Royal Caribbean Reports Third Quarter Results And Provides Preliminary Outlook For 2015

Oct 23, 2014, 08:33 ET from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

MIAMI, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) today reported third quarter results and provided a preliminary outlook for 2015.  Net Yields and Net Cruise Costs as well as Adjusted Net Income all performed about as expected for the quarter generating Adjusted Net Income growth of 31% to $493 million.

Early bookings for 2015 are robust and the current order book is better than at the same time last year in both volume and price.  Based on this, the company's current earnings estimates are consistent with Street consensus of $4.55 per share for 2015.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Third Quarter 2014 results:

  • Net Yields were up 4.2% on a Constant-Currency basis (up 4.9% As-Reported).
  • Net Cruise Costs ("NCC") excluding fuel were down 1.2% on a Constant-Currency basis (down 1% As-Reported), better than guidance mainly due to timing.
  • Adjusted Net Income of $492.9 million, or $2.20 per share, versus Adjusted Net Income of $377 million, or $1.71 per share, in 2013.
  • US GAAP Net Income was $490.2 million or $2.19 per share, versus $365.7 million, or $1.65 per share in 2013.

Full Year 2014 forecast:     

  • Net Yields are expected to increase approximately 2.5% on a Constant-Currency basis (1.5% to 2.0% As-Reported).
  • NCC excluding fuel are expected to be flat to slightly down on a Constant-Currency basis (Flat to down 1% As-Reported).
  • Adjusted EPS is expected to be approximately $3.45 per share.

"It was another very positive quarter as we progress methodically toward our DOUBLE-DOUBLE goals," said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer. "We are positioned nicely on the eve of delivery of the highly anticipated Quantum of the Seas."

THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

Adjusted Net Income for the third quarter of 2014 was $492.9 million, or $2.20 per share, compared to Adjusted Net Income of $377 million, or $1.71 per share, in the third quarter of 2013.  US GAAP Net Income for the third quarter 2014 was $490.2 million or $2.19 per share, compared to $365.7 million or $1.65 per share in 2013.  

Net Yields on a Constant-Currency basis increased 4.2% during the quarter.  Onboard and Other Revenue drove the slight upside, particularly in Europe and Alaska, with onboard revenue yields also increasing 4.4% during the quarter.

Constant-Currency NCC excluding fuel decreased 1.2% mainly due to timing.  Bunker pricing net of hedging for the third quarter was $688 per metric ton and consumption was 335,000 metric tons.

FULL YEAR 2014

The company expects full year Adjusted EPS to be approximately $3.45 per share.  Constant-Currency Net Yields are expected to increase approximately 2.5%, consistent with the mid-point of previous guidance. NCC excluding fuel are expected to be flat to slightly down on a Constant-Currency basis, consistent with prior guidance.

"Despite the usual swings, the trajectory for 2014 continues along the path described three months ago," said Jason T. Liberty, chief financial officer.  "Our satisfaction with the positive results in Europe and Asia continues unabated, as does our eagerness to lap the highly promotional Caribbean environment."

Bookings since the July earnings release have been solid and the company continues to be booked ahead of last year in both load factor and APD. Double-digit yield improvements on Europe and China sailings continue to offset the continuation of a highly promotional Caribbean environment.   

The US Dollar has strengthened recently and that has a net negative impact on our earnings.  Correspondingly, the price of fuel in world markets has declined and net of hedging that has had a small positive impact.  The net impact of these two items is a negative $0.10 in 2014. Over time, we believe there is a certain degree of inverse correlation between these factors, but such offsets are not complete and short run fluctuations are inevitable. The company pointed out that it had previously raised its guidance for 2014 partially based on the weakening of the US Dollar earlier in the year. 

Taking into account current fuel pricing, interest rates, currency exchange rates and the factors detailed above, the company expects 2014 Adjusted EPS to be approximately $3.45 per share.

The company also described an immaterial accounting change they have made this quarter relating to partially completed voyages.  For voyages of more than 10 nights, the company prorates the revenue and cruise operating costs of the voyage at the end of each quarter.  However, for shorter cruises, the company has historically only recognized the revenue and related costs upon completion of the voyage.  Thus, for shorter cruises, revenue and related costs were not recognized for partially completed voyages between quarters.  For example, the revenue from a seven night New Year's cruise would only be recognized when the cruise ended in January even if most of the cruise took place in December.  The company has historically followed this "completed voyage" approach on its shorter voyages because the difference was immaterial and the effort required to prorate the shorter voyages was not cost beneficial.  The accumulation of new technology and process improvements have simplified the task, and beginning in the third quarter, the company now prorates all voyages.

This change has no material effect on our earnings, yields or cost metrics.  In 2014, there is an element of normalization related to prior years which will benefit earnings this year by approximately $0.13 per share.  Because it relates to prior years, the company has excluded this benefit from Adjusted Earnings. This is consistent with the company's previous approach to Adjusted Earnings guidance.  Also in the third quarter, the company recognized a loss on the sale of the Celebrity Century of approximately $0.08.  Together, these two items increased EPS by $0.05 per share which has been excluded from Adjusted EPS but included in GAAP EPS.

In addition, largely due to the entry and success of Quantum of the Seas, we expect a proration benefit in 2014 related to this year's December sailings of approximately $0.07 which has been included in our Adjusted Earnings guidance. 

FOURTH QUARTER 2014

Constant-Currency Net Yields are expected to be up approximately 3.5% in the fourth quarter of 2014 and NCC excluding fuel are expected to be up in the range of 2% to 3%.  TUI Cruises' additional capacity continues to be a key contributor to earnings for the fourth quarter. Based on current fuel pricing, interest rates and currency exchange rates and the factors detailed above, the company expects fourth quarter Adjusted EPS to be in the range of $0.35 to $0.40 per share.

2015 OUTLOOK

The company is experiencing strong early booking trends for 2015.  Booked load factors and APDs are higher than same time last year and the booking window has extended.  Europe sailings are off to a particularly good start, with strong booking trends from North America and from Europe.  Caribbean pricing pressure continues through the first quarter, but we expect it to improve thereafter. 

It is early days yet, but the view looking forward is very encouraging and the company is optimistic that 2015 will be the sixth consecutive year for yield growth. The company has sufficient visibility into 2015 to say that it is comfortable with the Street consensus of $4.55 per share. That would represent more than a 30% increase over this year's record profitability.

"We anticipate another record year in 2015, an important step on the way to DOUBLE-DOUBLE," said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer.  "Our strategy continues to drive better revenues, and coupled with cost discipline and moderate growth, we will continue to excel."

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 $225 million and $943 million of fuel expense in its fourth quarter and full year 2014 guidance, respectively.

Current estimates for 2015 are $938 million of fuel expense with consumption anticipated at about 1,397,000 metric tons.  The impact of a 10% change in fuel prices for 2015 would be approximately $38 million for the full year. 

Forecasted consumption is 52% hedged via swaps for the remainder of 2014 and 56%, 41% and 20% hedged for 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively.  For the same four-years, the average cost per metric ton of the hedge portfolio is approximately $614, $635, $602 and $585, respectively. 

The company provided the following fuel statistics for the fourth quarter and full year 2014:

FUEL STATISTICS

Fourth Quarter 2014

Full Year 2014

Fuel Consumption (metric tons)

339,000

1,359,000

Fuel Expenses

$225 million

$943 million

Percent Hedged (fwd consumption)

52%

52%

Impact of 10% change in fuel prices

$10 million

$10 million

In summary, the company provided the following guidance for the fourth quarter and full year of 2014:

GUIDANCE

As-Reported                    Constant-Currency



Fourth Quarter 2014


Net Yields

Approx. 2%

Approx. 3.5%


Net Cruise Costs per APCD

Flat to up 1%

Approx. 1%


Net Cruise Costs per APCD

excluding Fuel

1.5% to 2.0%

2% to 3%






Full Year 2014


Net Yields

1.5% to 2.0%

Approx. 2.5%


Net Cruise Costs per APCD

Flat to slightly down

Flat to slightly down


Net Cruise Costs per APCD

excluding Fuel

Flat to down 1%

Flat to slightly down







Fourth Quarter 2014

Full Year 2014


Capacity Increase

2.1%

2.4%


Depreciation and Amortization

$190 to $195 million

$765 to $770 million


Interest Expense, net

$55 to $65 million

$240 to $250 million


Adjusted EPS

$0.35 to $0.40

Approx. $3.45






1% Change in Currency

$3 million

$3 million


1% Change in Net Yield

$14 million

$14 million


1% Change in NCC x fuel

$8 million

$8 million




Exchange rates used in guidance calculations



Current – October

Previous – July


GBP

$1.61

$1.71


CAD

$0.90

$0.93


BRL

$0.42

$0.45


AUD

$0.88

$0.94


EUR

$1.26

$1.35


LIQUIDITY AND FINANCING ARRANGEMENTS

As of September 30, 2014, liquidity was $1.6 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 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 are $0.2 billion, $0.7 billion, $1.4 billion, $0.9 billion, and $1.2 billion, respectively. 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES AND CAPACITY GUIDANCE

Based upon current ship orders, projected capital expenditures for full year 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 are $1.4 billion, $1.4 billion, $2.2 billion, $0.3 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively.

