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
  -932.00p -48.64% 984.00p 980.50p 985.00p 1,200.00p 874.50p 1,149.00p 2,899,416 09:10:36
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 313.6 71.2 115.3 8.5 491.33

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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 1,916p.
Dignity Plc has a 4 week average price of 874.50p and a 12 week average price of 874.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 2,791p while the 1 year low share price is currently 874.50p.
There are currently 49,931,901 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 213,005 shares. The market capitalisation of Dignity Plc is £449,387,109.
imastu pidgitaswell: Blimey. It's a very highly leveraged business that has just flagged that its operating profits will be slashed by, erm, they don't know. Headline prices cut by 25% (nice round number, is that it? Competitors, local markets, affordability? No, just '25%' as it's a simple number - are they amateurs?) Net debt of between £550m and £600m, albeit long term, with a (last time out) operating cashflow of £81m - to be reduced by whatever the impact of the pricing strategy change is. Likely to be at least 40%, as the operating model when you slash headline income by 25% will result in much larger hit to income after costs. And frankly their prices are still considerably higher than their competitors - no reason to believe they will increase volumes, they are more likely to continue losing volumes, albeit maybe by less. 50% off the share price is perfectly sensible as a reaction - I might have expected more. Just looking back up the thread - well done James, not just with the forecast of the fall, but for the right reasons. Also enjoyed the analyst forecast a couple of months ago (in 1187) - I always love an analyst talking drivel...
speedsgh: Sell out of Dignity - HTTPS:// IC VIEW The share price fell following the recent third-quarter update and, unless Dignity can clearly maintain its market position, we think there could be further pain ahead. True, the shares have already de-rated and look attractive compared with historic levels. However, the forward PE ratio of 14 leaves room for the shares to de-rate further, especially if forecasts are downgraded, which we think is looking increasingly likely. And while we don't see any immediate reason for concern about debt levels, the fact Dignity's balance sheet has a likeness to that of a reliable utility could prove a headache if its earnings succumb further to the kind of competitive pressures we're more used to seeing in the grocery sector. While the company adapts to changes in its end markets, we think investors are best off out of it. Sell.
the grumpy old men: Dignity Plc 11.6% Potential Upside Indicated by Berenberg Posted by: Amilia Stone 16th November 2017 Dignity Plc with EPIC/TICKER (LON:DTY) has had its stock rating noted as ‘Downgrades217; with the recommendation being set at ‘HOLD’ this morning by analysts at Berenberg. Dignity Plc are listed in the Consumer Services sector within UK Main Market. Berenberg have set their target price at 2350 GBX on its stock. This would indicate that the analyst believes there is a potential upside of 11.6% from today’s opening price of 2105 GBX. Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has decreased 155 points and decreased 260 points respectively. The 1 year high share price is 2791 GBX while the year low share price is currently 1942.7 GBX. Dignity Plc has a 50 day moving average of 2,327.94 GBX and a 200 Day Moving Average share price is recorded at 2,457.44. There are currently 199,378,759 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 153,395. Market capitalisation for LON:DTY is £1,001,376,541 GBP.
iamnotanumber6: James, I note you skirted round my fourth query, ie. why you took out a short then publicised it. It is one thing trying to disrupt an industry which is due a shake-up - which is fair enough - but it seems decidedly iffy practice to actively try and bring down the share price of one of the main rivals of your own clients (note, not even a direct rival to your operation). You admit it's not a big bet, so why bother? It's a bit like Expedia when it started out publishing a sell note on British Airways. If you are confident in your business model, then why branch out into trading in derivatives and publishing research on quoted companies - are you a price comparison website, a share dealer or a research house? If I was a shareholder in Funeralbooker I would not be too impressed at this diversification, I'd rather you were running the business rather than faffing about on the DTY board on ADVFN.
iamnotanumber6: I hold here, albeit I have been reducing as it's my biggest holding. It's an interesting report, but here are the points it raises with me: 1. I have absolutely no problem with the lack of branding - to me it's a strength, as why change the goodwill of a trusted local brand? Besides, it's quite clearly spelt out in the brochure you reproduced that the individual undertaker is part of a company. 2. Is the cost of a funeral really a priority when one has lost a loved one? It's one thing settling down in front of a computer with a coffee to pore over the cheapest holidays, but surely you don't act the same when sorting out a funeral? 3. Why is raising prices over a period so terrible? It's not as if they are a monopoly (like for example many rail companies over a particular route). Surely the mark of a good company is maximising its income by raising its prices to the most the market can bear? 4. But the real question I have is why are you putting out negative research on a quoted rival? OK, you admit you are shorting the stock, but it does seem an odd thing to do, or are you simply trying to move the DTY price in your favour? Do your shareholders know that you are gambling some of their funds on a derivative trade? And why aren't you letting your business speak for itself, rather than indulging in what some might call dirty tricks? Indeed, some prospective customers might be put off by a firm which concentrates on derivative trading and share research rather than what it's supposed to be offering?
grupo guitarlumber: Alan Oscroft | Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017 | More on: DTY DVO One of my favourite ever headlines from The Onion was World death rate unchanged at 100%, and as long as that remains true, the long-term customer base for Dignity (LSE: DTY) seems pretty much guaranteed. Earnings per share almost doubled at the UK’s’ largest funeral operator between 2012 and 2016, and investors piled in and created a typical growth spike, The share price soared, but from round the middle of 2015 it’s been pretty flat, and today stands at 2,552p. Early earnings growth looks set to cool, with analysts expecting just a 4% rise this year, but Wednesday’s interim results suggest…
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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.
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.
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.
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