How to buy Royal Caribbean Group (RCL) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Royal Caribbean Group shares.

Royal Caribbean Group
- $0.49 ( - 0.58%)

Royal Caribbean Group (RCL) is a leading travel services business based in the US. It opened the day at $83.24 after a previous close of $83.73. During the day the price has varied from a low of $82.86 to a high of $84.87. The latest price was $84.63 (25 minute delay). 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

  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: 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Royal Caribbean Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Royal Caribbean Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $84.91, which is 19.98% down on its pre-crash value of $106.11 and 341.09% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $19.25.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Royal Caribbean Group 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 $729.38.

Royal Caribbean Group share price (NYSE:RCL)

Use our graph to track the performance of RCL stocks over time.

Royal Caribbean Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Previous close$83.73
Change %1.0749%
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week range$51.33 - $99.24
50-day moving average$86.1097
200-day moving average$84.3355
Wall St. target price$93.08
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-22.179
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Fees for buying 10x Royal Caribbean Group shares with popular platforms

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Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £2.77
£617.52 total
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£617.83 total
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£620.90 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.07
£615.82 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.10
£617.86 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £18.13
£632.88 total
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£631.99 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £17.21
£631.97 total
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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 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.

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 PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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 (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 that into context you can compare it against similar companies.


Revenue TTM $93.4 million
Gross profit TTM $-462,699,000
Return on assets TTM -6.54%
Return on equity TTM -59.49%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $30.955
Market capitalisation $21.6 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 14.6 million Royal Caribbean Group shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 0.9% down from 14.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Royal Caribbean Group shares can be evaluated.

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 3.89. In other words for every 100,000 Royal Caribbean Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3890 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 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Royal Caribbean Group shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0635% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Royal Caribbean Group shares, roughly 64 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.

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.

Total ESG risk score

Royal Caribbean Group's 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.

Environmental score

Royal Caribbean Group's environmental score: 7/100

Social score

Royal Caribbean Group's social score: 8.31/100

Governance score

Royal Caribbean Group's governance score: 2/100

Controversy score

Royal Caribbean Group's 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


Forward annual dividend yield: 5.25% of stock value

Royal Caribbean Group'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 Group's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Royal Caribbean Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $51.33 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 2.7037. 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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