| Carnival is a leisure travel company. Co. operates in four segments: North America and Australia (NAA), Europe and Asia (EA), Cruise Support, and Tour and Other. Co.'s NAA segment includes Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), and Seabourn. Co.'s EA segment includes Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (the U.K.), and Cunard. Co.'s Cruise Support segment includes its portfolio of port destinations and other services, all of which are operated for the benefit of its cruise brands. Co.'s Tour and Other segment represents the hotels and transportation operations of Holland America Princess Alaska Tours and other operations. We show 8 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our CCL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute CCL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing CCL market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing CCL's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of CCL versus a peer is one thing; comparing
CCL market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like CCL can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CCL by allowing them to research the CCL market cap history.