NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Carnival Corp. (CCL) is scheduled to report is fiscal 2014 fourth quarter earnings results before the market open on Friday, and analysts are expecting the cruise ship operator to post a year-over-year increase in earnings and revenue for the quarter.
Analysts have forecast for earnings of 20 cents per share, on revenue of $3.81 billion for the most recent quarter.
Shares of Carnival are higher by 0.04% to $44.63 at the start of trading on Thursday morning.
For the fiscal 2013 fourth quarter Carnival reported non-GAAP net earnings of 4 cents per share, on $3.7 billion in revenue.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates CARNIVAL CORP/PLC (USA) as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate CARNIVAL CORP/PLC (USA) (CCL) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results."
Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows: