EX-99.1 2 exh99-1_2013q3.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 exh99-1_2013q3

Exhibit 99.1
WESTMORELAND COAL COMPANY
9540 South Maroon Circle, Suite 200
Englewood, Colorado 80112
(855) 922-6463 Telephone
NEWS RELEASE

Westmoreland Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results



Englewood, CO – October 25, 2013 - Westmoreland Coal Company (NasdaqGM:WLB) today reported its third quarter results for 2013.

Highlights:

Q3 2013 revenues grew 9.6% to $176.8 million compared with $161.3 million in Q3 2012
    
Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended September 30, 2013 increased 30.3% to $115.8 million compared with $88.8 million for the twelve months ended September 30, 2012

Q3 2013 Adjusted EBITDA was $30.1 million compared with $35.5 million for Q3 2012

Net loss applicable to common shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 decreased to $0.9 million compared with a loss of $4.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012

2013 guidance refined for Adjusted EBITDA at $115-$119 million and capital spending at $25-$27 million

"During the third quarter, favorable weather and low hydro generation continued to generate high demand for power. Our customers ran their plants at high levels and Westmoreland's mines and plants operated very well, producing $30.1 million in Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter. We view this level of Adjusted EBITDA as very good considering impacts from the Colstrip Unit 4 outage on Rosebud sales," said Robert P. King, Westmoreland's Chief Executive Officer.

"Based upon our current projections we have narrowed the range of our previously announced Adjusted EBITDA guidance to $115-$119 million. We expect capital expenditures for the year to be $25-$27 million."

"In the area of safety, Westmoreland had a much better quarter resulting in our year-to-date reportable incident and lost time frequency rates coming in at levels below the national average for surface mines. We continue to work diligently at our mines to make sure we provide the safest work environment possible for our employees.”


 Westmoreland News Release
Page 1 of 7
October 25, 2013


Safety

Safety performance through the first nine months of 2013 at Westmoreland mines was as follows:
 
 
Reportable
 
Lost Time
Westmoreland
 
1.38

 
0.59

National Average
 
1.60

 
0.93

Percentage
 
86.3
%
 
63.4
%

Financial Results

Westmoreland's revenues in Q3 2013 increased to $176.8 million compared with $161.3 million in Q3 2012. Westmoreland's Q3 2013 Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $30.1 million from $35.5 million in Q3 2012. Net income to common shareholders decreased by $4.9 million, from $7.3 million ($0.52 per basic share and $0.50 per diluted share) in Q3 2012 to $2.4 million ($0.17 per basic share and $0.16 per diluted share) in Q3 2013.

Revenues increased primarily due to stronger power demand, favorable weather conditions, and fewer unplanned outages at ROVA. Adjusted EBITDA decreased mostly due to increased costs incurred at the Absaloka Mine in preparation for higher production levels, primarily in anticipation of resumed operations at Sherco Unit 3; coal mined at the Kemmerer Mine carried a higher royalty rate; and a contract adjustment related to employee benefit costs.

Coal Segment Operating Results

The following table summarizes Westmoreland's Q3 2013 and Q3 2012 coal segment performance:
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
 
 
 
 
Increase / (Decrease)
 
2013
 
2012
 
$
 
%
 
(In thousands, except per ton data)
Revenues
$
151,881

 
$
138,798

 
$
13,083

 
9.4
 %
Operating income
10,231

 
18,025

 
(7,794
)
 
(43.2
)%
Adjusted EBITDA
28,420

 
34,584

 
(6,164
)
 
(17.8
)%
Tons sold - millions of equivalent tons
6.6

 
6.0

 
0.6

 
10.0
 %

Westmoreland's third quarter 2013 coal segment revenues and tons sold increased due to stronger power demand and favorable weather conditions. Operating income and Adjusted EBITDA decreased mostly due to increased costs incurred at the Absaloka Mine in preparation for higher production levels, primarily in anticipation of resumed operations at Sherco Unit 3; coal mined at the Kemmerer Mine carried a higher royalty rate; and a contract adjustment related to employee benefit costs.

Power Segment Operating Results

The following table summarizes Westmoreland's Q3 2013 and Q3 2012 power segment performance:
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
 
 
 
 
Increase / (Decrease)
 
2013
 
2012
 
$
 
%
 
(In thousands)
Revenues
$
24,911

 
$
22,534

 
$
2,377

 
10.5
%
Operating income
5,087

 
4,023

 
1,064

 
26.4
%
Adjusted EBITDA
7,814

 
6,742

 
1,072

 
15.9
%
Megawatts hours
454

 
417

 
37

 
8.9
%

Westmoreland's power revenues, operating income and Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2013 increased due to fewer unplanned outages at the ROVA power plant.


