Direct Line

Direct Line (DLG)

Company name:Direct Line
EPIC:DLGTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:FS10ISIN:GB00BY9D0Y18
Market Segment:SET1Share Type:DE
WWW Address: 10 10/11P
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 386.90 -1.5 [-0.39] 386.50 386.70 388.50 391.70 386.50 6,739,904
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 5,803.50 1,500.00 0.09 31.80 35.40 12.17 9.15 411.30 - 333.10

Direct Line Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.5,803.50m
Shares In Issue1,500.00m
Prev. Close388.40
PE Ratio12.17 
Dividend Yield9.15%
EPS - basic31.80p
Dividend PS35.40p
Dividend Cover0.90 
Cash Flow PS36.39p
Return On Equity (ROE)14.18%
Operating Margin15.45%
PEG Factor0.22 
EPS Growth Rate55.88%
Dividends PS Growth Rate43.90%
Net Debt5,528.00m
Gross Gearing69.22%
Quick Assets2,490.30m
Net Working Capital-m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets6.32%
Turnover PS232.65p
Pre-Tax Profit PS35.93p
Retained Profit PS13.91p
Cash PS90.57p
Net Cash PS90.57p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *172.70p
Net Asset Value PS204.11p
Spread0.20 (0.05%) 

Direct Line Balance Sheet


Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week391.90381.40
4 weeks397.00372.00
12 weeks397.00362.00
1 year411.30333.10

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Direct Line Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week382.604.301.12381.404.67387.21
4 weeks388.00-1.10-0.28372.005.55384.68
12 weeks375.0011.903.17362.004.61378.58
26 weeks373.1013.803.70350.004.92370.72
1 year337.8049.1014.54333.104.96366.69
3 years330.1056.8017.21305.104.85363.08
5 years203.00183.9090.59194.704.86322.12

Direct Line Key Management Ratios

Direct Line Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio8.23 
PE Ratio12.17 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.58 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)0.61 
Dividend Yield9.15%
Market-to-Book Ratio1.90 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS10.77 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS27.81 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS10.63 
Price-to-Sales PS1.66 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS2.24 
Price-to-Cash PS4.27 
Net Working Capital PS- 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS-%
Earnings Yield8.22%
Average PE12.76 
Years in average5 
PE to PE average95.37%

Direct Line Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio69.22%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.25 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)2.66 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value1.19 
Net Gearing55.57%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)58.33%
Gross Gearing69.22%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)72.67%
Gearing Under 1 Year-%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)-%
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets25.03%
Current Ratio- 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)- 
Liquidity Ratio- 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets54.56%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value11,331.50m
CFO/Attributable Profit1.26 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value1.19 
Total Debt/Sales1.97 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit12.78 
Total Debt6,886.60m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets2.77%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth8.76%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs1 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)

Direct Line Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)5.42%
Return On Assets (ROA)4.32%
Net Profit Margin12.44%
Assets Turnover0.35 
Return On Equity (ROE)14.18%
Return On Investment (ROI)4.32%
Dividend Payout Ratio111.32%
Plowback Ratio-11.32%
Growth from Plowback Ratio-1.76%
Net Income Of Revenues5.98%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover1.25 
Fixed Assets Turnover0.46 
Current Assets Turnover1.46 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover- 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales2.88 
Debt Collection Period117.51Days

Direct Line Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
27 Feb 2018SpecialGBX15.0031/12/201631/12/201705/04/201806/04/201817/05/2018-
27 Feb 2018FinalGBX13.6031/12/201631/12/201705/04/201806/04/201817/05/201835.40
01 Aug 2017InterimGBX6.8031/12/201631/12/201710/08/201711/08/201708/09/2017-
07 Mar 2017FinalGBX9.7031/12/201531/12/201616/03/201717/03/201718/05/201724.60
02 Aug 2016SpecialGBX10.0031/12/201531/12/201611/08/201612/08/201609/09/2016-
02 Aug 2016InterimGBX4.9031/12/201531/12/201611/08/201612/08/201609/09/2016-
02 Mar 2016SpecialGBX8.8031/12/201431/12/201510/03/201611/03/201619/05/2016-
02 Mar 2016FinalGBX9.2031/12/201431/12/201510/03/201611/03/201619/05/201650.10
04 Aug 2015InterimGBX4.6031/12/201431/12/201513/08/201514/08/201511/09/2015-
29 May 2015SpecialGBX27.5031/12/201431/12/201529/06/201530/06/201524/07/2015-
03 Mar 2015SpecialGBX4.0031/12/201331/12/201412/03/201513/03/201517/04/2015-
03 Mar 2015FinalGBX8.8031/12/201331/12/201412/03/201513/03/201517/04/201527.20
01 Aug 2014SpecialGBX10.0031/12/201331/12/201413/08/201415/08/201412/09/2014-
01 Aug 2014InterimGBX4.4031/12/201331/12/201413/08/201415/08/201412/09/2014-
26 Feb 2014SpecialGBX4.0031/12/201231/12/201312/03/201414/03/201420/05/2014-
26 Feb 2014FinalGBX8.4031/12/201231/12/201312/03/201414/03/201420/05/201416.60
02 Aug 2013InterimGBX4.2031/12/201231/12/201314/08/201316/08/201326/09/2013-
28 Feb 2013FinalGBX8.0031/12/201131/12/201206/03/201308/03/201311/06/20138.00

Direct Line Fundamentals

 31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)
pre tax profit456.8013.64%507.5015.52%353.0010.58%539.0015.45%m
attributable profit372.6011.13%580.4017.75%278.808.35%434.0012.44%m
retained profit-28.50-0.85%-85.60-2.62%-171.80-5.15%208.705.98%m
eps - basic (p)24.90 40.60 20.40 31.80 
eps - diluted (p)24.70 40.10 20.20 31.50 
dividends per share27.20 50.10 24.60 35.40 

Direct Line Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)
 31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)
fixed assets fixed assets181.301.62%186.301.87%180.901.79%174.401.75%m
intangibles intangibles517.504.61%524.805.27%508.905.03%471.104.74%m
fixed investments fixed investments7,161.8063.80%7,209.9072.41%7,142.6070.57%6,812.4068.48%m
current assets - other current assets - other1,208.4010.76%5.100.05%3.800.04%4.200.04%m
stocks stocks--%--%--%--%m
debtors debtors1,276.2011.37%1,066.8010.71%1,119.4011.06%1,127.5011.33%m
cash & securities cash & securities880.407.84%963.709.68%1,166.1011.52%1,358.6013.66%m
creditors - short creditors - short--%--%--%--%m
creditors - long creditors - long--%--%--%--%m
creditors - other creditors - other3,214.7028.64%2,281.0022.91%2,394.0023.65%2,396.2024.09%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans526.304.69%521.105.23%539.605.33%264.702.66%m
insurance funds insurance funds4,674.1041.64%4,524.5045.44%4,666.6046.10%4,225.7042.48%m
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves2,810.5025.04%2,630.0026.41%2,521.5024.91%3,061.6030.78%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Direct Line Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)
Operating CF710.50545.20862.40545.90m
Pre-Financing CF494.50736.00736.80450.60m
Retained CF51.1014.00208.40193.70m

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