How to buy Royal Caribbean Group shares | 08 March

How to buy Royal Caribbean Group shares

Own Royal Caribbean Group shares in just a few minutes. Share price changes are updated daily.

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Royal Caribbean Group (RCL) is a leading travel services business based in the US. Royal Caribbean Group is listed on the NYSE and employs 84,900 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Royal Caribbean Group

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  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: RCL in this case.
  5. Research Royal Caribbean Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Royal Caribbean Group shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Royal Caribbean Group share price

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Royal Caribbean Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week range$19.25 - $99.24
50-day moving average $75.1738
200-day moving average $70.2974
Wall St. target price$74.82
PE ratio 57.3059
Dividend yield $0.78 (0.85%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.879
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Is it a good time to buy Royal Caribbean Group stock?

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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.

However, Royal Caribbean Group'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 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.

However, it's sensible to consider Royal Caribbean Group's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Royal Caribbean Group's EBITDA

Royal Caribbean Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.2 billion (£0.0 million).

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

To put Royal Caribbean Group's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Royal Caribbean Group financials

Revenue TTM $2.2 billion
Gross profit TTM $-462,699,000
Return on assets TTM -6.04%
Return on equity TTM -53.74%
Profit margin -262.47%
Book value $36.903
Market capitalisation $22.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Royal Caribbean Group shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "RCL.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 11.3 million Royal Caribbean Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Royal Caribbean Group's "short interest". This figure is 2.6% down from 11.6 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 3.8 million). Royal Caribbean Group's SIR currently stands at 3. In other words for every 100,000 Royal Caribbean Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3000 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Royal Caribbean Group's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

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 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Royal Caribbean Group shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0566% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Royal Caribbean Group shares, roughly 57 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: 21.81

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Royal Caribbean Group's overall score of 21.81 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 26th 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Royal Caribbean Group's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

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: 2/100

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. A high-profile company, 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.

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Royal Caribbean Group was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.81
Total ESG percentile 26.14
Environmental score 7
Social score 8.31
Governance score 2
Level of controversy 3

Royal Caribbean Group share dividends

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

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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 $99.24. 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 2.8709. This would suggest that Royal Caribbean Group's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

To put Royal Caribbean Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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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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