2014

Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results Quarterly Adj. EBITDA increases 32% over first quarter, reaches $110 million

Successful execution of cost reduction initiatives leads to improved 2013 guidance

Outlook for U.S. thermal coal market improving

ST. LOUIS, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Earnings Highlights

In $ millions, except per share data


Quarter Ended


Six Months Ended



6/30/13


6/30/12



6/30/13


6/30/12

Revenues 1


$766.3


$965.7



$1,503.7


$1,925.9

Income (Loss) from Operations 1


(36.3)


(596.9)



(87.7)


(569.1)

Net Income (Loss) 2


(72.2)


(435.5)



(142.3)


(434.3)

Diluted EPS/LPS


(0.34)


(2.05)



(0.67)


(2.05)

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) 2,3


(60.5)


(22.1)



(132.4)


(29.7)

Adjusted Diluted EPS/LPS 3


(0.29)


(0.10)



(0.62)


(0.14)

Adjusted EBITDA 3


$110.5


$180.9



$194.2


$360.7











1/- Excludes discontinued operations.










2/- Net income attributable to ACI.










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
















Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today reported a net loss of $72.2 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2013. Excluding non-cash accretion of acquired coal supply agreements and asset impairment costs, Arch's second quarter 2013 adjusted net loss was $60.5 million, or $0.29 per diluted share. In the second quarter of 2012, Arch reported an adjusted net loss of $22.1 million, or $0.10 per diluted share.

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Arch reported second quarter 2013 revenues of $766 million, representing a decline versus the prior-year quarter and reflective of overall weakness in the metallurgical coal markets compared with the year-ago period. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization ("EBITDA") totaled $110.5 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared with $180.9 million in the second quarter of 2012 and $83.6 million in the first quarter of 2013, representing an increase of 32 percent versus the prior-quarter period. Arch's second quarter 2013 adjusted EBITDA excludes an asset impairment charge of $20.5 million related to an investment in a clean coal power plant project that was cancelled.

"During the second quarter, we achieved a sequential improvement in our earnings as we continued to manage our business effectively in the face of weak coal market conditions," said John W. Eaves, Arch's president and chief executive officer. "Arch employed strong cost control, particularly in the Powder River Basin and in Appalachia, which positively impacted our per-ton margins. Our cost reduction initiatives are generating results, and we will continue to pursue aggressive cost reductions across all of our operations during the second half of the year."

As of June 30, 2013, Arch had a total liquidity position of approximately $1.2 billion, with nearly $900 million of that liquidity in the form of cash and short-term investments. The company had no borrowings under its revolving credit facility at June 30, and has no long-term debt maturities until August 2016.

"Looking ahead, we remain sharply focused on further reducing discretionary operating costs and capital expenditures across the organization, pursuing non-core asset sales and managing our liquidity closely," said Eaves. "To that end, we are reducing our full year 2013 cost guidance expectations in every operating region and lowering our annual capital spending levels. We remain committed to successfully managing through this market downturn while continuing to set the stage for value creation for our stakeholders over the long term."

Key Developments

On June 27, 2013, Arch signed a definitive agreement to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, Canyon Fuel Company, LLC ("Canyon Fuel"), to Bowie Resources for $435 million. The sale includes the Sufco and Skyline longwall mines and the Dugout Canyon continuous miner operation as well as approximately 105 million tons of bituminous coal reserves in Utah.

"We are taking the right steps to weather this downturn and emerge as an even stronger player when the market rebounds," said Eaves. "Beyond exercising cost and capital restraint, we are executing our strategy to divest non-core thermal assets, such as Canyon Fuel. This sale pulls forward multiple years of expected cash flows, reduces our future capital outlays and greatly enhances our financial flexibility."

As a result of the sale of its Utah operations, Arch expects to achieve cumulative capital and administrative cost savings of more than $200 million from 2014 through 2017. This projected future spending would be required to sustain current production levels in the region. Upon closing, which is expected during the third quarter of 2013, Arch will receive gross cash proceeds of $435 million. After adjustments, the company expects to record a pre-tax gain of approximately $120 million related to the sale of Canyon Fuel.

