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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., RCL

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., RCL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Resorts & Casinos in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., RCL  has a market cap of 14300.99. Since its IPO date on the 4/28/1993, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., RCL performance year to date is -31.76%. Today Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., RCL has gained 2.38%, with a current price of 68.38.

Ownership of the company is 1.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 43.40%. Return of assets are at 3.40%, with return on investment at 5.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., RCL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.99. While Total debt/equity is 1.1. With a profit margin of 8.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 39.10%, and operating margin of 11.10%. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.2, while the quick ratio is 0.2.

For the last year Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., RCL has seen a EPS growth of -11.90%. A performance for the year of -11.34%. The 52-week high is -33.21%, and the 52-week low is 7.56%. The average volume for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., RCL is 1683604.

With a target price of 99.06, can Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., RCL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., RCL. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a P/E of 20.89 and a forward P/E of 9.51. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.02. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.7 and 1.88 respectively. For P/cash, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a value of 121.81, while it is 111.81 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 68.38, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a dividend yield of 2.19%. We see a return on equity of 8.90%.

Looking more long-term Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 20.53%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.80% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -11.90% for this year and for the last five years a 5.00% growth has been seen.

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