UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

 

  

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) August 9, 2012

  

JAMES RIVER COAL COMPANY

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Virginia 

 

000-51129 

 

54-1602012 

(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

901 E. Byrd Street, Suite 1600, Richmond, Virginia

 

23219 

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (804) 780-3000

 

Not Applicable

 

 (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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ITEM 2.02 RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION

 

The Company today issued a press release, attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, regarding its results of operations for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.

 

ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE

 

The Company will hold a conference call today regarding its results of operations for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Materials to be discussed in the conference call are attached as Exhibit 99.2 hereto.

 

The information in this report (including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2) is being furnished pursuant to Items 2.02 and 7.01 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise be subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Certain statements in this Form 8-K are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events and developments and the future performance of the Company, as well as management’s expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: a change in the demand for coal by electric utility customers; the loss of one or more of our largest customers; inability to secure new coal supply agreements or to extend existing coal supply agreements at market prices; our dependency on one railroad for transportation of a large percentage of our products; failure to exploit additional coal reserves; the risk that reserve estimates are inadequate; failure to diversify our operations; increased capital expenditures; encountering difficult mining conditions; increased costs of complying with mine health and safety regulations; bottlenecks or other difficulties in transporting coal to our customers; delays in the development of new mining projects; increased cost of raw materials; the effects of litigation, regulation and competition; lack of availability of financing sources; our compliance with debt covenants; the risk that we are unable to successfully integrate acquired assets into the business; our cash flows, results of operation or financial condition; the consummation of acquisition, disposition or financing transactions and the effect thereof on our business; governmental policies and regulatory actions; legal and administrative proceedings, settlements, investigations and claims; weather conditions or catastrophic weather-related damage; our production capabilities; availability of transportation; market demand for coal, electricity and steel; competition; our relationships with, and other conditions affecting, our customers; employee workforce factors; our assumptions concerning economically recoverable coal reserve estimates; future economic or capital market conditions; our plans and objectives for future operations and expansion or consolidation; our ability to integrate successfully operations that we have or may acquire or develop in the future, including those of International Resource Partners LP and its subsidiaries (collectively, IRP), or the risk that any such integration could be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected; the consummation of financing transactions, acquisitions or dispositions and the related effects on our business; uncertainty of our expected financial performance following the completion of the acquisition of IRP; disruption from the acquisition of IRP making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; and the other risks detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Company’s management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. These statements are based on current expectations and speak only as of the date of such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.

  

ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No. Description
   
99.1 Press release dated August 9, 2012 for the second quarter earnings
99.2 Discussion materials for August 9, 2012 conference call

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  JAMES RIVER COAL COMPANY
  (Registrant)
   
  By: /s/ Samuel M. Hopkins II
    Samuel M. Hopkins II
    Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Date: August 9, 2012

 

 

 

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