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Consolidated Balance Sheet
(in thousands, except per share data)
June 30,
December 31,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 14,836     $ 21,888  
Accounts receivable
    9,069       8,127  
Coal inventory
    5,195       2,342  
Parts and supply inventory
    2,722       2,264  
    612       242  
Total current assets
    32,434       34,863  
Coal properties, at cost:
Land and mineral rights
    23,280       22,705  
Buildings and equipment
    139,195       131,566  
Mine development
    78,104       71,046  
      240,579       225,317  
Less - accumulated DD&A
    (67,678 )     (58,479 )
      172,901       166,838  
Investment in Savoy
    13,506       12,230  
Investment in Sunrise Energy
    4,316       3,969  
Other assets (Note 6)
    16,487       11,307  
    $ 239,644     $ 229,207  
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
  $ 10,089     $ 9,386  
Income taxes
Total current liabilities
    10,089       11,046  
Long-term liabilities:
Bank debt
    11,400       11,400  
Deferred income taxes
    38,591       35,884  
Asset retirement obligations
    2,669       2,573  
    1,580       6,295  
Total long-term liabilities
    54,240       56,152  
Total liabilities
    64,329       67,198  
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred Stock, $.10 par value, 10,000 shares authorized; none issued
Common stock, $.01 par value, 100,000 shares authorized; 28,605 and
   28,529 shares outstanding, respectively
    286       285  
Additional paid-in capital
    87,304       86,576  
Retained earnings
    87,592       75,118  
Accumulated other comprehensive income
    133       30  
Total stockholders’ equity
    175,315       162,009  
    $ 239,644     $ 229,207  

See accompanying notes.



Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income
(in thousands, except per share data)
Six months ended
Three months ended
June 30,
June 30,
Coal sales
  $ 68,144     $ 62,107     $ 34,149     $ 32,487  
Equity income - Savoy
    2,447       2,498       1,363       680  
Equity income (loss) - Sunrise Energy
    347       32       225       (24 )
Liability extinguishment (Note 9)
    4,300               4,300          
Other (Note 6)
    3,160       4,494       699       2,032  
      78,398       69,131       40,736       35,175  
Costs and expenses:
Operating costs and expenses
    45,552       37,249       22,262       18,816  
    9,210       7,750       4,650       3,944  
Coal exploration costs
    986       1,122       447       703  
    3,650       3,660       1,674       1,805  
    823       528       447       257  
      60,221       50,309       29,480       25,525  
Income before income taxes
    18,177       18,822       11,256       9,650  
Less income taxes:
    1,906       3,876       1,105       1,992  
    2,638       2,335       1,986       1,200  
      4,544       6,211       3,091       3,192  
Net income (1)
  $ 13,633     $ 12,611     $ 8,165     $ 6,458  
Net income excluding the $4.3 million liability extinguishment
  $ 10,927     $ 12,611     $ 5,459     $ 6,458  
Net income per share:
  $ 0.48     $ 0.45     $ 0.29     $ 0.23  
  $ 0.47     $ 0.44     $ 0.28     $ 0.23  
Net income per share excluding the $4.3 million liability extinguishment
  $ 0.38     $ 0.45     $ 0.19     $ 0.23  
  $ 0.38     $ 0.44     $ 0.19     $ 0.23  
Weighted average shares outstanding:
    28,566       28,312       28,604       28,314  
    28,849       28,719       28,763       28,675  
(1)There is no material difference between net income and comprehensive income.

See accompanying notes.



Consolidated Condensed Statement of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
Six months ended
June 30,
Operating activities:
     Cash provided by operating activities
  $ 12,961     $ 13,700  
Investing activities:
   Capital expenditures for coal properties
    (14,778 )     (4,229 )
   Ohio River Terminal
    (2,823 )        
   Purchase of  marketable securities
    (1,414 )     (1,253 )
    161       (423 )
      Cash used in investing activities
    (18,854 )     (5,905 )
Financing activities:
   Payments to bank
            (5,000 )
    (1,159 )     (4,080 )
      Cash used in financing activities
    (1,159 )     (9,079 )
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents
    (7,052 )     (1,284 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
    21,888       37,542  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
  $ 14,836     $ 36,258  

See accompanying notes.



