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Direct Line Insurance Group (DLG) Competitors

GBX 195.70
-3.30 (-1.66%)
(As of 06/12/2024 ET)

DLG vs. ADM, RSA, HSX, HSTG, HUW, PGH, FBH, AIBG, PSH, and ICP

Should you be buying Direct Line Insurance Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Direct Line Insurance Group include Admiral Group (ADM), RSA Insurance Group (RSA), Hiscox (HSX), Hastings Group Holdings plc (HSTG.L) (HSTG), Helios Underwriting (HUW), Personal Group (PGH), FBD (FBH), AIB Group (AIBG), Pershing Square (PSH), and Intermediate Capital Group (ICP).

Direct Line Insurance Group vs.

Admiral Group (LON:ADM) and Direct Line Insurance Group (LON:DLG) are both mid-cap financial services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, media sentiment, community ranking, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Admiral Group has higher revenue and earnings than Direct Line Insurance Group. Direct Line Insurance Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Admiral Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Admiral Group£3.51B2.18£338M£1.112,320.72
Direct Line Insurance Group£3.27B0.78£206.30M£0.151,304.67

Admiral Group has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Direct Line Insurance Group has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

62.9% of Admiral Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.9% of Direct Line Insurance Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.3% of Admiral Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Direct Line Insurance Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Admiral Group has a net margin of 9.63% compared to Admiral Group's net margin of 6.81%. Direct Line Insurance Group's return on equity of 35.88% beat Admiral Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Admiral Group9.63% 35.88% 4.60%
Direct Line Insurance Group 6.81%9.70%-0.83%

Admiral Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 73 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Direct Line Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 8 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Admiral Group pays out 6,576.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Direct Line Insurance Group pays out 5,333.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Direct Line Insurance Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Admiral Group presently has a consensus target price of GBX 2,620.50, indicating a potential upside of 1.73%. Direct Line Insurance Group has a consensus target price of GBX 212.50, indicating a potential upside of 8.58%. Given Admiral Group's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Direct Line Insurance Group is more favorable than Admiral Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Admiral Group
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
Direct Line Insurance Group
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.60

In the previous week, Direct Line Insurance Group had 1 more articles in the media than Admiral Group. MarketBeat recorded 1 mentions for Direct Line Insurance Group and 0 mentions for Admiral Group. Direct Line Insurance Group's average media sentiment score of 0.00 equaled Admiral Group'saverage media sentiment score.

Company Overall Sentiment
Admiral Group Neutral
Direct Line Insurance Group Neutral

Direct Line Insurance Group received 437 more outperform votes than Admiral Group when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 63.75% of users gave Direct Line Insurance Group an outperform vote while only 37.74% of users gave Admiral Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Admiral GroupOutperform Votes
291
37.74%
Underperform Votes
480
62.26%
Direct Line Insurance GroupOutperform Votes
728
63.75%
Underperform Votes
414
36.25%

Summary

Direct Line Insurance Group beats Admiral Group on 10 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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DLG vs. The Competition

MetricDirect Line Insurance GroupInsurance IndustryFinancial SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£2.54B£10.53B£3.02B£1.50B
Dividend Yield3.80%4.56%4.57%12.05%
P/E Ratio1,304.67394.98467.291,723.30
Price / Sales0.7889.322,265.46271,916.54
Price / Cash3.627.8349.4134.31
Price / Book1.062.371.562.66
Net Income£206.30M£876.13M£391.29M£174.85M
7 Day Performance-6.45%-0.55%0.34%4.21%
1 Month Performance-1.46%0.53%1.49%6.68%
1 Year Performance18.46%18.60%12.25%18.64%

Direct Line Insurance Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
ADM
Admiral Group
0.1858 of 5 stars
GBX 2,767
+0.8%
GBX 2,620.50
-5.3%
+11.7%£8.20B£3.51B2,492.7913,000Positive News
RSA
RSA Insurance Group
0 of 5 stars
N/AN/AN/A£7.10B£6.55B22.2111,840
HSX
Hiscox
0.0732 of 5 stars
GBX 1,149
+0.8%
GBX 1,235
+7.5%
-1.3%£3.95B£3.70B722.643,000
HSTG
Hastings Group Holdings plc (HSTG.L)
0 of 5 stars
GBX 249.60
flat
N/AN/A£1.65B£763.70M19.053,372High Trading Volume
HUW
Helios Underwriting
0 of 5 stars
GBX 186
+3.9%
N/A+3.7%£139.04M£186.66M3,720.003Positive News
High Trading Volume
PGH
Personal Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 175
-0.6%
N/A-18.6%£54.51M£49.67M1,250.00259
FBH
FBD
0 of 5 stars
GBX 13.15
flat
N/A+0.0%£5.34M£422.78M6.92950
AIBG
AIB Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 433
+1.2%
N/A+30.1%£10.48B£4.52B666.1510,551Gap Down
PSH
Pershing Square
0 of 5 stars
GBX 4,218
+1.3%
N/A+52.6%£7.76B£3.14B400.19N/APositive News
ICP
Intermediate Capital Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 2,290
+1.1%
N/A+51.0%£6.65B£831.60M2,974.03579

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This page (LON:DLG) was last updated on 6/12/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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