Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results Enhanced liquidity and extended debt maturities

Achieved record export shipments of 7 million tons in first half of 2012

Grew first half 2012 revenues 13% to $2.1 billion versus a year ago

Realigned Appalachian segment to focus on higher-margin metallurgical assets

ST. LOUIS, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Earnings Highlights



Quarter Ended


Six Months Ended

In $ millions, except per share data


6/30/12


6/30/11



6/30/12


6/30/11











Revenues


$1,063.5


$985.5



$2,103.2


$1,858.5

Income (Loss) from Operations


(589.0)


95.4



(534.9)


197.6

Net Income (Loss) 1


(435.5)


6.3



(434.3)


61.9

Diluted EPS/LPS


(2.05)


0.04



(2.05)


0.37

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) 1,2


(22.1)


76.6



(29.7)


135.9

Adjusted Diluted EPS/LPS 2


(0.10)


0.44



(0.14)


0.80

Adjusted EBITDA 2


$180.9


$247.8



$360.7


$439.3











1- Net income attributable to ACI.










2- Defined and reconciled under "Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures."
















Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today reported a net loss of $436 million, or $2.05 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012.  Excluding acquired sales contract amortization, exit costs arising from announced mine closures, goodwill impairment charges, one-time financing fees for debt restructuring initiatives and the related tax impacts of these items, Arch's second quarter 2012 adjusted net loss was $22 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with net income of $76.6 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, a year ago.

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization ("EBITDA") totaled $181 million in the second quarter versus $248 million a year ago, when coal market conditions were considerably stronger.  Second quarter 2012 revenues increased 8 percent to $1.1 billion despite a 14 percent decline in sales volume compared with the second quarter of 2011.  In addition, Arch's trading and asset optimization platform contributed incremental earnings in the quarter ended June 30, 2012 compared with the prior-year period. 

In the second quarter of 2012, Arch recorded mine closure and asset impairment costs of $526 million, reflecting the idling of five operations in Appalachia.  In addition, Arch recorded an impairment charge of $116 million to reduce the company's goodwill balance due to weak coal market conditions and the company's decreased equity market valuation.  These charges have minimal impact on Arch's liquidity and cash flow from operations, and have no impact on its ongoing business operations.  Furthermore, the asset and goodwill impairment charges are excluded from calculations to determine the company's financial covenant compliance.

"Arch is successfully managing through unprecedented soft coal market conditions domestically and abroad," said John W. Eaves, Arch's president and chief executive officer.  "We are executing on our strategy to navigate near-term challenges and emerge as a stronger, more competitive company when markets rebound.  During the second quarter, we proactively enhanced our liquidity, extended near-term debt maturities and loosened restrictive covenants.  We also closed higher-cost thermal mining complexes and curtailed production at other mines in Appalachia.  Our goal in realigning our asset portfolio was to favor higher-margin metallurgical assets in the region, while maintaining low-cost thermal operations that can profitably serve both domestic and export coal markets."

In the first half of 2012, Arch generated adjusted EBITDA of $361 million compared with $439 million in the prior-year period.  Revenues increased 13 percent to $2.1 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2012.  Year-to-date export volumes more than doubled to a record 7 million tons despite an 8 percent year-over-year decline in first half 2012 sales volumes.

"Given continued uncertainties in the global macroeconomic environment, we are reducing our 2012 metallurgical coal sales expectations to approximately 7.5 million tons," said Eaves.  "We are managing the variables under our control, responding to competitive dynamics in the market and positioning the company for the inevitable rebound."  

"We expect to see better balance in the second half of the year in the domestic thermal market given the ongoing rationalization of coal supply, increasing U.S. power demand, reduced coal-to-gas switching concerns and growing U.S. coal exports," added Eaves. 

Executing Plan to Drive Shareholder Value

"During the past three months, Arch made significant strides in executing on three key initiatives: improving our operational efficiency, optimizing our asset portfolio and enhancing our financial flexibility," said Paul A. Lang, Arch's executive vice president and chief operating officer.  "We are pleased with our progress this past quarter and remain committed to delivering on our plan."