Consolidated Statement of Stockholders' Equity
(in thousands)
Common Stock
Additional Paid-in Capital
Retained Earnings
Balance, January 1, 2013
    28,529     $ 285     $ 86,576     $ 75,118     $ 30     $ 162,009  
Stock-based compensation
                    1,107                       1,107  
    76       1       (379 )             103       (275 )
                            (1,159 )             (1,159 )
Net income
                            13,633               13,633  
Balance, June 30, 2013
    28,605     $ 286     $ 87,304     $ 87,592     $ 133     $ 175,315  

*Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income


See accompanying notes.




(1)  General Business

The interim financial data is unaudited; however, in our opinion, it includes all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the results for the interim periods. The financial statements included herein have been prepared pursuant to the SEC’s rules and regulations; accordingly, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in GAAP financial statements have been condensed or omitted.

The results of operations and cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2013 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for future quarters or for the year ending December 31, 2013.  To maintain consistency and comparability, certain 2012 amounts have been reclassified to conform to the 2013 presentation.
Our organization and business, the accounting policies we follow and other information, are contained in the notes to our consolidated financial statements filed as part of our 2012 Form 10-K. This quarterly report should be read in conjunction with such 10-K.
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Hallador Energy Company (the Company) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Sunrise Coal, LLC (Sunrise).  All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.  We are engaged in the production of steam coal from mines located in western Indiana.  We own a 45% equity interest in Savoy Energy L.P., a private oil and gas company which has operations in Michigan and a 50% interest in Sunrise Energy, LLC, a private entity engaged in natgas operations in the same vicinity as our coal mines.
(2)  Bill and Hold
Early in 2012 two of our customers advised us that their coal stockpiles were increasing and asked us to consider storing their coal on our property. In April 2012 we entered into a storage agreement with one customer to store 250,000 tons for a minimum of one year and up to a maximum of two years. In June 2012 we entered into a similar storage agreement with the second customer. During the 2013 second quarter we increased the tons by 50,000 for both customers. We continue to sell the coal as contracted to these customers.  The risks and rewards of ownership pass from us to them as coal is placed into segregated storage. We are paid a nominal storage fee in addition to our contracted price at the time the coal is placed in storage. During the six months ended June 30, 2013, 145,000 tons were placed in storage for the first customer and nil for the second customer. We have recognized $7.3 million in revenue from these “bill and hold” arrangements for the six months ended June 30, 2013. As of June 30, 2013, we have stored 300,000 tons for the first customer and 250,000 tons for the second. There were no changes in payment terms with our customers and, as of July 31, 2013, all receivables outstanding from these two customers at June 30, 2013 had been collected.

(3)  Bank Debt
During October 2012, Sunrise Coal, our wholly-owned subsidiary, entered into a new credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with PNC Bank, as administrative agent, and the lenders named therein. The Credit Agreement replaces the previous credit agreement we had with PNC. Closing costs on this new facility were about $1.5 million which were deferred and are being amortized over five years.  Outstanding debt at June 30, 2013 was $11.4 million.

The Credit Agreement provides for a $165 million senior secured revolving credit facility. The facility matures in five years. The facility is collateralized by substantially all of Sunrise’s assets and we are the guarantor. We will draw on the facility as needed for development of our new projects in Illinois and Indiana.
All borrowings under the Credit Agreement bear interest, at LIBOR plus 2% if the leverage ratio is less than 1.5X (which currently it is), LIBOR plus 2.5% if the leverage ratio is over 1.5 but less than 2X and at LIBOR  plus 3% if the leverage ratio is over 2X. The maximum leverage ratio is 2.75X.  The leverage ratio is equal to funded debt/EBITDA. The annual commitment fee is 50 BPS but falls to 37.5 BPS if we borrow more than 33% of the facility.  The maximum that we can currently borrow is an additional $129 million. The Credit Agreement also imposes certain other customary restrictions and covenants as well as certain milestones we must meet in order to draw down the full amount.
(4)  Investment in Savoy

We own a 45% interest in Savoy Energy L.P., a private company engaged in the oil and gas business primarily in the State of Michigan. Savoy uses the successful efforts method of accounting.  We account for our interest using the equity method of accounting.

Below (in thousands) to the 100% are a condensed balance sheet at June 30, 2013 and a condensed statement of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012.

