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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results

February 20, 2020 at 7:00 AM EST
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Strong Demand for Company’s Global Brands Drives Record Revenue and Earnings Per Share for Full Year 2019

Records Sixth Consecutive Year of Record Revenue and Earnings Per Share

Company Entered 2020 In Record Booked Position and at Higher Prices

Regent Seven Seas Splendor Joins Fleet

Announces Cancellation of Asia Voyages Across its Three Brands Through Third Quarter 2020

Provides 2020 Guidance Excluding COVID-19 Coronavirus Impact

MIAMI, Feb. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) (together with NCL Corporation Ltd., “Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings”, “Norwegian” or the “Company”) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019, as well as provided guidance for the first quarter and full year 2020.

Full Year 2019 Highlights

  • Company generated GAAP net income of $930.2 million or EPS of $4.30 compared to $954.8 million or $4.25 in the prior year.  Adjusted Net Income was $1.1 billion or Adjusted EPS of $5.09 compared to $1.1 billion or $4.92 in the prior year.  These results include a $0.67 per share impact primarily from the cessation of sailings to Cuba and Hurricane Dorian.
     
  • Company exceeded full year Adjusted EPS expectations by $0.04 despite a $0.04 impact from unfavorable foreign exchange rates recognized during the fourth quarter. Excluding the aforementioned $0.67 of headwinds, the Company would have surpassed the high end of its initial February 2019 Adjusted EPS guidance by $0.46.
  • Total revenue increased 6.7% to $6.5 billion. Gross Yield increased 4.6%.  Net Yield increased 3.6% on a Constant Currency basis, outperforming November guidance by 60 basis points. If not for the previously mentioned adverse external impacts, Net Yield on a Constant Currency basis would have been 200 basis points higher and would have exceeded the high end of the Company’s initial February 2019 Net Yield guidance by 160 basis points.  
  • Record-breaking introduction of Norwegian Encore, the final Breakaway Plus Class Ship, the most successful class in the Company’s history.
  • Successful repositioning of Norwegian Joy from China to the North American market.
     
  • Norwegian Cruise Line became first major global cruise company to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles fleetwide as part of Company’s global sustainability program, Sail & Sustain.
  • Unveiled Silver Cove, the new and exclusive oceanfront resort-style enclave at Great Stirrup Cay, the Company’s private island in the Bahamas.
     
  • Enhanced Company’s newbuild profile with orders for two new vessels for Oceania Cruises and one for Regent Seven Seas Cruises for delivery in 2022, 2023 and 2025.
  • Announced several strategic initiatives to further strengthen the Company’s premier position in the popular and profitable Alaska cruise market.


Full Year 2020 Expectations

  • Company entered year with a record booked position and at higher pricing. Despite the current known impact from the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, as of the week ending February 14, 2020, the Company’s booked position remained ahead of prior year and at higher prices on a comparable basis, which excludes cruises to Cuba in the prior year and the recent redeployment of Norwegian Spirit from Asia in the current year.
     
  • Excluding both known and unknown impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak, Adjusted EPS for full year 2020 is expected to be in the range of $5.40 to $5.60 reflecting 2.0% to 3.0% Constant Currency Net Yield growth. 
     
  • The current known direct impact to operations from COVID-19 is expected to be approximately $0.75 per share and primarily includes customer incentive compensation and 40 cancelled, modified or redeployed Asia voyages across the Company’s three brands. This includes the close-in redeployment of 21 cancelled Asia voyages on Norwegian Spirit which have been redeployed to the Eastern Mediterranean for summer 2020 with an extremely condensed booking window.
  • The COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact consumer travel sentiment regarding travel for cruises in Asia and throughout the Company’s areas of operation worldwide. The duration and extent of this indirect impact cannot be quantified at this time and is therefore not included in the approximately $0.75 known direct impact outlined above.
  • Prior to COVID-19, the Company was on a solid trajectory to achieve its Full Speed Ahead 2020 Targets established at its May 2018 Investor Day. Given the known and quantifiable direct impact of COVID-19 to-date of approximately $0.75, the Company does not anticipate achieving these targets by year-end but remains committed to expanding Adjusted ROIC, growing Adjusted EPS, maintaining a strong balance sheet and returning capital to shareholders.
     
  • First quarter 2020 Adjusted EPS is expected to be approximately $0.48 reflecting approximately 0.25% Constant Currency Net Yield growth. This guidance excludes known and unknown impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak in the quarter.
  • Company launched Regent’s Seven Seas Splendor, the second ship in the highly successful Explorer Class.  Captain Serena Melani, a 30-year veteran, will helm the ship and was the first woman in cruise industry history to captain a brand-new ocean cruise ship at launch.
  • Continued expansion of the Company’s global sustainability program, Sail & Sustain, with the creation of a new ESG department solely focused on further developing the Company’s ESG strategy.
  • Company to debut new dedicated flagship terminal at PortMiami, the “Pearl” of Miami.     

“I am pleased to announce that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ business model once again demonstrated its resilience in the face of significant exogenous headwinds by delivering yet another successful year in 2019, which included the sixth consecutive year of record revenue and earnings per share and seventh consecutive year of Net Yield growth,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.  “As a result of the strong global demand for cruises witnessed throughout 2019, we entered 2020 in the best booked position and at prices higher than last year’s record levels. This trend continued through late January until the COVID-19 outbreak began having an adverse impact on our business. We have taken several proactive measures to protect the health and safety of our guests and crew throughout our fleet, including implementing strict protocols regarding passenger embarkation, and in an abundance of caution have cancelled or modified several voyages in the Asia region through the third quarter of this year.  While the effect of these impacts cannot be fully quantified at this time, our Company has an exemplary track record of demonstrating its resilience in challenging environments and we remain confident in our ability to deliver strong financial performance over the long-term.” 

Full Year 2019 Results

GAAP net income was $930.2 million or EPS of $4.30 compared to $954.8 million or $4.25 in the prior year.  The Company generated Adjusted Net Income of $1.1 billion or Adjusted EPS of $5.09 compared to $1.1 billion or $4.92 in the prior year. 

