Royal Caribbean Results

Royal Caribbean Reports Record Q2 2018 Earnings

Gross Yields were up 2.7% in Constant-Currency (up 3.7% As-Reported). Net Yields were up 2.8% in Constant-Currency (up 3.8% As-Reported).

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) today reported record second quarter results and reaffirmed its full year Adjusted EPS guidance of $8.70 to $8.90 per share.  The company noted that this guidance includes a $0.35 negative impact from currency and fuel since the April guidance.  This negative impact is being offset by better second quarter results and an improved revenue outlook.  For the second quarter, the company reported US GAAP earnings of $2.19 per share and adjusted earnings of $2.27 per share, beating guidance by $0.39 per share.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Results for the Second Quarter 2018:

  • US GAAP Net Income was $466.3 million or $2.19 per share and Adjusted Net Income was $482.2 million or $2.27 per share versus US GAAP and Adjusted Net Income of $369.5 million or $1.71 per share in 2017.
  • Gross Yields were up 2.7% in Constant-Currency (up 3.7% As-Reported). Net Yields were up 2.8% in Constant-Currency (up 3.8% As-Reported).
  • Gross Cruise Costs per APCD increased 1.1% in Constant-Currency (up 1.8% As-Reported). Net Cruise Costs ("NCC") excluding Fuel per APCD were up 1.1% in Constant-Currency (up 1.8% As-Reported).

Full Year 2018:

  • Adjusted earnings for the full year are expected to be in the range of $8.70 to $8.90 per share.
  • Net Yields are expected to increase 2.75% to 3.75% in Constant-Currency (up 3.25% to 4.0% As-Reported).
  • NCC excluding Fuel per APCD are expected to be up approximately 2.5% in Constant-Currency (up approximately 3.0% As-Reported).

"While we are frustrated by foreign exchange and fuel rates, we are tickled pink that our business continues to excel and overcome these headwinds," said Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO.  "It is a pleasure to prove, once again, how strong our brands are and to demonstrate continued upside to our yields while maintaining strong expense control."

SECOND QUARTER 2018

US GAAP Net Income for the second quarter of 2018 was $466.3 million or $2.19 per share and Adjusted Net Income was $482.2 million or $2.27 per share.  Last year, both US GAAP and Adjusted Net Income were $369.5 million or $1.71 per share.  The company beat the Adjusted EPS guidance for the second quarter by $0.39.  Such a high level of favorability is unusual and was driven by a noteworthy confluence of factors including: better than expected revenue from the global brands, better performance from the joint ventures and lower than expected expenses which were driven by timing.

Gross Yields were up 2.7% and Net Yields were up 2.8% in Constant-Currency, exceeding prior guidance due to strong close-in demand for our core products and better onboard revenues.

Gross Cruise Costs per APCD increased 1.1% in Constant-Currency.  Net Cruise Costs ("NCC") excluding Fuel per APCD were up 1.1% in Constant-Currency, lower than guidance, driven  by the timing of hotel and marine related projects and marketing related expenses. 

Additionally, better than expected performance below the line, mainly due to additional returns from our joint ventures, contributed to the quarter's unusually high performance.

Bunker pricing net of hedging for the second quarter was $513.6 per metric ton and consumption was 335.5 metric tons.

Since our last call, the company repurchased $300 million in shares as part of the $1 billion repurchase program authorized in May 2018.

FULL YEAR 2018

The company expects its full year Adjusted EPS to be in the range of $8.70 to $8.90 per share.  This range includes a negative impact of $0.35 from currency and fuel versus our previous quarterly guidance and $0.06 in additional interest expense related to the purchase price for Silversea.  Thus, excluding the impact of currency, fuel and additional interest related to the Silversea investment, the company is effectively raising its guidance by $0.40 per share.

The company expects a Net Yield increase in the range of 2.75% to 3.75% in Constant-Currency. As-Reported yields are expected to be up 3.25% to 4.0%.

NCC excluding Fuel are expected to be up approximately 2.5% in Constant-Currency - in line with previous guidance; and up approximately 3.0% As-Reported. 

Taking into account current fuel pricing, interest and currency exchange rates, and the factors detailed above, the company estimates 2018 Adjusted EPS to be in the range of $8.70 to $8.90 per share. 

