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Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results
Third quarter adj. EBITDA increases versus the prior-year quarter
Quarterly western cash margin expands sequentially on improving rail service
Arch's liquidity reaches $1.3 billion, with $1.05 billion in cash and investments










Earnings Highlights



Quarter Ended



Nine Months Ended

In $ millions, except per share data


9/30/14


9/30/13



9/30/14


9/30/13

Revenues 1


$742.2


$791.3



$2,191.9


$2,295.0

Loss from Operations 1


(35.3)


(234.8)



(144.2)


(322.5)

Net Loss


(97.2)


(128.4)



(318.2)


(270.6)

Diluted LPS


(0.46)


(0.61)



(1.50)


(1.28)

Adjusted Diluted LPS 2


(0.45)


(0.01)



(1.51)


(0.63)

Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations 2

$71.9


$69.4



$164.4


$218.4

1/- Excludes discontinued operations.






2/- Defined and reconciled under "Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures."





















ST. LOUIS , Oct. 28, 2014 -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI ) today reported a net loss of $97 million , or $0.46 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2014 compared with a net loss of $128 million , or $0.61 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter. Revenues totaled $742 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2014 and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization ("adjusted EBITDA") from continuing operations was $72 million , representing a slight increase compared with the same quarter of last year. In the third quarter of 2013, Arch recorded adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $69 million , excluding results from the company's Canyon Fuel assets, which were divested in August 2013.

"Arch delivered a solid operating performance in the third quarter of 2014," said John W. Eaves , Arch's president and chief executive officer. "In particular, our western thermal operations improved cash margins per ton versus the second quarter due to increased shipment levels, higher price realizations and continued strong cost control."

For the first nine months of 2014, Arch generated adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $164 million compared with $218 million in the prior-year period. Revenues declined slightly year-over-year to $2.2 billion for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2014 on lower sales volume.

"Looking ahead, we expect our western thermal operations, particularly in the Powder River Basin, to benefit from incrementally improving rail service in the fourth quarter of 2014 and in 2015," added Eaves. "In addition, we expect our metallurgical coal platform in Appalachia to benefit from a higher contribution by the low-cost Leer mine coupled with the favorable impact of idling the higher-cost Cumberland River complex."

Financial Position

During the third quarter of 2014, Arch generated $80 million in cash from operations and spent $23 million on capital outlays, resulting in positive free cash flow of $57 million .

As of Sept. 30, 2014 , Arch increased its cash and short-term investments balance to $1.05 billion compared with approximately $990 million at June 30, 2014 . In addition, the company's available liquidity, which includes its cash position and undrawn borrowings on its credit facilities, totaled more than $1.3 billion at the end of September.

"Arch continues to successfully execute its plan to control costs and expenses, reduce capital outlays and preserve liquidity," said John T. Drexler , Arch's senior vice president and chief financial officer. "To that end, we are further reducing our expectations for corporate administrative expense and capital spending in 2014, and expect to end the year with approximately $1 billion in cash and short-term investments. This strong liquidity position, coupled with no debt maturities until mid-2018, provides Arch with the financial flexibility needed to navigate current coal market conditions."

Core Values

Arch continued to improve upon its industry-leading safety record in the third quarter of 2014. The company's total incident rate for the first nine months of 2014 was 15 percent better than achieved during the comparable time period in 2013. In September, the Coal-Mac complex in Appalachia completed three consecutive years without a lost-time incident, and the Coal Creek mine in the Powder River Basin reached one year without a reportable incident.

Arch also built upon its environmental compliance record for the three months ended Sep. 30, 2014 . The Vindex mine was honored during the third quarter of 2014 with an environmental award for its excellence in reforestation from the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative.

"We made further strides in reaching Arch's safety and environmental goals during the third quarter of 2014," said Paul A. Lang , Arch's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "Five of our complexes attained A Perfect Zero – the dual accomplishment of operating without an environmental violation or reportable safety incident – during the quarter just ended. We commend our employees for their dedication and hard work, and view this unwavering focus on our core values as essential to long-term success."

