On Monday, cruise line operator Royal Caribbean
- Total sales grew 12% in what is traditionally Royal Caribbean's slowest quarter.
- Reported net yields for the quarter increased 3.3%. Net yields are similar to same-store sales, and for the company, they represent "cruise revenues earned by us net of our most significant variable costs."
- Diluted earnings were a positive $0.22 after last year's quarter was slow enough to result in a loss.
- Management expects a net yield increase of "around 3%" for 2007 and earnings of $3.05 to $3.20 per share. It's calling for first-quarter earnings of $0.03 to $0.08.
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