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Norwegian Cruise Line Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

Monday, February 11, 2013

Norwegian Cruise Line Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 201213:01 EST Monday, February 11, 2013MIAMI, Feb. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Norwegian Cruise Line (Nasdaq:NCLH) (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., NCL Corporation Ltd., "Norwegian" or "the Company"), today reported results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.2012 Full Year Highlights Net income of $173.1 million and diluted EPS of $0.97, excluding share-based compensation charge detailed below Adjusted EBITDA increase of 10% Net Yield increase of 1.6% (2.4% on a Constant Currency basis) Net Cruise Cost per Capacity Day Excluding Fuel ("NCC ex Fuel") decrease of 5.3% (decrease of 4.6% on a Constant Currency basis) Expansion of newbuild program with order for Breakaway Plus ship for delivery in Q4 2015 with option for second ship2012 Fourth Quarter Highlights Net income of $5.6 million and diluted EPS of $0.04, excluding share-based compensation charge detailed below Adjusted EBITDA increase of 17% Net Yield increase of 2.5% (2.7% on a Constant Currency basis) NCC ex Fuel decrease of 6.7% (decrease of 5.9% on a Constant Currency basis) "We are very pleased to begin our journey as a public company by posting strong results for 2012," said Kevin Sheehan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. "In addition, our fourth quarter results marked our eighteenth consecutive quarter of year-over-year Adjusted EBITDA growth," continued Sheehan.2012 Full Year Results The Company reported full year 2012 net income of $173.1 million, or $0.97 diluted EPS, before a non-recurring, non-cash share-based compensation charge of $4.5 million related to former CEO, compared to net income of $126.9 million, or $0.71 diluted EPS, in 2011. Revenue for the full year 2012 increased 2.6% to $2,276.2 million from $2,219.3 million. Net Yield increased 1.6%, or 2.4% on a Constant Currency basis, from higher yields from both passenger ticket and onboard and other revenue. NCC ex Fuel decreased 5.3% in the period, or 4.6% on a Constant Currency basis, as a result of cost improvement initiatives in all line items. The Company's fuel price per metric ton, net of hedges, increased to $664 from $571 from the same period last year. Despite the increase in fuel price, Net Cruise Cost per Capacity Day decreased 1.0%, or 0.5% on a Constant Currency basis. "While 2012 included some unexpected challenges in the macro environment, our results demonstrate our ability to manage our operations through these external factors and report healthy growth," said Sheehan.2012 Fourth Quarter Results The Company reported fourth quarter 2012 net income of $5.6 million and diluted EPS of $0.04, before the aforementioned share-based compensation charge, compared to a net loss in 2011 of $(1.9) million, or $(0.01) diluted EPS. Revenue for 2012 increased to $503.2 million from $488.6 million in 2011. Contributing to the increase in revenue were slightly higher Capacity Days in the quarter and a Net Yield improvement of 2.5%, or 2.7% on a Constant Currency basis, from higher ticket pricing and onboard spend per Capacity Day. NCC ex Fuel decreased 6.7%, or 5.9% on a Constant Currency basis, from the timing of certain repairs and maintenance expense, including dry-docks, and business improvement initiatives. The Company's fuel price per metric ton, net of hedges, increased to $695 from $573 in the same period last year. Including fuel expense, Net Cruise Cost per Capacity Day was essentially flat on both an as-reported and Constant Currency basis.Guidance for 2013 In addition to the results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012, the Company also issued the following guidance which reflects its expectations for the first quarter and full year 2013. First Quarter 2013 For the first quarter of 2013, compared to the same period in 2012, Net Yield is expected to increase between 2.5% and 3.5% (1) on both an as reported and Constant Currency basis. Net cruise cost excluding fuel per capacity day basis is expected to be flat to up 1.0% (2) on both an as reported and Constant Currency basis. Adjusted EPS (3) is expected to be in the range of $0.02 to $0.05. Fuel consumption is expected to be approximately 109,000 metric tons with a per metric ton price of approximately $670 (4), net of hedges. Full Year 2013 For the full year 2013, compared to the same period in 2012, Net Yield is expected to increase between 3.5% and 5.5% (5) on both an as reported and Constant Currency basis. Fuel consumption is expected to be approximately 460,500 metric tons with a per metric ton price of approximately $695 (6), net of hedges. Adjusted EPS (3) is expected to be in the range of $1.20 to $1.40. "2013 marks the beginning of the next chapter of Norwegian's growth story," commented Sheehan. "The delivery of our Breakaway and Breakaway Plus class vessels, designed to improve on the already successful platform of Norwegian Epic, along with our strong product proposition that offers a consistent experience throughout our fleet, has Norwegian well positioned for 2013 and beyond."