Carnival Corporation & plc (CCL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 40 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Carnival Corporation & plc (CCL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Carnival Corporation & plc (Carnival) is a cruise and vacation company. Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc operate as a dual listed company, whereby the businesses of both the entities are combined through various contracts. The company's cruise brand portfolio comprise various brands including Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises, Cunard Line, P&O Cruises Australia, Ibero Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, and AIDA Cruises. Apart from these operations, the company owns and operates Holland America Tours and Princess Tours, a tour operator in Alaska and the Yukon Territory of Canada. Geographically, the company's operations are spanned across various regions including North America, Europe, South America, and South Asia Pacific. Carnival is headquartered in Miami, the US.

Carnival Corporation & plc Key Recent Developments

Jun 15, 2015: Carnival Finalizes Contract With Meyer Werft To Build Four Next-Generation Cruise Ships

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Carnival Corporation & plc - Key Facts 6
Carnival Corporation & plc - Key Employees 7
Carnival Corporation & plc - Key Employee Biographies 9
Carnival Corporation & plc - Major Products and Services 10
Carnival Corporation & plc - History 11
Carnival Corporation & plc - Company Statement 15
Carnival Corporation & plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 18
Head Office 18
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 18
Section 2 – Company Analysis 20
Carnival Corporation & plc - Business Description 20
Carnival Corporation & plc - Corporate Strategy 22
Carnival Corporation & plc - SWOT Analysis 23
SWOT Analysis - Overview 23
Carnival Corporation & plc - Strengths 23
Strength - Broad Brand Portfolio 23
Strength - Dominant Market Position 23
Strength - Widespread Geographical Presence 23
Carnival Corporation & plc - Weaknesses 24
Weakness - Working Capital Concerns 24
Carnival Corporation & plc - Opportunities 25
Opportunity - Growing Global Cruise Industry 25
Opportunity - Expansion of the Fleet Size 25
Opportunity - Growing Tourism Industry 25
Carnival Corporation & plc - Threats 26
Threat - Competition 26
Threat - Seasonality of the Business 26
Threat - Stringent Regulations 26
Carnival Corporation & plc - Key Competitors 27
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 29
Performance Chart 31
Financial Performance 31
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 32
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 33
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 34
Jun 15, 2015: Carnival Finalizes Contract With Meyer Werft To Build Four Next-Generation Cruise Ships 34
Section 5 – Appendix 36
Methodology 36
Ratio Definitions 36
About GlobalData 40
Contact Us 40
Disclaimer 40

List of Tables

Carnival Corporation & plc, Key Facts 6
Carnival Corporation & plc, Key Employees 7
Carnival Corporation & plc, Key Employee Biographies 9
Carnival Corporation & plc, Major Products and Services 10
Carnival Corporation & plc, History 11
Carnival Corporation & plc, Other Locations 18
Carnival Corporation & plc, Subsidiaries 19
Carnival Corporation & plc, Key Competitors 27
Carnival Corporation & plc, Ratios based on current share price 28
Carnival Corporation & plc, Annual Ratios 29
Carnival Corporation & plc, Interim Ratios 32
Currency Codes 36
Capital Market Ratios 36
Equity Ratios 37
Profitability Ratios 37
Cost Ratios 38
Liquidity Ratios 38
Leverage Ratios 39
Efficiency Ratios 39

List of Figures

Carnival Corporation & plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 31
Carnival Corporation & plc, Ratio Charts 33

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