Revenue increased 6.7% to $6.5 billion compared to $6.1 billion in 2018. This increase was primarily due to an increase in Capacity Days and improved pricing.  Gross Yield increased 4.6%. Net Yield increased 3.6% on a Constant Currency basis and 2.9% on an as reported basis.

Cruise operating expense increased 8.5% in 2019 compared to 2018, primarily due to the increase in Capacity Days, the redeployment of Norwegian Joy during the second quarter of 2019 and incremental direct costs related to air promotions.  Gross Cruise Costs per Capacity Day increased 6.3%.  Adjusted Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel per Capacity Day increased 6.2% on a Constant Currency basis and 5.5% on an as reported basis.

Fuel price per metric ton, net of hedges increased to $491 from $483 in 2018.  The Company reported fuel expense of $409.6 million in the period. 

Interest expense, net was $272.9 million in 2019 compared to $270.4 million in 2018.  Interest expense for 2019 includes $16.7 million of losses on extinguishment of debt and debt modification costs. In 2019, interest expense also reflects lower outstanding debt balances and lower margins associated with recent refinancings, partially offset by newbuild financings and an increase in LIBOR. Interest expense for 2018 included losses on extinguishment of debt and debt modification costs of $6.3 million.

Other income (expense), net was income of $6.2 million in 2019 compared to income of $20.7 million in 2018. Other income in 2019 was primarily due to gains from insurance proceeds and a litigation settlement partially offset by losses on foreign currency exchange. Other income in 2018 was primarily due to gains on foreign currency exchange.

Fourth Quarter 2019 Results

GAAP net income was $121.3 million or EPS of $0.56 compared to $154.6 million or $0.70 in the prior year.  The Company generated Adjusted Net Income of $155.7 million or Adjusted EPS of $0.73 compared to $188.8 million or $0.85 in the prior year. These results include a $0.09 per share adverse impact from voyage cancellations, itinerary modifications and relief efforts related to Hurricane Dorian.

Revenue increased 7.2% to $1.5 billion compared to $1.4 billion in 2018.  This increase was primarily driven by the repositioning of Norwegian Joy to North America, an increase in Capacity Days with the addition of Norwegian Encore to the fleet, robust onboard spending along with strong growth in organic pricing. Gross Yield increased 4.0%. Net Yield increased 1.8% on a Constant Currency basis and 1.3% on an as reported basis.

Total cruise operating expense increased 8.6% in 2019 compared to 2018, primarily due to the introduction of Norwegian Encore and incremental direct costs related to air promotions.  Gross Cruise Costs per Capacity Day increased 5.6%.  Adjusted Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel per Capacity Day increased 4.0% on a Constant Currency basis and 3.4% on an as reported basis.

Fuel price per metric ton, net of hedges increased to $508 from $496 in 2018.  The Company reported fuel expense of $111.9 million in the period. 

Interest expense, net increased to $73.2 million in 2019 from $68.2 million in 2018. Interest expense for 2019 includes $9.4 million of losses on extinguishment of debt.  In 2019, interest expense also reflects lower outstanding debt balances and lower margins associated with recent refinancings and a decrease in LIBOR, partially offset by newbuild financings and higher outstanding debt balances in connection with the delivery of Norwegian Encore.

2020 Outlook

“2020 was set to be a banner year buoyed by the introduction of our two newest vessels, Norwegian Encore and Regent’s Seven Seas Splendor, which are already making significant contributions to our bottom line,” said Mark A. Kempa, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.  “We have an exciting growth profile with nine ships on order over the next seven years which will further amplify our ability to generate cash through revenue and earnings growth.  We are confident in the strength of the core fundamentals that drive our business and remain committed to expanding Adjusted ROIC, growing earnings, maintaining a strong balance sheet and returning capital to shareholders over the long-term.” 

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

The Company has proactively implemented several preventative measures to reduce potential exposure and transmission of COVID-19 and to protect the health, safety, security and well-being of its guests and crew. These measures include enhanced pre-boarding and onboard health protocols that go above and beyond standard operating procedures. Any guest or crew who have traveled to China, Hong Kong or Macau in the past 30 days, regardless of nationality, are not allowed to board the Company’s vessels. Certain itineraries have been modified and the Company has the flexibility to alter additional voyages as needed. 

Out of an abundance of caution and as a result of the uncertainty surrounding port entry and berthing availability in various destinations in Asia, the Company has made the prudent decision to cancel all voyages in Asia across its three brands.  A total of 40 voyages have been canceled, modified or redeployed including 24 voyages on Norwegian Cruise Line, 10 on Oceania Cruises and 6 on Regent Seven Seas Cruises.  Following these changes, the Company will not have any vessels deployed in Asia through the end of the third quarter 2020.

At this time, the known direct impact to full year 2020 Adjusted EPS is expected to be approximately $0.75 and is excluded from the Company’s first quarter and full year 2020 guidance. This direct impact primarily includes customer incentive compensation and 40 cancelled, modified or redeployed Asia voyages across the Company’s three brands. This includes the close-in redeployment of 21 cancelled Asia voyages on Norwegian Spirit which have been redeployed to the Eastern Mediterranean for summer 2020 with an extremely condensed booking window.

Due to the fluidity and uncertainty as to the duration and extent of the outbreak, it is too early for the Company to fully quantify impacts from broader headwinds to its business resulting from decreased demand for travel and tourism globally.  The Company’s financial performance could be materially impacted if travel restrictions and COVID-19 concerns continue for an extended period of time. 

2020 Guidance and Sensitivities

In addition to announcing the results for the fourth quarter and full year 2019, the Company also provided guidance for the first quarter and full year 2020, along with accompanying sensitivities. This guidance excludes an approximately $0.75 per share known direct impact related to COVID-19 as outlined above. The Company does not provide guidance on a GAAP basis because the Company is unable to predict, with reasonable certainty, the future movement of foreign exchange rates or the future impact of certain gains and charges. These items are uncertain and will depend on several factors, including industry conditions, and could be material to the Company’s results computed in accordance with GAAP. The Company has not provided reconciliations between the Company’s 2020 guidance and the most directly comparable GAAP measures because it would be too difficult to prepare a reliable U.S. GAAP quantitative reconciliation without unreasonable effort.

