Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Admiral Group LSE:ADM London Ordinary Share GB00B02J6398 ORD 0.1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +22.50p +1.14% 1,997.00p 1,996.50p 1,997.50p 2,012.00p 1,965.00p 1,976.50p 723,140 16:29:55
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonlife Insurance 1,729.9 403.5 117.2 17.0 5,694.73

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20/3/2018
11:04
Personal injury compensation reforms announced - HTTPS://www.investegate.co.uk/ministry-of-justice/rns/personal-injury-compensation-reforms-announced/201803200700021492I/ The Government is today introducing the Civil Liability Bill into the House of Lords to make important changes to the system of compensation for personal injury in England and Wales. The Bill will reform the law of England and Wales relating to whiplash claims and the way in which the personal injury discount rate is set under the Damages Act 1996. The principal changes in respect of the discount rate are that the rate will be set by reference to expected rates of return on a low risk diversified portfolio of investments rather than on very low risk investments as under the present law; in setting the rate, the Lord Chancellor will consult an independent expert panel chaired by the Government Actuary, with HM Treasury remaining a statutory consultee; and the discount rate will be reviewed promptly after the legislation comes into force and, thereafter, at least every three years. The introduction of the legislation follows the conclusion of the Government's consideration of the report of the Justice Select Committee on the draft legislation published by the Ministry of Justice in September 2017. The Government's response to the Committee's report will also be published later today.
speedsgh
28/2/2018
13:57
Growth of the full year dividend including additional returns (i.e. special dividends) has stalled in recent years... TOTAL FY 2017 - 77.40p (114.00p incl special div) special - 18.50p/share (paid Jun 18) final - 39.50p/share (paid Jun 18) special - 18.10p/share (paid Oct 17) interim - 37.90p/share (paid Oct 17) ------------------------------------------ TOTAL FY 2016 - 51.80p (114.40p incl special div) special - 36.50p/share (paid Jun 17) final - 15.00p/share (paid Jun 17) special #2 - 11.90p/share (paid Oct 16) special #1 - 14.20p/share (paid Oct 16) interim - 36.80p/share (paid Oct 16) ------------------------------------------ TOTAL FY 2015 - 58.70p (114.40p incl special div) special - 29.80p/share (paid Jun 16) final - 33.60p/share (paid Jun 16) special - 25.90p/share (paid Oct 15) interim - 25.10p/share (paid Oct 15) ------------------------------------------ TOTAL FY 2014 - 46.20p (98.40p incl special div) TOTAL FY 2013 - 46.90p (99.50p incl special div) TOTAL FY 2012 - 42.70p (90.60p incl special div) TOTAL FY 2011 - 36.90p (75.60p incl special div) TOTAL FY 2010 - 32.40p (68.10p incl special div) TOTAL FY 2009 - 26.50p (57.50p incl special div) TOTAL FY 2008 - 24.60p (52.50p incl special div) TOTAL FY 2007 - 21.90p (43.80p incl special div) TOTAL FY 2006 - 17.90p (36.10p incl special div) TOTAL FY 2005 - 14.60p (24.60p incl special div)
speedsgh
28/2/2018
13:53
Admiral Group plc announces a record Group profit before tax of £405 million for the year ended 31 December 2017 - HTTPS://www.investegate.co.uk/admiral-group-plc--adm-/gnw/admiral-group-plc-announces-a-record-group-prof---/20180228070042H2079/ Comment from David Stevens, Group Chief Executive Officer "It's 25 years since the launch of Admiral. 2016 was only the second year we'd ever reported a year on year fall in profits. So it's great to be back in the groove, with a 23rd year of "record profits". Beyond the pure financials, there's also a lot going on that helps build the longer-term prosperity of the Group - notably our investment in widening our product range (van, travel, loans in 2017) in a way that helps us attract more customers, and understand and serve better both new & existing customers. Whilst lots of things have changed, some things have remained the same, including the importance we attach to our staff's well-being. After 17 years of featuring highly as one of the Best Places To Work in the UK, and 15 years in the European rankings, 2017 saw us make it onto the "Best Places in the World" rankings, coming a creditable 23rd."