(1) Based on the midpoint of guidance on an as reported basis, a 25 basis point change in Net Yield results in a change of approximately $1.0 million to Net Revenue ($0.40 to Net Yield).(2) Based on the midpoint of guidance on an as reported basis, a 25 basis point change in NCC ex fuel per Capacity Day results in a change of approximately $0.5 million to NCC ex Fuel ($0.25 change to NCC ex Fuel per Capacity Day).(3) Adjusted EPS guidance based on net income excluding one-time charges related to the Company's initial public offering, issuance of $300 million in senior unsecured notes, redemption of the full amount of the Company's outstanding $450 million 11.75% senior secured notes due 2016 and partial redemption of our outstanding $350 million 9.5% senior unsecured notes due 2018.(4) A 10% increase in fuel price results in a change of approximately $2.0 million in fuel expense, net of hedges.(5) Based on the midpoint of guidance on an as reported basis, a 25 basis point change in Net Yield results in a change of approximately $5.0 million to Net Revenue ($0.45 to Net Yield).(6)  A 10% increase in fuel price results in a change of approximately $11.5 million in fuel expense, net of hedges.Subsequent Events On January 24, 2013 the Company closed on an initial public offering ("IPO") of 27,058,824 of its ordinary shares, including shares sold as a result of the full exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional shares, at a price of $19.00 per share. In addition, on February 6, 2013, the Company closed on the sale of $300 million of senior unsecured notes due February 2018 at a coupon of 5.00% per annum. The notes were issued at a price of 99.451%. The aggregate net proceeds of the IPO and the notes offering, after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions, initial purchasers' discount and estimated fees and expenses, were used to prepay certain credit facilities, repay amounts pursuant to the Norwegian Sky Agreement, redeem the full amount of the outstanding $450 million 11.75% senior secured notes due 2016, redeem a portion of the outstanding $350 million 9.5% senior notes due 2018 and for general corporate purposes.  The results of the aforementioned transactions will be reflected in the Company's results for the first quarter of 2013.Conference Call The Company has scheduled a conference call for Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. EST to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results. A link to the live webcast can be found on the Company's Investor Relations website at www.investor.ncl.com. A replay of the conference call will also be available on the website for one month after the call. About Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 46-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to "Cruise like a Norwegian" on one of 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. Recently, the line was named "Europe's Leading Cruise Line" by the World Travel Awards for the fifth consecutive year. Norwegian Cruise Line's largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010 and has been named "Best Overall Cruise Ship" by the readers of Travel Weekly two years in a row and "Best Ship for Sea Days" by Cruise Critic. The Company has two 4,000-passenger vessels, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, under construction for delivery in April 2013 and January 2014, along with a "Breakaway Plus" vessel for delivery in fall 2015. Known as New York's ship, Norwegian Breakaway will be the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city, sailing to Bermuda for the summer beginning May 12, 2013. Norwegian Breakaway's features include hull art by legendary artist Peter Max, seafood restaurant Ocean Blue by famed New York Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, bakery by Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC series "Cake Boss," and fitness classes and a retrospective display from the ship's iconic godmothers, the Rockettes®. The entertainment lineup includes three Broadway shows: Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner: Jungle Fantasy. Sister ship Norwegian Getaway, the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami, will sail Eastern Caribbean voyages beginning in February 2014. Sailings for both vessels are now on sale. High resolution, downloadable images are available at www.ncl.com/pressroom. For further information on Norwegian Cruise Line, visit www.ncl.com, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Norwegiancruiseline, Pin us on Pinterest, watch us on YouTube, or contact us in the U.S. and Canada at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784). Terminology 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. As our business includes the sourcing of passengers and deployment of vessels outside of North America, a portion of our revenue and expenses are denominated in foreign currencies, particularly euro and British pound sterling, which are subject to fluctuations in currency exchange rates versus our reporting currency, the U.S. dollar.  