Operational Results

"Arch's cash margin per ton increased quarter-over-quarter by 24 percent in the Powder River Basin and 7 percent in the Bituminous Thermal segment," said Lang. "That margin expansion helped offset lower cash margin per ton in Appalachia in the third quarter, which stemmed from the impact of two scheduled longwall moves and costs associated with the previously announced idling of Cumberland River. Good cost control remains a top priority at Arch, and we are currently projecting a strong end to 2014 in terms of cost containment."












Arch Coal, Inc.



3Q14



2Q14



3Q13












Tons sold (in millions)


35.1



32.7



37.2


Average sales price per ton


$19.97



$20.34



$18.93


Cash cost per ton


$17.18



$17.43



$16.02


Cash margin per ton


$2.79



$2.91



$2.91


Total operating cost per ton


$20.12



$20.55



$18.84


Operating margin per ton


($0.15)



($0.21)



$0.09












Consolidated results may not tie to regional breakout due to exclusion of other assets, rounding.

Operating results exclude former Canyon Fuel subsidiary.

Cash cost per ton is defined and reconciled under "Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures".

Operating cost per ton is the sum of cash costs and depreciation, depletion

and amortization expense divided by tons sold.











Compared with the second quarter of 2014, Arch's consolidated cash margin per ton declined slightly in the third quarter, due to a higher percentage of Powder River Basin coal in the company's volume mix as well as higher cash costs per ton in Appalachia. Consolidated sales price per ton declined 2 percent over the same time period, but was partially offset by a decrease in consolidated cash costs per ton, primarily reflecting the benefit of higher shipment levels in the company's western operations and continued cost control efforts.












Powder River Basin



3Q14



2Q14



3Q13












Tons sold (in millions)


29.3



26.9



31.5


Average sales price per ton


$13.03



$12.79



$12.26


Cash cost per ton


$10.92



$11.09



$10.20


Cash margin per ton


$2.11



$1.70



$2.06


Total operating cost per ton


$12.42



$12.61



$11.68


Operating margin per ton


$0.61



$0.18



$0.58












Cash cost per ton is defined and reconciled under "Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures".

Operating cost per ton is the sum of cash costs and depreciation, depletion


and amortization expense divided by tons sold.









In the Powder River Basin, third quarter 2014 cash margin per ton increased by 24 percent compared to the second quarter, partially attributable to higher realized prices per ton. Cash cost per ton declined 2 percent over the same time period, as the benefit of higher shipment levels largely offset higher repair and maintenance costs in the quarter just ended.












Appalachia



3Q14



2Q14



3Q13












Tons sold (in millions)


3.6



3.7



3.3


Average sales price per ton


$68.72



$69.36



$73.71


Cash cost per ton


$66.37



$62.36



$67.99


Cash margin per ton


$2.35



$7.00



$5.72


Total operating cost per ton


$79.87



$76.25



$82.03


Operating margin per ton


($11.15)



($6.89)



($8.32)












Cash cost per ton is defined and reconciled under "Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures".

Operating cost per ton is the sum of cash costs and depreciation, depletion



and amortization expense divided by tons sold.









In Appalachia, third quarter 2014 cash margin totaled $2.35 per ton compared with $7.00 per ton in the second quarter. Average sales price per ton declined modestly in the third quarter versus the second quarter, reflecting lower prices on thermal and metallurgical coal sales. As expected, third quarter 2014 cash cost per ton increased 6 percent versus the prior-quarter period, reflecting the impact of scheduled longwall moves at Mountain Laurel and Leer, as well as costs associated with winding down operations at Cumberland River.












Bituminous Thermal



3Q14



2Q14



3Q13












Tons sold (in millions)


2.2



2.0



2.4


Average sales price per ton


$31.81



$31.34



$30.97


Cash cost per ton


$19.48



$19.83



$20.63


Cash margin per ton


$12.33



$11.51



$10.34


Total operating cost per ton


$24.16



$24.51



$25.51


Operating margin per ton


$7.65



$6.83



$5.46












Operating results exclude former Canyon Fuel subsidiary.

Cash cost per ton is defined and reconciled under "Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures".

Operating cost per ton is the sum of cash costs and depreciation, depletion

and amortization expense divided by tons sold.











