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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) is a leading travel services business based in the US. It opened the day at $56.71 after a previous close of $58.5. During the day the price has varied from a low of $56.391 to a high of $59.65. The latest price was $58.5 (25 minute delay). Royal Caribbean Cruises is listed on the NYSE and employs 85,300 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Royal Caribbean Cruises's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $50.02, which is 52.86% down on its pre-crash value of $106.11 and 159.84% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $19.25.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Royal Caribbean Cruises shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $242.15 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 $429.67.
|52-week range||$19.25 - $135.315|
|50-day moving average||$50.5112|
|200-day moving average||$58.6718|
|Wall St. target price||$60|
|Dividend yield||$3.12 (6.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.879|
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|1 week (2020-08-07)||12.28%|
|1 month (2020-07-14)||21.50%|
|3 months (2020-05-14)||66.43%|
|6 months (2020-02-14)||-48.30%|
|1 year (2019-08-14)||-43.85%|
|2 years (2018-08-14)||-49.74%|
|3 years (2017-08-14)||-51.09%|
|5 years (2015-08-14)||-34.92%|
Valuing Royal Caribbean Cruises stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Royal Caribbean Cruises's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Royal Caribbean Cruises'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 Cruises 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.
However, Royal Caribbean Cruises's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the travel services industry or those of similar companies.
Royal Caribbean Cruises'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 Cruises'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 Royal Caribbean Cruises's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Royal Caribbean Cruises's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.9 billion (£2.2 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Royal Caribbean Cruises's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Royal Caribbean Cruises's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$10.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.99%|
|Gross profit TTM||$5.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.18%|
|Return on equity TTM||1.89%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 24.2 million Royal Caribbean Cruises shares held short by investors – that's known as Royal Caribbean Cruises's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% down from 25.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Royal Caribbean Cruises shares can be evaluated.
Royal Caribbean Cruises's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Royal Caribbean Cruises shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Royal Caribbean Cruises shares traded daily (recently around 18.6 million). Royal Caribbean Cruises's SIR currently stands at 1.3. In other words for every 100,000 Royal Caribbean Cruises shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1300 shares are currently held short.
To gain some more context, you can compare Royal Caribbean Cruises's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.
However Royal Caribbean Cruises's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Royal Caribbean Cruises shares, or, against the total number of tradable Royal Caribbean Cruises shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Royal Caribbean Cruises's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Royal Caribbean Cruises shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1374% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Royal Caribbean Cruises shares, roughly 137 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 Cruises.
Find out more about how you can short Royal Caribbean Cruises 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 Royal Caribbean Cruises.
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: 19.95
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Royal Caribbean Cruises's overall score of 19.95 (as at 07/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 27th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Royal Caribbean Cruises 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 Royal Caribbean Cruises's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Environmental score: 7/100
Social score: 8.31/100
Governance score: 2.63/100
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Royal Caribbean Cruises scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Royal Caribbean Cruises hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
|Total ESG score||19.95|
|Total ESG percentile||26.98|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 357.65% of net profits
Recently Royal Caribbean Cruises 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 6.11% 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 Cruises shareholders could enjoy a 6.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Royal Caribbean Cruises's case, that would currently equate to about $3.12 per share.
Royal Caribbean Cruises'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 Cruises'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").
Royal Caribbean Cruises's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
Royal Caribbean Cruises'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 Cruises shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Royal Caribbean Cruises shares which in turn could have impacted Royal Caribbean Cruises's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Royal Caribbean Cruises'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 Cruises's is 2.4324. This would suggest that Royal Caribbean Cruises's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
To put Royal Caribbean Cruises's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 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. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
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