Capacity increases for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 are expected to be 2.4%, 5.5%, 7.3%, 3.3% and 3.7%, respectively.  These figures do not include potential ship sales or additions that we may elect to make in the future.  In the fourth quarter of 2014, the Royal Caribbean International brand takes delivery of the first of three Quantum class vessels.  This is the first new ship delivery for the brand since 2010.

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 web site at www.rclinvestor.com.

Selected Operational and Financial Metrics

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 restructuring charges, other costs related to our profitability initiatives, the estimated impact of the divested Pullmantur non-core businesses, the loss recognized on the sale of Celebrity Century and the impact of the change in our voyage proration. The estimated impact of the divested Pullmantur non-core businesses was arrived at by adjusting the net income (loss) of these businesses for the ownership percentage we retained as well as for intercompany transactions that are no longer eliminated in our consolidated statements of comprehensive income (loss) subsequent to the sales transaction.

Adjusted Earnings Per Share ("Adjusted EPS")
Represents Adjusted Net Income divided by the diluted shares outstanding at the end of the reporting period. We believe this measure is meaningful when assessing our performance on a comparative basis.

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.  We use this measure to perform capacity and rate analysis to identify the main non-capacity drivers that cause our cruise revenues and expenses to vary. 

Constant-Currency
We believe Net Yields, Net Cruise Costs, and Net Cruise Costs Excluding Fuel are our most relevant financial measures.  However, a significant portion of our revenue and expenses are denominated in currencies other than the United States dollar.  Because our reporting currency is the United States 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 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.

Gross Yields
Gross Yields represent total revenues per APCD. 

Net Cruise Costs ("NCC") and Net Cruise Costs ("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.  We have not provided a quantitative reconciliation of projected Gross Cruise Costs to projected Net Cruise Costs and projected Net Cruise Costs Excluding Fuel due to the significant uncertainty in projecting the costs deducted to arrive at these measures.  Accordingly, we do not believe that reconciling information for such projected figures would be meaningful. For the periods prior to the sale of the Pullmantur non-core businesses, Net Cruise Costs excludes the estimated impact of these divested businesses. Net Cruise Costs also excludes initiative costs reported within Marketing, Selling and Administrative expenses, as well as the loss recognized on the sale of Celebrity Century included within Other Operating Expenses.

Net Revenues
Net Revenues represent total revenues less commissions, transportation and other expenses and onboard and other expenses.  For the periods prior to the sale of the Pullmantur non-core businesses, Net Revenues excludes the estimated impact of these divested businesses.

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 it is the most relevant measure of our pricing performance because it reflects 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.  We have not provided a quantitative reconciliation of projected Gross Yields to projected Net Yields due to the significant uncertainty in projecting the costs deducted to arrive at this measure.  Accordingly, we do not believe that reconciling information for such projected figures would be meaningful. For the periods prior to the sale of the Pullmantur non-core businesses, Net Yields excludes the estimated impact of these divested businesses.

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, OSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture.  Together, these six brands operate a combined total of 41 ships with an additional eight under construction contracts.  They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 490 destinations on all seven continents.  Additional information can be found on www.royalcaribbean.com, www.celebritycruises.com, www.pullmantur.es, www.azamaraclubcruises.com, www.cdfcroisieresdefrance.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

Certain statements in this release relating to, among other things, our future performance constitute forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding expected financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014, and expectations regarding the timing and results of our Double-Double initiative, costs related to our restructuring initiatives, the costs and yields expected in 2014 and other future periods, and our earnings and yield estimates for 2015.  Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "goal," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "seek," "should," "will," and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, are inherently uncertain and are subject to 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 following: the impact of the economic and geopolitical environment on the demand for cruises, the impact of the economic environment on our ability to generate cash flows from operations or obtain new borrowings from the credit or capital markets in amounts sufficient to satisfy our capital expenditures, debt repayments and other financing needs, incidents or adverse publicity concerning the cruise vacation industry, the uncertainties of conducting business internationally and expanding into new markets, changes in operating and financing costs, vacation industry competition and changes in industry capacity and overcapacity, emergency ship repairs, including the related lost revenue, the impact of ship delivery delays, ship cancellations or ship construction price increases, financial difficulties encountered by shipyards or their subcontractors and the unavailability or cost of air service. 