Arch took decisive steps to control costs and improve operational efficiencies during the second quarter of 2012 despite running at planned lower volume levels.  Cost reductions per ton were achieved in several regions by reducing higher-cost thermal output, decreasing headcount, controlling consumable costs and rightsizing operations.  Given current market trends, Arch anticipates shipping at slightly higher volume levels in the second half of 2012, which will further increase productivity.  As a result, the company has maintained its thermal coal volume guidance range of 128 million to 134 million tons for 2012, and has reduced its annual cash cost guidance range for two of the company's largest operating regions – the Powder River Basin and Appalachia.

Arch has narrowed its capital spending guidance range to $410 million to $430 million for 2012.  The company also is evaluating future capital expenditure plans to reduce spending where appropriate and is redeploying some idled equipment into other active operations.  Through these initiatives, Arch estimates future reductions in annual capital expenditures of $30 million to $40 million.  Importantly, Arch continues to move forward with the development of the high-quality, low-cost Leer metallurgical mine in Appalachia, with the longwall scheduled to start up in mid-2013.

To optimize the company's asset portfolio, Arch closed four higher-cost thermal coal mining operations and idled an additional thermal mine in Appalachia during the second quarter of 2012 due to the unprecedented downturn in U.S. coal demand.  The operations affected are the East Kentucky complex, the Eastern operation, the Knott County complex, Hazard's Flint Ridge operation and the Patriot surface complex, which was put recently into reclamation.

Arch enhanced its financial flexibility by issuing a $1.4 billion term loan due 2018.  The company utilized the term loan proceeds to redeem $450 million in subsidiary notes due 2013, to repay all borrowings under its prior credit facility and to increase cash on hand.  Concurrently, Arch amended its revolving credit facility due 2016 to provide relief from certain financial covenants for the next two years in exchange for reducing the facility to $600 million from $2 billion.  Upon completion of these financing initiatives, Arch had a total liquidity position of approximately $860 million at June 30, 2012, $513 million of which was cash on hand.

"During the second quarter, we successfully enhanced our liquidity and extended our debt maturity profile, and are well-positioned to manage through the current downturn," said John T. Drexler, Arch's senior vice president and chief financial officer.  "Arch eliminated debt maturities until 2016, suspended restrictive leverage covenants until late 2014, and put more than $500 million of cash on the balance sheet.  This financing package provides us with the flexibility to respond to the weak market cycle, while enabling us to continue executing on our long-term growth plans."

Core Values

During the second quarter of 2012, seven of Arch's operations and facilities attained A Perfect Zero – a dual goal of operating without a single environmental violation or reportable safety incident.  In addition, Arch was awarded five environmental and safety honors, including two regional Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute 2012 Safety Awards.

The company's operations also recently reached several new safety milestones.  In the Powder River Basin, the Coal Creek mine completed 2 million employee hours without a lost-time incident in May, and completed two years without a reportable safety incident in June.  In July, the Black Thunder mine also reached 2 million employee hours without a lost-time incident.  In the Western Bituminous Region, the West Elk mine achieved 1 million employee hours without a lost-time incident, and in May the Dugout Canyon mine reached two years without a reportable incident.  In Appalachia, Lone Mountain's Darby Fork mine completed one year without a reportable safety incident in May. 

"We are proud of our employees and our outstanding track record of operating in a safe and responsible manner," said Lang.  "Regardless of coal market conditions, we remain on track to achieve our goal of operating the world's safest and most environmentally responsible coal mines."

Operational Results

"Despite lower shipment levels in the second quarter of 2012, we aggressively managed our costs, which helped to increase our overall operating margin to $1.87 per ton versus $1.66 per ton in the first quarter," said Eaves.  "Looking ahead, we continue to pursue efforts to reduce operating costs and capital spending across the organization." 


Arch Coal, Inc.



