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 Shares Traded Last Trade
  34.00 6.24% 579.00 103,952 16:35:18
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
575.00 582.00 590.00 541.00 541.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 315.60 40.50 63.00 9.2 290
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
16:35:18 UT 33,348 579.00 GBX

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18/10/2019
09:20
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 545p.
Dignity Plc has a 4 week average price of 483p and a 12 week average price of 455.20p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,125p while the 1 year low share price is currently 455.20p.
There are currently 50,012,394 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 41,334 shares. The market capitalisation of Dignity Plc is £289,571,761.26.
14/8/2019
12:53
the real stan: Trouble is with a huge debt burden the share price might continue to look cheap all the way down to zero.....
03/6/2019
22:10
checkers2: IN FT LEX today:Dignity/funerals: profiting from loss Poet and playwright Ben Jonson, pleading poverty, opted to be buried upright in Westminster Abbey. His worries about funeral costs are widely shared in the UK. They have risen at twice the rate of inflation since 2004. Politicians and regulators are determined to intervene. A crackdown on the “shameful̶1; high pressure selling of pre-paid funeral packages is the latest salvo. The sale of these will be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, the Treasury says. Listed undertaker Dignity welcomed the move. Even so, its share price fell 4 per cent. The move will hit Dignity’s pre-paid funeral business, currently a quarter of the whole. Bad publicity will reduce the popularity of the plans. Compliance costs will rise. The total impact should be modest. Dignity has already stopped booking profits when a plan is sold. A much bigger investor issue is the full-blown investigation announced in March by the Competition and Markets Authority. Barriers to entry are low: the number of funeral companies rose 83 per cent between 1989 and 2017. Dignity has just 12 per cent of the market, while its bigger rival Co-op Funeralcare has 16 per cent. Previously, the shares had been seen as a strong defensive investment. But a recent price war, along with news of the CMA probe, has hit Dignity’s stock hard. After losing more than three-quarters of their value since October 2016, the shares trade on a multiple of 11 times forward earnings, down from a long-term average of 18. If the CMA does not opt for draconian remedies such as price controls, it is possible the shares have plumbed the depths. Dignity’s fortunes could turn, especially as the long-running decline in the death rate goes into reverse. But investors should steer clear until the CMA probe is over. Ominously, it singled out Dignity’s top-of-the-range profit margins as symptomatic of a market that is not working well for consumers. Bereaved families may be price-insensitive; regulators are not.
09/3/2019
08:36
hussyo: This is the full fat investigation, with conclusions en all. It's mandated to report by end of May. The phase one report suggested several possible future outcomes, one being to set up an industry regulator. They were conscious in the phase one of not over-burdening the industry or government with costs, while admitting something needed to be done as they weren't confident of self-regulation. * I looked at the timeline of the doorstep lending investigation and overlaid it on the Provident share price - barely a blink. That industries later issues were either self-inflicted or illegal, though you could say the regulator was onto them by that point so any unethical practices were pounced on.
29/11/2018
20:08
this_time_its_different: Current assets at £94 million does not look good, they were £170 million a few years back. Justified drop in share price, will probably trade up to £10 and then hit resistance. One for the brave, not for widows or orphans.
29/11/2018
19:57
this_time_its_different: RIP share price (excuse the pun).
29/11/2018
09:13
tiger60: To be honest this will be seen as a buying opportunity. This is a company that has seen its share price stripped back quite drastically over the last few months and the news today is mostly a retrospective view of the industry. Dignity have adjusted price down accordingly. They have shown strong signals that they are listening and adapting If a company is forever beholden to past pricing which at the time was accepted practice how does it ever move on? Do you penalise them on a continued basis or try to make amends by pricing funerals that is both sympathetic to their customers and result in a successful and profitable company. That is an incredibly hard juggling act but one that can drive a company ethos Dignity is not a charity but to live up to its own name must make efforts to close the gap, and to a large degree I think they have done this. The news today is putting in black and white what most already knew and in fact what Dignity are already trying to address going forward. This will be 4 figures again very very soon. It is a business that will defy market turbulence and become a strong defensive stock again. Strong buy.
10/10/2018
08:31
countless: Interesting to see that Phoenix Asset Manahgement has increased their holding over the last several weeks by over 52% - they now own 9.358% of DTY. No short positions either. Feels positivelets hope the share price reflects the confidence.
01/2/2018
09:08
imastu pidgitaswell: Absolutely. Same comment as on the day of the announcement - they are cutting income on their main product by 25%, which will have a percentage larger impact on their net margin (costs remain the same). Even then they will still be more expensive than their competitors, they cannot say what the volumes going forward will be (still lower, at best by less than they would have been had they not cut prices) and they therefore have no guidance. The debt is well chronicled, and is long term. But when looking at the share price, you have to consider the enterprise value, which is the debt added to the market value - this gives the market valuation of the entire business. As the debt is such a large percentage of the enterprise value, fairly small changes in enterprise value (as assessed by the market) are caused by much larger swings in equity value (the share price). I was surprised it was trading as high as 1000p-ish on results day and the next day. Current levels better reflect the value of the equity, but given the utter uncertainty of the forecast, there may be more risk to price in.
19/1/2018
11:01
waldron: Why Dignity plc is a turnaround stock I’d buy after today’s 50% share price crash Peter Stephens | Friday, 19th January, 2018 | More on: DTY JE Image source: Getty Images. The share price of funeral-related services specialist Dignity (LSE: DTY) dropped by as much as 50% on Friday after it released a profit warning. A more competitive market outlook means that the company will cut prices for various services, which is expected to cause a fall in profitability over the medium term. As a result, investor sentiment has deteriorated. However, the company could deliver a strong turnaround in the long run. A stable market, strong business model and low valuation could combine to make the stock a worthwhile purchase at the present time. A changing market In the last couple of years, Dignity has faced a more competitive marketplace. With inflation moving higher and now being ahead of wage growth, disposable incomes are falling in real terms. Therefore, it is unsurprising that consumers are seeking to cut costs in order to balance their income and expenditure each month. And while funeral costs are an exceptional item, they are not immune to increasingly price-conscious behaviour. Alongside increasing competition, the company has seen the average reduction in the number of funerals per location running at 6.8% between 2015 and 2017. This is almost twice the rate of 3.6% which was recorded between 2004 and 2014. In response, the company is lowering the cost of some of its services as it seeks to protect its market share. This is expected to lead to substantially lower profits in 2018. Recovery potential The level of profitability that is expected to be recorded in 2018 is unclear. As such, it seems as though investors are pricing-in a wide margin of safety. Dignity now trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 8 using its 2016 earnings figure. While its rating is very likely to rise due to the prospective fall in 2018 earnings, the reality is that the company continues to have a dominant position in the funeral services market. With it offering the scope for further growth in the long term, the stock could prove to be a sound, albeit volatile, turnaround opportunity.
16/11/2017
10:29
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.
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