How to buy Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Royal Caribbean Cruises shares.
Royal Caribbean International is a major global cruise line headquartered in Miami and originally founded in 1968. Today it's the world's largest cruise line by revenue.
Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) shares dropped as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, which severely affected tourism and cruise industries. However with demand for tourism picking up again, RCL shares have soared as of 2023.
How to buy shares in Royal Caribbean Cruises
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Royal Caribbean Cruises. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: RCL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Royal Caribbean Cruises reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$105.69, 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 Royal Caribbean Cruises, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Royal Caribbean Cruises. 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.
What's in this guide?
- Royal Caribbean Cruises key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Royal Caribbean Cruises stock a buy or sell?
- Royal Caribbean Cruises performance over time
- Is Royal Caribbean Cruises suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Royal Caribbean Cruises shares over-valued?
- Royal Caribbean Cruises's financials
- How volatile are Royal Caribbean Cruises shares?
- Does Royal Caribbean Cruises pay a dividend?
- Have Royal Caribbean Cruises shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Royal Caribbean Cruises stock price (NYSE:RCL)Use our graph to track the performance of RCL stocks over time.
Have Royal Caribbean Cruises's shares ever split?
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 the split, the next day you would own 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.
Royal Caribbean Cruises shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$47.91 - US$112.95|
|50-day moving average||US$91.9204|
|200-day moving average||US$86.0895|
|Dividend yield||US$0 (5.25%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$3.28|
Royal Caribbean Cruises price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-22)||0.70%|
|1 month (2023-10-27)||27.63%|
|3 months (2023-08-29)||5.13%|
|6 months (2023-05-26)||33.78%|
|1 year (2022-11-29)||76.36%|
|2 years (2021-11-29)||51.22%|
|3 years (2020-11-30)||34.11%|
|5 years (2018-11-30)||-6.53%|
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Is it a good time to buy Royal Caribbean Cruises stock?
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Is Royal Caribbean Cruises under- or over-valued?
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 P/E ratio
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 32x. In other words, Royal Caribbean Cruises shares trade at around 32x 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.
Royal Caribbean Cruises's PEG ratio
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.
Royal Caribbean Cruises's EBITDA
Royal Caribbean Cruises's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.8 billion (£3 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Royal Caribbean Cruises's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Royal Caribbean Cruises share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Royal Caribbean Cruises's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$47.91 up to US$112.95. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Royal Caribbean Cruises's is 2.46. This would suggest that Royal Caribbean Cruises's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Royal Caribbean Cruises financials
|Revenue TTM||US$13.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||30.41%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$2.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||23.71%|
|Market capitalisation||US$27.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Royal Caribbean Cruises share dividends
We're not expecting Royal Caribbean Cruises to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Royal Caribbean Cruises'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 Cruises.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Royal Caribbean Cruises'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 Cruises'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 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.).
Royal Caribbean Cruises's environmental score
Environmental score: 7/100
Royal Caribbean Cruises's social score
Social score: 8.31/100
Royal Caribbean Cruises's governance score
Governance score: 2/100
Royal Caribbean Cruises's controversy score
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.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.81|
|Total ESG percentile||26.14|
|Level of controversy||3|
Royal Caribbean Cruises overview
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company worldwide. The company operates cruises under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises brands, which comprise a range of itineraries. As of February 13, 2023, it operated 64 ships. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
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