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Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. Reports 2022 Second Quarter Financial Results


Second Quarter 2022 Highlights:

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIND; the "Company" or "Lindblad"), a global provider of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022. 

Dolf Berle, Chief Executive Officer, said "We are very excited to have all ten of our owned ships once again immersing guests in the amazing geographies Lindblad has been visiting for decades. The nature of our ships and the remote locations we explore has enabled us to ramp our operations quickly, and the response from our guests as they return to experiencing the thrill of exploration has never been more rewarding. At the same time, our land businesses have also swiftly returned to operations and the strategic investments we have made to expand our product offerings is already resulting in positive earnings contributions from these businesses. The demand for unique and authentic travel experiences remains strong, and we certainly expect it to grow even further as we continue to emerge from the pandemic. While some short-term headwinds remain, we are poised to begin delivering on the increased earnings power of the Company and deliver additional shareholder value in the months and years ahead."

RAMP OF FLEET OPERATIONS AND COVID-19 BUSINESS UPDATE

Ramp in Operations

Lindblad continued to ramp its operations during the second quarter of 2022, providing immersive expeditions across all ten of its owned vessels including trips to Alaska, the Arctic, the Galápagos Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and the Baltic and North Seas. Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the effects of travel restrictions around the world, the Company suspended or rescheduled the majority of its expeditions departing between March 16, 2020 through May 31, 2021. Travel restrictions related to COVID-19 have diminished dramatically, and the Company continues to work with local authorities on plans to operate itineraries in additional geographies during 2022 and 2023. Where travel restrictions remain, which now also includes a limited number of itineraries impacted by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Company is working with guests to reschedule travel plans and refund payments or issue future travel certificates, as appropriate.

The Company believes there are a variety of strategic advantages that enable it to deploy its ships safely and quickly, while mitigating the risk of COVID-19 as travel restrictions are lifted. The most notable is the size of its owned and operated vessels which range from 48 to 148 passengers, allowing for a highly controlled environment that includes stringent cleaning protocols. The small nature of the Company's ships also allows it to efficiently and effectively test its guests and crew prior to boarding, or as otherwise needed. Additionally, all guests are required to be fully vaccinated, and the majority of expeditions take place in remote locations where human interactions are limited, so there is less opportunity for external influence.

Booking Trends

The Company has substantial advance reservations for future travel despite some continued short-term impact from the COVID-19 virus, including elevated cancellations and softness in near-term demand, as well as itinerary changes on a few upcoming voyages due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Bookings for 2023 are 26% ahead of the bookings for the full year 2020 at the same point in 2019, which was prior to the pandemic.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of June 30, 2022, the Company had $126.9 million in unrestricted cash and $48.8 million in restricted cash, primarily related to deposits on future travel originating from U.S. ports and credit card reserves.

As of June 30, 2022, the Company had a total debt position of $578.2 million and was in compliance with all of its applicable debt covenants. During May 2022, the Company further amended its export credit agreements to extend the waiver of its net leverage coverage ratio from March 2022 through December 31, 2022. 

During February 2022, the Company issued $360.0 million of 6.75% senior secured notes, maturing 2027 and entered into a new $45.0 million revolving credit facility, including a letter of credit sub-facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $5.0 million. Proceeds from the senior secured notes were used primarily to pay the outstanding borrowings under the Company's previously existing credit agreement, including the term facility, Main Street Loan and revolving credit facility. The senior secured notes are guaranteed on a senior secured basis by the Company and certain of the Company's subsidiaries and are collateralized by certain of the Company's assets.

As the Company continues to ramp up operations, its monthly cash usage will increase as the Company incurs costs in operating expeditions, prepares additional ships for return to service and spends to advertise upcoming expeditions and trips. The Company also anticipates a significant increase in guest payments as it receives final payments for upcoming expeditions and trips as well as deposits for new reservations for future travel. However, there can be no assurance that cash flows from operations will be available to fund future obligations or that it will not experience delays or cancellations with respect to the resumption of our operations.

SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

Tour Revenues

Second quarter tour revenues of $90.9 million increased $75.6 million as compared to the same period in 2021. The increase was driven by a $57.3 million increase at the Lindblad segment and a $18.3 million increase at the Land Experiences segment, primarily due to the ramp in expeditions and trips compared with the second quarter a year ago. The Land Experiences segment also includes a full quarter of results for Classic Journeys, LLC ("Classic Journeys") which was acquired during the fourth quarter of 2021. 

