Walter Energy Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

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BIRMINGHAM, AL--(Marketwire - Nov 5, 2012) - Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE: WLT) (TSX: WLT)

  • Reports net loss of $1.1 billion including non-cash impairment charges
  • Reports third quarter revenues of $612 million; Adjusted EBITDA of $117 million
  • Earns adjusted net income of $30 million, excluding impairment charges
  • Produces 3.33 million metric tons of metallurgical coal, up 47% from third quarter 2011

Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE: WLT) (TSX: WLT), the world's leading, publicly traded "pure-play" producer of metallurgical (met) coal for the global steel industry, today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Revenues were $612 million in the third quarter of 2012 down from $689 million in the third quarter of 2011 due principally to lower pricing and softening world demand. In the third quarter of 2012, the Company reported a net loss of $1.1 billion or $16.97 loss per diluted share. This loss includes estimated non-cash goodwill impairment charges of $1.1 billion or $17.05 per share primarily related to the 2011 acquisition of Western Coal and a charge of $40 million associated with the abandonment of a natural gas exploration project. Adjusted net income and adjusted EBITDA excluding these non-cash charges were $29.8 million or $0.48 per share and $117 million, respectively. Results for the third quarter also included a $41 million tax benefit.

"Our operational results in the third quarter were encouraging as we improved metallurgical coal production 14% as compared to the second quarter, while lowering cash costs of production," said Walt Scheller, Chief Executive Officer. "However, the recovery in the global economy and metallurgical coal markets is uncertain. As a result we are focusing on achieving further cost reductions, tightly managing capital spending and reducing marginal production in order to improve our results and be well positioned going into 2013."

Metallurgical Sales Volume and Pricing

Third quarter of 2012 met coal sales volume including both hard coking coal (HCC) and low-volatility (low-vol) PCI was 2.62 million metric tons (MMTs), or 8% less than in the second quarter. Sales were impacted by weaker worldwide demand and excess supply. HCC sales volume was 2.18 MMTs in the third quarter of 2012 compared to 2.29 MMTs in the second quarter. PCI sales volume was 0.44 MMTs, down from 0.55 MMTs in the prior quarter.

The average third quarter 2012 selling price of HCC (primarily low-vol and mid-vol) was $198 per metric ton (MT), which was slightly lower than the second quarter's average price of $201 per MT. The average selling price for low-vol PCI was $160 per MT as compared to $164 per MT in the second quarter.

Metallurgical Coal Production

Met coal production was 3.33 MMTs in the third quarter of 2012, comprised of 2.37 MMTs of HCC and 0.96 MMTs of low-vol PCI. Met coal production increased 47% from the 2.27 MMTs produced in the third quarter 2011 and was 14% higher than the 2.91 MMTs produced in the second quarter of 2012.

Canadian operations increased production to a quarterly record 1.61 MMTs in the third quarter of 2012, compared to 1.19 MMTs in the second quarter. Weak worldwide demand for PCI coal, however, resulted in a significant increase in the Company's inventory levels in the third quarter. The Company plans on reducing production and inventory during the fourth quarter.

Cash Cost of Sales

The consolidated cash cost of sales for HCC was $122 per MT in the third quarter compared to $115 per MT in the second quarter of 2012. In U.S. operations, the cash cost of sales for HCC increased to $119 per MT in the third quarter, up from $107 per MT in the second quarter. The U.S. operations sold a higher proportion of higher cost Mine No 4 production in the quarter which had a negative impact on cost per MT. In Canada, the cash costs of sales for HCC decreased 2% to $142 per MT in the third quarter of 2012, as compared with $144 per MT in the second quarter of 2012.

Cash cost of sales for low-vol PCI decreased 16% to $183 per MT in the third quarter of 2012 as compared with $218 per MT in the second quarter 2012. The Willow Creek development mine represented 21% of the low-vol PCI production and had average cash cost of sales of $290 per MT in the third quarter. As the Willow Creek mine completed the majority of its development work in the third quarter of 2012, costs at this mine are expected to decline materially going forward.

Capital Expenditures

The Company's capital expenditures were $85 million for the third quarter of 2012 and $331 million for the first nine months of 2012. For 2013, the Company currently expects capital expenditures of approximately $220 million.

