Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
|3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
|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, 2012, which are included in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Earnings (Loss) Per Share
Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) attributable to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. by the weighted-average shares outstanding during each period. Diluted earnings per share incorporates the incremental shares issuable upon conversion of potentially dilutive shares. 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 5,794,079 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 on a gross basis were $31.4 million and $32.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In February 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2013-02, “Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income.” Significant amounts reclassified from each component of accumulated other comprehensive income and the income statement line items affected by the reclassification shall be disclosed in a note to the consolidated financial statements or presented parenthetically on the face of the financial statements. We refer you to Note 3— “Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)”.
We have adopted the disclosure requirements as presented in the amendment to subtopic 210-20 “Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities” which requires that we disclose separately for assets and liabilities the gross recognition and the offsetting amounts which are permitted by our master netting arrangements for our derivative contracts (we refer you to Note 6— “Fair Value Measurements and Derivatives”).