How to buy Norwegian Cruise Line shares

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd is a travel services business based in the US. Norwegian Cruise Line shares (NCLH.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Norwegian Cruise Line employs 36,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Norwegian Cruise Line

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: NCLH in this case.
  5. Research Norwegian Cruise Line shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Norwegian Cruise Line shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Norwegian Cruise Line share price

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Norwegian Cruise Line shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$7.03 - $56.2199
50-day moving average $25.2818
200-day moving average $19.0398
Wall St. target price$22.92
PE ratio 3.814
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.415
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Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
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Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Norwegian Cruise Line stock?

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Is Norwegian Cruise Line under- or over-valued?

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

Norwegian Cruise Line's P/E ratio

Norwegian Cruise Line's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Norwegian Cruise Line shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

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

However, Norwegian Cruise Line's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the travel services industry or those of similar companies.

Norwegian Cruise Line's PEG ratio

Norwegian Cruise Line's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9247. 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 Norwegian Cruise Line's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Norwegian Cruise Line's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Norwegian Cruise Line's EBITDA

Norwegian Cruise Line's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $631.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Norwegian Cruise Line's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put Norwegian Cruise Line's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Norwegian Cruise Line financials

Revenue TTM $2.8 billion
Gross profit TTM $2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM -4.12%
Return on equity TTM -60.85%
Profit margin -114.59%
Book value $14.831
Market capitalisation $7.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Norwegian Cruise Line shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "NCLH.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 46.9 million Norwegian Cruise Line shares held short by investors – that's known as Norwegian Cruise Line's "short interest". This figure is 7.5% down from 50.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Norwegian Cruise Line shares can be evaluated.

Norwegian Cruise Line's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Norwegian Cruise Line's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Norwegian Cruise Line shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Norwegian Cruise Line shares traded daily (recently around 22.9 million). Norwegian Cruise Line's SIR currently stands at 2.05. In other words for every 100,000 Norwegian Cruise Line shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2050 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Norwegian Cruise Line's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However Norwegian Cruise Line's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Norwegian Cruise Line shares, or, against the total number of tradable Norwegian Cruise Line shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Norwegian Cruise Line's short interest could be expressed as 0.15% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Norwegian Cruise Line shares in existence, roughly 150 shares are currently held short) or 0.1614% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Norwegian Cruise Line shares, roughly 161 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 Norwegian Cruise Line.

Find out more about how you can short Norwegian Cruise Line stock.

Norwegian Cruise Line'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 Norwegian Cruise Line.

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

Norwegian Cruise Line's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.48

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Norwegian Cruise Line's overall score of 29.48 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 52nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Norwegian Cruise Line 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Norwegian Cruise Line's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Norwegian Cruise Line's environmental score

Environmental score: 16.54/100

Norwegian Cruise Line's environmental score of 16.54 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Norwegian Cruise Line is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Norwegian Cruise Line's social score

Social score: 13.47/100

Norwegian Cruise Line's social score of 13.47 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Norwegian Cruise Line is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Norwegian Cruise Line's governance score

Governance score: 6.96/100

Norwegian Cruise Line's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Norwegian Cruise Line is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Norwegian Cruise Line's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Norwegian Cruise Line scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Norwegian Cruise Line has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.48
Total ESG percentile 52.32
Environmental score 16.54
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 13.47
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 6.96
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

Norwegian Cruise Line share dividends

We're not expecting Norwegian Cruise Line to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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Norwegian Cruise Line share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Norwegian Cruise Line's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.03 up to $56.2199. 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 Norwegian Cruise Line's is 2.8703. This would suggest that Norwegian Cruise Line's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

To put Norwegian Cruise Line's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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Norwegian Cruise Line overview

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a cruise company in the North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally. The company operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. It offers cruise itineraries ranging from a few days to 180-days calling on various locations, including destinations in Scandinavia, Russia, the Mediterranean, the Greek Isles, Alaska, Canada and New England, India and the rest of Asia, Tahiti and the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Africa, South America, the Panama Canal, the Caribbean, and Harvest Caye. As of February 20, 2020, the company had 28 ships with approximately 59,150 berths. It distributes its products through retail/travel advisor, international travel advisor, and onboard cruise sales channels, as well as meetings, incentives, and charters. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

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