More information about factors that could affect our operating results is included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations web site at www.rclinvestor.com or the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Adjusted Measures of Financial Performance
This press release includes certain adjusted financial measures as defined under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, which we believe provide useful information to investors as a supplement to our consolidated financial statements which are prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP.

The presentation of adjusted financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.  These measures may be different from adjusted measures used by other companies. In addition, these adjusted measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Adjusted measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as do the corresponding GAAP measures.

A reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measure of all adjusted financial measures included in this press release can be found in the tables included at the end of this press release.

 

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)


(unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)































 Quarter Ended


Nine Months Ended











September 30,


September 30,












2014



2013



2014



2013

























Passenger ticket revenues



$

1,786,746


$

1,672,051


$

4,590,048


$

4,432,542




Onboard and other revenues



602,016



639,698



1,665,981



1,673,194





Total revenues




2,388,762



2,311,749



6,256,029



6,105,736




Cruise operating expenses:


















Commissions, transportation and other


396,916



378,291



1,068,961



1,017,734





Onboard and other




182,658



178,269



456,296



440,466





Payroll and related




214,260



213,860



634,232



632,758





Food






120,908



119,104



358,172



351,117





Fuel






230,818



215,686



718,081



689,809





Other operating




281,322



311,591



825,794



890,726






Total cruise operating expenses


1,426,882



1,416,801



4,061,536



4,022,610




Marketing, selling and administrative expenses


239,662



249,954



790,957



781,936




Depreciation and amortization expenses


192,448



188,541



579,063



564,089




Restructuring charges




308



12,244



1,958



13,922




Operating Income




529,462



444,209



822,515



723,179




Other income (expense):


















Interest income




2,117



3,299



8,023



10,451





Interest expense, net of interest capitalized


(60,100)



(79,654)



(193,931)



(256,713)





Extinguishment of unsecured senior notes


-



(4,206)



-



(4,206)





Other income (expense)



18,769



2,053



17,771



(6,037)












(39,214)



(78,508)



(168,137)



(256,505)




Net Income




$

490,248


$

365,701


$

654,378


$

466,674

























Earnings Per Share:

















Basic

$

2.20


$

1.66


$

2.95


$

2.13




Diluted

$

2.19


$

1.65


$

2.93


$

2.11

























Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding:















Basic







222,523



219,744



222,007



219,450




Diluted 






223,859



221,004



223,351



220,744



































































Comprehensive Income 

















Net Income




$

490,248


$

365,701


$

654,378


$

466,674




Other comprehensive (loss) income:
















Foreign currency translation adjustments


(18,482)



6,164



(17,845)



369





Change in defined benefit plans


(1,451)



5,423



(5,536)



10,716





(Loss) gain on cash flow derivative hedges


(249,626)



61,573



(323,179)



56,515






Total other comprehensive (loss) income


(269,559)



73,160



(346,560)



67,600

























Comprehensive Income



$

220,689


$

438,861


$

307,818


$

534,274


































































STATISTICS






























Quarter Ended



Nine Months Ended











September 30,



September 30,












2014



2013



2014



2013

























Passengers Carried




1,324,993



1,259,204



3,886,823



3,694,893

























Passenger Cruise Days




9,603,329



9,302,555



27,489,584



26,633,114

























APCD






8,867,375



8,667,948



25,948,292



25,334,240




Occupancy





108.3%



107.3%



105.9%



105.1%



























 

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share data)











As  of





September 30,


December 31,





2014


2013





(unaudited)




