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Executive Summary

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company.


Snowflake Analysis

High growth potential second-rate dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has Royal Caribbean Cruises's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: RCL's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.5%

RCL

-0.9%

US Hospitality

2.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

-54.9%

RCL

-27.9%

US Hospitality

15.4%

US Market

Return vs Industry: RCL underperformed the US Hospitality industry which returned -26.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: RCL underperformed the US Market which returned 16.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

RCLIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.5%-0.9%2.6%
30 Day4.1%2.8%6.1%
90 Day24.1%9.8%16.6%
1 Year-53.8%-54.9%-26.3%-27.9%17.8%15.4%
3 Year-54.8%-57.8%-18.6%-24.1%43.9%34.7%
5 Year-38.8%-45.0%-2.5%-13.1%76.2%57.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Royal Caribbean Cruises's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Royal Caribbean Cruises undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

56.13x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: RCL ($49.53) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($6.84)

Significantly Below Fair Value: RCL is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: RCL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (56.1x) compared to the US Hospitality industry average (26.6x).

PE vs Market: RCL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (56.1x) compared to the US market (18.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: RCL is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: RCL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Hospitality industry average (1.6x).


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Future Growth

How is Royal Caribbean Cruises forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?

111.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: RCL's forecast earnings growth (111.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: RCL's earnings (111.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: RCL's revenue (34% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: RCL's revenue (34% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: RCL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.6%).


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Past Performance

How has Royal Caribbean Cruises performed over the past 5 years?

15.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: RCL has a large one-off loss of $1.1B impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: RCL's current net profit margins (1.8%) are lower than last year (18.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: RCL's earnings have grown by 15.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: RCL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: RCL had negative earnings growth (-90%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Hospitality industry average (-44.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: RCL's Return on Equity (2%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Royal Caribbean Cruises's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: RCL's short term assets ($4.6B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($9.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: RCL's short term assets ($4.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($13.7B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: RCL's debt to equity ratio (147.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: RCL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 107.6% to 147.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: RCL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.8%).

Interest Coverage: RCL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.1x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Royal Caribbean Cruises's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

6.30%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: RCL's dividend (6.3%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.65%).

High Dividend: RCL's dividend (6.3%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.48%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, RCL has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: RCL's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (344.5%), RCL's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: RCL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (15.4% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

7.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Richard Fain (72 yo)

32.33yrs

Tenure

US$14,358,919

Compensation

Mr. Richard D. Fain has been the Chief Executive Officer at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. since April 1988. Mr. Fain serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Azamara Club Cruises, Inc. Prior to Royal Caribb ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Richard's total compensation ($USD14.36M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.29M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Richard's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Richard Fain
Chairman & CEO32.33yrsUS$14.36m0.50%
$ 50.0m
Jason Liberty
Executive VP & CFO7.25yrsUS$5.42m0.011%
$ 1.1m
Harri Kulovaara
Executive Vice President of Maritime & Newbuilding15.58yrsUS$3.42m0.0072%
$ 712.5k
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo
President & CEO of Celebrity Cruises5.67yrsUS$4.43m0.0085%
$ 843.4k
Michael Bayley
President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International5.67yrsUS$7.06m0.018%
$ 1.8m
Henry Pujol
Senior VP7.25yrsno data0.019%
$ 1.9m
Martha Poulter
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer2.67yrsno datano data
Carola Mengolini
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Bradley Stein
Senior VP9.5yrsno data0.0064%
$ 639.0k
Laura Miller
Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior VP2.58yrsno datano data
Gavin Smith
Senior Vice President of International11.67yrsno datano data
Rob Zeiger
Global Chief Communications Officer & VPno datano datano data

7.3yrs

Average Tenure

61yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: RCL's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Richard Fain
Chairman & CEO32.33yrsUS$14.36m0.50%
$ 50.0m
William Reilly
Independent Director22.58yrsUS$284.47k0.0082%
$ 817.6k
William Kimsey
Independent Lead Director6.92yrsUS$381.97k0.010%
$ 990.3k
Donald Thompson
Independent Director5.25yrsUS$273.25k0.013%
$ 1.3m
Ann Moore
Independent Director8.25yrsUS$265.75k0.0080%
$ 788.9k
John Brock
Independent Director6.5yrsUS$273.25k0.0071%
$ 703.5k
Eyal Ofer
Director25.25yrsUS$270.75k0.015%
$ 1.4m
Vagn Sørensen
Independent Director9.08yrsUS$291.89k0.011%
$ 1.1m
Stephen Howe
Independent Director1.67yrsUS$273.42k0.00093%
$ 92.3k
Maritza Montiel
Independent Director4.67yrsUS$307.50k0.0015%
$ 145.9k

7.6yrs

Average Tenure

69yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: RCL's board of directors are considered experienced (7.6 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: RCL insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • Ticker: RCL
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1968
  • Industry: Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: US$9.923b
  • Shares outstanding: 209.39m
  • Website: https://www.rclinvestor.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • 1050 Caribbean Way
  • Miami
  • Florida
  • 33132-2096
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
RCLNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesUSUSDApr 1993
RC8DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURApr 1993
0I1WLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesGBUSDApr 1993
RCL *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon SharesMXMXNApr 1993

Biography

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company. The company operates cruises under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, and Silversea Cruises brands. The R ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/06 00:07
End of Day Share Price2020/08/05 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.