Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Dignity Plc LSE:DTY London Ordinary Share GB00BRB37M78 ORD 12 48/143P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +40.00p +1.69% 2,402.00p 2,408.00p 2,411.00p 2,418.00p 2,359.00p 2,360.00p 82,293.00 16:35:26
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 305.3 69.0 115.2 20.9 1,195.04

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11/12/2016
08:20
Dignity Daily Update: Dignity Plc is listed in the General Retailers sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker DTY. The last closing price for Dignity was 2,362p.
Dignity Plc has a 4 week average price of 2,486.75p and a 12 week average price of 2,658.15p.
The 1 year high share price is 2,940p while the 1 year low share price is currently 2,202p.
There are currently 49,751,683 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 131,561 shares. The market capitalisation of Dignity Plc is £1,195,035,425.66.
16/1/2015
19:38
jeffcranbounre: Dignity is featured on today's ADVFN podcast. To listen to the podcast click here> http://bit.ly/ADVFN0109 In today's podcast: - Technical Analyst and PR at Materinvestor.co.uk Zak Mir chatting and charting Quindell and it’s good news if you’re Quindell investor, Nanoco, Afren, Blur and should you invest in BP or Royal Dutch Shell? Zak on Twitter is @ZaksTradingCafe - And the micro and macro news including: Quindell #QPP Afren #AFR Royal Bank of Scotland #RBS Blur #BLUR Nanoco #NANO BP #BP. Royal Dutch Shell #RDSB Moneysupermarket.com #MONY GlaxoSmithKline #GSK Synthomer #SYNT JD Sports #JD. HSBC #HSBA Google #GOOG Standard Chartered #STAN Vedanta Resources #VED MyCelx Technologies #MYXR IG Group #IGG Shire #SHP AstraZeneca #AZN Smith (DS) #SMIN Dignity #DTY Tristel #TSTL Lancashire #LRE Wolseley #WOS Robert Walters #RWA Every Tuesday is Ten Bagger Tuesday on the podcast. If you know of a stock, whose share price has the potential to increase ten fold, just click the link below. Ten Bagger Tuesday (All it involves is filling out a form that will take you around 5 minutes and you don't personally appear on the podcast). Once a week, on a Friday, I feature a tip from a listener to this podcast, if you'd like to suggest a stock click the link below: Suggest a stock (Again all it involves is filling out a form that will take you around 5 minutes and you don't personally appear on the podcast). You can subscribe to this podcast in iTunes by clicking HERE To follow me on Twitter click HERE As a listener to the ADVFN podcast you can take advantage of some exclusive first year discounts on popular subscriptions: Bronze - £50 (normally £73.82/year) Silver - £145 (normally £173.71/year) Level 2 - £350 (normally £472.94/year) Call 0207 0700 961 and ask for the ADVFN Podcast discount to take advantage of these reduced rates or just CLICK HERE for more information. Please DO NOT buy any stock recommended in this podcast basely solely on what you hear. The opinions in this podcasts are just that, opinions. Please do you own research before investing. Justin    
02/4/2013
17:34
miata: Investec turning more cautious on Dignity Whilst we continue to view Dignity as a core holding and small upgrades mean that we are able to nudge up our price target to 1424p, the shares have had an excellent run and are, in our view looking relatively fully valued in the short term. As a result we move our recommendation from Buy to Add. The company is next due to update in mid-May when it issues a Q1 IMS, but the main performance catalyst is likely to be the cash return, which could be announced in late Q3 / Q4. Forecasts updated – we've now updated our forecasts for the recent preliminary results. As expected our forecasts for FY13E are largely unchanged and, whilst we leave our FY14E operational forecasts unchanged, continued reductions in the corporation tax rate have triggered a 3% upgrade to our FY14E EPS forecast (see over for details). From an operational perspective our forecasts assume a 1.5% decline in the death rate in FY13E and factor in only a partial closing of the Yew / Dignity average income per funeral gap. Cash return on the cards – we remain of the view that Dignity will announce a cash return this year, with late Q3 / Q4 the most likely timing (subject to bond markets). Our model suggests that a cash return of around 100p would be between 4% and 5% enhancing at the current share price and we would expect Dignity to use the same structure as last time (issue of B and C shares to allow investors to elect between capital and income, subsequent redemption of B and C shares, followed by a share capital reorganisation: to all intents and purposes a share buy-back). Valuation – we continue to value the shares at 20x earnings, which is roughly 1x the sustainable TSR (15% EPS growth, circa 1.5% dividend yield, with the triennial cash return adding around 3% on an annualised basis). This gives a price target of 1424p when applied to our rolling 12 months EPS forecast.
