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CARNIVAL PLC: Carnival Corp & plc Second Quarter Results


CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC REPORTS

SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

Carnival Corporation & plc today reported its results of operations for the second quarter ended May 31, 2013. The results of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc have been consolidated, and this statement includes consolidated results on a U.S. GAAP basis.


    2Q Highlights
    
    - 2Q revenues were $3.5b, in line with the prior year
    - 2Q net revenue yields in constant dollars decreased 1.9%

- Excluding fuel, constant dollar net cruise costs per available lower berth day

("ALBD") increased 8.8% primarily due to timing of dry-dock expenses, vessel repair


      costs and non-recurring items which benefitted the prior year
    - 2Q fuel consumption per ALBD decreased 5.7% compared to the prior year

- 2Q Non-GAAP (diluted) earnings per share of $0.09, compared to $0.20 for the

prior year

- 2Q U.S. GAAP (diluted) earnings per share of $0.05 included net unrealized


      losses on fuel derivatives of $31m
    2013 Outlook
    
    - At this time, cumulative advance bookings for the remainder of 2013 are
      behind the prior year at prices below the prior year levels
    - Net revenue yields on a constant and current dollar basis for FY 2013 are

expected to be down 2 to 3% compared to the prior year, in line with May guidance


    - Excluding fuel, net cruise costs per ALBD for FY 2013 are expected to be
      higher by 3.5 to 4.5% on a constant and current dollar basis

- FY 2013 non-GAAP earnings per share (diluted) expected to be in the range of

$1.45 to $1.65, compared to $1.88 for 2012

- 3Q 2013 non-GAAP earnings per share (diluted) expected to be in the range of

$1.25 to $1.33, compared to $1.53 in 3Q 2012

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Micky Arison commenting on these results:

"Our 90,000 global team members are dedicated to delivering an outstanding vacation experience to 10 million guests each year. The level of quality, variety and innovation available throughout our fleet has never been greater and our guests are reaping the benefits of truly exceptional vacation values. We are working to more broadly communicate that message through stepped up consumer and trade marketing efforts, as well as strengthened engagement of our travel agent partners. We believe these initiatives, combined with slower supply growth, will lead to increased yields."

"In addition, we remain focused on reducing our fuel dependence. By year end, we will achieve a 23 percent cumulative reduction in fuel consumption since 2005 and expect our research and development efforts in fuel saving technologies to continue to bear fruit. We have strengthened our management teams in maritime and technical ship operations and product delivery, as well as marketing and communications. We expect the combination of these efforts will drive improved return on invested capital over time."


    MEDIA CONTACT                        INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT
    Jennifer de la Cruz                   Beth Roberts
    001 305 599 2600, ext. 16000          001 305 406 4832
    
    Analyst conference call

The company has scheduled a conference call with analysts at 10:00 a.m. EDT (3:00 p.m. BST) today to discuss its 2013 second quarter results. This call can be listened to live, and additional information can be obtained, via Carnival Corporation & plc's Web site at http://www.carnivalcorp.com and http://www.carnivalplc.com.

Carnival Corporation & plc

Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world, with a portfolio of cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Ibero Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK).

Together, these brands operate 102 ships totaling 209,000 lower berths with seven new ships scheduled to be delivered between May 2014 and April 2016. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.

Carnival Corporation & plc Reports Second Quarter Results

MIAMI, June 25, 2013 -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced non-GAAP net income of $72 million, or $0.09 diluted EPS for the second quarter of 2013 compared to non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2012 of $159 million, or $0.20 diluted EPS. For the second quarter of 2013, reported U.S. GAAP net income, which included net unrealized losses on fuel derivatives of $31 million, was $41 million, or $0.05 diluted EPS. For the second quarter of 2012, reported U.S. GAAP net income, which included unrealized losses on fuel derivatives of $145 million, was $14 million, or $0.02 diluted EPS. Revenues for the second quarter of 2013 were $3.5 billion, in line with the prior year.

Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman and CEO Micky Arison noted that second quarter earnings were slightly better than May guidance due primarily to the timing of selling and administrative expenses.