speedsgh
05/1/2018
09:55
So given the 'upgrade' from DB - why the drop in price today? It's the biggest faller in my portfolio. Curiously, PJ
pj fozzie
05/1/2018
08:10
Deutsche Bank upbeat on European insurance sector, raising price targets for a swathe of UK names - HTTPS://tinyurl.com/y8eqoemr The bank's analysts said insurers "look reasonably positioned – cushioned against market weakness by strong balance sheets and on PEs that are well within the long-term trading range” Deutsche Bank has issued an upbeat note on the European insurance sector at the start of 2018, raising price targets for a swathe of UK names including Admiral Group PLC (LON:ADM), esure Group PLC (LON:ESUR), Legal & General Group PLC (LON:LGEN), Prudential PLC (LON:PRU), St James’s Place PLC (LON:STJ), and RSA Insurance Group PLC (LON:RSA). In a note to clients, the German bank’s analysts said: “Strong balance sheets provide underpin; rising yields offer optionality.” They added: “DB's strategists are generally cautious on the year ahead, but insurers nonetheless look reasonably positioned – cushioned against market weakness by strong balance sheets and on PEs that are well within the long-term trading range.” The analysts concluded: “Overall, we feel the sector can modestly outperform in 2018, particularly if bond yields rise (as DB expects) – though given our cautious top-down view, our preference is for higher-quality/safer stocks.” They noted that many of the higher-quality insurance stocks performed well in 2017, and selectively they see this momentum continuing, highlighting Prudential. The analysts also analysed the downside in UK insurers from UK political risk, concluding that for most stocks the impact of a hard Brexit, for instance, is manageable. They said that, in this regard, the December rally in UK insurers looks justified, while Aviva PLC (LON:AV.) and - to a lesser extent - L&G still look oversold. In contrast, the analysts downgraded their rating for Phoenix Group Holdings PLC (LON:PHNX) to ‘hold’ from ‘buy’, primarily reflecting their perception that “the market for UK closed book acquisitions has become more competitive, implying less potential accretion on future deals.”
speedsgh
07/11/2017
21:01
Notice of Results - HTTPS://www.investegate.co.uk/admiral-group-plc--adm-/gnw/admiral-group-plc---notice-of-results/20171102155635H6914/ Admiral Group plc will be announcing its 2017 Preliminary Results on Wednesday 28 February 2018 at 7.00am...
speedsgh
17/8/2017
08:42
Can see this dropping back to £18 level
trt
16/8/2017
12:14
DeanForester - Possibly. What has happened to the phased return of additional capital linked to the new Solvency II regime? See below from the 2016 Interims... HTTPS://www.investegate.co.uk/admiral-group-plc--adm-/gnw/admiral-group-plc-results-for-the-six-months-en---/20160817070038H5549/ The Group's dividend policy is to pay 65% of post-tax profits as a normal dividend and to pay a further special dividend comprising earnings not required to be held in the Group for solvency or buffers. The Group entered into the new Solvency II regime in January with surplus capital and is returning additional capital to shareholders in a phased manner, up to the first half of 2018. The current expectation is for the total additional return on capital to be in the region of £100 million - £150 million. The Directors have declared a total interim dividend of 62.9 pence per share (£174.7 million), comprising three elements, > 36.8 pence per share normal dividend; > A special dividend of 14.2 pence per share; and > A further additional return of capital of 11.9 pence per share, representing an element of surplus capital not required for solvency as noted above. The normal and special elements total 51.0 pence per share, in line with the total interim dividend for 2015. The additional special element of 11.9 pence per (£33 million) is the second instalment of the additional returns of capital referred to above...
speedsgh
16/8/2017
11:35
Total paid out at last year's interim was 51p plus 11.9p return of capital, 62.9p total. This year, 37.9p plus 18.1p special, 56p total. Maybe that's the reason.
deanforester
16/8/2017
09:13
Results seem OK to me - anyone know why the drop? Cheers, PJ
pj fozzie
16/8/2017
08:48
ADM,Hit hard 6% down, seeing profits are up !
garycook
16/8/2017
08:19
Interim Results - HTTPS://www.investegate.co.uk/admiral-group-plc--adm-/gnw/admiral-group-plc-results-for-the-six-months-en---/20170816070005H7367/ Comment from David Stevens, Group Chief Executive Officer: "The first half of 2017 saw Admiral ambitious in pursuit of both immediate and longer-term growth opportunities. "We've grown turnover and customer numbers in our existing businesses by over 13% while also delivering a first half of important "firsts" - the first loans originated on our new dedicated lending system, the first cars sold on Confused.com, the first vans directly underwritten in the UK and Spain. "Most of the adverse impact from the increase in the costs of large injury claims, resulting from the change in the Ogden discount rate, was captured in our 2016 second half result. However, some extra costs carry into 2017. In these circumstances, we are happy to report a marginal increase in profitability and to deliver a more material increase in the underlying dividend." Dividend The Directors have declared an interim dividend of 56.0 pence per share, representing a normal dividend of 37.9 pence per share and a special dividend of 18.1 pence per share. The dividend will be paid on 6 October 2017. The ex-dividend date is 7 September 2017 and the record date is 8 September 2017.
speedsgh
03/5/2017
14:39
buying ahead of Dividend payment !!