"The divestiture of Canyon Fuel will streamline Arch's asset portfolio and allow us to focus our resources on the most value-enhancing parts of our business," said Eaves. "Those elements include optimizing a strong Powder River Basin franchise, building out and upgrading our Appalachian metallurgical coal platform and maintaining low-cost thermal coal assets to serve both the domestic and export coal markets."

Core Values

Arch continued to deliver strong safety and environmental performances in the second quarter of 2013. Arch's lost-time safety incident rate for the first half of 2013 was more than four times better than the national coal industry average and represented a 16 percent improvement over the company's incident rate during the same period last year. Arch also improved its environmental compliance record during the first six months of 2013 compared with the prior-year period.

Arch's operations were honored with five regional and statewide safety and environmental awards during the second quarter of 2013. The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute honored Coal Creek, Dugout and Sufco with top awards for their outstanding safety records during 2012. In addition, the Skyline and Sufco mines in Utah received 2013 Earth Day Awards for their continued excellence in environmental performance.

"We congratulate our mine personnel for continuing to earn external recognition for outstanding safety and environmental performances in the second quarter, and we also want to recognize the eight operations and facilities that attained A Perfect Zero – a dual goal of operating without a reportable safety incident or SMCRA environmental violation – between April and June," said Paul A. Lang, Arch's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "These achievements reflect our ongoing commitment to operating safely and responsibly, and I commend the hard work and focus of our employees."

Operational Results

"Arch continued to decrease costs during the second quarter of 2013 and achieved lower cash costs per ton in several operating regions compared with the first quarter," said Lang. "Going forward, we believe our operations can continue to maintain and build on the strong cost performance demonstrated in the first half of the year." 












Arch Coal, Inc.



2Q13



1Q13



2Q12












Tons sold (in millions)


35.0



34.1



31.5


Average sales price per ton


$22.34



$21.66



$28.44


Cash cost per ton


$18.57



$18.02



$22.42


Cash margin per ton


$3.77



$3.64



$6.02


Total operating cost per ton 


$21.90



$21.46



$26.57


Operating margin per ton


$0.44



$0.20



$1.87












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


Operating results include Canyon Fuel subsidiary.








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 2013 consolidated cash margin per ton increased approximately 4 percent compared with the first quarter, benefitting from increased shipments and strong cost control in the company's Powder River Basin and Appalachian segments. Consolidated sales price per ton and consolidated cash cost per ton increased slightly over the same time period measured, primarily due to a larger percentage of Appalachian tons in the company's overall volume mix.












Powder River Basin




2Q13



1Q13



2Q12












Tons sold (in millions)


27.1



26.6



21.8


Average sales price per ton


$12.56



$12.68



$13.65


Cash cost per ton


$10.47



$10.65



$11.01


Cash margin per ton


$2.09



$2.03



$2.64


Total operating cost per ton 


$12.02



$12.24



$12.71


Operating margin per ton


$0.54



$0.44



$0.94












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 2013 cash margin per ton increased 3 percent compared with the first quarter due to the impact of higher sales volumes and strong cost control. Average sales price per ton declined slightly over the same period, mainly driven by lower pricing on market-based tons. The decline in average sales price per ton was more than offset by a 2 percent decline in cash cost per ton, largely driven by cost containment efforts and the impact of higher shipment levels.












Appalachia




2Q13



1Q13



2Q12












Tons sold (in millions)


4.0



3.4



5.2


Average sales price per ton


$74.18



$74.76



$85.45


Cash cost per ton


$65.70



$67.16



$67.78


Cash margin per ton


$8.48



$7.60



$17.67


Total operating cost per ton 


$79.56



$83.50



$81.85


Operating margin per ton


($5.38)



($8.74)



$3.60












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 earned a cash margin of $8.48 per ton in the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 12 percent versus the first quarter. Second quarter 2013 sales volumes rose nearly 18 percent compared with the first quarter, due to an increase in metallurgical and thermal shipments. Average sales price per ton declined slightly over the same time period, reflecting lower prices on thermal tons. Cash cost declined $1.46 per ton in the second quarter of 2013 versus the prior-quarter period, due to strong cost control and the impact of higher volume levels.