Liquidity

At the end of the third quarter 2012, available liquidity was $297 million, consisting of cash and cash equivalents of $130 million plus $167 million of availability under the Company's $375 million revolving credit facility.

Safety and Stewardship Highlights

Walter Energy's emphasis on safety continues to show results as the majority of locations are achieving lower total reportable injury rates. On a consolidated basis Walter's total reportable injury rate has decreased by 22% on a year-to-date basis as compared with 2011.

Walter is also pleased to report that in September 2012 the coal processing facility at Mine No. 4 in Alabama received a certificate of achievement in safety entitled Sentinels of Safety Award sponsored by the National Mining Association for its outstanding safety record. The processing facility achieved 156,217 employee hours worked without a lost workday injury.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

This release contains the use of certain U.S. non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) measures. These non-GAAP measures are provided as supplemental information for financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that these non-GAAP measures provide additional insights into the performance of the Company, and they reflect how management analyzes Company performance and compares that performance against other companies. These non GAAP measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other entities. A reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP measures is provided in the financial section of this release.

Conference Call Webcast

The Company will hold a webcast to discuss third quarter 2012 results on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at 9 a.m. ET. To listen to the live event, visit www.walterenergy.com.

About Walter Energy

Walter Energy is the world's leading, publicly traded "pure-play" metallurgical coal producer for global industry with strategic access to high-growth steel markets in Asia, South America and Europe. The Company also produces thermal coal, anthracite, metallurgical coke and coal bed methane gas. Walter Energy employs approximately 4,400 employees and contractors with operations in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. For more information about Walter Energy, please visit www.walterenergy.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are based on information available to management at the time, and they involve judgments and estimates. Forward-looking statements include expressions such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "estimate," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "will," and similar terms and expressions. These forward-looking statements are made based on expectations and beliefs concerning future events affecting us and are subject to various risks, uncertainties and factors relating to our operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control, that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by these forward-looking statements. The following factors are among those that may cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements: the market demand for coal, coke and natural gas as well as changes in pricing and costs; the availability of raw material, labor, equipment and transportation; changes in weather and geologic conditions; changes in extraction costs, pricing and assumptions and projections concerning reserves in our mining operations; changes in customer orders; pricing actions by our competitors, customers, suppliers and contractors; changes in governmental policies and laws, including with respect to safety enhancements and environmental initiatives; availability and costs of credit, surety bonds and letters of credit; and changes in general economic conditions. Forward-looking statements made by us in this release, or elsewhere, speak only as of the date on which the statements were made. See also the "Risk Factors" in our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings with the SEC, which are currently available on our website at www.walterenergy.com. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us or our anticipated results. We have no duty to, and do not intend to, update or revise the forward-looking statements in this release, except as may be required by law. In light of these risks and uncertainties, readers should keep in mind that any forward-looking statement made in this press release may not occur. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other entities. All data presented herein is as of the date of this release unless otherwise noted.

   
   
WALTER ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME  
($ in thousands, except per share and share amounts)  
Unaudited  
             
    For the three months  
    ended September 30,  
    2012     Recast 2011(1)  
Revenues:                
  Sales   $ 612,510     $ 683,730  
  Miscellaneous income (loss)     (536 )     5,017  
      611,974       688,747  
                 
Costs and expenses:                
  Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation and depletion)     448,765       420,690  
  Depreciation and depletion     82,560       57,144  
  Selling, general and administrative (2)     32,486       43,122  
  Postretirement benefits     13,213       9,764  
  Impairment charges (3)     1,106,715       -  
      1,683,739       530,720  
                 
Operating income (loss)     (1,071,765 )     158,027  
  Interest expense     (30,545 )     (27,642 )
  Interest income     113       40  
  Other income (loss) (4)     (943 )     (13,143 )
Income (loss) before income tax expense     (1,103,140 )     117,282  
Income tax expense (benefit) (5)     (41,184 )     30,202  
Net income (loss)   $ (1,061,956 )   $ 87,080  
                 
