Financial Results, Appointments, Sustainability Reports and Multi-Year Agreements - Research Report on Vale, BHP Billiton, Cliffs, Walter Energy, and US Silica PR Newswire NEW YORK, September 2, 2013 NEW YORK, September 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Vale SA (NYSE: VALE), BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF), Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WLT), and US Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Vale SA Research Report On August 7, 2013, Vale SA (Vale) released its Q2 2013 financial results. The Company reported operating revenues of $11.3 billion, down 11.4% YoY. Operating income (as measured by adjusted EBIT) came in at $3.6 billion, down 17.0% YoY; and adjusted EBITDA came in at c.$5 billion, down 9.8% YoY. During Q2 2013, the Company noted that copper, gold, and coal production achieved all-time high figures, at 91,300 ton, 63,000 oz (troy ounces), and 2.4 million tons, respectively; while Nickel output remained at 65,000 ton in Q2 2013, its best second quarter since Q2 2008.The Full Research Report on Vale SA - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/6779_VALE] -- BHP Billiton Limited Research Report On August 26, 2013, BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) announced that Mike Fraser will join the Group Management Committee as President of Human Resources, effective August 27, 2013. The Company informed that Mike will succeed Karen Wood, who will remain a member of the Group Management Committee as President, Public Affairs. Prior to his new role, Mike was the Head of Group Human Resources at the Company's head office in Melbourne, and since his joining in year 2000, he has served in a range of human resources roles including, Human Resources Vice President for the Aluminium and Energy Coal businesses, and for South Africa. The Full Research Report on BHP Billiton Limited - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b7d2_BHP] -- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Research Report On August 27, 2013, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (Cliffs) announced the release of its 2012 sustainability report, entitled "Embracing our Past, Securing our Future." Cliffs stated that the report offers a comprehensive look at the Company's global operations and outlines its progress in key areas of its sustainability strategy. "This year has been marked by continual change and volatility in the commodities market, which has presented our Company with a number of opportunities and challenges," said David Cartella, Vice President of Global Environmental Affairs, Sustainability, and Counsel at Cliffs. "Going forward, we will continue to build upon a strong foundation of sustainability with the development of a three-year, enterprise-wide strategy. Aligned with business priorities and integrated with operational and functional groups, this strategy aims to maximize our shared value by reinforcing our social license to operate." The Full Research Report on Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/0534_CLF] -- Walter Energy, Inc. Research Report On August 1, 2013, Walter Energy, Inc. (Walter Energy) reported its Q2 2013 financial results. In Q2 2013, the Company generated total revenues of $441.5 million, down 34.8% YoY, primarily due to lower met coal prices and lower coal sales volume. The Company reported Q2 2013 net loss of $34.5 million, or $0.55 loss per diluted share, compared with net income of $31.9 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, in Q2 2012. "Our mines continue to perform well, as our focus on cost reduction and improving productivity continued in the second quarter, further improving our cost competitiveness," said Walt Scheller, CEO of Walter Energy. "In a difficult met coal pricing environment, we continue to pursue measures to reduce operating costs, SG&A expenses and capital spending." The Full Research Report on Walter Energy, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/78a0_WLT] -- US Silica Holdings, Inc. Research Report On August 26, 2013, US Silica Holdings, Inc. (US Silica) announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Wildcat Minerals LLC (Wildcat), which provides the Company with potential sand storage and rail capacity at 16 of Wildcat's sand storage facilities, located near several major unconventional oil and gas shale basins. "We're very excited about the prospects to bolster our supply chain and logistics capabilities through our strategic relationship with Wildcat," said Bryan Shinn, President and CEO of US Silica. "This arrangement will enable us to enter new markets, expand our footprint in existing markets, including the Bakken and the Permian basins and better serve our customers by ensuring that they have greater access to ample supplies of our sand in basin and closer to the wellhead." The Full Research Report on US Silica Holdings, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/2c8f_SLCA] ---- EDITOR NOTES: 1.This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. 2.Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by a CFA. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. 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