Condensed Balance Sheet

Current assets
  $ 20,651  
Oil and gas properties, net
    $ 43,669  
Total liabilities
  $ 12,422  
Partners' capital
    $ 43,669  

Condensed Statement of Operations

  $ 18,373     $ 17,261  
    (12,946 )     (11,719 )
Net  income
  $ 5,427     $ 5,542  



(5)  Investment in Sunrise Energy

In late December 2010, we invested $2.4 million for a 50% interest in Sunrise Energy, LLC which then purchased existing gas reserves and gathering equipment from an unrelated third party with plans to develop and operate such reserves. An additional $500,000 was invested in January 2012. Sunrise Energy also plans to develop and explore for coal-bed methane gas reserves on or near our underground coal reserves. They use the successful efforts method of accounting. We account for our interest using the equity method of accounting.

Below (in thousands) to the 100% are a condensed balance sheet at June 30, 2013 and a condensed statement of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012.

Condensed Balance Sheet

Current assets
  $ 2,506  
Oil and gas properties, net
    $ 9,348  
Total liabilities
  $ 727  
Members' capital
    $ 9,348  

Condensed Statement of Operations

  $ 1,691     $ 1,086  
    (997 )     (1,023 )
Net  income
  $ 694     $ 63  



(6)  Other Long-Term Assets and Other Income

June 30,
December 31,
Long-term assets:
Advance coal royalties
  $ 3,737     $ 3,324  
Deferred financing costs, net
    1,344       1,494  
   Marketable equity securities available for sale, at fair value (restricted)*
    4,962       3,548  
      Ohio River Terminal (see Note 8)
    3,621       2,941  
    $ 16,487     $ 11,307  
*Held by Sunrise Indemnity, Inc., our wholly-owned captive insurance company.

Six months ended
 June 30,
Other income:
     MSHA reimbursements*
  $ 2,053     $ 4,236  
     Coal storage fees
    521       258  
    $ 3,160     $ 4,494  
*See “MSHA Reimbursements” on page 14.

(7)  Self Insurance

We continue to self-insure on about $110 million (historical cost) of our underground mining equipment.  We feel comfortable with this decision as such equipment is allocated among four mining units spread over 12 miles.

(8)  Ohio River Terminal

On May 31, 2013 we purchased for $2.8 million a multi-commodity truck/barge terminal. Over 17 acres of secured area is available. The terminal is at mile point 743.8 on the Indiana bank of the Ohio River near the William Natcher Bridge between Rockport and Grandview, Indiana.  Currently the dock will handle third party commodities.  In the long term, we plan to ship our coal through the dock.  The terminal is in close proximity to the NS railroad, the CSX railroad and American Electric Power's Rockport generating power plant. We do not expect significant revenue from this asset until late 2014.


(9)  Other Income
During the 2013 second quarter we concluded that an approximate $4.3 million liability we recorded during 2006 upon the purchase of Sunrise Coal relating to a terminated coal contract was no longer required. The amount has no effect on cash flows and is not taxable.


Our consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with this discussion. 


The largest portion of our business is devoted to coal mining in the state of Indiana through Sunrise Coal, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary) serving the electric power generation industry.  We also own a 45% equity interest in Savoy Energy, L.P., a private oil and gas exploration company with operations in Michigan and a 50% interest in Sunrise Energy, LLC, a private gas exploration company with operations in Indiana. We account for our investments in Savoy and Sunrise Energy using the equity method.
Our largest contributor to revenue and earnings is the Carlisle underground coal mine located in western Indiana, about 30 miles south of Terre Haute.  The Carlisle Mine was in the development stage from April of 2006 through January of 2007.  Coal shipments began February 5, 2007.  Over 84% of our coal sales are to customers with large scrubbed coal-fired power plants in the state of Indiana.  Our mines and coal reserves are strategically located in close proximity to our primary customers, which reduces transportation costs and thus provides us with a  competitive advantage with respect to those customers;  our closest customer’s plant is 13 miles away and the farthest Indiana customer is 100 miles away.  We have access to our primary customers directly through either the CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) or through the Indiana Rail Road, majority owned by the CSX.
These plants have made or announced plans to make significant investments in pollution control equipment.  Due to these large investments none of these plants are scheduled for retirement; thus we expect to be supplying these plants for many years.  It is not economical for the smaller, older, less efficient power plants to install scrubbers and other pollution control devices; accordingly, those type plants most likely will be retired in the coming years.