Key metrics for the second quarter 2013 compared to the prior year were as follows:


    
    - On a constant dollar basis, net revenue yields (net revenue per available

lower berth day or "ALBD") decreased 1.9 percent for 2Q 2013. Gross revenue yields

decreased 3.1 percent in current dollars.

- Net cruise costs excluding fuel per ALBD increased 8.8 percent in constant

dollars, primarily due to the timing of dry-dock expenses, vessel repair costs and

non-recurring items which benefitted the prior year. Gross cruise costs including fuel

per ALBD in current dollars decreased 0.1 percent.

- Fuel prices decreased 9.7 percent to $683 per metric ton for 2Q 2013 from $756

per metric ton in 2Q 2012.

- Fuel consumption per ALBD decreased 5.7 percent in 2Q 2013 compared to the

prior year.

During the second quarter, the company took delivery of Princess Cruises' 3,560-passenger Royal Princess, the first of a new class of ships for Princess. Royal Princess debuted with a spectacular naming ceremony in Southampton, England on June 13 that captured world-wide attention. The ceremony was presided over by the ship's godmother, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. Royal Princess launched with many exciting new features including an over-water SeaWalk, and nightly performances of dancing fountains and music shows in the ship's central pool area, as well as plush private poolside cabanas.

Additionally, Carnival Sunshine entered service in May following an unprecedented $155 million modernization that added all the features and facilities of Carnival Cruise Lines' Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement program. Fun Ship 2.0 is transforming the Carnival brand's on-board experience through celebrity partnerships including comedian George Lopez, who serves as the brand's creative director for comedy, and Food Network personality and chef Guy Fieri, who developed a complimentary burger venue called Guy's Burger Joint, as well as brand partnerships with EA Sports and Hasbro. Also, earlier this month Carnival Cruise Lines completed $115 million in upgrades and repairs to Carnival Triumph. The ship successfully reentered service in Galveston, Texas last week, featuring various Fun Ship 2.0 dining and bar innovations, including BlueIguana Cantina, RedFrog Rum Bar and Alchemy Bar, among others.

2013 Outlook

At this time, cumulative advance bookings for the remainder of 2013 are behind the prior year at prices below the prior year levels. Since the end of March, fleetwide booking volumes for the next three quarters, excluding Carnival Cruise Lines, are running higher than the prior year at higher prices. Booking volumes for Carnival Cruise Lines during the same period are running behind the prior year at lower prices.

Arison noted, "Our 90,000 global team members are dedicated to delivering an outstanding vacation experience to 10 million guests each year. The level of quality, variety and innovation available throughout our fleet has never been greater and our guests are reaping the benefits of truly exceptional vacation values. We are working to more broadly communicate that message through stepped up consumer and trade marketing efforts, as well as strengthened engagement of our travel agent partners. We believe these initiatives, combined with slower supply growth, will lead to increased yields."

Arison also stated, "In addition, we remain focused on reducing our fuel dependence. By year end, we will achieve a 23 percent cumulative reduction in fuel consumption since 2005 and expect our research and development efforts in fuel saving technologies to continue to bear fruit. We have strengthened our management teams in maritime and technical ship operations and product delivery, as well as marketing and communications. We expect the combination of these efforts will drive improved return on invested capital over time."

The company expects full year net revenue yields, on a constant and current dollar basis to be down 2 to 3 percent compared to the prior year, in line with the May guidance. The company also expects full year net cruise costs excluding fuel per ALBD to be higher by 3.5 to 4.5 percent compared to the prior year on a constant and current dollar basis.

Taking the above factors into consideration, the company forecasts full year 2013 non-GAAP diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $1.45 to $1.65, compared to 2012 non-GAAP diluted earnings of $1.88 per share.

Third Quarter 2013 Outlook

Third quarter constant dollar net revenue yields are expected to be down 3.5 to 4.5 percent compared to the prior year. Net cruise costs excluding fuel per ALBD for the third quarter are expected to be higher by 8.5 to 9.5 percent on a constant dollar basis compared to the prior year, the majority of which is due to costs associated with the previously announced vessel enhancement initiatives and increased marketing expenses, as well as higher pension plan contributions.

