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|Subject: CCL-Financial Statement||Date: 12/27/2003 11:47 PM|
|Author: kitkatklub||Number: 26877 of 46846|
**CCL has very good margins. The net margin only decreases to 22% if the $56M tax benefit is eliminated. Still very impressive margins.
**Growth in revenue is a disappointment for 2002.
**Costs appear to stay in line.
**Perhaps they should be spending more on marketing to improve occupancy?
This is from the 10K. It was undertaken due to a review of assets required by GAAP and it decreases revenue in 2002 and 2001. If you were looking at CCLs sustainable earnings base, you would add these charges back as one time events and not count them as a failing of the business.
In fiscal 2002 we reduced the carrying value of one of our ships by recording an impairment charge of $20 million. In fiscal 2001, we recorded an
impairment charge of $140 million, which consisted principally of a $71 million reduction in the carrying value of ships, a $36 million write-off of Seabourn
goodwill, a $15 million write-down of a Holland America note receivable and a $11 million loss on the sale of the Seabourn Goddess I and II.
You should notice the in 2002 and 2001, they have large tax credits that contributed to net income. This should be deducted if examining the true earnings of the company that should exclude one time events either positive or negative. If $56.6M is subtracted from the 2002 income, CCl had a net income of $959.4M.
An income tax benefit of $12 million was recognized in 2001 compared to
a $1 million expense in 2000. Approximately $9 million of the net increase in the income tax benefit was from Costa, primarily due to changes in Italian tax laws.
In fiscal 2002, we recognized a net $57 million income tax benefit primarily due to a new Italian investment incentive law, which allowed Costa to receive a $51 million income tax benefit based on contractual expenditures during 2002 on the construction of new ships. At November 30, 2002, Costa had a
remaining net deferred tax asset of approximately $45 million relating to the tax benefit of the net operating loss carryforwards arising from this incentive law, which expire in 2007. We do not expect to incur income taxes on future distributions of undistributed earnings of foreign subsidiaries.
These benefits of tax law cannot be counted on to boost income in future years. In fact, CCL has no provision for deferred taxes in the 10K.
**Revenues decreased $167 million(not counting the income tax benefit), or
3.7%, in 2002 compared to 2001.
**Cruise revenues decreased $129 million, or 3.0%, to $4.23 billion in 2002
from $4.36 billion in 2001.Cruise revenue change resulted from a 7.0%
decrease in gross revenue per passenger cruise day, partially offset by a 3.6% increase in passenger capacity and a 0.5% increase in occupancy rate. This decrease in gross revenue per passenger cruise day was primarily caused by a significant decline in the number of guests purchasing air transportation from CCL in 2002 compared to 2001. Also adding to the reduction in gross revenue per passenger cruise day was the adverse impact of the September 11, 2001 events, which resulted in lower cruise ticket prices.
**Tour revenues decreased $54 million, or 23.4%, to $176 million in 2002
from $229 million in 2001 principally due to a lower number of Alaska and
Canadian Yukon cruise/tours sold. This revenue decrease was primarily as a
result of one less ship offering land tours.In addition, three isolated cancellations of Holland America Alaska cruises occurred in 2002 resulting primarily from mechanical malfunctions also contributed to this decrease in revenues.
**The tour segment's operating income decreased from $10 million in 1999
to an operating loss of $13 million in 2002. This decrease was primarily the result of increased competition. Although our tour segment is not material to our consolidated results,
**Operating expenses decreased $157 million, or 6.4%, in 2002 compared to
2001. Cruise operating costs decreased by $130 million, or 5.6%, to $2.20
billion in 2002 from $2.33 billion in 2001. Approximately $116 million of this decrease was due to reduced air travel and related costs primarily due to fewer guests purchasing air transportation.This is to be expected since revenue from loss of air transport was also down. You would have to be worried if costs
increased on decreased revenues.
