Carnival Corporation & plc introduces three year strategic SEA Change Program

Carnival Corporation & plc  (logo)Carnival Corporation & plc is introducing its SEA Change Program, a set of key performance targets designed to reflect the achievement of important strategic goals over a three-year period ending in 2026, including:

Sustainability – More than 20% reduction in carbon intensity compared to 2019, improving upon the company’s industry leading fuel-efficiency and pulling forward its stated 2030 carbon intensity reduction goal by several years

EBITDA – 50% increase in adjusted EBITDA per ALBD compared to 2023 June guidance, representing the highest level in almost two decades

Adjusted ROIC – 12% adjusted Return on Invested Capital (“ROIC”), more than doubling adjusted ROIC from 2023 to 2026, and representing the highest level in almost two decades. Adjusted ROIC excludes goodwill and intangibles to compare against historical performance (see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below)

By the end of 2026, the company is expecting to approach investment grade leverage metrics.

The company’s targets are built on measured net capacity growth of less than 2.5% compounded annually from 2023. To achieve these three-year targets, the company will continue with its focus across the portfolio on a range of initiatives to drive net yield growth while maintaining its industry leading cost base and fuel efficiency to continue to improve margins and grow adjusted free cash flow, which the company believes will enable further debt reduction over time.

Carnival Corporation & plc’s Chief Executive Officer Josh Weinstein noted, “These financial targets are anchored on optimizing capital allocation through measured capacity growth and will set our course back to strong profitability and investment grade leverage metrics. We are gaining momentum with continued strength in demand. We are excited about all the opportunities ahead and the potential to create outsized value for our shareholders as we work towards our 2026 targets.”