Norwegian Cruise Line Reports Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012
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Adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA adjusted for other income (expense) and other supplemental adjustments.
Adjusted Earnings per Share (EPS). Earnings per share adjusted for non-recurring, infrequent or unusual charges.Adjusted Free Cash Flow. Net cash provided by operating activities less additions to property and equipment and other plus proceeds from newbuild financing facilities. Adjusted Net Income. Net income adjusted for non-recurring, infrequent or unusual charges. Berths. Double occupancy capacity per cabin (single occupancy per studio cabin) even though many cabins can accommodate three or more passengers. 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. Corporate Reorganization. In connection with the consummation of the IPO, the Company's ordinary shares were exchanged for the ordinary shares of NCL Holdings, and NCL Holdings became the owner of 100% of the ordinary shares (representing a 97.3% economic interest) of the Company and parent company of NCL Corporation Ltd. (the "Corporate Reorganization"). The Corporate Reorganization was effected solely for the purpose of reorganizing our corporate structure. 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, depreciation and amortization. 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 Debt-to-Capitalization. Net Debt-to-Capitalization is defined as total debt less cash and cash equivalents ("Net Debt") divided by Net Debt plus shareholders' equity. 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. Non-GAAP Financial Measures We use certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as Net Revenue, Net Yield, Net Cruise Cost, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income to enable us to analyze our performance. 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 and are commonly used in the cruise industry to measure revenue performance. In measuring our ability to control costs in a manner that positively impacts net income, we believe changes in Net Cruise Cost and Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel to be the most relevant indicators of our performance and are commonly used in the cruise industry as a measurement of costs.
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