About Us

As the coal industry’s first publicly traded master limited partnership (NASDAQ ticker symbol ‘ARLP’), Alliance is the largest coal producer in the Illinois Basin and the 2nd largest coal producer in the eastern United States.

We are a diversified producer and marketer of coal primarily to major United States utilities and industrial users. We began mining operations in 1971 and, since then, have grown through acquisitions and internal development to become the second-largest coal producer in the eastern U.S. At December 31, 2017, we had approximately 1.67 billion tons of coal reserves in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

We operate eight underground mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia. We also operate a coal loading terminal on the Ohio River at Mt. Vernon, Indiana. In addition, we own equity interests in various oil and gas mineral interests and gas compression services in various geographic locations within producing basins in the continental U.S. Our mining activities are conducted in two geographic regions commonly referred to in the coal industry as the Illinois Basin and Appalachian regions.

With strategically located operations, Alliance offers multiple transport options including direct rail, direct barge and truck. We can supply a wide variety of coal specifications including a range of BTU heat content products, coal with low-, mid- and high-sulfur content and coal with low- or high-chlorine content. These factors combine to give Alliance the ability to provide significant contract flexibility with respect to the quality mix, volume, and sourcing, making Alliance an attractive option to supply a demanding and diverse market.

Our strategy focuses on growth through high-return organic development projects and disciplined acquisitions, while maintaining a strong balance sheet. We work hard to make sure we take advantage of growth opportunities that fit, and work equally hard to make sure we pass on those that don’t. This discipline has allowed Alliance to build a portfolio of well-located, low-cost, long-lived operations which produce a variety of products and generate stable cash flows.

Financial Performance ARLP Peer Median Peer Average
EBITDA / Income (x) 1.87 NA NA
Debt / Equity (x) 0.60 NA NA
ROAE 29.90 NA NA
Operating Performance
Coal Sold NA NA NA
Coal Reserves NA NA NA
Data for trailing four quarters

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.'s peer group consists of the following:

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.'s financial data is as of 12/31/2018.

Peer financial data is as of 12/31/2018