Western Bituminous Region




2Q13



1Q13



2Q12












Tons sold (in millions)


3.2



3.5



4.0


Average sales price per ton*


$35.87



$35.53



$33.35


Cash cost per ton*


$25.18



$24.12



$24.25


Cash margin per ton


$10.69



$11.41



$9.10


Total operating cost per ton*


$30.25



$29.07



$28.88


Operating margin per ton


$5.62



$6.46



$4.47












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


Operating results include Canyon Fuel subsidiary.








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, Arch recorded a second quarter 2013 cash margin of $10.69 per ton compared with $11.41 per ton in the first quarter. Sales volumes decreased slightly in the second quarter of 2013 versus the first quarter mainly on lower export sales, while average sales price per ton increased slightly due to a favorable mix of customer shipments. Cash cost per ton increased 4 percent over the same time period, driven by the impact of lower sales volumes and planned higher maintenance costs.

Market Trends

Arch believes currently depressed metallurgical coal market trends are unsustainable over the long term. Global crude steel production is forecasted to increase 35 percent between 2012 and 2020, reaching 2 billion tonnes by the end of the decade. Increased utilization at existing steel plants and the projected build-out of new steel capacity will drive future metallurgical coal demand. Moreover, capital spending for future metallurgical coal supply projects is being curtailed and supply rationalization at existing metallurgical coal operations is underway.  

"Even with a near-term cautious outlook on global metallurgical coal markets, we're confident that supply will decline and demand will rebound over time," said Eaves. "Metallurgical coal output and capital spending levels industrywide are in the process of significant rationalization, setting the stage for the next market upswing as global economies begin to improve."

The outlook for U.S. thermal coal is improving. Year-to-date through May 2013, domestic coal use for power generation has increased 10 percent compared with the same period last year. For 2013, Arch expects thermal coal consumption in the U.S. to rise by 50 million tons versus 2012 levels. Moreover, according to Mine Safety and Health Administration data, U.S. coal production has declined more than 20 million tons year-to-date through June 2013. Increased demand and decreased supply are reducing coal stockpiles at U.S. power generators. Internal estimates suggest that customer coal stockpile levels declined to roughly 170 million tons at the end of June 2013, representing a 15 million ton reduction since the beginning of the year.

Arch's outlook for global thermal coal markets remains constructive despite current price softness. Arch expects that U.S. coal exports will remain above 100 million tons in 2013 but will not keep pace with levels shipped in the first half of the year. "We are seeing the beginnings of a rebound in domestic thermal coal markets," said Eaves. "Additionally, higher coal consumption trends across Europe should be incrementally positive for U.S. coal producers, with higher thermal coal imports projected in Germany and in the U.K. in particular. These trends should continue to support U.S. exports into the seaborne coal trade over time."

Company Outlook

Arch currently expects thermal sales volumes, including volumes from Canyon Fuel, to be in the range of 130 million to 137 million tons for 2013. The company has lowered its metallurgical sales forecast, and now expects to ship between 7.7 million and 8.3 million tons into metallurgical coal markets during 2013.

"Given recent metallurgical market dynamics, we have idled two contract mines at Cumberland River during the second quarter and have elected to push back the longwall start-up at Leer until late in the fourth quarter," said Eaves. "These decisions have resulted in lowering our overall metallurgical coal sales expectations for 2013." 

For full year 2013, Arch also has reduced its annual cash cost per ton guidance range in each of the company's operating regions. In addition, Arch has further reduced its forecasted capital expenditures by approximately $20 million for the full year, and now expects to spend between $280 million and $310 million for 2013.

"We will continue to focus on the things we can control during the downturn, while carefully positioning ourselves for the market rebound," added Eaves. "We have significantly curtailed capital spending, diligently reduced costs and further streamlined our diversified asset portfolio. Moreover, since the market downturn began in late 2011, we have significantly increased our overall liquidity, with an ample cash position to use for future debt reduction as coal markets improve."