2Q12



1Q12



2Q11












Tons sold (in millions)


31.5



35.5



36.7


Average sales price per ton


$28.44



$25.73



$24.67


Cash cost per ton


$22.42



$20.18



$17.17


Cash margin per ton


$6.02



$5.55



$7.50


Total operating cost per ton 


$26.57



$24.07



$19.81


Operating margin per ton


$1.87



$1.66



$4.86












Consolidated results may not tie to regional breakout due to exclusion of other assets, rounding.


Operating cost per ton includes depreciation, depletion and amortization per ton.




Amounts reflected in this table have been adjusted for certain transactions.  





For a description of adjustments, refer to the regional schedule at http://investor.archcoal.com











Second quarter 2012 consolidated per-ton operating margin expanded 13 percent versus the first quarter.  Sales volumes declined 4 million tons in the second quarter versus the prior-quarter period, attributable to lower shipments in the company's Powder River Basin segment.  Consolidated sales price increased $2.71 per ton versus the prior-quarter period due to a larger percentage of higher-priced tons in Arch's overall volume mix.  Compared with the first quarter, consolidated cash cost increased $2.24 per ton in the second quarter, benefiting from lower per-ton costs in several regions, offset by the effect of reduced shipment levels and a larger percentage of higher-cost tons in the company's overall volume mix.   


Powder River Basin




2Q12



1Q12



2Q11












Tons sold (in millions)


21.8



27.2



28.0


Average sales price per ton


$13.65



$13.87



$13.70


Cash cost per ton


$11.01



$11.24



$10.79


Cash margin per ton


$2.64



$2.63



$2.91


Total operating cost per ton 


$12.71



$12.75



$12.26


Operating margin per ton


$0.94



$1.12



$1.44












Operating cost per ton includes depreciation, depletion and amortization per ton.


Amounts reflected in this table have been adjusted for certain transactions.  














In the Powder River Basin, second quarter 2012 operating margin per ton declined versus the first quarter, driven by lower average realized prices and the effect of lower shipment levels.  Sales volumes decreased 20 percent in the second quarter versus the prior-quarter period as Arch reduced production and idled equipment in response to weak market conditions.  Despite the impact of lower shipment levels, cash costs decreased $0.23 per ton over the same time period due to strong cost control, particularly at the company's Black Thunder mine.   


Appalachia



2Q12



1Q12



2Q11












Tons sold (in millions)


5.2



4.5



3.8


Average sales price per ton


$85.45



$87.33



$91.41


Cash cost per ton


$67.78



$70.95



$58.16


Cash margin per ton


$17.67



$16.38



$33.25


Total operating cost per ton 


$81.85



$87.74



$66.83


Operating margin per ton


$3.60



($0.41)



$24.58












Operating cost per ton includes depreciation, depletion and amortization per ton.



Amounts reflected in this table have been adjusted for certain transactions.  















 In Appalachia, Arch recorded an operating margin of $3.60 per ton in the second quarter of 2012 compared with an operating loss of $0.41 per ton in the first quarter.  Sales volumes rose 16 percent in the second quarter versus the prior-quarter period, benefiting from the return of Mountain Laurel's longwall volume, which was offset by curtailed production at other mines.  Average sales price per ton declined over the same time period, reflecting lower prices on metallurgical and steam coal shipments.  Second quarter cash cost decreased $3.17 per ton versus the prior-quarter period, driven by strong cost control and a larger percentage of production from the company's lower-cost mines in the region.  Regional figures include the operating results of recently closed operations but exclude severance and mine closure costs.


Western Bituminous Region




2Q12



1Q12



2Q11












Tons sold (in millions)


4.0



3.3



4.7


Average sales price per ton*


$33.35



$36.77



$35.59


Cash cost per ton*


$24.25



$21.28



$21.75


Cash margin per ton


$9.10



$15.49



$13.84


Total operating cost per ton*


$28.88



$26.98



$26.43


Operating margin per ton


$4.47



$9.79



$9.16












*Sales prices and costs in the region are presented f.o.b. point for domestic customers.


Operating cost per ton includes depreciation, depletion and amortization per ton.


Amounts reflected in this table have been adjusted for certain transactions.  














In the Western Bituminous Region, second quarter 2012 operating margin was $4.47 per ton compared with $9.79 per ton in the first quarter, primarily due to the effect of two longwall moves in the region versus none in the first quarter.  Sales volume rose in the second quarter versus the prior-quarter period, benefiting from increased export sales at lower average realized prices.  Cash cost per ton increased $2.97 per ton over the same time period, in line with expectations given the planned longwall moves. 

Looking ahead, Arch expects an extended longwall outage at the Skyline mine during the third quarter of 2012 as the operation transitions to a new district in its current seam.  Given current weak demand trends in the Western Bituminous Region, the company anticipates delaying the restart of the mine's longwall until October.

Market Trends

"Global coal prices are currently soft as supply growth has outpaced demand through the first half of 2012," said Eaves.  Global steel production declined month-over-month in June, particularly in Europe, and steel capacity utilization rates in the United States fell below 75 percent in July from 80 percent in April.   

However, China and India remain on pace through June 2012 to surpass record coal import levels set in 2011.  Arch also projects that U.S. coal exports could reach 120 million tons in 2012, with the bulk of the growth attributed to thermal coal exports.  "As global economic growth accelerates, we expect coal markets to rebalance and tighten significantly," added Eaves.  

U.S. coal consumption for power generation declined 75 million tons through the first half of 2012, and could decline by more than 100 million tons for the full year.  However, U.S. coal generator stockpiles most likely peaked in May and could decline meaningfully by the end of the year. 

Contributing to the rebalancing of the U.S. coal market are recent favorable weather trends, increased U.S. coal exports, higher natural gas prices and significant domestic coal supply reductions.  Mine Safety and Health Administration data released to date suggests that second quarter 2012 U.S. coal production totaled approximately 241 million tons, a decline of 26 million tons versus the first quarter. 

"In May, U.S. coal stockpiles reached record levels, with coal burn down significantly in the first half of the year," said Eaves.  "Summer has arrived, however, bringing heat, power load and increased coal burn.  With improving coal demand and ongoing supply rationalization, we could end the year with domestic stockpiles below 175 million tons, the level at which we entered 2012."

Company Outlook




2012

2013




 Tons 

 $ per ton 

 Tons 

 $ per ton 

Sales Volume (in millions tons)






Thermal



 128 - 134 




Met



7.5




Total



 135.5 - 141.5 











Powder River Basin






Committed, Priced



101.3

$13.92

60.6

$14.47

Committed, Unpriced


2.0


12.6


Average Cash Cost




$11.25 - $11.75










Western Bituminous






Committed, Priced



14.3

$35.50

10.4

$39.55

Committed, Unpriced


0.5


-


Average Cash Cost




$24.00 - $27.00










Appalachia







Committed, Priced Thermal


10.3

$67.44

4.3

$63.83

Committed, Unpriced Thermal


0.3


0.3


Committed, Priced Metallurgical


6.6

$121.90

0.2

$112.95

Committed, Unpriced Metallurgical


0.4


0.2


Average Cash Cost




$68.00 - $72.00










Illinois Basin







Committed, Priced



2.3

$41.62

1.8

$44.15

Average Cash Cost




$33.00 - $36.00










Corporate (in $ millions)






D,D&A



 $500 - $525 



S,G&A



 $125 - $135 



Interest Expense 



 $305 - $315 



Capital Expenditures


 $410 - $430 










"With ample liquidity in place to manage through the current cycle, we are executing our plan to improve operational efficiency, optimize our mine portfolio and enhance financial flexibility," said Eaves.  "The actions we are taking will allow us to earn more from our asset base in the future.  Arch remains focused, well-capitalized and well-positioned to weather near-term headwinds and achieve long-term growth and success."

A conference call regarding Arch Coal's second quarter 2012 financial results will be webcast live today at 11 a.m. E.D.T.  The conference call can be accessed via the "investor" section of the Arch Coal website (http://investor.archcoal.com).

U.S.-based Arch Coal is a top five global coal producer and marketer.  Arch is the most diversified American coal company, with mining complexes across every major U.S. coal supply basin.  Its core business is supplying cleaner-burning, low-sulfur thermal and metallurgical coal to power generators and steel manufacturers on five continents.

Forward-Looking Statements:  This press release contains "forward-looking statements" – that is, statements related to future, not past, events.  In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," or "will."  Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain.  For us, particular uncertainties arise from changes in the demand for our coal by the domestic electric generation industry; from legislation and regulations relating to the Clean Air Act and other environmental initiatives; from operational, geological, permit, labor and weather-related factors; from fluctuations in the amount of cash we generate from operations; from future integration of acquired businesses; and from numerous other matters of national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive or regulatory nature.  These uncertainties may cause our actual future results to be materially different than those expressed in our forward-looking statements.  We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.  For a description of some of the risks and uncertainties that may affect our future results, you should see the risk factors described from time to time in the reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)


















  Three Months Ended June 30, 


  Six Months Ended June 30, 


2012


2011


2012


2011




 (Unaudited) 











Revenues

$  1,063,538


$  985,528


$  2,103,189


$  1,858,466









Costs, expenses and other 








  Cost of sales

881,259


715,590


1,732,130


1,369,274

  Depreciation, depletion and amortization

132,868


97,236


272,834


180,773

  Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(4,451)


1,262


(18,468)


7,206

  Mine closure and asset impairment costs

525,762


-


525,762


-

  Goodwill impairment

115,791


-


115,791


-

  Selling, general and administrative expenses

35,178


29,040


66,039


59,474

  Change in fair value of coal derivatives and coal trading activities, net

(32,054)


2,672


(35,667)


888

  Acquisition and transition costs related to ICG

-


48,666


-


48,666

  Other operating income, net

(1,831)


(4,292)


(20,329)


(5,407)


1,652,522


890,174


2,638,092


1,660,874

      Income (loss) from operations

(588,984)


95,354


(534,903)


197,592









Interest expense, net:








  Interest expense 

(78,728)


(42,249)


(153,500)


(76,829)

  Interest income 

1,088


755


2,109


1,501


(77,640)


(41,494)


(151,391)


(75,328)

Other nonoperating expenses








  Bridge financing costs related to ICG

-


(49,490)


-


(49,490)

  Net loss resulting from early retirement and refinancing of debt

(19,042)


(250)


(19,042)


(250)


(19,042)


(49,740)


(19,042)


(49,740)









      Income (loss) before income taxes

(685,666)


4,120


(705,336)


72,524

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

(250,242)


(2,510)


(271,321)


10,020

      Net income (loss)

(435,424)


6,630


(434,015)


62,504

      Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(65)


(318)


(268)


(591)

      Net income (loss) attributable to Arch Coal, Inc.

$   (435,489)


$     6,312


$   (434,283)


$      61,913









Earnings (loss) per common share 








Basic earnings (loss) per common share

$         (2.05)


$       0.04


$         (2.05)


$          0.37

Diluted earnings (loss) per common share

$         (2.05)


$       0.04


$         (2.05)


$          0.37









Weighted average shares outstanding








  Basic

212,048


174,244


211,868


168,442

  Diluted

212,048


175,272


211,868


169,554









Dividends declared per common share  

$          0.03


$       0.11


$          0.14


$          0.21









Adjusted EBITDA (A)

$    180,921


$  247,837


$    360,748


$    439,283










(A)Adjusted EBITDA is defined and reconciled under "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures" later in this release.

