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About Peabody Energy Corp.
Peabody Energy Corporation engages in the mining of thermal coal for sale primarily to electric utilities and metallurgical coal for sale to industrial customers. The companys mining operations are located in the United States and Australia, and include an equity interest in a mining operation in Venezuela. In addition to its mining operations, the company markets, brokers, and trades coal.
The companys operations consist of four principal segments: its three mining segments and its Trading and Brokerage segment. The companys three mining segments are Western U.S. Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, and Australian Mining. The companys fifth segment, Corporate and Other, includes mining and export/transportation joint ventures, energy-related commercial activities, as well as the management of its coal reserve and real estate holdings through initiatives, such as participation in developing mine-mouth coal-fueled generating plants; developing Btu Conversion technologies, which are designed to convert coal to natural gas and transportation fuels; and advancing carbon capture and storage initiatives.
U.S. and Australian Mining Operations
Mining Segments: The companys Western U.S. Mining operations consist of its Powder River Basin, Southwest and Colorado operations; and its Midwestern U.S. Mining operations consist of its Illinois and Indiana operations. The principal business of its U.S. Mining segments is the mining, preparation, and sale of thermal (steam) coal, sold primarily to electric utilities. The companys Australian Mining operations consist of metallurgical and thermal coal mines in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. The company owns majority interests in 28 coal mining operations located in the U.S. and Australia.
Trading and Brokerage Segment
Through its Trading and Brokerage segment, the company brokers coal sales of other coal producers both as principal and agent, and trades coal, freight, and freight-related contracts. The company also provides transportation-related services in support of its coal trading strategy, as well as hedging activities in support of its mining operations.
The companys trading and brokerage entities broker and trade coal in the Australia and Pacific Rim markets. It also has sales, marketing, and business development offices in Beijing, China, and Jakarta, Indonesia.
Corporate and Other Segment
Resource Management: As of December 31, 2009, the company held approximately 9.0 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves and approximately 500,000 acres of surface property. The companys resource development group regularly reviews these reserves for opportunities to generate earnings and cash flow through the sale of non-strategic coal reserves and surface land.
Export Facilities: The company owns a 37.5% interest in Dominion Terminal Associates, a partnership that operates a coal export terminal in Newport News, Virginia. The facility has a rated throughput capacity of approximately 20 million tons of coal per year. The facility also has ground storage capacity of approximately 1.7 million tons. The facility exports both metallurgical and thermal coal primarily to European and Brazilian markets. The company controls a 17.7% interest in the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group, which is constructing a coal transloading facility in Newcastle, Australia.
Generation Development, Btu Conversion, and Clean Coal Technology: The company focuses on the development of coal-fueled generation, pursuing Btu Conversion projects that would convert coal to natural gas or transportation fuels, and advancing clean coal technologies.
The company is a 5.06% owner in the Prairie State Energy Campus (Prairie State), a 1,600 megawatt coal-fueled electricity generation project under construction in Washington County, Illinois. The company is exploring Btu Conversion projects designed to expand the uses of coal through coal-to-liquids (CTL) and coal gasification technologies. It is pursuing development of a coal-to-gas (CTG) facility known as Kentucky NewGas, a planned mine-mouth gasification project using ConocoPhillips proprietary E-Gas technology
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1. PEABODY ENERGY CORP. 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. PEABODY ENERGY CORP. 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. PEABODY ENERGY CORP. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. PEABODY ENERGY CORP. 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. PEABODY ENERGY CORP. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Peabody Energy Corp. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Peabody Energy Corp. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Peabody Energy Corp. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Peabody Energy Corp. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Energy Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Peabody Energy Corp. Industry Position Analysis
6. PEABODY ENERGY CORP. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. PEABODY ENERGY CORP. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. PEABODY ENERGY CORP. 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. PEABODY ENERGY CORP. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. PEABODY ENERGY CORP. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. PEABODY ENERGY CORP. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Peabody Energy Corp. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Peabody Energy Corp. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Peabody Energy Corp. Major Shareholders
Peabody Energy Corp. History
Peabody Energy Corp. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Peabody Energy Corp. Offices and Representations
Peabody Energy Corp. 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
Peabody Energy Corp. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Peabody Energy Corp. Capital Market Snapshot
Peabody Energy Corp. 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
Peabody Energy Corp. 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
Peabody Energy Corp. 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
Peabody Energy Corp. 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
Peabody Energy Corp. 1-year Stock Charts
Peabody Energy Corp. 5-year Stock Charts
Peabody Energy Corp. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Peabody Energy Corp. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Peabody Energy Corp. 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?