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Earnings Highlights and Summary

Warrior's total revenues were $421.8 million in Q1 2018, up 75% compared to $241.6 million in Q1 2017. The Company's revenue numbers surpassed analysts' estimates by $39.57 million.

Warrior's total revenues for Q1 2018 included mining revenues of $412.9 million, which, in turn, consisted of met coal sales of 2.1 million short tons at an average net selling price of $195 per short ton. The Company's sales volume increased 88% on a y-o-y basis, reflecting both increased production levels and high demand from customers. Warrior capitalized on the strong pricing environment in the quarter by achieving a gross price realization of 99%.

During Q1 2018, Warrior's cost of sales was $190.7 million, or 46.2% of mining revenues, and included mining costs, transportation, and royalty costs. The Company's free-on-board port, cash cost of sales per short ton decreased to $89.82 in the reported quarter compared to $93.75 in the year earlier same quarter, primarily due to higher sales volumes.

Warrior's selling, general, and administrative expenses (SG&A) were $8.2 million in Q1 2018 compared to $5.2 million in Q1 2017. The Company's transaction and other expenses were $3.3 million in the reported quarter and were related to the issuance of $125.0 million in aggregate principal amount of the Company's 8.00% senior secured notes due 2024. The Company did not incur any income tax expenses during the reported quarter, due to its planned utilization of net operating losses (NOLs).

Warrior reported a net income of $178.7 million, or $3.36 per diluted share, in Q1 2018 compared to a net income of $108.3 million, or $2.06 per diluted share, in Q1 2017. Excluding one-time transaction and other expenses, the Company's adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) soared 54% to $3.42 in the reported quarter versus $2.22 in the year earlier comparable quarter, and were ahead of Wall Street's estimates of $3.02.

For Q1 2018, Warrior reported adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of $216.4 million compared to adjusted EBITDA of $135.5 million in Q1 2017. The Company's adjusted EBITDA margin was 51% in the reported quarter compared to 53% in the prior year's corresponding period.

Cash Flow and Liquidity

During Q1 2018, Warrior generated strong cash flows from operating activities of $193.7 million compared to $65.6 million in Q1 2017. The Company's net working capital, excluding cash, increased by $9.0 million from Q4 2017, primarily due to the higher accounts receivable on higher sales volumes.

For Q1 2018, Warrior's capital expenditure was $22.5 million, resulting in a free cash flow of $171.2 million, which was $117.0 million higher than in the prior year's same period. Spending on sustaining and discretionary capital expenditure included a down payment on a new set of shields and the new portal at Mine 7.

As of March 31, 2018, Warrior's available liquidity was $422.0 million, consisting of cash and cash equivalents of $322.0 million and $100.0 million available under its asset-based revolving credit agreement.

Warrior's coal inventory fell to 316,000 short tons at the end of Q1 2018 from 341,000 short tons at the end of Q4 2017, due to a strong demand for the Company's products.

Outlook

For the full fiscal year 2018, Warrior is forecasting coal sales of 6.8 million to 7.3 million short tons; coal production of 6.8 million to 7.3 million short tons; capital expenditure of $100 million to $120 million; SG&A of $30 million to $33 million; and a cash tax rate of 0%.

Stock Performance Snapshot

June 04, 2018 - At Monday's closing bell, Warrior Met Coal's stock was slightly up 0.25%, ending the trading session at $28.45.

Volume traded for the day: 754.80 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 9.25%; previous three-month period – up 18.52%; past twelve-month period – up 237.34%; and year-to-date – up 44.29%

After yesterday's close, Warrior Met Coal's market cap was at $1.51 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 3.09.

The stock has a dividend yield of 0.70%.

The stock is part of the Financial sector, categorized under the Property & Casualty Insurance industry. This sector was up 0.5% at the end of the session.

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