Based on the above factors, the company expects non-GAAP diluted earnings for the third quarter 2013 to be in the range of $1.25 to $1.33 per share versus 2012 non-GAAP earnings of $1.53 per share.


    Selected Key Forecast Metrics
    
                                                  Full Year 2013                
      Third Quarter 2013

Year over year change:            Current Dollars      Constant Dollars   
Current Dollars     Constant Dollars
Net revenue yields                  (2.0) to (3.0) %    (2.0) to (3.0) %  (2.0) 
to (3.0) %     (3.5) to (4.5) %
Net cruise costs excl. fuel / ALBD   3.5 to 4.5 %        3.5 to 4.5 %      9.5 
to 10.5 %        8.5 to 9.5 %
    

Full Year 2013 Third Quarter 2013 Fuel price per metric ton $671 $671 Fuel consumption (metric tons in thousands) 3,270 810 Currency: Euro $1.32 to EUR1 $1.33 to EUR1

Sterling $1.56 to GBP1 $1.56 to GBP1

Conference Call

The company has scheduled a conference call with analysts at 10:00 a.m. EDT (3:00 p.m. BST) today to discuss its 2013 second quarter results. This call can be listened to live, and additional information can be obtained, via Carnival Corporation & plc's Web site at http://www.carnivalcorp.com and http://www.carnivalplc.com.

Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world, with a portfolio of cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Ibero Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK).

Together, these brands operate 102 ships totaling 209,000 lower berths with seven new ships scheduled to be delivered between May 2014 and April 2016. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.

Cautionary Note Concerning Factors That May Affect Future Results

Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc and their respective subsidiaries are referred to collectively in this release as "Carnival Corporation & plc," "our," "us" and "we." Some of the statements, estimates or projections contained in this release are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions with respect to us, including some statements concerning future results, outlooks, plans, goals and other events which have not yet occurred. These statements are intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability provided by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. We have tried, whenever possible, to identify these statements by using words like "will," "may," "could," "should," "would," "believe," "depends," "expect," "goal," "anticipate," "forecast," "future," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "target," "indicate" and similar expressions of future intent or the negative of such terms.

Forward-looking statements include those statements that may impact, among other things, the forecasting of our non-GAAP earnings per share ("EPS"); net revenue yields; booking levels; pricing; occupancy; operating, financing and tax costs, including fuel expenses; costs per available lower berth day; estimates of ship depreciable lives and residual values; liquidity; goodwill and trademark fair values; and outlook. Because forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are many factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this release. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following:


    
    - general economic and business conditions;
    - increases in fuel prices;
    - incidents, the spread of contagious diseases and threats thereof, adverse

weather conditions or other natural disasters and other incidents affecting the

health, safety, security and satisfaction of guests and crew;

- the international political climate, armed conflicts, terrorist and pirate

attacks, vessel seizures, and threats thereof, and other world events affecting the


      safety and security of travel;
    - negative publicity concerning the cruise business in general or us in
      particular, including any adverse environmental impacts of cruising;
    - litigation, enforcement actions, fines or penalties;
    - economic, market and political factors that are beyond our control, which
      could increase our operating, financing and other costs;

- changes in and compliance with laws and regulations relating to the protection

of persons with disabilities, employment, environment, health, safety, security, tax


      and other regulations under which we operate;
    - our ability to implement our shipbuilding programs and ship repairs,

maintenance and refurbishments on terms that are favorable or consistent with our

expectations;

- increases to our repairs and maintenance expenses and refurbishment costs as


      our fleet ages;
    - lack of continuing availability of attractive, convenient and safe port
      destinations;

- continuing financial viability of our travel agent distribution system, air

service providers and other key vendors in our supply chain and reductions in the

availability of, and increases in the pricing for, the services and products provided

by these vendors;

- disruptions and other damages to our information technology and other networks


      and operations, and breaches in data security;
    - failure to keep pace with developments in technology;

