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Arch Coal Inc. Announces Advance In Q4 Profit

Arch Coal Inc. (ARCH) revealed a profit for its fourth quarter that gained ground compared to the same period last year.

The company said its bottom line totaled $91.92 million, or $4.12 per share. This was up from $42.06 million, or $1.65 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $2.33 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter fell 2.7% to $560.24 million. This was down from $575.69 million last year.

Arch Coal Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $91.92 Mln. vs. $42.06 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 118.5%
-EPS (Q4): $4.12 vs. $1.65 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 149.7%
-Analysts Estimate: $2.33
-Revenue (Q4): $560.24 Mln vs. $575.69 Mln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): -2.7%

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