"2018 is shaping up to be another year of record earnings, which is being driven by a strong demand environment and effective cost and capital management," said Jason T. Liberty, executive vice president and CFO. "While it is too early to guide on 2019, it is very encouraging to see these positive trends further supporting a strong book of business for next year."

THIRD QUARTER 2018

Constant-Currency Net Yields are expected to be up approximately 2.0% for the third quarter of 2018. 

NCC excluding Fuel for the third quarter are expected to be down approximately 1.0% in Constant-Currency.

Based on current fuel pricing, interest and currency exchange rates, and the factors detailed above, the company expects third quarter Adjusted EPS to be in the range of $3.90 to $3.95 per share. This number includes the negative impact of approximately $0.20 from currency and fuel when compared to the rates included in our previous quarterly guidance.

SILVERSEA

As separately announced, the company received all necessary governmental approvals for the Silversea share purchase and closed the transaction on July 31st.  Accordingly, the guidance above includes approximately $0.06 in additional interest expense related to the financing of purchase price.  The company will record Silversea's results with a three-month lag, which means that the company expects to begin consolidating their operations in the fourth quarter of 2018. 

As previously stated, Silversea is not expected to materially impact near term Adjusted Earnings per Share for the company as a whole.  However, the consolidation of Silversea will have some impact on the company's metrics.  Firstly, the transaction involves purchase accounting adjustments which will take some time to determine.  Although the bulk of these adjustments will be excluded from Adjusted Earnings per Share there could be some included.  These will not be known for some time, but have been assumed to be neutral in the above guidance.

More visibly, Silversea is an ultra-luxury brand with higher per berth revenues and higher per berth expenses than our other brands.  While the bottom line impact in the near term should be immaterial, the consolidation will mean higher average yields for the company and higher costs per berth.

FUEL EXPENSE AND SUMMARY OF KEY GUIDANCE STATS

Fuel Expense

The company does not forecast fuel prices and its fuel cost calculations are based on current at-the-pump prices, net of hedging impacts. Based on today's fuel prices, the company has included $184 million and $693 million of fuel expense in its third quarter and full year 2018 guidance, respectively. 

Forecasted consumption is 50% hedged via swaps for the remainder of 2018 and 52%, 41%, 20% and 5% hedged for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, respectively. For the same five-year period, the average cost per metric ton of the hedge portfolio is approximately $443, $364, $380, $426 and $632, respectively.

The company provided the following fuel statistics for the third quarter and FY 2018:

FUEL STATISTICS

Third Quarter 2018

Full Year 2018

Fuel Consumption (metric tons)

340,200

1,337,000

Fuel Expenses

$184 million

$693 million

Percent Hedged (fwd. consumption)

47%

50%

The company provided the following guidance for the third quarter and FY 2018:

GUIDANCE

As-Reported

Constant-Currency

Third Quarter 2018

Net Yields

Approx. 1.5%

Approx. 2.0%

Net Cruise Costs per APCD

Flat

Flat

Net Cruise Costs per APCD ex. Fuel

Approx. (1.0%)

Approx. (1.0%)

Full Year 2018

Net Yields

3.25% to 4.25%

2.75% to 3.75%

Net Cruise Costs per APCD

2.0% to 2.5%

Approx. 2.0%

Net Cruise Costs per APCD ex. Fuel

Approx. 3.0%

Approx. 2.5%

GUIDANCE

Third Quarter 2018

Full Year 2018

Capacity change

8.2%

3.7%

Depreciation and Amortization

$260 to $265 million

$1,025 to $1,035 million

Interest Expense, net

$78 to $82 million

$288 to $298 million

Adjusted EPS

$3.90 to $3.95

$8.70 to $8.90

SENSITIVITY

Third Quarter 2018

Remaining Periods 2018

1% Change in Currency

$7 million

$11 million

1% Change in Net Yields

$22 million

$40 million

1% Change in NCC ex Fuel

$9 million

$19 million

100 basis pt. Change in LIBOR

$7 million

$17 million

10% Change in Fuel prices

$15 million

$21 million

Exchange rates used in guidance calculations

GBP

$1.32

AUD

$0.74

CAD

$0.76

CNH

$0.15

EUR

$1.17

LIQUIDITY AND FINANCING ARRANGEMENTS

As of June 30, 2018, liquidity was $2.0 billion, including cash and the undrawn portion of the company's unsecured revolving credit facilities.  The company noted that scheduled debt maturities for the remainder of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 are $0.8 billion, $0.9 billion, $1.5 billion, $0.7 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES AND CAPACITY GUIDANCE

Based upon current ship orders, projected capital expenditures for full year 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 are $4.7 billion, $2.5 billion, $2.8 billion, $2.9 billion and $3.0 billion, respectively.  Capacity changes for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 are expected to be 3.7%, 6.6%, 4.2%, 8.0% and 8.1%, respectively.  These figures do not include potential ship sales or additions that we may elect to make in the future. The capital expenditures do include the investment in Silversea and their committed newbuilds.