2013


2014




 Tons 

 $ per ton 


 Tons 

 $ per ton 

Sales Volume (in millions tons)











Thermal



130.0

-

137.0







Met



7.7

-

8.3







Total



137.7

-

145.3



















Powder River Basin











Committed, Priced





105.8



$12.91


71.3

$13.53

Committed, Unpriced




6.2





15.6


Total Committed





112.0





86.9


Average Cash Cost






$10.45

-

$10.85
















Western Bituminous











Committed, Priced





13.5



$36.91


8.3

$40.69

Committed, Unpriced




1.1





0.2


Total Committed





14.6





8.5


Average Cash Cost






$24.00

-

$26.00
















Appalachia












Committed, Priced Thermal




7.1



$62.75


2.7

$55.68

Committed, Unpriced Thermal




0.2





0.3


Committed, Priced Metallurgical




6.6



$90.60


0.2

$78.89

Committed, Unpriced Metallurgical



0.4





0.7


Total Committed





14.3





3.9


Average Cash Cost






$65.50

-

$69.50
















Illinois Basin












Committed, Priced





2.1



$42.50


1.7

$42.33

Average Cash Cost






$33.50

-

$35.00
















Corporate (in $ millions)











D,D&A






$480

-

$510




S,G&A






$130

-

$138




Interest Expense 






$360

-

$370




Capital Expenditures





$280

-

$310




A conference call regarding Arch Coal's second quarter 2013 financial results will be webcast live today at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The conference call can be accessed via the "investor" section of the Arch Coal website (http://investor.archcoal.com).

U.S.-based Arch Coal, Inc. is one of the world's top coal producers for the global steel and power generation industries, serving customers in 25 countries on five continents. Its network of mining complexes is the most diversified in the United States, spanning every major coal basin in the nation. The company controls more than 5 billion tons of high-quality metallurgical and thermal coal reserves, with access to all major railroads, inland waterways and a growing number of seaborne trade channels. For more information, visit www.archcoal.com.  

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,


2013


2012


2013


2012


(Unaudited)









Revenues

$ 766,332


$  965,685


$ 1,503,702


$ 1,925,922









Costs, expenses and other operating








    Cost of sales

656,198


799,558


1,305,941


1,605,817

    Depreciation, depletion and amortization

111,085


124,536


221,278


255,689

    Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(2,209)


(4,451)


(5,019)


(18,468)

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

(9,008)


(32,054)


(7,700)


(35,667)

    Asset impairment and mine closure costs

20,482


525,583


20,482


525,583

    Goodwill impairment


115,791



115,791

    Selling, general and administrative expenses

34,302


35,178


67,511


66,039

    Other operating income, net

(8,239)


(1,563)


(11,081)


(19,766)


802,611


1,562,578


1,591,412


2,495,018









        Loss from operations

(36,279)


(596,893)


(87,710)


(569,096)









Interest expense, net








Interest expense

(94,756)


(78,728)


(189,830)


(153,500)

Interest and investment income

1,216


1,088


4,052


2,109


(93,540)


(77,640)


(185,778)


(151,391)









Other nonoperating expense








Net loss resulting from early retirement and refinancing of debt


(19,042)



(19,042)









Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

(129,819)


(693,575)


(273,488)


(739,529)

Benefit from income taxes

(49,468)


(251,119)


(108,821)


(282,974)

      Loss from continuing operations

(80,351)


(442,456)


(164,667)


(456,555)

    Income from discontinued operations, net of tax impact

8,145


7,032


22,412


22,540

          Net loss

(72,206)


(435,424)


(142,255)


(434,015)

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


(65)



(268)

Net loss attributable to Arch Coal, Inc.

$ (72,206)


$ (435,489)


$  (142,255)


$  (434,283)

















Diluted EPS - Loss from continuing operations

$     (0.38)


$      (2.09)


$        (0.78)


$        (2.15)









Diluted EPS - Net loss attributable to Arch Coal, Inc.

