NEW YORK (
might be listing right now, but according to its own forecasts, the seas ahead will be decidedly smoother.
The cruise line posted a 20% drop in earnings for this, the first quarter of its fiscal year, but it still beat expectations and raised its full-year outlook, sending shares up 7% to $34.13 in early trading.
During the quarter, the company earned $1.07 billion, or $1.33 a share, compared with $1.33 billion, or $1.65 in the year-ago period. Analysts expected a profit of $1.18 a share.
Revenue declined 14% to $4.14 billion from $4.81 billion.
Looking ahead, the company now expects to earn $2.16 to $2.20 a share during the year, up from its prior forecast of $2 to $2.10 a share.
This summer, rival
Royal Caribbean Cruises
and slashed its full-year forecast.
-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York
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