Employee Benefits and Compensation Plans
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
|Post employment Benefits [Abstract]|
|Employee Benefits and Compensation Plans||
As a result of NCLH’s adoption of ASU No. 2016-09, beginning in the first quarter of 2017, NCLH began accounting for forfeitures as they occur, rather than estimating expected forfeitures. Pursuant to the modified-retrospective application, the net cumulative effect of this change was recognized as a $2.2 million increase to retained earnings as of January 1, 2017 (we refer you to our consolidated statements of changes in shareholders’ equity).
Share Option Awards
The following is a summary of option activity under NCLH’s Amended and Restated 2013 Performance Incentive Plan for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 (excludes the impact of 208,335 previously awarded performance-based options as no grant date has been established):
Restricted Ordinary Share Awards
The following is a summary of restricted NCLH ordinary share activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2017:
Restricted Share Unit Awards
On March 1, 2017, NCLH granted 1.7 million time-based restricted share unit awards to our employees which vest equally over three years. Additionally, on March 1, 2017, NCLH awarded 121,000 performance-based restricted share units to certain members of our management team which vest upon the achievement of certain pre-established performance targets.
The following is a summary of restricted share unit activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 (excludes the impact of 329,146 previously awarded performance-based restricted share units as no grant date was established):
The share-based compensation expense for the three months ended September 30, 2017 was $21.5 million of which $18.6 million was recorded in marketing, general and administrative expense and $2.9 million was recorded in payroll and related expense. The share-based compensation expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $63.7 million of which $57.1 million was recorded in marketing, general and administrative expense and $6.6 million was recorded in payroll and related expense.
The entire disclosure for an entity's employee compensation and benefit plans, including, but not limited to, postemployment and postretirement benefit plans, defined benefit pension plans, defined contribution plans, non-qualified and supplemental benefit plans, deferred compensation, share-based compensation, life insurance, severance, health care, unemployment and other benefit plans.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef