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Is Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.(NYSE: RCL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/28/1993. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is in the Resorts & Casinos industry and Services sector. Average volume for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., is 2359.59, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 4/28/1993 is -27.16%.

To help you determine whether Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.3 and forward P/E is 10.2. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a value for PEG of 1.09. P/S ratio is 1.83 and the P/B ratio is 2.01. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 130.71 and 119.98 respectively.

At the current price Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is trading at, 72.99 (0.00% today), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a dividend yield of 2.06%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 43.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.27, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 14.57% after growing -11.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 124.60%, and 5.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 210.24, and the number of shares float is 167.91. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.20%, and institutional ownership is at 78.10%. The float short is 8.53%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.07. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.40%, and also a return on investment of 5.30%.

The ability for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.2, and quick ratio is 0.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.99 and total debt/equity is 1.1. In terms of margins, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a gross margin of 39.10%, with its operating margin at 11.10%, and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a profit margin of 8.60%.

The 52 week high is -28.70%, with 14.81% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.56% and the 200 day simple moving average is -11.27%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

 

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