February 04, 2014 at 07:45 AM EST
Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results
U.S. generator coal stockpiles reached lowest year-end level since 2006

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today reported revenues of $719.4 million and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization ("EBITDA") of $38.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. The company's results reflect a softer pricing environment for metallurgical and thermal coals than in the prior-year quarter, as well as the impact of previously disclosed rail service issues in the Powder River Basin and geological challenges encountered in Appalachia.



Earnings Highlights



Quarter Ended


Year Ended

In $ millions, except per share data


12/31/13


12/31/12



12/31/13


12/31/12

Revenues 1


$719.4


$867.0



$3,014.4


$3,768.1

Income (Loss) from Operations 1

(340.7)


(307.2)



(663.1)


(757.0)

Net Income (Loss) 2


(371.2)


(295.4)



(641.8)


(684.0)

Diluted EPS/LPS


(1.75)


(1.39)



(3.03)


(3.24)

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) 2,3


(95.1)


(88.7)



(229.2)


(76.9)

Adjusted Diluted EPS/LPS 3


(0.45)


(0.42)



(1.08)


(0.36)

Adjusted EBITDA 3


$38.4


$71.2



$425.9


$688.5











1/- Excludes discontinued operations.










2/- Net income (loss) attributable to ACI.









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













"The December start-up of longwall operations at the Leer mine in Appalachia helped to counterbalance the impact of rail service disruptions and adverse geologic issues we faced in the fourth quarter of 2013," said John W. Eaves, Arch's president and chief executive officer. "Looking ahead, we expect the new Leer mine to deliver a strong return on our $400 million investment given its high quality and strategic access to seaborne markets." 

During the fourth quarter of 2013, Arch reported a net loss of $371.2 million, or $1.75 per diluted share. The fourth quarter results include a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $265.4 million, which has no impact on the company's liquidity, operating cash flow and ongoing business operations. Excluding the charge for goodwill impairment, early debt retirement, other one-time costs, non-cash accretion of acquired coal supply agreements and the related tax impacts of these items, Arch's adjusted net loss was $95.1 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2013. In the prior-year quarter, Arch reported an adjusted net loss of $88.7 million, or $0.42 per diluted share.

Additionally, Arch recorded a $12.0 million charge in the fourth quarter of 2013 to reflect the settlement of legal claims brought by the United Mine Workers of America ("UMWA") against Arch subsequent to Patriot Coal's bankruptcy. As previously announced, Arch also completed the acquisition of the Guffey metallurgical coal reserves from Patriot Coal in December 2013 for $16.0 million. These reserves will extend the life of the Leer mine by nearly three years.

2013 Highlights

"Arch achieved measurable success in 2013 by extending its strong safety track record, containing costs in key operating regions, reducing capital spending across the organization, exercising disciplined liquidity management, monetizing non-strategic thermal coal mines and completing a new metallurgical coal mine in West Virginia," said Eaves. "However, due to a soft market environment particularly for metallurgical coal, Arch's earnings decreased in 2013 compared to a year ago."  

For full year 2013, revenues totaled $3.0 billion on coal sales of 140 million tons. The company generated adjusted EBITDA of $426.0 million in 2013 compared with $688.5 million in 2012. Arch also reported an adjusted net loss of $229.2 million, or $1.08 per share, in 2013.  

Of particular note, Arch divested its Canyon Fuel subsidiary for $422.7 million in cash in August 2013. The company recorded a total gain of $120.3 million on the sale, and anticipates cumulative capital and administrative cost savings of more than $200 million during the next four years due to the divestiture of those assets.

"Arch's achievements during 2013 helped advance the company's long-term strategy of re-aligning the portfolio to focus on core assets with the best return potential," said Eaves. "One such core asset is the Leer mine, which will upgrade and expand our Appalachian metallurgical coal platform. That platform, combined with our strong Powder River Basin franchise, creates a compelling long-term value proposition for shareholders – one that provides diversity to manage the volatility in the industry as well as significant growth potential as coal markets correct."