In the Bituminous Thermal segment, Arch earned a cash margin of $12.33 per ton in the third quarter of 2014, representing a 7 percent increase versus the second quarter. Average sales price per ton increased marginally over the same time period, as the pricing on export sales improved sequentially, while cost per ton declined 2 percent, benefitting from higher shipment levels and strong cost control, particularly at West Elk.

Market Trends

Arch believes that global coal markets are in the early stages of rebalancing.

  • Even with extremely mild summer weather across the United States , Arch continues to expect power generation to increase modestly in 2014, after three straight years of decline. Arch also expects annual domestic coal consumption to rise by 10 million tons in 2014, and for coal to maintain close to 40 percent of the power generation market.
  • Arch also forecasts coal stockpiles at power generators to decline below 135 million tons by Dec. 31, 2014 , reflecting a drop of nearly 15 million tons since the beginning of the year and a decline of 50 million tons since the end of 2012. On a regional basis, Arch believes coal inventories for Powder River Basin customers are currently below normal levels, likely resulting in coal conservation activities by customers until rail carrier service improves.
  • Global thermal coal prices remain weak, but stronger power demand from a normal winter in Europe as compared to last year's mild weather could result in higher seaborne coal demand. Overall, Arch expects industry-wide coal exports from the United States to decline by roughly 20 million tons in 2014 and likely continue that trend in 2015, setting the stage for a more balanced Atlantic Basin market.
  • Seaborne metallurgical coal markets remain over-supplied. While growth estimates for global steel consumption have been revised downward to 2 percent for 2014 and 2015, North American and European steel sector growth has remained above average. Arch continues to see reasonable demand for its metallurgical coals, but prices remain weak. As such, the company believes that metallurgical production curtailments announced to date – coupled with the lack of investment in future production, expected further production cuts and demand growth – will tighten global metallurgical markets over time.

Company Outlook

For 2014, Arch is maintaining its targeted sales volume range, which reflects the expectation for further improvement in rail service in the Powder River Basin during the fourth quarter. The company also recognizes the potential for some contracted tons in the Powder River Basin to carry over into 2015.

Arch has again reduced its 2014 cost guidance range for the Bituminous Thermal segment due to a strong operating performance achieved year-to-date. The company also further reduced its corporate administrative budget, and now projects expenses of between $117 million and $121 million for 2014, representing a $7 million reduction since the start of the year. Additionally, Arch is reducing its capital expenditures for 2014, and now expects to spend between $160 million and $170 million for sustaining capital programs, inclusive of land and reserve additions.

"While we continue to face challenges in coal markets, we remain focused on successfully managing those factors that we can control," said Eaves. "We believe our ongoing efforts to optimize our asset portfolio, control our costs, reduce capital spending and preserve financial flexibility are bearing fruit, and will position Arch for success, growth and value creation as coal markets recover."




2014


2015




Tons

$ per ton


Tons

$ per ton

Sales Volume (in millions tons)











Thermal



124.0

-

130.0







Met



6.3

-

6.9







Total



130.3

-

136.9



















Powder River Basin











Committed, Priced





111.3



$12.97


90.5

$13.56

Committed, Unpriced




1.3





4.1


Total Committed





112.6





94.6


Average Cash Cost






$10.80

-

$11.10
















Appalachia












Committed, Priced Thermal




7.4



$57.44


3.9

$56.81

Committed, Unpriced Thermal




-





-


Committed, Priced Metallurgical




6.7



$81.70


1.7

$85.32

Committed, Unpriced Metallurgical



-





0.2


Total Committed





14.1





5.8


Average Cash Cost






$62.50

-

$64.50
















Bituminous Thermal











Committed, Priced





8.4



$30.83


4.3

$34.71

Committed, Unpriced




0.1





-


Total Committed





8.5





4.3


Average Cash Cost






$20.50

-

$21.50
















Corporate (in $ millions)











D,D&A






$410

-

$430




S,G&A






$117

-

$121




Interest Expense






$382

-

$386




Capital Expenditures





$160

-

$170




A conference call regarding Arch Coal's third quarter 2014 financial results will be webcast live today at 11 a.m. Eastern time . The conference call can be accessed via the "investor" section of the Arch Coal website ( http://investor.archcoal.com ).