CONFERENCE CALL SCHEDULED

The company has scheduled a conference call at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time today to discuss its earnings.  This call can be heard, either live or on a delayed basis, on the company's investor relations website at www.rclinvestor.com.

Selected Operational and Financial Metrics

Adjusted Earnings per Share ("Adjusted EPS")

Represents Adjusted Net Income divided by the weighted average or by the diluted weighted average of shares outstanding, as applicable, at the end of the reporting period. We believe this measure is meaningful when assessing our performance on a comparative basis. 

Adjusted Net Income

Adjusted Net Income represents net income excluding certain items that we believe adjusting for is meaningful when assessing our performance on a comparative basis.  For the periods presented, these items included the impairment loss related to Skysea Holding, the impairment loss and other costs related to the exit of our tour operations business, transaction costs related to the Silversea Cruises acquisition and the impact of the change in accounting principle related to the recognition of stock-based compensation expense from the graded attribution method to the straight-line attribution method for time-based stock awards.

Available Passenger Cruise Days ("APCD")

APCD is our measurement of capacity and represents double occupancy per cabin multiplied by the number of cruise days for the period which excludes canceled cruise days and drydock days. We use this measure to perform capacity and rate analysis to identify our main non-capacity drivers that cause our cruise revenue and expenses to vary. 

Constant-Currency

We believe Net Yields, Net Cruise Costs and Net Cruise Costs excluding Fuel are our most relevant non-GAAP financial measures.  However, a significant portion of our revenue and expenses are denominated in currencies other than the US Dollar.  Because our reporting currency is the US Dollar, the value of these revenues and expenses in US Dollars will be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.  Although such changes in local currency prices are just one of many elements impacting our revenues and expenses, it can be an important element.  For this reason, we also monitor Net Yields, Net Cruise Costs, and Net Cruise Costs excluding Fuel on a "Constant-Currency" basis – i.e., as if the current period's currency exchange rates had remained constant with the comparable prior period's rates.  We calculate "Constant-Currency" by applying the average prior year period exchange rates for each of the corresponding months of the reported and/or forecasted period, so as to calculate what the results would have been had exchange rates been the same throughout both periods.  We do not make predictions about future exchange rates and use current exchange rates for calculations of future periods.  It should be emphasized that the use of Constant-Currency is primarily used by us for comparing short-term changes and/or projections.  Over the longer term, changes in guest sourcing and shifting the amount of purchases between currencies can significantly change the impact of the purely currency-based fluctuations. 

Gross Cruise Costs

Gross Cruise Costs represent the sum of total cruise operating expenses plus marketing, selling and administrative expenses. For the periods presented, Gross Cruise Costs exclude the impairment loss and other costs related to the exit of our tour operations business, transaction costs related to the Silversea Cruises acquisition and the impact of the change in accounting principle related to the recognition of stock-based compensation expense from the graded attribution method to the straight-line attribution method for time-based stock awards, which were included within marketing, selling and administrative expenses.

Gross Yields

Gross Yields represent total revenues per APCD.

Net Cruise Costs ("NCC") and NCC excluding Fuel

Represent Gross Cruise Costs excluding commissions, transportation and other expenses and onboard and other expenses and, in the case of Net Cruise Costs excluding Fuel, fuel expenses. In measuring our ability to control costs in a manner that positively impacts net income, we believe changes in Net Cruise Costs and Net Cruise Costs excluding Fuel to be the most relevant indicators of our performance.  For the periods presented, Net Cruise Costs exclude the impairment loss and other costs related to the exit of our tour operations business, transaction costs related to the Silversea Cruises acquisition  and the impact of the change in accounting principle related to the recognition of stock-based compensation expense from the graded attribution method to the straight-line attribution method for time-based stock awards, which was included within marketing, selling and administrative expenses.