  2020 Guidance
Excluding Known Direct and Unknown COVID-19 Impacts
  First Quarter 2020   Full Year 2020
  As Reported   Constant Currency   As Reported   Constant
Currency
               
Net Yield Approx. Flat   Approx. 0.25%   2.0% to 3.0%   2.0% to 3.0%
               
Adjusted Net Cruise Cost
Excluding Fuel per Capacity Day
Approx. 4.25%   Approx. 4.50%   Approx. 1.25%   Approx. 1.25%
               
Adjusted EPS (1)(2) Approx. $0.48   $5.40 to $5.60
       
Adjusted Depreciation and Amortization (1) Approx. $170 million   Approx. $720 million
       
Adjusted Interest Expense, net Approx. $68 million   Approx. $260 million
       
Effect on EPS of a 1% change in Net Yield (3) $0.06   $0.26
       
Effect on Adjusted EPS of a 1% change in Adjusted Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel per Capacity Day (3) $0.03   $0.13
                 
(1)  Excludes $2.8 million and $9.8 million of amortization of intangible assets related to the Acquisition of Prestige in the first quarter and full year 2020, respectively.
(2) Includes capital allocation as part of the Company’s Full Speed Ahead 2020 Targets which have been withdrawn. Any capital allocation decisions in the future will be entirely at the discretion of the Company.
(3) Based on midpoint of guidance.

 

The following reflects the Company’s expectations regarding fuel consumption and pricing, along with accompanying sensitivities.

  First Quarter 2020   Full Year 2020
Fuel consumption in metric tons  232,000   885,000
Fuel price per metric ton, net of hedges $602   $560
Effect on Adjusted EPS of a 10% change in fuel prices, net of hedges $0.06   $0.21

 

As of December 31, 2019, the Company had hedged approximately 56%, 50% and 18% of its total projected metric tons of fuel consumption for 2020, 2021 and 2022, respectively.  The following table provides amounts hedged and price per barrel of heavy fuel oil (“HFO”) which is hedged utilizing U.S. Gulf Coast 3% (“USGC”) and marine gas oil (“MGO”) which is hedged utilizing Gasoil.         

      2020       2021      
2022
 
% of HFO Consumption Hedged     59%       53%     19%  
Average USGC Price / Barrel     $41.14       $46.09     $48.36  
% of MGO Consumption Hedged     55%       49%     18%  
Average Gasoil Price / Barrel     $84.18 (1)       $80.61     $75.31  

(1) Represents a blended rate that includes a $7.4 million benefit from 2020 Brent hedges that were replaced with Gasoil hedges in the third quarter of 2018. 

 

The following reflects the foreign currency exchange rates the Company used in its first quarter and full year 2020 guidance. 

     
  Current Guidance – February  
Euro $1.11  
British pound $1.32  
Australian Dollar $0.67  
Canadian Dollar $0.76  

Future capital commitments consist of contracted commitments, including ship construction contracts, and future expected capital expenditures necessary for operations as well as ship revitalization projects and other strategic investments.  As of December 31, 2019, anticipated capital expenditures were $1.4 billion, $1.2 billion and $2.6 billion for the years ending December 31, 2020, 2021 and 2022, respectively. The Company has export credit financing in place for the anticipated expenditures related to ship construction contracts of $0.5 billion, $0.2 billion and $1.3 billion for the years ending December 31, 2020, 2021 and 2022, respectively. 

Company Updates and Other Business Highlights

Norwegian Encore Christened in Miami

Norwegian Cruise Line hosted a christening ceremony in Miami for its newest, most innovative ship, Norwegian Encore. Over 3,500 guests consisting of travel partners, investors, media, and family and friends of Norwegian Cruise Line were invited to the pier-side ceremony and celebration at Port Miami. During the ceremony guests enjoyed a showcase of the Company’s onboard entertainment, which included “Choir of Man” and the Tony Award®-winning “Kinky Boots.” After the traditional blessings, honorary godmother and GRAMMY Award-winning artist, Kelly Clarkson, officially christened Norwegian Encore with the champagne bottle break across the ship’s hull. Guests were then treated to a live performance of Clarkson’s chart-topping hits. This milestone marked the closing of the Company’s most successful class, the Breakaway Plus Class Ships, which first debuted in Miami with the introduction of Norwegian Escape in 2015. 

Delivered Regent’s Seven Seas Splendor™

Regent Seven Seas Cruises welcomed to its fleet the new ship that defines luxury perfected, Seven Seas Splendor™. On board, the highest benchmarks of personalized service and comforts will be delivered by 551 professional crew members caring for 750 guests in 375 beautifully appointed suites, ranging from 307- to 4,443-square feet. Lavishly designed public spaces include five exquisite and unique restaurants and three elegant bars and lounges, while a $5 million curated art collection, more than 500 crystal chandeliers, and over an acre of Italian marble complement the ship’s sophistication. Helmed by Captain Serena Melani, the first female captain to take charge of a brand-new ocean cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor sailed her first official voyage on February 6, 2020 from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, Florida. The ship will be christened on February 21, 2020 by her Godmother, the legendary supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley.

Unveiled Silver Cove, Exclusive Beachfront Area on Company’s Private Island, Great Stirrup Cay

In November, the Company unveiled Silver Cove, the new exclusive oceanfront resort-style destination on the Company’s private island in the Bahamas, Great Stirrup Cay.  During Norwegian Encore’s inaugural call to Great Stirrup Cay, guests discovered the new oceanfront lagoon area including private beach access, 38 beachfront villas, a Mandara Spa as well as a new Moet Bar and the Silver Cove Restaurant and Bar. The Villas at Silver Cove were designed to provide guests with the same experience available across the 17-ship fleet. The 38 air-conditioned villas range from studios to larger one-and-two-bedroom villas, and they are equipped with a full bathroom, daybed, club chairs, TV with on-demand entertainment and outdoor patio and lounge seating. They also include access to a private beach and the Silver Cove Restaurant and Bar. Six lagoon one-bedroom villas include an expanded living area with a wet bar and a private king-bedded master bedroom.  Two lagoon two-bedroom family suite villas also feature a private dining area, entertainment area and a larger master bedroom with a spa tub and shower.