 Westmoreland News Release
Page 2 of 7
October 25, 2013


Nonoperating Results

Heritage and corporate expenses for Q3 2013 remained consistent with Q3 2012.

Interest expense for Q3 2013 decreased to $9.9 million from $11.1 million in Q3 2012 as a result of lower debt levels.

Cash Flow, Leverage, and Liquidity

Q3 2013 operating cash flows increased to $58.5 million, enabling a strong ending cash position of $45.5 million. Total debt repayment during Q3 2013 was $6.0 million.

During Q3 2013, Westmoreland's Net Leverage Ratio decreased to 2.46.
 
 
September 30,
 
December 31,
Leverage Ratios
 
2013
 
2012
 
 
(In millions)
Gross Debt
 
$
343.5

 
$
361.0

Less:
 
 

 
 

Cash & Cash Equivalents
 
45.5

 
31.6

Debt Service Reserves
 
13.1

 
13.1

 
 


 


Net Debt
 
$
284.9

 
$
316.3

 
 
 

 
 

Adjusted EBITDA (for the twelve months ended)
 
$
115.8

 
$
105.4

 
 
 

 
 

Gross Leverage
 
2.97

 
3.43

Net Leverage
 
2.46

 
3.00

Westmoreland had the following liquidity at September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012: 
 
September 30,
 
December 31,
 
2013
 
2012
 
(In millions)
Cash and cash equivalents
$
45.5

 
$
31.6

WML revolving line of credit
23.1

 
23.1

Corporate revolving line of credit
20.0

 
20.0

Total
88.6

 
74.7


Both of the credit facilities had no borrowings with one outstanding letter of credit in the amount of $1.9 million on the WML line.

Conference Call

A conference call regarding Westmoreland Coal Company's third quarter 2013 results will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Call-in numbers are:

Live Participant Dial In (Toll Free): 877-407-8033
Live Participant Dial In (International): 201-689-8033


 Westmoreland News Release
Page 3 of 7
October 25, 2013


About Westmoreland Coal Company

Westmoreland Coal Company is the oldest independent coal company in the United States. The Company's coal operations include sub-bituminous coal mining in the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming, and lignite mining operations in Montana, North Dakota and Texas. Its power operations include ownership of the two-unit ROVA coal-fired power plant in North Carolina. For more information, visit www.westmoreland.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements are based on Westmoreland's current expectations and assumptions regarding its business, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements, including Westmoreland's projections for year-end performance. Westmoreland cautions you against relying on any of these forward-looking statements. They are statements neither of historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include political, economic, business, competitive, market, weather and regulatory conditions.

Any forward-looking statements made by Westmoreland in this news release speak only as of the date on which it was made. Westmoreland undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.


# # #

Contact: Kevin Paprzycki (855) 922-6463

 Westmoreland News Release
Page 4 of 7
October 25, 2013



Westmoreland Coal Company and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)


 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
 
(In thousands, except per share data)
Revenues
$
176,792

 
$
161,332

 
$
500,739

 
$
441,410

Cost, expenses and other:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales
138,193

 
117,088

 
399,142

 
339,906

Depreciation, depletion and amortization
17,434

 
15,534

 
47,257

 
42,542

Selling and administrative
12,498

 
11,665

 
36,354

 
37,157

Heritage health benefit expenses
4,057

 
3,881

 
11,117

 
11,743

Loss (gain) on sales of assets
(13
)
 
14

 
(321
)
 
291

Other operating income
(3,913
)
 
(2,301
)
 
(19,055
)
 
(10,503
)
 
168,256

 
145,881

 
474,494

 
421,136

Operating income (loss)
8,536

 
15,451

 
26,245

 
20,274

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
(9,909
)
 
(11,096
)
 
(30,145
)
 
(32,011
)
Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 
(64
)
 

Interest income
301

 
475

 
878

 
1,371

Other income
89

 
196

 
287

 
611

 
(9,519
)
 
(10,425
)
 
(29,044
)
 
(30,029
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
(983
)
 
5,026

 
(2,799
)
 
(9,755
)
Income tax expense (benefit)
30

 
(325
)
 
85

 
(1,239
)
Net income (loss)
(1,013
)
 
5,351

 
(2,884
)
 
(8,516
)
Less net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest
(3,774
)
 
(2,271
)
 
(2,976
)
 
(4,914
)
Net income (loss) attributable to the Parent company(1)
2,761

 
7,622

 
92

 
(3,602
)
Less preferred stock dividend requirements
340

 
340

 
1,020

 
1,020

Net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders(1)
$
2,421

 
$
7,282

 
$
(928
)
 
$
(4,622
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss) per share applicable to common shareholders:(1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.17

 
$
0.52

 
$
(0.06
)
 
$
(0.33
)
Diluted
$
0.16

 
$
0.50

 
$
(0.06
)
 
$
(0.33
)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic and diluted
14,592

 
14,104

 
14,457

 
13,986

Diluted
14,927

 
15,326

 
14,457

 
13,986

_____________________
(1) Line item description was corrected and immaterially differs from the release that was sent out on October 25, 2013.