Headwinds and Tailwinds Affecting Our Company
Competition from low-priced natgas
The Obama’s administration dislike of burning coal to generate cheap and reliable electricity
Onerous environmental regulations and overzealous mislead environmentalists
Competition from new mines opening in the Illinois Basin
Slow economy


Major shift in utilities replacing Central Appalachia (CAAP) coal with Illinois Basin (ILB) coal
More power plants are installing scrubbers enabling them to burn high-sulfur coal
Our coal can compete with natgas down to $2.75/Mcf
Coal is the fastest growing fuel worldwide

For 2013 we will continue to focus on maintaining our low cost structure and leasing and permitting new reserves.
We see an increasing demand for coal produced in the ILB in the future.  Demand for coal produced in the ILB is expected to grow at a rate faster than overall U.S. coal demand due to ILB coal having higher heating content than Powder River Basin (PRB) and lower cost structure than CAAP coal. Many utilities are scrubbing to meet emission requirements beyond just sulfur compliance, even utilities that burn exclusively PRB.  Once scrubbed, those utilities are usually capable of burning ILB coal.  It is this trend of new scrubber installations coupled with rising CAAP cost structure that is leading to increased switching from CAAP coal to ILB coal.  Some fuel switching will also occur from PRB to ILB in newly scrubbed utilities located near ILB coal supply.

The table below illustrates the backlog of our current coal contracts:
Last half of 2013
Year 2014
Year 2015

For the month of July 2013 we sold 307,000 tons at an average price of $42.13/ton.  We expect that our mining costs for July will be similar to June’s costs which were $24.93/ton.
Current Projects

All of our underground coal reserves are high sulfur (4.5 - 6#) with a BTU content in the 11,500 range. As discussed below the Ace surface mine is low sulfur (1.5#) with a BTU content of 11,400.  We have no met coal reserves, only steam (thermal) coal reserves.  Below is a discussion of our current projects preceded by a table of our coal reserves.


Reserve Table - Controlled Tons (in millions):

Year-End Reserves
Annual Capacity
Carlisle (assigned)
    3.4       34.2       9.3       43.5       36.0       10       46.0  
Ace-in-the-Hole (assigned)
    0.5       3.1               3.1                          
Bulldog (unassigned)
            19.5       16.1       35.6       16.3       16       32.3  
Russellville (unassigned)
            15.5       13.9       29.4                          
    3.9       72.3       39.3       111.6       52.3       26       78.3  
                            46.6                       46.0  
                            65.0                       32.3  
  Totals at
   December 31,
                            111.6                       78.3  

Active Reserve (assigned) - Carlisle Mine (underground)
Our coal reserves at December 31, 2012 assigned to the Carlisle Mine were 43.5 million tons compared to beginning of year reserves of 46 million tons.  Primarily through the execution of new leases, our reserve additions of 1.2 million tons replaced 40% of our 2012 production of 3 million tons. We reduced our reserves by 700,000 tons due to revised mining plans.  The mine is located near the town of Carlisle, Indiana in Sullivan County and became operational in January 2007. The coal is accessed with a slope to a depth of 340'. The coal is mined in the Indiana Coal V seam which is highly volatile bituminous coal and is the most economically significant coal in Indiana.  The Indiana V seam has been extensively mined by underground and surface methods in the general area. The coal thickness in the project area is 4' to 7’.
The mine has several advantages as listed below:
SO2  - Historically, Carlisle has guaranteed a 6# SO2 product; however, with the addition of the Ace-in-the-Hole Mine we can blend lower sulfur coal with Carlisle coal and guarantee a mid-sulfur product which should command a higher price and increase our customer base.  Few mines in the ILB have the ability to offer their customers various ranges of SO2.   Carlisle has supplied coal to 11 different power plants.  
Chlorine - Our reserves have lower chlorine (<0.10%) than average ILB reserves of 0.22%.  Much of the ILB’s new production is located in Illinois and possesses chlorine content in excess of .30%.  The relatively low chlorine content of our reserves is attractive to buyers given their desire to limit the corrosive effects of chlorine in their power plants.

Transportation - Carlisle has a double 100 rail car loop facility and a four-hour certified batch load-out facility connected to the CSX railroad.  The Indiana Rail Road (INRD) also has limited running rights on the CSX to our mine.  Dual rail access gives us a freight advantage to more customers.  Long term, the CSX anticipates our coal being shipped to southeast markets via their railroad.  We sell our coal FOB the mine and substantially all of our coal is transported by rail.  However, on occasion we have shipped to three power plants via truck.