Environment, Safety and Corporate Governance (ESG) Highlights

Norwegian Cruise Line Became First Major Global Cruise Company to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

In January, Norwegian Cruise Line became single-use plastic water bottle free across its fleet. The brand announced last year that it partnered with JUST®Goods, Inc., which enabled the cruise line to replace all single-use plastic water bottles across its 17-ship fleet, beginning with its most recent ship, Norwegian Encore. This achievement is one of the latest sustainable steps forward for Norwegian Cruise Line. In 2018, the Company eliminated single-use plastic straws across its fleet and private destinations, and as a result of this most recent initiative, it will replace over six million single-use plastic water bottles every year. In addition, the brand is working to eliminate single-use plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles. These efforts are driven by the Company’s Sail & Sustain Environmental Program, which is its commitment to minimize waste to landfills, reduce its CO2 emissions rate, increase sustainable sourcing and invest in emerging technologies.

Company Committed $250,000 AUD for Australia Bushfire Relief Efforts

The Company committed $250,000 AUD to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund to support emergency relief efforts for communities affected by the unprecedented bushfires in the region.  Since July 2019, Australian Red Cross teams have responded to 30 bushfire related emergencies and supported over 18,600 people, through the efforts of more than 1,590 volunteers and staff. The organization has provided support to displaced people in more than 69 evacuation and recovery centers and is also providing emergency grants to help people who have lost homes in the fires cover immediate needs.

Company Strengthened Commitment to ESG Efforts with Expanded Leadership Team

The Company reinforced its commitment to advancing the Company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy with the creation of a new function focusing exclusively on ESG initiatives. The new ESG function will coordinate closely with departments across the organization including Health, Medical, Safety and Environmental Operations, Human Resources, Supply Chain and Legal. This new department will be responsible for all updates to the Board of Directors including the Technology, Environmental, Safety and Security (TESS) Committee. The TESS Committee was formed in 2019 and oversees matters related to corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Refinanced Senior Notes

In December 2019, NCL Corporation Ltd. (NCLC) issued $565.0 million aggregate principal amount of 3.625% Senior Notes due 2024 (the Offering).  The notes were issued at par and reflect the lowest coupon in the last 10 years for issuances with similar terms and company ratings. NCLC used the net proceeds from the Offering, after deducting the initial purchasers’ discount and estimated fees and expenses, together with cash on hand, to redeem all $565.0 million aggregate principal amount of its then outstanding 4.750% senior notes due 2021.

Conference Call

The Company has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2019 results.  A link to the live webcast along with a slide presentation can be found on the Company’s Investor Relations website at www.nclhltdinvestor.com.  A replay of the conference call will also be available on the website for 30 days after the call.

About Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) is a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.  With a combined fleet of 28 ships with approximately 59,150 berths, these brands offer itineraries to more than 490 destinations worldwide. The Company will introduce nine additional ships through 2027.

Terminology

Acquisition of Prestige.  In November 2014, we acquired Prestige in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration of $3.025 billion, including the assumption of debt.

Adjusted Depreciation and Amortization.  Depreciation and amortization adjusted to exclude amortization of intangible assets related to the Acquisition of Prestige.

Adjusted EBITDA.  EBITDA adjusted for other income, net and other supplemental adjustments.

Adjusted EPS.  Adjusted Net Income divided by the number of diluted weighted-average shares outstanding.

Adjusted Interest Expense.  Interest expense adjusted to exclude write-offs of deferred financing fees related to the refinancing of certain of our credit facilities.

Adjusted Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel.  Net Cruise Cost less fuel expense adjusted for supplemental adjustments.

Adjusted Net Income.   Net income adjusted for supplemental adjustments.

Adjusted ROIC.  Adjusted EBITDA less Adjusted Depreciation and Amortization divided by debt and shareholders’ equity, averaged for four quarters.

Berths.  Double occupancy capacity per cabin (single occupancy per studio cabin) even though many cabins can accommodate three or more passengers.

Breakaway Plus Class Ships.  Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Encore.

Capacity Days.  Available Berths multiplied by the number of cruise days for the period.

Constant Currency.  A calculation whereby foreign currency-denominated revenues and expenses in a period are converted at the U.S. dollar exchange rate of a comparable period in order to eliminate the effects of foreign exchange fluctuations.

Dry-dock.  A process whereby a ship is positioned in a large basin where all of the fresh/sea water is pumped out in order to carry out cleaning and repairs of those parts of a ship which are below the water line.

EBITDA.  Earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation and amortization.

EPS.  Diluted earnings per share.

Full Speed Ahead 2020 Targets.  The Full Speed Ahead 2020 Targets refer to long-term financial targets announced at the Company’s 2018 Investor Day.  These targets are (i) double-digit three-year Adjusted EPS CAGR (2018 to 2020), Adjusted ROIC of approximately 12% in 2020, Net Leverage of approximately 2.5x to 2.75x by the end of 2020 and approximately $1.0 to $1.5 billion of cash available for potential shareholders returns from 2018 to 2020. The Company does not provide targets on a GAAP basis because the Company is unable to predict, with reasonable certainty, the future movement of foreign exchange rates or the future impact of certain gains and charges. These items are uncertain and will depend on several factors, including industry conditions, and could be material to the Company’s results computed in accordance with GAAP. The Company has not provided reconciliations between the Company’s targets and the most directly comparable GAAP measures because it would be too difficult to prepare a reliable U.S. GAAP quantitative reconciliation without unreasonable effort. Any determination to pay dividends or repurchase shares in the future will be entirely at the discretion of the Board of Directors or management, respectively, and will depend upon the results of operations, cash requirements, financial condition, business operations, contractual restrictions, restrictions imposed by applicable law and other factors that the Board of Directors or management deems relevant.

GAAP.  Generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S.

Gross Cruise Cost.  The sum of total cruise operating expense and marketing, general and administrative expense.

Gross Yield.  Total revenue per Capacity Day.

Net Cruise Cost.  Gross Cruise Cost less commissions, transportation and other expense and onboard and other expense.

Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel.  Net Cruise Cost less fuel expense.