- competition from and overcapacity in the cruise ship or land-based vacation

industry;

- loss of key personnel or our ability to recruit or retain qualified personnel;


    - union disputes and other employee relation issues;
    - disruptions in the global financial markets or other events that may

negatively affect the ability of our counterparties and others to perform their

obligations to us;

- the continued strength of our cruise brands and our ability to implement our

brand strategies;

- our international operations are subject to additional risks not generally


      applicable to our U.S. operations;
    - geographic regions in which we try to expand our business may be slow to
      develop and ultimately not develop how we expect;

- our decisions to self-insure against various risks or our inability to obtain


      insurance for certain risks at reasonable rates;
    - fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates;
    - whether our future operating cash flow will be sufficient to fund future

obligations and whether we will be able to obtain financing, if necessary, in


      sufficient amounts and on terms that are favorable or consistent with our
      expectations;
    - risks associated with the dual listed company arrangement; and

- uncertainties of foreign legal systems as Carnival Corporation and Carnival

plc are not U.S. corporations.

Forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual results. Subject to any continuing obligations under applicable law or any relevant stock exchange rules, we expressly disclaim any obligation to disseminate, after the date of this release, any updates or revisions to any such forward-looking statements to reflect any change in expectations or events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.


    
                                      CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC
                                CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                                             (UNAUDITED)
                                 (in millions, except per share data)
                                                            Three Months Ended  
         Six Months Ended
                                                                   May 31,      
                May 31,

2013 2012 2013 2012


    Revenues
     Cruise

Passenger tickets $ 2,613 $ 2,675 $ 5,353 $ 5,439

Onboard and other 839 844 1,683 1,653

Tour and other 27 19 36 28

3,479 3,538 7,072 7,120


    Operating Costs and Expenses
      Cruise

Commissions, transportation and other 506 519 1,123 1,180

Onboard and other 115 128 242 254

Fuel 555 645 1,115 1,237

Payroll and related 454 435 914 877

Food 238 236 481 476

Other ship operating 603 494 (a) 1,182 1,113

Tour and other 16 (b) 21 30 35

2,487 2,478 5,087 5,172

Selling and administrative 449 431 908 852

Depreciation and amortization 391 376 780 752


     Ibero goodwill and trademark impairment charges            -              -
              -         173

3,327 3,285 6,775 6,949

Operating Income 152 253 297 171

Nonoperating (Expense) Income

Interest income 3 3 5 6

Interest expense, net of capitalized interest (78) (87) (161) (175)

Unrealized losses on fuel derivatives, net (31) (145) (59) (124)

Other expense, net (5) (10) (2) (5)

(111) (239) (217) (298)

Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes 41 14 80 (127)


    Income Tax (Expense) Benefit, Net                           -              -
             (2)          2

Net Income (Loss) $ 41 $ 14 $ 78 $ (125)

Earnings (Loss) Per Share

Basic $ 0.05 $ 0.02 $ 0.10 $ (0.16)

Diluted $ 0.05 $ 0.02 $ 0.10 $ (0.16)

Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share-Diluted (c) $ 0.09 $ 0.20 $ 0.18 $ 0.22

Dividends Declared Per Share $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 0.50 $ 0.50

Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding - Basic 775 779 775 778

Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding - Diluted 777 779 777 778

(a) Includes $17 million of hull and machinery insurance proceeds for the total

loss of a ship in excess of its net book value and $17 million received from a

litigation settlement.

(b) Includes a $15 million gain from the sale of Holland America Line's former

Noordam, which was on charter to an unaffiliated entity.

(c) Excludes unrealized losses on fuel derivatives and $173 million of Ibero


        impairment charges.
    