Net Revenues

Net Revenues represent total revenues less commissions, transportation and other expenses and onboard and other expenses.   

Net Yields

Net Yields represent Net Revenues per APCD. We utilize Net Revenues and Net Yields to manage our business on a day-to-day basis as we believe that they are the most relevant measures of our pricing performance because they reflect the cruise revenues earned by us net of our most significant variable costs, which are commissions, transportation and other expenses and onboard and other expenses.

Occupancy

Occupancy, in accordance with cruise vacation industry practice, is calculated by dividing Passenger Cruise Days by APCD.  A percentage in excess of 100% indicates that three or more passengers occupied some cabins.

Passenger Cruise Days

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

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that owns and operates three global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.  We are a 50% joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises, a 49% shareholder in the Spanish brand Pullmantur and a 36% shareholder in the Chinese brand SkySea Cruises. Together, these brands operate a combined total of 50 ships with an additional twelve on order as of June 30, 2018.  They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 540 destinations on all seven continents.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)

Quarter Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2018

2017

2018

2017

Passenger ticket revenues

$    1,672,570

$    1,581,385

$    3,098,214

$    2,999,608

Onboard and other revenues

665,035

613,889

1,267,147

1,204,226

Total revenues

2,337,605

2,195,274

4,365,361

4,203,834

Cruise operating expenses:

Commissions, transportation and other

358,305

340,331

648,914

650,579

Onboard and other

142,240

132,437

241,777

238,431

Payroll and related

226,315

210,362

453,471

426,097

Food

128,383

121,764

248,025

242,975

Fuel

172,309

170,748

332,650

348,162

Other operating

286,859

281,143

565,593

526,365

Total cruise operating expenses

1,314,411

1,256,785

2,490,430

2,432,609

Marketing, selling and administrative expenses

312,923

283,855

650,284

601,320

Depreciation and amortization expenses

253,376

234,937

493,606

470,686

Operating Income

456,895

419,697

731,041

699,219

Other income (expense):

Interest income

13,098

5,811

20,831

12,063

Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

(81,864)

(76,632)

(149,742)

(156,949)

Equity investment income

44,311

23,359

73,063

35,239

Other income (expense)

33,855

(2,709)

9,755

(5,320)

9,400

(50,171)

(46,093)

(114,967)

Net Income

$       466,295

$       369,526

$       684,948

$       584,252

Earnings per Share:

Basic

$             2.20

$             1.72

$             3.23

$             2.72

Diluted

$             2.19

$             1.71

$             3.21

$             2.71

Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding:

Basic

211,673

215,085

212,139

214,978

Diluted

212,509

216,062

213,079

215,944

Comprehensive Income

Net Income

$       466,295

$       369,526

$       684,948

$       584,252

Other comprehensive income (loss):

Foreign currency translation adjustments

(11,521)

5,979

(10,361)

8,321

Change in defined benefit plans

(1,964)

(3,649)

5,796

(4,290)

(Loss) gain on cash flow derivative hedges

(68,900)

128,954

73,630

151,415

Total other comprehensive (loss) income

(82,385)

131,284

69,065

155,446

Comprehensive Income

$       383,910

$       500,810

$       754,013

$       739,698

STATISTICS

Quarter Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2018

2017

2018

2017

Passengers Carried

1,461,055

1,433,339

2,866,006

2,858,872

Passenger Cruise Days

10,213,067

9,950,570

19,838,849

19,910,135

APCD

9,402,736

9,152,899

18,318,442

18,432,309

Occupancy

108.6 %

108.7 %

108.3 %

108.0 %

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share data)

As of

June 30,

December 31,

2018

2017

(unaudited)

Assets

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$            108,998

$            120,112

Trade and other receivables, net

355,729

318,641

Inventories

121,879

111,393

Prepaid expenses and other assets

418,817

258,171

Derivative financial instruments

94,473

99,320

Total current assets

1,099,896

907,637

Property and equipment, net

21,429,719

19,735,180

Goodwill

288,418

288,512

Other assets

1,239,003

1,429,597

$       24,057,036

$       22,360,926

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Current liabilities

Current portion of long-term debt

$         1,177,626

$         1,188,514

Accounts payable

418,616

360,113

Accrued interest

61,175

47,469

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

751,585

903,022

Derivative financial instruments

44,203

47,464

Customer deposits

3,049,145

2,308,291

Total current liabilities

5,502,350

4,854,873

Long-term debt

7,341,463

6,350,937

Other long-term liabilities

439,525

452,813

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders' equity

Preferred stock ($0.01 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; none

outstanding)

