee health and safety, reclamation and restoration of property and protection of the environment.
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