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Direct Line Insurance Group Fundamentals

Company Name Direct Line Insurance Last Updated 08 Jul 2020
Industry Financials Sector Property & Casualty Insurance
Shares in Issue (m) 1,364.55 Market Cap (£m) 3,792.09
PE Ratio 9.42 Div per Share (p) 21.60
Div Yield 2.59 Div Cover 4.10
EPS 29.50 EPS Growth (%) -11.94
PEG -0.79 DPS Growth (%) 2.86
Debt Ratio 68.31 Debt Equity Ratio 1.00
Net Gearing 58.25 Gross Gearing 68.31
Asset Equity Ratio 3.16 Cash Equity Ratio 31.73
Quick Ratio 0.00 Current Ratio 0.00
Price To Book Value 1.27 ROCE 5.40

Direct Line Insurance Group Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
14.4p Cancelled 09 Apr 2020 21 May 2020 GBX 0.00 7.20
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

Direct Line Insurance Group Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Tangible Assets 143 156 174
Intangible Assets 703 567 471
Investments 1,868 322 309
Total Fixed Assets 2,714 1,045 955
Stocks 0 0 0
Debtors 847 875 981
Cash & Equivalents 949 1,154 1,359
Other Assets 4,925 6,311 6,654
Total Assets 9,434 9,386 9,948
Liabilities (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Creditors within 1 year 0 0 0
Creditors after 1 year 0 0 0
Other Liabilities 6,444 6,467 6,887
Total Liabilities 6,444 6,467 6,887
Net assets 2,990 2,920 3,062
Equity (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Called up share capital 0 0 0
Share Premium 0 0 0
Profit / Loss 510 583 539
Other Equity 2,990 2,573 2,715
Preference & Minorities 0 347 347
Total Capital Employed 2,990 2,920 3,062
Ratios 2019 2018 2017
Debt Ratio 68.31 68.89 69.23
Debt-to-Equity 1.00 1.00 1.00
Net Gearing 58.25 56.60 55.57
Gross Gearing 68.31 68.89 69.23
Assets / Equity 3.16 3.22 3.25
Cash / Equity 31.73 39.54 44.38
EPS 29.50 33.50 31.80
Cash Flow (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Cash from operating activities 462 472 546
Cashflow before financing 275 331 451
Increase in Cash -196 -212 194
Income (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 3,300 3,436 3,490
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross Profit 0 0 0
Operating Profit 536 602 643
Pre-Tax profit 510 583 539
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 03 Mar 2020

Direct Line Insurance Group Directors

Appointed Director Position
2017-11-01 Penelope Jane James Chief Executive Officer
2019-10-01 Timothy Walter Harris Chief Financial Officer
2017-02-01 Danuta Gray Non-Executive Chairman
2012-04-27 Michael Nicholas Biggs Non-Executive Chairman
2016-01-18 Dr Richard Churchill Ward Non-Executive Director
2018-09-01 Fiona Catherine McBain Non-Executive Director
2018-03-01 Gregor Ninian Stewart Non-Executive Director
2014-08-28 Sebastian Richard Edward Cuthbert James Non-Executive Director
2011-12-20 Jane Carolyn Hanson Non-Executive Director
2018-03-01 Mark Julian Gregory 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