Common stock ($0.01 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 235,779,344

and 235,198,901 shares issued, June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017,

respectively)

2,358

2,352

Paid-in capital

3,397,561

3,390,117

Retained earnings

9,429,784

9,022,405

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(265,200)

(334,265)

Treasury stock (25,293,576 and 21,861,308 common shares at cost, June 30,

2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively)

(1,790,805)

(1,378,306)

Total shareholders' equity

10,773,698

10,702,303

$       24,057,036

$       22,360,926

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited, in thousands)

Six Months Ended June 30,

2018

2017

Operating Activities

Net income

$                684,948

$                584,252

Adjustments:

Depreciation and amortization

493,606

470,686

Impairment losses

33,651

Net deferred income tax (benefit) expense

(893)

1,084

Gain (loss) on derivative instruments not designated as hedges

29,750

(34,988)

Share-based compensation expense

31,819

35,379

Equity investment income

(73,063)

(35,239)

Amortization of debt issuance costs

16,283

26,035

Gain on sale of property and equipment

(30,902)

Gain on sale of unconsolidated affiliate

(13,680)

Recognition of deferred gain

(21,794)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Decrease in trade and other receivables, net

16,162

33,045

(Increase) decrease in inventories

(10,485)

4,682

Increase in prepaid expenses and other assets

(152,626)

(36,931)

Increase in accounts payable

58,842

69,634

Increase in accrued interest

13,706

5,486

Decrease in accrued expenses and other liabilities

(71,254)

(47,189)

Increase in customer deposits

740,420

563,546

Dividends received from unconsolidated affiliates

158,942

57,402

Other, net

(2,748)

(6,702)

Net cash provided by operating activities

1,931,586

1,659,280

Investing Activities

Purchases of property and equipment

(2,212,880)

(271,541)

Cash received on settlement of derivative financial instruments

69,195

34,866

Cash paid on settlement of derivative financial instruments

(34,898)

Cash received on loans to unconsolidated affiliates

37,607

23,487

Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment

230,000

Proceeds from the sale of unconsolidated affiliate

13,215

Other, net

(13,220)

(9,144)

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(2,140,981)

7,668

Financing Activities

Debt proceeds

3,929,322

2,236,000

Debt issuance costs

(48,535)

(14,575)

Repayments of debt

(3,029,944)

(3,689,890)

Purchases of treasury stock

(369,476)

Dividends paid

(254,645)

(206,039)

Proceeds from exercise of common stock options

4,062

2,385

Other, net

(16,827)

2,626

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

213,957

(1,669,493)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(15,676)

419

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(11,114)

(2,126)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

120,112

132,603

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$                108,998

$                130,477

Supplemental Disclosure

Cash paid during the period for:

  Interest, net of amount capitalized

$                114,061

$                125,007

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.

NON-GAAP RECONCILING INFORMATION

(unaudited)

Gross Yields and Net Yields were calculated as follows (in thousands, except APCD and Yields):

Quarter Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2018

2018 On a

Constant

Currency

Basis

2017

2018

2018 On a

Constant

Currency

Basis

2017

Passenger ticket revenues

$     1,672,570

$ 1,653,080

$ 1,581,385

$ 3,098,214

$ 3,045,394

$ 2,999,608

Onboard and other revenues

665,035

661,938

613,889

1,267,147

1,258,780

1,204,226

Total revenues

2,337,605

2,315,018

2,195,274

4,365,361

4,304,174

4,203,834

Less:

Commissions, transportation and other

358,305

354,488

340,331

648,914

640,082

650,579

Onboard and other

142,240

141,115

132,437

241,777

240,475

238,431

Net Revenues

$     1,837,060

$ 1,819,415

$ 1,722,506

$ 3,474,670

$ 3,423,617

$ 3,314,824

APCD

9,402,736

9,402,736

9,152,899

18,318,442

18,318,442

18,432,309

Gross Yields

$          248.61

$      246.21

$      239.84

$      238.30

$      234.96

$      228.07

Net Yields

$          195.38

$      193.50

$      188.19

$      189.68

$      186.89

$      179.84

Gross Cruise Costs, Net Cruise Costs and Net Cruise Costs Excluding Fuel were calculated as follows (in thousands, except APCD and costs per APCD):

