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  1. How coal titan Peabody, the world’s largest, fell into bankruptcy xx In the starkest sign yet of declining fortunes in the coal industry, St. Louis-based Peabody Energy, the largest and most storied U.S. coal company, announced early Wednesday that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company cited an “unprecedented industry downturn,” which it attributed to a range of factors including an economic slowdown in China, low coal prices and “overproduction of domestic shale gas.” In the United States, cheap natural gas, driven by the shale-gas boom, has been steadily eating into coal’s share of electricity generation. But Peabody was also weighed down by debt from its poorly timed $5.2 billion acquisition of Macarthur Coal of Australia in 2011, near the peak for coal prices there as Peabody underestimated rival coal supplies and overestimated the growth of Chinese coal consumption. “The debt-laden capital structure became unsustainable as cash flows worsened and access to capital markets evaporated,” Fitch Ratings said Wednesday. Peabody said that its mines would continue operating and that its operations in Australia were not included in the Chapter 11 filing. The company also said it expected its shares to halt trading on the New York Stock Exchange. In a statement, the firm’s president and chief executive, Glenn Kellow, said: “This was a difficult decision, but it is the right path forward for Peabody. We begin today to build a highly successful global leader for tomorrow.” Shares of Peabody, whose stock trades under the symbol BTU — which is also a basic unit of energy, the British thermal unit — closed Tuesday at $ 2.06, leaving the company’s market capitalization at a measly $38 million. Shares have plunged more than 99 percent from their 2008 peak and from where they stood just five years ago. Dividend payouts to shareholders were halted in July 2015. How coal titan Peabody, the world's largest, fell into bankruptcy https://www.washingtonpost.com › energy-environment › 2016/04/13 › co... Apr 13, 2016 - This story has been updated. In the starkest sign yet of declining fortunes in the coal industry, St. Louis-based Peabody Energy, the largest and ...
  2. Q2 STOCK REPURCHASES Share repurchases during the second quarter totaled $57.2 million, with an additional $51 million in July as buyback activity resumed following a required blackout period related to the PRB/Colorado joint venture transaction announced in June. In total, Peabody has repurchased $1.22 billion under its share repurchase program, representing 25 percent of shares initially outstanding. Approximately $283 million remains under the current $1.5 billion share repurchase program. During the quarter, Peabody announced its third increase to the quarterly per-share dividend in just one year. The company paid a $0.14 per share cash dividend on June 12, 2019 to shareholders of record on May 22, 2019. Year to date through June, Peabody has returned $385.3 million in cash to shareholders, representing 122 percent of its Free Cash Flow, through its repurchase program, supplemental dividend and quarterly dividend.
  3. REvs + Earnings, Cont.Ops ::: -------------2017------------: -------------2018------------: -------------2019------------: ::: Revs.-$USO---$BTU--Pct.--EPS : Revs.-$USO---$BTU--Pct.--EPS : Revs.-$USO---$BTU--Pct.--EPS : Q1 ----B-$10.64--N/A-----%-$----: 1.46B-$13.09-36.50-279%-$0.83: 1,26B-$12.50-28.33-227%-$1.15: Q2 0.00B-$09.50-24.45-257%-$0.00: 1.31B-$15.06-45.48-302%-$0.93: 1.15B-$12.04-24.10-200%-$0.37: Q3 1.48B-$10.43-29.01-278%-$1.49: 1.41B-$15.52-35.64-230%-$0.63: Q4 1.52B-$12.01-39.37-328%-$2.47: 1.39B-$09.66-30.48-316%-$1.97: ======== YR 4.26B-$12.01-39.37-328%-$3.81: 5.58B-$09.66-30.48-316%-$4.28: LAST >$12.10-17.42-144% ======== Ratio:BTU/USO xx
  4. REvs + Earnings, Cont.Ops ::: -------------2017------------: -------------2018------------: -------------2019------------: ::: Revs.-$USO---$BTU--Pct.--EPS : Revs.-$USO---$BTU--Pct.--EPS : Revs.-$USO---$BTU--Pct.--EPS : Q1 0.00B-$10.64--N/A--000%-$0.00: 0.00B-$13.09-36.50-279%-$0.00: 0.00B-$12.50-28.33-227%-$1.12: Q2 0.00B-$09.50-24.45-257%-$0.00: 1.31B-$15.06-45.48-302%-$0.93: 1.15B-$12.04-24.10-200%-$0.37: Q3 0.00B-$10.43-29.01-278%-$0.00: 0.00B-$15.52-35.64-230%-$0.00: Q4 0.00B-$12.01-39.37-328%-$0.00: 0.00B-$09.66-30.48-316%-$2.20: ======== YR 0.00B-$12.01-39.37-328%-$0.00: 0.00B-$09.66-30.48-316%-$0.00: LAST >$12.10-17.42-144% ======== ratio:BTU/USO xx
