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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 1.34
ARCH's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. ARCH: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ARCH' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.34
0
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.35
ARCH's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. ARCH: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ARCH' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.36  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.35
-0.36
0.56
Debt-to-Equity 0.47
ARCH's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
57% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. ARCH: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
ARCH' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.49  Med: 0.89 Max: 5.43
Current: 0.47
-8.49
5.43
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.91
ARCH's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
76% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. ARCH: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
ARCH' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.5  Med: 1.28 Max: 18.63
Current: 0.91
-20.5
18.63
Interest Coverage 8.22
ARCH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 31.91 vs. ARCH: 8.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ARCH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.98 Max: 8.22
Current: 8.22
0.04
8.22
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 2.87
Beneish M-Score: -2.58
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 8.18
ARCH's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
55% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. ARCH: 8.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ARCH' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.61  Med: 2.83 Max: 15.46
Current: 8.18
-6.61
15.46
Net Margin % 10.73
ARCH's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
62% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. ARCH: 10.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ARCH' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -113.21  Med: 2.65 Max: 64.6
Current: 10.73
-113.21
64.6
ROE % 34.14
ARCH's ROE % is ranked higher than
85% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 7.66 vs. ARCH: 34.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ARCH' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1374.56  Med: 2.19 Max: 34.14
Current: 34.14
-1374.56
34.14
ROA % 12.03
ARCH's ROA % is ranked higher than
82% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. ARCH: 12.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ARCH' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.25  Med: 1.42 Max: 35.54
Current: 12.03
-43.25
35.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 21.32
ARCH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 11.17 vs. ARCH: 21.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ARCH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.97  Med: 4.58 Max: 58.54
Current: 21.32
-56.97
58.54
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -11.50
ARCH's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -12.40 vs. ARCH: -11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ARCH' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.3  Med: 0.6 Max: 27
Current: -11.5
-19.3
27
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 3.70
ARCH's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. ARCH: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ARCH' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.2 Max: 39.5
Current: 3.7
0
39.5
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Q2 2017

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Q3 2017

ARCH Guru Trades in Q3 2017

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Paul Tudor Jones 7,209 sh (-86.85%)
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Q4 2017

ARCH Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Jim Simons 217,700 sh (+4086.54%)
Steven Cohen 28,210 sh (+308.84%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,406 sh (+30.48%)
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Prem Watsa Sold Out
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Q1 2018

ARCH Guru Trades in Q1 2018

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Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 56,836 sh (+0.16%)
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
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Steven Cohen 10,310 sh (-63.45%)
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Business Description

Industry: Coal » Coal    NAICS: 212111    SIC: 1221
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Traded in other countries:ACCA.Germany, ACIIQ.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA
Arch Coal Inc is a coal producer in the United States, which sells coal to power plants, steel mills and industrial facilities.

Arch Coal Inc is a producer of coal. The company sells its coal to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. It operates more than ten active mines in the United States. Its segments include the Powder River Basin division in Wyoming, which consists of the Black Thunder and Coal Creek mines, and the Appalachia segment in West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, and Virginia, which consists of the Coal-Mac, Lone Mountain, Mountain Laurel, Beckley, Vindex, Sycamore No. 2, Sentinel, and Leer mines. The majority of the revenue is earned from the sale of coal from the Powder River Basin segment.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 7.51
ARCH's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 12.82 vs. ARCH: 7.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
ARCH' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.32  Med: 9.44 Max: 31.77
Current: 7.51
7.32
31.77
Forward PE Ratio 8.81
ARCH's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. ARCH: 8.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 7.51
ARCH's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
70% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. ARCH: 7.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
ARCH' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.32  Med: 9.44 Max: 31.77
Current: 7.51
7.32
31.77
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 10.60
ARCH's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
67% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 14.49 vs. ARCH: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
ARCH' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.81  Med: 10.43 Max: 13.38
Current: 10.6
8.81
13.38
PB Ratio 2.39
ARCH's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. ARCH: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ARCH' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.97  Med: 2.45 Max: 3.09
Current: 2.39
1.97
3.09
PS Ratio 0.81
ARCH's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. ARCH: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ARCH' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 0.82 Max: 1.02
Current: 0.81
0.68
1.02
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 6.75
ARCH's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
59% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. ARCH: 6.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
ARCH' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.1  Med: 6.8 Max: 45.04
Current: 6.75
5.1
45.04
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.48
ARCH's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
53% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. ARCH: 5.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ARCH' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.49  Med: 5.69 Max: 22.79
Current: 5.48
4.49
22.79
EV-to-EBIT 6.55
ARCH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 9.55 vs. ARCH: 6.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ARCH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55.5  Med: 7.5 Max: 12.3
Current: 6.55
-55.5
12.3
EV-to-EBITDA 4.33
ARCH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
68% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 7.79 vs. ARCH: 4.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ARCH' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.4  Med: 5.1 Max: 10.9
Current: 4.33
-61.4
10.9
EV-to-Revenue 0.65
ARCH's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
74% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. ARCH: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
ARCH' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.8 Max: 1
Current: 0.65
0.6
1
Current Ratio 2.89
ARCH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. ARCH: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ARCH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.3 Max: 6.27
Current: 2.89
0.21
6.27
Quick Ratio 2.41
ARCH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. ARCH: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ARCH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.95 Max: 5.14
Current: 2.41
0.17
5.14
Days Inventory 26.13
ARCH's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
59% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 28.28 vs. ARCH: 26.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ARCH' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24  Med: 34.52 Max: 43.14
Current: 26.13
24
43.14
Days Sales Outstanding 33.04
ARCH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 36.92 vs. ARCH: 33.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ARCH' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.65  Med: 26.3 Max: 35.78
Current: 33.04
16.65
35.78
Days Payable 25.27
ARCH's Days Payable is ranked lower than
79% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 65.99 vs. ARCH: 25.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ARCH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.18  Med: 25.96 Max: 47
Current: 25.27
20.18
47

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.88
ARCH's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
74% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. ARCH: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ARCH' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.88
0.46
1.93
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.14
ARCH's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. ARCH: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
ARCH' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.14
0.11
0.14
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.01
ARCH's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
77% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. ARCH: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.88
ARCH's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
54% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ARCH: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ARCH' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.88
0.46
1.93
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.30
ARCH's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. ARCH: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ARCH' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.5  Med: -5.8 Max: 21.6
Current: 0.3
-42.5
21.6

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.40
ARCH's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ARCH: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ARCH' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.11  Med: 2.49 Max: 2.95
Current: 2.4
2.11
2.95
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.98
ARCH's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. ARCH: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ARCH' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.18
Current: 0.98
0.89
1.18
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.90
ARCH's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
51% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. ARCH: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
ARCH' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.63
Current: 0.9
0.87
1.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 15.25
ARCH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
75% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: 7.57 vs. ARCH: 15.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ARCH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.7  Med: 11.2 Max: 15.69
Current: 15.25
-14.7
15.69
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -4.07
ARCH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Coal industry.

( Industry Median: -13.69 vs. ARCH: -4.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ARCH' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.75  Med: 0.6 Max: 5.2
Current: -4.07
-13.75
5.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,298.94
EPS (TTM) $ 10.57
Volatility28.28%
52-Week Range $60.13 - 102.61
Shares Outstanding (Mil)20.61

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 2,193 2,145 2,119
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $) 350 260 225
EPS ($) 8.45 4.13 2.20
EPS without NRI ($) 8.45 4.13 2.20
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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