Categories AlphaGraphs, Consumer, Earnings

Carnival stock falls on weak Q4 results, guidance

Carnival Corporation (CCL/CUK) reported a 10% decline in earnings for the fourth quarter, as fuel, payroll and currency headwinds offset streamlined operations. The bottom line came in line with analysts’ expectations while the top line exceeded consensus estimates. The leisure travel and cruise operator guided first-quarter earnings below consensus view.

Net income fell 10% to $494 million and earnings declined 7% to $0.71 per share. Excluding unrealized gains and losses on fuel derivatives and other net charges, earnings grew 11.1% to $0.70 per share. Meanwhile, revenue increased 5% to $4.5 billion due to higher demand.

Carnival (CCL) fourth quarter 2018 earnings infograph

Looking ahead into the first quarter, Carnival expects constant currency net revenue yields to be flat with the prior year. Changes in fuel prices and changes in currency exchange rates are expected to decrease earnings by $0.03 per share. Adjusted EPS is predicted to be $0.40 to $0.44. Net cruise costs excluding fuel per ALBD are expected to increase by about 2%.

For the fiscal year 2019, the company expects net revenue yields in constant currency to be up about 1% compared to the previous year. Constant currency net cruise revenues are predicted to be up about 5.5%, with capacity growth of 4.6%. Changes in fuel prices and currency exchange rates are expected to lift earnings by $0.14 per share. Adjusted earnings are anticipated to be in the range of $4.50 to $4.80 per share.

Carnival Corp sinks on weak Q4 outlook

For the fourth quarter, gross revenue yields rose 1.9% while net revenue yields, in constant currency, grew 3.7%. Passenger ticket revenues grew 3.4% to $3.24 billion while Onboard and other revenues climbed 7% to $1.17 billion. The occupancy percentage increased to 104.5% from 103.6% last year.

The cruise operator remained committed to the continued distribution of cash to shareholders through increasing dividends, currently totaling $1.4 billion annually, and opportunistic share repurchases, which have reached $4.6 billion since late 2015.

Shares of Carnival opened lower on Thursday and is trading in the red territory. The stock has fallen over 22% in the year so far and over 24% in the past year.

 

Listen to publicly listed companies’ earnings conference calls along with the edited closed caption text.

Most Popular

Does Unity Software (U) stock has more room to run?

Last month, the IPO market was in a full swing. IPOs of Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW) and JFROG (NASDAQ: FROG) had an impressive opening day in September, the former creating a

PepsiCo (PEP): Steady snacking habits amid pandemic drive strong quarter for beverage giant

PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) beat market expectations on both revenue and earnings for the third quarter of 2020. The company saw the momentum continue in its snacks business while the

Does the virus-driven boom make Electronic Arts (EA) a good investment?

With more and more people turning to virtual entertainment sources, amid the virus-related movement restrictions, video game publishers like Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) are witnessing unusually high demand. Not surprisingly,

One thought on “Carnival stock falls on weak Q4 results, guidance

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Add Comment
Loading...

Cancel
Viewing Highlight
Loading...
Highlight
Close
Top