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About Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and its subsidiaries primarily engage in the extraction, processing, and marketing of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and deep mines, and mainly sell to electric utilities, steel and coke producers, and industrial customers. The company, through its subsidiaries, is also involved in marketing coal produced by others to supplement its own production and, through blending, provides its customers with coal qualities beyond those available from its own production. As of December 31, 2009, the companys operations consisted of 36 deep and 25 surface mines, which are located in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Wyoming.
The company operates through two segments: Eastern Coal Operations and Western Coal Operations. Eastern Coal Operations consists of the mines in Central and northern Appalachia, its coal brokerage activities and its road construction business. Western Coal Operations consists of two Powder River Basin mines in Wyoming.
The company has six regional business units, operating in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Wyoming. As of December 31, 2009, these business units include 14 preparation plants, each of which receive, blend, process, and ship coal that is produced from one or more of its 61 active mines, using four mining methods: longwall mining, room-and-pillar mining, truck-and-shovel mining, and truck and front-end loader mining.
The companys Pennsylvania Services business unit consists of its Cumberland and Emerald mining complexes. Coal is mined primarily by using longwall mining systems supported by continuous miners. The company controls approximately 779.2 million tons of contiguous reserves through its Pennsylvania Services business unit.
The companys AMFIRE business unit consists of five underground mines and ten surface mines, six of which are operated by independent contractors. The company controls approximately 82.0 million tons of coal reserves through its AMFIRE business unit. The mines sell high Btu, low, medium, and high sulfur coal to eastern utilities and steel companies.
Southern West Virginia
The companys southern West Virginia business unit consists of its Brooks Run South and Callaway operations, which collectively shipped 5.1 million tons in 2009. Coal is mined primarily using continuous miners employing the room and pillar mining method at its underground mines and the truck and front end loader method at its surface mines. The company controls approximately 99.3 million tons of coal reserves through its southern West Virginia business unit.
Brooks Run South produces coal from nine underground mines, four of which are underground mines operated by its employees, and five that are operated by independent contractors. The mines sell high Btu, low sulfur coal to eastern utilities and metallurgical coal to steel companies.
Callaway produces coal from three surface mining operations operated by its Callaway employees and one underground mine operated by its subsidiary Cobra Natural Resources, LLC (Cobra) using continuous miners and the room and pillar mining method. The mines sell high Btu, low sulfur coal to eastern utilities and metallurgical coal to steel companies. Callaway also recovers coal from the road construction business operated by its subsidiary Nicewonder Contracting, Inc. (NCI).
Northern West Virginia
The companys northern West Virginia business unit consists of its Brooks Run North, Kingston, Rockspring, and Pioneer operations. Coal is mined primarily using continuous miners employing the room and pillar mining method at its underground mines and the truck and front end loader method at its surface mines. The company controls approximately 254.7 million tons of coal reserves through its northern West Virginia business unit.
Brooks Run North produces coal from two underground mines and one surface mine operated by its Brooks Run North employees. The mines sell high Btu, medium sulfur coal primarily to eastern utilities.
Kingston produces coal from two underground mines operated by Kingston emplo
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1. ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Energy Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Major Shareholders
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. History
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Offices and Representations
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Energy Industry Statistics
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?