In order to monitor results excluding these fluctuations, we calculate certain non-GAAP measures on a Constant Currency basis whereby current period revenue and expenses denominated in foreign currencies are converted to U.S. dollars using currency exchange rates of the comparable period. We believe that presenting these non-GAAP measures on both a reported and Constant Currency basis is useful in providing a more comprehensive view of trends in our business. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is appropriate as a supplemental financial measure as it is used by management to assess operating performance, is a factor in the evaluation of the performance of management and is the primary metric used in determining the Company's performance incentive bonus paid to its employees. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure in determining the Company's performance as it reflects certain operating drivers of the Company's business, such as sales growth, operating costs, marketing, general and administrative expenses and other operating income and expense. You are encouraged to evaluate each adjustment and the reasons we consider them appropriate for supplemental analysis. In evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses similar to the adjustments in this presentation. Our use of Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider this measure in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.  Adjusted EBITDA is not a defined term under GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of liquidity or cash flows from operations or measures comparable to net income as it does not take into account certain requirements such as capital expenditures and related depreciation, principal and interest payments and tax payments and it includes other supplemental adjustments. In addition, we utilize Adjusted Net Income as a supplemental financial measure to demonstrate GAAP net income excluding non-recurring, infrequent or unusual charges. These charges vary from period to period; thus, our presentation of Adjusted Net Income may not be indicative of future adjustments or results.  Our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other companies. Please see a historical reconciliation of these measures to items in our consolidated financial statements. Note on Forward-Looking Statements This release may contain "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "expect," "anticipate," "goal," "project," "plan," "believe," "seek," "will," "may," "forecast," "estimate," "intend," "future," and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, which are not historical in nature. These forward-looking statements reflect Norwegian's current expectations, and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Among the important risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are the adverse impact of the worldwide economic downturn and related factors; changes in cruise capacity, as well as capacity changes in the overall vacation industry; intense competition from other cruise companies as well as non-cruise vacation alternatives; our substantial leverage, including the inability to generate the necessary amount of cash to service our existing debt and repay our debt, including if payment is accelerated; changes in fuel prices or other cruise operating costs; the risks associated with operating internationally; the continued borrowing availability under our credit facilities; compliance with our debt covenants; our ability to incur significantly more debt despite our substantial existing indebtedness; the impact of volatility and disruptions in the global credit and financial markets; adverse events impacting the security of travel; accidents and other incidents affecting the health, safety, security and vacation satisfaction of passengers or causing damage to ships; the impact of problems encountered at shipyards or with our contracts with shipyards; and other factors discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). For more information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those conveyed in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the "Risk Factors" section of the registration statement on Form S-1 filed by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. ("NCLH") with the SEC and subsequent filings by NCLH and the Company. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in expectations or events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based. In addition, certain financial measures in this website constitute non-GAAP financial measures as defined by Regulation G. A reconciliation of these items can be found on the Company's web site at www.investor.ncl.com  NCL CORPORATION LTD. (1)CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(unaudited, in thousands of dollars)            Three Months EndedYear Ended  December 31,December 31,  2012201120122011          Revenue         Passenger ticket  $ 346,692 $ 337,383 $ 1,604,563 $ 1,563,363 Onboard and other   156,479  151,211  671,683  655,961 Total revenue  503,171  488,594  2,276,246  2,219,324Cruise operating expense         Commissions, transportation and other  88,891  91,098  410,531  410,709 Onboard and other  37,065  35,679  173,916  169,329 Payroll and related  72,376  71,805  293,059  290,822 Fuel  76,935  61,787  283,678  243,503 Food  30,644  29,597  125,807  