Net Income

Net loss available to stockholders for the second quarter was $30.0 million, $0.59 per diluted share, as compared with net loss available to stockholders of $36.6 million, $0.71 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2021. The $6.6 million improvement primarily reflects the ramp in operations, partially offset by a $3.7 million increase in interest expense due to additional borrowings and higher rates, a $3.0 million increase in depreciation and amortization, primarily due to the addition of the National Geographic Resolution to the fleet in September 2021, and $1.4 million lower income tax benefit due to the improved operating results.

Adjusted EBITDA

Second quarter Adjusted EBITDA loss of $6.2 million improved $16.8 million as compared to the same period in 2021. The increase was driven by a $14.4 million improvement at the Lindblad segment and a $2.4 million increase at the Land Experiences segment.

Lindblad segment Adjusted EBITDA loss of $7.5 million improved $14.4 million as compared to the same period in 2021, as increased tour revenues were partially offset by higher cost of tours and increased personnel costs from the ramp in operations, higher commissions related to the revenue and bookings growth and increased marketing spend to drive future growth.

Land Experiences segment Adjusted EBITDA of $1.3 million increased $2.4 million as compared to 2021, primarily due to additional trips, partially offset by higher cost of tours and increased personnel costs related to the ramp in operations and increased marketing costs to drive future bookings. The Land Experiences segment also includes a full quarter of results for Classic Journeys which was acquired during the fourth quarter of 2021. 



For the three months ended

June 30,



For the six months ended

June 30,


(In thousands)


2022



2021



Change



%



2022



2021



Change



%


Tour revenues:

































Lindblad


$

64,047



$

6,680



$

57,367




NM



$

114,321



$

7,164



$

107,157




NM


Land Experiences



26,863




8,586




18,277




NM




44,435




9,883




34,552




NM


Total tour revenues


$

90,910



$

15,266



$

75,644




NM



$

158,756



$

17,047



$

141,709




NM


Operating (loss) income:

































Lindblad


$

(19,670)



$

(31,038)



$

11,368




NM



$

(53,239)



$

(58,335)



$

5,096




9 %


Land Experiences



356




(1,550)




1,906




NM




(321)




(5,317)




4,996




94 %


Total operating loss


$

(19,314)



$

(32,588)



$

13,274




NM



$

(53,560)



$

(63,652)



$

10,092




16 %


Adjusted EBITDA:

































Lindblad


$

(7,463)



$

(21,832)



$

14,369




NM



$

(28,448)



$

(39,785)



$

11,337




28 %


Land Experiences



1,271




(1,121)




2,392




NM




1,035




(3,985)




5,020




NM


Total adjusted EBITDA


$

(6,192)



$

(22,953)



$

16,761




NM



$

(27,413)



$

(43,770)



$

16,357




37 %


 

LINDBLAD FLEET ACTIVITIES

In November 2021, the Company acquired a ship which is currently undergoing renovations and will replace the National Geographic Islander in the Galápagos Islands during the third quarter of 2022. The renovated ship has been named the National Geographic Islander II and will provide immersive and authentic expeditions to 48 guests who will enjoy all suite accommodations, indoor-outdoor dining options and diverse expedition tools and amenities.

STOCK REPURCHASE PLAN

The Company currently has a $35.0 million stock repurchase plan in place. As of July 25, 2022, the Company had repurchased 875,218 shares and 6.0 million warrants under the plan for a total of $23.0 million and had $12.0 million remaining under the plan. As of July 25, 2022, there were 53.1 million shares common stock outstanding. The Company has suspended all stock repurchases due to restrictions related to the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility program.

FINANCIAL OUTLOOK 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and will continue to have, a significant impact on the Company's financial position and results of operation. Given the continued uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company is not providing a full year outlook regarding results of operations at this time and will update its expectations when it has more clarity around the timing and extent of future operations. 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

The Company uses a variety of operational and financial metrics, including non-GAAP financial measures such as Adjusted EBITDA, Occupancy, Net Yields and Net Cruise Costs, to enable it to analyze its performance and financial condition. The Company utilizes these financial measures to manage its business on a day-to-day basis and believes that they are the most relevant measures of performance. Some of these measures are commonly used in the cruise and tourism industry to evaluate performance. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures provide expanded insight to assess revenue and cost performance, in addition to the standard GAAP-based financial measures. There are no specific rules or regulations for determining non-GAAP measures, and as such, they may not be comparable to measures used by other companies within the industry.

