How to buy Norwegian Cruise Line shares

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH) is a leading travel services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$31.7 after a previous close of US$32.49. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD31.36 to a high of USD32.4599. The latest price was USD32.23 (25 minute delay). Norwegian Cruise Line is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Norwegian Cruise Line

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Norwegian Cruise Line. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NCLH. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Norwegian Cruise Line reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$32.12, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Norwegian Cruise Line, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Norwegian Cruise Line. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Norwegian Cruise Line share price

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Norwegian Cruise Line shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$31.7
HighUS$32.4599
LowUS$31.36
CloseUS$32.23
Previous closeUS$32.49
Change US$-0.26
Change % -0.8002%
Volume 12,015,075
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$12.56 - US$34.485
50-day moving average US$30.1906
200-day moving average US$27.4476
Target priceUS$31.45
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$4.415

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Is it a good time to buy Norwegian Cruise Line stock?

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Norwegian Cruise Line price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $32.23

1 week (2021-06-02) -2.54%
1 month (2021-05-13) 21.90%
3 months (2021-03-12) 4.88%
6 months (2020-12-11) 21.58%
1 year (2020-06-12) 57.22%
2 years (2019-06-13) -40.00%
3 years (2018-06-13) -39.69%
5 years (2016-06-13) -26.47%

Is Norwegian Cruise Line under- or over-valued?

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 PEG ratio

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.

Norwegian Cruise Line's EBITDA

Norwegian Cruise Line's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$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.

Norwegian Cruise Line financials

Revenue TTM US$36.1 million
Gross profit TTM US$-413,153,000
Return on assets TTM -7.87%
Return on equity TTM -80.02%
Profit margin 0%
Book value 11.833
Market capitalisation US$11.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Norwegian Cruise Line shares

There are currently 44.3 million Norwegian Cruise Line shares held short by investors – that's known as Norwegian Cruise Line's "short interest". This figure is 5.2% up from 42.2 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)

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 19.4 million). Norwegian Cruise Line's SIR currently stands at 2.28. In other words for every 100,000 Norwegian Cruise Line shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2280 shares are currently held short.

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 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Norwegian Cruise Line shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.132% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Norwegian Cruise Line shares, roughly 132 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.

Norwegian Cruise Line'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 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.

Norwegian Cruise Line's total ESG risk score

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 12/31/2018) 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.).

Norwegian Cruise Line's environmental score

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

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

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

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. 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.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.48
Total ESG percentile 52.32
Environmental score 16.54
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 13.47
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 6.96
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.

Norwegian Cruise Line share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Norwegian Cruise Line's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$12.56 up to US$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 2.8674. This would suggest that Norwegian Cruise Line's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Norwegian Cruise Line overview

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 itineraries ranging from three days to a 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, and the Caribbean. As of December 31, 2020, the company had 28 ships with approximately 59,150 berths. It distributes its products through retail/travel advisor and onboard cruise sales channels, as well as meetings, incentives, and charters. The company was founded in 1966 and is based in Miami, Florida.

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