Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. (MCRI) and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) Comparing side by side

This is a contrast between Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRI) and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) based on their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Resorts & Casinos and they also compete with each other.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. 240.32M 3.42 34.10M 1.83 24.03
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 9.49B 2.58 1.81B 8.58 13.71

In table 1 we can see Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. appears to has higher revenue and earnings than Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. The company that is more expensive between the two has a higher price-to-earnings ratio. Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. is currently more expensive than Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., because it’s trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 hightlights the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. 14.19% 10.6% 8%
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 19.07% 16.5% 7%

Risk and Volatility

Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. has a 1.22 beta, while its volatility is 22.00% which is more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a 1.54 beta and it is 54.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. has a Current Ratio of 0.8 and a Quick Ratio of 0.7. Competitively, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Current Ratio is 0.2 and has 0.2 Quick Ratio. Monarch Casino & Resort Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.


Meanhile, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s yearly dividend is $2.6 per share and 2.24% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out by Monarch Casino & Resort Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

The next table highlights the shown recommendations and ratings for Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 0 1 4 2.80

Meanwhile, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s consensus price target is $135.2, while its potential upside is 15.29%.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Roughly 62.2% of Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors while 72.8% of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. are owned by institutional investors. About 33.58% of Monarch Casino & Resort Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 10.5% of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. -0.99% 1.8% 9.12% -6.82% 3.67% 15.42%
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. -2.39% -1.97% 4.57% -5.06% -5.07% 20.34%

For the past year Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. was less bullish than Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.


On 11 of the 15 factors Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. beats Monarch Casino & Resort Inc.

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, a hotel/casino facility in Reno, Nevada; and the Monarch Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk, Colorado. As of February 22, 2017, its Atlantis Casino Resort Spa featured approximately 61,000 square feet of casino space; 824 guest rooms and suites; 8 food outlets; 2 espresso and pastry bars; a 30,000 square foot health spa and salon with an enclosed year-round pool; 2 retail outlets offering clothing and traditional gift shop merchandise; an 8,000 square-foot family entertainment center; and approximately 52,000 square feet of banquet, convention, and meeting room space. The companyÂ’s Atlantis Casino Resort Spa also featured approximately 1,450 slot and video poker machines; approximately 38 table games, including blackjack, craps, roulette, and others; a race and sports book; a 24-hour live keno lounge; and a poker room. In addition, its Monarch Casino Black Hawk featured approximately 30,000 square feet of casino space, 720 slot machines, 14 table games, a 250 seat buffet-style restaurant, a snack bar, and a nine story parking structure with approximately 1,350 spaces, as well as additional existing valet parking capacity to 1,500 spaces. Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is based in Reno, Nevada.

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