Net income (loss) per share:                
  Basic   $ (16.97 )   $ 1.40  
  Diluted   $ (16.97 )     1.39  
                 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding (6)     62,572,440       62,413,694  
Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding (6)     62,572,440       62,758,658  
                 
Comprehensive income (loss)   $ (1,054,336 )   $ 92,869  
                 
(1) Certain previously reported three months ended September 30, 2011 balances have been recast to reflect the effects of finalizing the allocation of the Western Coal purchase price during the 2012 first quarter. Previously reported net income increased by $10.9 million and diluted earnings per share increased by $0.18 per share.
(2) The 2011 third quarter includes $6.1 million of costs associated with the acquisition of Western Coal.
(3) The 2012 third quarter includes a goodwill impairment charge of $1.1 billion and an impairment charge of $40.0 million associated with the abandonment of a natural gas exploration project.
(4) The 2012 and 2011 third quarters primarily consist of losses on the sale and remeasurement to fair value of equity investments.
(5) The Company recognized an income tax benefit of $41.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012, compared to a tax provision of $30.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011. For the 2012 third quarter, the Company determined the current year income tax provision for Canada, U.K. and West Virginia operations using actual year-to-date financial results as compared to the estimated annual effective tax rate method utilized in 2011 resulting in a tax benefit. The current year income tax provision for the Alabama operations continues to be based upon an estimated annual effective tax rate method. The decrease in income tax expense is primarily due to the pretax operating loss for the three months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to pretax operating income for the same period of 2011.
(6) In periods of net loss, the number of shares used to calculate diluted earnings per share is the same as that used to calculate basic earnings per share.
   
   
   
WALTER ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME  
($ in thousands, except per share and share amounts)  
Unaudited  
             
    For the nine months  
    ended September 30,  
    2012     Recast 2011(1)  
Revenues:                
  Sales   $ 1,908,413     $ 1,854,892  
  Miscellaneous income     12,698       13,460  
      1,921,111       1,868,352  
                 
Costs and expenses:                
  Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation and depletion)     1,366,383       1,105,224  
  Depreciation and depletion     223,512       157,972  
  Selling, general and administrative (2)     104,578       132,525  
  Postretirement benefits     39,639       30,374  
  Impairment charges (3)     1,106,715       -  
      2,840,827       1,426,095  
                 
Operating income (loss)     (919,716 )     442,257  
  Interest expense     (89,716 )     (63,245 )
  Interest income     731       356  
  Other income (loss) (4)     (13,855 )     11,360  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income tax expense     (1,022,556 )     390,728  
Income tax expense (benefit) (5)     (27,972 )     107,382  
Income (loss) from continuing operations     (994,584 )     283,346  
Income from discontinued operations (6)     5,180       -  
Net income (loss)   $ (989,404 )   $ 283,346  
                 
Basic income (loss) per share:                
  Income (loss) from continuing operations   $ (15.91 )   $ 4.75  
  Income from discontinued operations     0.09       -  
  Net income (loss)   $ (15.82 )   $ 4.75  
                 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding (7)     62,523,798       59,601,241  
                 
Diluted income (loss) per share:                
  Income (loss) from continuing operations   $ (15.91 )   $ 4.72  
  Income from discontinued operations     0.09       -  
  Net income (loss)   $ (15.82 )   $ 4.72  
                 
Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding (7)     62,523,798       59,972,442  
                 
