Direct Line Insurance Group (DLG)

Sector:

Insurance

Index:

FTSE 100

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326.20p
   
  • Change Today:
      4.20p
  • 52 Week High: 393.20
  • 52 Week Low: 304.90
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,375.00m
  • Volume: 2,596,485
  • Market Cap: 4,485.25m
  • RiskGrade: 472
  • Beta: 0.01

DLG Overview

Insurance provider focused on the UK personal motor and home insurance market. Its roughly 10,000-strong staff serve clients online, by phone and indirectly through partners in its Commercial business, via brokers. Based in Bromley, it gained entry into the top flight index in September 2014, just over half a year after RBS sold its remaining stake in the outfit. Its brands include Direct Line, Privilege, Churchill, Brand Partners, NIG and Green Flag.

1 Day Chart (18-01-2019)

1 Day Chart

6 Month Chart

6 Month Chart

Financials

Latest F'cast
Div Yield 6.3% 8.4%
Div Cover 1.4 1.1
Op Mrgn 19.2% 16.3%
ROCE 21.9%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 11.1 10.9
PEG 0.3 6.1
Pr/Revenue 1.3 1.4
Pr/Book 1.5  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 4.3% -7.0%
PBT 52.7% -6.0%
EPS 37.9% -0.5%
DPS 39.7% 33.6%

DLG Fundamentals

Year Ending Revenue (m) Pre-tax (m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
31-Dec-13 3,317.00 407.30 25.12p 9.9 0.7 +15% 12.60p 5.0%
31-Dec-14 3,144.20 456.80 25.71p 11.3 5.7 +2% 13.20p 4.5%
31-Dec-15 3,110.10 507.50 38.85p 10.5 0.2 +51% 13.80p 3.4%
31-Dec-16 3,202.80 353.00 21.34p 17.3 n/a -45% 14.60p 4.0%
31-Dec-17 3,339.70 539.00 29.43p 13.0 0.3 +38% 20.40p 5.3%

a. Based on UK GAAP presentation of accounts - includes discontinued activities

DLG Forecasts

Year Ending Revenue (m) Pre-tax (m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
31-Dec-18 3,105.40 506.87 29.28p 11.1 n/a -0% 27.26p 8.4%
31-Dec-19 3,081.85 521.86 30.36p 10.7 2.9 +4% 28.62p 8.8%
31-Dec-20 3,094.44 518.65 30.69p 10.6 9.6 +1% 28.04p 8.6%

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DLG Company Announcements

Total Voting Rights 02-Jan-2019 11:00 RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding 02-Jan-2019 07:00 RNS
Holding(s) in Company 27-Dec-2018 12:00 RNS

Latest DLG Director Deals

Traded Action Notifier PriceAmountValue
28-Dec-18 Buy Humphrey Tomlinson 316.00p 48 151.68
28-Dec-18 Transfer From Humphrey Tomlinson 0.000p 24 0.00
28-Dec-18 Transfer From Steven Maddock 0.000p 71 0.00

Note 1: Prices and trades are provided by Digital Look Corporate Solutions and are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

Note 2: RiskGrade figures are provided by RiskMetrics.

Note 3: Above ratios are on a 'per annum' basis, adjusted for corporate actions and based on the fundamentals of the primary listed security.

Note 4: Under IFRS, all figures are based on 'Continuing' operations unless otherwise stated.

Note 5: In the case of dual listed securities, broker recommendations and forecasts relate to the primary listing.

Note 6: Forecast figures based on normalised accounts.

 

DLG Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 326.20p
Change Today 4.20p
% Change 1.30 %
52 Week High 393.20
52 Week Low 304.90
Volume 2,596,485
Shares Issued 1,375.00m
Market Cap 4,485.25m
Beta 0.01
RiskGrade 472

DLG Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
8.66% above the market average8.66% above the market average8.66% above the market average8.66% above the market average8.66% above the market average
53.85% above the sector average53.85% above the sector average53.85% above the sector average53.85% above the sector average53.85% above the sector average
Price Trend
12.4% below the market average12.4% below the market average12.4% below the market average12.4% below the market average12.4% below the market average
53.85% below the sector average53.85% below the sector average53.85% below the sector average53.85% below the sector average53.85% below the sector average
Income
91.13% above the market average91.13% above the market average91.13% above the market average91.13% above the market average91.13% above the market average
84.62% above the sector average84.62% above the sector average84.62% above the sector average84.62% above the sector average84.62% above the sector average
Growth
12.05% below the market average12.05% below the market average12.05% below the market average12.05% below the market average12.05% below the market average
7.69% above the sector average7.69% above the sector average7.69% above the sector average7.69% above the sector average7.69% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 8
Buy 1
Neutral 5
Sell 3
Strong Sell 1
Total 18
buy
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DLG Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 09-Aug-18 05-Apr-18
Paid 07-Sep-18 17-May-18
Amount 7.00p 13.60p

Trades for 18-Jan-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
16:37 2,100 @ 326.06p
16:37 2,100 @ 326.06p
16:37 2,100 @ 324.79p
16:37 2,100 @ 324.79p
16:35 1,020,492 @ 326.20p

DLG Key Personnel

Chair Michael N Biggs
CEO Paul Geddes
CFO Penny James

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