July 30, 2010 at 08:00 AM EDT
Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results
Quarterly revenues increase nearly 40% versus prior-year quarter

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

Earnings Highlights



Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended

In $ millions, except per share data


6/30/10


6/30/09



6/30/10


6/30/09











Revenues


$764.3


$554.6



$1,476.2


$1,235.7

Income from Operations


106.5


7.3



138.7


45.9

Net Income (Loss) (1)


66.2


(15.1)



64.4


15.5

Fully Diluted EPS


0.41


(0.11)



0.40


0.11

Adjusted EBITDA (2)


$199.4


$78.8



$330.8


$193.8











(1)/- Net income attributable to ACI.










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




Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today reported net income of $66.2 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2010, compared with a net loss of $15.1 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter.  Second quarter 2010 results included the amortization of coal supply agreements acquired in the Jacobs Ranch transaction, which was completed on Oct. 1, 2009.  Excluding this non-cash charge, second quarter 2010 adjusted net income was $69.5 million, or $0.43 per diluted share.  

Quarterly revenues increased nearly 40 percent versus the second quarter of 2009, driven by stronger global and domestic coal market fundamentals and higher volumes than in the year-ago quarter.  Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization ("EBITDA") more than doubled over the same time period to reach $199.4 million.  Second quarter 2010 results included an after-tax gain of $26.4 million on the exchange of Arch-owned coal reserves with Knight Hawk Holdings LLC ("Knight Hawk") for an increased ownership position in the company.  

"Arch delivered a strong operating performance in the second quarter of 2010 – with substantial increases in revenues, EPS and EBITDA – compared with the year-ago quarter," said Steven F. Leer, Arch's chairman and chief executive officer.  "Higher pricing in Central Appalachia and continued effective cost control in all operating segments helped expand our consolidated per-ton operating margin in the quarter just ended.  We also generated positive free cash flow for the first six months of 2010."

In the first half of the year, Arch generated adjusted EBITDA of $330.8 million compared with $193.8 million in adjusted EBITDA for the first six months of 2009.  Revenues totaled $1.5 billion for the first six months of 2010, an increase of nearly 20 percent versus the prior-year period.  Cash flow from operations increased 62 percent over the same time period to reach $259.3 million, while capital expenditures equaled $172.0 million for the first six months of 2010, a decline of 30 percent from the prior-year level.

"Coal markets have improved considerably since this time last year, but remain well below the levels of the bull market of 2008," said Leer.  "Global metallurgical markets remain relatively tight, and domestic steam coal conditions have strengthened meaningfully on the decline in stockpiles of U.S. generators, particularly those served by Powder River Basin coal."  

"Looking ahead, we expect to continue managing through any ongoing operational challenges and deliver even stronger results in the year's second half," added Leer.  "We also will remain disciplined in controlling our costs and capital spending levels to generate meaningful free cash flow for our stakeholders."  

Illinois Basin Expansion

Arch increased its equity interest in Knight Hawk, a private Illinois Basin coal producer, from 33 percent to 42 percent during the second quarter of 2010.  In exchange for the increased percentage ownership, Arch's resource management group contributed 68 million tons of company-owned reserves to Knight Hawk and recognized an after-tax gain of $26.4 million on the transaction.        

"The Knight Hawk transaction reflects our long-term strategy of expanding Arch's presence in the Illinois Basin and our confidence in building a partnership with an existing top 10 producer in the region," said Leer.  "With continued supply declines in Appalachia, we expect the Illinois Basin to follow the Powder River Basin in playing a growing role in U.S. and global energy markets."  

"This investment in Knight Hawk coupled with the eventual development of Arch's own Illinois reserves will allow us to capitalize on the expected future growth of the region," added Leer.  "Specifically, the addition of Illinois Basin coals to our strong portfolio of Powder River Basin, Western Bituminous and Central Appalachian assets augments Arch's product capabilities to further expand our customer reach, both domestically and internationally."

Knight Hawk shipped nearly 4 million tons of coal from its mining operations in 2009.  In addition to its interest in Knight Hawk, Arch still controls approximately 306 million tons of coal reserves in Illinois, three-fourths of which are low in chlorine content.

Operational Results

"We achieved higher realized prices and solid cost control in each of our operating regions during the second quarter of 2010 when compared with the first quarter," said John W. Eaves, Arch's president and chief operating officer.  "These strong results helped to expand our consolidated operating margin per ton by nearly 40 percent in the quarter just ended."


Arch Coal, Inc.