**Tour operating expenses decreased $42 million, or 22.3%, to $145 million in 2002 from $187 million in 2001 principally due to the reduction in the number of cruise/tours sold.
**Selling and administrative expenses decreased $7 million, or 1.1%, to
$612 million in 2002 from $619 million in 2001. Selling and administrative
expenses decreased in 2002 primarily because of our 3.9% decrease in selling
and administrative costs per available berth day.
**Assets to liabilities are on the low side. This is also reflected in the working capital figures. This is good use of assets, but the ROA is still slightly low. The bad news is that working capital is decreasing and that is not sustainable in a DCF model. Continually decreasing levels of working capital increase free cash flow, but it is not something that can be done in perpetuity. They also would be considered illiquid by those who put faith in the quick ratio and current ratio.The bulk of their assets(long-term) are in the very expensive ships.
**They do a masterful job managing money outflow and inflow. DSO is very low and inventory is turned rapidly(parts?)Payables are out longer than receivables and the cash conversion cycle is an amazing -18.
**They have high but not crushing levels of debt
**They have increasing cash per share
**Returns on assets equity and capital are on the low side. They decreased in 2002 due to decreasing revenues.
**During fiscal 2002,CCL borrowed $232 million, which included $150 million under Costa's euro denominated revolving credit facility and $50 million under the US revolving credit facility. In addition, in fiscal 2002, CCL made $190 million of principal repayments, primarily on Costa's revolving credit facility and Costa's collateralized debt.
**CCL paid cash dividends of $246 million in fiscal 2002.
**They are not a party to any off-balance sheet arrangements, including guarantee contracts, retained or contingent interests, certain derivative
instruments and variable interest entities, that either have, or are reasonably likely to have, a current or future material effect on the financial statements.
Cash Flow Statement(abbreviated)
**No purchase of treasury stock since 2000($705,137,000)
Debt repayment schedule
As of November 30, 2002, the scheduled annual maturities of long-term
debt was as follows (in thousands):
**Business provided $1.47 billion of net cash from operations during fiscal 2002, an increase of $230 million, or 18.6%, compared to fiscal 2001, due primarily to an increase in customers' advance ticket deposits. This does not cover capex. It certainly won't cover the debt payment schedule and capex. However, they seem to be managing repayment to date.
**During fiscal 2002, net expenditures for capital projects were $1.99 billion, of which $1.76 billion was spent for ongoing shipbuilding program(ships are very expensive). The $230 million of nonshipbuilding capital expenditures consisted primarily of ship refurbishments, information technology assets, Tour assets and cruise port facility developments. This is a business that is capital intensive and they need to be able to continue to pay for it. Any consistent pattern of decline in capex spending would be cause for concern. They cannot afford to preserve capital at the expense of investments in future cash flows.Growth in capex was high for 2002.
During fiscal 2002, CCL borrowed $232 million, which included $150 million under Costa's euro denominated revolving credit facility and $50 million under our revolving credit facility. In addition, in fiscal 2002, CCL made $190 million of principal repayments, primarily on Costa's revolving credit
As of 2002: 11,828,958 options outstanding @ $29.26
Dilution is 2.01% which is reasonable
Total value is $346.09M
value per share is $0.59
The company is not in financial difficulty. They have declining earnings in 2002 which is a trend that needs to be watched. At current levels of debt and capex spending, the revenue stream need to increase. They have cash reserves on hand, but they are only $66.7M and debt due for 2003 is $148.6M. The balance sheet is fairly strong. They do a better than average job of collecting accounts receivable and turning inventory. The accounting seems to be in order. The 10K is straightforward and relatively simple. There are no off balance sheet accounts to figure. They do have a series of non-recurring charges, tax credits and sales of assets that must be considered when calculating actual sustainable earnings. In general, these items do not appear to significantly impact performance or margins.In conclusion, they appear to be a reasonably well run company that has very good margins and is not in immediate danger of financial upheaval.
The 2003 10K should be out soon. I can update this if there is interest.
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