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Direct Line Insurance Group Fundamentals

Company Name Direct Line Insurance Last Updated 18 Sep 2019
Industry Financials Sector Property & Casualty Insurance
Shares in Issue (m) 1,375.00 Market Cap (£m) 4,105.75
PE Ratio 8.91 Div per Share (p) 21.00
Div Yield 0.00 Div Cover 1.58
EPS 33.50 EPS Growth (%) 5.35
PEG 1.67 DPS Growth (%) 2.94
Debt Ratio 68.89 Debt Equity Ratio 1.00
Net Gearing 56.60 Gross Gearing 68.89
Asset Equity Ratio 3.22 Cash Equity Ratio 39.54
Quick Ratio 0.00 Current Ratio 0.00
Price To Book Value 1.41 ROCE 6.21

Direct Line Insurance Group Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
H1 Dividend 08 Aug 2019 06 Sep 2019 GBX 7.20
Special Dividend 04 Apr 2019 16 May 2019 GBX 8.30
H2 Dividend 04 Apr 2019 16 May 2019 GBX 14.00 21.00
H1 Dividend 09 Aug 2018 07 Sep 2018 GBX 7.00
Special Dividend 05 Apr 2018 17 May 2018 GBX 15.00
H2 Dividend 05 Apr 2018 17 May 2018 GBX 13.60 20.40
H1 Dividend 10 Aug 2017 08 Sep 2017 GBX 6.80
H2 Dividend 16 Mar 2017 18 May 2017 GBX 9.70 14.60
Special Dividend 11 Aug 2016 09 Sep 2016 GBX 10.00
H1 Dividend 11 Aug 2016 09 Sep 2016 GBX 4.90
Special Dividend 10 Mar 2016 19 May 2016 GBX 8.80
H2 Dividend 10 Mar 2016 19 May 2016 GBX 9.20 13.80
H1 Dividend 13 Aug 2015 11 Sep 2015 GBX 4.60
Special Dividend 29 Jun 2015 24 Jul 2015 GBX 27.50
Special Dividend 12 Mar 2015 17 Apr 2015 GBX 4.00
H2 Dividend 12 Mar 2015 17 Apr 2015 GBX 8.80 13.20

Direct Line Insurance Group Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Tangible Assets 156 174 181
Intangible Assets 567 471 509
Investments 322 309 329
Total Fixed Assets 1,045 955 1,019
Stocks 0 0 0
Debtors 875 981 988
Cash & Equivalents 1,154 1,359 1,166
Other Assets 6,311 6,654 6,949
Total Assets 9,386 9,948 10,122
Liabilities (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Creditors within 1 year 0 0 0
Creditors after 1 year 0 0 0
Other Liabilities 6,467 6,887 7,600
Total Liabilities 6,467 6,887 7,600
Net assets 2,920 3,062 2,522
Equity (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Called up share capital 0 0 0
Share Premium 0 0 0
Profit / Loss 583 539 353
Other Equity 2,573 2,715 2,522
Preference & Minorities 347 347 0
Total Capital Employed 2,920 3,062 2,522
Ratios 2018 2017 2016
Debt Ratio 68.89 69.23 75.09
Debt-to-Equity 1.00 1.00 1.00
Net Gearing 56.60 55.57 63.57
Gross Gearing 68.89 69.23 75.09
Assets / Equity 3.22 3.25 4.01
Cash / Equity 39.54 44.38 46.25
EPS 33.50 31.80 20.40
Cash Flow (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Cash from operating activities 472 546 862
Cashflow before financing 331 451 737
Increase in Cash -212 194 208
Income (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Turnover 3,436 3,490 3,337
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross Profit 0 0 0
Operating Profit 602 643 390
Pre-Tax profit 583 539 353
Profit / Loss for the year 0 0 0

Direct Line Insurance Group Company Background

Sector Property & Casualty Insurance
Activities Direct Line Group is a retail general insurer with leading market positions in the United Kingdom, a strong presence in the direct motor channel in Italy and Germany and a focused position in UK SME commercial insurance. The Group operates under highly recognised brands such as Direct Line and Churchill and is comprised of five primary segments: motor, home, rescue and other personal lines, commercial and international. In the UK, Direct Line Group utilises a multi-brand, multi-product and multi-distribution channel business model that covers most major customer segments for personal lines general insurance. The Group also has a focused presence in the commercial market. The Group occupies leading market positions in terms of in-force policies and has the most highly recognised brands in the UK for personal motor and home insurance including Direct Line and Churchill. Other primary Direct Line Group brands include Privilege and Green Flag; NIG, a provider of insurance solutions to UK SMEs and Direct Line For Business ('DL4B'), the Group's direct commercial brand. The Group is also a major provider of insurance through a number of strategic partnerships. In Italy and Germany the Group operates under the Direct Line brand.
Latest Interim Date 31 Jul 2019
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 05 Mar 2019

Direct Line Insurance Group Directors

Appointed Director Position
01 Nov 2017 Penelope Jane James Chief Executive Officer
27 Apr 2012 Michael Nicholas Biggs Non-Executive Chairman
18 Jan 2016 Dr Richard Churchill Ward Non-Executive Director
01 Mar 2018 Gregor Ninian Stewart Non-Executive Director
28 Aug 2014 Sebastian Richard Edward Cuthbert James Non-Executive Director
20 Dec 2011 Jane Carolyn Hanson Non-Executive Director
01 Feb 2017 Danuta Gray Non-Executive Director
01 Mar 2018 Mark Julian Gregory Non-Executive Director
01 Sep 2018 Fiona Catherine McBain Non-Executive Director

Direct Line Insurance Group Contact Details

Company Name Direct Line Insurance
Company Address Churchill Court, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 1DP.
Company Telephone +44 (0)20 8313 3030
Company Website http://www.directlinegroup.com/

Direct Line Insurance Group Advisors

Auditor Name Deloitte & Touche LLP
Auditor Address 2 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BZ.
Auditor Website http://www.deloitte.com/
Auditor Telephone +44 (0)20 7936 3000
Registrar Name Computershare Investor Service
Registrar Address The Pavillions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS99 1XZ.
Registrar Website http://www-uk.computershare.com/
Registrar Telephone 0870 702 0010
Broker Name Goldman Sachs
Broker Address Peterborough Court, 133 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2BB.
Broker Website http://www2.goldmansachs.com/
Broker Telephone +44 (0)20 7774 4080
Adviser Name n/a
Adviser Address n/a
Adviser Website n/a
Adviser Telephone n/a
Solicitor Name Allen & Overy LLP
Solicitor Address One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD.
Solicitor Website http://www.allenovery.com/
Solicitor Telephone +44 (0)20 3088 0000
Stockbroker Name Morgan Stanley Securities
Stockbroker Address 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QA.
Stockbroker Website http://www.morganstanley.com/
Stockbroker Telephone +44 (0)20 7425 8000