2Q10



1Q10



2Q09
















Tons sold (in millions)


38.1



37.5



27.4




Average sales price per ton


$18.86



$17.74



$19.43




Cash cost per ton


$13.87



$13.45



$16.26




Cash margin per ton


$4.99



$4.29



$3.17




Total operating cost per ton


$16.17



$15.80



$18.74




Operating margin per ton


$2.69



$1.94



$0.69
















Consolidated results may not tie to regional breakout due to rounding.







Above figures exclude transportation costs billed to customers.








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




Amortization of acquired coal supply agreements not included in results.  

Amounts reflected in this table exclude certain coal sales and purchases which have no effect

on company results.  For further description of the excluded transactions, please refer to

the supplemental regional schedule that can be found at http://investor.archcoal.com.















Second quarter 2010 consolidated operating margin expanded $0.75 per ton versus the first quarter.  Average sales price per ton rose 6 percent over this same time period, benefiting from a larger percentage of Central Appalachian coal in the company's overall volume mix coupled with higher average price realizations across all operating segments.  Operating costs per ton increased 2 percent in the second quarter of 2010 compared with the prior-quarter period, mainly driven by the increase in Central Appalachian coal in the company's overall volume mix.  On a regional basis, costs were lower in the Powder River Basin but slightly higher in Central Appalachia and the Western Bituminous Region.













Powder River Basin




2Q10



1Q10



2Q09












Tons sold (in millions)


31.0



30.6



21.3


Average sales price per ton


$11.88



$11.64



$12.56


Cash cost per ton


$9.23



$9.33



$10.54


Cash margin per ton


$2.65



$2.31



$2.02


Total operating cost per ton


$10.67



$10.79



$11.84


Operating margin per ton


$1.21



$0.85



$0.72












Above figures exclude transportation costs billed to customers.






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


Amortization of acquired coal supply agreements not included in results.  














In the Powder River Basin, second quarter 2010 operating margin earned was $1.21 per ton, an increase of 42 percent versus the first quarter.  Average sales price rose by $0.24 per ton in the second quarter of 2010 compared with the prior-quarter period, primarily reflecting higher pricing on market-based tons.  Second quarter 2010 operating costs, excluding amortization of acquired coal supply agreements, declined $0.12 per ton versus the first quarter and $1.17 per ton or 10 percent versus the second quarter of 2009, benefiting from the integration of the former Jacobs Ranch mine into Arch's Black Thunder operation and lower diesel costs.  



Western Bituminous Region



2Q10



1Q10



2Q09










Tons sold (in millions)


4.0



4.1



3.5

Average sales price per ton


$30.09



$28.97



$29.93

Cash cost per ton


$22.39



$21.45



$26.06

Cash margin per ton


$7.70



$7.52



$3.87

Total operating cost per ton


$26.99



$26.38



$31.49

Operating margin per ton


$3.10



$2.59



($1.56)










Above figures exclude transportation costs billed to customers.






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








In the Western Bituminous region, second quarter 2010 volumes decreased 3 percent compared with the first quarter, due to two outages at the Dugout Canyon mine in Utah, which in total spanned 36 days in the quarter just ended.  Despite Dugout Canyon's temporary idling during this time period, the region recorded an operating margin of $3.10 per ton, a 20 percent increase versus the first quarter.  Average sales price rose by $1.12 per ton in the second quarter of 2010 compared with the prior-quarter period, reflecting new customer sales and a more favorable mix of customer shipments.  Operating costs increased $0.61 per ton over the same time period, driven by the impact of lower volumes as well as the costs associated with the outages at Dugout Canyon, which totaled nearly $6.5 million in the quarter just ended.  













Central Appalachia




2Q10



1Q10



2Q09












Tons sold (in millions)


3.1



2.8



2.7


Average sales price per ton


$73.96



$68.43



$60.66


Cash cost per ton


$49.19



$47.20



$49.26


Cash margin per ton


$24.77



$21.23



$11.40


Total operating cost per ton


$57.10



$55.57



$57.30


Operating margin per ton


$16.86



$12.86



$3.36












Above figures exclude transportation costs billed to customers.







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




Arch acts as an intermediary on certain pass-through transactions that have no effect


on company results.  In addition, Arch services some legacy sales contracts by




purchasing and supplying third-party coal and records offsetting revenue and expenses


against a reserve established to account for these transactions. These transactions are


not reflected in this table.






















