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About Patriot Coal Corporation
Patriot Coal Corporation produces and markets thermal coal in the United States. The company operates mines and various contractor-operated mines in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin.
The companys operations consist of 14 mining complexes, which include company-operated mines, contractor-operated mines and coal preparation facilities.The Appalachia and Illinois Basin segments consist of its operations in West Virginia and Kentucky, respectively. The company controls approximately 1.8 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserve.
Appalachia: In southern West Virginia, the company has ten mining complexes located in Boone, Clay, Lincoln, Logan and Kanawha counties. In northern West Virginia, it has one complex located in Monongalia County. In Appalachia, the company sold 25.8 million tons of coal in the year ended December 31, 2009. As of December 31, 2009, it controlled 1.2 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves in Appalachia.
Illinois Basin: In the Illinois Basin, the company has three complexes located in Union and Henderson counties in western Kentucky. In the Illinois Basin, it sold 7.0 million tons of coal in the year ended December 31, 2009. As of December 31, 2009, it controlled 646 million tons of proven and probable coal reserves in the Illinois Basin.
Appalachian Mining Operations
Big Mountain: The Big Mountain mining complex is sourced by one company-operated underground mine, Big Mountain No. 16, and multiple contractor-operated underground mines located in southern West Virginia.
Blue Creek: The Blue Creek mining complex is located in southern West Virginia and consists of two company-operated underground mines, Blue Creek No. 1 and Blue Creek No. 2. Both mines operate in the Stockton seam, with an average thickness of ten feet.
Campbells Creek: The Campbells Creek mining complex consists of two underground mines located in southern West Virginia. The company-operated Campbells Creek No. 7 mine operates in the Winifrede seam, with an average mining thickness of seven and one half feet. The contractor-operated Campbells Creek No. 6 mine operates in the Stockton seam, and has an average mining thickness of seven feet.
Corridor G: The Corridor G mining complex consists of two company-operated surface mines, Job 21 and Hill Fork, located in southern West Virginia. Coal is sourced from the Kittanning, Stockton and Coalburg seams, with a 16-to-1 average overburden to coal ratio. Corridor G utilizes truck-and-shovel/loader and dragline mining. Coal produced at this complex is transferred by belt to the on-site preparation plant and loadout facility.
Kanawha Eagle: The Kanawha Eagle is a contractor-operated, is located in southern West Virginia and is sourced by the Eagle, Coalburg No. 1 and Coalburg No. 2 underground mines. All three mines utilize continuous mining methods.
Logan County: The Logan County mining consists of one company-operated surface mine, Guyan, located in southern West Virginia. Coal from this is sold on the thermal market. The Guyan mine utilizes the truck-and-shovel/loader mining method. Coal is principally transported from the loadout facility to customers by CSX rail. Coal is sourced from the Freeport, Kittanning, Stockton and Coalburg seams, with a 15-to-1 average overburden to coal ratio.
Paint Creek: The Paint Creek mining consists of one surface mine and one underground mine located in southern West Virginia. Both mines are company-operated.
Panther: The Panther mining consists of one underground mine, Panther, located in southern West Virginia. Coal produced at the Panther complex is sold on both thermal and metallurgical markets.
Remington: The Remington mining is located in southern West Virginia and consists of two underground mines and one surface mine.
Rocklick: The Rocklick mining is located in southern West Virginia and is sourced by two company-operated underground mines, Harris No. 1 and Black Oak, and contractor-operated underground and surface mines.
Wells: The Wells mining is located in southern West Virginia and is sourced by one company-operated underground mine, Rivers Edge, and multiple contractor-operated underground mines. Contract mines produce coal from the No. 2 Gas, Winifrede, Powellton and Lower Chilton seams, each with an average thickness of five to eight feet.
Federal: The Federal mining is located in northern West Virginia and is sourced by one company-operated underground mine, Federal No. 2, utilizing longwall and continuous mining methods.
Illinois Basin Mining Operations
The companys Illinois Basin Mining Operations include three mining complexes in western Kentucky.
Bluegrass: The Bluegrass mining is located in western Kentucky and is sourced by two company-operated mines, Freedom, an underground mine, and Patriot, a surface mine. All coal is sold on the thermal market and is transported via truck or via barge loaded on the Green River.
Dodge Hill: The Dodge Hill mining is located in western Kentucky and is sourced by one company-operated underground mine. All coal is sold on the thermal market and transported via barge on the Ohio River. Coal is produced from the Kentucky No. 6 seam, with average thickness of four feet.
Highland: The Highland mining is located in western Kentucky and is sourced by one company-operated underground mine, Highland No. 9. All coal is sold on the thermal market and is transported via barges loaded on the Ohio River. Coal is produced from the Kentucky No. 9 seam, with average thickness of five feet. As of December 31, 2009, the company had a sales backlog of 72.6 million tons of coal.
The companys competitors include Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., Arch Coal, Inc., CONSOL Energy, Inc., International Coal Group, Inc., James River Coal Company, Massey Energy Company, and Peabody Energy Corporation.
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1. PATRIOT COAL CORPORATION 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. PATRIOT COAL CORPORATION 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. PATRIOT COAL CORPORATION SWOT ANALYSIS
4. PATRIOT COAL CORPORATION 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. PATRIOT COAL CORPORATION COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Patriot Coal Corporation Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Patriot Coal Corporation and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Patriot Coal Corporation and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Patriot Coal Corporation Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Energy Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Patriot Coal Corporation Industry Position Analysis
6. PATRIOT COAL CORPORATION NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. PATRIOT COAL CORPORATION EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. PATRIOT COAL CORPORATION 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. PATRIOT COAL CORPORATION IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. PATRIOT COAL CORPORATION PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. PATRIOT COAL CORPORATION VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Patriot Coal Corporation Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Patriot Coal Corporation Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Patriot Coal Corporation Major Shareholders
Patriot Coal Corporation History
Patriot Coal Corporation Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Patriot Coal Corporation Offices and Representations
Patriot Coal Corporation 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
Patriot Coal Corporation Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Patriot Coal Corporation Capital Market Snapshot
Patriot Coal Corporation 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
Patriot Coal Corporation 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
Patriot Coal Corporation 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
Patriot Coal Corporation 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
Patriot Coal Corporation 1-year Stock Charts
Patriot Coal Corporation 5-year Stock Charts
Patriot Coal Corporation vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Patriot Coal Corporation vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Patriot Coal Corporation 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?