stoxx67
08/3/2017
13:41
Preliminary Results - HTTP://www.investegate.co.uk/admiral-group-plc--adm-/gnw/admiral-group-plc---results-for-the-year-ended----/20170308070023H5986/ Comment from David Stevens, Group Chief Executive Officer "My first full year as CEO, and after 25 years of almost uninterrupted profit growth under my predecessor, profits are down a quarter! Not exactly a flying start! On the other hand our ability to grow our businesses rapidly, both in the UK and overseas, and to absorb the shock of an eccentric government decision on discount rates while delivering a 37% return on equity and again paying a substantial dividend is a tribute to the health of the business and resilience of our model. I am also delighted that for a record 17th year in a row, Admiral Group has continued its success in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For, placing 2nd, our joint highest position ever." Dividend The Directors have proposed a final dividend of 51.5 pence, representing a normal dividend of 15.0 pence per share and a special dividend of 36.5 pence per share. The dividend will be paid on 2 June 2017. The ex-dividend date is 11 May 2017 and the record date is 12 May 2017. New CEO re his priorities... My priorities for the forthcoming year are set out below. I expect them to remain my priorities for a number of years to come. > Ensure Admiral remains one of, if not the, best car insurers in the UK... > Demonstrate Admiral can be a great car insurer beyond the UK... > Develop sources of growth and profits beyond car insurance... > Ensure Admiral stays a great place to work... CFO re Ogden... "The Group anticipates that if UK market pricing adjusts future premiums to reflect the lower Ogden rate, there will be no significant impact on future business and its profitability after the change. The Group is confident that its strong capital position, along with its prudent approach to claims reserving, will allow it to manage the outcome without significant change to its business or long term financial outlook."
speedsgh
28/2/2017
10:00
6.6% dividend yield should back up a possible rise in the share price
jacko41
27/2/2017
20:51
What an absolutely ridiculous decision by the Government. Guaranteed to add 5% to insurance premiums from March and destabilising the insurance industry in the meantime as none of the companies were projecting such a low discount rate and this hits their capital surpluses. To me a negative discount rate is ridiculous. I'm an accountant and don't see discount rates below 1% on anything I look at. Having a negative discount rate looks and is totally ridiculous and a direct result of printing money. The government are stoking up massive inflation for later in the year. First food and energy, now insurance. What next?
topvest
27/2/2017
09:43
Statement re Ogden Discount Rate - HTTP://www.investegate.co.uk/admiral-group-plc--adm-/gnw/admiral-group-plc---statement-re-ogden-discount---/20170227072319H2144/ Admiral Group plc notes today's announcement by the Lord Chancellor of a change from 2.5% to -0.75% in the discount rate used by the courts in England and Wales to calculate personal injury damages awards, commonly referred to as the Ogden discount rate. In order for the impact of the new rate to be reflected in the Company's 2016 results, Admiral has decided to postpone the preliminary announcement of the results for the year ended 31 December 2016 from 1 March 2017 to 8 March 2017. The reduction in the discount rate will have the effect of increasing the cost of personal injury claims, therefore also increasing the ultimate loss ratio for all business written up to the effective date, part of which will be earned and part unearned. The majority of the financial impact in respect of premiums earned during 2016 and prior years will be reflected as a one-off charge against 2016 second half profits. The balance (along with the impact on business written but unearned at the date of change) will be recognised as lower reserve releases and profit commission mainly over the subsequent three to five financial years as the affected claims settle. The estimated total net financial impact1 of all claims settling at the new rate is £140m to £175m. The estimated net financial impact on 2016 reported profit is £70m to £100m. Given the Group's strong capital position, and reflecting the non-recurring nature of this charge, the Group expects to maintain the final dividend at last year's level of 51.5 pence per share, notwithstanding the reduced level of second-half reported profits. The Group anticipates that if market pricing adjusts future premiums to reflect the lower discount rate, there will be no significant impact on future business and its profitability after the change. The Group is also confident that its strong capital position, along with its prudent approach to claims reserving, will allow it to address the outcome without significant change to its business or long term financial outlook. Admiral notes the announcement by the Lord Chancellor of her decision to review the framework under which the rate is set and looks forward to the prompt conclusion of the review. Further information (including in relation to the potential for future returns of surplus capital to shareholders) will be provided with the results announcement on 8 March 2017.
speedsgh
04/2/2017
04:45
Insurance champion Admiral (LSE: ADM) looks to me to be another top stock that’s currently too cheap to pass up. Shares in Admiral are trading at a forward P/E of 16.8, which may seem expensive at first glance but Admiral is a long-term growth story. Over the next three years, City analysts expect the group to increase pre-tax profits by around 30%. Further growth could be on the cards if the company’s international operations report maiden profitability. Admiral’s steady growth is complemented by a 6.6% dividend yield. Such a combination of growth and income is usually tough to find so shares in the firm may be worth snapping up before the market catches on to this opportunity.
garycook
03/2/2017
16:31
Did you light the fuse Gary with mr Beazley
linton5
25/1/2017
16:14
lol they've Sussed out it's a bargain mms searching for shares lately
linton5
24/1/2017
04:07
Seems that way.SP recovered from 1680 to 1750.
garycook
23/1/2017
11:25
This is a steal under 17 for sure
linton5
23/1/2017
10:53
They know all bout fines in the $billions...
fenners66
23/1/2017
09:20
I'm on the button
linton5
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