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Direct Line Insurance Group

Current Price 387.10p Bid 385.70p Ask 385.80p Change 0.29%
Last Updated: 18/02/2018 03:05. 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 31/12/2016

Turnover
£3,337.40m
Operating Profit
£390.20m
Dividend Yield
0.00
Dividend Per Share
14.60
Dividend Cover
1.24
P/E Ratio
18.91

Key Personnel

Paul Robert Geddes
Chief Executive Officer
Anthony Jonathan Reizenstein
Chief Financial Officer
Penelope Jane James
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Anthony Holliday-Williams
Executive Director
Michael Nicholas Biggs
Non-Executive Chairman
Danuta Gray
Non-Executive Director
Dr Richard Churchill Ward
Non-Executive Director
Jane Carolyn Hanson
Non-Executive Director
Sebastian Richard Edward Cuthbert James
Non-Executive Director
Andrew William Palmer
Non-Executive Director
Clare Eleanor Thompson
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
DLG
ISIN
GB00BY9D0Y18
Shares in Issue
1,375,000,000
Market cap
£5,303.38m

Analyst Views (10)

Strong Buy
 
50.00%
Buy
 
20.00%
Hold
 
20.00%
Sell
 
0.00%
Strong Sell
 
10.00%
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
385.80p
Bid Price
385.70p
Ask Price
385.80p
Volume
3867373
Change Today
1.10p
% Change Today
0.29%
Open
385.80p
Previous Close
385.80p
Intraday High
387.70p
Intraday Low
383.40p
52 Week High
411.30p
52 Week Low
328.40p
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 MoneyAM

Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 14 Feb 2018 | 08:40 FTSE's slide exacerbated by weaker oil prices 09 Feb 2018 | 16:47 Direct Line Insurance Group profit rises by better-than-expected 53% 09 Feb 2018 | 13:58 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 07 Feb 2018 | 08:00 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 06 Feb 2018 | 12:00 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 01 Feb 2018 | 12:50 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 29 Jan 2018 | 15:50 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 19 Dec 2017 | 12:10 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 11 Dec 2017 | 08:20 Direct Line successfully completes capital management exercises 08 Dec 2017 | 13:15 Direct Line updates on tender offer 01 Dec 2017 | 13:33 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 27 Nov 2017 | 14:40 Direct Line launches tender offer 22 Nov 2017 | 14:20 Underwhelming results hit FTSE 100 07 Nov 2017 | 11:54 Direct Line reiterates medium term targets 07 Nov 2017 | 07:21 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 20 Sep 2017 | 16:35 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 20 Sep 2017 | 16:35 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 11 Sep 2017 | 12:10 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 08 Sep 2017 | 13:30 Direct Line appoints CFO-designate 08 Sep 2017 | 09:49 Euro strong on European growth upgrade 07 Sep 2017 | 16:37 Shell and BP boost FTSE 07 Sep 2017 | 11:56 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 31 Aug 2017 | 15:05 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 31 Aug 2017 | 15:05 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 31 Aug 2017 | 15:05 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 31 Aug 2017 | 15:00 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 31 Aug 2017 | 15:00 Director Deals - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) 31 Aug 2017 | 15:00 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 17 Aug 2017 | 11:20 Broker Forecast - HSBC issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC 10 Aug 2017 | 08:00

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Tangible Assets
180.9
186.3
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
508.9
524.8
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
329.0
347.4
Total Non-Current Assets
1,018.8
1,058.5
Inventory
0.0
0.0
Trade & Receivables
988.3
955.8
Cash & Receivables
1,166.1
963.7
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
6,948.5
6,978.6
Total Assets
10,121.7
9,956.6

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Short Term Liabilities
0.0
0.0
Long Term Liabilities
0.0
0.0
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
7,600.2
7,326.6
Total Liabilities
7,600.2
7,326.6

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Net Assets
2,521.5
2,630.0

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Share Capital
0.0
0.0
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
0.0
0.0
Share Premium Account
0.0
0.0
Other Equity
2,521.5
2,630.0
Total Equity
2,521.5
2,630.0

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Cashflow from Operating Activities
862.4
545.2
Cashflow Before Financing
736.8
736.0
Increase / Decrease in Cash
208.4
14.0

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Turnover
3,337.4
3,269.8
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
390.2
545.1
Pre-Tax Profit
353.0
507.5
Profit / Loss for the Year
278.8
580.4

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
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
Special Dividend
04 Dec 2013
31 Dec 2013
H1 Dividend
14 Aug 2013
26 Sep 2013
H2 Dividend
06 Mar 2013
11 Jun 2013
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