New Mine (assigned) - Ace-in-the-Hole Mine (Ace) (surface)
In November 2012 we purchased for $6 million permitted fee coal reserves, coal leases and surface properties near Clay City, Indiana in Clay County.  The Ace mine is 42 road miles northeast of the Carlisle Mine.  We control 3.1 million tons of proven coal reserves of which we own 1.2 million tons in fee.  We will mine two primary seams of low sulfur coal which make up 2.9 million of the 3.1 million tons controlled.  Both of the primary seams are low sulfur (2# SO2) Mine development began in late December 2012 and we expect to ship coal in late August 2013.  We plan to truck low sulfur coal from Ace to Carlisle to blend with Carlisle’s high sulfur coal. Many utilities in the southeastern U.S. have scrubbers with lower sulfur limits (4# SO2) which cannot accept the higher sulfur contents of the ILB (6# SO2). Blending Carlisle coal to a lower sulfur specification will enable us to market Carlisle coal to more customers.  We currently have a contract at Carlisle which will require us to blend coal from Ace to meet sulfur specifications.  We also expect to ship low sulfur coal from Ace direct to unscrubbed customers that require low sulfur (2# SO2).  We expect the maximum capacity of Ace to be 500,000 tons annually. Ace currently has 20% of its capacity contracted for 2013 and 2014.  We have invested $17 million in minerals, land, equipment and development as of June 30, 2013 and we anticipate investing an additional $2.5 million in equipment and development for the remainder of 2013.
    New Reserve (unassigned) - Bulldog Mine (underground)
We have leased roughly 19,300 acres in Vermillion County, Illinois near the village of Allerton.  Based on our reserve estimates we currently control 35.6 million tons of coal reserves. A considerable amount of our leased acres has yet to receive any exploratory drilling, thus we anticipate our controlled reserves to grow as we continue drilling in 2013.  The permitting process was started in the summer of 2011 and we filed the formal permit with the state of Illinois and the appropriate Federal regulators during June 2012.  We currently expect to receive an approved mining permit in the first quarter of 2014.
Full-scale mine development will not commence until we have a sales commitment.
New Reserve (unassigned) – Russellville (underground)
We have leased roughly 11,000 acres in Lawrence County, Illinois near the village of Russellville. Based on our reserve estimates we currently control 29.4 million tons of coal reserves. The permitting process will start this fall and we anticipate filing the formal permit with the appropriate regulators during the second quarter of 2014. This reserve is located about 20 miles southwest of the Carlisle Mine. Our initial testing indicates that this reserve’s minability and coal quality is very similar to the Carlisle reserve.
Unassigned reserves represent coal reserves that would require new mineshafts, mining equipment and plant facilities before operations could begin on the property. The primary reason for this distinction is to inform investors which coal reserves will require substantial capital expenditures before production can begin.


Ohio River Terminal

On May 31, 2013 we purchased for $2.8 million a multi-commodity truck/barge terminal. Over 17 acres of secured area is available. The terminal is at mile point 743.8 on the Indiana bank of the Ohio River near the William Natcher Bridge between Rockport and Grandview, Indiana.  Currently the dock will handle third party commodities.  In the long term, we plan to ship our coal through the dock.   The terminal is in close proximity to the NS railroad, the CSX railroad and American Electric Power's Rockport generating power plant. We do not expect significant revenue from this asset until late 2014.

MSHA Reimbursements

Some of our coal contracts allow us to pass on certain costs incurred resulting from changes in costs to comply with mandates issued by MSHA or other government agencies. We do not recognize any revenue until customers have notified us that they accept the charges.  

We submitted our incurred costs for 2010 in September 2011 for $4.2 million.  One of the customers agreed with our analysis and paid $2.3 million in February 2012 and the other agreed with our analysis in May 2012. Accordingly, $2.3 million was recorded in the first quarter and the other $1.9 million was recorded in the second quarter of 2012.
We submitted our incurred costs for 2011 in October 2012 for $4.2 million. One of the customers agreed with our analysis, paid $2 million in February 2013 and was recorded in the first quarter. We are in discussions with the other customer.  We expect to submit our 2012 costs by September 30, 2013.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

We do not anticipate any liquidity issues in the foreseeable future. We plan to fund future projects through a combination of draws from our revolver and cash from operations.

