Norwegian Cruise Line offers some of the most entertaining cruises on the market. The company puts a lot of effort into designing the best onboard experience. Some of the entertainment options available on NCL cruises include Broadway shows like Rock of Ages and Million Dollar Quartet. There is a fascinating show of acrobats as well titled ‘Cirque Dreams’. Besides these shows, the customers will have a great experience dining on NCL ships. There are many options available, from higher class restaurants to burger bars and so on. “With up to 29 dining options, our wide range of complimentary and speciality restaurants offer tastes you’ll crave. And whether you’re dining inside or Oceanside, you have the freedom and flexibility of no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating,” – advertises the company’s website.

NCL is advertised as having the youngest fleet among the major North American cruise lines. The company lists 17 ships on its website, the capacity of which varies from lower 2000s up to 4004 of Norwegian Bliss. The ships are very new with most of them having been built in 2018. The company offers many choices when it comes to the destinations. Some of these destinations include Hawaii, Cuba, Bermuda, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Asia, Europe and so on. There are different kinds of offers as well that accommodate solo travelers as well as families. Overall, the company focuses a lot on customer experience. “Thanks to a wide range of revolutionary features, in addition to a number of new spaces and interactive experiences meant to excite and inspire, you’re guaranteed a holiday like no other,” – reads the company’s website.

NCLH analysis and forecast

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Some of the major shareholders of the company include Apollo Global Management, which owns 15.8% of NCLH, Genting Group, with 11.1% of the shares and TPG Capital, which is the owner of 2.3% of the company’s shares. Overall, Norwegian has an 8% market share in the cruise sector.

One of the tools used to analyze the future prospects of NCLH is the Price to Earnings Ratio. According to Yahoo Finance “Norwegian Cruise Line has a trailing twelve months PE ratio of 11.8”, which “compares pretty favorably with the market at large, as the PE for the S&P 500 compares in at about 19.6.” In addition to this, the company has proven to maintain a strong growth as well as earning power which is extremely important for investors who seek a long-term value. Consequently, even though the company’s stocks are down this year compared to the start of 2018, the lower price could be taken by the markets as a ‘buy’ signal considering the company’s strong track record.


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