                                         CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC
                                         CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                                 (UNAUDITED)
                                      (in millions, except par values)
                                                                                
          
                                                                                
       May 31,   November 30,
                                                                                
        2013         2012
    ASSETS
    Current Assets
      Cash and cash equivalents                                                 
       $ 711        $ 465
      Trade and other receivables, net                                          
         408          270
      Insurance recoverables                                                    
         217          460
      Inventories                                                               
         381          390
      Prepaid expenses and other                                                
         187          236
        Total current assets                                                    
       1,904        1,821
    Property and Equipment, Net                                                 
      32,481       32,137
    Goodwill                                                                    
       3,134        3,174
    Other Intangibles                                                           
       1,298        1,314
    Other Assets                                                                
         742          715
                                                                                
    $ 39,559     $ 39,161
    LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current Liabilities
      Short-term borrowings                                                     
        $ 14         $ 56
      Current portion of long-term debt                                         
       2,000        1,678
      Accounts payable                                                          
         627          549
      Dividends payable                                                         
         194          583
      Claims reserve                                                            
         317          553
      Accrued liabilities and other                                             
         857          845
      Customer deposits                                                         
       3,626        3,076
        Total current liabilities                                               
       7,635        7,340
    Long-Term Debt                                                              
       7,848        7,168
    Other Long-Term Liabilities                                                 
         796          724
    Shareholders' Equity
      Common stock of Carnival Corporation, $0.01 par value; 1,960 shares
       authorized; 650 shares at 2013 and 649 shares at 2012 issued             
           7            6
      Ordinary shares of Carnival plc, $1.66 par value; 216 shares at 2013
       and 215 shares at 2012 issued                                            
         358          357
      Additional paid-in capital                                                
       8,284        8,252
      Retained earnings                                                         
      18,170       18,479
      Accumulated other comprehensive loss                                      
        (473)        (207)
      Treasury stock, 59 shares at 2013 and 55 shares at 2012 of Carnival
       Corporation and 32 shares at 2013 and 33 shares at 2012 
       of Carnival plc, at cost                                                 
      (3,066)      (2,958)
        Total shareholders' equity                                              
      23,280       23,929
                                                                                
    $ 39,559     $ 39,161
    
                                  CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC
                                       OTHER INFORMATION

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended

May 31, May 31,

2013 2012 2013 2012

STATISTICAL INFORMATION

ALBDs (in thousands) (a) 17,993 17,784 35,972 35,092

Passengers carried (in thousands) 2,364 2,334 4,669 4,596

Occupancy percentage (b) 103.3% 102.6% 103.7% 103.9%

Fuel consumption in metric tons (in thousands) 814 852 1,640 1,689

Fuel consumption in metric tons per ALBD 0.045 0.048 0.046 0.048

Fuel cost per metric ton consumed $ 683 $ 756 $ 680 $ 732

Currencies

U.S. dollar to EUR1 $ 1.30 $ 1.31 $ 1.31 $ 1.31

U.S. dollar to GBP1 $ 1.52 $ 1.59 $ 1.55 $ 1.58

U.S. dollar to Australian dollar $ 1.02 $ 1.03 $ 1.03 $ 1.04

CASH FLOW INFORMATION

Cash from operations $ 1,157 $ 1,136 $ 1,556 $ 1,458

Capital expenditures $ 1,206 $ 1,730 $ 1,447 $ 1,997

Dividends paid $ 195 $ 194 $ 777 $ 388

(a) ALBDs is a standard measure of passenger capacity for the period, which we

use to perform rate and capacity variance analyses to determine the main

non-capacity driven factors that cause our cruise revenues and expenses to vary.

ALBDs assume that each cabin we offer for sale accommodates two passengers and

is computed by multiplying passenger capacity by revenue-producing ship

operating days in the period.