We have no material off-balance sheet arrangements.

Capital Expenditures (capex)

For the first half of 2013 our capex was about $15 million allocated as follows:

in 000’s
Carlisle - maintenance capex
  $ 6,243  
Carlisle - expansion/improvements
Carlisle - land and minerals
Ace - mine development
Ace - surface equipment
Ace - land and minerals
Other projects
Items accrued for but not paid
    (482 )
Capex per the Cash Flow Statement
  $ 14,778  


For the remainder of the year we expect maintenance capex for Carlisle to be $6 million and capex for air shafts and improvements to be $4.5 million.  For the Ace surface mine we expect capex to be $2.5million for equipment and mine development and we expect maintenance capex to be $50 thousand. Capex for the Ohio River Terminal is expected to be $400 thousand.
Inauguration of Regular Dividends

On April 5, 2013 our Board of Directors approved the adoption of a regular quarterly dividend policy and authorized a dividend of $.04 per common share outstanding, payable on May 15, 2013, to shareholders of record on April 30, 2013.  On July 15 our Board again authorized a $.04 dividend payable August 15, 2013 to shareholders of record on July 31, 2013. In the past we only declared special dividends.

Results of Operations

Quarterly coal sales, costs, margin and capex data (in 000’s):

3rd 2012
4th 2012
1st 2013
2nd 2013
Coal sales
  $ 36,152     $ 33,111     $ 33,995     $ 34,149     $ 137,407  
Tons sold
    810       752       840       774       3,176  
Average price/ton
  $ 44.63     $ 44.03     $ 40.47     $ 44.12     $ 43.26  
Operating costs
  $ 20,745     $ 21,745     $ 23,290     $ 22,262     $ 88,042  
Average cost/ton
  $ 25.61     $ 28.92     $ 27.73     $ 28.76     $ 27.72  
  $ 15,407     $ 11,366     $ 10,705     $ 11,887     $ 49,365  
  $ 19.02     $ 15.11     $ 12.74     $ 15.36     $ 15.54  
  $ 4,993     $ 16,987     $ 8,604     $ 6,174     $ 36,758  
3rd 2011
4th 2011
1st 2012
2nd 2012
Coal sales
  $ 34,174     $ 37,723     $ 29,620     $ 32,487     $ 134,004  
Tons sold
    805       921       701       743       3,170  
Average price/ton
  $ 42.45     $ 40.96     $ 42.25     $ 43.72     $ 42.27  
Operating costs
  $ 19,355     $ 21,129     $ 18,433     $ 18,816     $ 77,733  
Average cost/ton
  $ 24.04     $ 22.94     $ 26.30     $ 25.32     $ 24.52  
  $ 14,819     $ 16,594     $ 11,187     $ 13,671     $ 56,271  
  $ 18.41     $ 18.02     $ 15.96     $ 18.40     $ 17.75  
  $ 4,467     $ 15,970     $ 2,372     $ 1,857     $ 24,666  
*T4Qs= trailing four quarters.
Capex in the fourth quarter of 2012 includes $9 million for the purchase of the Ace surface mine and another $4 million for land at Bull Dog and Carlisle.  Capex in the fourth quarter of 2011 includes $9 million for the purchase of land for Bull Dog.


First Half 2013 vs. 2012

For the first half of 2013, we sold 1,614,000 tons at an average price of $42.22/ton.  For the first half of 2012, we sold 1,444,000 tons at an average price of $43/ton. The lower average price for the first half 2013 is due to the mix of our various contracts. We expect our coal sales for the last half of 2013 to be circa 1.8 million tons with an average price of $43.28/ton as set forth in the table on page 11.

Operating costs and expenses averaged $28.22/ton in 2013 compared to $25.79 in 2012.  The increase was due primarily to poor mining conditions in the months of March and May.  These conditions have since improved.  Our Indiana employees totaled 355 at June 30, 2013 compared to 324 at June 30, 2012.  Part of the employee increase was due to the opening of the new Ace-in-the-Hole Mine in January of this year.

Operating costs and expenses averaged $27.40/ton in April, $34.41 in May and $24.93 in June. We experienced bad mining conditions during May as noted in the extremely high costs/ton for May. June and July mining conditions were much better. We expect such costs to average $25-26/ton for the remainder of 2013.