Comprehensive income (loss)   $ (978,418 )   $ 289,061  
   
(1) Includes the results of Western Coal since the April 1, 2011 date of acquisition. Certain previously reported nine months ended September 30, 2011 balances have been recast to reflect the effects of finalizing the allocation of the Western Coal purchase price during the 2012 first quarter. Previously reported net income increased by $18.0 million and diluted earnings per share increased by $0.29 per share.
(2) The 2011 period includes $23.1 million of costs associated with the acquisition of Western Coal.
(3) The 2012 third quarter includes a goodwill impairment charge of $1.1 billion and an impairment charge of $40.0 million associated with the abandonment of a natural gas exploration project.
(4) The 2012 period includes losses on the sale and remeasurement to fair value of equity investments. The 2011 period includes a gain recognized on April 1, 2011 of $20.6 million as a result of remeasuring to fair value Western Coal shares acquired from Audley Capital in January 2011, partially offset by a net loss on the sale and remeasurement to fair value of our other equity investments.
(5) The Company recognized an income tax benefit of $28.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, compared to a tax provision of $107.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the Company determined the current year income tax provision for Canada, U.K. and West Virginia operations using actual year-to-date financial results as compared to the estimated annual effective tax rate method utilized in 2011 resulting in a tax benefit. The current year income tax provision for the Alabama operations continues to be based upon an estimated annual effective tax rate method. The decrease in income tax expense is primarily due to the pretax operating loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to pretax operating income for the same period of 2011.
(6) Discontinued operations includes the gain on the sale of our closed Kodiak operations, net of tax.
(7) In periods of net loss, the number of shares used to calculate diluted earnings per share is the same as that used to calculate basic earnings per share.
   
   
   
WALTER ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
RESULTS BY OPERATING SEGMENT  
($ in thousands)  
Unaudited  
                         
    For the three months     For the nine months  
    ended September 30,     ended September 30,  
    2012     Recast 2011(1)     2012     Recast 2011(1)  
                                 
REVENUES:                                
U.S. Operations   $ 483,615     $ 471,155     $ 1,402,526     $ 1,390,171  
Canadian and U.K. Operations     127,905       217,334       515,901       476,552  
Other     454       258       2,684       1,629  
  Revenues   $ 611,974     $ 688,747     $ 1,921,111     $ 1,868,352  
                                 
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE IMPAIRMENT CHARGES:                                
U.S. Operations   $ 92,053     $ 120,078     $ 306,279     $ 432,184  
Canadian and U.K. Operations     (44,256 )     52,361       (82,490 )     71,161  
Other (2)     (12,847 )     (14,412 )     (36,790 )     (61,088 )
  Operating income (loss) before impairment charges   $ 34,950     $ 158,027     $ 186,999     $ 442,257  
                                 
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS):                                
U.S. Operations   $ (22,228 )   $ 120,078     $ 191,998     $ 432,184  
Canadian and U.K. Operations     (1,036,690 )     52,361       (1,074,924 )     71,161  
Other (2)     (12,847 )     (14,412 )     (36,790 )     (61,088 )
  Operating income (loss)   $ (1,071,765 )   $ 158,027     $ (919,716 )   $ 442,257  
                                 
DEPRECIATION AND DEPLETION:                                
U.S. Operations   $ 44,789     $ 43,546     $ 130,635     $ 110,750  
Canadian and U.K. Operations     37,305       13,408       91,976       46,651  
Other     466       190       901       571  
  Depreciation and depletion   $ 82,560     $ 57,144     $ 223,512     $ 157,972  
                                 
CAPITAL EXPENDITURES:                                
U.S. Operations   $ 41,670     $ 41,435     $ 121,633     $ 126,543  
Canadian and U.K. Operations     43,419       115,426       205,776       166,837  
Other     195       99       3,931       (3 )
  Capital expenditures   $ 85,284     $ 156,960     $ 331,340     $ 293,377  
   
(1) Includes the results of Western Coal since the April 1, 2011 date of acquisition. Certain previously reported three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 balances have been recast to reflect the effects of finalizing the allocation of the Western Coal purchase price during the 2012 first quarter.
(2) Amounts for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 include $6.1 million and $23.1 million, respectively, of costs associated with the April 1, 2011 acquisition of Western Coal.
   
   
 
 
WALTER ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
QUARTERLY STATISTICAL RESULTS BY OPERATING SEGMENT AND MAJOR PRODUCT
(Ton information in thousand metric tons and dollars in USD)
             
             
Consolidated Statistical Information by Major Product
 
    3 months ended September 30, 2012   3 months ended September 30, 2011, Recast (1)   3 months ended June 30, 2012
Total Metallurgical                  
  Sales Metric Tons     2,623     2,153     2,842
  Production Metric Tons     3,325     2,266     2,910
  Average Net Selling Price   $ 191.34   $ 249.84   $ 193.31
  Average Cash Cost per Ton (2)(3)   $ 133.55   $ 135.76   $ 135.15
                   