U.S.-based Arch Coal, Inc. is one of the world's top coal producers for the global steel and power generation industries, serving customers on five continents. Its network of mining complexes is the most diversified in the United States , spanning every major coal basin in the nation. The company controls more than 5 billion tons of high-quality metallurgical and thermal coal reserves, with access to all major railroads, inland waterways and a growing number of seaborne trade channels. For more information, visit www.archcoal.com .

Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains "forward-looking statements" – that is, statements related to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," or "will." Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. For us, particular uncertainties arise from changes in the demand for our coal by the domestic electric generation industry; from legislation and regulations relating to the Clean Air Act and other environmental initiatives; from operational, geological, permit, labor and weather-related factors; from fluctuations in the amount of cash we generate from operations; from future integration of acquired businesses; and from numerous other matters of national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive or regulatory nature. These uncertainties may cause our actual future results to be materially different than those expressed in our forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law. For a description of some of the risks and uncertainties that may affect our future results, you should see the risk factors described from time to time in the reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)










Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


2014


2013


2014


2013


(Unaudited)









Revenues

$742,180


$ 791,269


$2,191,927


$2,294,971









Costs, expenses and other operating








Cost of sales

647,096


688,712


1,955,547


1,994,653

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

105,155


106,323


312,042


327,601

Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(3,013)


(2,568)


(9,948)


(7,587)

Change in fair value of coal derivatives and coal trading activities, net

(3,733)


9,753


(5,811)


2,053

Asset impairment and mine closure costs

5,060


200,397


6,572


220,879

Selling, general and administrative expenses

28,136


28,800


87,203


96,311

Other operating income, net

(1,221)


(5,395)


(9,451)


(16,476)


777,480


1,026,022


2,336,154


2,617,434

Loss from operations

(35,300)


(234,753)


(144,227)


(322,463)









Interest expense, net








Interest expense

(98,217)


(95,624)


(292,648)


(285,454)

Interest and investment income

1,949


697


5,828


4,749


(96,268)


(94,927)


(286,820)


(280,705)

Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

(131,568)


(329,680)


(431,047)


(603,168)

Benefit from income taxes

(34,350)


(121,913)


(112,830)


(230,734)









Loss from continuing operations

(97,218)


(207,767)


(318,217)


(372,434)

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax


79,404



101,816

Net loss

$ (97,218)


$(128,363)


$ (318,217)


$ (270,618)









Losses per common share








Basic and diluted LPS - Loss from continuing operations

$ (0.46)


$ (0.98)


$ (1.50)


$ (1.76)

Basic and diluted LPS - Net loss

$ (0.46)


$ (0.61)


$ (1.50)


$ (1.28)

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding

212,238


212,111


212,212


212,085

Dividends declared per common share

$ —


$ 0.03


$ 0.01


$ 0.09

Adjusted EBITDA from Continuing Operations (A)

$ 71,902


$ 69,399


$ 164,439


$ 218,430

Adjusted diluted loss per common share (A)

$ (0.45)


$ (0.01)


$ (1.51)


$ (0.63)


(A) Amounts are defined and reconciled under "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures" later in this release.

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)






September 30,


December 31,


2014


2013


(Unaudited)

Assets




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$ 795,934


$ 911,099

Short term investments

249,067


248,414

Trade accounts receivable

213,369


198,020

Other receivables

32,769


31,553

Inventories

209,659


264,161

Prepaid royalties

11,021


8,083

Deferred income taxes

48,786


49,144

Coal derivative assets

15,642


14,851

Other current assets

49,470


56,746

Total current assets

1,625,717


1,782,071





Property, plant and equipment, net

6,532,118


6,734,286





Other assets




Prepaid royalties

82,598


87,577

Equity investments

232,077


221,456

Other noncurrent assets

146,272


164,803

Total other assets

460,947


473,836

Total assets

$ 8,618,782


$ 8,990,193





Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Current liabilities




Accounts payable

$ 173,835


$ 176,142

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

342,709


278,587

Current maturities of debt

29,977


33,493

Total current liabilities

546,521


488,222

Long-term debt

5,126,186


5,118,002

Asset retirement obligations

400,935


402,713

Accrued pension benefits

15,294


7,111

Accrued postretirement benefits other than pension

39,127


39,255

Accrued workers' compensation

78,520


78,062

Deferred income taxes

296,639


413,546

Other noncurrent liabilities

181,163


190,033

Total liabilities

6,684,385


6,736,944





Stockholders' equity




Common stock

2,141


2,141

Paid-in capital

3,046,302


3,038,613

Treasury stock, at cost

(53,863)