08/2/2011
14:38
jebenn1: Saw a piece on the (poor quality breakfast) news this morning saying that local authorities were putting up prices significantly for crematoria and burial. Figures being talked about were 10-20% increases although there were some higher percentages. Good news I would assume for DTY but would be please to hear your views. Bought in to the company yesterday having had my eye on it for a year or two. I have never as far as I remember used charts to influence a buy/sell decision but just eye balling the charts above had me hoping that the share price bounces off the trend line as it has a few times before.
26/9/2010
16:13
eburne1960: OK, how about an example: You buy 1000 shares @£7 now, total cost £7,000. After the capital return, you will have cash 1000 x £1 = £1,000. The share price would drop to £6 normally, so you would have 1000 x £6 = £6,000. Total value of what you end up with: £6,000 + £1,000 = £7,000. But because of the 6 for 7 consolidation you will end up with 857 shares, the share price will rise from the theoretical £6 to £7 as a result of the consolidation, so 857 x £7 = approx £6,000. Plus the £1000 cash gives you £7,000. If you then used the cash you received to reinvest in DTY shares you would be able to buy: £1,000 divided by £7 = 143 shares. 143 shares plus the 857 you already own = 1000 shares - the holding you started with. That's the point spudders, it is simply a return of a chunk of the business to the shareholders in the form of a cash payment to do with as they wish - you will still own the same proportion of the company you did beforehand. Obviously, this example ignores day-to-day market fluctuations affecting the share price.
25/9/2010
14:38
eburne1960: Spuds, think about it: c. 15% of the company's worth is being taken out of the company and given to the shareholders. Therefore the value of the company must fall by c. 15%. The share price itself will not move much because the number of shares in issue will be consolidated to take account of the return of capital. The IC buy rating holds whether you buy before the capital return or after, as if you buy before the return you will get some of your money back shortly afterwards.
29/7/2009
08:53
maniac3: As usual the share price dips with good news. Not to worry if they go low enough a good opportunity to top up.
30/3/2009
15:44
romi2nikki1: brief uplifting note from KBC ( anyone with TD Waterhouse acc can access. "The Dignity share price has dropped back by 20% over the last month. There has been no change in underlying trading and the only negative news is the lower return on the company's cash balances. We suspect this to be short-lived as the return on acquisitions looks more compelling currently. In essence, we believe the decline to be due to a rotation out of low beta stocks and into those with greater recovery potential. This provides a golden opportunity for those that favour secure, long-term growth companies to invest at an attractive level. The rating is now only 12.2x to December 2010E, with a FCF yield of 9%. This is low for a company with a very consistent performance and excellent longterm prospects. Furthermore the shares look very oversold on the RSI (Bloomberg: DTY Equity RSI GO) as shown below."( sorry dont do charts)
23/10/2008
18:41
drsous: i am a gp and investor /recent visit tp large funeral director in dewsbury i said at least there is no recession in our business.he said deaths were up in the last month but the time taken for bills to be paid were back to the recession of early 90s.looked at the share price to see if worth shorting tonight ?too late .
16/2/2007
16:18
verynervy: Or perhaps its bury -dig up -bury - dig up -etc think it would make the share price rise!
