In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd is reporting a growth rate of -329.35%; that's higher than merely 6.06% of US stocks.
As for revenue growth, note that NCLH's revenue has grown -56.77% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of just 3.76% of US companies in our set.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is -76.81%, greater than the shareholder yield of merely 3.6% of stocks in our set.
If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, a group of peers worth examining would be LAUR, AA, VST, X, and MOS.
Ironically, NCLH was up more than 7% Thursday, which increased the market cap, and hence enterprise value by $500 million. To get to the 2019 year-end EV of $41.95 billion would require a share price just above $23.
Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Woronka has Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line rated at Hold. “It’s unlikely, in our view, that entire fleets will be back in the water much before year end,” he writes.
NCLH has issued sizable amounts of both debt and equity since the pandemic began. Since then NCLH raised an additional $850 million in debt. The best way, in my view, to put this all together for an apples-to-apples comparison, before the pandemic and now, is via Enterprise Value or EV (market Cap - cash + debt).
2020 was a wild year for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NYSE: NCLH) stock, starting out strong, then succumbing to an 83% decline between February and March as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, and finally ending the year down 58%. The smallest of the big three publicly traded cruise lines, Norwegian Cruise stock currently carries a market capitalization of only $6.7 billion.