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How to buy Royal Caribbean Group stock | $64.59

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Royal Caribbean Group is a travel services business based in the US. Royal Caribbean Group shares (RCL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Royal Caribbean Group employs 85,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Royal Caribbean Group

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Royal Caribbean Group Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RCL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Royal Caribbean Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$64.59, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Royal Caribbean Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Royal Caribbean Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Royal Caribbean Group share price

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Royal Caribbean Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
Latest market closeUSD$64.59
52-week rangeUSD$19.25 - USD$135.315
50-day moving average USD$64.1134
200-day moving average USD$49.5309
Wall St. target priceUSD$57.08
PE ratio 57.3059
Dividend yield USD$3.12 (5.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.879

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Is it a good time to buy Royal Caribbean Group stock?

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Royal Caribbean Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $64.59 from 2020-09-25

1 week (2020-09-23) 5.47%
1 month (2020-08-28) -7.89%
3 months (2020-06-30) 28.41%
6 months (2020-03-30) 116.96%
1 year (2019-09-30) -40.38%
2 years (2018-09-28) -50.29%
3 years (2017-09-29) -45.51%
5 years (2015-09-30) -27.50%

Is Royal Caribbean Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Royal Caribbean Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Royal Caribbean Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Royal Caribbean Group's P/E ratio

Royal Caribbean Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 57x. In other words, Royal Caribbean Group shares trade at around 57x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Royal Caribbean Group's PEG ratio

Royal Caribbean Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3105. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Royal Caribbean Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Royal Caribbean Group's EBITDA

Royal Caribbean Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Royal Caribbean Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Royal Caribbean Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$7.9 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$5.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.23%
Return on equity TTM -17.54%
Profit margin -24.36%
Book value $42.81
Market capitalisation USD$12.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Royal Caribbean Group shares

There are currently 19.3 million Royal Caribbean Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Royal Caribbean Group's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% down from 19.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Royal Caribbean Group shares can be evaluated.

Royal Caribbean Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Royal Caribbean Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Royal Caribbean Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Royal Caribbean Group shares traded daily (recently around 7.9 million). Royal Caribbean Group's SIR currently stands at 2.43. In other words for every 100,000 Royal Caribbean Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2430 shares are currently held short.

However Royal Caribbean Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Royal Caribbean Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Royal Caribbean Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Royal Caribbean Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Royal Caribbean Group shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1094% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Royal Caribbean Group shares, roughly 109 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Royal Caribbean Group.

Find out more about how you can short Royal Caribbean Group stock.

Royal Caribbean Group's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Royal Caribbean Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Royal Caribbean Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.95

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Royal Caribbean Group's overall score of 19.95 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 29th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Royal Caribbean Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Royal Caribbean Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 7/100

Royal Caribbean Group's social score

Social score: 8.31/100

Royal Caribbean Group's governance score

Governance score: 2.63/100

Royal Caribbean Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Royal Caribbean Group scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Royal Caribbean Group hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Royal Caribbean Group was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 19.95
Total ESG percentile 28.52
Environmental score 7
Social score 8.31
Governance score 2.63
Level of controversy 3

Royal Caribbean Group share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 357.65% of net profits

Recently Royal Caribbean Group has paid out, on average, around 357.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Royal Caribbean Group shareholders could enjoy a 5.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Royal Caribbean Group's case, that would currently equate to about $3.12 per share.

Royal Caribbean Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Royal Caribbean Group's most recent dividend payout was on 6 April 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Royal Caribbean Group's shares ever split?

Royal Caribbean Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 August 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Royal Caribbean Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Royal Caribbean Group shares which in turn could have impacted Royal Caribbean Group's share price.

Royal Caribbean Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Royal Caribbean Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.25 up to $135.315. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Royal Caribbean Group's is 2.6828. This would suggest that Royal Caribbean Group's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Royal Caribbean Group overview

Royal Caribbean Group operates as a cruise company. The company operates cruises under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, and Silversea Cruises brands. The Royal Caribbean International brand provides itineraries to destinations worldwide, including Alaska, Asia, Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, the Panama Canal, and New Zealand with cruise lengths that range from 2 to 19 nights. The Celebrity Cruises brand offers itineraries to destinations, such as Alaska, Asia, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, the Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, India, New Zealand, the Panama Canal, and South America with cruise lengths ranging from 2 to 19 nights. The Azamara Club Cruises brand offers cruise itineraries to destinations, including Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Northern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Cuba, and South America with cruise lengths ranging from 3 to 26 nights. The Silversea Cruises brand provides itineraries to destinations, including the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Arctic with cruise lengths ranging from 6 to 25 nights. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 61 ships and had 17 ships on order. The company was formerly known as Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Royal Caribbean Group was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

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