Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
|3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2014
|Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements are unaudited and, in our opinion, contain all normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the results for the periods presented.
Our operations are seasonal and results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results for the entire fiscal year. Historically, demand for cruises has been strongest during the summer months. The interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013, which are included in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Earnings (Loss) Per Share
A reconciliation between basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share was as follows (in thousands, except share and per share data):
Diluted loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2013 did not include 6,174,132 shares because the effect of including them would have been antidilutive.
Revenue and Expense Recognition
Revenue and expense includes taxes assessed by governmental authorities that are directly imposed on a revenue-producing transaction between a seller and a customer. The amounts included in revenue and expense on a gross basis were $37.9 million and $31.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.