 

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)






 June 30, 


 December 31, 


2012


2011


 (Unaudited) 

Assets




  Current assets




    Cash and cash equivalents

$    512,527


$      138,149

    Restricted cash

5,740


10,322

    Trade accounts receivable

327,402


380,595

    Other receivables

70,103


88,584

    Inventories

455,091


377,490

    Prepaid royalties

11,214


21,944

    Deferred income taxes

65,531


42,051

    Coal derivative assets

53,351


13,335

    Other

67,568


110,304

                              Total current assets

1,568,527


1,182,774





  Property, plant and equipment, net

7,397,131


7,949,150





  Other assets




    Prepaid royalties

89,441


86,626

    Goodwill

480,312


596,103

    Equity investments

235,299


225,605

    Other

183,228


173,701

                              Total other assets

988,280


1,082,035

                              Total assets

$ 9,953,938


$  10,213,959





Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




  Current liabilities




    Accounts payable

$    316,669


$       383,782

    Coal derivative liabilities

7,090


7,828

    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

360,793


348,207

    Current maturities of debt and short-term borrowings

111,260


280,851

                              Total current liabilities

795,812


1,020,668

  Long-term debt

4,464,351


3,762,297

  Asset retirement obligations

424,289


446,784

  Accrued pension benefits

49,040


48,244

  Accrued postretirement benefits other than pension

42,028


42,309

  Accrued workers' compensation

82,372


71,948

  Deferred income taxes

730,495


976,753

  Other noncurrent liabilities

223,131


255,382

                              Total liabilities

6,811,518


6,624,385





    Redeemable noncontrolling interest

17,500


11,534





 Stockholders' Equity




    Common stock

2,138


2,136

    Paid-in capital

3,022,014


3,015,349

    Treasury stock, at cost

(53,848)


(53,848)

    Retained earnings 

158,374


622,353

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(3,758)


(7,950)

                              Total stockholders' equity

3,124,920


3,578,040

                              Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$  9,953,938


$  10,213,959

 

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)










 Six Months Ended June 30, 


2012


2011


(Unaudited)

Operating activities




Net income (loss) 

$(434,015)


$    62,504

Adjustments to reconcile to cash provided by operating activities:




  Depreciation, depletion and amortization

272,834


180,773

  Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(18,468)


7,206

  Bridge financing costs related to ICG

-


49,490

  Net loss resulting from early retirement of debt and refinancing activities

19,042


250

  Noncash mine closure and asset impairment costs

501,942


7,316

  Goodwill impairment

115,791


-

  Prepaid royalties expensed

16,551


19,491

  Employee stock-based compensation expense

7,014


7,071

  Amortization relating to financing activities

8,948


5,093

  Changes in:




      Receivables

52,291


(25,329)

      Inventories

(80,199)


(31,476)

      Coal derivative assets and liabilities

(37,985)


4,902

      Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

(64,965)


8,912

      Income taxes, net

22,869


(15,186)

      Deferred income taxes

(272,094)


18,177

      Other

(14,248)


15,006





    Cash provided by operating activities

95,308


314,200





Investing activities




Acquisition of ICG, net of cash acquired

-


(2,910,380)

Change in restricted cash

4,582


(74,814)

Capital expenditures

(202,073)


(107,725)

Proceeds from dispositions of property, plant and equipment

22,551


1,411

Purchases of investments and advances to affiliates

(9,292)


(38,059)

Additions to prepaid royalties

(8,634)


(25,212)





    Cash used in investing activities

(192,866)


(3,154,779)





Financing activities




Proceeds from the issuance of senior notes

-


2,000,000

Proceeds from term note

1,386,000


-

Proceeds from the issuance of common stock, net

-


1,249,407

Payments to retire debt

(452,654)


(307,984)

Change in restricted cash

-


(260,663)

Net increase (decrease) in borrowings under lines of credit and commercial paper program

(391,300)


303,096

Net payments on other debt

(11,164)


(8,845)

Debt financing costs

(34,381)


(112,334)

Dividends paid

(29,696)


(34,192)

Issuance of common stock under incentive plans 

5,131


846





    Cash provided by financing activities

471,936


2,829,331





Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

374,378


(11,248)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

138,149


93,593





Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$ 512,527


$    82,345

 

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Schedule of Consolidated Debt

(In thousands)








June 30,


December 31,



2012


2011



(Unaudited)