Financial Items

In December of 2013, Arch completed the tender of its $600 million senior unsecured notes due 2016. To redeem the notes, Arch successfully issued $350 million in senior secured second lien notes due 2019 and increased its secured first lien term loan due 2018 by $300 million. Arch also amended its senior secured revolving credit facility to relax certain financial covenants and eliminate others while providing the company with further flexibility during the term of that facility. As of Dec. 31, 2013, Arch had total available liquidity of $1.4 billion, of which $1.2 billion was in cash and short-term interest-bearing securities.

"The financing transactions completed during the fourth quarter enhanced Arch's liquidity and eliminated debt maturities until 2018 without increasing our cost of capital," said John T. Drexler, Arch's senior vice president and chief financial officer. "At the same time, we have maintained a significant portion of our capital structure in pre-payable debt financing, which will allow Arch to de-lever as coal markets correct."

Core Values

Arch delivered its second-best safety performance in company history with a 2013 total incident rate that was nearly 20 percent lower than its 2012 rate. The company's 2013 lost-time incident rate also outperformed the national coal industry average by more than three times. In addition, Arch achieved its second-best environmental performance in 2013, with a 30 percent improvement compared with its 2012 rate.

Arch subsidiaries attained numerous awards for excellence, and achieved several notable milestones, in pursuit of the company's core values. Arch earned more than 30 safety and environmental honors in 2013, including two prestigious national Sentinels of Safety awards. Major safety milestones were achieved by the West Elk mine in Colorado, which operated 2 million employee hours without a lost-time incident, as well as the Coal Creek mine in Wyoming and the Hazard complex in Kentucky, which each completed 1 million employee hours without a lost-time incident.

"I would like to congratulate our employees for achieving strong safety and environmental performances in 2013," said Paul A. Lang, Arch's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "We made measured progress in driving down incident rates, and our efforts to achieve the ultimate goal of operating without an environmental violation or reportable safety incident will continue."

Operational Results

"Arch successfully delivered on its cost containment and capital constraint goals for 2013, despite a challenging fourth quarter operating environment," said Lang. "Specifically, we reduced costs per ton in our key regions, the Powder River Basin and Appalachia, and significantly lowered our capital expenditures by close to $100 million from 2012 levels."















Arch Coal, Inc.



4Q13



3Q13



FY13



FY12















Tons sold (in millions)


32.3



38.3



139.6



140.7


Average sales price per ton

$19.91



$19.54



$20.85



$25.90


Cash cost per ton


$18.10



$16.51



$17.76



$20.49


Cash margin per ton


$1.81



$3.03



$3.09



$5.41


Total operating cost per ton 

$21.10



$19.37



$20.91



$24.17


Operating margin per ton

($1.19)



$0.17



($0.06)



$1.73















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

Operating results include Canyon Fuel subsidiary through transaction close.


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














Arch earned $1.81 per ton in consolidated cash margin in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with $3.03 per ton in the third quarter. Consolidated sales price per ton increased 2 percent over the same time period, while consolidated cash cost per ton increased 10 percent, primarily reflecting the impact of rail disruptions in the company's Powder River Basin segment.

For full year 2013, Arch earned consolidated cash margin of $3.09 per ton versus $5.41 per ton in the prior year. Consolidated 2013 sales price per ton declined versus 2012 levels, due to lower pricing on metallurgical and export thermal coal sales and a larger percentage of lower-priced tons in the company's volume mix. The lower annual sales price per ton was partially offset by a decrease in the company's consolidated cash cost per ton over the same time period, due to strong cost control measures in the Powder River Basin and Appalachian segments.   