(b) In accordance with cruise business practice, occupancy is calculated using a

denominator of two passengers per cabin even though some cabins can accommodate

three or more passengers. Percentages in excess of 100% indicate that on average


       more than two passengers occupied some cabins.
    FUEL DERIVATIVES

At May 31, 2013, our outstanding fuel derivatives consisted of zero cost collars on Brent crude oil to cover a portion of our estimated fuel consumption as follows:


                                                                                
          Percent of Estimated

Transaction Barrels Weighted-Average Weighted-Average Fuel Consumption Maturities (a) (b) Dates (in thousands) Floor Prices Ceiling Prices Covered Fiscal 2013 (Q3-Q4)

November 2011 1,056 $ 74 $ 132

February 2012 1,056 $ 98 $ 127

March 2012 2,112 $ 100 $ 130

4,224

40% Fiscal 2014

November 2011 2,112 $ 85 $ 114

February 2012 2,112 $ 88 $ 125

June 2012 2,376 $ 71 $ 116

May 2013 1,728 $ 85 $ 108

8,328

39% Fiscal 2015

November 2011 2,160 $ 80 $ 114

February 2012 2,160 $ 80 $ 125

June 2012 1,236 $ 74 $ 110

April 2013 1,044 $ 80 $ 111

May 2013 1,884 $ 80 $ 110

8,484

39% Fiscal 2016

June 2012 3,564 $ 75 $ 108

February 2013 2,160 $ 80 $ 120

April 2013 3,000 $ 75 $ 115

8,724

40% Fiscal 2017

February 2013 3,276 $ 80 $ 115

April 2013 2,028 $ 75 $ 110


                                          5,304                                 
                  25%
    

(a) Fuel derivatives mature evenly over each month within the above fiscal periods.

(b) We will not realize any economic gain or loss upon the monthly maturities of our

zero cost collars unless the average monthly price of Brent crude oil is above the


        ceiling price or below the floor price.
    
                                                 CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC
                                                 NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Consolidated gross and net revenue yields were computed by dividing the gross and net cruise revenues,

without rounding, by ALBDs as follows (dollars in millions, except yields) (a)(b):


                                             Three Months Ended May 31,         
        Six Months Ended May 31,
                                                        2013                    
                 2013
                                                    Constant                    
             Constant

2013 Dollar 2012

2013 Dollar 2012 Passenger ticket revenues $ 2,613 $ 2,633 $ 2,675 $ 5,353 $ 5,358 $ 5,439 Onboard and other revenues 839 843 844 1,683 1,684 1,653 Gross cruise revenues 3,452 3,476 3,519 7,036 7,042 7,092 Less cruise costs Commissions, transportation and other (506) (510) (519) (1,123) (1,123) (1,180) Onboard and other (115) (116) (128)

(242) (242) (254)

(621) (626) (647) (1,365) (1,365) (1,434) Net passenger ticket revenues 2,107 2,123 2,156 4,230 4,235 4,259 Net onboard and other revenues 724 727 716 1,441 1,442 1,399 Net cruise revenues $ 2,831 $ 2,850 $ 2,872 $ 5,671 $ 5,677 $ 5,658 ALBDs 17,993,002 17,993,002 17,783,938 35,972,237 35,972,237 35,092,473 Gross revenue yields $ 191.84 $ 193.17 $ 197.89 $ 195.59 $ 195.78 $ 202.09 % decrease vs. 2012 (3.1)% (2.4)%

(3.2)% ( 3.1)% Net revenue yields $ 157.33 $ 158.41 $ 161.50 $ 157.64 $ 157.83 $ 161.22 % decrease vs. 2012 (2.6)% (1.9)% ( 2.2)% (2.1)% Net passenger ticket revenue yields $ 117.09 $ 117.98 $ 121.29 $ 117.58 $ 117.74 $ 121.38 % decrease vs. 2012 (3.5)% (2.7)%

(3.1)% (3.0)% Net onboard and other revenue yields $ 40.24 $ 40.43 $ 40.21 $ 40.06 $ 40.09 $ 39.84 % increase vs. 2012 0.1% 0.5%


    0.5%          0.6%
      

Consolidated gross and net cruise costs and net cruise costs excluding fuel per ALBD were computed by

dividing the gross and net cruise costs and net cruise costs excluding fuel, without rounding, by ALBDs as


    follows (dollars in millions, except costs per ALBD) (a) (b):
                                               Three Months Ended May 31,       
         Six Months Ended May 31,
                                                        2013                    
                  2013
                                                      Constant                  
                Constant       
                                            2013       Dollar          2012     