Net Leverage.  Long-term debt, including current portion, less cash and cash equivalents divided by Adjusted EBITDA.

Net Revenue.  Total revenue less commissions, transportation and other expense and onboard and other expense.

Net Yield.  Net Revenue per Capacity Day.

Occupancy Percentage or Load Factor.  The ratio of Passenger Cruise Days to Capacity Days. A percentage in excess of 100% indicates that three or more passengers occupied some cabins.

Passenger Cruise Days.  The number of passengers carried for the period, multiplied by the number of days in their respective cruises.

Project Leonardo.  The next generation of ships for the Norwegian brand.

Secondary Equity Offering(s).  Secondary public offering(s) of NCLH’s ordinary shares in December 2018, March 2018, November 2017, August 2017, December 2015, August 2015, May 2015, March 2015, March 2014, December 2013 and August 2013.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We use certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as Net Revenue, Net Yield, Net Cruise Cost, Adjusted Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted ROIC, Net Leverage, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS, to enable us to analyze our performance. See “Terminology” for the definitions of these non-GAAP financial measures. We utilize Net Revenue and Net Yield to manage our business on a day-to-day basis and believe that they are the most relevant measures of our revenue performance because they reflect the revenue earned by us net of significant variable costs. In measuring our ability to control costs in a manner that positively impacts net income, we believe changes in Net Cruise Cost and Adjusted Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel to be the most relevant indicators of our performance.

As our business includes the sourcing of passengers and deployment of vessels outside of the U.S., a portion of our revenue and expenses are denominated in foreign currencies, particularly British pound, Canadian dollar, euro and Australian dollar, which are subject to fluctuations in currency exchange rates versus our reporting currency, the U.S. dollar. In order to monitor results excluding these fluctuations, we calculate certain non-GAAP measures on a Constant Currency basis whereby current period revenue and expenses denominated in foreign currencies are converted to U.S. dollars using currency exchange rates of the comparable period. We believe that presenting these non-GAAP measures on both a reported and Constant Currency basis is useful in providing a more comprehensive view of trends in our business.

We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is appropriate as a supplemental financial measure as it is used by management to assess operating performance. We also believe that Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure in determining our performance as it reflects certain operating drivers of our business, such as sales growth, operating costs, marketing, general and administrative expense and other operating income and expense. Adjusted EBITDA is not a defined term under GAAP nor is it intended to be a measure of liquidity or cash flows from operations or a measure comparable to net income, as it does not take into account certain requirements such as capital expenditures and related depreciation, principal and interest payments and tax payments and it includes other supplemental adjustments.

Net Leverage is a performance measure that we believe provides management and investors a more complete understanding of our leverage position and borrowing capacity after factoring in cash and cash equivalents.  Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain amounts and are used to supplement GAAP net income and EPS. We use Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS as key performance measures of our earnings performance. We believe that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management’s internal comparison to our historical performance. Our management believes the presentation of Adjusted ROIC provides a useful performance metric to both management and investors for evaluating our effective use of capital. In addition, management uses Adjusted EPS and Adjusted ROIC as performance measures for our incentive compensation. The amounts excluded in the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures may vary from period to period; accordingly, our presentation of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted ROIC and Net Leverage may not be indicative of future adjustments or results. For example, for the year ended December 31, 2018, we incurred Secondary Equity Offering expenses of $0.9 million. Similar expenses were not incurred in the year ended December 31, 2019. We included this as an adjustment in the reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income since these expenses were not representative of our day-to-day operations and we have included similar non-representative adjustments in prior periods.

You are encouraged to evaluate each adjustment used in calculating our non-GAAP financial measures and the reasons we consider our non-GAAP financial measures appropriate for supplemental analysis. In evaluating our non-GAAP financial measures, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses similar to the adjustments in our presentation. Our non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider these measures in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Our presentation of our non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. Our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other companies. Please see a historical reconciliation of these measures to the most comparable GAAP measure presented in our consolidated financial statements below.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release or that may be mentioned on our conference call constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release or that may be mentioned on our conference call, including, without limitation, those regarding our business strategy, financial position and results of operations, including our 2020 guidance and Full Speed Ahead 2020 Targets, plans, potential share repurchases or dividends, future deleveraging, ESG initiatives prospects and objectives of management for future operations (including expected fleet additions, development plans, demand environment, objectives relating to our activities and expected performance in new markets), are forward-looking statements. Many, but not all, of these statements can be found by looking for words like "expect," "anticipate," "goal," "project," "plan," "believe," "seek," "will," "may," "forecast," "estimate," "intend," "future," and similar words. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future performance and may involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements. Examples of these risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to the impact of: adverse events impacting the security of travel, such as terrorist acts, armed conflict and threats thereof, acts of piracy, and other international events; adverse incidents involving cruise ships; adverse general economic and related factors, such as fluctuating or increasing levels of unemployment, underemployment and the volatility of fuel prices, declines in the securities and real estate markets, and perceptions of these conditions that decrease the level of disposable income of consumers or consumer confidence; the spread of epidemics and viral outbreaks; breaches in data security or other disturbances to our information technology and other networks or our actual or perceived failure to comply with requirements regarding data privacy and protection; changes in fuel prices and the type of fuel we are permitted to use and/or other cruise operating costs; mechanical malfunctions and repairs, delays in our shipbuilding program, maintenance and refurbishments and the consolidation of qualified shipyard facilities; the risks and increased costs associated with operating internationally; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the unavailability of ports of call; overcapacity in key markets or globally; our expansion into and investments in new markets; our inability to obtain adequate insurance coverage; our indebtedness and restrictions in the agreements governing our indebtedness that limit our flexibility in operating our business, including the significant portion of assets that are collateral under these agreements; pending or threatened litigation, investigations and enforcement actions; volatility and disruptions in the global credit and financial markets, which may adversely affect our ability to borrow and could increase our counterparty credit risks, including those under our credit facilities, derivatives, contingent obligations, insurance contracts and new ship progress payment guarantees; our inability to recruit or retain qualified personnel or the loss of key personnel or employee relations issues; our reliance on third parties to provide hotel management services for certain ships and certain other services; future increases in the price of, or major changes or reduction in, commercial airline services; our inability to keep pace with developments in technology; changes involving the tax and environmental regulatory regimes in which we operate; and other factors set forth under "Risk Factors" in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The above examples are not exhaustive and new risks emerge from time to time. Such forward-looking statements are based on our current beliefs, assumptions, expectations, estimates and projections regarding our present and future business strategies and the environment in which we expect to operate in the future. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein or that may be mentioned on our conference call to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change of events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement was based, except as required by law.

