This excerpt taken from the CCL 10-Q filed Jun 27, 2008.
NOTE 1 – Basis of Presentation
Carnival Corporation is incorporated in Panama, and Carnival plc is incorporated in England and Wales. Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc operate a dual listed company (“DLC”), whereby the businesses of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc are combined through a number of contracts and through provisions in Carnival Corporation’s articles of incorporation and by-laws and Carnival plc’s memorandum of association and articles of association. The two companies operate as if they are a single economic enterprise, but each has retained its separate legal identity.
The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc and their respective subsidiaries. Together with their consolidated subsidiaries they are referred to collectively in these consolidated financial statements and elsewhere in this joint Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as “Carnival Corporation & plc,” “our,” “us,” and “we.”
The accompanying consolidated balance sheets at May 31, 2008 and 2007, the consolidated statements of operations for the three and six months ended May 31, 2008 and 2007 and the consolidated statements of cash flows for the six months ended May 31, 2008 and 2007 are unaudited and, in the opinion of our management, contain all adjustments, consisting of only normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation. Our interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the related notes included in the Carnival Corporation & plc 2007 joint Annual Report on Form 10-K. Our operations are seasonal and results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results for the entire year.