 Westmoreland News Release
Page 5 of 7
October 25, 2013



Westmoreland Coal Company and Subsidiaries
Summary Financial Information (Unaudited)    


 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2013
 
2012
 
(In thousands)
Cash Flow
 
 
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
$
58,469

 
$
42,349

Net cash used in investing activities
(21,345
)
 
(116,649
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
(23,247
)
 
97,202


 
September 30,
2013
 
December 31,
2012
 
(In thousands)
Balance Sheet Data
 
 
 
Total cash and cash equivalents
$
45,487

 
$
31,610

Total assets
939,839

 
936,115

Total debt
343,469

 
360,989

Working capital surplus (deficit)
4,074

 
(11,600
)
Total deficit
(280,311
)
 
(286,231
)
 
 
 
 
Common shares outstanding
14,592

 
14,201


The tables below show how we calculated Adjusted EBITDA, including a breakdown by segment, and reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to net loss, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Concerning the Year Ended December 31, 2012 column, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. The Twelve Months Ended September 30, 2013 column is calculated from the prior three columns.
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
 
(In thousands)
Adjusted EBITDA by Segment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coal
$
28,420

 
$
34,584

 
$
87,993

 
$
84,080

Power
7,814

 
6,742

 
17,096

 
13,168

Heritage
(4,326
)
 
(4,149
)
 
(12,031
)
 
(12,687
)
Corporate
(1,788
)
 
(1,657
)
 
(5,278
)
 
(7,149
)
Total
$
30,120

 
$
35,520

 
$
87,780

 
$
77,412



 Westmoreland News Release
Page 6 of 7
October 25, 2013


 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013
 
Year Ended
December 31,
 
Twelve Months
Ended
September 30,
 
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
 
2012
 
2013
 
(In thousands)
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
(1,013
)
 
$
5,351

 
$
(2,884
)
 
$
(8,516
)
 
$
(13,662
)
 
$
(8,030
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income tax expense (benefit)
30

 
(325
)
 
85

 
(1,239
)
 
90

 
1,414

Other income
(89
)
 
(196
)
 
(287
)
 
(611
)
 
(723
)
 
(399
)
Interest income
(301
)
 
(475
)
 
(878
)
 
(1,371
)
 
(1,496
)
 
(1,003
)
Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 
64

 

 
1,986

 
2,050

Interest expense
9,909

 
11,096

 
30,145

 
32,011

 
42,677

 
40,811

Depreciation, depletion and amortization
17,434

 
15,534

 
47,257

 
42,542

 
57,145

 
61,860

Accretion of ARO and receivable
3,169

 
3,041

 
9,507

 
9,037

 
12,189

 
12,659

Amortization of intangible assets and liabilities
172

 
165

 
498

 
492

 
658

 
664

EBITDA
29,311

 
34,191

 
83,507

 
72,345

 
98,864

 
110,026

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss (gain) on sale of assets
(13
)
 
14

 
(321
)
 
291

 
528

 
(84
)
Share-based compensation
822

 
1,315

 
4,594

 
4,776

 
6,040

 
5,858

Adjusted EBITDA
$
30,120

 
$
35,520

 
87,780

 
77,412

 
$
105,432

 
$
115,800


EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are supplemental measures of financial performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, GAAP. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are included in this news release because they are key metrics used by management to assess Westmoreland’s operating performance and Westmoreland believes that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful to an investor in evaluating our operating performance because these measures:

are used widely by investors to measure a company’s operating performance without regard to items excluded from the calculation of such terms, which can vary substantially from company to company depending upon accounting methods and book value of assets, capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired, among other factors; and
help investors to more meaningfully evaluate and compare the results of Westmoreland’s operations from period to period by removing the effect of our capital structure and asset base from our operating results.

Neither EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA is a measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. The items excluded from EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are significant in assessing Westmoreland’s operating results. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. For example, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:

do not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements for capital and major maintenance expenditures or contractual commitments;
do not reflect income tax expenses or the cash requirements necessary to pay income taxes;
do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; and
do not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on certain of our debt obligations.

In addition, although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements. Other companies in our industry and in other industries may calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA differently from the way that Westmoreland does, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures. Because of these limitations, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as measures of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of its business. Westmoreland compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its GAAP results and using EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental data.

 Westmoreland News Release
Page 7 of 7
October 25, 2013