  5. REvs + Earnings, Cont.Ops ::: -------------2017------------: -------------2018------------: -------------2019------------: ::: Revs.-$USO---$BTU--Pct.--EPS : Revs.-$USO---$BTU--Pct.--EPS : Revs.-$USO---$BTU--Pct.--EPS : Q1 0.00B-$10.64--N/A--00.%-$0.00: 0.00B-$13.09-36.50-000%-$0.00: 0.00B-$12.50-28.33-000%-$1.12: Q2 0.00B-$09.50-24.45-00.%-$0.00: 1.31B-$15.06-45.48-000%-$0.93: 1.15B-$12.04-24.10-000%-$0.37: Q3 0.00B-$10.43-29.01-00.%-$0.00: 0.00B-$15.52-35.64-000%-$0.00: Q4 0.00B-$12.01-39.37-00.%-$0.00: 0.00B-$09.66-30.48-000%-$2.20: ======== YR 0.00B-$12.01-39.37-00.%-$0.00: 0.00B-$09.66-30.48-000%-$0.00: LAST >$12.10-17.42-000% ======== ratio:BTU/USO
  6. BTU / Peabody Coal : chart : $17.42 - 6% (YrLow: $16.41, off Low: +xx%) from above: Sym.*: Last: MktCp: EValue: Ebitda: EV/eb: $Debt: Yrs/eb: Earns: PE-R: Div.: Yield: BkVal.: Lo-YrBTU : 18.37: $1.89B: $2.54B: $1.12B: r2.28: $1.44B: r1.29y: $4.26: r4.33: 0.52: 2.97%: 29.91: 16.41 :: -------------2017------------: -------------2018------------: -------------2019------------: :: Revs.-$USO---$BTU--Pct.--EPS : Revs.-$USO---$BTU--Pct.--EPS : Revs.-$USO---$BTU--Pct.--EPS : Q1 0.00B-$00.00-00.00-00.%-$0.00: 0.00B-$00.00-00.00-00.%-$0.00: 0.00B-$00.00-00.00-00.%-$1.12: Q2 0.00B-$00.00-00.00-00.%-$0.00: 0.00B-$00.00-00.00-00.%-$0.00: 0.00B-$00.00-00.00-00.%-$0.34: Q3 0.00B-$00.00-00.00-00.%-$0.00: 0.00B-$00.00-00.00-00.%-$0.00: Q4 0.00B-$00.00-00.00-00.%-$0.00: 0.00B-$00.00-00.00-00.%-$0.00: ======== YR 0.00B-$00.00-00.00-00.%-$0.00: 0.00B-$00.00-00.00-00.%-$0.00: ======== Peabody Energy Corporation engages in coal mining business. The company operates through Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Western U.S. Mining, Seaborne Metallurgical Mining, Seaborne Thermal Mining, and Corporate and Other segments. It is involved in mining, preparation, and sale of thermal coal primarily to electric utilities; mining bituminous and sub-bituminous coal deposits; and mining metallurgical coal, such as hard coking coal, semi-hard coking coal, semi-soft coking coal, and pulverized coal injection coal. The company supplies coal primarily to electricity generators, industrial facilities, and steel manufacturers. As of December 31, 2018, it owned interests in 23 coal mining operations located in the United States and Australia; and had approximately 4.9 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves and approximately 500,000 acres of surface property through ownership and lease agreements. The company also engages in direct and brokered trading of coal and freight-related contracts, as well as provides transportation-related services, which involve financial derivative contracts and physical contracts. Peabody Energy Corporation was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. On April 13, 2016, Peabody Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
  7. This Rise / Air alignment looks just a little different here Here's another version of that Rise / Air map : http://www.shangrila-properties.com/the-rise-makati.html : Map : Restaurants nearby About the Tiara Oriental Hotel (right next to The Rise) : "The reason my company billeted me at this hotel is its proximity to RCBC Plaza, it's a mere .30 km. walk to our Makati Office and about 10-15min walk to shopping centers like Greenbelt, Glorietta, Landmark and SM. Tiara is a small business hotel with basic amenities. I've stayed here a couple of times already on official business or with my family, and I generally like the place. My latest stay, however, was not as pleasant as my previous ones. I stayed at room 509. The shower didn't have hot water and the towels they gave me were old and nasty looking. I stayed for 3 nights, I complained about the lack of hot water in the bathroom and the old, worn out towels, to no avail. Plus, internet connection was very poor in this part of the hotel. My own mobile wifi device could hardly get a signal. The room lights are dim and not conducive for reading. The pillows are not hard, but not soft either and the closet is pretty small. Anyway, on the positive side. I like the location of the room, it's a corner room with two big windows overlooking two corner streets. The size of the room is okay, it is clean, has big mirror and it has a mini bar..." THIS is from a History of Makati : https://www.pampubliko.com/background-briefings/view/urbanization-and-the-rise-of-makati