How to buy Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Royal Caribbean Cruises shares.

Royal Caribbean Group
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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 have dropped recently as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, which has affected the tourism and cruise industries. This could mean the current Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) share price is a potential buying opportunity for higher-risk investors who think the company is now undervalued.

How to buy shares in Royal Caribbean Cruises

  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 Royal Caribbean Cruises. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: RCL. 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 Royal Caribbean Cruises 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$83.73, 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.
  6. 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 on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Royal Caribbean Cruises stock price (NYSE:RCL)

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Royal Caribbean Cruises shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week rangeUS$51.33 - US$99.24
50-day moving average US$86.1097
200-day moving average US$84.3355
Target priceUS$93.08
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield US$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-22.179

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Royal Caribbean Cruises price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $84.63

1 week (2021-10-18) -1.46%
1 month (2021-09-24) -6.68%
3 months (2021-07-23) 8.89%
6 months (2021-04-23) -1.38%
1 year (2020-10-23) 31.25%
2 years (2019-10-25) -24.01%
3 years (2018-10-25) -21.60%
5 years (2016-10-25) 19.82%

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 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$1.2 billion (£0.0 million).

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 financials

Revenue TTM US$93.4 million
Gross profit TTM US$-462,699,000
Return on assets TTM -6.54%
Return on equity TTM -59.49%
Profit margin 0%
Book value 30.955
Market capitalisation US$21.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Royal Caribbean Cruises shares

There are currently 14.6 million Royal Caribbean Cruises shares held short by investors – that's known as Royal Caribbean Cruises's "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 Cruises shares can be evaluated.

Royal Caribbean Cruises's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

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 3.8 million). Royal Caribbean Cruises's SIR currently stands at 3.89. In other words for every 100,000 Royal Caribbean Cruises shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3890 shares are currently held short.

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 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Royal Caribbean Cruises shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0635% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Royal Caribbean Cruises 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 Cruises.

Find out more about how you can short Royal Caribbean Cruises stock.

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 12/31/2018) 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

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 Cruises share dividends

We're not expecting Royal Caribbean Cruises to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Royal Caribbean Cruises's shares ever split?

Royal Caribbean Cruises's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 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.

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$51.33 up to US$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 Cruises's is 2.7037. 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 overview

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company worldwide. The company operates cruises under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara, and Silversea Cruises brands, which comprise a range of itineraries that call on approximately 1,000 destinations. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 61 ships with an aggregate capacity of approximately 137,930 berths. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

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