While it's U.S. peers like Arch Coal (ACI), James River Coal (JRCC), and Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) groan under the strain of less competitive Appalachian thermal and met coal assets, Peabody Energy (BTU) has neither. Peabody long ago got out of the Appalachian coal business and instead now offers relatively competitive thermal assets in the Powder River and Illinois Basins and met assets in Australian. Though these are far from fat times for Peabody, the company's asset mix, cost structure, and debt maturity schedule give it one of the stronger operating profiles today.
Met Coal Keeps Digging Lower
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