2013 Dollar 2012 Cruise operating expenses $ 2,471 $ 2,485 $ 2,457 $ 5,057 $ 5,060 $ 5,137 Cruise selling and administrative expenses (c) 447 450 429

904 905 848 Gross cruise costs 2,918 2,935 2,886

5,961 5,965 5,985 Less cruise costs included in net cruise revenues Commissions, transportation and other (506) (510) (519) (1,123) (1,123) (1,180) Onboard and other (115) (116) (128)

(242) (242) (254) Net cruise costs 2,297 2,309 2,239

4,596 4,600 4,551 Less fuel (555) (555) (645) (1,115) (1,115) (1,237) Net cruise costs excluding fuel $ 1,742 $ 1,754 $ 1,594 $ 3,481 $ 3,485 $ 3,314 ALBDs 17,993,002 17,993,002 17,783,938 35,972,237 35,972,237 35,092,473 Gross cruise costs per ALBD $ 162.19 $ 163.11 $ 162.28 $ 165.71 $ 165.83 $ 170.54 % (decrease) increase vs. 2012 (0.1)% 0.5%

(2.8)% (2.8)% Net cruise costs per ALBD $ 127.68 $ 128.35 $ 125.88 $ 127.76 $ 127.88 $ 129.67 % increase (decrease) vs. 2012 1.4% 2.0%

(1.5)% (1.4)% Net cruise costs excluding fuel per ALBD $ 96.81 $ 97.48 $ 89.63 $ 96.77 $ 96.89 $ 94.44 % increase vs. 2012 8.0% 8.8%


     2.5%          2.6%

(See next page for Notes to Non-GAAP Financial Measures.)
    
                                   CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC
                             NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (CONTINUED)

Non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share was computed as follows (in millions,


    except per share data) (b):
                                

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended


                                                              May 31,           
     May 31,

2013 2012 2013 2012 Net income (loss) - diluted

U.S. GAAP net income (loss) $ 41 $ 14 $ 78 $ (125)

Ibero goodwill and trademark impairment charges (d) - - - 173

Unrealized losses on fuel derivatives, net (e) 31 145 59 124

Non-GAAP net income $ 72 $ 159 $ 137 $ 172 Weighted-average shares outstanding - diluted 777 779 777 778

Earnings (loss) per share - diluted

U.S. GAAP earnings (loss) per share $ 0.05 $ 0.02 $ 0.10 $ (0.16)

Ibero goodwill and trademark impairment charges (d) - - - 0.22

Unrealized losses on fuel derivatives, net (e) 0.04 0.18 0.08 0.16

Non-GAAP earnings per share $ 0.09 $ 0.20 $ 0.18 $ 0.22

Notes to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(a) We use net cruise revenues per ALBD ("net revenue yields"), net cruise costs per ALBD and net cruise costs excluding fuel per ALBD as significant non-GAAP financial measures of our cruise segment financial performance. These measures enable us to separate the impact of predictable capacity changes from the more unpredictable rate changes that affect our business. We believe these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors and expanded insight to measure our revenue and cost performance as a supplement to our U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP") consolidated financial statements.

Net revenue yields are commonly used in the cruise business to measure a company's cruise segment revenue performance and for revenue management purposes. We use "net cruise revenues" rather than "gross cruise revenues" to calculate net revenue yields. We believe that net cruise revenues is a more meaningful measure in determining revenue yield than gross cruise revenues because it reflects the cruise revenues earned net of our most significant variable costs, which are travel agent commissions, cost of air and other transportation, certain other costs that are directly associated with onboard and other revenues and credit card fees. Substantially all of our remaining cruise costs are largely fixed, except for the impact of changing prices and food expenses, once our ship capacity levels have been determined.

Net passenger ticket revenues reflect gross cruise revenues, net of (1) onboard and other revenues, (2) commissions, transportation and other costs and (3) onboard and other cruise costs. Net onboard and other revenues reflect gross cruise revenues, net of (1) passenger ticket revenues, (2) commissions, transportation and other costs and (3) onboard and other cruise costs. Net passenger ticket revenue yields and net onboard and other revenue yields are computed by dividing net passenger ticket revenues and net onboard and other revenues by ALBDs.

