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 $2.8 billion.
|Latest market close||$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|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.415|
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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 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 "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 (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.
|Revenue TTM||$2.8 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-4.12%|
|Return on equity TTM||-60.85%|
|Market capitalisation||$7.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Total ESG score||29.48|
|Total ESG percentile||52.32|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||2|
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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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.
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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