How to buy Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) shares in the UK
Learn how to easily invest in Norwegian Cruise Line shares.
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. Its last market close was $26.53 – an increase of 0.68% over the previous week. Norwegian Cruise Line employs 34,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $23.6 million.
How to buy shares in Norwegian Cruise Line
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: NCLH in this case.
- Research Norwegian Cruise Line shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Norwegian Cruise Line shares. It's that simple.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Norwegian Cruise Line?
- Has coronavirus impacted Norwegian Cruise Line shares?
- Norwegian Cruise Line shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Norwegian Cruise Line stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Can I short Norwegian Cruise Line shares?
- Is Norwegian Cruise Line suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Norwegian Cruise Line shares over-valued?
- How volatile are Norwegian Cruise Line shares?
- Does Norwegian Cruise Line pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Norwegian Cruise Line's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Norwegian Cruise Line's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $26.53, which is 43.52% down on its pre-crash value of $46.97 and 277.38% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $7.03.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Norwegian Cruise Line shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $178.41 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $489.48.
Norwegian Cruise Line share price (NYSE:NCLH)Use our graph to track the performance of NCLH stocks over time.
Norwegian Cruise Line shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$26.53|
|52-week range||$14.77 - $34.485|
|50-day moving average||$26.1794|
|200-day moving average||$27.7183|
|Wall St. target price||$30.62|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-11.077|
Fees for buying 50x Norwegian Cruise Line shares with popular platforms
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Is it a good time to buy Norwegian Cruise Line stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
Norwegian Cruise Line price performance over time
|1 week (2021-10-07)||-1.67%|
|1 month (2021-09-17)||3.67%|
|3 months (2021-07-17)||-0.79%|
|6 months (2021-04-16)||-6.32%|
|1 year (2020-10-16)||63.77%|
|2 years (2019-10-17)||-46.71%|
|3 years (2018-10-17)||-48.41%|
|5 years (2016-10-17)||-29.20%|
Is Norwegian Cruise Line under- or over-valued?
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.
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 PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.
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 (£0.0 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 that into context you can compare it against similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$23.6 million|
|Gross profit TTM||$-413,153,000|
|Return on assets TTM||-7.77%|
|Return on equity TTM||-87%|
|Market capitalisation||$9.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Norwegian Cruise Line shares
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "NCLH.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 49.5 million Norwegian Cruise Line shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 1.6% up from 48.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Norwegian Cruise Line shares can be evaluated.
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 13.2 million). Norwegian Cruise Line's SIR currently stands at 3.75. In other words for every 100,000 Norwegian Cruise Line shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3750 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 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Norwegian Cruise Line shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1345% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Norwegian Cruise Line shares, roughly 135 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 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.
Total ESG risk score
Norwegian Cruise Line's 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
|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|
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.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Norwegian Cruise Line's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.77 up to $34.485. 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 2.7206. 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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