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
  0.00 0.0% 569.50 565.50 569.00 0.00 0.00 - 0.00 00:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 315.6 40.5 63.0 9.0 285

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23/6/2018
18:04
jamie - Dignity will benefit from the Treasury's investigation as they have provisions to repay all deposits should they need to. It is the smaller operations who have the most to fear from that particular aspect of what's going on in the funeral industry. Dignity has in fact, and it's a well-known fact, been calling for tighter regulation. The real fear centres around any impact to their crematorium business, which is hugely lucrative, of a possible crackdown. However, I wouldn't bank on any regulation, if there is any, breaking them. It didn't happen with tobacco, gambling, doorstep lending, and it will certainly not happen here. Governments are not in the business of crippling companies or entire sectors. If you are an ethical investor then I'd wait for the reports, due in about a year, before deciding if DTY deserves your ire. I would also suggest you deepen your reading and not simply look at the titbits on offer Google page 1.
hussyo
23/6/2018
09:53
Hatfullofsky - I'm not sure why you are saying that I am ill informed, when the facts in my post were 100% true. There are two investigations (check) and Dignity is the main guilty party in both (Google 'The Reaper calls for Dignity'). Sorry if you are set to lose a shedload of money, but that is where investing in shares that exploit the bereaved gets you.
jamie48
23/6/2018
07:37
Thank you for your comments Jamie, you are clearly ill informed or more than likely a paid basher or holding a short position. Either way your comments are baseless and hold zero value and as so will be ignored as will you.
hatfullofsky
22/6/2018
13:30
There are two investigations and Dignity are nervous about both. The Competition and Markets Authority is looking into overpricing by both funeral homes and crematoriums (Dignity are the worst offenders in both) and the Treasury is looking into funeral plans (Dignity hides behind Age UK and sells their overpriced plans this way). My advice is to sell as Dignity will not be able to get away with their brutal overpricing and their monopolies on crematoriums for much longer.
jamie48
21/6/2018
10:03
Sell in May and stay away has never felt like more of a truism.
hussyo
19/6/2018
16:03
Apparently fewer people die during trade wars.
thamestrader
19/6/2018
14:10
Down 2.5% on 69k traded. Make of that what you will.
hussyo
13/6/2018
16:14
Shard, macro news does not interest me when trying to understand short term price fluctuations. Hussyo is right this is down to low volumes. Some nice buys at the end could see this bounce by the end of the week.
hatfullofsky
12/6/2018
11:50
I've taken a position in Dignity on my portfolio this morning as I see it that it is they that have been campaigning for any enquiry and are happy to share what information they have already collated. Given this I think it has already fallen too far even before today and I also noted a recent Director buy at 1090p. In terms of news there is plenty out there. Office of National Statistics data on death rates is showing deaths for this quarter so far around 3% up on the same period last year and in the quieter summer part of the year as well. That also follows on from a good first quarter with the death rate some 7% higher. hTTp://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/weeklyprovisionalfiguresondeathsregisteredinenglandandwales Additionally virtually every day you are seeing London in the news headlines for knife crime and with the death rate in London overtaking New York. The associated murder and the death rate in the capital seems at an all time high and these things all factor in and contribute. Just google search London and knife crime. If things continue as they are presently then on the 1st August there may be potential for a significant boost to the share price for on that date you should get the Interim / 6 monthly results to the 29th June reflecting this and also the result of the ongoing pricing review. all imvho, dyor etc
shard of glass
12/6/2018
10:53
hatfullofsky volume is very thin, which can skew price dramatically.
hussyo
12/6/2018
09:11
Nasty pull back, any new news out there ?
hatfullofsky
09/6/2018
07:58
The big problem I think is that growth is being bought. LFL are going backwards without them. They cant stop buying because the independents are hurting them. In my town out of 8 they own 6 so there is a cannibal effect. I would look to close rather than buy and improve the ratios at each site. It worries me that the debt pile is linked to EBITDA. This could unwind fast if they missed targets. Tiger
castleford tiger
09/6/2018
07:32
It was unrealistic for the company to once more raise guidance on Thursday, though it was good to hear that performance in Q2 continues to be 'strong'. With the investigations likely to dim in the coming weeks and months, the stock ought to go back on its upward trajectory between now and until 01/08. I topped up in the past week, bringing total holding to 2777, at an average of 10.06.
hussyo
08/6/2018
15:11
Keeps knocking on 1100, once popped we could rise quickly back to 1200. Trading opportunity
hatfullofsky
05/6/2018
08:37
That's a good question. But you could ask the same about any company. Are you saying that Dignity presents a particular mystery on that score? The problem with focusing all your attention on the income statement (eps and the like) is that it includes accruals, estimates and other adjustments which obscure the picture. Reported earnings are not cash earnings, in other words. The cash flow statement shows instead where the cash is coming from and where it is going to. If you look there you will see what cash has come from operations, what has been spent on capex and acquisitions and what has been spent on debt servicing and dividends. That for me paints a more useful picture of how a company is performing. Capex and acquisitions spending have featured strongly over the years and it is those items that have consumed most of the cash generated. Having now built a large fixed asset base on which to generate future cash flows they can, if needs be, cut back on such spending if revenue were to decline.
jacks13
04/6/2018
17:16
If EPS is in the region of 100p though, depending on which one you choose, and the dividend is sub 25p then where is the rest of it?
michaeljames1
04/6/2018
10:18
Their business model is to use borrowed cash to build assets to provide cash to pay the debt and pay a dividend. Retained earnings don't feature in the plan. That's it in a nutshell. Their assets are almost entirely long term, their liabilities are also almost entirely long term. Debt is structured as a mortgage with ebitda based covenants. The model does depend on strong cash flows and that is why the market is spooked at the prospect of a price war/competition in the market. Cost of debt servicing is around £33M a year and cash from operations is historically well in excess of this. There is uncertainty around how the funerals market will evolve and the influences that the regulators/enquiries bring to the mix. For what it's worth I think the correction is well overdone and last week's developments will likely be to Dignity's benefit in the long run. I see that the IC is saying that they "...don't feel any near-term motivation to buy in at 1,045p", which is fine. Maybe they'll be giving buy advice when the share price is 1,200p.
jacks13
04/6/2018
09:17
Did a bit of digging here after the share price fall, high debt which doesn't seem to go down despite headline profits, NAV doesn't go up despite pitiful dividend, where are the profits going? Now enquiry into RIP-off funeral plans. K.
kramch
04/6/2018
07:17
I had a very quick glance at the order book and although volume is thin the Bid side is quite aggressive.
hussyo
03/6/2018
19:39
Despite the January warning and now the review, the two brokers who previously had a Hold rating on the stock have come out and reiterated Hold. It's going to be a volatile week coming up.
hussyo
01/6/2018
17:12
That was some massive overreaction today. Salty
saltaire111
01/6/2018
13:57
It's taken the opening of the New York session for sanity to have returned.
hussyo
01/6/2018
13:17
Seems to be a positive spin from the Management Statement,on the investigations. Unfortunately the market for one reason or another seems very negative about it and the result today is an absolute shambles for the PI. To get your money out you now will have to take a loss or decide to hold for the longer term. I feel very lucky selling a small holding a month ago at £12:50. Commiserations to holders. R.
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