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NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
                           
              Three Months Ended   Year Ended
              December 31,   December 31,
                2019       2018       2019       2018  
                           
Revenue                
  Passenger ticket $ 990,937     $ 958,443       4,517,393     $ 4,259,815  
  Onboard and other   489,681       422,750       1,944,983       1,795,311  
        Total revenue   1,480,618       1,381,193       6,462,376       6,055,126  
Cruise operating expense              
  Commissions, transportation and other   263,038       229,384       1,120,886       998,948  
  Onboard and other   85,226       67,424       394,673       348,656  
  Payroll and related   235,832       224,738       924,157       881,606  
  Fuel   111,875       104,399       409,602       392,685  
  Food   56,297       55,246       222,602       216,031  
  Other   135,154       136,067       591,341       539,150  
        Total cruise operating expense   887,422       817,258       3,663,261       3,377,076  
Other operating expense              
  Marketing, general and administrative   229,859       208,943       974,850       897,929  
  Depreciation and amortization   163,961       145,412       646,188       561,060  
        Total other operating expense   393,820       354,355       1,621,038       1,458,989  
          Operating income   199,376       209,580       1,178,077       1,219,061  
Non-operating income (expense)              
  Interest expense, net   (73,207 )     (68,178 )     (272,867 )     (270,404 )
  Other income (expense), net   (7,278 )     9,299       6,155       20,653  
        Total non-operating income (expense)   (80,485 )     (58,879 )     (266,712 )     (249,751 )
Net income before income taxes   118,891       150,701       911,365       969,310  
Income tax benefit (expense)   2,406       3,933       18,863       (14,467 )
Net income $ 121,297     $ 154,634       930,228     $ 954,843  
                           
Weighted-average shares outstanding        
  Basic     212,899,925       219,941,120       214,929,977       223,001,739  
  Diluted     214,772,450       221,443,295       216,475,076       224,419,205  
                           
Earnings per share              
  Basic     $ 0.57     $ 0.70     $ 4.33     $ 4.28  
  Diluted   $ 0.56     $ 0.70     $ 4.30     $ 4.25  

 

 

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
                     
      Three Months Ended     Year Ended
      December 31,     December 31,
        2019       2018         2019       2018  
                     
Net income   $ 121,297     $ 154,634       $ 930,228     $ 954,843  
Other comprehensive income (loss):                  
Shipboard Retirement Plan     (2,214 )     2,378         (1,930 )     2,697  
Cash flow hedges:                  
  Net unrealized gain (loss)     88,533       (209,261 )       (123,015 )     (161,214 )
  Amount realized and reclassified into earnings     7,824       (10,882 )       (8,898 )     (30,096 )
  Total other comprehensive income (loss)     94,143       (217,765 )       (133,843 )     (188,613 )
Total comprehensive income (loss)   $ 215,440     $ (63,131 )     $ 796,385     $ 766,230  

 

 

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share data)
    December 31,     December 31,
      2019         2018  
Assets          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 252,876     $   163,851  
Accounts receivable, net     75,109         55,249  
Inventories     95,427         90,202  
Prepaid expenses and other assets     306,733         241,011  
Total current assets     730,145         550,313  
Property and equipment, net     13,135,337         12,119,253  
Goodwill     1,388,931         1,388,931  
Tradenames     817,525         817,525  
Other long-term assets     612,661         329,948  
Total assets   $ 16,684,599       $ 15,205,970  
Liabilities and shareholders' equity          
Current liabilities:          
Current portion of long-term debt   $ 746,358       $ 681,218  
Accounts payable     100,777         159,564  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities     782,275         716,499  
Advance ticket sales     1,954,980         1,593,219  
Total current liabilities     3,584,390         3,150,500  
Long-term debt     6,055,335         5,810,873  
Other long-term liabilities     529,295         281,596  
Total liabilities     10,169,020         9,242,969  
Commitments and contingencies          
Shareholders' equity:          
Ordinary shares, $0.001 par value; 490,000,000 shares authorized; 237,533,270 shares issued          
and 213,082,411 shares outstanding at December 31, 2019 and 235,484,613 shares issued and          
217,650,644 shares outstanding at December 31, 2018     237         235  
Additional paid-in capital     4,235,690         4,129,639  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)     (295,490 )       (161,647 )
Retained earnings     3,829,068         2,898,840  
Treasury shares (24,450,859 and 17,833,969 ordinary shares at December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, at cost)     (1,253,926 )       (904,066 )
Total shareholders' equity     6,515,579         5,963,001  
       Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 16,684,599       $ 15,205,970  

 

 

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
                     
                Year Ended
                December 31,
                  2019       2018  
Cash flows from operating activities        
Net income   $ 930,228     $ 954,843  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:        
   Depreciation and amortization expense     647,102       566,972  
   Deferred income taxes, net     (26,134 )     1,508  
   Loss on extinguishment of debt     13,397       6,346  
   Provision for bad debts and inventory obsolescence     3,884       5,570  
   Gain on involuntary conversion of assets     (4,152 )      
   Share-based compensation expense     95,055       115,983  
   Net foreign currency adjustments     (1,934 )     (5,537 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
    Accounts receivable, net     (14,104 )     (15,886 )
    Inventories     (6,155 )     (9,052 )
    Prepaid expenses and other assets     (74,295 )     (29,519 )
    Accounts payable     (58,635 )     106,387  
    Accrued expenses and other liabilities     (29,028 )     114,953  
    Advance ticket sales     347,376       262,603  
          Net cash provided by operating activities     1,822,605       2,075,171  
Cash flows from investing activities        
Additions to property and equipment, net     (1,637,170 )     (1,566,796 )
Cash received on settlement of derivatives     289       64,796  
Cash paid on settlement of derivatives     (47,085 )     (1,719 )
Other      3,774       1,011  
          Net cash used in investing activities     (1,680,192 )     (1,502,708 )
Cash flows from financing activities        
Repayments of long-term debt     (3,806,732 )     (1,716,244 )
Proceeds from long-term debt     4,122,297       1,904,865  
Proceeds from employee related plans     31,937       28,819  
Net share settlement of restricted share units     (20,939 )     (13,855 )
Purchase of treasury shares     (349,860 )     (664,811 )
Early redemption premium     (6,829 )     (5,154 )
Deferred financing fees and other     (23,262 )     (118,422 )
          Net cash used in financing activities     (53,388 )     (584,802 )
          Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     89,025       (12,339 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period     163,851       176,190  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period   $ 252,876     $ 163,851  