The presentation of non-GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. The definitions of non-GAAP financial measures along with a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial information to GAAP are included in the supplemental financial schedules.

Conference Call Information

The Company has scheduled a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on August 1, 2022, to discuss the earnings of the Company. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (844) 200-6205 (United States), (833) 950-0062 (Canada) or (929) 526-1599 (outside the U.S.). The access code is 618427. A replay of the call will be available at the Company's investor relations website, investors.expeditions.com.

About Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc.

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. is an expedition travel company that focuses on ship-based voyages through its Lindblad Expeditions brand and on land-based travel through its subsidiaries, Natural Habitat Adventures, Off the Beaten Path, DuVine and Classic Journeys.

Lindblad Expeditions works in partnership with National Geographic to inspire people to explore and care about the planet. The organizations work in tandem to produce innovative marine expedition programs and promote conservation and sustainable tourism around the world. The partnership's educationally oriented voyages allow guests to interact with and learn from leading scientists, naturalists and researchers while discovering stunning natural environments, above and below the sea, through state-of-the-art exploration tools.

Natural Habitat partners with the World Wildlife Fund to offer and promote conservation and sustainable travel that directly protects nature. Natural Habitat's adventures include polar bear tours in Churchill, Canada, Alaskan grizzly bear adventures and African safaris.

Classic Journeys is a luxury cultural walking tour company that operates a portfolio of curated tours centered around cinematic walks led by expert local guides. Classic Journeys offers active small-group and private custom journeys in over 50 countries around the world.

DuVine designs and leads luxury bike tours in the world's most amazing destinations, from Italy's sun-bleached villages and the medieval towns of Provence to Portugal's Douro Valley and the vineyards of Napa, California. Guests bike, eat, drink, and sleep their way through these regions and many more while sampling the finest cuisine, hotels, and wine. 

Off the Beaten Path is an outdoor, active travel company offering guided small group adventures and private custom journeys that connect travelers with the wild nature and authentic culture of their destinations. Off the Beaten Path's trips extend across the globe, with a focus on exceptional national park experiences in the Rocky Mountains, Desert Southwest, and Alaska.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release are "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include the Company's financial projections and may also generally be identified as such because the context of such statements will include words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "will," "would" or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe the Company's financial guidance or future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially from those expected. Many of these risks and uncertainties are currently amplified by, and will continue to be amplified by, or in the future may be amplified by, the COVID-19 outbreak. It is not possible to predict or identify all such risks. There may be additional risks that we consider immaterial or which are unknown. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) suspended operations and disruptions to our business and operations related to COVID-19; (ii) the impacts of COVID-19 and/or the Russia-Ukraine conflict on our financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, cash flows, employees, plans and growth; (iii) the impacts of COVID-19 and/or the Russia/Ukraine conflict on future travel and the cruise and airline industries in general; (iv) unscheduled disruptions in our business due to travel restrictions, weather events, mechanical failures, pandemics or other events; (v) changes adversely affecting the business in which we are engaged; (vi) management of our growth and our ability to execute on our planned growth; (vii) our business strategy and plans; (viii) our ability to maintain our relationship with National Geographic; (ix) compliance with new and existing laws and regulations, including environmental regulations and travel advisories and restrictions; (x) compliance with the financial and/or operating covenants in our debt arrangements; (xi) adverse publicity regarding the cruise industry in general; (xii) loss of business due to competition; (xiii) the result of future financing efforts; (xiv) delays and costs overruns with respect to the construction and delivery of newly constructed vessels; (xv) the inability to meet revenue and Adjusted EBITDA projections; and (xvi) those risks described in the Company's filings with the SEC. Stockholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. More detailed information about factors that may affect the Company's performance may be found in its filings with the SEC, which are available at http://www.sec.gov or at http://www.expeditions.com in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website.

