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How to buy Carnival (CCL) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Carnival shares.

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Carnival Corporation is a leisure travel company with cruise ships under brand names like Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and the Holland America Line. The company is also involved in hotel, lodges and coach operations around the world. After the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, Carnival shares dropped over 70%, but they have seen steady growth in value since.

How to buy shares in Carnival

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Carnival. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CCL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Carnival reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$8.87, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Carnival, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Carnival. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Carnival stock price (NYSE:CCL)

Use our graph to track the performance of CCL stocks over time.

Carnival shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-27.
52-week rangeUS$8.7 - US$27.39
50-day moving average US$14.3686
200-day moving average US$19.3948
Target priceUS$28.42
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield US$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-8.31

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Is it a good time to buy Carnival stock?

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Carnival share growth calculator

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Carnival price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $8.87

1 week (2022-06-24) -18.25%
1 month (2022-06-01) -34.15%
3 months (2022-04-01) -55.76%
6 months (2021-12-31) -55.91%
1 year (2021-07-01) -66.35%
2 years (2020-07-01) -45.78%
3 years (2019-07-01) -80.84%
5 years (2017-06-30) -86.47%

Is Carnival under- or over-valued?

Valuing Carnival stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Carnival's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Carnival's PEG ratio

Carnival's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.41. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Carnival's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Carnival's EBITDA

Carnival's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.7 billion (£2.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Carnival's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Carnival financials

Revenue TTM US$3.5 billion
Gross profit TTM US$-809,000,000
Return on assets TTM -7.07%
Return on equity TTM -62.54%
Profit margin -268.73%
Book value 9.053
Market capitalisation US$12.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Carnival's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Carnival.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Carnival's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.72

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Carnival's overall score of 29.72 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 33rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Carnival is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Carnival's environmental score

Environmental score: 15.93/100

Carnival's environmental score of 15.93 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Carnival is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Carnival's social score

Social score: 16/100

Carnival's social score of 16 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Carnival is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Carnival's governance score

Governance score: 8.29/100

Carnival's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Carnival is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Carnival's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Carnival scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Carnival hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Carnival Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.72
Total ESG percentile 33.28
Environmental score 15.93
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 16
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 8.29
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 3

Carnival share dividends

We're not expecting Carnival to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Carnival's shares ever split?

Carnival's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 June 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Carnival shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Carnival shares which in turn could have impacted Carnival's share price.

Carnival share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Carnival's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$8.7 up to US$27.39. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CCL.US volatility(beta: 2.04)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Carnival's is 2.0395. This would suggest that Carnival's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Carnival overview

Carnival Corporation & plc operates as a leisure travel company. Its ships visit approximately 700 ports under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), Seabourn, Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK), and Cunard brand names. The company also provides port destinations and other services, as well as owns and owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents, tour operators, vacation planners, and websites. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and internationally. It operates 87 ships with 223,000 lower berths. Carnival Corporation & plc was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

Carnival's subsidiary companies

Carnival Cruise Line

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Princess Cruises

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Holland America Line

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P&O Cruises

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AIDA Cruises

AIDA Cruises

Cunard Line

Cunard Line

Costa Cruises

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P&O Cruises Australia

P&O Cruises Australia

Seabourn Cruise Line

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Key people at Carnival

Carnival has more than 150,000 employees worldwide. Some of the key figures at Carnival are:

  • Christine Duffy, President
  • Terry Thornton, Vice President
  • Gus Antorcha, Chief Operating Officer

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