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About Arch Coal Inc.
Arch Coal, Inc. engages in the production of coal in the United States. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated 19 active mines located in each of the low-sulfur coal-producing regions of the United States. The company sells its coal to coal-fueled power plants, steel mills, and export facilities
At December 31, 2009, the company operated 19 active mines at 11 mining complexes located in the United States. The company has three reportable business segments, which are based on the low-sulfur coal producing regions in the United States in which the company operates the Powder River Basin, the western Bituminous region, and the Central Appalachia region.
The companys operations in the Powder River Basin are located in Wyoming and include two surface mining complexes (Black Thunder and Coal Creek). The companys operations in the western Bituminous region are located in southern Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah and include four underground mining complexes (Dugout Canyon, Skyline, Sufco, and West Elk) and one surface mining complex (Arch of Wyoming). The companys operations in the Central Appalachia region are located in southern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southwestern Virginia and include four mining complexes (Coal-Mac, Cumberland River, Lone Mountain, and Mountain Laurel) consisted of nine underground mines and four surface mines.
Powder River Basin
Black Thunder: Black Thunder is a surface mining complex located on approximately 33,800 acres in Campbell County, Wyoming. The Black Thunder mining complex extracts steam coal from the Upper Wyodak and Main Wyodak seams. The Black Thunder mining complex had approximately 1.5 billion tons of proven and probable reserves as of December 31, 2009. The Black Thunder mining complex consists of seven active pit areas and three owned loadout facilities.
Coal Creek: Coal Creek is a surface mining complex located on approximately 7,400 acres in Campbell County, Wyoming. The Coal Creek mining complex extracts steam coal from the Wyodak-R1 and Wyodak-R3 seams. The Coal Creek mining complex had approximately 197 million tons of proven and probable reserves as of December 31, 2009. The Coal Creek complex consists of two active pit areas and a loadout facility.
Arch of Wyoming: Arch of Wyoming is a surface mining complex located in Carbon County, Wyoming. The Arch of Wyoming complex consists of one active surface mine and four inactive mines located on approximately 58,000 acres that are in the final process of reclamation and bond release. The Arch of Wyoming mining complex extracts coal from the Johnson seam. The active Arch of Wyoming mining operations had approximately 14.8 million tons of proven and probable reserves as of December 31, 2009. The active Arch of Wyoming mining operations consist of one active pit area.
Dugout Canyon: Dugout Canyon mine is an underground mining complex located on approximately 18,200 acres in Carbon County, Utah. The Dugout Canyon mining complex has extracted steam coal from the Rock Canyon and Gilson seams. The Dugout Canyon mining complex had approximately 19.8 million tons of proven and probable reserves as of December 31, 2009. The complex consists of a longwall, three continuous miner sections, and a truck loadout facility. The company washes a portion of the coal the company produces at a 400-ton-per-hour preparation plant.
Skyline: Skyline is an underground mining complex located on approximately 12,400 acres in Carbon and Emery Counties, Utah. The Skyline mining complex extracts steam coal from the Lower OConner A seam. The Skyline mining complex had approximately 19.2 million tons of proven and probable reserves as of December 31, 2009. The Skyline complex consists of a longwall, a continuous miner section, and a loadout facility.
Sufco: Sufco is an underground mining complex located on approximately 27,550 acres in Sevier County, Utah. The Sufco mining complex extracts steam coal from the Upper Hiawatha seam. The Sufco mining complex had approximately 66.2 million tons of proven and probable reserves as of December 31, 2009. The Sufco complex consists of a longw
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1. ARCH COAL 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. ARCH COAL 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. ARCH COAL INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. ARCH COAL 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. ARCH COAL INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Arch Coal Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Arch Coal Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Arch Coal Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Arch Coal Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Energy Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Arch Coal Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. ARCH COAL INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. ARCH COAL INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. ARCH COAL 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. ARCH COAL INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. ARCH COAL INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. ARCH COAL INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Arch Coal Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Arch Coal Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Arch Coal Inc. Major Shareholders
Arch Coal Inc. History
Arch Coal Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Arch Coal Inc. Offices and Representations
Arch Coal 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
Arch Coal Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Arch Coal Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Arch Coal 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
Arch Coal 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
Arch Coal 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
Arch Coal 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
Arch Coal Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Arch Coal Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Arch Coal Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Arch Coal Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Arch Coal 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?