 

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and per share data)




June 30,

2022



December 31,
2021




(unaudited)






ASSETS









Current Assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

126,904



$

150,753


Restricted cash



48,831




21,940


Marine operating supplies



9,892




8,275


Inventories



2,337




2,278


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



45,936




27,094


Total current assets



233,900




210,340











Property and equipment, net



544,746




542,418


Goodwill



42,017




42,017


Intangibles, net



12,123




13,235


Deferred tax asset



8,736




7,609


Right-to-use lease assets



3,764




4,402


Other long-term assets



4,020




7,470


Total assets


$

849,306



$

827,491











LIABILITIES









Current Liabilities:









Unearned passenger revenues


$

270,985



$

212,598


Accounts payable and accrued expenses



61,224




49,252


Lease liabilities - current



1,556




1,553


Long-term debt - current



24,081




26,061


Total current liabilities



357,846




289,464











Long-term debt, less current portion



539,872




518,658


Lease liabilities



2,517




3,178


Other long-term liabilities



302




247


Total liabilities



900,537




811,547











Commitments and contingencies



-




-


Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock, 165,000 shares authorized; 62,000 and
80,000 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021,
respectively



67,052




83,901


Redeemable noncontrolling interests



19,595




10,626





86,647




94,527











STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT









Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized; 62,000 and 80,000 Series A
shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively



-




-


Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 53,064,077 and
50,800,786 issued, 53,018,837 and 50,755,546 outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December
31, 2021, respectively



5




5


Additional paid-in capital



80,812




58,485


Accumulated deficit



(218,695)




(136,439)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



-




(634)


Total stockholders' deficit



(137,878)




(78,583)


Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and stockholders' deficit


$

849,306



$

827,491


 

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)




For the three months ended
June 30,



For the six months ended
June 30,




2022



2021



2022



2021



















Tour revenues


$

90,910



$

15,266



$

158,756



$

17,047



















Operating expenses:

















Cost of tours



62,499




19,391




120,447




27,670


General and administrative



23,710




15,288




44,347




29,100


Selling and marketing



12,839




4,962




25,168




7,467


Depreciation and amortization



11,176




8,213




22,354




16,462


Total operating expenses



110,224




47,854




212,316




80,699



















Operating loss



(19,314)




(32,588)




(53,560)




(63,652)



















Other (expense) income:

















Interest expense, net



(9,416)




(5,705)




(18,130)




(11,374)


(Loss) gain on foreign currency



(676)




199




(546)




269


Other (expense) income



(116)




2




417




4


Total other expense



(10,208)




(5,504)




(18,259)




(11,101)



















Loss before income taxes



(29,522)




(38,092)




(71,819)




(74,753)


Income tax benefit



(964)




(2,357)




(1,113)




(5,158)



















Net loss



(28,558)




(35,735)




(70,706)




(69,595)


Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest



198




(437)




(229)




(1,056)


Net loss attributable to Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc.



(28,756)




(35,298)




(70,477)




(68,539)


Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock dividend



1,283




1,318




2,581




2,622



















Net loss available to stockholders


$

(30,039)



$

(36,616)



$

(73,058)



$

(71,161)



















Weighted average shares outstanding

















Basic



51,195,280




50,064,152




50,976,203




49,964,693


Diluted



51,195,280




50,064,152




50,976,203




49,964,693



















Undistributed loss per share available to stockholders:

















Basic


$

(0.59)



$

(0.71)



$

(1.43)



$

(1.38)


Diluted


$

(0.59)



$

(0.71)



$

(1.43)



$

(1.38)


                             

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

     (unaudited)




For the six months ended

June 30,




2022



2021


Cash Flows From Operating Activities









Net loss


$

(70,706)



$

(69,595)


Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:









Depreciation and amortization



22,354




16,462


Amortization of deferred financing costs and other, net



1,313




1,525


Amortization of right-to-use lease assets



(20)




2


Stock-based compensation



3,651




2,740


Deferred income taxes



(1,128)




(5,158)


Change in fair value of contingent acquisition consideration



56




-


Loss (gain) on foreign currency



546




(269)


Write-off of unamortized issuance costs related to debt refinancing



9,004




-


Changes in operating assets and liabilities









Marine operating supplies and inventories



(1,676)




(819)


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



(19,388)




(9,643)


Unearned passenger revenues



58,387




76,747


Other long-term assets



3,431




862


Other long-term liabilities



845




3,336


Accounts payable and accrued expenses



11,971




5,648


Net cash provided by operating activities



18,640




21,838











Cash Flows From Investing Activities









Purchases of property and equipment



(23,550)




