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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
  +0.00p +0.00% 662.50p 660.50p 662.00p 663.50p 660.00p 660.00p 7,658 10:09:13
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 315.6 40.5 63.0 10.5 330.90

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13/5/2019
13:20
Report reads worse than I imagined. May be have take a bath on this one. Before more bad news trickles down.
claret dragon
13/5/2019
12:12
THE GUARDIAN Funeral provider Dignity warns fall in number of deaths will hit profits Deaths this year likely to be 3% lower than last year, says one of UK’s biggest undertakers Julia Kollewe Mon 13 May 2019 08.59 BST Last modified on Mon 13 May 2019 09.00 BST A significant fall in the number of people dying in the UK has forced one of Britain’s biggest undertakers to issue a profit warning. Dignity, the UK’s only publicly listed funeral services company, said the number of deaths in the 13 weeks to 29 March fell by 12% to 159,000. This led to a 15% drop in revenues to £81.1m and dragged underlying operating profit down by 42% to £21.7m. The company said historical data over the past 20 years indicates that deaths in the full year are likely to be 3% lower than 2018, at 580,000. This means that its full-year operating profits would come in £3m to £4m lower than expected. It had forecast £307m of revenues and profits of £68m. The news sent the company’s shares down 6% in early trading. An estimated 599,000 people died in Britain last year, a small increase on 2017. The Office for National Statistics expects the number of deaths to go up in the long term, and reach 700,000 a year by 2040. Dignity carried out 19,200 funerals in the quarter, down from 21,400 a year earlier. But its market share rose to 12.0% from 11.7% after the firm improved its services and cut its prices last year, in response to a price war started by the Co-op. Dignity slashed the price of its cheapest funeral by 25% and has been trialling unbundled services for bespoke funerals. Dignity made £190 less from each funeral on average than in 2018, and expects average income for the year to be about £2,940 per ceremony. Sign up to the daily Business Today email or follow Guardian Business on Twitter at @BusinessDesk Dignity also performed 18,000 cremations, down from 19,100, with a market share of 11.3%. It pointed to the growing popularity of direct cremations – a no-frills option with no ceremony and no mourners present, where the body is collected, cremated and the ashes are returned afterwards. David Bowie, who died from liver cancer in 2016, chose this option and a growing number of Britons are opting for this kind of send-off for their loved ones. Many families struggle to afford a funeral, which typically costs between £3,000 and £5,000. The Competition and Markets Authority has found that the cost of organising a funeral rose by 6% each year – twice the inflation rate – for the past 14 years, and launched an 18-month investigation into the funeral market in March. It noted that profit margins at the biggest firms were high by international standards, with Dignity’s in particular “well above” those in other countries.
adrian j boris
13/5/2019
09:07
Phoenix not looking so clever now.
thamestrader
13/5/2019
07:56
Brace yourselves... that was not a great update, though long term it does little damage. Market share up a touch. Average funeral costs hovering near 3k. Approx £7m loss in revenue due to number of deaths being much lower than expected.
hussyo
08/5/2019
17:28
Selling Off again. Annoying!!!1
claret dragon
06/5/2019
15:16
It's in the Aurora Investment Trust Investment Managers' Report. They paid an average of £9 per share.
topvest
06/5/2019
15:09
Presumably they're saying that now because they've finished building up their stake?
thamestrader
06/5/2019
13:49
Phoenix Asset Management have recently commented that they think Dignity is worth 3x it’s market cap. Quite an interesting comment.
topvest
05/5/2019
08:36
Hi all, stumbled across this share and it seems to be of great value. Over the long-term I’m sure it will be fine. I’ll keep a close eye on this one and watch from the sidelines until the road gets less bumpy.
btfd497
24/4/2019
20:00
Provisional decision report - February / March, 2020 Final deadline for responses before final report - July, 2020 Statutory deadline - 27.9.2020 Plenty of time for uncertainty to flourish! Certainly no rush to buy
michaelmcandrew
24/4/2019
13:30
Any clue to when CMA finalised?
claret dragon
04/4/2019
16:50
Still holding. PAM have gone virtually all in with this one.
claret dragon
04/4/2019
16:00
Phoenix Asset Management. Position 26.7102% well done
jonesy2222
28/3/2019
20:32
It also talked about 'transparency' and potentially making the average cost of funerals '£1000 cheaper.' I've argued in a previous post that, should that be the case, we'll see DTY back at a tenner.
hussyo
28/3/2019
16:08
Dignity's time is up! The CMA in their report today state 'We are not persuaded by the argument we heard from one of them that its higher prices were justified by better quality of service.' Also, 'The profit margins achieved by the largest suppliers in the industry have been high by international standards, with Dignity’s in particular having been well above those of equivalent businesses operating in some other major countries. Although Dignity’s profit margin fell in the course of 2018, it was still higher than international benchmarks and was expected by the company to recover in the foreseeable future. Together with the large suppliers’ pricing policies, these profit margins are symptomatic of a market that is not working well for consumers. Although the large funeral directors’ prices are, on average, well above those of the independent funeral directors, it is clear that others in the sector have also implemented some large price rises. But we have also heard from smaller, local funeral directors who have sought to keep their prices low.' 'The large operators of private crematoria have similarly implemented average price rises, which have consistently been between 6 and 8% every year for the past 8 years (and higher in the previous years). The prices charged by the three largest private operators are above the national average, the 20 most expensive crematoria are private ones and Dignity operates 19 of them. We have seen evidence that meeting shareholder expectations has been the main factor underlying these large annual price rises for at least one supplier and, based on the evidence we have obtained so far, we do not believe that industry cost pressures (including regulations relating to emissions) can fully explain such levels of price inflation.'
jamie48
28/3/2019
10:02
I bailed from Fres today, banking 4%, and have gone in here in a big way. That the CMA would escalate was the best kept secret in the industry. I've got an average of 6.86 and see upside short term.
hussyo
28/3/2019
08:23
hussyo - I doubt there will be a significant rise here anytime soon. You may be right over a 24 mth period but at what opportunity cost ? There are many more companies that have better short to medium term prospects. Watch and wait, they'll be no significant investors until the CMA outcome is clear
hatfullofsky
28/3/2019
08:10
Is this not good news for DTY, others probably won’t fair so well imho
spudders
26/3/2019
20:32
I research companies every day and every time I like one, what invariably happens is I think, but this isn't as attractive as DTY. I'm currently heavily committed to Fresnillo as I'm convinced US stocks will go belly up in April; once I'm done there, I'll be going to the hilt here.
hussyo
26/3/2019
08:28
Phoenix now at 23.1%.. every time there is a fall they load up.
hussyo
20/3/2019
23:01
Forget for a moment about the share price .. what's your judgement from the available data? That is all that counts, whether you make a killing or lose your shirt.
hussyo
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