Hard Coking                  
  Sales Metric Tons     2,183     1,588     2,290
  Production Metric Tons     2,362     1,678     2,190
    Production Metric Tons - Willow Creek (4)     90     -     14
    Production Metric Tons - All other     2,272     1,678     2,176
  Average Net Selling Price   $ 197.58   $ 262.89   $ 200.50
  Average Cash Cost per Ton (2)(3)   $ 122.06   $ 132.00   $ 115.29
    Average Cash Cost per Ton - Willow Creek (2)(3)(4)   $ 329.41   $ -   $ -
    Average Cash Cost per Ton - All other (2)(3)   $ 117.52   $ 132.00   $ 115.29
                   
Low Vol PCI                  
  Sales Metric Tons     440     565     552
  Production Metric Tons     963     587     720
    Production Metric Tons - Willow Creek (4)     198     216     154
    Production Metric Tons - All other     765     371     566
  Average Net Selling Price   $ 160.37   $ 213.13   $ 163.51
  Average Cash Cost per Ton (2)(3)   $ 182.76   $ 146.34   $ 217.50
    Average Cash Cost per Ton - Willow Creek (2)(3)(4)   $ 289.67   $ 149.88   $ 258.86
    Average Cash Cost per Ton - All other (2)(3)   $ 129.19   $ 144.48   $ 203.32
                   
Thermal                  
  Sales Metric Tons     937     1,337     891
  Production Metric Tons     813     1,359     925
  Average Net Selling Price   $ 67.51   $ 72.31   $ 69.40
  Average Cash Cost per Ton (2)(3)   $ 56.05   $ 63.51   $ 66.17
                   
US Segment Statistical Information by Major Product
 
    3 months ended September 30, 2012   3 months ended September 30, 2011, Recast (1)   3 months ended June 30, 2012
Hard Coking                  
  Sales Metric Tons     1,880     1,232     1,784
  Production Metric Tons     1,721     1,307     1,724
  Average Net Selling Price   $ 196.41   $ 261.76   $ 194.10
  Average Cash Cost per Ton (2)(3)   $ 118.91   $ 125.07   $ 107.15
                   
Thermal                  
  Sales Metric Tons     927     1,302     871
  Production Metric Tons     805     1,329     908
  Average Net Selling Price   $ 67.00   $ 71.17   $ 68.11
  Average Cash Cost per Ton (2)(3)   $ 55.27   $ 61.58   $ 65.33
                   
                   
Canada and UK Segment Statistical Information by Major Product
 
    3 months ended September 30, 2012   3 months ended September 30, 2011, Recast (1)   3 months ended June 30, 2012
Total Metallurgical                  
  Sales Metric Tons     743     921     1,058
  Production Metric Tons     1,605     958     1,187
  Average Net Selling Price   $ 178.49   $ 233.90   $ 191.99
  Average Cash Cost per Ton (2)(3)   $ 165.98   $ 150.07   $ 182.34
                   
Hard Coking                  
  Sales Metric Tons     303     356     506
  Production Metric Tons     641     371     466
    Production Metric Tons - Willow Creek (4)     90     -     14
    Production Metric Tons - All other     551     371     452
  Average Net Selling Price   $ 204.82   $ 266.81   $ 223.06
  Average Cash Cost per Ton (2)(3)   $ 141.58   $ 155.98   $ 143.98
    Average Cash Cost per Ton - Willow Creek (2)(3)(4)   $ 329.41   $ -   $ -
    Average Cash Cost per Ton - All other (2)(3)   $ 107.27   $ 155.98   $ 143.98
                   
Low Vol PCI                  
  Sales Metric Tons     440     565     552
  Production Metric Tons     963     587     552
    Production Metric Tons - Willow Creek (4)     198     216     154
    Production Metric Tons - All other     765     371     566
  Average Net Selling Price   $ 160.37   $ 213.13   $ 163.51
  Average Cash Cost per Ton (2)(3)   $ 182.76   $ 146.34   $ 217.50
    Average Cash Cost per Ton - Willow Creek (2)(3)(4)   $ 289.67   $ 149.88   $ 258.86
    Average Cash Cost per Ton - All other (2)(3)   $ 129.19   $ 144.48   $ 203.32
                   
Thermal                  
  Sales Metric Tons     10     35     20
  Production Metric Tons     9     30     17
  Average Net Selling Price   $ 117.55   $ 115.07   $ 126.61
  Average Cash Cost per Ton (2)(3)   $ 131.48   $ 136.46   $ 103.40
                   
   
(1) Certain previously reported three months ended September 30, 2011 statistical information have been recast to reflect the effects of finalizing the allocation of the Western Coal purchase price during the 2012 first quarter.
   