Powder River Basin



4Q13



3Q13



FY13



FY12













Tons sold (in millions)


26.4



31.5



111.7



104.4

Average sales price per ton

$12.28



$12.26



$12.44



$13.61

Cash cost per ton


$11.37



$10.20



$10.65



$11.19

Cash margin per ton


$0.91



$2.06



$1.79



$2.42

Total operating cost per ton 

$12.90



$11.68



$12.18



$12.79

Operating margin per ton

($0.62)



$0.58



$0.26



$0.82













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, Arch recorded a cash margin of $0.91 per ton in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with $2.06 per ton in the third quarter. While the company's fourth quarter 2013 sales price per ton was comparable to the third quarter, cash cost per ton increased, driven by the impact of lower-than-planned shipment levels stemming from rail service issues on the Joint Line as well as higher maintenance expense.

For full year 2013, Arch earned a cash margin of $1.79 per ton in the Powder River Basin versus $2.42 per ton in 2012. Annual sales price per ton in 2013 declined 9 percent versus the prior year, driven by softer pricing on domestic and export tons. Annual cash cost per ton decreased 5 percent over the same time period, due to operating efficiencies and successful cost control initiatives at the company's mines in the region.















Appalachia



4Q13



3Q13



FY13



FY12















Tons sold (in millions)


3.5



3.3



14.2



18.6


Average sales price per ton


$69.54



$73.71



$73.07



$85.06


Cash cost per ton


$67.41



$67.99



$67.00



$69.46


Cash margin per ton


$2.13



$5.72



$6.07



$15.60


Total operating cost per ton 


$80.36



$82.03



$81.27



$84.09


Operating margin per ton


($10.82)



($8.32)



($8.20)



$0.97















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 $2.13 per ton in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with $5.72 per ton in the third quarter. Sales price per ton decreased 6 percent over the same time period, due to a larger percentage of lower-priced thermal tons in Arch's regional volume mix. The fourth quarter 2013 cash cost per ton decreased slightly versus the prior-quarter period, as strong cost control at several operations more than offset the impact of geological challenges at the Mountain Laurel mine.

For full year 2013, Arch earned a cash margin of $6.07 per ton in Appalachia compared with $15.60 per ton in 2012. Annual sales volumes in 2013 declined more than 4 million tons when compared with 2012, with the majority of the reduction representing thermal tons from operations that were idled in response to soft market conditions. Annual sales price per ton decreased over the same time period, driven by lower pricing on metallurgical and thermal tons. Annual cash cost decreased by $2.46 per ton in 2013 versus 2012, benefitting from successful cost control in the region.















Bituminous Thermal



4Q13



3Q13



FY13



FY12















Tons sold (in millions)


2.4



3.5



13.7



17.7


Average sales price per ton*


$32.17



$33.74



$35.12



$36.35


Cash cost per ton*


$20.65



$24.49



$24.57



$23.89


Cash margin per ton


$11.52



$9.25



$10.55



$12.46


Total operating cost per ton*


$25.51



$29.17



$29.36



$28.41


Operating margin per ton


$6.66



$4.57



$5.76



$7.94















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



Operating results include Canyon Fuel subsidiary through transaction close.





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





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


















In the Bituminous Thermal segment, fourth quarter 2013 cash margin per ton increased 25 percent versus the third quarter. Sales price per ton declined 5 percent over the same time period, but was more than offset by a 16 percent decline in cash cost per ton, attributable to a strong performance at West Elk and the effect of the divestiture of the company's Canyon Fuel Utah subsidiary in August 2013.

For full year 2013, cash margin in the Bituminous Thermal segment totaled $10.55 per ton versus $12.46 per ton in 2012. The sale of the company's Utah operations in August 2013 impacted the comparison of results. Annual sales price per ton in 2013 decreased versus 2012, partially driven by lower pricing on export tons. Cash cost per ton increased marginally over the same time period, primarily due to a strong performance by the Utah operations during 2012.