(53,848)

Accumulated deficit

(1,091,689)


(771,349)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

31,506


37,692

Total stockholders' equity

1,934,397


2,253,249

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 8,618,782


$ 8,990,193

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Schedule of Consolidated Debt

(In thousands)








September 30,


December 31,



2014


2013



(Unaudited)






Term loan due 2018 ($1.91 billion and $1.93 billion face value, respectively)


$ 1,894,794


$ 1,906,975

7.00% senior notes due 2019 at par


1,000,000


1,000,000

9.875% senior notes due 2019 ($375.0 million face value)


363,173


362,358

8.00% senior secured notes due 2019 at par


350,000


350,000

7.25% senior notes due 2020 at par


500,000


500,000

7.25% senior notes due 2021 at par


1,000,000


1,000,000

Other


48,196


32,162



5,156,163


5,151,495

Less: current maturities of debt

29,977


33,493

Long-term debt


$ 5,126,186


$ 5,118,002






Calculation of net debt





Total debt


$ 5,156,163


$ 5,151,495

Less liquid assets





Cash and cash equivalents


795,934


911,099

Short term investments


249,067


248,414



1,045,001


1,159,513

Net debt


$ 4,111,162


$ 3,991,982

Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)










Nine Months Ended September 30,


2014


2013


(Unaudited)

Operating activities




Net loss

$(318,217)


$ (270,618)

Adjustments to reconcile to cash provided by operating activities:




Depreciation, depletion and amortization

312,042


348,863

Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(9,948)


(7,587)

Amortization relating to financing activities

12,349


18,525

Prepaid royalties expensed

5,645


11,973

Employee stock-based compensation expense

7,689


8,909

Asset impairment costs

1,512


220,879

Amortization of premiums on debt securities held


3,679

Gains on disposals and divestitures, net

(21,965)


(120,702)

Deferred income taxes

(112,998)


(184,418)

Changes in:




Receivables

(6,779)


72,436

Inventories

22,589


21,387

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

73,324


19,287

Income taxes, net

(514)


787

Other

37,261


43,192

Cash provided by operating activities

1,990


186,592





Investing activities




Capital expenditures

(118,701)


(223,168)

Minimum royalty payments

(3,604)


(10,901)

Proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions


34,919

Proceeds from disposals and divestitures

50,971


431,462

Purchases of marketable securities

(181,546)


(85,418)

Proceeds from sale or maturity of marketable securities and other investments

178,293


67,255

Investments in and advances to affiliates

(13,393)


(11,124)

Change in restricted cash


3,453

Cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(87,980)


206,478





Financing activities




Payments on term loan

(14,625)


(12,375)

Net payments on other debt

(10,187)


(13,084)

Dividends paid

(2,123)


(19,105)

Debt financing costs

(2,219)


Other

(21)


Cash used in financing activities

(29,175)


(44,564)





Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(115,165)


348,506

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

911,099


784,622





Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$ 795,934


$1,133,128


Arch Coal, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

(In thousands, except per share data)









Included in the accompanying release, we have disclosed certain non-GAAP measures as defined by Regulation G.

The following reconciles these items to net income and cash flows as reported under GAAP.









Adjusted EBITDA
















Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income attributable to the Company before the effect of net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, and the amortization of acquired sales contracts. Adjusted EBITDA may also be adjusted for items that may not reflect the trend of future results.


Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant in understanding and assessing our financial from operations, cash flows from operations or as a measure of our profitability, liquidity or performance under generally accepted accounting principles. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA presents a useful measure of our ability to incur and service debt based on ongoing operations. Furthermore, analogous measures are used by industry analysts to evaluate our operating performance. In addition, acquisition related expenses are excluded to make results more comparable between periods. Investors should be aware that our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. The table below shows how we calculate Adjusted EBITDA.










