Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Company Growth (employees)
Miami, US
Size (employees)
95,100 (est)
Carnival was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, US

Key People at Carnival

Arnold W. Donald

Arnold W. Donald

David Bernstein

David Bernstein

Alan B. Buckelew

Alan B. Buckelew

Josh Leibowitz

Josh Leibowitz

Chief Strategy Officer
Julia M. Brown

Julia M. Brown


Carnival Office Locations

Carnival has offices in Miami and Southampton
Southampton, GB (HQ)
Carnival House 100 Harbour Parade
Miami, US (HQ)
3655 NW 87th Avenue

Carnival Data and Metrics

Carnival Financial Metrics

Carnival's revenue was reported to be $3.9 b in Q2, 2017

Revenue (Q2, 2017)

3.9 b

Net income (Q2, 2017)

730 m

EBIT (Q2, 2017)

500 m

Market capitalization (18-Aug-2017)

48.8 b

Cash (31-May-2017)

597 m
Carnival's current market capitalization is $48.8 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


16.4 b

Operating expense total

3.7 b3.7 b


1.8 b2.6 b

Net Income

1.2 b1.8 b2.8 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


3.5 b3.6 b4.9 b3.7 b3.7 b5.1 b3.8 b3.9 b


266 m289 m1.5 b434 m478 m1.6 b368 m500 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

2 m2 m2 m2 m2 m2 m2 m2 m

Pre tax profit

52 m226 m1.3 b143 m607 m1.5 b354 m384 m

Net Income

49 m271 m1.5 b142 m747 m2.2 b352 m730 m
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016

Accounts Receivable

14.7 m


349 m

Current Assets

1.5 b


32.8 b

Total Assets

39.4 b

Accounts Payable

2.7 m

Retained Earnings

19.2 b

Total Equity

24.2 b

Financial Leverage

1.6 x
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


280 m298 m539 m778 m519 m462 m437 m597 m


332 m327 m305 m333 m315 m314 m361 m351 m

Current Assets

1.4 b1.5 b1.6 b1.9 b1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b1.8 b


32.3 b32.2 b32.2 b31.7 b33.2 b32.9 b32.3 b33.8 b


3.1 b3 b3.1 b3 b3 b3 b2.9 b3 b

Total Assets

38.7 b38.6 b38.8 b38.4 b39.9 b39.3 b38.7 b40.5 b

Accounts Payable

594 m637 m578 m619 m667 m704 m669 m690 m

Current Liabilities

7.4 b7.7 b6.7 b6.7 b7.8 b7.1 b7.5 b9.1 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

8.4 b8.4 b8.5 b8.6 b8.6 b8.6 b8.7 b8.7 b

Retained Earnings

19 b19 b20 b20 b20.3 b21.5 b21.9 b22 b

Total Equity

23.3 b24.4 b22.6 b22.8 b22.9 b22.7 b23 b

Financial Leverage

1.7 x1.6 x1.7 x1.7 x1.7 x1.7 x1.8 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

(131 m)1.1 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Net Income

49 m271 m1.5 b142 m747 m2.2 b352 m730 m

Depreciation and Amortization

401 m807 m1.2 b423 m861 m1.3 b439 m896 m


7 m11 m35 m(4 m)16 m15 m(35 m)(19 m)

Accounts Payable

6 m39 m(23 m)(7 m)36 m88 m(47 m)(38 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

771 m2.3 b3.6 b798 m2.7 b4.1 b932 m2.8 b

Purchases of PP&E

(942 m)(1.4 b)(1.7 b)(330 m)(2 b)(2.4 b)(412 m)(1.9 b)

Cash From Investing Activities

(974 m)(1.4 b)(1.8 b)(459 m)(2.2 b)(2.6 b)(474 m)(1.9 b)

Dividends Paid

(194 m)(388 m)(584 m)(232 m)(459 m)(721 m)(254 m)(507 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

151 m(861 m)(1.5 b)(947 m)(1.4 b)(2.4 b)(615 m)(935 m)
USDY, 2017


41.5 k

Financial Leverage

1.8 x

Carnival Operating Metrics

Carnival's Customers was reported to be 11.5 m in FY, 2016, which is a 6% increase from the previous period
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cruise Ships Fleet



10.6 m10.8 m11.5 m

Cruise Ships Ordered




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