Direct Line Insurance Group plc provides general insurance products and services in the United Kingdom. More Details
Excellent balance sheet, good value and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Direct Line Insurance Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: DLG is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: DLG's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: DLG underperformed the UK Insurance industry which returned 38.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DLG underperformed the UK Market which returned 24.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Direct Line Insurance Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
6 days ago | Simply Wall StDon't Race Out To Buy Direct Line Insurance Group plc (LON:DLG) Just Because It's Going Ex-Dividend
1 week ago | Simply Wall StThe Direct Line Insurance Group (LON:DLG) Share Price Is Up 15% And Shareholders Are Holding On
Is Direct Line Insurance Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: DLG (£3.03) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£5.65)
Significantly Below Fair Value: DLG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: DLG is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.7x) compared to the GB Insurance industry average (15.2x).
PE vs Market: DLG is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.7x) compared to the UK market (25.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: DLG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: DLG's PB Ratio (1.3x) is in line with the GB Insurance industry average.
How is Direct Line Insurance Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: DLG's forecast earnings growth (6.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1%).
Earnings vs Market: DLG's earnings (6.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (20.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: DLG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: DLG's revenue (2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (6.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: DLG's revenue (2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: DLG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19.7%).
How has Direct Line Insurance Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: DLG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: DLG's current net profit margins (10.9%) are lower than last year (12.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: DLG's earnings have grown by 2.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: DLG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: DLG had negative earnings growth (-13%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Insurance industry average (-13%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: DLG's Return on Equity (12.1%) is considered low.
How is Direct Line Insurance Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: DLG's short term assets (£3.4B) do not cover its short term liabilities (£5.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: DLG's short term assets (£3.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (£869.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DLG's debt to equity ratio (20.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: DLG's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 22.3% to 20.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: DLG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (95.3%).
Interest Coverage: DLG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (16.5x coverage).
What is Direct Line Insurance Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: DLG's dividend (7.29%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.39%).
High Dividend: DLG's dividend (7.29%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.24%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: DLG has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: DLG's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (85.5%), DLG's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: DLG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (84.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Penny James (51 yo)
Mrs. Penelope Jane James, also known as Penny, ACA, has been the Chief Executive Officer at Direct Line Insurance Group Plc since May 09, 2019 and as its Executive Director since November 1, 2017. Ms. Jame...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Penny's total compensation ($USD4.37M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD2.24M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Penny's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: DLG's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: DLG's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: DLG insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Direct Line Insurance Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Direct Line Insurance Group plc
- Ticker: DLG
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1985
- Industry: Property and Casualty Insurance
- Sector: Insurance
- Market Cap: UK£4.083b
- Shares outstanding: 1.35b
- Website: https://www.directlinegroup.co.uk
Number of Employees
- Direct Line Insurance Group plc
- Churchill Court
- Westmoreland Road
- Greater London
- BR1 1DP
- United Kingdom
Direct Line Insurance Group plc provides general insurance products and services in the United Kingdom. It operates through Motor, Home, Rescue and Other Personal Lines, and Commercial segments. The compan...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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