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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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Cash to Debt 0.10
WLT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. WLT: 0.10 )
WLT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.1

Equity to Asset 0.10
WLT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. WLT: 0.10 )
WLT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.1

0
0.39
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.02
M-Score: -3.12
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) -12.98
WLT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. WLT: -12.98 )
WLT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -42.22   Max: 37.42
Current: -12.98

-42.22
37.42
Net-margin (%) -30.15
WLT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WLT: -30.15 )
WLT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -44.18   Max: 30.15
Current: -30.15

-44.18
30.15
ROE (%) -69.75
WLT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WLT: -69.75 )
WLT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -67.39   Max: 192.07
Current: -69.75

-67.39
192.07
ROA (%) -9.17
WLT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.02 vs. WLT: -9.17 )
WLT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.8   Max: 26.45
Current: -9.17

-16.8
26.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4.73
WLT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. WLT: -4.73 )
WLT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -20.62   Max: 71.35
Current: -4.73

-20.62
71.35
Revenue Growth (%) -0.10
WLT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. WLT: -0.10 )
WLT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.7   Max: 35
Current: -0.1

-26.7
35
EBITDA Growth (%) -43.80
WLT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. WLT: -43.80 )
WLT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.8   Max: 50.8
Current: -43.8

-43.8
50.8
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

WLT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Third Avenue Management 80,100 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 4,300 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 23,554 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 150,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen 401,930 sh (-87.49%)
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Q4 2013

WLT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Caxton Associates 98,878 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 737,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 35,751 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 62,500 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,640 sh (+77.67%)
Third Avenue Management 125,000 sh (+56.05%)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Steven Cohen 30,697 sh (-92.36%)
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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
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WLT

(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
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Sold Out $4.33 - $8.35 $ 3.06-52%0
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$14.13 - $18.98 $ 3.06-80%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 77.67%$14.13 - $18.98 $ 3.06-80%7640
Mariko Gordon 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$10.09 - $15.59 $ 3.06-76%23554
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 New Buy$10.09 - $15.59 $ 3.06-76%4300
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Sold Out 2%$10.04 - $26.24 $ 3.06-83%0
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$10.04 - $26.24 $ 3.06-83%0
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$28.03 - $39.96 $ 3.06-91%0
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Add 22.17%0.01%$28.03 - $39.96 $ 3.06-91%58335
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Add 6558.05%0.67%$28.46 - $40.14 $ 3.06-91%489300
John Keeley 2012-12-31 New Buy0.04%$28.46 - $40.14 $ 3.06-91%47750
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Reduce -97.89%0.51%$30.7 - $46.03 $ 3.06-92%7349
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.07%$30.7 - $46.03 $ 3.06-92%0
Leon Cooperman 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$30.7 - $46.03 $ 3.06-92%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Add 297.83%0.39%$43.68 - $67.74 $ 3.06-94%348100
John Paulson 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.2%$43.68 - $67.74 $ 3.06-94%0
Leon Cooperman 2012-06-30 New Buy0.01%$43.68 - $67.74 $ 3.06-94%10000
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0041%$43.68 - $67.74 $ 3.06-94%0
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Reduce -75.9%1.37%$56.87 - $76.28 $ 3.06-95%87500
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Reduce -99.38%0.7%$56.87 - $76.28 $ 3.06-95%3450
John Paulson 2011-12-31 Reduce -50%0.15%$56.9 - $81.25 $ 3.06-96%500000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 Add 100.86%0.06%$56.9 - $81.25 $ 3.06-96%395300
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 New Buy0.06%$60.45 - $131.71 $ 3.06-97%196800
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0016%$60.45 - $131.71 $ 3.06-97%0
John Paulson 2011-06-30 New Buy0.4%$105.59 - $141.17 $ 3.06-98%1000000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-06-30 Sold Out $105.59 - $141.17 $ 3.06-98%0
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Ratios

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P/B 0.36
WLT's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WLT: 0.36 )
WLT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 712.5
Current: 0.36