(2) Average Cash Cost per Ton is based on reported Cost of Sales and includes items such as freight, royalties, manpower, fuel and other similar production and sales cost items but excludes depreciation, depletion and post retirement benefits. Average Cash Cost per Ton is a non-GAAP financial measure which is not calculated in conformity with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute or superior to financial measures calculated in conformity with GAAP. We believe Cash Cost per Ton is a useful measure as our management uses that as a measure of performance and we believe it aids some investors and analysts in comparing us against other companies to help analyze our current and future potential performance.
   
(3) Reconciliation of Cash Cost per Ton to Cost of Sales as disclosed (in thousands USD):
             
    3 months ended September 30, 2012 Actual   3 months ended September 30, 2011 Actual, Recast (1)   3 months ended June 30, 2012 Actual
Cash Costs as calculated from above (sales tons times average cash cost per ton)   $ 399,382   $ 377,172   $ 443,023
Cash Costs of other products     49,383     43,518     43,061
  Total Cost of Sales   $ 448,765   $ 420,690   $ 486,084
   
(4) Production and Average Cash Cost per Ton for our Willow Creek mining operations are separately provided for the current quarter as the Willow Creek mine is in the development stage and is experiencing higher average cash cost per ton than the other Canada mines.
   
(5)
 
 
 
 
 
 
During the current quarter, in our Canadian and U.K. operations certain metrics around tons included production were realigned to align with how we account for production in the U.S. operations.  Historically, the Canadian and U.K. operations were not recording tons produced until they were deemed finished goods.  We have revised this methodology to include all tons mined, no matter if in process or finished, as produced based on a clean coal tonnage equivalent.  The reconciliation below provides a comparison of production statistics of the earlier methodology as compared with the realigned methodology from the Western Coal acquisition date of April 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 (in thousands UD):
                               
As reported   3 months ended June 30, 2011   3 months ended September 30, 2011   3 months ended December 31, 2011     3 months ended March 31, 2012   3 months ended June 30, 2012     Post Acquisition Cumulative  
Hard Coking Coal                              
  Production Metric Tons                              
    Production Metric Tons - Willow Creek (4)   -   -   -     -   -     -  
    Production Metric Tons - All other   347   371   391     408   466     1,983  
Low Vol PCI                              
  Production Metric Tons                              
    Production Metric Tons - Willow Creek (4)   178   216   156     120   154     824  
    Production Metric Tons - All other   317   371   411     466   566     2,131  
Total Metallurgical   842   958   958     994   1,186     4,938  
                               
As restated                              
Hard Coking Coal                              
  Production Metric Tons                              
    Production Metric Tons - Willow Creek (4)   -   -   -     -   -     -  
    Production Metric Tons - All other   347   374   389     414   536     2,060  
Low Vol PCI                              
  Production Metric Tons                              
    Production Metric Tons - Willow Creek (4)   181   213   155     116   154     819  
    Production Metric Tons - All other   481   461   334     495   286     2,057  
Total Metallurgical   1,009   1,048   878     1,025   976     4,936  
                               
Difference in production metric tons reported   167   90   (80 )   31   (210 )   (2 )
                               
                               
 
WALTER ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
($ in thousands)
Unaudited
         
    As of
        Recast
    September 30,   December 31,
    2012   2011(1)
ASSETS            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 129,922   $ 128,430
Receivables, net     229,725     313,343
Inventories     374,239     240,437
Deferred income taxes     43,468     61,079
Prepaid expenses     67,066     49,974
Other current assets     22,096     45,649
  Total current assets     866,516     838,912
Mineral interests, net     2,980,924     3,056,258
Property, plant and equipment, net     1,745,225     1,631,333
Deferred income taxes     144,604     109,300
Goodwill     -     1,066,754
Other long-term assets     135,720     153,951
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 5,872,989   $ 6,856,508
             