(25,239)


Acquisition (net of cash acquired)



-




(7,177)


Net cash used in investing activities



(23,550)




(32,416)











Cash Flows From Financing Activities









Proceeds from long-term debt



360,000




15,484


Repayments of long-term debt



(340,491)




(1,014)


Payment of deferred financing costs



(10,804)




(3,135)


Repurchase under stock-based compensation plans and related tax impacts



(753)




(1,726)


Net cash provided by financing activities



7,952




9,609


Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash



3,042




(969)


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period



172,693




204,515











Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period


$

175,735



$

203,546











Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:









Cash paid during the period:









Interest


$

6,204



$

8,571


Income taxes



124




1


Non-cash investing and financing activities:









Non-cash preferred stock dividend


$

2,581



$

2,622


Value of shares issued for acquisition



-




1,770


 

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Supplemental Financial Schedules

(In thousands)

(unaudited)


Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA

Consolidated



















For the three months ended
June 30,



For the six months ended
June 30,




2022



2021



2022



2021


Net loss


$

(28,558)



$

(35,735)



$

(70,706)



$

(69,595)


Interest expense, net



9,416




5,705




18,130




11,374


Income tax benefit



(964)




(2,357)




(1,113)




(5,158)


Depreciation and amortization



11,176




8,213




22,354




16,462


Gain on foreign currency



676




(199)




546




(269)


Other income



116




(2)




(417)




(4)


Stock-based compensation



1,823




1,129




3,651




2,740


Other



123




293




142




680


Adjusted EBITDA


$

(6,192)



$

(22,953)



$

(27,413)



$

(43,770)


 

Reconciliation of Operating (Loss) Income to Adjusted
EBITDA Lindblad Segment



















For the three months ended
June 30,



For the six months ended
June 30,




2022



2021



2022



2021


Operating loss


$

(19,670)



$

(31,038)



$

(53,239)



$

(58,335)


Depreciation and amortization



10,257




7,823




20,998




15,690


Stock-based compensation



1,823




1,129




3,651




2,606


Other



127




254




142




254


Adjusted EBITDA


$

(7,463)



$

(21,832)



$

(28,448)



$

(39,785)


 

Land Experiences Segment



















For the three months ended
June 30,



For the six months ended
June 30,




2022



2021



2022



2021


Operating income (loss)


$

356



$

(1,550)



$

(321)



$

(5,317)


Depreciation and amortization



919




390




1,356




772


Other



(4)




-




-




426.00


Adjusted EBITDA


$

1,271



$

(1,121)



$

1,035



$

(3,985)


 

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Supplemental Financial Schedules

(In thousands, except for Available Guest Nights,
Gross Yield, Net Yield and guest metrics)

(unaudited)


Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities


For the six months ended
June 30,




2022



2021


Net cash provided by operating activities


$

18,640



$

21,838


Less: purchases of property and equipment



(23,550)




(25,239)


Free Cash Flow


$

(4,910)



$

(3,401)


 



For the three months ended
June 30,



For the six months ended
June 30,




2022



2021



2022



2021


Available Guest Nights



55,413




6,270




103,959




6,270


Guest Nights Sold



41,423




4,920




73,607




4,920


Occupancy



75

%



78

%



71

%



78

%

Maximum Guests



7,545




1,029




12,959




1,029


Number of Guests



5,770




818




9,423




818


Voyages



105




14




188




14


 

Calculation of Gross and Net Yield per Available Guest Night


For the three months ended
June 30,



For the six months ended
June 30,




2022



2021



2022



2021


Guest ticket revenues


$

55,560



$

5,762



$

101,062



$

5,762


Other tour revenue



8,487




918




13,259




1,402


Tour Revenues



64,047




6,680




114,321




7,164


Less: Commissions



(4,248)




(515)




(8,653)




(543)


Less: Other tour expenses



(5,006)




(432)




(14,995)




(1,066)


Net Yield


$

54,793



$

5,733



$

90,673



$

5,555


Available Guest Nights



55,413




6,270




103,959




6,270


Gross Yield per Available Guest Night


$

1,156



$

1,065



$

1,100



$

1,143


Net Yield per Available Guest Night



989




914




872




886


 

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Supplemental Financial Schedules

(In thousands, except for Available Guest Nights,
Gross and Net Cruise cost Per Available Guest Night and guest metrics)

