Analyst – Investor Relations
Peabody Energy 36 reviews - St. Louis, MO

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Position Purpose:

The Analyst – Investor Relations reports to the Vice President– Investor Relations. This position is primarily responsible for 1) the tracking, analytics and reporting related to benchmarking Peabody’s performance versus a select set of industry peers; 2) tracking and identifying trends within Peabody’s shareholder base and versus peers as well as identifying top-50 targets twice annually; 3) summarizing and distributing key sell-side research reports as well as maintaining a database of sell-side financial estimates for comparison to Peabody’s internal assessment and external guidance; 4) monitoring industry and competitor data for updates and emerging trends; 5) Assist with quarterly earnings process; and 6) Other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Principal Accountabilities:

Benchmarking:
  • Prepare annual benchmarking report for delivery to senior management and the board.
  • Gather/track data on peers and Peabody.
  • Enter and analyze data of peers versus Peabody.
  • Identify emerging trends and findings.
Shareholder Analysis:
  • Track Peabody’s shareholder base; identify trends in buying/selling patterns.
  • Compare changes in Peabody’s shareholder base with activity in the shareholder base of peers to determine any issues.
  • Twice annually identify top-50 targets, including those at risk to sell versus those with an opportunity to buy within the context of ‘fit’ with Peabody’s business and industry model.
  • Utilize knowledge of shareholder base to assist with the prioritization of investors for meetings at conference and on nondeal road shows, as well as access to management.
Sell-Side Analysis:
  • Maintain summary of sell-side financial models versus Peabody’s internal forecast and external guidance.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance guidance practices and/or gaps in the sell-side’s comprehension of Peabody’s earnings structure based on findings from the model.
  • Track and report on changes to the sell-side consensus versus select peer guidance and reported results.
  • Research and distribute key sell-side reports pertaining to Peabody, its peers, and the coal industry on a timely basis.
Industry and Competitor Data:
  • Monitor key industry agencies for new reports.
  • Analyze and report on updates to industry projections and research reports.
  • Collaborate with other Peabody departments regarding Peabody’s position versus assumptions embedded in agency reports.
  • Maintain master summary of presentation materials highlighting positive industry trends and elements supporting Peabody’s market thesis.
Quarterly Earnings:
  • Assist with schedule preparation.
  • Prepare materials for management
Position Requirements:
  • Must demonstrate superior analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong ability to work at both the detailed analytical level and summary level on projects and assignments with speed and accuracy.
  • A high energy level coupled with attention to detail.
  • Good general management, organization and communications skills. Ability to prioritize various projects, modification requests, etc. which may be in progress simultaneously.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to present self clearly and articulately to all levels of management.
  • The candidate should have initiative and confidence while maintaining a responsive style, which is supportive of staff and management.
  • Complete special projects and non-routine assignments as may be required by management.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Minimum four-year degree from accredited college or university in accounting or finance.
  • Two to four years work experience in accounting, finance or related fields.
  • CPA/MBA helpful but not required.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access).
  • Bloomberg experience helpful but not required.

About this company
36 reviews
In a time in which people still get most of their power from coal-fired plants, Peabody Energy is king. The world's largest...