Before the market open on Monday, the St. Louis-based coal producer reported a loss of $3.38 per share.
Revenue decreased to $688.5 million, down from $742.2 million for the year-ago period.
Analysts surveyed at Zacks Investment Research were expecting the company to report a wider loss of $5.79 per share on revenue of $688.29 million.
"Our results reflect the actions we have taken to respond to the challenging market environment, including reducing costs and enhancing efficiency across the company," CEO John Eaves said in a statement. "Despite these efforts, however, the difficult conditions impacting the coal industry persist, and we expect they will continue throughout 2016."
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates ARCH COAL INC as a Sell with a ratings score of D. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
We rate ARCH COAL INC (ACI) a SELL. This is driven by a number of negative factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk.
You can view the full analysis from the report here: ACIACI data by YCharts