0.36
712.5
P/S 0.11
WLT's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. WLT: 0.11 )
WLT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 7.06
Current: 0.11

0.11
7.06
EV-to-EBIT -12.58
WLT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 106.52 vs. WLT: -12.58 )
WLT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 190
Current: -12.58

3.1
190
Current Ratio 1.92
WLT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. WLT: 1.92 )
WLT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 15.93
Current: 1.92

1.47
15.93
Quick Ratio 1.34
WLT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. WLT: 1.34 )
WLT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 14.81
Current: 1.34

0.91
14.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.32
WLT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. WLT: 1.32 )
WLT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 4.89
Current: 1.32

0.19
4.89
Dividend growth (3y) -17.20
WLT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
64% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. WLT: -17.20 )
WLT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.7
Current: -17.2

0
35.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.97
WLT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
77% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. WLT: 0.97 )
WLT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 3.38
Current: 0.97

0.13
3.38
Share Buyback Rate -5.60
WLT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. WLT: -5.60 )
WLT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 22.1   Max: -20.6
Current: -5.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.36
WLT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
92% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. WLT: 0.36 )
WLT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 334.2
Current: 0.36

0.65
334.2
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.09
WLT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WLT: 0.09 )
WLT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 4.62
Current: 0.09

0.14
4.62
Price/Median PS Value 0.10
WLT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. WLT: 0.10 )
WLT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 6.47
Current: 0.1

0.09
6.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 97.40
WLT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
98% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. WLT: 97.40 )
WLT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 32.7
Current: 97.4

0.5
32.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 96.02
WLT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
98% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -5.61 vs. WLT: 96.02 )
WLT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.5   Max: 46.5
Current: 96.02

-2.5
46.5

Business Description

Industry: Coal » Coal
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Traded in other countries:WLT.Canada, WAL.Germany
Walter Energy, Inc., a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1987. The Company is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry and also produces thermal coal and industrial coal, anthracite, metallurgical coke, coal bed methane gas (natural gas) and other related products. The Company's main business, the mining and exporting of metallurgical coal for the steel industry, is conducted by two business segments, its U.S. Operations segment and Canadian and U.K. Operations segment. The U.S. Operations segment includes the operations of its underground mines, surface mines, coke plant and natural gas operations located in Alabama, and its underground and surface mining operations located in West Virginia. The Company's Alabama mining operations mine metallurgical coal from both underground and surface mines. The Company's Alabama underground mining operation represents the country's southernmost Appalachian coal producer where it mines high quality metallurgical coal from Alabama's Blue Creek coal seam. The Company's Alabama underground mines are 1,400 to 2,100 feet underground, making them some of the deepest vertical shaft coal mines in North America. The Alabama operations also mine thermal coal for sale to industrial and electric utility customers at its surface mines and underground North River mine. The Company's Alabama mining operations have convenient access to the port of Mobile, Alabama through barge and by railroad allowing it to minimize its transportation costs. Currently Alabama mining operations produces 6.5 million metric tons of metallurgical coal and 2.7 million metric tons of thermal coal. The U.S. Operations segment also extracts methane gas, principally from the Blue Creek coal seam. The Company's natural gas business represents comprehensive commercial programs for coal seams degasification in the country, producing approximately 50 million cubic feet of gas daily from over 1,760 wells. Through the acquisition of Western Coal it acquired two underground and two surface mines located in West Virginia, which produce both metallurgical coal and thermal coal. The Canadian and U.K. Operations segment includes the operations of surface mines in Northeast British Columbia (Canada) and underground and surface mines in South Wales (U.K.) The Canadian operations currently operate three surface mines that produce mainly metallurgical and low-volatile PCI coals. The Canadian mines are located adjacent to or nearby existing infrastructure established for the Northeast coalfields, including established rail and road networks that are available all year round. Coal produced from the mines is shipped by rail to a coal terminal facility at the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The U.K. mining operations mine PCI, anthracite and thermal coal from its underground and surface mines. All coal mined is processed at the Company's nearby preparation plant where both road and rail coal transporta
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