05/9/2006
07:28
gorilla36: Interesting piece on iii a few days ago: By contrast, Dignity (DTY), the UK's leading funeral services group, operates in a rather unique area of essential spending. Some families may be able to plan funerals in good time and with careful financial planning, but fate does not offer that luxury to most people. In the circumstances of bereavement the majority want to progress quickly and respectfully with funeral arrangements. Moreover, the cost of funeral arrangements and tributes are deductible from the value of the deceased's estate. With UK demographics pointing to an older population, the prosperity of funeral directors looks intact. In terms of scope for a quoted company, this business is a classic fragmented industry with a lot of smaller, private, family firms. A quoted company acquirer can sometimes bring improvements in operating culture, financial control, and overall support (limousines, crematoria etc). All these points help to explain why Dignity's share price chart shows a strong bull trend since the FTSE SmallCap shares listed in April 2004. The company's robust commercial momentum means that in the first quarter to end-March 2006 operating profit rose by 10.2% to £14 million on turnover up 5.9% to £41.4 million. "Customer satisfaction remains high and this continues to underpin our performance," the chief executive said. Dignity instills a strong culture of customer care throughout its operations so that funeral arrangements run smoothly - especially as the vast majority are required at short notice - and the company goes as far as posting customers a satisfaction survey afterwards. An excellent set of 2005 results were achieved despite a lower than expected UK death rate (down from 574,500 in 2004 to 563,800 in 2005) and a comparative reporting period that was one week shorter. Normalised pre-tax profit rose 17% to £25.9 million on turnover up 6% to £143.2 million. I put this down to the management understanding and delivering on three key criteria for success in this business as a quoted group: customer care, cost control and value-accretive acquisitions. Unlike most companies that say they give shareholders 'a return of capital' via share buy-backs in the market (thereby boosting earnings per share and directors' compensation awards), Dignity has done the real thing by distributing £80 million or £1 per share in August. To be objective here, this resulted from a re-organisation of capital structure to make it more efficient, with an £86 million (net) issue of loan notes last February. A prospective yield of 1.75% means that Dignity has sound cash flow and financial controls but is not really an income share - nor, on about 20 times forecast earnings, is it a short-term trading play on the 14 September interims. You need to satisfy yourself on its prospects for long-term capital growth. Future development will continue to include acquisitions that can deliver returns in excess of the cost of capital, and organic growth is being actively pursued. On the crematoria side, partnerships are being explored with local councils and the range of memorial and interment options within crematoria and cemeteries are being extended. The pre-arranged funeral side is seeking further partners. Various facilities and vehicles have been significantly upgraded to maintain its UK leading brand reputation. Ahead of the interim results a prospective investor has to take these qualitative aspects on trust, hence it will be interesting to see the financial proof on 14 September. From dignityfunerals.co.uk you can learn more about the group's background and services. The management is adept financially, having taken the business private in 2002; eight years after it had been created bringing together quoted groups such as Plantsbrook and Great Southern. The dependable financial characteristics of the funeral business meant a good opportunity for a leveraged buyout. The group's re-flotation two years ago raised £113 million net to repay expensive debt, and at an uncertain time for the UK economy, currently, investors are favouring Dignity's financial profile. At 555p the market price is at an all-time high, up from 233p after flotation in spring 2004 and 437p this year, capitalising the group at £444 million. The prospective price-earnings multiple is 22.5 falling to 19, for 2006 and 2007 respectively, based on the average of two recent forecasts from company broker Panmure Gordon (EPS of 24.2p and 27.3p) and Investec Securities (EPS of 24.9p and 31.0p), both of whose stances is 'buy'. As investors sift the market for genuine quality earnings, this kind of rating may well continue to be seen as worth paying for. A disciplined stance is tricky. It is hard to establish a firm price target from 555p such that you can be sure of a margin of safety. The case for buying Dignity shares is based on a large element of respect for the track record, sound prospects and 'what the market is likely to favour'. In respect of a momentum case, it is hard to see what could puncture the investment rationale for Dignity: this is an essential service business where it is hard to envisage something drastic going wrong. So as investors switch from consumer shares exposed to discretionary spending, a key short-term issue for Dignity is whether they will balk at paying over 20 times forward earnings. In the fullness of time a quality growth share can re-pay this; although intrinsically it is already demanding for a company progressing towards a £500 million market value. The interim results will be a key test of the investment rationale. Conservative investors may feel cautious about the p/e but momentum players should be able to exploit further upside if Dignity can continue to distinguish itself over the next year or two. Gorilla
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