Direct Line Insurance Group (DLG)

Sector:

Insurance

Index:

FTSE 250

291.40p
   
  • Change Today:
      0.60p
  • 52 Week High: 338.00
  • 52 Week Low: 263.50
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,342.69m
  • Volume: 4,667,576
  • Market Cap: 3,912.59m
  • RiskGrade: 472

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.

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Financials

Latest F'cast
Div Yield 7.6% 8.0%
Div Cover 1.2 1.0
Op Mrgn 15.1% 14.5%
ROCE 15.6%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 11.3 12.0
PEG n/a n/a
Pr/Revenue 1.2 1.3
Pr/Book 1.3  
Latest F'cast
Revenue -0.4% -4.6%
PBT -11.4% -2.2%
EPS -12.5% -2.0%
DPS 206.9% 10.1%

DLG Fundamentals

Year Ending Revenue (m) Pre-tax (m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
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 31.80p 12.0 0.2 +49% 20.40p 5.3%
31-Dec-18 3,306.70 580.50 33.30p 9.6 1.9 +5% 21.00p 6.6%
31-Dec-19 3,202.60 509.70 29.50p 10.6 n/a -11% 7.20p 2.3%
31-Dec-20 3,189.30 451.40 25.80p 12.4 n/a -12% 22.10p 6.9%

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-21 3,042.90 441.31 25.29p 11.5 n/a -2% 24.33p 8.0%
31-Dec-22 3,184.37 485.62 29.05p 10.0 0.7 +15% 23.52p 7.7%

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DLG Company Announcements

Transaction in Own Shares 24-Sep-2021 07:00 RNS
Transaction in Own Shares 23-Sep-2021 07:00 RNS
Transaction in Own Shares 22-Sep-2021 07:00 RNS

Latest DLG Director Deals

Traded Action Notifier PriceAmountValue
03-Sep-21 Buy Dividends Neil Manser 312.34p 3,531 11,028.58
03-Sep-21 Buy Dividends Penny James 312.34p 15,374 48,018.54
02-Sep-21 Buy Danuta Gray 311.50p 16,500 51,397.50

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 291.40p
Change Today 0.60p
% Change 0.21 %
52 Week High 338.00
52 Week Low 263.50
Volume 4,667,576
Shares Issued 1,342.69m
Market Cap 3,912.59m
RiskGrade 472

DLG Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
95.31% above the market average95.31% above the market average95.31% above the market average95.31% above the market average95.31% above the market average
100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average
Price Trend
59.45% below the market average59.45% below the market average59.45% below the market average59.45% below the market average59.45% below the market average
Sector averageSector averageSector averageSector averageSector average
Income
95.81% above the market average95.81% above the market average95.81% above the market average95.81% above the market average95.81% above the market average
100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average
Growth
34.03% below the market average34.03% below the market average34.03% below the market average34.03% below the market average34.03% below the market average
63.64% below the sector average63.64% below the sector average63.64% below the sector average63.64% below the sector average63.64% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 12
Buy 4
Neutral 2
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 19
buy
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DLG Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 12-Aug-21 08-Apr-21
Paid 03-Sep-21 20-May-21
Amount 7.60p 14.70p

Trades for 24-Sep-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
16:36 20,933 @ 291.40p
16:36 1,783 @ 291.40p
16:35 2,508,717 @ 291.40p
16:29 128 @ 290.40p
16:29 68 @ 290.30p

DLG Key Personnel

Chair Danuta Gray
CEO Penny James

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