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Diageo LSE:DGE Stock Report

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21 May, 2022


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DGE fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health3/6

DGE Stock Overview

Diageo plc, together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and sells alcoholic beverages worldwide.

Diageo Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Diageo
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£35.98
52 Week HighUK£41.10
52 Week LowUK£32.83
1 Month Change-8.24%
3 Month Change-1.65%
1 Year Change6.53%
3 Year Change7.45%
5 Year Change53.96%
Change since IPO948.98%

Recent News & Updates

May 18
Is Diageo (LON:DGE) A Risky Investment?

Is Diageo (LON:DGE) A Risky Investment?

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Mar 25
Diageo (LON:DGE) Has More To Do To Multiply In Value Going Forward

Diageo (LON:DGE) Has More To Do To Multiply In Value Going Forward

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Shareholder Returns

DGEGB BeverageGB Market

Return vs Industry: DGE exceeded the UK Beverage industry which returned -0.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: DGE exceeded the UK Market which returned -3.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is DGE's price volatile compared to industry and market?
DGE volatility
DGE Average Weekly Movement4.7%
Beverage Industry Average Movement5.9%
Market Average Movement6.2%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market11.6%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: DGE is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: DGE's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

188627,783Ivan Menezes

Diageo plc, together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and sells alcoholic beverages worldwide. The company offers scotch, whisky, gin, vodka, rum, ready to drink products, Irish cream liqueur, raki, liqueur, wine, tequila, Canadian whisky, American whiskey, cachaca, and brandy, as well as beer, including cider and non-alcoholic products. It provides its products under the Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit and Buchanan's whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Casamigos, DeLeon and Don Julio tequilas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Tanqueray, and Guinness brands.

Diageo Fundamentals Summary

How do Diageo's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
DGE fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£82.32b
Earnings (TTM)UK£3.05b
Revenue (TTM)UK£13.82b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
DGE income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£5.33b
Gross ProfitUK£8.48b
Other ExpensesUK£5.44b

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Jul 28, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)1.33
Gross Margin61.41%
Net Profit Margin22.04%
Debt/Equity Ratio148.7%

How did DGE perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Diageo undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: DGE (£35.98) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£50.56)

Significantly Below Fair Value: DGE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: DGE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27x) compared to the UK Beverage industry average (26x).

PE vs Market: DGE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27x) compared to the UK market (15.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: DGE is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.3x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: DGE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.7x) compared to the GB Beverage industry average (2.4x).

Future Growth

How is Diageo forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: DGE's forecast earnings growth (8.2% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: DGE's earnings (8.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (11.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: DGE's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: DGE's revenue (6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: DGE's revenue (6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: DGE's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (54%).

Past Performance

How has Diageo performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: DGE has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: DGE's current net profit margins (22%) are higher than last year (9.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: DGE's earnings have declined by 5.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: DGE's earnings growth over the past year (170.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (-5.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: DGE earnings growth over the past year (170.9%) exceeded the Beverage industry 36.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst DGE's Return on Equity (34.57%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

Financial Health

How is Diageo's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: DGE's short term assets (£11.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (£7.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: DGE's short term assets (£11.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities (£16.2B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: DGE's net debt to equity ratio (129.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: DGE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 90.7% to 148.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: DGE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26%).

Interest Coverage: DGE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Diageo current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: DGE's dividend (2.06%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.8%).

High Dividend: DGE's dividend (2.06%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.86%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: DGE's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: DGE's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (56.7%), DGE's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (59.5%), DGE's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Ivan Menezes (62 yo)





Mr. Ivan M. Menezes has been the Chief Executive Officer at Diageo PLC since July 1, 2013. Mr. Menezes served as the Chief Operating Officer of Diageo PLC from March 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013. He served as C...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ivan's total compensation ($USD7.36M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD5.31M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Ivan's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: DGE's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Experienced Board: DGE's board of directors are considered experienced (3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: DGE insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Diageo plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Diageo plc
  • Ticker: DGE
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1886
  • Industry: Distillers and Vintners
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£82.322b
  • Shares outstanding: 2.29b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Diageo plc
  • Lakeside Drive
  • Park Royal
  • London
  • Greater London
  • NW10 7HQ
  • United Kingdom


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/21 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/20 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/06/30

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.