Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) 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 7.26%.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 66.67% to $0.35 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.21 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 4.17% to $1.91 billion from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.35 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.21. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.86 billion.
Quoting Management: “It was a gratifying first quarter,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer. “Ticket revenues were better than expected, costs were well controlled and it was encouraging to see record guest satisfaction and noticeable improvements in onboard spending as a result of our revitalization efforts,” Fain continued.
Key Stats (on next page)…
Revenue increased 5.81% from $1.81 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 250% from $0.10 in the previous quarter.
Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.22 to a profit $0.2. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.68 to a profit of $2.46 over the last ninety days.
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