In Central Appalachia, Arch earned $16.86 per ton in operating margin during the second quarter of 2010, representing a 31 percent increase versus the first quarter.  Average sales price increased $5.53 per ton over this time period, reflecting a larger percentage of metallurgical coal shipments and higher pricing on metallurgical coal sales.  Operating costs increased $1.53 per ton in the second quarter of 2010 compared with the prior-quarter period, due to efforts to increase metallurgical coal production and higher sales-sensitive costs.  

Coal Market Trends

Coal market fundamentals continue to strengthen, as evidenced by the following:

  • Electricity generation grew 4 percent year-to-date through July 24, according to the Edison Electric Institute.  Power demand accelerated during the second quarter, and has reached near record levels in July, according to internal estimates.  For the first half of 2010, Arch forecasts that coal consumption for electric generation grew by roughly 25 million tons compared with the first half of 2009.
  • Domestic coal production in the first half of 2010 declined by 15.5 million tons, according to recently released MSHA data.  Coal production decreased in both the eastern and western United States, with Central Appalachia declining by more than 12 million tons and the southern Powder River Basin declining by more than 2 million tons through the six months ended June 30, 2010.
  • Consequently, U.S. generator coal stockpile levels have declined considerably since the peak in Nov. 2009, and totaled approximately 178 million tons at the end of June 2010.  While stockpiles in some U.S. regions remain above the five-year average, estimated stockpiles at Powder River Basin customers were 20 percent below year-ago levels and in line with the five-year average at the end of June, according to third-party estimates.  Additionally, based on continued favorable weather trends in July, Arch now expects U.S. coal stockpiles to decline by an additional 20 million to 25 million tons by the end of the summer season.
  • The company estimates that U.S. coal exports in the first half of 2010 reached approximately 39 million tons, an increase of 45 percent versus the first six months of 2009.  The strong 2010 export pace is on par with the robust 2008 level.  For the full year, Arch expects domestic coal exports to total 75 million to 80 million tons, representing an increase of 15 million to 20 million tons versus 2009.
  • Arch continues to forecast robust growth in seaborne coal demand, primarily driven by the Asia-Pacific market.  Global seaborne supply also is projected to grow but will not keep pace with demand, resulting in a shortfall of supply in global coal trade, according to company estimates.

"Favorable weather patterns, an improving U.S. economy, growth in global coal demand, and declining domestic coal production are all positively impacting coal markets," said Leer.  "Arch has the ability to capitalize on these positive trends through our unpriced sales leverage and strong operating platform."  

Sales Contract Portfolio

Arch continues to follow a patient approach to sales contracting in the current market.  "We are selectively participating in new sales contract opportunities, with the goal of expanding our future profitability," said Eaves.  "At the same time, we have maintained a significant unpriced sales portfolio for future years as we expect coal markets to strengthen further."  

Since the last update, Arch selectively placed roughly 10 million tons of steam coal for annual delivery in 2011 and 2012, at prices that met or exceeded the regional average forward market price curve that prevailed at the time.  (Roughly 5 million tons placed in the second quarter of 2010 resulted from a contract price re-opener.)  Arch also committed roughly 1 million tons of metallurgical coal for 2010 delivery, at average netback mine prices above $130 per ton.

Based on current expected production levels, Arch has uncommitted volumes of 55 million to 65 million tons in 2011, and uncommitted volumes of 90 million to 100 million tons in 2012.  In addition, Arch has approximately 5 million tons committed but not yet priced in 2010, and roughly 20 million tons committed but not yet priced in both 2011 and 2012.

2010 Guidance

Arch has adjusted its 2010 earnings guidance as follows:

  • Sales volume from company-controlled operations is expected to be in the 147 million to 155 million ton range, excluding purchased coal from third parties.  Sales of metallurgical coal (coking and pulverized coal injection/PCI) – included within the company's full year volume guidance range – are expected to be in the 6 million to 7 million ton range.  
  • Earnings per diluted share on a GAAP basis is projected to be between $0.98 and $1.26, including non-cash amortization of acquired coal supply agreements.  Excluding this non-cash charge, adjusted earnings per diluted share would be in the range of $1.10 to $1.40.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is forecasted to be in the $718 million to $790 million range.  
  • Capital spending is expected to remain in the $315 million to $335 million range.
  • Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense (excluding non-cash amortization of acquired coal supply agreements) is projected to be between $372 million and $376 million.  

