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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 14631.03. Since its IPO date on the 4/28/1993, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., RCL performance year to date is -26.17%. Today Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., RCL has gained -6.08%, with a current price of 69.49.

Ownership of the company is 1.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 78.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 42.70%. Return of assets are at 3.60%, 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 1.12. While Total debt/equity is 1.23. With a profit margin of 9.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 39.10%, and operating margin of 11.30%. 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 -17.42%. The 52-week high is -32.13%, and the 52-week low is 9.30%. The average volume for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., RCL is 5454120.

With a target price of 95, 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 22.6 and a forward P/E of 10.54. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.13. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.74 and 1.96 respectively. For P/cash, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a value of 83.51, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 69.49, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a dividend yield of 2.03%. We see a return on equity of 9.50%.

Looking more long-term Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 20.03%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.17% 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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