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Direct Line Insurance Group PLC DLG Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jun 05, 2023, 5:16 PM BST | GBX
  • Last Close 1.69
  • Sector Financial Services
  • Industry Insurance - Diversified
  • Investment Style Small Blend
  • Day Range 165.40  –  170.00
  • Year Range 133.29  –  261.90
  • Market Cap 219.1780 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 1.1 Mil /  7.0 Mil
  • Price / Sales 0.71
  • Price / Book 0.97
  • Forward Div Yield
  • Trailing Div Yield 0.05%

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Direct Line Earnings: Core Policies and Prices Under Pressure

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Analyst Note

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All in all Direct Line has reported quite a disappointing set of numbers for the first quarter of 2023 as the business continues to remain under pressure. While the company has reported a 19% rise in average motor insurance premiums quarter on quarter, much of that has actually been the result of increased premiums in partnerships that the business has been exiting over the long term. Within the split, motor insurance own-brand average premiums are down 7.9% and motor partnership average premiums are 19.2% higher. All in there has been an 11% quarter-on-quarter rise. There has been some small low-single-digit increases in average motor premiums since the end of 2022. Together, it was not enough to offset the 14% motor claims inflationary management that was reported with full-year numbers, higher than the peak 9.6% rise in consumer price inflation. As a result, the business has guided this year could be another difficult one in terms of earnings. Motor policies are not looking much better with a 2.3% and 10.0% decrease in own-brands and partnerships respectively, since the end of 2022.

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Business Description

While Direct Line is one of the more focused personal lines insurers that we cover in Europe, it is still quite diversified. The business sells insurance under four divisions and those are personal lines motor, personal lines home, rescue and other personal lines, and commercial. Rescue and other personal lines include rescue, travel and pet insurance, and commercial insurance is sold to small and medium sized enterprises. Direct Line only sells insurance in United Kingdom. Direct Lines personal motor insurance division typically accounts for around 50% of total group gross written premium and the personal home insurance unit typically sells around 20%. Rescue and other personal lines accounts for around 10% and commercial insurance accounts for around 20%.

Westmoreland Road, Churchill Court
Bromley, Kent, BR1 1DP, GBR
Industry Insurance - Diversified
Employees 9,395

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FAQs for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC Stock

No. DLG does not currently have a forward dividend yield.
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DLG’s market cap is 219.18 Bil.
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DLG’s stock style is Small Value.
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