124,933 Other  38,683  53,415  191,442  228,580 Total cruise operating expense  344,594  343,381  1,478,433  1,467,876Other operating expense         Marketing, general and administrative 60,435 58,173 251,183 251,351 Depreciation and amortization  48,637 44,701 189,537 183,985 Total other operating expense  109,072  102,874  440,720  435,336 Operating income  49,505 42,339 357,093 316,112Non-operating income (expense)         Interest expense, net (47,659) (45,748) (189,930) (190,187) Other income (expense) (793) 1,468 1,393 934 Total non-operating income (expense) (48,452) (44,280) (188,537) (189,253) Net income (loss) $ 1,053 $ (1,941) $ 168,556 $ 126,859          Earnings (Loss) Per Share         Basic $ 0.01 $ (0.01) $ 0.95 $ 0.71 Diluted $ 0.01 $ (0.01) $ 0.94 $ 0.71          Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding (1) Basic  178,343,470  177,968,484  178,232,850  177,869,461 Diluted  179,144,241  177,968,484  179,023,683  178,859,720           (1) The financial statements presented are those of NCL Corporation Ltd., however, we have retrospectively applied the exchange of ordinary shares due to the Corporate Reorganization.    NCL CORPORATION LTD.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME(unaudited, in thousands of dollars)            Three Months EndedYear Ended  December 31,December 31,  2012201120122011           Net Income (loss) $ 1,053 $ (1,941) $ 168,556 $ 126,859 Other comprehensive income (loss):         Change related to Shipboard Retirement Plan  (1,624)  (2,306)  (1,330)  (2,615) Changes related to cash flow hedges:         Net unrealized gain related to cash flow hedges  4,797  4,931  19,907  15,198 Amount realized and reclassified into earnings  2,907  (10,399)  (16,402)  (36,686) Total other comprehensive income (loss)  6,080  (7,774)  2,175  (24,103) Total comprehensive income (loss) $ 7,133 $ (9,715) $ 170,731 $ 102,756    NCL CORPORATION LTD.CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS unaudited, in thousands, except share data               December 31, 2012December 31, 2011 Assets      Current assets:      Cash and cash equivalents $ 45,500 $ 58,926 Accounts receivable, net  15,062 8,159 Inventories  39,681 36,234 Prepaid expenses and other assets  64,686 48,824 Total current assets  164,929 152,143       Property and equipment, net  4,960,142 4,640,093 Goodwill and tradenames  611,330 602,792 Other long-term assets  202,026 167,383 Total assets  $ 5,938,427 $ 5,562,411Liabilities and shareholders' equity      Current liabilities:      Current portion of long-term debt  $ 221,233 $ 200,582 Accounts payable  79,126 80,327 Accrued expenses and other liabilities  231,040 208,102 Due to affiliate 59,897 2,963 Advance ticket sales  353,793 325,472 Total current liabilities  945,089 817,446 Long-term debt  2,764,120 2,837,499 Due to affiliate 147,364 -- Other long-term liabilities  63,070 63,003 Total liabilities  3,919,643 3,717,948 Commitments and contingencies      Shareholders' equity:      Ordinary shares, $.0012 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized, 21,000,000 shares issued and outstanding  25 25 Additional paid-in capital  2,335,563 2,331,973 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (17,619) (19,794) Retained earnings (deficit) (299,185) (467,741) Total shareholders' equity  2,018,784 1,844,463 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 5,938,427 $ 5,562,411    NCL CORPORATION LTD.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(unaudited, in thousands)        Year Ended  December 31,  20122011Cash flows from operating activities     Net income $ 168,556 $ 126,859 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:     Depreciation and amortization expense 216,137 211,049 Loss (gain) on derivatives 1,945 (2,338) Write-off of deferred financing fees 2,358 -- Share-based compensation expense 5,160 1,211 Premium on debt issuance 6,000 -- Changes in operating assets and liabilities:     Accounts receivable, net (4,592) (280) Inventories (3,447) (3,471) Prepaid expenses and other assets (3,490) (4,264) Accounts payable (1,228) 15,928 Accrued expenses and other liabilities (3,107) (15,876) Advance ticket sales 14,302 28,172 Net cash provided by operating activities 398,594 356,990Cash flows from investing activities     Additions to property and equipment and other (303,840) (184,797) Net cash used in investing activities (303,840) (184,797)Cash flows from financing activities     Repayments of long-term debt (859,422) (439,959) Proceeds from long-term debt 800,618 273,375 Other, primarily deferred financing fees (49,376) (1,730) Net cash used in financing activities (108,180) (168,314) Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (13,426) 3,879 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 58,926 55,047 Cash and cash equivalents at end of year $ 45,500 $ 58,926        NCL CORPORATION LTD.  