$     (0.34)


$      (2.05)


$        (0.67)


$        (2.05)









Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

212,082


212,048


212,072


211,868









Dividends declared per common share

$      0.03


$       0.03


$         0.06


$         0.14









Adjusted EBITDA (A)

$ 110,549


$  180,921


$   194,179


$   360,748









Adjusted diluted loss per share

$     (0.29)


$      (0.10)


$        (0.62)


$        (0.14)


(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,


2013


2012


(Unaudited)

Assets




Current assets




    Cash and cash equivalents

$   644,205


$     784,622

    Restricted cash

1,085


3,453

    Short term investments

248,464


234,305

    Trade accounts receivable

264,692


247,539

    Other receivables

71,846


84,541

    Inventories

356,653


365,424

    Prepaid royalties

8,970


11,416

    Deferred income taxes

67,350


67,360

    Coal derivative assets

31,261


22,975

    Other

60,811


92,469

    Total current assets

1,755,337


1,914,104





Property, plant and equipment, net

7,231,221


7,337,098





Other assets




    Prepaid royalties

91,130


87,773

    Goodwill

265,423


265,423

    Equity investments

232,758


242,215

    Other

154,860


160,164

      Total other assets

744,171


755,575

Total assets

$9,730,729


$10,006,777





Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Current liabilities




    Accounts payable

$   232,433


$     224,418

    Coal derivative liabilities

542


1,737

    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

307,089


318,018

    Current maturities of debt

23,842


32,896

      Total current liabilities

563,906


577,069

    Long-term debt

5,078,634


5,085,879

    Asset retirement obligations

414,860


409,705

    Accrued pension benefits

66,903


67,630

    Accrued postretirement benefits other than pension

46,358


45,086

    Accrued workers' compensation

79,004


81,629

    Deferred income taxes

565,047


664,182

    Other noncurrent liabilities

205,103


221,030

      Total liabilities

7,019,815


7,152,210





Stockholders' equity




    Common Stock

2,141


2,141

    Paid-in capital

3,032,626


3,026,823

    Treasury stock, at cost

(53,848)


(53,848)

    Accumulated deficit

(259,032)


(104,042)

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(10,973)


(16,507)

      Total stockholders' equity

2,710,914


2,854,567

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$9,730,729


$10,006,777

 

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)










Six Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012


(Unaudited)

Operating activities




Net loss

$(142,255)


$(434,015)

Adjustments to reconcile to cash provided by operating activities:




      Depreciation, depletion and amortization

237,668


272,834

      Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(5,019)


(18,468)

      Amortization relating to financing activities

12,346


8,948

      Prepaid royalties expensed

9,251


16,551

      Employee stock-based compensation expense

5,804


7,014

      Asset impairment and mine closure costs

20,482


501,942

      Goodwill impairment


115,791

      Net loss resulting from early retirement of debt and financing activities


19,042

      Changes in:




      Receivables

(3,909)


52,291

      Inventories

8,771


(80,199)

      Coal derivative assets and liabilities

(11,122)


(37,985)

      Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

(4,062)


(64,965)

      Income taxes, net

(29)


22,869

      Deferred income taxes

(102,172)


(272,094)

      Other

26,291


(14,248)

          Cash provided by operating activities

52,045


95,308





Investing activities




    Capital expenditures

(169,064)


(202,073)

    Minimum royalty payments

(10,162)


(8,634)

    Proceeds from dispositions of property, plant and equipment

5,080


22,551

    Proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions

34,919


    Purchases of short term investments

(61,870)


    Proceeds from sales of short term investments

47,097


    Investments in and advances to affiliates

(8,142)


(9,292)

    Change in restricted cash

2,368


4,582

        Cash used in investing activities

(159,774)


(192,866)





Financing activities




    Proceeds from issuance of term loan


1,386,000

    Payments on term note

(8,250)


    Payments to retire debt

(255)


(452,654)

    Net decrease in borrowings under lines of credit


(391,300)

    Net payments on other debt

(11,448)


(11,164)

    Debt financing costs


(34,381)

    Dividends paid

(12,735)


(29,696)

    Proceeds from exercise of options under incentive plans


5,131

      Cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(32,688)


471,936





Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(140,417)


374,378

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

784,622


138,149





Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$ 644,205


$ 512,527

 

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Schedule of Consolidated Debt

(In thousands)








June 30,


December 31,



2013


2012



(Unaudited)