Market Trends

Domestic thermal coal market fundamentals improved over the course of 2013. According to internal estimates, U.S. coal consumption for power generation rose by more than 35 million tons in 2013, while U.S. coal production totaled 984 million tons, the first time since 1993 that domestic coal supplies fell below the 1-billion-ton mark. As a result, U.S. power generator coal stockpiles fell meaningfully over the course of the year, and reached the lowest year-end level since 2006 of approximately 148 million tons.

Arch expects U.S. thermal coal markets to tighten further in 2014, with favorable weather trends and healthier economic activity driving increased power demand. In addition, elevated natural gas prices compared with prior years should ensure that western coals – as well as most eastern coals – are competitively priced for power generation. Even with growth in U.S. coal supply, Arch projects additional drawdown on coal stockpiles during 2014. If such a drop in stockpiles occurs, coal inventories at thermal customers would fall to levels not seen since 2005.

While thermal markets are gaining momentum, global metallurgical coal markets remain weak. However, seaborne metallurgical prices are likely at unsustainably low levels, making it difficult to justify ongoing and new capital investment. While new global metallurgical coal supply entered the market during 2013 and must be absorbed, incremental production increases going forward should be largely offset by rationalization of higher-cost metallurgical supply. These trends should tighten metallurgical markets in the future.

2014 Plans




2014


2015




 Tons 

 $ per ton 


 Tons 

 $ per ton 

Sales Volume (in millions tons)











Thermal



124.0

-

134.0







Met



7.5

-

8.5







Total



131.5

-

142.5



















Powder River Basin











Committed, Priced





91.2



$13.18


52.4

$13.78

Committed, Unpriced




8.0





8.6


Total Committed





99.2





61.0


Average Cash Cost






$10.70

-

$11.00
















Appalachia












Committed, Priced Thermal




5.0



$57.07


1.9

$57.75

Committed, Unpriced Thermal




0.3





-


Committed, Priced Metallurgical




3.5



$84.84


1.4

$87.01

Committed, Unpriced Metallurgical



0.7





0.2


Total Committed





9.5





3.5


Average Cash Cost






$63.00

-

$67.00
















Bituminous Thermal











Committed, Priced





3.9



$36.20


2.5

$38.95

Committed, Unpriced




0.6





-


Total Committed





4.5





2.5


Average Cash Cost






$25.00

-

$28.00
















Corporate (in $ millions)











D,D&A






$430

-

$460




S,G&A






$122

-

$130




Interest Expense 






$385

-

$395




Capital Expenditures





$180

-

$200




"Looking ahead, we will remain focused on what we can control – costs, capital spending and sales commitments," said Eaves. "Our goal in 2014 will be to once again tighten our belts to reduce cash outflow further and increase operational efficiencies. In addition, we will continue to evaluate ways to strengthen and optimize our asset portfolio. With signs that a rebound in U.S. thermal coal demand and pricing may be forthcoming, we are managing our operations in a manner that will enable us to benefit from that rebound as it occurs."

Arch expects to sell between 124 million and 134 million tons into thermal markets during 2014. The company also expects to ship between 7.5 million and 8.5 million tons into coking coal and pulverized coal injection (PCI) markets during this calendar year. That range reflects the impact of metallurgical coal production reductions and cutbacks made in 2013, offset by incremental longwall production from the Leer mine.

Currently, Arch anticipates that 2014 costs in the Powder River Basin will be slightly higher than 2013 levels, offset by lower estimated costs in Appalachia. Arch also expects a reduction in general and administrative expenses in 2014 versus 2013 levels.  Capital expenditures totaled $297 million in 2013, which was nearly $100 million less than the company spent in 2012. For 2014, Arch currently expects capital spending of less than $200 million, inclusive of $75 million for scheduled payments for land reserve additions.