 

 

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD.
NON-GAAP RECONCILING INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
                       
The following table sets forth selected statistical information:                      
                       
      Three Months Ended   Year Ended    
      December 31,   December 31,    
        2019       2018       2019       2018      
                       
Passengers carried       640,810       666,428       2,695,718       2,795,101      
Passenger Cruise Days       5,260,764       5,098,586       20,637,949       20,276,568      
Capacity Days       5,035,367       4,883,347       19,233,459       18,841,678      
Occupancy Percentage       104.5 %     104.4 %     107.3 %     107.6 %    
                       
                       
Net Revenue, Gross Yield and Net Yield were calculated as follows (in thousands, except Capacity Days and Yield data): 
                       
  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
  December 31,   December 31,
      2019           2019    
      Constant           Constant    
   2019   Currency     2018       2019     Currency     2018  
                       
Passenger ticket revenue $ 990,937   $ 997,961     $ 958,443     $ 4,517,393     $ 4,559,023     $ 4,259,815  
Onboard and other revenue   489,681     489,681       422,750       1,944,983       1,944,983       1,795,311  
Total revenue   1,480,618     1,487,642       1,381,193       6,462,376       6,504,006       6,055,126  
Less:                      
Commissions, transportation and other expense   263,038     264,478       229,384       1,120,886       1,129,491       998,948  
Onboard and other expense   85,226     85,226       67,424       394,673       394,673       348,656  
Net Revenue   1,132,354     1,137,938       1,084,385       4,946,817       4,979,842       4,707,522  
                       
Capacity Days   5,035,367     5,035,367       4,883,347       19,233,459       19,233,459       18,841,678  
                       
Gross Yield $ 294.04   $ 295.44     $ 282.84     $ 336.00     $ 338.16     $ 321.37  
Net Yield $ 224.88   $ 225.99     $ 222.06     $ 257.20     $ 258.92     $ 249.85  

 

 

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD.
NON-GAAP RECONCILING INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
 
Gross Cruise Cost, Net Cruise Cost, Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel and Adjusted Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel were calculated as follows (in thousands, except Capacity Days and per Capacity Day data):
                           
  Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
  December 31,     December 31,  
      2019             2019      
      Constant             Constant      
  2019   Currency   2018     2019   Currency   2018  
Total cruise operating expense $ 887,422   $ 891,901   $ 817,258     $ 3,663,261   $ 3,684,318   $ 3,377,076  
Marketing, general and                           
  administrative expense 229,859   230,482   208,943     974,850   980,047   897,929  
  Gross Cruise Cost 1,117,281   1,122,383   1,026,201     4,638,111   4,664,365   4,275,005  
Less:                          
Commissions, transportation                          
 and other expense 263,038   264,478   229,384     1,120,886   1,129,491   998,948  
Onboard and other expense 85,226   85,226   67,424     394,673   394,673   348,656  
Net Cruise Cost 769,017   772,679   729,393     3,122,552   3,140,201   2,927,401  
Less: Fuel expense 111,875   111,875   104,399     409,602   409,602   392,685  
Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel 657,142   660,804   624,994     2,712,950   2,730,599   2,534,716  
Less Non-GAAP Adjustments:                          
Non-cash deferred compensation (1) 534   534   540     2,135   2,135   2,167  
Non-cash share-based compensation (2) 12,985   12,985   27,186     95,055   95,055   115,983  
Secondary Equity Offering expenses (3) -   -   401     -   -   883  
Severance payments and other fees (4) 6,514   6,514   -     6,514   6,514   -  
Redeployment of Norwegian Joy (5) -   -   -     7,051   7,051   -  
Other (6) -   -   (500 )   -   -   (1,412 )
Adjusted Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel $ 637,109   $ 640,771   $ 597,367     $ 2,602,195   $ 2,619,844   $ 2,417,095  
                           
Capacity Days  5,035,367   5,035,367   4,883,347     19,233,459   19,233,459   18,841,678  
                           
Gross Cruise Cost per Capacity Day $ 221.89   $ 222.90   $ 210.14     $ 241.15   $ 242.51   $ 226.89  
Net Cruise Cost per Capacity Day $ 152.72   $ 153.45   $ 149.36     $ 162.35   $ 163.27   $ 155.37  
Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel per Capacity Day $ 130.51   $ 131.23   $ 127.98     $ 141.05   $ 141.97   $ 134.53  
Adjusted Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel per Capacity Day $ 126.53   $ 127.25   $ 122.33     $ 135.30   $ 136.21   $ 128.28  
                           
(1) Non-cash deferred compensation expenses related to the crew pension plan and other crew expenses, which are included in payroll and related expense.
(2) Non-cash share-based compensation expense related to equity awards, which are included in marketing, general and administrative expense and payroll and related expense.
(3) Secondary Equity Offering expenses are included in marketing, general and administrative expense.
(4) Severance payments related to restructuring costs are included in marketing, general and administrative expense.
(5) Expenses related to the redeployment of Norwegian Joy from Asia to the U.S. and the closing of the Shanghai office, which are included in other cruise operating expense and marketing, general and administrative expense.
(6) Other primarily related to expenses and reimbursements for certain legal costs included in marketing, general and administrative expense.

