Royal Caribbean Sees Record Revenues
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced a net loss for the fourth quarter of 2005 of $3.6 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to a net loss of $25.8 million, or $0.13 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2004. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2005 increased 6.7% to $1 billion from revenues of $964.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. Gross Yields and Net Yields for the fourth quarter of 2005 increased 6.1% and 8.2%, respectively, from the fourth quarter of 2004. For the year, the company reported record net income of $716.0 million, or $3.26 per share, on revenues of $4.9 billion, compared to net income of $474.7 million, or $2.26 per share, on revenues of $4.6 billion for 2004. The company currently forecasts Net Yields for the full year 2006 will increase in the range of 2% to 4% compared to 2005. In addition, management expects first quarter 2006 earnings per share to be in the range of $0.45 to $0.50.