Wolfe Research analyst Greg Badishkanian upgraded Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to Outperform from Peer Perform. The analyst is bullish on the industry as early indicators show a kick start in booking interest.
Stocktargetadvisor has a average target of $28 and a consensus Buy rating on the stock.
STA Research’s analysis of the stock is Neutral with a score of 5.4 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 very bullish.
What to like
Superior risk adjusted returns
This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.
Underpriced compared to earnings
The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.
Superior capital utilization
The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.
Superior return on assets
The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.
Positive free cash flow
The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Underpriced on free cash flow basis
The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.
Superior Revenue Growth
This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.
What to not like:
Low market capitalization
This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.
The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.
Overpriced compared to book value
The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.
The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.
The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Low Earnings Growth
This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector
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