Analyzing Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) By Technical Indicators


As of Wednesday close, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s (NYSE:NCLH) stock was up $0.11, moving up 0.68 percent to $16.32. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 11,788,580 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.27 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 19,137,469, while in the previous 50 days, it was 22,590,098.

Since last month, NCLH stock rose 3.10%. Shares of the company fell to $14.60 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $23.90 was reached on 02/09/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $10.31. Since the beginning of this year, NCLH’s stock price has dropped by -21.31% or -$4.42, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has declined by -31.72% since its 52-week high.

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NCLH stock investors should be aware that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 10 days ago on Nov 15. Del Rio Frank J, the Pres. & CEO of the company, disposed of 58,072 shares for $18.33 on Nov 15. It resulted in a $1,064,639 divestment by the insider. Kempa Mark sold 25,000 shares at an average price of $18.54 on Nov 15. The insider now owns 197,651 shares following the transaction. On Nov 14, EVP Gen. Counsel & Asst. Sec’y Farkas Daniel S sold 44,000 shares at $17.93 apiece. The transaction was valued at $788,700.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 2.48. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.81, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 17.18.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s quick ratio stood at 0.40, while its current ratio was 0.50, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 32.25, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 34.78. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 1.20% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled -76.50%. Based on annual data, NCLH earned -$960.05 million in gross profit and brought in $647.99 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was -26.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -256.40%.

In Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $12.89 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. NCLH’s revenue rose 99.73% to $1.19 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.62 billion. While analysts expected Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. to report -$0.86 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$1.14 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -32.60%. During the quarter, the company generated $16.87 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. were 18.55 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $13.95 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $421.4 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s (NCLH) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 50.20%, the RSI 9-day stood at 47.10% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. price is down by -7.22% percent or -$1.27. At present, NCLH shares trade +2.64% above its 20-day simple moving average and +30.98% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +8.29% above its SMA50 and -28.26% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 17.74% and Stochastic coefficient D was 19.31%, while ATR was 0.94. Given the Stochastic reading of 19.66% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 51.34%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.79, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.70.

Analyst Ratings

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. downgraded its rating on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) to an Underperform in a note to investors on November 17, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Outperform rating on the stock.Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, NCLH is a sell, and 8 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $20.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $13.00 – $26.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) will achieve an average price target of $18.54.


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