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Peabody reported a sharp decline in its 2019 first quarter revenues and profitability (even though its earnings per share rose). The declines were due to lower volumes, lower prices and higher costs in its seaborne metallurgical (SMC) and Powder River … Continue reading
On January 29, Cloud Peak Energy (“CPE”) announced that it had hired a team of professionals to help it review its capital structure and formulate restructuring alternatives. That followed its announcement last November that it was pursuing strategic alternatives, including … Continue reading
2018 First Quarter Results. On April 26, Arch Coal reported disappointing 2018 first quarter results. Adjusted EPS for the quarter was $2.95, up from $2.82 last year, but behind the consensus forecast of $4.22. Revenues declined 4.3% to $575.3 million, … Continue reading
Arch Coal emerged from bankruptcy on October 5, 2016 and recently filed its 2016 10-K which included its fourth quarter performance (Oct. 2 to Dec. 31) as a reorganized (i.e. successor) company. With its quick emergence from Chapter 11, substantial … Continue reading
Other Thoughts on the Plan. In a bankruptcy, a debtor-in-possession serves as a fiduciary for the creditors and interests. The court oversees the case to ensure that the debtor fulfills its obligations. Yet, both the debtor and the court cannot … Continue reading
Under Peabody’s bankruptcy plan a simplified summary of the classes, amount and treatment of claims and interests is given in the table below:
On January 27, 2017, the bankruptcy court approved Peabody’s bankruptcy plan and disclosure statement. By now, these documents have been distributed to creditors who are eligible to vote on the plan. The voting deadline is March 3. Objections to the … Continue reading
Many coal stocks have surged in price in October, primarily because of rising coal prices overseas and improving production volumes in the U.S. Shares of Peabody Energy (BTUUQ), which is still in bankruptcy, surged more than ten-fold in just ten … Continue reading
On Sept. 12, Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) launched an exchange offer for its two series of outstanding bonds: the 8.5% Senior Notes due 2019 and the 6.75% Senior Notes due 2024. The company offered to exchange up to $400 million … Continue reading
On July 6, the bankruptcy court approved Arch Coal’s Third Amended Bankruptcy Plan and Disclosure Statement. That set in motion the voting process which is scheduled to end on August 31. If there are no hitches and creditors vote in … Continue reading
Like most of its peers, Westmoreland Coal Company (WLB) has seen its stock price fall precipitously over the past several years. Its stock is down more than 80% since it peaked in July 2014.
Alpha Natural Resources (ANRZQ) is the nation’s third largest coal producer and the leading producer of metallurgical coal, with a large reserve base in Appalachia. It also has a meaningful presence in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.
Very few industries have suffered a decline as steep as coal’s. In just five years, the coal industry has gone from relatively healthy to almost entirely bankrupt. Major coal producers – including Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, and Alpha Natural Resources … Continue reading