Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter results on Thursday morning. Despite a recent lag in performance compared to its main competitors in the cruise industry, Wall Street analysts are eager to see the direction the company is heading in.

Financial Expectations

  • Net Loss: Analysts are expecting the company to report a net loss of $54.5 million, a significant improvement from the $439.7 million loss reported in the same period last year.
  • Adjusted Loss: The consensus among analysts is for an adjusted loss of 12 cents per share.
  • Revenue: Norwegian Cruise Line is anticipated to report fourth-quarter sales of $1.97 billion, up from $1.52 billion in the previous year.

The stock price has seen a 22% increase during the quarter, currently trading at $16.12 per share.

Key Factors to Watch

  • Financial Guidance: Analysts are keen to receive annual financial guidance from Norwegian and updates on the WAVE booking season, a pivotal period in the industry.
  • Performance Comparison: Norwegian's stock has underperformed its competitors, with Royal Caribbean and Carnival seeing significant gains over the past year. Investors will be looking for reasons to remain invested in Norwegian stock.

Stay tuned for the latest updates on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings following the earnings report.

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