Net cruise costs per ALBD and net cruise costs excluding fuel per ALBD are the most significant measures we use to monitor our ability to control our cruise segment costs rather than gross cruise costs per ALBD. We exclude the same variable costs that are included in the calculation of net cruise revenues to calculate net cruise costs with and without fuel to avoid duplicating these variable costs in our non-GAAP financial measures.

We have not provided estimates of future gross revenue yields or future gross cruise costs per ALBD because the quantitative reconciliations of forecasted gross cruise revenues to forecasted net cruise revenues or forecasted gross cruise costs to forecasted net cruise costs would include a significant amount of uncertainty in projecting the costs deducted to arrive at this measure. As such, management does not believe that this reconciling information would be meaningful.

In addition, because our Europe, Australia & Asia cruise brands utilize the euro, sterling and Australian dollar to measure their results and financial condition, the translation of those operations to our U.S. dollar reporting currency results in decreases in reported U.S. dollar revenues and expenses if the U.S. dollar strengthens against these foreign currencies and increases in reported U.S. dollar revenues and expenses if the U.S. dollar weakens against these foreign currencies. Accordingly, we also monitor and report these non-GAAP financial measures assuming the 2013 periods currency exchange rates have remained constant with the 2012 periods rates, or on a "constant dollar basis," in order to remove the impact of changes in exchange rates on our non-U.S. dollar cruise operations. We believe that this is a useful measure since it facilitates a comparative view of the changes in our business in a fluctuating currency exchange rate environment.

(b) Our consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The presentation of our non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. There are no specific rules for determining our non-GAAP current and constant dollar financial measures and, accordingly, they are susceptible to varying calculations, and it is possible that they may not be exactly comparable to the like-kind information presented by other companies, which is a potential risk associated with using these measures to compare us to other companies.

(c) For the three and six months ended May 31, 2013 and 2012, selling and administrative expenses were $449 million ($431 million in 2012) and $908 million ($852 million in 2012), respectively. For the three and six months ended May 31, 2013 and 2012, selling and administrative expenses were comprised of cruise selling and administrative expenses of $447 million ($429 million in 2012) and $904 million ($848 million in 2012) and Tour and Other selling and administrative expenses of $2 million ($2 million in 2012) and $4 million ($4 million in 2012), respectively.

(d) We believe that the impairment charges recognized in the six months ended May 31, 2012 related to Ibero's goodwill and trademarks are special charges and, therefore, are not an indication of our future earnings performance. As such, we believe it is more meaningful for the impairment charges to be excluded from our net loss and loss per share and, accordingly, we present non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS excluding these impairment charges.

(e) Under U.S. GAAP, the realized and unrealized gains and losses on fuel derivatives not qualifying as fuel hedges are recognized currently in earnings. We believe that unrealized gains and losses on fuel derivatives are not an indication of our earnings performance since they relate to future periods and may not ultimately be realized in our future earnings. Therefore, we believe it is more meaningful for the unrealized gains and losses on fuel derivatives to be excluded from our net income and EPS and, accordingly, we present non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS excluding these unrealized gains and losses. For the six months ended May 31, 2012, non-GAAP diluted weighted-average shares outstanding were 779 million, which includes the dilutive effect of equity plans.

We have not included in our earnings guidance the impact of unrealized gains and losses on fuel derivatives because these unrealized amounts involve a significant amount of uncertainty, and we do not believe they are an indication of our future earnings performance. Accordingly, our earnings guidance is presented on a non-GAAP basis only. As a result, we did not present a reconciliation between forecasted non-GAAP diluted EPS guidance and forecasted U.S. GAAP diluted EPS guidance, since we do not believe that the reconciliation information would be meaningful.

SOURCE Carnival Plc

CONTACT: MEDIA, Jennifer De La Cruz, 1 305 599 2600, ext. 16000 or INVESTOR RELATIONS, Beth Roberts 1 305 406 4832

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