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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 2329.45, and so far today it has a volume of 1167293. Performance year to date since the 4/28/1993 is -30.02%.

To help you determine whether Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.07 and forward P/E is 9.99. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a value for PEG of 1. P/S ratio is 1.79 and the P/B ratio is 1.85. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 86.45 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is trading at, 69.49 (-0.90% today), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a dividend yield of 2.14%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 42.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.49, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 15.48% after growing -11.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 27.00%, and 2.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 215.99, and the number of shares float is 167.9. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.80%, and institutional ownership is at 78.60%. The float short is 7.67%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.53. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.60%, 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 1.12 and total debt/equity is 1.23. In terms of margins, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a gross margin of 39.50%, with its operating margin at 11.30%, and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a profit margin of 9.10%.

The 52 week high is -32.12%, with 9.31% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.77% and the 200 day simple moving average is -12.63%.

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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