Savoy’s activity is discussed below.

Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 vs. 2012
For the second quarter of 2013, we sold 774,000 tons at an average price of $44.12/ton.  For the first second quarter of 2012, we sold 743,000 tons at an average price of $43.72/ton.

Operating costs and expenses averaged $28.76/ton in 2013 compared to $25.32 in 2012.  The higher costs are discussed above.

We expect our margins for the remainder of the year to be in the $17-$18 range.

Other Analyses of Results of Operations

The increase in equity income from Sunrise Energy was due to higher natgas prices.

The increase in DD&A was due to additions to coal properties.

Income Taxes

For the remainder of 2013 we expect our effective tax rate to be 25%. We estimate that 50% of such rate will be for taxes currently due. The decrease in the 2013 effective rate compared to the 2012 rate was due to percentage depletion for income tax purposes in excess of basis.  We anticipate our effective tax rate going forward to remain in the mid-20s.

45% Ownership in Savoy

Savoy operates almost exclusively in Michigan.  They have an interest in the Trenton-Black River Play in southern Michigan.  They hold 200,000 gross acres (about 100,000 net) in Hillsdale and Lenawee counties.   Drilling locations in this play are identified based on the evaluation of extensive 3-D seismic shoots. Savoy operates their own wells and their working interest averages between 40% and 50% and their net revenue interest averages between 34% and 42%. Savoy’s net daily oil production currently averages about 900 barrels of oil. Oil and liquids make up 98% of their oil and gas revenue.


The first half of 2013 may or may not be indicative for all of 2013 due to (i) the uncertainty of the outcome of Savoy’s drilling activity; (ii) the extent of their seismic activity (G&G costs) and (iii) the sustainability of these high oil prices.  Current oil prices are in excess of $100/barrel. Savoy does not have any oil price hedges in place.

The table below illustrates the growth in Savoy (to the 100%) comparing the first half of 2013 to 2012 (financial statement data in thousands):

  $ 14,758     $ 14,010  
   NGLs (natural gas liquids)
    409       488  
    345       173  
   Contract drilling
    1,345       2,296  
    1,516       294  
     Total revenue
    18,373       17,261  
Costs and expenses:
   LOE (lease operating expenses)
    2,482       2,213  
   Contract drilling costs
    1,684       1,588  
   DD&A (depreciation, depletion & amortization)
    2,395       1,957  
   G&G (geological and geophysical) costs
    2,386       1,512  
   Dry hole costs
    711       1,959  
   Impairment of unproved properties
    2,391       1,824  
   Other exploration costs
    173       125  
   G&A (general & administrative)
    724       541  
      Total expenses
    12,946       11,719  
Net income
  $ 5,427     $ 5,542  
The information below is not in thousands:
Oil production – barrels
    162,570       147,810  
NGLs production – barrels
    10,895       9,570  
Natgas production – Mcf
    94,000       63,610  
Average oil prices/barrel for the half
  $ 90.78     $ 94.78  
Average NGL prices/barrel for the half
  $ 37.54     $ 51.04  
Average natgas prices/Mcf for the half
  $ 3.67     $ 2.72  


New Accounting Pronouncements

None of the recent FASB pronouncements will have any material effect on us.


2014 Annual Meeting
Our annual shareholders’ meeting is scheduled for Thursday morning, April 24, 2014 in New York City at a yet to be determined location near mid-town Manhattan.
Yorktown Distribution
As previously disclosed, Yorktown Energy Partners and its affiliated partnerships (Yorktown) have made seven distributions to their numerous partners totaling 5.25 million (750,000 per distribution) shares since May 2011.  In the past these distributions were made soon after we filed our Form 10-Qs and Form 10-Ks.  Currently they own 10.3 million shares of our stock representing about 36% of total shares outstanding.

We have been informed by Yorktown that they have not made any determination as to the disposition of their remaining Hallador stock. While we do not know Yorktown’s ultimate strategy to realize the value of their Hallador investment for their partners, we expect that over time such distributions will improve our liquidity and float.
If and when we are advised of another Yorktown distribution, we will timely report such on a Form 8-K.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: August 2, 2013
/s/W. Anderson Bishop
    W. Anderson Bishop, CFO and CAO