Peabody at a Glance
Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) is the world’s largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in sustainable mining and clean coal solutions. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in nearly 30 countries on six continents.
Peabody’s global platform reaches six continents and creates a strategic advantage. The company has approximately 9 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves and owns, through its subsidiaries, majority interests in 28 coal operations located throughout all major U.S. coal-producing regions and in Australia.
Peabody is uniquely positioned for success with access to the best global markets through our Australia platform, trading activities and Asia projects. The company also holds leading positions in the fastest-growing U.S. regions and has an unmatched reserve base and liquidity to create shareholder value.
Peabody markets, brokers and trades coal in the world’s fastest-growing economies. Peabody has trading and business offices in China, Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Indonesia, Germany, Mongolia, India and the United States. Other energy-related commercial initiatives include the development of supercritical generation, the management of vast coal reserves, and Btu Conversion technologies to transform coal to natural gas and transportation fuels.
Peabody marked many notable accomplishments in 2012:
- Employees achieved the best safety performance in Peabody’s history, including record results in Australia and a U.S. incidence rate that is 66 percent better than the industry average;
Revenues reached a new high of $8.08 billion, leading to Adjusted EBITDA of $1.84 billion despite a $430 million impact from reduced Australian pricing;
Australia sales volumes increased 30 percent to a record 33 million tons, and metallurgical coal sales rose by more than 50 percent to 14.1 million tons;
Adjusted U.S. EBITDA set a new record of $1.26 billion, led by aggressive cost containment and increased realized pricing from effective contracting strategies;
Operating cash flows totaled $1.52 billion, fueling $416 million in debt reduction;
Peabody successfully completed several late-stage expansion projects and integrated a major 2011 acquisition, improving productivity 31 percent, while realizing $69 million in synergies;
Peabody shipped record U.S. export volumes, and continued to advance rail and port strategies to reach the growing seaborne coal market; and
Peabody earned more than 35 awards for safety, environmental and corporate excellence, including the Platts Global Energy Award for Coal Commodity Excellence, two of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s highest environmental honors, recognition for the company’s acquisition from the finance sector and a Top 200 Company designation from Better Investing.
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