Term loan ($1.63 billion face value) due 2018


$1,620,526


$ 1,627,384

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


592,084


590,999

7.00% senior notes due 2019 at par


1,000,000


1,000,000

9.875% senior notes ($375.0 million face value) due 2019


361,200


360,042

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


28,666


40,350



5,102,476


5,118,775

Less: current maturities of debt

23,842


32,896

Long-term debt


$5,078,634


$ 5,085,879






Calculation of net debt





Total debt


$5,102,476


$ 5,118,775

Less liquid assets





Cash and cash equivalents


644,205


784,622

Short term investments


248,464


234,305



892,669


1,018,927

Net debt


$4,209,807


$ 4,099,848

 

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

(In thousands, except per share data)













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 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,


2013

2012


Continuing Operations

Discontinued Operations

Total Company


Continuing Operations

Discontinued Operations

Total Company


(Unaudited)

Income (loss)

$  (80,351)

$     8,145

$  (72,206)


$(442,456)

$    7,032

$  (435,424)

Income tax (benefit) expense

(49,468)

1,603

(47,865)


(251,119)

877

(250,242)

Interest expense, net

93,540

8

93,548


77,640

77,640

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

111,085

7,714

118,799


124,536

8,332

132,868

Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(2,209)

(2,209)


(4,451)

(4,451)

Asset impairment and mine closure costs

20,482

20,482


525,583

179

525,762

Goodwill impairment


115,791

115,791

Other nonoperating expenses


19,042

19,042

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


(65)

(65)









Adjusted EBITDA

$   93,079

$   17,470

$ 110,549


$ 164,501

$  16,420

$   180,921










Six Months Ended June 30,


2013

2012


Continuing Operations

Discontinued Operations

Total Company


Continuing Operations

Discontinued Operations

Total Company


(Unaudited)

Income (loss)

$(164,667)

$   22,412

$(142,255)


$(456,555)

$  22,540

$  (434,015)

Income tax (benefit) expense

(108,821)

6,325

(102,496)


(282,974)

11,653

(271,321)

Interest expense, net

185,778

21

185,799


151,391

151,391

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

221,278

16,390

237,668


255,689

17,145

272,834

Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(5,019)

(5,019)


(18,468)

(18,468)

Asset impairment and mine closure costs

20,482

20,482


525,583

179

525,762

Goodwill impairment


115,791

115,791

Other nonoperating expenses


19,042

19,042

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


(268)

(268)









Adjusted EBITDA

$ 149,031

$   45,148

$ 194,179


$ 309,231

$  51,517

$   360,748


 

Adjusted net loss and adjusted diluted loss per share           
           
Adjusted net loss and adjusted diluted loss per common share are adjusted for the after-tax impact of acquisition related costs and are not measures of financial performance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. We believe that adjusted net loss and adjusted diluted loss 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 loss and adjusted diluted loss per share should not be considered in isolation, nor as an alternative to net loss or diluted loss per common share under generally accepted accounting principles.           

 














Three Months Ended June 30,



2013

2012


2013

2012


(Unaudited)

Net loss attributable to Arch Coal

$     (72,206)

$(435,489)


$(142,255)

$(434,283)







Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(2,209)

(4,451)


(5,019)

(18,468)

Asset impairment and mine closure costs

20,482

525,762


20,482

525,762

Goodwill impairment

115,791


115,791

Other nonoperating expenses

19,042


19,042

Tax impact of adjustments

(6,578)

(242,773)


(5,567)

(237,587)







Adjusted net loss attributable to Arch Coal

$     (60,511)

$  (22,118)


$(132,359)

$  (29,743)







Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

212,082

212,048


212,072

211,868







Diluted loss per share attributable to Arch Coal

$        (0.34)

$     (2.05)


$     (0.67)

$     (2.05)







Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(0.01)

(0.02)


(0.02)

(0.09)

Asset impairment and mine closure costs

0.10

2.48


0.10

2.48

Goodwill impairment

0.55


0.55

Other nonoperating expenses

0.09


0.09

Tax impact of adjustments

(0.04)

(1.15)


(0.03)

(1.12)

Adjusted diluted loss per share

$        (0.29)

$     (0.10)


$     (0.62)

$     (0.14)

SOURCE Arch Coal, Inc.



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