 

 

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD.
NON-GAAP RECONCILING INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
               
Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS were calculated as follows (in thousands, except share and per share data):
               
  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
  December 31,   December 31,
    2019       2018       2019       2018  
               
Net income $ 121,297     $ 154,634     $ 930,228     $ 954,843  
Non-GAAP Adjustments:              
Non-cash deferred compensation (1)   878       862       3,514       3,453  
Non-cash share-based compensation (2)   12,985       27,186       95,055       115,983  
Secondary Equity Offering expenses (3)   -       401       -       883  
Severance payments and other fees (4)   6,514       -       6,514       -  
Extinguishment of debt (5)   9,408       -       16,676       6,346  
Amortization of intangible assets (6)   4,605       6,224       18,414       24,890  
Redeployment of Norwegian Joy (7)   -       -       30,629       -  
Other (8)   -       (500)       -       (1,412 )
Adjusted Net Income $ 155,687     $ 188,807     $ 1,101,030     $ 1,104,986  
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding - Net income and Adjusted Net Income   214,772,450       221,443,295       216,475,076       224,419,205  
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.56     $ 0.70     $ 4.30     $ 4.25  
Adjusted EPS $ 0.73     $ 0.85     $ 5.09     $ 4.92  
               
(1) Non-cash deferred compensation expenses related to the crew pension plan and other crew expenses are included in payroll and related expense and other income (expense), net.
(2) Non-cash share-based compensation expenses related to equity awards are included in marketing, general and administrative expense and payroll and related expense.
(3) Secondary Equity Offering expenses are included in marketing, general and administrative expense.
(4) Severance payments related to restructuring costs are included in marketing, general and administrative expense.
(5) Losses on extinguishments and modifications of debt are included in interest expense, net.
(6) Amortization of intangible assets related to the Acquisition of Prestige are included in depreciation and amortization expense. 
(7) Expenses related to the redeployment of Norwegian Joy from Asia to the U.S. and the closing of the Shanghai office, which are included in other cruise operating expense, marketing, general and administrative expense and depreciation and amortization expense. 
(8) Other primarily related to expenses and reimbursements for certain legal costs included in marketing, general and administrative expense. 
 
 
 
 
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD.
NON-GAAP RECONCILING INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
               
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA were calculated as follows (in thousands):
  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
  December 31,   December 31,
    2019       2018       2019       2018  
               
Net income $ 121,297     $ 154,634     $ 930,228     $ 954,843  
Interest expense, net   73,207       68,178       272,867       270,404  
Income tax (benefit) expense   (2,406 )     (3,933 )     (18,863 )     14,467  
Depreciation and amortization expense   163,961       145,412       646,188       561,060  
EBITDA   356,059       364,291       1,830,420       1,800,774  
               
Other (income) expense, net (1)   7,278       (9,299 )     (6,155 )     (20,653 )
Non-GAAP Adjustments:              
Non-cash deferred compensation (2)   534       540       2,135       2,167  
Non-cash share-based compensation (3)   12,985       27,186       95,055       115,983  
Secondary Equity Offering expenses (4)   -       401       -       883  
Severance payments and other fees (5)   6,514       -       6,514       -  
Redeployment of Norwegian Joy (6)   -       -       7,051       -  
Other (7)   -       (500 )     -       (1,412 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 383,370     $ 382,619     $ 1,935,020     $ 1,897,742  
               
(1) Primarily consists of gains and losses, net for forward currency exchanges and proceeds form insurance and litigation settlements.
(2) Non-cash deferred compensation expenses related to the crew pension plan and other crew expenses are included in payroll and related expense.
(3) Non-cash share-based compensation expenses related to equity awards are included in marketing, general and administrative expense and payroll and related expense.
(4) Secondary Equity Offering expenses are included in marketing, general and administrative expense.
(5) Severance payments related to restructuring costs are included in marketing, general and administrative expense.
(6) Expenses related to the redeployment of Norwegian Joy from Asia to the U.S. and the closing of the Shanghai office, which are included in other cruise operating expense, and marketing, general and administrative expense. 
(7) Other primarily related to expenses and reimbursements for certain legal costs included in marketing, general and administrative expense. 

 

 

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD.
NON-GAAP RECONCILING INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
     
Net Leverage was calculated as follows (in thousands): 
     
  Year Ended
December 31,
    2019   2018
Long-term debt, net of current portion $ 6,055,335 $ 5,810,873
Current portion of long-term   746,358   681,218
Total debt   6,801,693   6,492,091
Less: Cash and cash equivalents   252,876   163,851
Net Debt   6,548,817   6,328,240
     
Adjusted EBITDA (1)   1,935,020   1,897,742
     
Net Leverage 3.4x 3.3x
     
(1) See the reconciliation of Net income to Adjusted EBITDA presented within.

 

 

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD.
NON-GAAP RECONCILING INFORMATION
(unaudited)
                 
Net Yield is calculated as follows (in thousands, except Capacity Days and Yield data):
           
  Year Ended December 31, 
    2012   2013 2014(1)   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
                 
Passenger ticket revenue $ 1,582,801 $ 1,784,439 $ 2,176,153 $ 3,129,075 $ 3,388,954 $ 3,750,030 $ 4,259,815 $ 4,517,393
Onboard and other revenue   693,445   785,855   949,728   1,215,973   1,485,386   1,646,145   1,795,311   1,944,983
Total revenue   2,276,246   2,570,294   3,125,881   4,345,048   4,874,340   5,396,175   6,055,126   6,462,376
Less:                
Commissions, transportation                
 and other expense   410,531   455,816   503,722   765,298   813,559   894,406   998,948   1,120,886
Onboard and other expense   173,916   195,526   224,000   272,802   298,886   319,293   348,656   394,673
Net Revenue   1,691,799   1,918,952   2,398,159   3,306,948   3,761,895   4,182,476   4,707,522   4,946,817
                 
                 
Capacity Days   9,602,730   10,446,216   12,512,459   14,700,990   16,376,063   17,363,422   18,841,678   19,233,459
Net Yield $ 176.18 $ 183.70 $ 191.66 $ 224.95 $ 229.72 $ 240.88 $ 249.85 $ 257.20
                                 
(1) The consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2014 include the financial results of Prestige commencing on November 19, 2014, the date the Acquisition of Prestige was consummated.
 

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Source: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.