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY            
Current debt   $ 69,327   $ 56,695
Accounts payable     188,741     112,661
Accrued expenses     239,934     229,067
Accumulated postretirement benefits obligation     28,648     27,247
Other current liabilities     42,188     63,757
  Total current liabilities     568,838     489,427
Long-term debt     2,278,214     2,269,020
Deferred income taxes     951,835     1,029,336
Accumulated postretirement benefits obligation     559,438     550,671
Other long-term liabilities     374,463     381,537
TOTAL LIABILITIES     4,732,788     4,719,991
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY     1,140,201     2,136,517
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 5,872,989   $ 6,856,508
             
(1)   The December 31, 2011 balance sheet has been recast to reflect the effects of finalizing the allocation of the Western Coal purchase price during the 2012 first quarter. Retained earnings, a component of stockholders' equity, was increased by $14.4 million, primarily due to a decrease in mineral interests depletion net of income tax expense related to 2011.
     
     
   
WALTER ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  
FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012  
($ in thousands, except per share amounts)  
Unaudited  
                           
                  Retained     Accumulated  
              Capital in   Earnings     Other  
          Common   Excess of   (Accumulated     Comprehensive  
    Total     Stock   Par Value   Deficit)     Income (Loss)  
                                     
Balance at December 31, 2011, recast (1)   $ 2,136,517     $ 624   $ 1,620,430   $ 744,939     $ (229,476 )
                                     
Net loss     (989,404 )                 (989,404 )        
Other comprehensive income, net of tax     10,986                           10,986  
Stock issued upon the exercise of stock options     140       1     139                
Dividends paid, $0.375 per share     (23,432 )                 (23,432 )        
Stock-based compensation     5,356             5,356                
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation arrangements     805             805                
Other     (767 )     -     -     (767 )        
Balance at September 30, 2012   $ 1,140,201     $ 625   $ 1,626,730   $ (268,664 )   $ (218,490 )
                                     
(1)   Retained earnings as of December 31, 2011 has been recast to reflect the effects of finalizing the allocation of the Western Coal purchase price. The balance was increased by $14.4 million primarily due to a decrease in mineral interests depletion net of income tax expense related to 2011.
     
     
   
WALTER ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
($ in thousands)  
Unaudited  
             
    For the nine months ended September 30,  
    2012     Recast
2011(1)
 
                 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES                
Net income (loss)   $ (989,404 )   $ 283,346  
  Less income from discontinued operations     (5,180 )     -  
  Income (loss) from continuing operations     (994,584 )     283,346  
                 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:                
                 
  Depreciation and depletion     223,512       157,972  
  Deferred income tax credit     (100,419 )     (16,901 )
  Gain on investment in Western Coal Corp.     -       (20,553 )
  Impairment charges     1,106,715       -  
  Other     41,022       8,349  
                   
  Decrease (increase) in current assets, net of effect of business acquisitions:                
    Receivables     79,310       30,655  
    Inventories     (113,601 )     21,856  
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets     (8,412 )     19,496  
                   
  Increase in current liabilities, net of effect of business acquisitions:                
    Accounts payable     91,349       24,645  
    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     8,114       764  
      Cash flows provided by operating activities     333,006       509,629  
                 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES                
  Additions to property, plant and equipment     (331,340 )     (293,377 )
  Acquisition of Western Coal Corp., net of cash acquired     -       (2,432,693 )
  Proceeds from sales of investments     12,382       27,325  
  Other     1,076       814  
    Cash flows used in investing activities     (317,882 )     (2,697,931 )
                 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES                
  Proceeds from issuance of debt     -       2,350,000  
  Borrowings under revolving credit agreement     272,926       41,461  
  Repayments on revolving credit agreement     (125,396 )     (41,461 )
  Retirements of debt     (128,450 )     (165,024 )
  Dividends paid     (23,432 )     (22,236 )
  Net consideration paid upon exercise of warrants     (11,535 )     -  
  Debt issuance costs     (6,376 )     (80,027 )
  Other     178       (1,197 )
    Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities     (22,085 )     2,081,516  
    Cash flows used in continuing operations     (6,961 )     (106,786 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS                
  Cash flows provided by investing activities     9,500       -  
                 
