Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Happy Now

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 1.19%.

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Earnings Cheat Sheet

Revenue: Was the same at $527.6 million as the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings reported adjusted EPS income of $0.06 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.03. It beat the average revenue estimate of $505.72 million.

Quoting Management: “We are excited to announce another quarter of strong results, especially in light of this being our first quarter as a publicly traded company,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s President and CEO. “These strong results bring us to nineteen consecutive quarters of year over year Adjusted EBITDA growth.”

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EPS increased 50% from $0.04 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from $0 to a profit $0.28. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from $0 to a profit of $1.34 over the last ninety days.

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