NON-GAAP RECONCILING INFORMATION  (unaudited)                 The following table sets forth selected statistical information:                              Three Months Ended December 31,Year Ended December 31,      2012201120122011                 Passengers carried   342,866 370,037 1,503,107 1,530,113   Passenger Cruise Days   2,466,955 2,472,209 10,332,914 10,227,438   Capacity Days    2,410,639 2,370,682 9,602,730 9,454,570   Occupancy Percentage   102.3% 104.3% 107.6% 108.2%                               Gross Yield and Net Yield were calculated as follows (in thousands, except Capacity Days and Yield data):                    Three Months EndedYear Ended  December 31,December 31,    2012    2012      Constant    Constant    2012Currency20112012Currency2011               Passenger ticket revenue $ 346,692 $ 347,323 $ 337,383 $1,604,563 $1,621,412 $1,563,363 Onboard and other revenue 156,479 156,479 151,211 671,683 671,683 655,961 Total revenue 503,171 503,802 488,594 2,276,246 2,293,095 2,219,324 Less:             Commissions, transportation and other expense  88,891 89,058 91,098 410,531 415,030 410,709 Onboard and other expense 37,065 37,065 35,679 173,916 173,916 169,329 Net Revenue $ 377,215 $ 377,679 $ 361,817 $1,691,799 $1,704,149 $1,639,286               Capacity Days  2,410,639 2,410,639 2,370,682 9,602,730 9,602,730 9,454,570               Gross Yield $ 208.73 $ 208.99 $ 206.10 $ 237.04 $ 238.80 $ 234.74 Net Yield $ 156.48 $ 156.67 $ 152.62 $ 176.18 $ 177.47 $ 173.39                             Gross Cruise Cost, Net Cruise Cost and Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel were calculated as follows         (in thousands, except Capacity Days and per Capacity Day data):                          Three Months EndedYear Ended  December 31,December 31,    2012    2012      Constant    Constant    2012Currency20112012Currency2011 Total cruise operating expense $ 344,594 $ 346,434 $ 343,381 $1,478,433 $1,487,544 $1,467,876 Marketing, general and administrative expense 60,435 60,476 58,173 251,183 252,615 251,351 Gross Cruise Cost  405,029  406,910  401,554  1,729,616  1,740,159  1,719,227 Less:             Commissions, transportation              and other expense 88,891 89,058 91,098 410,531 415,030 410,709 Onboard and other expense 37,065 37,065 35,679 173,916 173,916 169,329 Net Cruise Cost 279,073 280,787 274,777 1,145,169 1,151,213 1,139,189 Less: Fuel expense 76,935 76,935 61,787 283,678 283,678 243,503 Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel $ 202,138 $ 203,852 $ 212,990 $ 861,491 $ 867,535 $ 895,686               Capacity Days  2,410,639 2,410,639 2,370,682 9,602,730 9,602,730 9,454,570               Gross Cruise Cost per Capacity Day $ 168.02 $ 168.80 $ 169.38 $ 180.12 $ 181.22 $ 181.84 Net Cruise Cost per Capacity Day  $ 115.77 $ 116.48 $ 115.91 $ 119.25 $ 119.88 $ 120.49 Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel per Capacity Day $ 83.85 $ 84.56 $ 89.84 $ 89.71 $ 90.34 $ 94.74    NCL CORPORATION LTD.NON-GAAP RECONCILING INFORMATION(unaudited)           Adjusted net income was calculated as follows (in thousands):                    Three Months EndedYear Ended  December 31,December 31,  2012201120122011           Net income (loss) $ 1,053 $ (1,941) $ 168,556 $ 126,859 Share-based compensation charge (1) 4,500 -- 4,500 -- Adjusted net income (loss) $ 5,553 $ (1,941) $ 173,056 $ 126,859           Weighted-average shares outstanding - diluted 179,144,241 177,968,484 179,023,683 178,859,720           Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.01 $ (0.01) $ 0.94 $ 0.71 Share-based compensation charge (1)  0.03  --  0.03  -- Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share (2) $ 0.04 $ (0.01) $ 0.97 $ 0.71           (1) Non-recurring, non-cash share-based compensation charge related to former CEO.       (2) Differences due to rounding.                 Adjusted EBITDA was calculated as follows (in thousands):                    Three Months EndedYear Ended  December 31,December 31,  2012201120122011           Net income (loss) $ 1,053 $ (1,941) $ 168,556 $ 126,859 Interest expense, net 47,659 45,748 189,930 190,187 Depreciation and amortization expense 48,637 44,701 189,537 183,985 EBITDA 97,349 88,508 548,023 501,031 Other (income) expense 793 (1,468) (1,393) (934) Other (1) 5,318 1,212 9,004 5,942 Adjusted EBITDA $ 103,460 $ 88,252 $ 555,634 $ 506,039           (1) Includes non-cash compensation and non-recurring, non-cash share-based compensation charge related to former CEO.     NCL CORPORATION LTD.NON-GAAP RECONCILING INFORMATION(unaudited)       Net Debt-to-Capital was calculated as follows (in thousands):              December 31,  20122011       Long-term debt, net of current portion $ 2,764,120 $ 2,837,499 Current portion of long-term 221,233 200,582 Total debt 2,985,353 3,038,081 Less: Cash and cash equivalents 45,500 58,926 Net Debt $ 2,939,853 $ 2,979,155       Total shareholders' equity $ 2,018,784 $ 1,844,463 Total debt 2,985,353 3,038,081 Total debt and shareholder's equity $ 5,004,137 $ 4,882,544 Debt-to-Capital 59.7% 62.2% Net Debt 2,939,853 2,979,155 Net Debt and shareholders' equity $ 4,958,637 $ 4,823,618 Net Debt-to-Capital 59.3% 61.8%             Adjusted Free Cash Flow was calculated as follows (in thousands):          Year Ended   December 31,  20122011       Net cash provided by operating activities $ 398,594 $ 356,990 Less: Additions to property and equipment and other (303,840) (184,797) Proceeds from newbuild financing facilities 133,493 86,105 Adjusted Free Cash Flow $ 228,247 $ 258,298CONTACT: Investor 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