(unaudited)


Calculation of Gross Cruise Cost and Net Cruise Cost

 Lindblad Segment


For the three months ended
June 30,



For the six months ended
June 30,




2022



2021



2022



2021


Cost of tours


$

46,384



$

14,835



$

93,955



$

22,440


Plus: Selling and marketing



10,708




3,581




20,991




5,277


Plus: General and administrative



16,368




11,479




31,616




22,092


Gross Cruise Cost



73,460




29,895




146,562




49,809


Less: Commissions



(4,248)




(515)




(8,653)




(543)


Less: Other tour expenses



(5,006)




(432)




(14,995)




(1,066)


Net Cruise Cost



64,206




28,948




122,914




48,200


Less: Fuel Expense



(6,561)




(1,011)




(12,486)




(1,523)


Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel



57,645




27,937




110,428




46,677


Non-GAAP Adjustments:

















Stock-based compensation



(1,823)




(1,129)




(3,651)




(2,606)


National Geographic fee amortization



-




-




-




-


Other



(123)




(293)




(142)




(254)


Adjusted Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel


$

55,699



$

26,515



$

106,635



$

43,817


Adjusted Net Cruise Cost


$

62,260



$

27,526



$

119,121



$

45,340


Available Guest Nights



55,413




6,270




103,959




6,270


Gross Cruise Cost per Available Guest Night


$

1,326




NM



$

1,410




NM


Net Cruise Cost per Available Guest Night



1,159




NM




1,182




NM


Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel per Available Guest Night



1,040




NM




1,062




NM


Adjusted Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel per Available Guest Night



1,005




NM




1,026




NM


Adjusted Net Cruise Cost per Available Guest Night



1,124




NM




1,146




NM


 

Operational and Financial Metrics

Adjusted EBITDA is net income (loss) excluding depreciation and amortization, net interest expense, other income (expense), income tax (expense) benefit, (gain) loss on foreign currency, (gain) loss on transfer of assets, reorganization costs, and other supplemental adjustments. Other supplemental adjustments include certain non-operating items such as stock-based compensation, executive severance costs, the National Geographic fee amortization, debt refinancing costs, acquisition-related expenses and other non-recurring charges. We believe Adjusted EBITDA, when considered along with other performance measures, is a useful measure as it reflects certain operating drivers of the business, such as sales growth, operating costs, selling and administrative expense, and other operating income and expense. We believe Adjusted EBITDA helps provide a more complete understanding of the underlying operating results and trends and an enhanced overall understanding of our financial performance and prospects for the future. Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of liquidity or cash flows from operations or a measure comparable to net income as it does not take into account certain requirements, such as unearned passenger revenues, capital expenditures and related depreciation, principal and interest payments, and tax payments. Our use of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other companies within the industry.

The following metrics apply to the Lindblad segment:

Adjusted Net Cruise Cost represents Net Cruise Cost adjusted for Non-GAAP other supplemental adjustments which include certain non-operating items such as stock-based compensation, the National Geographic fee amortization and acquisition-related expenses.

Available Guest Nights is a measurement of capacity available for sale and represents double occupancy per cabin (except single occupancy for a single capacity cabin) multiplied by the number of cruise days for the period. We also record the number of guest nights available on our limited land programs in this definition.

Gross Cruise Cost represents the sum of cost of tours plus selling and marketing expenses, and general and administrative expenses.

Gross Yield per Available Guest Night represents tour revenues divided by Available Guest Nights.

Guest Nights Sold represents the number of guests carried for the period multiplied by the number of nights sailed within the period.

Maximum Guests is a measure of capacity and represents the maximum number of guests in a period and is based on double occupancy per cabin (except single occupancy for a single capacity cabin).

Net Cruise Cost represents Gross Cruise Cost excluding commissions and certain other direct costs of guest ticket revenues and other tour revenues.

Net Cruise Cost Excluding Fuel represents Net Cruise Cost excluding fuel costs.

Net Yield represents tour revenues less commissions and direct costs of other tour revenues.

Net Yield per Available Guest Night represents Net Yield divided by Available Guest Nights.

Number of Guests represents the number of guests that travel with us in a period.

Occupancy is calculated by dividing Guest Nights Sold by Available Guest Nights.

Voyages represent the number of ship expeditions completed during the period.

SOURCE Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc.


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