A conference call regarding Arch Coal's fourth quarter and full year 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 December 31,


Year Ended December 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012


(Unaudited)









Revenues

$ 719,386


$ 867,034


$3,014,357


$3,768,126









Costs, expenses and other operating








  Cost of sales

668,483


740,793


2,663,136


3,155,099

  Depreciation, depletion and amortization

98,841


117,580


426,442


492,211

  Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(1,870)


(2,628)


(9,457)


(25,189)

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

5,792


13,237


7,845


(16,590)

  Asset impairment and mine closure costs

-


15,743


220,879


539,182

  Goodwill impairment

265,423


214,889


265,423


330,680

  Contract settlement resulting from Patriot Coal bankruptcy

-


58,335


-


58,335

  Reduction in accrual related to acquired litigation

-


-


-


(79,532)

  Selling, general and administrative expenses

37,137


34,994


133,448


134,299

  Other operating income, net

(13,742)


(18,751)


(30,218)


(63,357)


1,060,064


1,174,192


3,677,498


4,525,138









     Loss from operations

(340,678)


(307,158)


(663,141)


(757,012)









Interest expense, net








  Interest expense

(95,813)


(88,405)


(381,267)


(317,615)

  Interest and investment income

1,854


1,905


6,603


5,473


(93,959)


(86,500)


(374,664)


(312,142)









Nonoperating expense








Net loss resulting from early retirement and refinancing of debt

(42,921)


(4,626)


(42,921)


(23,668)









Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

(477,558)


(398,284)


(1,080,726)


(1,092,822)

Benefit from income taxes

(104,764)


(91,251)


(335,498)


(353,907)

     Loss from continuing operations

(372,794)


(307,033)


(745,228)


(738,915)

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

1,580


11,610


103,396


55,228

  Net loss

(371,214)


(295,423)


(641,832)


(683,687)

     Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

-


-


-


(268)

     Net loss attributable to Arch Coal, Inc.

$(371,214)


$(295,423)


$  (641,832)


$  (683,955)









Loss from continuing operations








Basic loss per common share

$     (1.76)


$     (1.45)


$       (3.52)


$       (3.50)

Diluted loss per common share

$     (1.76)


$     (1.45)


$       (3.52)


$       (3.50)









Net Loss attributable to Arch Coal, Inc.








Basic loss per common share

$     (1.75)


$     (1.39)


$       (3.03)


$       (3.24)

Diluted loss per common share

$     (1.75)


$     (1.39)


$       (3.03)


$       (3.24)









Basic weighted average shares outstanding

212,136


212,048


212,098


211,381

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

212,136


212,048


212,098


211,381









Dividends declared per common share

$      0.03


$      0.03


$        0.12


$        0.20









Adjusted EBITDA (A)

$   38,359


$   71,195


$   425,922


$   688,454

Adjusted diluted loss per common share (A)

$     (0.45)


$     (0.42)


$       (1.08)


$       (0.36)

(A) Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted diluted Loss per common share are defined and reconciled under "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures" later in this release.

 

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)






December 31,


2013


2012


(Unaudited)

Assets




Current assets




  Cash and cash equivalents

$   911,099


$     784,622

  Restricted cash

-


3,453

  Short term investments

248,414


234,305

  Trade accounts receivable

198,020


247,539

  Other receivables

31,553


84,541

  Inventories

264,161


365,424

  Prepaid royalties

8,083


11,416

  Deferred income taxes

49,144


67,360

  Coal derivative assets

14,851


22,975

  Other current assets

56,746


92,469

  Total current assets

1,782,071


1,914,104





Property, plant and equipment, net

6,734,286


7,337,098





Other assets




  Prepaid royalties

87,577


87,773

  Goodwill

-


265,423

  Equity investments

221,456


242,215

  Other noncurrent assets

164,803


160,164

     Total other assets

473,836


755,575

Total assets

$8,990,193


$10,006,777





Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Current liabilities




  Accounts payable

$   176,142


$     224,418

  Coal derivative liabilities

12


1,737

  Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

278,575


318,018

  Current maturities of debt

33,493


32,896

     Total current liabilities

488,222


577,069

  Long-term debt

5,118,002


5,085,879

  Asset retirement obligations

402,713


409,705

  Accrued pension benefits

7,111


67,630

  Accrued postretirement benefits other than pension

39,255


45,086

  Accrued workers' compensation

78,062


81,629

  Deferred income taxes

413,546


664,182

  Other noncurrent liabilities

190,033


221,030

     Total liabilities

6,736,944


7,152,210





Stockholders' equity




  Common Stock

2,141


2,141

  Paid-in capital

3,038,613


3,026,823

  Treasury stock, at cost

(53,848)