"The next energy market up-cycle is at hand and we believe that a sustained period of growth is underway," said Leer.  "Increased power demand from rising GDP, growth in demand from new coal plant start-ups, a vibrant coal export market and continued rationalization of high-cost supply should lead to a stronger U.S. coal industry.  We have positioned the company well to benefit from the changing landscape of domestic and global coal markets," said Leer.  

A conference call regarding Arch Coal's second quarter 2010 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 Web site (<http://investor.archcoal.com>).

St. Louis-based Arch Coal is the second largest U.S. coal producer, with revenues of $2.6 billion in 2009.  Through its national network of mines, Arch supplies cleaner-burning, low-sulfur coal to U.S. power producers to fuel roughly 8 percent of the nation's electricity.  The company also ships coal to domestic and international steel manufacturers as well as international power producers.

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 Income

(In thousands, except per share data)



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2010


2009


2010


2009


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Revenues








 Coal sales

$ 764,295


$ 554,612


$ 1,476,169


$ 1,235,652









Costs, expenses and other








 Cost of coal sales

570,861


467,521


1,121,611


1,014,647

 Depreciation, depletion and amortization

87,759


68,419


176,278


141,688

 Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

5,214


58


15,967


(170)

 Selling, general and administrative expenses

35,344


21,627


62,510


46,741

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

4,587


(6,458)


10,464


(6,986)

 Gain on Knight Hawk transaction

(41,577)


-


(41,577)


-

 Costs related to acquisition of Jacobs Ranch

-


3,025


-


6,375

 Other operating income, net

(4,392)


(6,889)


(7,783)


(12,524)


657,796


547,303


1,337,470


1,189,771

















     Income from operations

106,499


7,309


138,699


45,881









Interest expense, net:








 Interest expense

(35,125)


(20,657)


(70,208)


(40,675)

 Interest income

623


417


961


6,885


(34,502)


(20,240)


(69,247)


(33,790)

















     Income (loss) before income taxes

71,997


(12,931)


69,452


12,091

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

5,723


2,230


4,948


(3,320)

     Net income (loss)

66,274


(15,161)


64,504


15,411

     Less: Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

(118)


35


(144)


42

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

$   66,156


$ (15,126)


$      64,360


$      15,453









Earnings (loss) per common share








Basic earnings (loss) per common share

$       0.41


$     (0.11)


$          0.40


$          0.11

Diluted earnings (loss) per common share

$       0.41


$     (0.11)


$          0.40


$          0.11









Weighted average shares outstanding








 Basic

162,388


142,815


162,380


142,802

 Diluted

163,130


142,815


163,105


142,924









Dividends declared per common share  

$       0.10


$       0.09


$          0.19


$          0.18









Adjusted EBITDA (A) (unaudited)

$ 199,354


$   78,846


$    330,800


$    193,816









(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,



2010


2009



(Unaudited)



Assets




 Current assets





   Cash and cash equivalents


$      56,966


$        61,138

   Trade accounts receivable


243,567


190,738

   Other receivables


33,221


40,632

   Inventories


238,317


240,776

   Prepaid royalties


49,441


21,085

   Deferred income taxes


20,937


-

   Coal derivative assets


14,598


18,807

   Other


88,094


113,606

                             Total current assets


745,141


686,782






 Property, plant and equipment, net


3,346,294


3,366,186






 Other assets





   Prepaid royalties


65,683


86,622

   Goodwill


113,701


113,701

   Deferred income taxes


335,412


354,869

   Equity investments


150,136


87,268

   Other


134,173


145,168

                             Total other assets


799,105


787,628

                             Total assets


$ 4,890,540


$   4,840,596






Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity





 Current liabilities





   Accounts payable


$    157,965


$      128,402

   Coal derivative liabilities


7,570


2,244

   Deferred income taxes


-


5,901

   Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


226,365


227,716

   Current maturities of debt and short-term borrowings


243,660


267,464

                             Total current liabilities


635,560


631,727

 Long-term debt


1,540,363


1,540,223

 Asset retirement obligations


317,257


305,094

 Accrued pension benefits


67,252


68,266

 Accrued postretirement benefits other than pension


45,441


43,865

 Accrued workers' compensation


27,676


29,110

 Other noncurrent liabilities


95,559


98,243

                             Total liabilities


2,729,108


2,716,528






 Redeemable noncontrolling interest


9,993


8,962






Stockholders' Equity





   Common stock


1,643


1,643

   Paid-in capital


1,728,806


1,721,230

   Treasury stock, at cost


(53,848)


(53,848)

   Retained earnings


499,423


465,934

   Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(24,585)


