How to buy DCC shares | 5450p

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DCC plc (DCC) is a leading oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the UK. It opened the day at 5400p after a previous close of 5396p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 5358p to a high of 5504p. The latest price was 5450p (25 minute delay). DCC is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 13,200 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in DCC

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: DCC in this case.
  5. Research DCC shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your DCC shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted DCC's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, DCC's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 5230p, which is 16.35% down on its pre-crash value of 6252p and 51.03% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 3463p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of DCC shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £693.05 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £840.98.

DCC share price

Use our graph to track the performance of DCC stocks over time.

DCC shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open5400p
High5504p
Low5358p
Close5450p
Previous close5396p
Change 54p
Change % 1.001%
Volume 338,339
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range3382.4424p - 7136.9545p
50-day moving average 5583.2354p
200-day moving average 6169.648p
Wall St. target price8369.82p
PE ratio 18.3758
Dividend yield 1.48p (2.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 290.6p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
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Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy DCC stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

DCC price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 5450p

1 week (2021-01-14) -4.69%
1 month (2020-12-22) 2.56%
3 months (2020-10-22) 8.87%
6 months (2020-07-22) -23.56%
1 year (2020-01-21) -15.66%
2 years (2019-01-21) -16.54%
3 years (2018-01-19) -27.77%
5 years (2016-01-21) 9.90%

Is DCC under- or over-valued?

Valuing DCC stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of DCC's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

DCC's P/E ratio

DCC's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, DCC shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

DCC's PEG ratio

DCC's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.12. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into DCC's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

DCC's EBITDA

DCC's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £625.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a DCC's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

DCC financials

Revenue TTM £13.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.31%
Gross profit TTM £1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.61%
Return on equity TTM 11.76%
Profit margin 2.14%
Book value 25.774p
Market capitalisation £5.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

DCC's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like DCC.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

DCC's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.32

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and DCC's overall score of 23.32 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 34th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like DCC is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

DCC's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.42/100

DCC's social score

Social score: 4.87/100

DCC's governance score

Governance score: 3.03/100

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

DCC plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.32
Total ESG percentile 34.06
Environmental score 10.42
Social score 4.87
Governance score 3.03

DCC share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 5076.98% of net profits

Recently DCC has paid out, on average, around 5076.98% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), DCC shareholders could enjoy a 2.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In DCC's case, that would currently equate to about 1.48p per share.

DCC's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have DCC's shares ever split?

DCC's shares were split on a 10:685 basis on 3 November 2003. So if you had owned 685 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your DCC shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 6750% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for DCC shares which in turn could have impacted DCC's share price.

DCC share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, DCC's shares have ranged in value from as little as 3382.4424p up to 7136.9545p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DCC.LSE volatility(beta: 0.83)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while DCC's is 0.8279. This would suggest that DCC's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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DCC overview

DCC plc provides sales, marketing, and support services worldwide. The company's DCC LPG segment sells and markets liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). This segment serves approximately 0.7 million customers. Its DCC Retail & Oil segment markets, sells, and retails transport and commercial fuels, heating oils, and related products and services; operates retail petrol stations; resells fuel cards; distributes oil; and provides inbound logistics, storage and filling, and outbound logistics services. This segment serves domestic, agricultural, commercial/industrial, forecourt, aviation, and marine customers. The company's DCC Healthcare segment offers products and services to healthcare providers, and health and beauty brand owners; outsourced contract manufacturing services to the health and beauty sector; nutrition products, such as vitamins and health supplements; beauty products; and product development, formulation, manufacturing, and packaging services. In addition, this segment procures and sells exempt medicinal products. Its DCC Technology segment distributes consumer technology products, including smart home products, gaming consoles, peripherals and software, wearable technology, and accessories; business and enterprise technology products, such as tablets, notebooks, and PCs; networking and security products; communication products comprising smartphones, feature phones, accessories, and unified communication products; and servers and storage products, audio visual products, printers, peripherals, cables and connectors, and consumables to retailers, resellers, and integrators. It also provides supply chain services. DCC plc was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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