Quarter Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2018

2018 On a

Constant

Currency

Basis

2017

2018

2018 On a

Constant

Currency

Basis

2017

Total cruise operating expenses

$     1,314,411

$ 1,305,451

$ 1,256,785

$ 2,490,430

$ 2,470,629

$ 2,432,609

Marketing, selling and administrative expenses (1) (2)

296,997

294,106

283,855

643,596

635,066

601,320

Gross Cruise Costs

1,611,408

1,599,557

1,540,640

3,134,026

3,105,695

3,033,929

Less:

Commissions, transportation and other

358,305

354,488

340,331

648,914

640,082

650,579

Onboard and other

142,240

141,115

132,437

241,777

240,475

238,431

Net Cruise Costs

1,110,863

1,103,954

1,067,872

2,243,335

2,225,138

2,144,919

Less:

Fuel

172,309

172,309

170,748

332,650

332,650

348,162

Net Cruise Costs Excluding Fuel

$        938,554

$    931,645

$    897,124

$ 1,910,685

$ 1,892,488

$ 1,796,757

APCD

9,402,736

9,402,736

9,152,899

18,318,442

18,318,442

18,432,309

Gross Cruise Costs per APCD

$          171.38

$      170.12

$      168.32

$      171.09

$      169.54

$      164.60

Net Cruise Costs per APCD

$          118.14

$      117.41

$      116.67

$      122.46

$      121.47

$      116.37

Net Cruise Costs Excluding Fuel per APCD

$            99.82

$        99.08

$        98.02

$      104.30

$      103.31

$        97.48

(1) For the six months ended June 30, 2018, the amount does not include the impact of the change in accounting principle of $9.2 million related to the

recognition of stock-based compensation expense from the graded attribution method to the straight-line method for time-based stock awards.

(2) For the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2018, the amounts do not include the impairment and other costs related to the exit of our tour operations

business of $11.3 million and transaction costs of $4.7 million related to the Silversea Cruises acquisition.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.

NON-GAAP RECONCILING INFORMATION (CONTINUED)

(unaudited)

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Share were calculated as follows (in thousands, except per share data):

Quarter Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2018

2017

2018

2017

Net Income

$          466,295

$       369,526

$      684,948

$        584,252

Adjusted Net income

482,221

369,526

714,979

584,252

Net Adjustments to Net Income - Increase

$            15,926

$                —

$        30,031

$                 —

Adjustments to Net Income:

Impairment loss related to Skysea Holding

$                   —

$                —

$        23,343

$                  —

Impairment and other costs related to exit of tour operations business(3)

11,255

11,255

Transaction costs related to Silversea Cruises acquisition

4,671

4,671

Impact of change in accounting principle(4)

(9,238)

Net Adjustments to Net Income - Increase

$            15,926

$                —

$        30,031

$                  —

Earnings per Share - Diluted

$                2.19

$             1.71

$            3.21

$               2.71

Adjusted Earnings per Share - Diluted

2.27

1.71

3.36

2.71

Net Adjustments to Net Income- Increase

$                0.08

$                 —

$            0.15

$                  —

Adjustments to Earnings per Share:

Impairment loss related to Skysea Holding

$                    —

$                 —

$            0.11

$                  —

Impairment and other costs related to exit of tour operations business(3)

0.06

0.06

Transaction costs related to Silversea Cruises acquisition

0.02

0.02

Impact of change in accounting principle(4)

(0.04)

Net Adjustments to Net Income- Increase

$                0.08

$                —

$            0.15

$                  —

Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding - Diluted

212,509

216,062

213,079

215,944

(3) In 2014, we created a tour operations business that focused on developing, marketing and selling land based tours around the world through an 

e-commerce platform. During the second quarter of 2018, we decided to cease operations and exit this business. As a result, we incurred exit costs, primarily

consisting of fixed asset impairment charges and severance expense. 

(4) In January 2018, we elected to change our accounting policy for recognizing stock-based compensation expense from the graded attribution method to the

straight-line attribution method for time-based stock awards.

SOURCE Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.



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