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Direct Line Insurance Group

Current Price 316.60p Bid 315.90p Ask 316.60p Change 1.18%
Last Updated: 26/05/2019 00:18. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Direct Line Group is a retail general insurer with leading market positions in the United Kingdom, a strong presence in the direct motor channel in Italy and Germany and a focused position in UK SME commercial insurance. The Group operates under highly recognised brands such as Direct Line and Churchill and is comprised of five primary segments: motor, home, rescue and other personal lines, commercial and international. In the UK, Direct Line Group utilises a multi-brand, multi-product and multi-distribution channel business model that covers most major customer segments for personal lines general insurance. The Group also has a focused presence in the commercial market. The Group occupies leading market positions in terms of in-force policies and has the most highly recognised brands in the UK for personal motor and home insurance including Direct Line and Churchill. Other primary Direct Line Group brands include Privilege and Green Flag; NIG, a provider of insurance solutions to UK SMEs and Direct Line For Business ('DL4B'), the Group's direct commercial brand. The Group is also a major provider of insurance through a number of strategic partnerships. In Italy and Germany the Group operates under the Direct Line brand.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2018

Turnover
£3,436.10m
Operating Profit
£601.70m
Dividend Yield
0.00
Dividend Per Share
21.00
Dividend Cover
1.60
P/E Ratio
9.34

Key Personnel

Paul Robert Geddes
Chief Executive Officer
Penelope Jane James
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Anthony Holliday-Williams
Executive Director
Michael Nicholas Biggs
Non-Executive Chairman
Dr Richard Churchill Ward
Non-Executive Director
Clare Eleanor Thompson
Non-Executive Director
Gregor Ninian Stewart
Non-Executive Director
Sebastian Richard Edward Cuthbert James
Non-Executive Director
Jane Carolyn Hanson
Non-Executive Director
Danuta Gray
Non-Executive Director
Mark Julian Gregory
Non-Executive Director
Fiona Catherine McBain
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
DLG
ISIN
GB00BY9D0Y18
Shares in Issue
1,375,000,000
Market cap
£4,302.38m

Analyst Views (12)

Strong Buy
 
25.00%
Buy
 
16.67%
Hold
 
50.00%
Sell
 
8.33%
Strong Sell
 
0.00%
The above information represents a selection of the views published in the last 120 days by analysts. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
316.60p
Bid Price
315.90p
Ask Price
316.60p
Volume
5510982
Change Today
3.70p
% Change Today
1.18%
Open
314.90p
Previous Close
316.60p
Intraday High
316.90p
Intraday Low
314.20p
52 Week High
378.60p
52 Week Low
300.70p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Direct Line Insurance Group Intra-day Chart

Direct Line Insurance Group News

News in this section is provided by AJ Bell

Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 23 May 2019 | 12:10 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 13 May 2019 | 09:10 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 10 May 2019 | 09:20 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 09 May 2019 | 11:30 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 09 May 2019 | 09:40 FTSE 100 stages afternoon recovery 08 May 2019 | 16:39 Direct Line sees modest decline in premiums in Q1 on faster pace of claims in motor business 08 May 2019 | 07:49 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 24 Apr 2019 | 10:20 Broker Forecast - HSBC issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 16 Apr 2019 | 10:50 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 05 Apr 2019 | 12:35 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 03 Apr 2019 | 15:30 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 03 Apr 2019 | 15:30 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 03 Apr 2019 | 15:30 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 03 Apr 2019 | 15:30 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 03 Apr 2019 | 08:30 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 26 Mar 2019 | 08:00 Broker Forecast - Goldman Sachs issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 14 Mar 2019 | 12:00 Broker Forecast - Exane BNP Paribas issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 14 Mar 2019 | 11:50 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 06 Mar 2019 | 11:40 FTSE 100 rises on weak sterling 05 Mar 2019 | 16:51 FTSE modestly higher after UK services data 05 Mar 2019 | 12:00 UK stocks open 0.3% higher after China announces tax cuts 05 Mar 2019 | 09:04 Insurer Direct Line cuts dividend amid slip in home insurance premiums 05 Mar 2019 | 07:41 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 28 Jan 2019 | 11:10 Broker Forecast - HSBC issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 23 Jan 2019 | 08:10 Broker Forecast - Goldman Sachs issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 14 Dec 2018 | 11:00 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 13 Dec 2018 | 08:30 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 22 Nov 2018 | 10:40 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 14 Nov 2018 | 09:10 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 08 Nov 2018 | 10:40

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Tangible Assets
156.2
174.4
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
566.8
471.1
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
322.1
309.3
Total Non-Current Assets
1,045.1
954.8
Inventory
0.0
0.0
Trade & Receivables
875.2
981.2
Cash & Receivables
1,154.4
1,358.6
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
6,311.4
6,653.6
Total Assets
9,386.1
9,948.2

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Short Term Liabilities
0.0
0.0
Long Term Liabilities
0.0
0.0
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
6,466.5
6,886.6
Total Liabilities
6,466.5
6,886.6

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Net Assets
2,919.6
3,061.6

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Share Capital
0.0
0.0
Minority Interests
346.5
346.5
Retained Earnings
0.0
0.0
Share Premium Account
0.0
0.0
Other Equity
2,573.1
2,715.1
Total Equity
2,919.6
3,061.6

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Cashflow from Operating Activities
472.3
545.9
Cashflow Before Financing
330.5
450.6
Increase / Decrease in Cash
-212.1
193.7

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Turnover
3,436.1
3,489.7
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
601.7
642.8
Pre-Tax Profit
582.6
539.0
Profit / Loss for the Year
473.7
434.0

Dividend History

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Special Dividend
04 Apr 2019
16 May 2019
H2 Dividend
04 Apr 2019
16 May 2019
H1 Dividend
09 Aug 2018
07 Sep 2018
Special Dividend
05 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
H2 Dividend
05 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
H1 Dividend
10 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
H2 Dividend
16 Mar 2017
18 May 2017
Special Dividend
11 Aug 2016
09 Sep 2016
H1 Dividend
11 Aug 2016
09 Sep 2016
Special Dividend
10 Mar 2016
19 May 2016
H2 Dividend
10 Mar 2016
19 May 2016
H1 Dividend
13 Aug 2015
11 Sep 2015
Special Dividend
29 Jun 2015
24 Jul 2015
Special Dividend
12 Mar 2015
17 Apr 2015
H2 Dividend
12 Mar 2015
17 Apr 2015
Special Dividend
13 Aug 2014
12 Sep 2014
H1 Dividend
13 Aug 2014
12 Sep 2014
Special Dividend
12 Mar 2014
30 May 2014
H2 Dividend
12 Mar 2014
30 May 2014
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