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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL): Commentary On Fundamentals

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I've been keeping an eye on Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe RCL has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a company with a an impressive history of performance, trading at a discount. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, read the full report on Royal Caribbean Cruises here.

Good value with proven track record

Over the past few years, RCL has demonstrated a proven ability to generate robust returns of 7.5% Unsurprisingly, RCL surpassed the industry return of 6.4%, which gives us more confidence of the company's capacity to drive earnings going forward. RCL is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company's expected cash flow going forward. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts' consensus forecast growth be correct. Compared to the rest of the hospitality industry, RCL is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This further reaffirms that RCL is potentially undervalued.

NYSE:RCL Income Statement, May 14th 2019

Next Steps:

For Royal Caribbean Cruises, I've put together three fundamental factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for RCL’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for RCL’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are RCL’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of RCL? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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