Three Months Ended September 30,


2014


2013


Total Company


Continuing Operations


Discontinued Operations


Total Company


(Unaudited)

Net loss

$ (97,218)


$ (207,767)


$ 79,404


$ (128,363)

Income tax benefit

(34,350)


(121,913)


39,704


(82,209)

Interest expense, net

96,268


94,927


5


94,932

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

105,155


106,323


4,872


111,195

Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(3,013)


(2,568)



(2,568)

Asset impairment costs

5,060


200,397



200,397









Adjusted EBITDA

$ 71,902


$ 69,399


$ 123,985


$ 193,384










Nine Months Ended September 30,


2014


2013


Total Company


Continuing Operations


Discontinued Operations


Total Company


(Unaudited)

Net loss

$ (318,217)


$ (372,434)


$ 101,816


$ (270,618)

Income tax benefit

(112,830)


(230,734)


46,029


(184,705)

Interest expense, net

286,820


280,705


26


280,731

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

312,042


327,601


21,262


348,863

Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(9,948)


(7,587)



(7,587)

Asset impairment costs

6,572


220,879



220,879









Adjusted EBITDA

$ 164,439


$ 218,430


$ 169,133


$ 387,563






Adjusted net loss and adjusted diluted loss per share





Adjusted net loss and adjusted diluted loss per common share are adjusted for the after-tax impact of acquisition related costs and are not measures of financial performance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. We believe that adjusted loss and adjusted diluted loss per common share better reflect the trend of our future results by excluding items relating to significant transactions. The adjustments made to arrive at these measures are significant in understanding and assessing our financial condition. Therefore, adjusted net loss and adjusted diluted loss per share should not be considered in isolation, nor as an alternative to net loss or diluted loss per common share under generally accepted accounting principles.






Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


2014


2013


2014


2013


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Net loss

$ (97,218)


$ (128,363)


$ (318,217)


$ (270,618)









Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(3,013)


(2,568)


(9,948)


(7,587)

Asset impairment costs

5,060


200,397


6,572


220,879

Tax impact of adjustments

(737)


(71,218)


1,215


(76,785)









Adjusted net loss attributable to Arch Coal

$ (95,908)


$ (1,752)


$ (320,378)


$ (134,111)









Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

212,238


212,111


212,212


212,085









Diluted loss per share attributable to Arch Coal

$ (0.46)


$ (0.61)


$ (1.50)


$ (1.28)









Amortization of acquired sales contracts, net

(0.02)


(0.01)


(0.05)


(0.03)

Asset impairment costs

0.02


0.94


0.03


1.04

Tax impact of adjustments

0.01


(0.34)


0.01


(0.36)

Adjusted diluted loss per share

$ (0.45)


$ (0.01)


$ (1.51)


$ (0.63)
















Cash costs per ton





Cash costs per ton exclude the costs of depreciation, depletion and amortization and pass-through transportation costs, and may be adjusted for other items that, due to accounting rules, are classified in "other income/expense" on the statement of operations, but relate directly to the costs incurred to produce coal. Cash costs per ton are not measures of financial performance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. We believe cash costs per ton better reflect our controllable costs and our operating results by including all cash costs incurred to produce coal. The adjustments made to arrive at these measures are significant in understanding and assessing our financial condition. Therefore, cash costs per ton should not be considered in isolation, nor as an alternative to cost of sales per ton under generally accepted accounting principles.


The following reconciles cost of sales on our condensed consolidated statement of operations to cash cost per ton.










Three Months Ended September 30,


Three Months Ended
June 30, 2014


2014


2013



(Unaudited)

Cost of sales on condensed consolidated statement of operations

$ 647,096


$ 688,712


$ 622,137

Transportation costs billed to customers

(41,280)


(92,972)


(50,613)

Settlements of heating oil derivatives used to manage diesel fuel purchase price risk

1,705


3,048


1,684

Other (other operating segments, operating overhead, land management, etc.)

(4,121)


(3,415)


(3,929)







Total cash costs

$ 603,400


$ 595,373


$ 569,279

Total tons sold

35,128


37,165


32,663

Total cash cost per ton

$ 17.18


$ 16.02


$ 17.43