Indebtedness to banks under credit facilities


$     90,000


$   481,300

Term loan


1,386,292


-

6.75% senior notes ($450.0 million face value) due 2013


-


450,971

8.75% senior notes ($600.0 million face value) due 2016


589,963


588,974

7.00% senior notes due in 2019 at par


1,000,000


1,000,000

7.25% senior notes due 2020 at par


500,000


500,000

7.25% senior notes due 2021 at par


1,000,000


1,000,000

Other


9,356


21,903



4,575,611


4,043,148

Less: current maturities of debt and short-term borrowings


111,260


280,851

Long-term debt


$4,464,351


$3,762,297

 

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

(In thousands)










Included in the accompanying release, we have disclosed certain non-GAAP measures as defined by Regulation G. 

The following reconciles these items to net income and cash flows as reported under GAAP.










Adjusted EBITDA


















Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income attributable to the Company before the effect of net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, and the amortization of acquired sales contracts.  

 

Adjusted EBITDA may also be adjusted for items that may not reflect the trend of future results. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant in understanding and assessing our financial condition. Therefore, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, nor as an alternative to net income, income from operations, cash flows from operations or as a measure of our profitability, liquidity or performance under generally accepted accounting principles. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA presents a useful measure of our ability to incur and service debt based on ongoing operations. Furthermore, analogous measures are used by industry analysts to evaluate our operating performance. In addition, acquisition and closure related expenses are excluded to make results more comparable between periods.  Investors should be aware that our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. The table below shows how we calculate Adjusted EBITDA.












Three Months Ended June 30


Six Months Ended June 30



2012


2011


2012


2011





(Unaudited)




Net income (loss) 

$(435,424)


$    6,630


$(434,015)


$  62,504


   Income tax expense (benefit)

(250,242)


(2,510)


(271,321)


10,020


     Interest expense, net

77,640


41,494


151,391


75,328


     Depreciation, depletion and amortization 

132,868


97,236


272,834


180,773


     Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(4,451)


1,262


(18,468)


7,206


     Acquisition and transition costs

-


54,303


-


54,303


     Mine closure and asset impairment costs

525,762


-


525,762


-


     Goodwill impairment

115,791


-


115,791


-


     Other nonoperating expenses

19,042


49,740


19,042


49,740


     Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(65)


(318)


(268)


(591)











Adjusted EBITDA

$ 180,921


$247,837


$ 360,748


$439,283






























Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per common share










Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per common share are adjusted for the after-tax impact of acquisition and closure related costs and are not measures of financial performance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  We believe that adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per common share better reflect the trend of our future results by excluding items relating to significant transactions. The adjustments made to arrive at these measures are significant in understanding and assessing our financial condition.  Therefore, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share should not be considered in isolation, nor as an alternative to net income or diluted earnings per common share under generally accepted accounting principles.












Three Months Ended June 30


Six Months Ended June 30



2012


2011


2012


2011





(Unaudited)




Net income (loss) attributable to Arch Coal

$(435,489)


$    6,312


$(434,283)


$  61,913











     Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(4,451)


1,262


(18,468)


7,206


     Acquisition and transition costs

-


54,303


-


54,303


     Mine closure and asset impairment costs

525,762


-


525,762


-


     Goodwill impairment

115,791


-


115,791


-


     Other nonoperating expenses

19,042


49,740


19,042


49,740


     Tax impact of adjustments

(242,773)


(35,030)


(237,587)


(37,230)











Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Arch Coal

$  (22,118)


$  76,587


$  (29,743)


$135,932


Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

212,048


175,272


211,868


169,554




















Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$     (2.05)


$     0.04


$     (2.05)


$     0.37











     Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(0.02)


0.01


(0.09)


0.04


     Acquisition and transition costs

-


0.31


-


0.32


     Mine closure and asset impairment costs

2.48


-


2.48


-


     Goodwill impairment

0.55


-


0.55


-


     Other nonoperating expenses

0.09


0.28


0.09


0.29


     Tax impact of adjustments

(1.15)


(0.20)


(1.12)


(0.22)


Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share

$     (0.10)


$     0.44


$     (0.14)


$     0.80


 

SOURCE Arch Coal, Inc.



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