(19,853)

                             Total stockholders' equity


2,151,439


2,115,106

                             Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$ 4,890,540


$   4,840,596



Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)



Six Months Ended


June 30,


2010


2009


(Unaudited)

Operating activities




Net income

$  64,504


$  15,411

Adjustments to reconcile to cash  provided by operating activities:




 Depreciation, depletion and amortization

176,278


141,688

 Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

15,967


(170)

 Prepaid royalties expensed

16,048


17,173

 Gain on Knight Hawk transaction

(41,577)


-

 Gain on dispositions of property, plant and equipment

(111)


(286)

 Employee stock-based compensation expense

7,439


6,901

 Changes in:




     Receivables

(44,057)


60,982

     Inventories

2,458


(49,260)

     Coal derivative assets and liabilities

11,631


16,830

     Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

32,060


(51,760)

     Deferred income taxes

(4,719)


(5,751)

     Other

23,434


8,433





   Cash provided by operating activities

259,355


160,191





Investing activities




Capital expenditures

(171,958)


(246,562)

Proceeds from dispositions of property, plant and equipment

229


715

Purchases of investments and advances to affiliates

(14,249)


(9,463)

Additions to prepaid royalties

(23,466)


(22,524)

Reimbursement of deposits on equipment

-


3,209





   Cash used in investing activities

(209,444)


(274,625)





Financing activities




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

(15,555)


134,349

Net payments on other debt

(8,249)


(9,763)

Debt financing costs

(437)


(4,574)

Dividends paid

(30,870)


(25,725)

Issuance of common stock under incentive plans

137


58

Contribution from non-controlling interest

891


-





   Cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(54,083)


94,345





Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(4,172)


(20,089)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

61,138


70,649





Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$  56,966


$  50,560



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, net.  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 to calculate 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 service and

   incur debt based on ongoing operations. Furthermore, analogous measures are used by industry analysts to evaluate

   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


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2010


2009


2010


2009


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Net income (loss)

$   66,274


$ (15,161)


$   64,504


$   15,411

    Income tax expense (benefit)

5,723


2,230


4,948


(3,320)

    Interest expense, net

34,502


20,240


69,247


33,790

    Depreciation, depletion and amortization

87,759


68,419


176,278


141,688

    Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

5,214


58


15,967


(170)

    Costs related to acquisition of Jacobs Ranch

-


3,025


-


6,375

    Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

(118)


35


(144)


42









    Adjusted EBITDA

$ 199,354


$   78,846


$ 330,800


$ 193,816

















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-

   related expenses and are not measures of financial performance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  

   Adjustments made to arrive at these amounts 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.


   We believe that adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per common share better reflect the trend of future

   results.
















Three Months Ended





June 30,
2010







(Unaudited)




Net income (loss) attributable to Arch Coal

$   66,156















    Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

5,214







    Costs related to acquisition of Jacobs Ranch

-







    Tax impact of adjustments

(1,903)















Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Arch Coal

$   69,467







Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

163,130















Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$       0.43























Reconciliation of 2010 Targets








Adjusted EBITDA







Targeted Results






Year Ended




December 31, 2010






Low


High






(Unaudited)





Net income attributable to Arch Coal, Inc.

$ 160,000


$ 206,500





    Income tax expense (benefit)

16,000


37,500





    Interest expense, net

139,000


135,000





    Depreciation, depletion and amortization

372,000


376,000





    Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

31,000


35,000













    Adjusted EBITDA

$ 718,000


$ 790,000













Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share
















Targeted Results






Year Ended






December 31, 2010






Low


High






(Unaudited)





Net income attributable to Arch Coal

$ 160,000


$ 206,000













    Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

31,000


35,000





    Tax impact of adjustments

(11,315)


(12,775)













Adjusted net income attributable to Arch Coal

$ 179,685


$ 228,225





Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

163,000


163,000













Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$       1.10


$       1.40







Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Schedule of Consolidated Debt

(In thousands)








June 30,


December 31,



2010


2009



(Unaudited)






Commercial paper


$      61,998


$        49,453

Revolving credit agreement


65,000


120,000

Accounts receivable securitization program


110,900


84,000

6.75% senior notes ($950.0 million face value)


954,098


954,782

8.75% senior notes ($600.0 million face value)


586,265


585,441

Other


5,762


14,011



1,784,023


1,807,687

Less: current maturities of debt and short-term borrowings


243,660


267,464

Long-term debt


$ 1,540,363


$   1,540,223



SOURCE Arch Coal, Inc.

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