Assets






Current assets








Cash and cash equivalents



$      183,181


$       204,687



Trade and other receivables, net



252,918


259,746



Inventories



136,162


151,244



Prepaid expenses and other assets



273,112


252,852



Derivative financial instruments



14,853


87,845




Total current assets



860,226


956,374









Property and equipment, net



17,211,775


17,517,752


Goodwill



426,538


439,231


Other assets



1,101,371


1,159,590





$ 19,599,910


$  20,072,947









Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity






Current liabilities








Current portion of long-term debt



$      772,245


$    1,563,378



Accounts payable



340,702


372,226



Accrued interest



66,332


103,025



Accrued expenses and other liabilities



719,349


563,702



Customer deposits



1,839,112


1,664,679



Total current liabilities



3,737,740


4,267,010


Long-term debt



6,213,829


6,511,426


Other long-term liabilities



627,313


486,246









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;








232,967,271 and 230,782,315 shares issued, September 30, 2014








and December 31, 2013, respectively)



2,329


2,308



Paid-in capital



3,241,723


3,159,038



Retained earnings



6,531,569


6,054,952



Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income



(340,889)


5,671



Treasury stock (10,308,683 common shares at








     cost, September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013)



(413,704)


(413,704)



     Total shareholders' equity



9,021,028


8,808,265






$ 19,599,910


$  20,072,947




 

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS


(unaudited, in thousands)












Nine Months Ended 




September 30,





2014


2013









Operating Activities







Net income



$          654,378


$       466,674


Adjustments:








Depreciation and amortization



579,063


564,089



Loss on derivative instruments not designated as hedges



24,234


8,634



Loss on extinguishment of unsecured senior notes



-


4,206



Loss on sale of ship



17,401


-


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








Decrease in trade and other receivables, net



69,833


14,278



Decrease (increase) in inventories



13,900


(13,541)



Increase in prepaid expenses and other assets



(3,596)


(28,363)



(Decrease) increase in accounts payable



(33,668)


43,415



(Decrease) increase in accrued interest



(36,693)


14,219



Increase in accrued expenses and other liabilities



48,600


29,496



Increase in customer deposits



104,211


131,237


Other, net



21,901


(4,240)


Net cash provided by operating activities



1,459,564


1,230,104









Investing Activities







Purchases of property and equipment 



(559,018)


(534,046)


Cash paid on settlement of derivative financial instruments



(14,808)


(8,451)


Investments in unconsolidated affiliates



(69,748)


(60,426)


Cash received on loan to unconsolidated affiliate



76,167


23,372


Proceeds from sale of ship



220,000


-


Other, net



2,592


1,147


Net cash used in investing activities



(344,815)


(578,404)









Financing Activities







Debt proceeds



1,917,550


1,519,464


Debt issuance costs



(49,641)


(51,720)


Repayments of debt



(2,958,427)


(2,065,965)


Dividends paid



(131,857)


(54,159)


Proceeds from exercise of common stock options



65,885


13,626


Cash received on settlement of derivative financial instruments



22,835


-


Other, net



1,422


1,140


Net cash used in financing activities



(1,132,233)


(637,614)









Effect of exchange rate changes on cash



(4,022)


626









Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents



(21,506)


14,712


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period



204,687


194,855


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period



$          183,181


$       209,567









Supplemental Disclosure







Cash paid during the period for:








Interest, net of amount capitalized



$          208,311


$       232,769









Non cash Investing Activities







Purchases of property and equipment through asset trade in



$                     -


$         46,375











 



























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




Nine Months Ended









September 30,




September 30,










2014



2014
On a 
Constant
Currency
basis



2013




2014



2014
On a 
Constant
Currency
basis



2013




























Passenger ticket revenues



$

1,786,746


$

1,773,105



$

1,672,051



$

4,590,048


$

4,616,566


$

4,432,542


Onboard and other revenues




602,016



600,154




639,698




1,665,981



1,664,738



1,673,194


Total revenues






2,388,762



2,373,259




2,311,749




6,256,029



6,281,304



6,105,736


Less:


























Commissions, transportation and other


396,916



394,827




378,291




1,068,961



1,072,832



1,017,734



Onboard and other




182,658



182,466




178,269




456,296



456,264



440,466


Net Revenues including divested businesses


1,809,188



1,795,966




1,755,189




4,730,772



4,752,208



4,647,536


Less:



























