MacArthur Coal (MCC)

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Macarthur Coal (MCC) is a coal explorer and producer. The Company supplies coal to Asian, European and Brazilian markets. The Company operates three mines Coppabella (73.3% interest), Moorvale (73.3% interest) and Middlemount (74.66% interest) based in Queensland’s Bowen Basin. Paway Ltd is a joint venture patner of MCC in the Middlemount Mine project and owns the remaining 25.34% interest in the Middlemount project. Macarthur Coal listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 5 July, 2001.

EGM and AGMs Line Up for Sharemarket Wednesday

There will be no floats and ex-dividends tomorrow, November 30, 2011. However, an Extraordinary General Meeting and many Annual General Meetings are scheduled on the same day.

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Peabody-Arcelor Closes in on Macarthur Coal

Macarthur Coal (ASX:MCC) has passed on Peabody-Arcelor's joint $4.9 billion or $16 per share bid to shareholders after failing to find a better offer. The move is taken to mean that the coal miner is not expecting a higher bid, good news for US-based Peabody, who has been eyeing Macarthur for more than a year.

Peabody-Arcelor has pushed out Anglo American, previously seen as the most likely rival to PEAM Coal.

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Hand-to-Mouth Existence for Macarthur Coal

Macarthur Coal (ASX:MCC) continues to struggle with pulling up production due to rains despite posting a net profit of $142.4 million for the year ended June 30. The results are a marginal improvement from last year's $139.1 million.

Although robust coal prices helped Macarthur to bounce back from the effects of extreme weather, output will continue to be strained next year because many of the company's mine pits are still flooded.

Macarthur Coal Rejects Peabody Bid

After Macarthur Coal (ASX:MCC) quashed the joint Peabody Energy and ArcelorMittal bid, Peabody is now going directly to the miner's shareholders.

Peabody had done due diligence before laying its $16 a share offer on the table, pending a signed bid implementation agreement (BIA) from Macarthur. The miner, however, declined the BIA, saying it would prevent the company from seeking higher bids.

Macarthur Coal Lifts Profit Guidance

Following the sale of part of its stake in the Codrilla coal deposit in Queensland, Macarthur Coal (ASX:MCC) has increased its profit guidance. The coal producer's 2011 net profit guidance rose to between $240 and $260 million from the $185 to $205 million previously announced.

50% Profit Jump Set for Macarthur Coal

Macarthur Coal (ASX:MCC) today said that its annual net profit will be $185 million to $205 million, due to record prices in metallurgical coal. Although this is about a 50 percent rise from last year's numbers, Macarthur's production is likely to be lower than expected.

3Q Sales Dip for Macarthur Coal

Struggling after widespread flooding in Queensland, Macarthur Coal's (ASX:MCC) third quarter sales dipped to 61 percent on its Coppabella and Moorvale mines.

Significant delays in pit access were attributed to 466mm of rainfall during the quarter. The world's largest pulverised coal miner said in a statement that compared to 1.23 million metric tonnes last year, total sales fell to 476,300 metric tonnes at quarter end on March 31.

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