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Direct Line Insurance Group

Current Price 281.50p Bid 281.00p Ask 281.80p Change -1.61%
Last Updated: 27/10/2021 22:25. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company 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.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2020

Revenue
£3,189.30m
Operating Profit/Loss
£482.70m
Dividend yield (%)
6.90
Total dividend for year
n/ap
Dividend cover
1.17
P/E Ratio
12.30

Key Personnel

Mr Neil Manser
CFO & Executive Director
Mrs Penny James
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Adrian Joseph
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Gregor Stewart
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Mark Gregory
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Sebastian James
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Danuta Gray
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Fiona McBain
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dr Richard Ward
Senior Independent Director

Stock Details

EPIC
DLGL
ISIN
GB00BY9D0Y18
Shares in Issue
1,375.00m
Market cap
£3,870.63m

Analyst Views (6)

Strong Buy
 
0%
Buy
 
83.33%
Hold
 
16.67%
Sell
 
0%
Strong Sell
 
0%
This information is provided by Web Financial Group (UK) Limited. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect the views held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
281.50p
Bid Price
281.00p
Ask Price
281.80p
Volume
1,493,756
Change Today
-4.60p
% Change Today
-1.61%
Open
282.30p
Previous Close
281.50p
Intraday High
283.40p
Intraday Low
280.50p
52 Week High
337.40p
52 Week Low
263.90p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Income Statement

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
3,189.30
3,202.60
Operating Profit/Loss
482.70
535.70
Net Interest
-31.30
-26.00
Pre-Tax Profit
451.40
509.70
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
367.20
419.90
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
n/a
n/a
Profit/Loss for the Year
367.20
419.90
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
367.20
419.90
Minority Interests
n/a
n/a
Total Dividend Paid
n/ap
n/ap
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
n/a
n/a

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
Basic
25.80p
29.50p
Diluted
25.50p
29.20p
Adjusted
25.80p
29.50p
Dividend per Share
n/ap
n/ap

Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
283.90
292.60
Intangible Assets
786.80
702.50
Investment Properties
292.10
291.70
Investments
4,681.40
4,673.40
Other Financial Assets
73.40
121.50
Other Non-Current Assets
n/a
n/a
Current Assets
Inventories
n/a
n/a
Trade & Other Receivables
974.20
966.70
Cash at Bank & In Hand
1,220.10
948.60
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Assets
181.20
185.90
Total Assets
9,622.30
9,434.20

Liabilities

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
n/a
n/a
Other Current Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Current Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
720.90
475.70
Provisions
123.50
83.90
Other Non-Current Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Non-Current Liabilities
844.40
559.60
Other Liabilities
67.70
80.80
Total Liabilities
6,576.10
6,444.10

Net Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
3,046.20
2,990.10

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
2,699.70
2,643.60
Share Premium Account
n/a
n/a
Other Reserves
346.50
346.50
Retained Earnings
n/a
n/a
Shareholders Funds
3,046.20
2,990.10
Minority Interests/Other Equity
n/a
n/a
Total Equity
3,046.20
2,990.10

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
Interim
12 Aug 2021
03 Sep 2021
7.60p
Final
08 Apr 2021
20 May 2021
14.70p
Interim
13 Aug 2020
04 Sep 2020
7.40p
Interim
13 Aug 2020
04 Sep 2020
7.40p
Interim
08 Aug 2019
06 Sep 2019
7.20p
Final
04 Apr 2019
16 May 2019
14.00p
Final
04 Apr 2019
16 May 2019
14.00p
Interim
09 Aug 2018
07 Sep 2018
7.00p
Final
05 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
13.60p
Final
05 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
13.60p
Interim
10 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
6.80p
Final
16 Mar 2017
18 May 2017
9.70p
Interim
11 Aug 2016
09 Sep 2016
4.90p
Interim
11 Aug 2016
09 Sep 2016
4.90p
Final
10 Mar 2016
19 May 2016
9.20p
Final
10 Mar 2016
19 May 2016
9.20p
Interim
13 Aug 2015
11 Sep 2015
4.60p

Dividend Metrics

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
Dividend growth
206.94%
-65.71%
Dividend yield
6.90%
2.30%
Dividend cover
1.17
4.10


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