Carnival PLC said its normalized net income for the fiscal third quarter ended Aug. 31 amounted to $1.24 per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of $1.87 per share.
EPS climbed 23.9% year over year from $1.00.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was $915.6 million, a gain of 17.2% from $781.3 million in the prior-year period.
The normalized profit margin rose to 18.0% from 16.0% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue grew on an annual basis to $5.10 billion from $4.88 billion, and total operating expenses came to $3.57 billion, compared with $3.57 billion in the year-earlier period.
Reported net income rose 17.1% on an annual basis to $1.43 billion, or $1.93 per share, from $1.22 billion, or $1.56 per share.