(53,848)

  Accumulated deficit

(771,349)


(104,042)

  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

37,692


(16,507)

     Total stockholders' equity

2,253,249


2,854,567

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$8,990,193


$10,006,777

 

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)










Year Ended December 31,


2013


2012


(Unaudited)

Operating activities




Net loss

$(641,832)


$(683,687)

Adjustments to reconcile to cash provided by operating activities:




  Depreciation, depletion and amortization

447,704


525,508

  Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(9,457)


(25,189)

  Amortization relating to financing activities

24,789


20,238

  Prepaid royalties expensed

13,706


22,650

  Employee stock-based compensation expense

11,790


11,822

  Amortization of premiums on debt securities held

3,680


-

  Gain on sale of Canyon Fuel

(120,321)


-

  Asset impairment and noncash mine closure costs

220,879


531,234

  Goodwill impairment

265,423


330,680

  Net loss resulting from early retirement of debt and financing activities

42,921


23,668

  Changes in:




      Receivables

62,881


113,531

      Inventories

44,635


9,468

      Coal derivative assets and liabilities

3,606


(13,158)

      Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

(77,521)


(171,580)

      Income taxes, net

(4,520)


27,545

      Deferred income taxes

(263,099)


(336,036)

      Asset retirement obligations

17,432


(42,531)

      Other

13,046


(11,359)

         Cash provided by operating activities

55,742


332,804





Investing activities




  Capital expenditures

(296,984)


(395,225)

  Minimum royalty payments

(14,947)


(13,269)

  Proceeds from dispositions of property, plant and equipment

10,790


22,825

  Proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions

34,919


-

  Proceeds from sale of Canyon Fuel

422,663


-

  Purchases of short term investments

(213,726)


(236,862)

  Proceeds from sales of short term investments

194,537


1,754

  Investments in and advances to affiliates

(15,260)


(17,758)

  Purchase of noncontrolling interest

-


(17,500)

  Change in restricted cash

3,453


6,869

         Cash provided by (used in) investing activities

125,445


(649,166)





Financing activities




  Proceeds from term loan

294,000


1,633,500

  Proceeds from issuance of senior notes

350,000


359,753

  Payments to retire debt

(629,172)


(452,934)

  Payments on term loan

(17,250)


(7,625)

  Net decrease in borrowings under lines of credit

-


(481,300)

  Net payments on other debt

(6,324)


(682)

  Debt financing costs

(20,489)


(50,568)

  Dividends paid

(25,475)


(42,440)

  Proceeds from exercise of options under incentive plans

-


5,131

         Cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(54,710)


962,835





Increase in cash and cash equivalents

126,477


646,473

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

784,622


138,149





Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$ 911,099


$ 784,622

 

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Schedule of Consolidated Debt

(In thousands)








December 31,


December 31,



2013


2012



(Unaudited)






Term loan due 2018 ($1.93 billion and $1.65 billion face value, respectively)


$    1,906,975


$ 1,627,384

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



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


362,358


360,042

8.00% senior secured notes due 2019 at par


350,000


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


32,162


40,350



5,151,495


5,118,775

Less: current maturities of debt


33,493


32,896

Long-term debt


$    5,118,002


$ 5,085,879






Calculation of net debt





Total debt


$    5,151,495


$ 5,118,775

Less liquid assets





Cash and cash equivalents


911,099


784,622

Short term investments


248,414


234,305



1,159,513


1,018,927

Net debt


$    3,991,982


$ 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 condition. Therefore, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, nor as an alternative to net income, income items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant in understanding and assessing our financial 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 December 31,


2013


2012


Continuing Operations


Discontinued Operations


Total Company


Continuing Operations


Discontinued Operations


Total Company


(Unaudited)

Net income (loss)

$(372,794)


$     1,580


$  (371,214)


$(307,033)


$  11,610


$  (295,423)

   Income tax (benefit) expense

(104,764)


3,063


(101,701)


(91,251)


12,897


(78,354)

   Interest expense, net

93,959


-


93,959


86,500


6


86,506

   Depreciation, depletion and amortization

98,841


-


98,841


117,580


8,256


125,836

   Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(1,870)


-


(1,870)


(2,628)


-


(2,628)

   Earnings before Interest, Taxes and DD&A (EBITDA)

(286,628)


4,643


(281,985)


(196,832)


32,769


(164,063)

   Adjustments:












Asset impairment and mine closure costs

-


-


-


15,743


-


15,743

Goodwill impairment

265,423


-


265,423


214,889


-


214,889

Settlement of UMWA legal claims

12,000


-


12,000


-


-


-

Other nonoperating expenses

42,921


-


42,921


4,626


-


4,626

Total adjustments, pre-tax

320,344


-


320,344


235,258


-


235,258

Adjusted EBITDA

$   33,716


$     4,643


$    38,359


$   38,426


$  32,769


$    71,195














Year Ended December 31,


2013


2012


Continuing Operations


Discontinued Operations


Total Company


Continuing Operations


Discontinued Operations


Total Company


(Unaudited)

Net income (loss)

$(745,228)


$ 103,396


$  (641,832)


$(738,915)


$  55,228


$  (683,687)

   Income tax (benefit) expense

(335,498)


49,092


(286,406)


(353,907)


20,190


(333,717)

   Interest expense, net

374,664


26


374,690


312,142


6


312,148

   Depreciation, depletion and amortization

426,442


21,262


447,704


492,211


33,297


525,508

   Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(9,457)


-


(9,457)


(25,189)


-


(25,189)

   Earnings before Interest, Taxes and DD&A (EBITDA)

(289,077)


173,776


(115,301)


(313,658)


108,721


(204,937)

   Asset impairment and mine closure costs

220,879


-


220,879


539,182


129


539,311

   Goodwill and other intangible asset impairment

265,423


-


265,423


330,680


-


330,680

   Settlement of UMWA legal claims

12,000


-


12,000


-


-


-

   Other nonoperating expenses

42,921


-


42,921


23,668


-


23,668

   Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

-


-


-


(268)


-


(268)

Total adjustments, pre-tax

541,223


-


541,223


893,262


129


893,391

Adjusted EBITDA

$ 252,146


$ 173,776


$   425,922


$ 579,604


$108,850


$   688,454






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 December 31,


Year Ended December 31,




2013


2012


2013


2012






(Unaudited)



Net loss attributable to Arch Coal

$(371,214)


$(295,423)


$  (641,832)


$(683,955)

















   Sales contract amortization

(1,870)


(2,628)


(9,457)


(25,189)





Other adjustment items listed    above

320,344


235,258


541,223


893,391





   Tax impact of adjustments

(42,342)


(25,905)


(119,127)


(261,166)

















Adjusted net loss attributable to Arch Coal

(95,082)


(88,698)


(229,193)


(76,919)

















Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

212,136


212,048


212,098


211,381

















Diluted loss per share attributable to Arch Coal

(1.75)


(1.39)


(3.03)


(3.24)

















   Sales contract amortization

(0.01)


(0.01)


(0.04)


(0.12)





   Other adjustments

1.51


1.11


2.55


4.23





   Tax impact of adjustments

(0.20)


(0.12)


(0.56)


(1.23)





Adjusted diluted loss per share

$     (0.45)


$     (0.42)


$       (1.08)


$     (0.36)





 

SOURCE Arch Coal, Inc.

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