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Profile - P&O Princess Cruises plc (NYSE:POC)
As of 31-Aug-2001
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Aug 29Price hit new 52-week high ($23.09)
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Sep 17Dividend payment of $0.12
77 New Oxford Street
London WC1A 1PP, UK
Phone: (207) 805-1200
Fax: (207) 805-1240
Employees (last reported count): 19,028
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·Insider and 5%+ Owners: 17%
·Institutional: 1% (1% of float)
(15 institutions)
·Net Inst. Buying: 1.18M shares (+40.46%)
(prior quarter to latest quarter)
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Business Summary
P&O Princess Cruises plc is a cruise company. It includes Princess Cruises, the North American brand; P&O Cruises, the United Kingdom cruise brand; AIDA, a German cruise company; and P&O Cruises Australia, Swan Hellenic in the United Kingdom and Seetours International in Germany. The Company is a major provider of cruises to Alaska, Europe, the Panama Canal and other exotic areas, and has a growing presence in the Caribbean. The current fleet of 18 ships offering 25,600 berths is set to grow over the next four years with the addition of nine ships offering a further 19,620 berths. P&O Princess Cruises was formed from the demerger of The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company in October 2000.
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Financial Summary
P&O Princess Cruises plc, is an international cruise company with operations in North America, Europe and Australia. POC currently operates a fleet of 18 cruise ships. For the three months ended 3/31/01, revenues increased 4% to $542.1 million. Net income before U.S. GAAP adjustment decreased 60% to $18 million. Revenues reflect increased capacity due to the introduction of a new ship. Net income was offset by increased fuel costs.

Recent Earnings Announcement
For the 3 months ended 06/30/2001, revenues were 647,600; after tax earnings were 89,000. (Preliminary; reported in thousands of dollars.)

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Lord SterlingChairman
Peter RatcliffCEO, Director
Nick LuffCFO, Director
Charles ArkinstallExec. VP, and Technical Maritime Affairs
Dean BrownExec. VP, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, Princess Cruises
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Statistics at a Glance -- NYSE:POCAs of 31-Aug-2001
Price and Volume
52-Week Low
on 13-Nov-2000
Recent Price$22.00 
52-Week High
on 29-Aug-2001
Daily Volume (3-month avg)16.8K
Daily Volume (10-day avg)5,000 
Stock Performance
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26-Week Change+6.3%
26-Week Change
relative to S&P500
Share-Related Items
Market Capitalization$3.81B
Shares Outstanding173.1M
Dividends & Splits
Annual Dividendnone 
Last Splitnone 
Per-Share Data
Book Value (mrq*)$13.98 
Earnings (ttm)$1.43 
Earnings (mrq)$0.52 
Sales (ttm)$14.26 
Valuation Ratios
Price/Book (mrq*)1.57 
Price/Earnings (ttm)15.41 
Price/Sales (ttm)1.54 
Income Statements
Sales (ttm)$2.45B
EBITDA (ttm*)$490.3M
Income available to common (ttm)$244.8M
Profit Margin (ttm)10.4%
Operating Margin (ttm)14.1%
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year EndsDec 31
Most recent quarter
(fully updated)
Most recent quarter
(flash earnings)
Management Effectiveness
Return on Assets (ttm)5.84%
Return on Equity (ttm)10.18%
Financial Strength
Current Ratio (mrq*)0.40 
Debt/Equity (mrq*)0 
Total Cash (mrq)$0 
Short Interest
As of 8-Aug-2001
Shares Short322.0K
Percent of Float0.2%
Shares Short
(Prior Month)
Short Ratio8.47 
Daily Volume38.0K
ADR Information
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