EFFECT OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH     (1,047 )     (2,013 )
                 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   $ 1,492     $ (108,799 )
                 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   $ 128,430     $ 293,410  
Add: Cash and cash equivalents of discontinued operations at beginning of period     -       535  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     1,492       (108,799 )
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 129,922     $ 185,146  
                 
(1)   Includes the results of Western Coal since the April 1, 2011 date of acquisition. Certain previously reported nine months ended September 30, 2011 balances have been recast to reflect the effects of finalizing the allocation of the Western Coal purchase price during the 2012 first quarter.
     
     
   
WALTER ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION  
Unaudited  
                         
RECONCILIATION OF EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA TO AMOUNTS REPORTED UNDER US GAAP:  
                         
    For the three months ended     For the nine months ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
($ in thousands)   2012     Recast
2011(1)
    2012     Recast
2011(1)
 
                                 
Income (loss) from continuing operations   $ (1,061,956 )   $ 87,080     $ (994,584 )   $ 283,346  
  Add interest expense     30,545       27,642       89,716       63,245  
  Less interest income     (113 )     (40 )     (731 )     (356 )
  Add income tax expense (benefit)     (41,184 )     30,202       (27,972 )     107,382  
  Add depreciation and depletion expense     82,560       57,144       223,512       157,972  
Earnings from continuing operations before interest, income taxes, and depreciation and depletion (EBITDA from continuing operations) (2)     (990,148 )     202,028       (710,059 )     611,589  
Add pretax income from discontinued operations     -       -       8,282       -  
Earnings before interest, income taxes, and depreciation and depletion (EBITDA) (3)     (990,148 )     202,028       (701,777 )     611,589  
Add impairment charges     1,106,715       -       1,106,715       -  
Adjusted EBITDA (4)   $ 116,567     $ 202,028     $ 404,938     $ 611,589  
                                 
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NET INCOME TO AMOUNTS REPORTED UNDER US GAAP:  
                         
    For the three months ended     For the nine months ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
($ in thousands)   2012     Recast
2011(1)
    2012     Recast
2011(1)
 
                                 
Net income (loss)   $ (1,061,956 )   $ 87,080     $ (989,404 )   $ 283,346  
Less income from discontinued operations, net of tax ($3.1 million)     -       -       (5,180 )     -  
Add impairment charges, net of tax ($15.0 million)     1,091,745       -       1,091,745       -  
Adjusted net income (loss) (5)   $ 29,789     $ 87,080     $ 97,161     $ 283,346  
                                 
(1)   Includes the results of Western Coal since the April 1, 2011 date of acquisition. Certain previously reported three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 balances have been recast to reflect the effects of finalizing the allocation of the Western Coal purchase price during the 2012 first quarter.
(2)   EBITDA from continuing operations is defined as earnings excluding discontinued operations before interest expense, interest income, income taxes, and depreciation and depletion expense.
(3)   EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest expense, interest income, income taxes, and depreciation and depletion expense. EBITDA is a financial measure which is not calculated in conformity with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute or superior to financial measures calculated in conformity with GAAP. We believe that EBITDA is a useful measure as some investors and analysts use EBITDA to compare us against other companies and to help analyze our ability to satisfy principal and interest obligations and capital expenditure needs. EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other entities.
(4)   Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA excluding impairment charges. 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 condition. Therefore, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, nor as an alternative to net income, income 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. Investors should be aware that our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.
(5)   Adjusted net income (loss) is defined as net income (loss) excluding income from discontinued operations, net of tax, and impairment charges. Adjusted net income (loss) is not a measure of financial performance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and items excluded from Adjusted net income (loss) are significant in understanding and assessing our financial condition. Therefore, Adjusted net income (loss) should not be considered in isolation, nor as an alternative to net income (loss) under generally accepted accounting principles.
     
     
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Paul Blalock
Vice President, Investor Relations
205.745.2627
paul.blalock@walterenergy.com
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