Makati City in its entirety was never intended to be a reserve of the elites. It aimed principally to be an economically integrated district, which, given its function as a space of increasingly differentiated economic activity, could also cater to the needs of the city’s working classes, primarily those working in the service sector. Today, however, it is an increasingly polarized and socially segregated city, bringing into focus the wider geography of class inequality in Metro Manila. McMicking’s initial vision of New Makati, in contrast to Forbes Park, was to make this real estate development more accessible to wider strata of income brackets, which would then be integrated into the rest of Makati’s existing economic landscape. However, this master plan, even if conceived and implemented by private capital, turned out to be equally subject to change and contestation from other forces, just like any other urbanization plan. While there was every intention for New Makati and Makati to be paired into a nominally integrated district, rising land values in the 1950s made the choice area of New Makati more expensive than anticipated, such that only high-income families could afford to settle there. What Ayala offered was not just land for houses and offices, but an American lifestyle suburban development that was particularly desirable, to the point where demand outstripped supply, prompting Garrido to conclude that "postcolonial cities are dual cities not just because of global market forces, but also because of ideological currents operating through local real-estate markets."12 Segregation of the elite grew apace, and Makati today stands to highlight the divergence in the objectives and agendas of different social actors, as well as the microcosmic example of the urban arena as contested space.
  8. I will give the Kitco headlines here... Gold To Shine Next Week As Political Risks RemainKitco NewsMay 19 OPINION: Mystery Solved? Gold Over $1214 Gives $1550 As TargetMarketslant.comMay 19 RERUN Can Gold, Silver Momentum Hold Ahead of Fed’s June Meeting?Kitco Video NewsMay 19 GOLD SURVEY Wall, Main Street See More Gold Gains Amid U.S. Political ...Kitco NewsMay 19 Is Silver a ‘Strong Buy’ Right Now? This Analyst Thinks So…Kitco NewsMay 18 UPDATE: As Bitcoin Soars, Is It The New Safe-Haven Play?Kitco NewsMay 19 RERUN Gold Will Hit Major Resistance At This Level - ExpertKitco Video NewsMay 19
  9. This Van Dyke character is a true scumbag Despite his pretty words and protests, he does not have the common decency to admit his debts, and repay them. Guys like this make loans more expensive for everyone, since the bank has to recover its losses somehow. He is a tax on the system, not a crusader
  10. What's Simon Parkes up to? Doesn't he realize that GMOP are scamsters? GoldFish Report No. 41 The Ambassador Welcomes Simon Parkes: HUMANITY MUST SAVE ITSELF FROM THE DARK
  11. Don't waste any time on Cindy K and the Swissindo supporters They are thick as Bricks (not BRICS) in believing in the bullshit. It takes about two braincells to understand the Swissindo claims are impossible.
  12. Gold's looking cheap versus bonds. And at 29x Dividends, maybe cheap versus Stocks too. But we thought that before, and Gold did not move. What will make it happen this time?
  13. Yup. Gold's looking cheap versus bonds. And at 29x Dividends, maybe cheap versus Stocks too. But we thought that before, and Gold did not move. What will make it happen this time?
  14. Hello. I'm an old-timer on GEI. This thread is interesting - and I especially liked the Strong Towns interview with the Two Andersons. Do you want to become a developer, DrBubb ?
  15. Trip Down MEMORY LANE -- don't forget this old interview project camelot radio - kerry's full interview of david wilcock over death threats 12-14-2011 He talks about his "research" like: 1. The way gold became concentrated in Asia 2. The creation of the BIS by the Rothschilds 3. "2 million tonnes of gold held by the BIS" = "worth: 11 million Trillion Dollars" "They confiscated the world's gold, to make sure that no one could rise up against the Fiat money system" ... "There's a treasure room on the island of Taiwan, half filled with Gold, that is 40 miles by 50 miles wide... that has five terraces high. Half is gold, and the otehr half is treasures from China." See: DeepBlackLies, by David Guyatt ... And then there was the (famous) Death Threat