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Current Price 159.00p Bid 159.00p Ask 159.20p Change 0.38%
Last Updated: 18/02/2019 13:23. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Hays plc is the leading global specialist recruitment group. Hays has 10,978 employees in 257 offices in 33 countries. In many of its global markets, the vast majority of professional and skilled recruitment is still done in-house, with minimal outsourcing to recruitment agencies, which presents substantial long-term structural growth opportunities. This has been a key driver of the rapid diversification and internationalisation of the Group, with the International business representing 76% of the Group's net fees as at 30 June 2018, compared with 25% in 2005. Its 7,464 consultants work in a broad range of sectors, with no sector specialism representing more than 21% of Group net fees. While Accountancy & Finance, Construction & Property and IT represent 50% of Group net fees, our expertise across 20 professional and skilled recruitment specialisms gives us opportunities to rapidly develop newer markets by replicating these long-established areas of expertise.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 30/06/2018

Turnover
£5,753.30m
Operating Profit
£243.40m
Dividend Yield
2.40
Dividend Per Share
3.81
Dividend Cover
3.00
P/E Ratio
13.86

Key Personnel

Alastair Richard Cox
Chief Executive
Paul Venables
Finance Director
Andrew David Martin
Non-Executive Chairman
John Peter Williams
Non-Executive Director
Mary Teresa Rainey
Non-Executive Director
Susan Elizabeth Murray
Non-Executive Director
Torsten Gunter Kreindl
Non-Executive Director
Victoria Clare Jarman
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
HAS
ISIN
GB0004161021
Shares in Issue
1,457,150,479
Market cap
£2,309.58m

Analyst Views (5)

Strong Buy
 
60.00%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
40.00%
Sell
 
0.00%
Strong Sell
 
0.00%
The above information represents a selection of the views published in the last 120 days by analysts. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
159.10p
Bid Price
159.00p
Ask Price
159.20p
Volume
505519
Change Today
0.60p
% Change Today
0.38%
Open
157.90p
Previous Close
158.50p
Intraday High
159.00p
Intraday Low
157.20p
52 Week High
213.40p
52 Week Low
134.60p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Hays Intra-day Chart

Hays News

News in this section is provided by AJ Bell

FTSE rises on Chinese economic stimulus pledge 15 Jan 2019 | 16:49 Markets nervy ahead of Brexit vote 15 Jan 2019 | 12:03 UK stocks open 0.4% higher ahead of key Brexit vote 15 Jan 2019 | 08:52 Hays net fees income bolstered by international growth in Q2 15 Jan 2019 | 07:24 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on Hays PLC 10 Jan 2019 | 10:30 Broker Forecast - HSBC issues a broker note on Hays PLC 07 Jan 2019 | 13:00 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 10 Dec 2018 | 15:15 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 03 Dec 2018 | 10:40 High Growth Capital appoints Christopher Fong as CEO 12 Nov 2018 | 07:31 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 01 Nov 2018 | 14:40 Broker Forecast - Citigroup issues a broker note on Hays PLC 31 Oct 2018 | 09:00 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Hays PLC 25 Oct 2018 | 10:40 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Hays PLC 17 Oct 2018 | 11:20 Broker Forecast - Credit Suisse issues a broker note on Hays PLC 16 Oct 2018 | 12:10 Broker Forecast - Kepler Cheuvreux issues a broker note on Hays PLC 15 Oct 2018 | 08:20 Global sell-off continues as investors fret over interest rates and trade war 11 Oct 2018 | 11:43 Hays net fees rise in Q1 amid 'strong' performance in Germany 11 Oct 2018 | 08:09 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Hays PLC 27 Sep 2018 | 08:40 Broker Forecast - HSBC issues a broker note on Hays PLC 17 Sep 2018 | 10:40 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 12 Sep 2018 | 12:15 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 12 Sep 2018 | 12:15 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 10 Sep 2018 | 16:35 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 10 Sep 2018 | 16:30 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 10 Sep 2018 | 16:30 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 04 Sep 2018 | 15:30 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 04 Sep 2018 | 15:30 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 04 Sep 2018 | 15:25 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 04 Sep 2018 | 15:25 Global equities under pressure on renewed fears over Brexit and US-Chinese relations 30 Aug 2018 | 16:43 FTSE falls as weaker copper price chips away at miners 30 Aug 2018 | 12:00

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2017
Tangible Assets
29.3
24.0
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
247.0
241.9
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
99.1
23.3
Total Non-Current Assets
375.4
289.2
Inventory
0.0
0.0
Trade & Receivables
1,010.4
908.2
Cash & Receivables
122.9
112.0
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
0.0
0.0
Total Assets
1,508.7
1,309.4

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2017
Short Term Liabilities
784.7
716.6
Long Term Liabilities
23.5
6.4
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
808.2
723.0

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2017
Net Assets
700.5
586.4

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2017
Share Capital
14.7
14.7
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
213.0
94.1
Share Premium Account
369.6
369.4
Other Equity
103.2
108.2
Total Equity
700.5
586.4

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2017
Cashflow from Operating Activities
162.5
134.0
Cashflow Before Financing
124.4
113.2
Increase / Decrease in Cash
13.0
43.3

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2017
Turnover
5,753.3
5,081.0
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
243.4
211.5
Pre-Tax Profit
238.5
204.6
Profit / Loss for the Year
165.8
139.1

Dividend History

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Special Dividend
04 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018
H2 Dividend
04 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018
H1 Dividend
01 Mar 2018
12 Apr 2018
Special Dividend
05 Oct 2017
17 Nov 2017
H2 Dividend
05 Oct 2017
17 Nov 2017
H1 Dividend
02 Mar 2017
07 Apr 2017
H2 Dividend
13 Oct 2016
11 Nov 2016
H1 Dividend
03 Mar 2016
05 Apr 2016
H2 Dividend
08 Oct 2015
13 Nov 2015
H1 Dividend
05 Mar 2015
08 Apr 2015
H2 Dividend
08 Oct 2014
14 Nov 2014
H1 Dividend
05 Mar 2014
09 Apr 2014
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