Net Revenues related to divested businesses 






















prior to sales transaction




-



-




70,098




35,656



34,403



142,643


Net revenues





$

1,809,188


$

1,795,966



$

1,685,091



$

4,695,116


$

4,717,805


$

4,504,893





























APCD







8,867,375



8,867,375




8,667,948




25,948,292



25,948,292



25,334,240


Gross Yields





$

269.39


$

267.64



$

266.70



$

241.10


$

242.07


$

241.01


Net Yields






$

204.03


$

202.54



$

194.40



$

180.94


$

181.82


$

177.82






















































 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



Nine Months Ended









September 30,



September 30,










2014



2014 
On a 
Constant
Currency
basis



2013




2014



2014 
On a 
Constant
Currency
basis



2013




























Total cruise operating expenses



$

1,426,882


$

1,425,119


$

1,416,801



$

4,061,536


$

4,067,566


$

4,022,610


Marketing, selling and administrative expenses


239,662



238,514



249,954




790,957



787,155



781,936


Gross Cruise Costs





1,666,544



1,663,633



1,666,755




4,852,493



4,854,721



4,804,546


Less:


























Commissions, transportation and other


396,916



394,827



378,291




1,068,961



1,072,832



1,017,734



Onboard and other




182,658



182,466



178,269




456,296



456,264



440,466


Net Cruise Costs including divested businesses


1,086,970



1,086,340



1,110,195




3,327,236



3,325,625



3,346,346


Less:


























Net Cruise Costs related to divested businesses 





















prior to sales transaction




-



-



67,760




47,854



46,158



151,927



Other initiative costs included within cruise operating
expenses and marketing, selling and administrative
expenses


1,240



1,186



-




15,036



14,813



-



Loss on sale of ship included within other operating
expenses


17,401



17,401



-




17,401



17,401



-


Net Cruise Costs 





1,068,329



1,067,753



1,042,435




3,246,945



3,247,253



3,194,419


Less:


























Fuel







230,818



231,745



215,686




718,081



721,446



689,809


Net Cruise Costs Excluding Fuel



$

837,511


$

836,008


$

826,749



$

2,528,864


$

2,525,807


$

2,504,610




























APCD







8,867,375



8,867,375



8,667,948




25,948,292



25,948,292



25,334,240


Gross Cruise Costs per APCD



$

187.94


$

187.61


$

192.29



$

187.01


$

187.09


$

189.65


Net Cruise Costs per APCD



$

120.48


$

120.41


$

120.26



$

125.13


$

125.14


$

126.09


Net Cruise Costs Excluding Fuel per APCD 

$

94.45


$

94.28


$

95.38



$

97.46


$

97.34


$

98.86





























 



















ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.






NON-GAAP RECONCILING INFORMATION (CONTINUED)






(unaudited)
























 Net Debt-to-Capital was calculated as follows (in thousands):




















As  of














September 30,



December 31,















2014



2013


























Long-term debt, net of current portion 



$     6,213,829



$   6,511,426








Current portion of long-term debt 



772,245



1,563,378








Total debt 



6,986,074



8,074,804








Less: Cash and cash equivalents 


183,181



204,687








Net Debt 



$     6,802,893



$   7,870,117

























Total shareholders' equity



$     9,021,028



$   8,808,265








Total debt 



6,986,074



8,074,804








Total debt and shareholders' equity



$   16,007,102



$ 16,883,069








Debt-to-Capital 



43.6%



47.8%








Net Debt 



$     6,802,893



$   7,870,117








Net Debt and shareholders' equity



$   15,823,921



$ 16,678,382








Net Debt-to-Capital 



43.0%



47.2%

























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

























Quarter Ended


Nine Months Ended




September 30,


September 30,




2014



2013


2014


2013

















Net Income  


$

490,248



$

365,701


$

654,378


$

466,674


Restructuring charges



308




12,244



1,958



13,922


Other initiative costs



1,240




-



17,275



-


Estimated impact of divested businesses prior to sales transaction



-




(922)



11,013



8,774


Loss on sale of ship included within other operating expenses



17,401




-



17,401



-


Impact of voyage proration change



(16,344)




-



(16,344)



-






















Adjusted Net Income  


$

492,853



$

377,023


$

685,681


$

489,370






















Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding - Diluted



223,859




221,004



223,351



220,744
































Earnings per Share - Diluted


$

2.19



$

1.65


$

2.93


$

2.11


Restructuring charges 



-




0.06



0.01



0.07


Other initiative costs



-




-



0.07



-


Estimated impact of divested businesses prior to sales transaction



-




-



0.05



0.04


Loss on sale of ship included within other operating expenses



0.08




-



0.08



-


Impact of voyage proration change



(0.07)




-



(0.07)



-

















Adjusted Earnings per Share - Diluted


$

2.20



$

1.71


$

3.07


$

2.22




















 

SOURCE Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.



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