Third Quarter 2020 Results
GAAP net income (loss) was $(677.4) million or EPS of $(2.50) compared to $450.6 million or $2.09 in the prior year. The Company reported Adjusted Net Income (Loss) of $(638.7) million or Adjusted EPS of $(2.35), in 2020, which included $38.6 million of adjustments primarily consisting of expenses related to non-cash compensation and losses on extinguishment and modifications of debt. This compares to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS of $481.5 million and $2.23, respectively, in 2019, which included $30.9 million of adjustments primarily consisting of expenses related to non-cash compensation.
Revenue decreased to $6.5 million compared to $1.9 billion in 2019 due to the complete suspension of voyages in the quarter.
Total cruise operating expense decreased 80.8% in 2020 compared to 2019. In 2020, our cruise operating expenses were primarily related to crew costs, including salaries, food and other repatriation costs, fuel, and other ongoing costs such as insurance and ship maintenance.
Fuel price per metric ton, net of hedges increased to $592 from $504 in 2019. The Company reported fuel expense of $48.2 million in the period. In addition, a net loss of $11.9 million was recorded in other income (expense), net primarily related to the de-designation of fuel hedges as a result of a reduction in forecasted fuel consumption resulting from voyage cancellations due to COVID-19.
Interest expense, net was $139.7 million in 2020 compared to $60.2 million in 2019. The change in interest expense reflects additional debt outstanding at higher interest rates, partially offset by lower LIBOR. Included in 2020 were losses on extinguishment of debt and debt modification costs of $6.6 million.
Other income (expense), net was expense of $23.7 million in 2020 compared to income of $10.3 million in 2019. In 2020, the expense primarily related to losses on foreign currency exchange and losses on fuel hedges recognized in earnings. A $11.9 million net loss was recorded in the quarter primarily related to the de-designation of fuel hedges as a result of a reduction in forecasted fuel consumption resulting from voyage cancellations due to COVID-19.
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