Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Bukit Asam's Production And Delivery Growth Offset Weak Pricing

The coal market has been lousy for most of the major U.S. and international producers, but PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam ("Bukit Asam") (OTCPK:TBNGY) has been a notable exception. Between organic production growth, strong domestic prices, and good cost control, Bukit Asam shares have jumped 50% since I wrote about the company in January, handily beating China Shenhua (OTCPK:CSUAY), Peabody (BTU), and U.S. producers like Cloud Peak and Arch Coal (ACI). I do see some long-term upside from the company's aggressive production growth plans and an eventual seaborne thermal coal price recovery, but I don't see as much near-term value in the shares right now.

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