| Royal Caribbean Group is a cruise company. Co. controls and operates four cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea Cruises (collectively, Co.'s Global Brands). Co. also owns a joint venture interest in TUI Cruises GmbH, that operates the German brands TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (collectively, Co.'s Partner Brands). Together, Co.'s Global Brands and its Partner Brands operate ships in the cruise vacation industry. Co. handles various travel aspects related to guest reservations and transportation, including arranging guest pre- and post-hotel stay arrangements and air transportation. The RCL YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the RCL YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether RCL YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the RCL YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.